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About Sprint Book


"Sprint offers a transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether you're at a startup or a large organization. Within five days, you'll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars. A must read for entrepreneurs of all stripes." --Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup

From three partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for solving tough problems, proven at more than a hundred companies.

Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day: What's the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution?

Now there's a surefire way to answer these important questions: the sprint. Designer Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X. He joined Braden Kowitz and John Zeratsky at Google Ventures, and together they have completed more than a hundred sprints with companies in mobile, e-commerce, healthcare, finance, and more.

A practical guide to answering critical business questions, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from small startups to Fortune 100s, from teachers to nonprofits. It's for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today.

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Sprint by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz

Good ideas are hard to find. And even the best ideas face an uncertain path to real-world success. That's true whether you’re running a startup, teaching a class, or working inside a large organization.



Working together in a sprint

Working together in a sprint

Working in a sprint as a startup means shortcutting the endless debate cycle and compressing months of time into a single week. Instead of waiting to launch a minimal product to understand if an idea is any good, you get clear data from a realistic prototype.

The superpower working in a sprint: it fast-forwards you into the future to see your finished product and customer reactions, before making any expensive commitments.


Running your own sprint

Running your own sprint

  • On Monday, you’ll map out the problem and pick an important place to focus. 
  • On Tuesday, you’ll sketch competing solutions on paper.
  • On Wednesday, you’ll make difficult decisions and turn your ideas into testable hypotheses.
  • On Thursday, you’ll hammer out a realistic prototype. 
  • And on Friday, you’ll test it with real live humans.


If you were to read just one book on project management and testing your product’s value in a very small time, pick up Sprint without any doubt. The book is full of invaluable insights and it really works wonder if you are product manager, entrepreneur or a project manager.


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.



Who Is Jake Knapp Actually?

Who Is Jake Knapp Actually?

First and foremost, Jake Knapp is the brain behind Google Hangouts. He actually created the prototype working with his friend in a few days and then Google polished it and made it available to the world later on.

Later, Jake Knapp joined Google Ventures, a division focused on helping promising start-ups with the vision to change the world.

Now, Jake Knapp dedicates his time tot full-time writing.


What Makes A Sprint?

What Makes A Sprint?

So what makes a sprint “The Sprint”? For Jake Knapp, the idea came to him when he was working on an important feature for Gmail that would help automatically sort messages.

He only had a month before the lead member would pull the plug on the project. Jake Knapp and his members designed the sprint approach, focused on creating multiple prototypes and ended up managing the project successfully.

Since then, he has perfected the structure and divides it into three aspects.


Way to success for everyone

Sprint is a great book for company's workers everyone


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