One of the largest Belgian banks makes regularly use of Lean Studio’s services to animate Sprint sessions. These last for 3 days, spread over 3 weeks, and aim to finish with a solution prototype.
The Sprint program starts with an idea brought by each team and puts the Lean Startup approach in practice in an highly accelerated way. It kicks off with the identification of a pain suffered by a client. The client can be either internal or external to the bank. Between the first and second day of the program, the participants are put in front of their chosen clients (or users) to validate the presence of the identified pain, and learn about their clients’ expectations. Based on these learnings, they swiftly move into the development of a solution prototype, called a Minimum Viable Product. In turn, after the second day, the prototype is tested with real customers to verify whether it is an adequate solution for the identified pain. The program ends with the refinement of the prototype and the preparation and rehearsal of the pitch that each team will present in front of the divisional management team.
In just 3 days, the teams have learned to apply the basic principles of Lean Startup in their own environment, which actively contributes to develop a more entrepreneurial culture within the organisation.