WORKSHOP: Design & Innovation Sprints

Today’s organizations need to be fast and flexible. We all know that creative activities like design exploration, ideation, and customer validation are important. But finding the time to do them without slowing projects down is challenging.

The notion of sprints can help. Derived from Agile philosophy, sprints let teams tackle key design and innovation challenges fast.

Typically, a group will get together for 2-5 days to focus on design and innovation. This not only addresses stakeholder demands to work quickly, it also produces better results by aligning teams. Speed, quality design, and better teamwork: you can have it all.

This workshop will show you how to conduct design and innovation sprints. It will include many hands-on exercises and lively discussions, as well as real-world examples. Three different types of sprints are covered:

  1. Innovation sprints – Workshops that seek to come up with new products or services that extend a current offering.
  2. Design sprints – Sessions to find concrete solutions and design alternatives for existing products or solutions.
  3. Testing sprints – Rapid evaluations of a given product in a short period of time that include a range of stakeholders.

Highlights of this course include:

  • Background and theory to sprints
  • Preparing for design and innovation sprints
  • Running sprints in real time
  • Consolidating outcomes and planning actionable follow-ups

After this workshop you should:

  • Gain practice skills to plan and set-up different types of sprints
  • Have the confidence to run a design or innovation sprint
  • Understand what to do with the results of a sprint and how to follow through

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