Sprints -- concentrated bursts of development aimed at a defined goal -- are an increasingly common process in large development tools. One of the biggest enthusiasts for the concept? Google.
In a blog post and video clip last week, Google outlined the approach it takes to sprints, which it has used for four years:
The design sprint combines key design and research methods and focuses on a single challenge or multiple challenges in parallel. It brings all the stakeholders -- designers, developers, product managers, and other decision makers -- into one place to work together on a short deadline. It often leads to insights and solutions more quickly than anyone thought possible.
Check out our guide to how to effectively use sprints for more tips.
Design Sprints for Developers [Google Developers Blog]