Discovery Sprints

GCD discovery sprints are specifically designed to help businesses throughout the UK & Ireland improve existing processes and validate new challenges by using a user-focused design thinking approach. It’s a step-by-step process used to research, define and prototype a new idea or unique challenge over 4 weeks.

Starting from £10,000

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Is a GCD Discovery Sprint for me?

From business challenge to user tested prototype in just 4 weeks.

Need to validate your idea?

Got an idea that could improve your business but not sure what that looks like in reality?

Need stakeholder buy-in, budget or investment?

Need technical guidance to articulate your idea?

Need estimated costs for a defined software project?

Struggling to communicate your idea?

Need to make sure it is technically feasible?

Do you know what your business needs but you’re not sure how to achieve it?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then a Discovery Sprint is exactly what you need.

What should I expect from a Discovery Sprint?

From our HQ in Northern Ireland our Discovery Sprints have been benefiting our clients throughout the UK, Ireland and beyond.

User research

Every great software project must fit the needs of it's users. We conduct a number of qualitative and quantitative research activities to make sure any solution is viable with the target audience.

Hi-fidelity clickable prototype

At the end of the discovery sprint process you and your team will leave with a high-fidelity clickable prototype that has been tested with representative users.

Prioritised requirements list

We also summarise all the outcomes of the discovery sprint into a final report so you’ll have a record of all the great ideas generated by your team.

From there you can validate your project with stakeholders, unlocking budget and engaging your team before project kick-off.

On Site Discovery Session

Definition Workshops

UX Research


Hi-fidelity Clickable Prototype

Insight Report

Prioritised Requirements List

Clear Roadmap & Estimated Budget

What is a GCD discovery sprint?

Our Discovery Sprints are inspired by the Product Design Sprint service we’ve been using with our clients for years now.

We’ve taken the concept of solving a digital transformation problem in a contained period of time and transformed it into our own Discovery Sprint service.

It takes an idea, a group of people and in just four weeks, with a step-by-step design thinking framework, drives the idea through to a valid prototype that is tested with real users. From our HQ in Northern Ireland we’ve been using it to the benefit of our clients throughout the UK & Ireland.

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What happens during a discovery sprint?

Our tried and tested Discovery Sprint is an ideal way to take a business problem and turn it into an actionable project plan with a defined solution and estimated budget. Taking place over a few weeks, It’s a great way to ensure that a project is feasible and that a solution is possible before launching into a full agile development project.

During those 6 valuable weeks we follow a specific process:

Set the scene

Problem Definition

process & journey mapping


validation & testing

prioritise requirements

Let’s build something incredible together