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Building Agility with Design Sprints

Preaching the benefits of agility when pressed for a twelve-month release schedule makes for an awkward conversation. Business commitment and organizational change are needed to successfully adopt agility-building practices like agile, lean product management and continuous delivery. When their adoption is only tolerated by the wider organization on the condition that legacy ways-of-working are respected, their effectiveness is critically constrained.

So how can you shift the enterprise mindset away from legacy process, practice and behaviors with compelling examples of agility and responsiveness? You could run design sprints. Design sprints both answer critical business questions and challenge the traditional ways-of-working that can hamstring business agility. They accelerate customer feedback, break down organizational silos, de-risk experimentation, build shared understanding – ploughing the way to introduce other agility building practices.

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