Design Sprint as a Service
Why should you use Design Sprint as a Service?
Design Sprint is an innovative method to test business ideas record-quick and make the testing processes more agile. Sprints are typically done in the form of 5-day iterations during which a critical amount of project work is done and tested with end-users. The team’s task is to identify a business issue, develop a minimal prototype for testing, and run a preliminary test with the users. Once the sprint is over, the team typically gets a clearer idea of whether the new service, feature or product are positively received by the target users or not. Based on that sprint data, more informed decisions are made for further development.
How Design Sprint Differs from other approaches?
|Duration||3-5 business days||2-3 weeks||Several days – 1 week|
|Placement||In person||Remote||In person|
|Effect||For faster product validation and for innovation and improvements in the existent product (like new features or side products)||UML diagrams, preliminary solution architecture and suggestions, whitepaper and tech documentation.||Detailed project plan, prioritized scope of work, UX/UI mockups, your most optimal business decisions.|
|Required Background||None||Formulated business expectations||Basic understanding of the blockchain technology|
|Meaning||Design Sprint - a way to validate better ideas and solve the specific challenges of your business in record time.||Informational support - analysis and suggestions - for the rational decisions on the operational level.||The close, face-to-face cooperation between our team and your staffers devising the business requirements and brainstorming the best blockchain strategy and tactics.|
Who uses Design Sprint?
Startup founders when
- Team is blocked and don’t know how to move further
- They don’t know if the innovations would be beneficial for their users
- Team works with under goals and real data.
- The founders don’t believe in the end success
Product managers when
- Launched products are not attractive to the users
- Companies want to stay competitive and innovative
- It is hard to come up with the solutions in the structured way
CEO at 4IRE with 7+ years in business development. Connector between the startups and VCs in Scandinavian countries. Building the Nordic DeFi Community with the TOP RegTech companies, Accelerators, banks and local FinTech/ DeFi startups.
10+ years in FinTech, Software Development and Consulting. CEO and Co-Founder @ MobID, KYC & AML SaaS solution. Ex-COO & Authorized manager at EU-based neo-bank.
10+ years in Sales, FinTech and Consulting. Co-Founder @ MobID, KYC & AML SaaS solution. Ex-VP Credit at EU-based neo-bank. MBA @ Columbia Business School
Problems with the usual approach
- Cross functional teams find it hard to align with common business objectives
- Teams often work towards unclear goals as project scope changes repeatedly
- Teams lack real data on which to base business decisions, instead relying on endless internal discussions
- Product development cycles run too long, causing teams to lose enthusiasm and focus
Benefits of using Design Sprint
- It structures the approach to the research
- Helps to save time as everything is structured
- Helps to keep the team on track
- It protects you from fooling yourself and saves your money
- Answer critical questions with prototypes tested by real users
- You can generate extra content from the research
Our success stories
“We appreciate their strong commitment to the success of the final product!”
Their involvement has taken the product from an MVP stage all the way to production standard. It’s already gotten solid market feedback. 4IRE labs is a transparent vendor that’s great at tackling highly-technical subjects and creating practical solutions.
“We are very happy with our team and our outcomes.”
4IRE LABS delivered excellent results. They maintained an effective workflow, and their team integrated seamlessly with that of the client. Their flexibility, availability, and accessibility are all second to none. The only challenges had to do with occasional language barriers.
“I am just overall very impressed with the quality of the project, and how professional it is.”
Every single person the company presented the demo to was amazed by the project. The team was highly skilled and walked the company through every step of the process in order to set up the proper configuration. The team quickly fixed any bigs discovered after the launch of the demo.
“Our cooperation allowed us to implement our client’s project fast and efficiently.”
4IRE LABS’ skilled architects buttressed the internal team sufficiently, allowing the client to deliver on time. The end-customer was pleased with the solution. They followed an established structure while maintaining an impressive level of flexibility. They’re experienced and highly responsible.
“They always show their best.”
4IRE LABS successfully produced high-quality options before the deadline. They supplied all needed support and resolved issues quickly. Communication and development were handled effectively. The collaboration was effective.
“The 4HIRE team felt like an extension of our team and put in the time and hours required.”
4IRE LABS has displayed a passion for the product since the start of the collaboration. Utilizing tools, they have good project management skills and work hard to carry out any task. The team communicates effectively and are always available.
“The communication was great and easy-going.”
4IRE LABS has helped the client deliver in a timely manner, and they’ve helped ideate and deploy new features. They collaborate seamlessly with the internal team by leveraging various communication tools. They’ve loved to be knowledgeable and are enthusiastic about the projects they take on.
“I find it impressive when the developers give insights on best practices for their respective platforms.”
4IRE labs’ updates are being released on a monthly basis with the end goal of matching competitor features. Having worked with the internal team before, they’ve established a strong workflow and communication channels.
“They’re very responsive and open to suggestions.”
4ire Labs has successfully followed Agile methodologies in tandem with the client. Most appreciated has been their ability to translate the client’s vision into a tangible product.
4ire Labs really impressed me, they were responsive and flexible communicators. They have clear expertise and also have rockstars in design and usability.