Design Sprint as a Service

Implement your project idea and solve challenges in a matter of days.

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?

 

 DESIGN SPRINTCONSULTINGWORKSHOPS
Duration3-5 business days2-3 weeksSeveral days – 1 week
PlacementIn personRemoteIn person
EffectFor 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 BackgroundNoneFormulated business expectationsBasic understanding of the blockchain technology
MeaningDesign 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.
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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

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Our Experts

Helen Petrashchuk

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.

Andrey Klesov

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.

Gregory Ovsiannikov

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

Anton Vaisburd

Ex-Data Science Manager and Consultant, Ex-Barclays IB analytics, built 30+ FTEs data science consulting team (10k FTEs). Co-founder of Fizmatik (olympiad mathematics for children), 3000+ monthly visitors.

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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

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What is the design sprint process?
The design sprint is a 5-day process including specific stages for ideating, developing, and testing a product prototype, thus saving businesses from lengthy and costly software development endeavors that ultimately fail to satisfy customer requirements. Sprints are time-boxed, meaning that the team members have to generate ideas as quickly as possible to speed up the prototyping and testing process.
Who needs to be at a design sprint?
As a rule, the team needed for running an effective design sprint includes facilitator, UX designer, tech expert, product manager or a company’s representative with insights and expertise into the client’s project needs and expectations. Together, this team defines the business problem, brainstorms possible variants of solving it, prototypes the solution, and tests it with users to see the effect. If one of the options fails, another option is tested within another iteration, with the team making conclusions from the sprints’ outcomes to go on with the best idea.
When to run a design sprint?
You may need to run design sprints whenever you are unsure about the next step of your project development. As a rule (as its name suggests), the design sprint is done when the back-end design is over, and it’s time to come up with an appealing, functional UX design. Since the success of UX design is ultimately determined by user satisfaction, companies that want to test several options not to waste money on full-scale UX design development run design sprints to test several options with their end users.
What usually happens after a design sprint?
Once the design sprint is over, and the team sees a positive response of end users to the proposed UX design and features, it’s time to start developing the complete UX design. At this stage, the development team usually has more than a set of assumptions about what the users might like. They have workable results of field testing, suggesting which UX features the target users need and appreciate the most.
Why is getting the right team for your design sprint important?
Bringing the proper specialists to your design sprint team is critical because it allows your company to deliver the best solutions in compliance with the client’s project vision and objectives. Inability to communicate the project’s details on the client’s part, choice of wrong UX prototypes and options for testing in the sprint, or the inability to analyze and make sense of sprint outcomes may minimize the value of such work, resulting in suboptimal sprint results. Design sprint with 4IRE an innovative way to go faster into the market and could compresses potentially months of work into a few days.
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Our success stories

Blockchain

Design Thinking Workshop: Tribute

Check out how contributive tokens may benefit businesses and the ways organizations can cooperate with communities of contributors in a fair and sustainable way.

August 2019
by Slava Malchenko
Blockchain

Improving the Crypto Wallet Authorization Experience

We've made a design sprint around the topic of adoption and usability for the crypto wallets. Our focus was on the wallet creation process, making it more fun and usable specifically.

July 2019
by Slava Malchenko
Blockchain

Contributing to the Aragon Universe

Check out how 4ire Labs created an extension allowing users to determine the course of the Ethereum ecosystem development by voting for EIPs.

September 2020
by Slava Malchenko

Our clients

“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.

Cecilia Repinski
Director Stockholm Green Digital Finance ( Sweden)

“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.

Anders Ingårda
CEO MAÎTRES

“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.

William Rittmeyer
CEO @ Proteios.io

“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.

Dima Kovalchuk
Co-Founder & CEO, Blaize

“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.

Andriy Khomyn
CMO, bvblogic

“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.

Harsh Jani
CEO, Captain Bitcoin

“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.

Kristaps Kārlis Vaivods
Co-Founder, VZ Games

“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.

Goran Panic
CTO, Male Healthcare Company

“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.

Mark Turrell
Founder, Vork

4ire Labs really impressed me, they were responsive and flexible communicators. They have clear expertise and also have rockstars in design and usability.

Marco Drost
CEO, SmartDocuments