Early experimentation is meant to maximize learning and to understand what works, what doesn’t, and most importantly, why. By learning before investing, the stakes and costs remain low to make adaptations. The experimentation toolkit is a facilitated team activity where members of a team are guided through a series of steps to come up with an experimentation plan. These tools are free to use, created for anyone who wants to develop better solutions.
Experimentation can be a tool to validate new products or services, but more often, it is relevant to start experimentation earlier in the process. Early experimentation is meant to maximize learning and to understand what works, what doesn’t, and most importantly, why. By learning before investing, the stakes and costs remain low to make adaptations. Overall, experiments can support concretizing an idea to understand which aspects of the idea prove difficult or impossible to implement, receiving early use feedback to make appropriate changes, or to create buy-in and build momentum for the chosen direction.
The experimentation toolkit is free to use, to support your team in developing better solutions. Below you find a handbook for the facilitator, a cheat sheet, as well as printout templates for a physical session and a Mural template for a virtual session.
We recommend starting by reading the handbook. Do reach out to us if you have any questions or comments.
This document is for the facilitator to prepare for a session, as well as during the session itself. This is your handbook with detailed descriptions of all exercises.
This document should be printed before the session on A3. Some pages you should print more than once, depending on the amount of participants.
This document will help the facilitator and participants during the session itself. This is your quick reference.
This takes you to a Mural template which you can use instead of the physical templates. All instructions are repeated here to guide you through the session.