Agile working with NEXT
NEXT promotes an agile workstyle. If you have ever used any agile methodology - like Scrum, Kanban, or Lean - NEXT will feel very natural to you.
The core idea is to work in fixed-length iterations, called "Sprints", and steer the project as you learn more along the way. This agile workstyle tends to fit better to the less predictable nature of innovation than a static methodology which tries to plan all details on day 1.
What are sprints?
Sprints help you stay focused, increase transparency and help you prioritize work easier.
To foster this way of working, we encourage you to organize sprint standups. Sprint standups are short face-to-face or remote meetings where the team discusses what they achieved during the last period, what they plan for the next period, and what challenges they envision. Sprint standups are brief, action-oriented, and focused on the past/current period. A sprint standup should take 10-15 minutes max.
We generally recommend teams to organize weekly sprint standups, as this will help maintain momentum and create the routines needed to run your project efficiëntly. During the standup, you should discuss the Steps & Tasks you completed, whether you encountered any bottlenecks and which Steps & Tasks are up next.
You can download our "Sprint Standup Cheat Sheet" for tips on how to organize your standups