When do I need a prototype?
How does a Prototyping Sprint work?
What happens after the Prototyping Sprint?
At the end of the week, we collected lots of insights. The next step can go in three directions.
Your product appears to be technically feasible, but there is another technical solution direction that you want to test. In that case we continue with a second validation round during an Iteration Sprint.
The second option is that your idea has been positively validated with users, for example during a Design Sprint, and we know at the end of the Prototyping Sprint that it is also technically feasible. In that case we will make a plan for the development phase. We discuss what your team should look like and estimate how many sprints you need until the launch. This way you have all the input to convince your stakeholders of your idea. Have you received the approval? Then our team is ready to develop your product!
It may also happen that the outcome of the Prototyping Sprint is that the chosen technical solution is not feasible or too complex. We are testing of course. In that case, we can test a second technical approach or it is time to go back to the drawing board first.
I've already done a Design Sprint, is this still necessary?
If you have already completed a Design Sprint, then you have a design prototype as the result. A prototyping tool such as Invision allows users to click around the design. With the Prototyping Sprint we are taking the next step. We are investigating whether the technical assumptions in the prototype are feasible. For example, we make a real (test) link with the back-end services or read real (test) data. This is how we validate the technical feasibility of your idea.
Why a Prototyping Sprint with De Voorhoede?
- By testing the technical feasibility early, you can determine with more certainty whether you want to invest in the development of your product.