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Wouldn’t it be fantastic if everyone who had a great idea that they really loved created a flexible, do-able plan and then went for it – un-self-consciously, unapologetically and with the mindset of simply making the idea become as amazing as it can be?

This is what my podcast is all about. Helping you, your team and your business create your own legacies that you didn’t even imagine were possible through innovation, co-creation, intrapreneurship and facilitation.

I’m here to cheer you on and walk alongside you, an independent thinker, who wants to pioneer, create more and regurgitate less, and blast through gloss and BS to get into the substance of what really matters and really works.

Let’s trust in ourselves and listen to our own intuition. We’ll consult others, learn, listen to views, then take our stand and unapologetically do us. Bring on the ideas…

How do Innovation Sprints Work?

October 29, 2021

How do innovation sprints, also known as design sprints, actually work? 

If you’ve not experienced one before, an innovation or design sprint is a short, focused, purposeful event designed to achieve solutions to a specific challenge or opportunity.

Together your delegates from inside and often outside your organisation will collaborate to collectively define what success looks like for your challenge or opportunity. 

They’ll generate and develop ideas to achieve that success, and create early prototypes and action plans.

Innovation sprints can be online, in-person or hybrid events.

I love designing and running sprints and have been facilitating them for years.

In the last few months alone, at the Big Bang we have facilitated sprints for our clients on themes such as:

  • New product development
  • Customer experience
  • Digital technology solutions
  • Business growth acceleration
  • Employee engagement 
  • Long-term environmental strategy
  • Climate change 

… and more.

But to be successful – which means achieving the target outcomes at the same time as creating a positive experience for delegates – a fantastic sprint needs to be expertly designed and facilitated. 


In this episode, I’ll cover:

…How innovation sprints work, and what makes them successful

…When an innovation sprint might be useful for an organisation, and when it’s not

…How to organise an innovation sprint for your business, avoiding some of the common pitfalls that can compromise success


It would be great to hear your experiences of running or participating in innovation sprints and what works or doesn’t work from your perspective.

As always, let’s see what insights and ideas we can co-create in the moment.

Looking forward to collaborating with you.


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