Sprint Zero

The project before the project

What is Sprint Zero?

Starting from an idea

A product idea in itself is nothing, no matter how good it may seem. The idea needs structure, organization and concretion or is doomed to failure. On many occasions the project stagnates, doubts arise or no solutions to seemingly complex problems are found. As a general rule, this is due to an inexperience in the development of innovative projects. Well, not because a person or organization has a good idea, they must have the necessary knowledge to turn it into a successful product, it is here that Sprint 0 is a predominant need.

Implementation

But let’s not fool ourselves, the goal of a Sprint 0 is not to develop the idea from a product or business point of view, that comes much earlier. The Sprint 0 simply serves to define and detail the product, to limit its development to be able to measure the scope of the project A Sprint 0 helps define the business idea because the structure of the product from a technical point of view, its functionalities and structure, the aesthetic part and visual Aspects that go beyond the business idea.

Definition

A Sprint 0 is a “microproject” that is done to define the scope of an idea yet to be defined. This project aims to describe the development functionally and estimate its time and efforts.

Graphic representation

Duration

10 to 20 days

FOR WHOM AND WHY?

To who?

Sprint 0 is designed for any project in early stages that is in a decelerating state at a decisive point that does not allow the project to move forward. For all those people who may have a need of this type with their idea or project as: Project Managers CEOs Entrepreneurs CTOs

 

Why?

Direct benefits

  • Development cost savings.
  • More scalable product.
  • Better adaptation / fit of the product to the market.
  • Product more durable in time.
  • Avoid deviations in technical estimates.

It helps us to know

  • What idea to develop, in the form of Product Backlog and prototypes.
  • How are we going to do it, in the form of Technical Architecture.
  • nd how much time and money will it cost us. As the scope of the project will determine both.

PROCESS

An initial analysis will let you know where the idea is in development and if it is necessary to perform tasks prior to Sprint 0.
This previous analysis helps to adapt the service to each situation, making Sprint 0 a personalized tool for each idea and project.
Once the identification of the phase in which the idea is found, we can start Sprint 0, which usually follows the same 4 steps.

0. Identify status of your idea

Esta fase se rige por la presentación de un “user story mapping” o mapa de historias de usuario. Este ayudará a preparar un backlog inicial del proyecto que servirá de referencia para el prototipo del Sprint 0.

1. Conceptualization

This phase is governed by the presentation of a “user story mapping” or user story map. This will help prepare an initial project backlog that will serve as a reference for the Sprint 0 prototype.

 
 

2. Definition and refinement

Next, define the structure of the information or basic architecture of the product. Through wireframes, this structure is presented visually simply.

3. Review and Adaptation

Review consists of obtaining product feedback through testing, obtaining tangible data on the real viability of the project.

4. Delivery and action plan

At this point, the results are delivered and a digital product development proposal is made with your Sprint Planning.

 
 

Sprint Zero is not the beginning.

But let’s not fool ourselves, the goal of a Sprint 0 is not to develop the idea from a product or business point of view, that comes much earlier. Sprint 0 simply serves to define and detail the product, to limit its development in order to measure the scope of the project. A Sprint 0 helps define the business idea because the product structure from a technical point of view, its functionalities and structure, the aesthetic and visual part. Aspects that go beyond the business idea.

 

Detecting the point of development where the idea is is crucial.

A product idea in itself is nothing, however good it may seem. The idea needs structure, organization and concretion or is doomed to failure. On many occasions the project stagnates, doubts arise or solutions to seemingly complex problems are not found. As a general rule, this is due to an inexperience in the development of innovative projects. Well, not because a person or organization has a good idea, they must have the necessary knowledge to turn it into a successful product, it is here that Sprint 0 is a prevailing necessity.

 

IDEA WARM UP

BUSINESS IDEA

Stakeholders
Trend Canvas
TAM / SAM / SOM
Business Model Canvas

PRODUCT IDEA

Business Model Patterns
Buyer Person
Empathy Map
Customer Journey Map

SPRINT ZERO

IDEA TO BE DEFINED

User story mapping
Product Backlog
Wireframes architecture
Mockups

IDEA TO BE DEVELOPED

Product Testing
Backlog Project / Definitive Mockups
Documentation Architecture / Technical
Development estimates

LET’S WORK TOGETHER!

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