Problem Framing Workshop to identify the right challenge and set the stage for a successful Design Sprint.
This is a preliminary step that we have created to ensure effective outcomes from a Design Sprint. We designed this as a response to being in Sprints where we realized our clients did not know what the problem was, or if it even existed. Or alternatively, the problems we were tackling were too broad to allow a practical solution or too narrow to be worth the investment.
As Erika Hall author of Just Enough Research says “Testing a prototype can help you refine an idea that is already good, not tell you whether you’re solving the right problem”.
Although the 4 days of a Design Sprint seem like a short time, it requires a significant investment for most organizations as 7 to 10 key people are blocked during this period, doing nothing else. That is why it becomes critical to pick the right problem to solve to make this investment worthwhile.
Design Sprint 3.0 to move from an initial product idea or challenge to a testable prototype.
In a real business-case scenario, you’ll practice the tools & techniques of the re-engineered Design Sprint framework that Google Ventures has used to design, prototype and validate solutions for Uber, Slack, Blue Bottle Coffee.
Design Sprint Facilitation to run Design Sprints like a pro.
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.
Post the five-day training, the certification journey involves the following:
76 multiple-choice online questionnaire around these core topics:
• Design sprint prep
• Design sprint phases
• Managing the group dynamics
This time your facilitation performance will be evaluated by an independent Committee formed by one Train-the-Trainer expert & one Design Sprint Master. 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!