What is a Lightning Decision Jam (LDJ)?

An exercise to help you solve any problem and test the effectiveness of the Design Sprint


The Lightning Decision Jam uses the principles of the Design Sprint:

  • Working together alone.

  • Tangible items are better than discussions.

  • Getting started is more important than being right.

  • Do not rely on creativity.

A Lightning Decision Jam can be used as a daily work tool, and is also very useful as an exercise to do with companies that want to better understand how a Design Sprint works. By cutting out unstructured discussions, you get to focus only on the challenge in question.

What can you do with a Lightning Decision Jam?

The LDJ can be used on any occasion where a group of people has to make decisions, solve problems or discuss particular situations. Here are some practical examples of issues that can be addressed with this exercise:

  • A problematic business process.

  • A section of a site that does not seem to work.

  • A need to improve the work environment.

  • Improve the flow of sales of services and products.

  • Retrospective at the conclusion of a project.

Like the Design Sprint, the LDJ also allows those who are more introverted to express their opinions and propose ideas, as well as decide in a democratic way the priorities on which to concentrate, through the voting system typical of the Design Sprint.

The result of a Lightning Decision Jam is always one or more actions to be performed in a short period of time to test the solutions identified.

What’s the cost?

The LDJ is the perfect test drive to see how the full Design Sprint process works. It’s also a great way to see how we work together, while at the same time getting lots of value from the exercise. The exercise takes 1.5 hours max, and works well with 3-5 people taking part.

The cost of an LDJ is £375 + Vat (if you go on to book a Design Sprint with us, this is then credited against the cost of a full sprint.)



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