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The Seven Sprints + Extras

Lean forward into seven tangible change interventions that take place over three months or less, designed better, smarter and faster for today’s challenges.


Together, Cygnus Sprints thinks, plans, acts and changes better than conventional approaches.on key executive and leadership level; disciplines that really matter. We also can customize and provide value-adds to your specific situation by combining sprint efforts, offering a range of expertly delivered fresh keynotes, immersive training sessions, follow up implementations and ongoing executive counsel retainers.



Intro Sprints

If you don’t step forward, you will always remain in the same place.

Providing fresh, relevant “making sense” keynote(s) and/or lite level engagement(s) focused on helping partner client and teams understand their current & future environments and why and how its practices are important.

Formats: Keynotes, Workshops, Executive Briefings, Audits, Events

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Sensemaking Sprints

Problems are seldom given,  they have to be extracted, taken from complex situations..

In situations of quick shifting environments, changing industry landscapes and misaligned cultures, yoiu need to to take stock and navigate key uncertainties and frame up accurately the real challenges that lay ahead

Formats: Systems Gaps, Complexity Awareness, Collective Alignment,  Meaning Making, Problem Framing

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Scanning Sprints

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.

An increasingly complex world begs a better, more sophisticated & multi-disciplinary approach to observing the current and future worlds, internal & external. A scanning sprint identifies and unravels critical uncertainties, diagnoses prospective challenges, pinpoints strong & faint signals of change, and/or evaluates wild cards and breakouts,.


Formats: Environmental Scanning, Force Mapping, Critical Uncertainties, Wild cards and Future Breakouts. 

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Strategy Sprints

Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.

Full scenario executive-level vision and strategy workshops, development, analysis, reporting and alignment to define the future organizational compass, choiceful focus, resource ownership, portfolio optimization and resource roadmapping..

Formats:  Purpose, Objectives, Strategies, Impacts, Mapping 

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Discovery Sprints 

The real voyage is discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes but in having

new eyes.

Workshop facilitation, rapid exploratory participation and iterative development to unearth strategic issues of importance to the firm, derivation of relevant future scenarios and/or new prototype-able solutions to uncertainty presented. 


Formats: Scenario Planning, Opportunity Assessments, Rapid Exploratory, User Co-Creations, Open Challenges

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Innovation Sprints

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

No more status quo or innovation theatre. We need real progress on new products, experiences and lines of business value and impact. An innovation sprint provides the fundamentals of future innovation/change readiness, new product/service/business model workshop(s) and limited experimentation design to deliver better value generation, proposition & capture fundamentals.


Formats:  Innovation Readiness, Process & Service, Product & Experience, Business Model & Ecosystem, Commercialization & Scale

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Transformation Sprints

Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.

Change management workshop(s) surface potential methods to create change-friendly cultures. and facilitate participants and teams as a whole to recognize change, reflect on it, let go of the past, and enter into a “not knowing” period (what some refer to as “liminal space”) in which new possibilities can emerge.

Formats:  Overall Business, Digital, Leadership, Culture , Brand.

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The Extras

Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.

Cygnus provides value-added extra delivery options to support our overall proposition of making sense of the world: beyond our core sprints:

Dashes - expert Keynotes on the fresh, relevant subject matter

Hurdles - immersive learning curricula, skills building and experiences that supports change acts

Decathlons - follow up contract implementation resources to support execution agenda

Marathons - ongoing executive-in-residence senior counsel to boards and leadership teams

The Field - custom intelligence, publishing and events work

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