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Sprint

Jake Knapp

5 mins

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Sprint can help you to completely overhaul your project management process, allowing you to go from zero to prototype in just five days, explaining how best to quickly figure out if your idea is worth making reality.

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Sprint

Sprint

by Jake Knapp

Overview

Jake Knapp worked with Google and Google Ventures for over ten years before deciding to focus on writing full-time. His book, Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days, is the result of this transition. As the title suggests, a sprint is a five-day business process – after it's complete, you'll have critical feedback about whether your ideas for marketing, customer experience, or product design will work.

Knapp designed this process while working on projects like Gmail or Google X, and has since run his 'sprints' with over 150 companies, ranging from Slack and Mozilla to KLM Airlines.

Favorite quote

We've found that magic happens when we use big whiteboards to solve problems. The room itself becomes a sort of shared brain for the team.

- Jake Knapp

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