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Who are our students? 
They are Product Managers, Designers and Business Leaders of highly-innovative private, public and
non-governmental organizations worldwide. Check here their stories.
Strong UX foundation

Everything you need to know about Design Thinking and Design Sprints in one place with no sales pitches. Solid foundations on user research, ideation, and prototyping in fast-paced low-budget projects.
Get in shape to run your own Design Sprint.

Master Design Sprint

You'll learn two lean approaches to Design Sprint: Google Ventures (SPRINT BOOK) and The MVS, Minimum Valuable Service (THE SERVICE STARTUP). Master the agenda, methods, and resource management of both approaches, practice and gain full confidence to D.I.Y.

Design Sprint Certification

Finish the Design Sprint Workshop and pass the exam to become part of our global community of Design Sprint Masters. Started in 2014, this community has been steadily growing. It has Sprint Masters in over 80 countries. Exchange knowledge worldwide.

Beyond Design Sprint Facilitation. 
Learn Design Thinking, UX and Product Design skills, and tools.

We are a skill-building academy. This means we are not here to sell you on our consultancy practice. We are here to guide and equip you so that you can build your own Design Sprint practice and delivery strategy.

We pledge to educate Design Sprint Masters, and this means we teach skills and knowledge that go beyond workshop agenda facilitation and flow control. You will learn robust: Product Management, business model, UX Design, Design Thinking, and Service Design skills. On the practical side, you will feel like sprinting with a real client.

We are an educational workshop not a consultancy firm.

This means our creators have a long career educating leaders in Product Management, Design Thinking and Service Design, and this is reflected in the practical, inclusive, and no-fancy-jargons approach we use in the course.

The Sprint Master certification is the most comprehensive Design Thinking certification available online.

Design Thinking tools and concepts: 100%

Service Design tools and concepts: 80%

User centered Research: 80%

Product Management: 60%

Agile and Lean Startup concepts: 60%

Co-development with ideation and prototyping: 100%

Two most used Design Sprint methodologies: 100%

One course to master Design Sprint.

With our tools and materials you will be able to facilitate standard Design Sprints and also create your own Design Sprint flows to fit your needs.
Often Sprint Masters need to adapt according to their needs and resources. This means making changes in the original process flow depicted in the original books. These hard-coded Sprint agendas are nothing but templates that need adjustments to perform in specific scenarios.
We teach a strong Design foundation which prevents Sprint Masters from getting stuck in "by-the-book" Design Sprint protocols. Sprint Masters should feel confident to adjust and modify the Design Sprint flow as needed. The principles we teach are also sought after skills for many job opportunities in the areas of Product Development, Innovation Management and UX Design.

What you will learn and practice at this Design Sprint course.

This course presents a good balance of theory and practice. It aims to build up your confidence and set you up to run and sell Design Sprints. Get ready to deep dive in one of our rich scenarios and design solutions using our unique canvas-to-canvas approach. This approach was designed to make your experience learning about Design Sprint as smooth as possible. You can take as much time as you want to go through our Self-Paced programs.
Time to completion is usually around two months.

Sprint preparation + Challenge mapping

Self-paced time requirement: 6 hours.
Learn the foundational skills and concepts necessary for you to go beyond canvas-operation and get into the thinking of Design Sprints.

Concept: Foundations
- Why Design Sprint
- The need for speed.
- The need for Design
- Design Thinking foundations

How it's made: Funnels and Ecosystems.

Practice: Mapping the ecosystem. 
- MVS model :: The Time Machine.
- GV model :: Map.

UX Research + Consumer Journeys

Self-paced time requirement: 8 hours.
Learn to craft useful consumer journeys and how to frame the problem in a way to inspire the sprinting team to pursue it like a challenge. You will also learn how to interview users and profile them during this week.

How it's made: User research and consumer journeys.
- Framing the Challenge.
- Human Centered Research.
- User interviews.
- Shadowing.
- Ask the Experts.
- Personas.
- Service Ecology, Maps and Consumer Journeys.

Practice: Interviewing users and mapping their journeys.
- The Service Startup book; MVS model - Ethnography, Personas, Recruitment, user interviews, consumer journey.
- Sprint Book; GV model - Ask the experts, HMW questions, Lightning demos.

Ideation + Refinement

Self-paced time requirement: 6 hours.
Based on the insights gathered on week two, you will learn how to design solutions using both standalone and co-participatory approaches.

How it's made: Ideation and refinement.
- In-depth interviews (ethnographical approach)
- Ideation techniques (Swap and Four step sketch).
- Voting systems.

Practice: Ideation
- MVS model :: Swap ideation.
- GV model :: The four step sketch, Storyboard.

Prototype + Sprint Management

Self-paced time requirement: 8 hours
Learn how to prototype your solutions using cheap and easy-to-change materials. Also, learn best-practices on how to manage, measure, and prioritize the results of a Design Sprint.

How it's made: Early stage prototypes, design sprint management, ROI.
- Early stage prototyping.
- Managing/ Facilitating best pratices.
- Measuring Results.
- Building a prioritized backlog.

Practice: Prototype and user testing
- MVS model: Prototyping, Build backlog
- GV model: Prototyping, look for patterns.

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Our famous and carefully designed Design Sprint Toolkits have all you need to run a Design Sprint.

You will receive a Sprint Master toolkit containing custom made design sprint canvases to help you run Design Sprints. The kit also includes two books that will guide you to set up the perfect sprinting pace and never get lost when facilitating a Design Sprint. The Blue Book covers the Sprint Book with the GV model and The Black Book covers The Service Startup book with the MVS model. These hands-on manuals and canvases are a treasure you will only find in this program. They come full of tips and hacks giving you the confidence you need to run your Design Sprints.

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Here's what our students have to say: 

Best $160 I've spent on Professional Development. I have never taken a self-paced online course because I worried I wouldn't learn anything. This course was totally worth it. I was very impressed with the quantity and quality of the content. It was just the right amount of content so it wasn't too overwhelming.

Malia Josephine

Professional Facilitator


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"What I valued the most was the rich discussions with the role group and the peer designing approach that gave a warmth to the program despite the distance, creating a proximity between me the peer and the mentor."

Servane Mouazan

CEO Ogunte, Coach & Advisor for Women in Social Enterprises & Tech 4 Good

"Perfect Course The workshop is a complete journey in order to become a design sprint master. Its has many cases to learn about how the design process is to make a outcome in the project the your are development.

Claudio

Scrum Master

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"It was great to be able to interact, practice and connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs. The learnings and tools I've learned at the program will help me in my current project which is related to the participation of women in a refugees-can-code initiative."

Paoola Sefair

Executive & Entrepreneur / Women Empowerment Advocate / Change Maker

"Great value course with rich, well structured jargon-free content and relatable activities"Decided to find a Design Sprint course to build upon the foundational reading/bootcamp ai'd already covered and a desire to expand my facilitation knowledge and toolkit. This price was very affordable compared to some of the other courses I looked at and one week in and I was not expecting the depth and richness of content.

Mark Seabridge

Innovation Manager

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"I really enjoyed the program, the content and the ability to practice along the way with a peer and a strong support from the mentors made all the difference. "

Jenni Philippe

Customer experience designer at Telstra.

"I took a long time to decide on a Design Sprint/ Design Thinking Course. I did a few free one's and read a few books on the subject but struggled to put everything together. The price ranges for theses courses varied al lot and this was one of the more affordable ones. I decided to since it was affordable even if it didn't meet my expectations I still would learn a few things. I was blown away by the content, the toolbox and the Library. It puts everything in place with theory and practice. You also do a real life example of a Design Spring during the course. This allowed me to get some real practice. The other bonus is that the Course also covers two Sprint Methodologies which is great."

Werner Smit

Innovation Consultant

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Tuition & plans

Online Bootcamp +  Design Sprint Master Certification.

Lifetime all-Access to The best Design Sprint Online bootcamp.

$49/mo
  • Two Design Sprint Methodologies:  Google's SPRINT' and Service Design Sprints, the MVS model.

  • Run a Design Sprint with Role Playing rich scenarios and materials.

  • Video library containing hundreds of completed canvases and prototyping videos.

  • Complete facilitator's toolbox and library with checklists, canvas, agendas, best practices and facilitation step-by-step explainers to get you unstuck.

  • Two attempts at the Design Sprint Master Certification included.

  • Access to our Facebook closed group where you can recruit helpers, exchange ideas and receive help from other seasoned Design Sprint Masters.

  • Lifetime access.

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$495

The Self-Paced +  Design Sprint Master Certification.

Everything you have in the previous plan plus become a Certified Design Sprint Master. Average of 2 months to complete the certification.

$89/mo
  • Pass the exam and receive a Linkedin ready digital certificate: It will provide the credibility you need.

  • Get two attempts at the Design Sprint Certification exam. In average students take 2 months to be ready for it.

  • Pass the exam to become a Certified Design Sprint Master, the industry gold-standard for Design Sprint.

    Get into our referral network - Only for Certified Design Sprint Masters. With hundreds of certified Design Sprint Masters sprinting all over the world the demand is high. We are always referring new certified Sprint Masters to companies and senior Sprint Masters in need of some help.

ENROLL for
$495


Corporate packages.

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Online Bootcamp +  Design Sprint Master Certification.

Lifetime Access to The best Design Sprint Online bootcamp. Award winner content and structure. This Bootcamp will turn you into a Sprint Master.

$49/mo
  • Two Design Sprint Methodologies:  Google's SPRINT' and Service Design Sprints, the MVS model.

  • Run a Design Sprint with Role Playing rich scenarios and materials.

  • Master Design Thinking, Service Design, UX skills and more. Our library contains hundreds of completed canvases, prototyping videos and practice content.

  • Complete facilitator's toolbox with checklists, canvas, agendas, best practices and facilitation step-by-step explainers to get you unstuck.

  • Two attempts at the Design Sprint Master Certification included.

  • Access to our Facebook closed group where you can recruit helpers, exchange ideas and receive help from other seasoned Design Sprint Masters.

ENROLL

LIFETIME ACCESS $495

The Web3 Innovation Bootcamp.

This Web3 Innovation camp is all the training you need to think natively and create innovative products and services using Web3 dynamics and new technologies, including The Metaverse.

$89/mo
  • Created by a team of ex-Apple, ex-Meta Reality Labs, Design Sprint pioneers and Web3 natives.

  • Web3 foundations, NFTs and the Metaverse. A tailor-made introduction on how your competitors are moving, blockchain fundamentals, and the keys to the Web3 revolution.

  • Run a scenario-based Design Sprint using Web3- specific Design tools to map actors, ideate and prototype Web3 strategies, activations and experimentation entry points.

    After deep diving into foundations and mechanics, you will move on to grasp and embrace the cultural aspects fueling web3 innovation.

    Get into our referral network - Only for Certified Design Sprint Masters. With hundreds of certified Design Sprint Masters sprinting all over the world the demand is high. We are always referring new certified Sprint Masters to companies and senior Sprint Masters in need of some help.

COMING SOON

We are Design Sprint pioneers

Our founder was the first to publish a model integrating Agile and Design Thinking in the book: The Service Startup - Design Thinking Gets lean (Elsevier, Hayakawa - 2014). This was two years before Google released the book Sprint (2016).

Since then, we've been busy teaching both the MVS and the Google Sprint methodologies to leaders around the globe.
Our diverse community of alumni Design Sprint Masters includes startups in Silicon Valley, small businesses in Latin America, fortune 500 companies worldwide, governmental agencies, and so on.
We didn't start with this program. Quite the opposite. This program results from our decades of experience in innovation and Design Thinking education.

Created and written by:

Tenny Pinheiro

Author, Design Sprint Pioneer & Serial Entrepreneur.

Former Livework Director and Meta (Facebook) Reality Labs.

His book introduced the concept of an Agile Design Thinking approach powered by Service Design tools and coined the term Service Design Sprint.

Tenny is a former Founding Director of Livework, the pioneer Service Design Firm. His extensive body of work in the fields of Service Design and Innovation includes being the creative mind behind many Silicon Valley Accelerator programs, including creating internal acceleration programs for companies like Cisco and others.

Tenny is also a columnist at the influential American Design blog Core77.

Most people teaching Design Sprint come from a facilitation/management/consultancy background. Tenny is an active product developer and award-winner UX designer with decades of hands-on experience innovating products, services and managing design and engineering teams.
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