All businesses need good results to happen quickly – they cannot afford to sacrifice one for the other. Working in sprints allow that to happen without having designers fixate too much on the nice-to-haves.
We love sprints for many reasons, and so here’s the 5-point Sprint Manifesto that we follow here at Melewi:
Working in sprints should be:
1. Iterative & incremental
Consistent shipping design work; improvements happen consistently over product, workflow, client relations, and more.
2. Evolutionary & constantly adapting
If the product, design or workflow is not working, figure it out and fix it.
3. Efficient, with frequent communication
Have a question you can’t figure out? Ask – don’t waste time by waiting.
4. Affirmation-centric & have very short feedback loops
Are we on the right track? Don’t make too many assumptions, get the answer before continuing.
5. Quality & outcome focused
The little details are important, but only if it meets the big-picture objectives (business & revenue goals, launch deadline, user & client satisfaction). The question should be: What is the outcome needed at each level, and have we reached that goal?
Curious to hear about what we’ve accomplished running sprints? Get in touch with us to talk more – firstname.lastname@example.org!