When we began the Google Ventures 5-Day Sprint Cycle, our team quickly realized that we had to blend it with Red Hat’s Open Decision-Making Framework (ODF). The Sprint process already called for 5 individual customer interviews per sprint. That meant 5 per week to get just enough of a trend to adjust plans for the next sprint. We started with that, which was great, but Red Hat currently has 11,000 employees. We need more buy-in for company-wide acceptance. Transparent, collaborative decision-making is key to how Red Hat does work the open source way. At first, it seemed like a big challenge to blend the five-day process with our existing framework. They seemed so different, and we had a tight deadline. What we learned, was quite the opposite. Both methodologies rely on frequent user engagement, but ODF is a five-day sprint on steroids. We amped up our efforts to engage the whole company.
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