HyperSprint : a ‘Bootcamp’ Approach to Kickstart an Agile Transformation

Agility is imperative to the success of any business looking at successfully competing in today’s rapidly changing environment. Now that Agile is maturing and digital transformation is driving change across enterprises large and small, companies have realized that their best bet for achieving business agility is to take the best of Agile and apply it across the entire organization. However, almost all of us have witnessed the mayhem that comes with adoption of agile, especially in the early phase. In the real world with strict delivery deadlines and low training budgets, teams trying to learn and adopt agile find themselves overwhelmed with new principles, processes and practices, and at the same time struggling to apply these learnings to their day-to-day work.

Now imagine a world, where all these initial hiccups can be addressed by a power-packed technique that minimizes the chaos and maximizes the outcome, by promoting “learning by doing”. Hypersprints is a powerful technique which gives you the maximum bang for your ‘bucks’. This intensive ‘bootcamp’ approach to coaching teams on their Agile journey is a great way to prevent information overload and truly promote being-agile over doing-agile.

Hypersprints, although a new concept, based on several success stories has, in our experience become the guardrails to avoid starting off an agile adoption on the wrong foot. In this talk, we will share our experience of running hypersprints at multiple engagements, and talk at length about what hypersprints are, their applicability, and most importantly why we think organization and teams planning to adopt agile, should give it a second thought.

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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introduction & Agenda
  • Problem Statement: We want to introduce our audience to problems faced by teams in the early stages of agile adoption. (via roleplay)
  • Hypersprints - What & How: Introduce the concept of hyper-sprints. Explain how they work
  • When and Where: Talk about the applicability, when does it make sense to use this technique.
  • Why: Highlight the benefits of using hypersprints, and contrast with other coaching techniques.
  • Success Story: We will share our experience of using hypersprints successfully at multiple engagements, and the outcome. We will do a deeper dive into one such success story.
  • Challenges: Share challenges faced, and considerations that should be taken into account for anyone trying to use this technique.
  • Q&A

Note: our plan is to make this talk engaging with videos, roleplay etc

Learning Outcome

  • Learn about Hypersprints, bootcamp style power-packed technique to help you kickstart coaching engagements on the right foot
  • Understand the applicability (Where and When) of hyper-sprints.
  • Understand the value, and why they make a good addition to any agile coaches’ toolkit
  • Learn how to enable a mindset change, from ‘doing’ agile to ‘being’ agile.

Target Audience

Agile Practioners and Agile Coaches



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  • Ravi Kumar
    By Ravi Kumar  ~  9 months ago
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    Hi Hephzibah/Vinit,

    Can you please update the proposal with links to some of your past presentations videos and a link to a blog post or content discussing this topic. This will help the team to review the proposal in better manner and revert with specific questions/clarification.






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