The deliverables of a sprint aren’t as predictable as they are for other projects. Sprint participants have produced sketches and drawings, writing, photographs, comic strips, videos and fully coded working prototypes. The answer is whatever’s right to answer the problem.
Sprints also produce different deliverables for different audiences – the team, your organisation at large, the public – it really depends what you want to show people to help them understand your solution.
Here’s a table outlining what usually comes out of a sprint project:
|Things sprint team makes and uses
|Sketches and notes – shorthand ideas
|Using post-its, A3/A4 drawings, business/campaign canvasses
|To quickly communicate ideas to one another
|Things for our customers
|A prototype or test
|Making clickable presentations, paper prototypes, quick coded tools, role plays
|To get a response – does it work the way they want it to?
|Things for the people delivering the idea
|Plans and briefs
|Creating a written vision and an outline of what needs to be done, with what, by whom, by when.
|To work out how the idea will be delivered.
|Things for the rest of our organisation
|Documentation – the story behind our work
|Make a presentation, a blog post, a staff newsletter, a photo gallery, an exhibition
|To earn agreement and buy in for our planned solution
|Things for the rest of the world
|Things we want to share – our successes and failures
|Explaining our work through blog post, a talk, a Q&A or a video telling the story
|So people can learn from and be inspired by our work