Working with Martin Backes and his studio was great. We hired him to direct and consult us in our vision of becoming a worldwide-leading audio product. He used some custom-made Sprints to effectively align the Blinkist stakeholder team on the company’s brand and supported us in the process of becoming an audio-first company. The workshops were highly engaging and super productive. I was impressed by the amount of output we generated as a group, what would have taken months, took days. The Sprints gave our project the right boost to then go ahead and execute, bringing it to market only a few months later! In the end, we were even awarded the German Design Award for this project.
Martin Backes and his team are undoubtedly skilled and qualified innovation practitioners who know what they are talking about. They gave us a great foundation in facilitation techniques and Design Sprint methodology. The quality of their teaching and facilitation and the attention to detail in the way they present their approach set them apart. There is no doubt the methodology works and it’s impressive that we could do it all remotely without a hitch. We would definitely recommend their service to everyone who wants to change their way of working and foster team collaboration with innovative ways of problem-solving, decision-making, all while de-risking strategic projects.