Developed first at Google Ventures, the Design Sprint is a tried-and-true method for answering your most important business challenges.
Design Sprints are a 5-day process to align team members and key stakeholders behind solving a problem, then rapidly prototyping and testing a potential solution. Each day has well-defined exercises selected to focus the team on a specific outcome. Testing ideas quickly in 5 days prevents you from getting emotionally attached to your ideas. This is critical, because, as David Aycan points out, even when we know testing and validating is important, “It’s hard to acknowledge the faults in your baby when you’ve been invested for weeks or months.” — Fast Company
It’s a greatest hits of design thinking, Lean Startup-style business strategy, innovation, behavioral science, and more, packaged into a battle-tested method any team can use. Ready to learn through sprinting?
In this bootcamp, we will rapidly lead you through all five stages of the Design Sprint process, teaching how the various steps fit together and why and how they work. You’ll learn tips and tricks for facilitating a Design Sprint (whether it's your first or 101st) and for incorporating these techniques into normal meetings. Let our expert facilitators lead you through the process. We can do it virtually or in-person. You’ll be amazed at what you can do in five days.
VP of Women Investors at Fidelity
"I recommend Voltage Control workshops for any sales leader or sales enablement professional who is looking to level up their ability to build strong distributed teams and guide them in continuous improvement. After these workshops, I’m in a better position to build the next generation of sales leaders who are able to apply remote facilitation and design thinking skills to gain competitive advantage."
Chief Revenue Officer at Mural
“I’ve seen Douglas in action, and the guy’s awesome — he combines the management, business, and technical depth of a CTO with the design thinking skills of a master facilitator. It’s a combination you just don’t see.”
Google Ventures Design Partner & Author of SPRINT
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