Design Sprint Master Training and Certification Program
Get trained. Get certified. Get ahead.
The only end-to-end design sprint training program in the world
Learn the ins and outs of running a successful design, strategy or innovation sprint by working in a team setup through B2B and B2C simulations based on real business case studies. Perfect if you want to:
Learn every aspect of the sprint process
Produce reliable, replicable sprint results
Engineer stakeholder buy-in
Identify the problems that matter
Gain the confidence to facilitate like a pro
Learn how to understand your users
Who is this for?
UX, design, product & marketing teams who need a fast, effective way to build new products and design better processes
Large tech teams who are looking to become more user-centric and need a robust framework around which to align
Innovation teams who need a versatile framework that allows them to create and validate new concepts and models
Business teams and consultancies who want to de-risk their projects and test new business ideas quickly and reliably
Digital agencies who want a reliable framework for building and validating new ideas, campaigns & products for clients
Day 1: Problem Framing
A design sprint helps you refine an idea that is good. It doesn’t tell you whether you’re solving the right problem. Our problem framing workshop teaches your team how to work on problems that are well-defined, properly validated and supported by key stakeholders. On this day you will learn how to:
Define the right challenge for the sprint
Get the stakeholder’s buy-in
Make sense of the customer needs, perceptions and expectations
Pick the right team, experts and target customers
Gain the confidence that you are tackling a problem worth solving in the Design Sprint
Day 2&3: Design Sprint Training
On these 2 days, you’ll practice the tools & techniques of our re-engineered Design Sprint framework in a simulated sprint scenario
You will learn how to:
Collaborate with a diverse team within a real business case scenario
Solve a real problem
Understand customers need, outline and map their journey
Sketch innovative solutions in no time
Storyboard, prototype, and test
Make sense of customer testing insight
Day 4&5: Advanced Facilitation Training
In the span of 2 intense days, you’ll learn how to plan the design sprint week, communicate assertively, ask compelling questions, and encourage participation from multidisciplinary teams and people.
Learn the ground rules, mindset and your role as a Facilitator
Get the best out of your team: how to tap into their full potential and creativity
Manage conflicts. Learn how to deal with difficult group dynamics and disruptors.
Improve assertiveness. Learn to show empathy, while intervening firmly
Practice facilitation. Facilitate different Design Sprint phases and receive rounds of actionable feedback from your peers.
Learn how to confidently run a sprint yourself and apply it to your organization
Get Certified as a Design Sprint Master
Once you have completed your five-day training, it’s time to get certified! The certification process is as follows:
Pass the Theoretical Exam (DST)
You’ll be tested via a 76 multiple-choice online questionnaire on these core topics:
Design sprint prep
Design sprint phases
Managing the group dynamics
Pass the Practical Evaluation (DSP)
In this phase, your skills are evaluated by an independent Committee. You will need to submit to the Committee:
A video of you facilitating
A Design sprint report
Two referrals from your sprint team
On successful completion, you will become a Certified Design Sprint Master!
Get The Toolkits
As part of our Design Sprint Master Training & Certification program, we’ll leave your team with two facilitation toolkits to help them apply their learnings and bring their skills to life.
"Awesome time attending the Problem Framing Workshop at Google today. Great insight into how to increase stakeholder visibility into the biases that draw focus onto solutions instead of true problems. Shared understanding of the issue(s) at hand really enable teams to focus where it is most needed. Thank you!"