Product Discovery Stories: when and how to use a discovery sprint to validate your ideas

by Kevin Burns | at MinneBar 14 | 10:20 – 11:05 in Tackle | View Schedule

Are you unsure about whether your big idea has legs? Or maybe you’re confident your idea has a positive ROI but you’re not sure how to design and deliver it. This talk will illustrate how teams move from concept to prototype to customer interviews in a week using a Dojo Discovery Sprint. In this talk you’ll learn how the Dojo Discovery Sprint focuses the team on idea and design discovery more than delivering the next software increment. In many cases, it’s hard to know with a high degree of certainty what the next most valuable software work is when the ideas and designs haven’t been tested with real customers. You'll learn how to test your ideas and designs before jumping into implementation.

Participants will learn how to test their ideas and designs with end-users and customers before committing to implementation.


Kevin Burns

Kevin is a lean and agile product development coach with a passion for helping teams turn their ideals into implementations that wow their users and customers. He’s been helping teams think different about their flow and how they measure success for over twenty years. Kevin’s love for coaching and teaching came from his Peace Corps service in the 90’s. Today, Kevin is still trying to work-himself-out-of-a-job by coaching product teams to continuously learn and by focusing team success in terms of the beneficial impacts and outcomes they're trying to achieve for their users, customers, and stakeholders. @kevinbburns