Course Description

2-Day Design Thinking meets Lean Start-up & Agile Training Course (Certificate)

This interactive Design Thinking meets Lean Start-up & Agile Course will teach you how to innovate, validate and implement meaningful solutions by exploring and combining core elements of Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, and Agile to kick-start bold innovation. Are you already familiar with Agile or Lean Start-up and would like to gain a deeper understanding of what Design Thinking can add to your skillset? Or are you a Design Thinker, curious about how Agile or Lean Start-up can benefit your performance? This course will kick off with a 3 hrs online onboarding program followed by an interactive 2-Day training at our studio in Amsterdam and online Follow Up call.

Early Bird Price

€ 1.695,00 (limited)


2 days



Standard Price

€ 1.795,00


8 hours a day

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About this course 

In this high-paced hands-on course you will be exposed to the principles of Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, and Agile. By working on a case, you will refine a prototype based on solution interviews, define experiments in a Lean Start-up framework and use Agile/Scrum towards the implementation and validation of a new innovative value proposition.

What you'll learn

Gain insights on aligning different working methods such as Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, Agile & Scrum and learn what it entails to execute successful product discovery in a fast-paced environment.


Welcome & Kick-off
Challenge content
What is Agile, DT


Conducting Research
Preparing Research
Research Plan
Solution Interviews


Framing the problem
Updating insights
Customer Journey Mapping
Personas & Problem Statement


Ideation & Prototyping
Ideating new solutions
Updating prototypes
Test & Learning plan


Testing & Pitching
Product Backlog
Story Mapping
Scrum, Retrospective


Pitch & Presentations
Personal reflections
Certificate Ceremony

Meet your coaches

Our expert Facilitators have extensive experience in implementing approaches such as Design Thinking and Agile in organizations and will share their experience and practical examples during the course.

Jens Broetzmann

Senior Agile & Design Thinking Coach Continno

An experienced Agile and Innovation Consultant, Coach, and Trainer. He has helped many organizations and teams in the past to transform successfully into Agile organizations (e.g. Unilever, ING, SAP). His passion is to combine Design Thinking with Agile principles and ways of working so that organizations and teams can make a bigger impact.

Tim Schuurman

Co-Owner DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

Co-owner at DT Academy, has extensive experience in designing and implementing concepts, holding a MBA & MSc in Business and Financial Management.


After successful completion of the 2-Day Design Thinking meets Lean Start-up & Agile Course, participants are awarded a DesignThinkers Academy Certificate and you can celebrate your achievement. All tools and materials will be available after the course for personal use.


COVID-19 Protocol

At DesignThinkers Academy, we take our social duty very serious when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and dear team members. For this reason, participants interested in joining us at our Creative Studio in Amsterdam are more than welcome, if you are able to provide:
A) Digital COVID Certificate (QR code);
B) Proof of a negative PCR-test, within 24 hours of the first day of training;
C) Proof that you recovered from COVID-19 less than 6 months ago.

If a participant cannot comply with the above mentioned requirements, they will not be able to participate in the course. Our goal is to create a safe environment in which we can continuously stimulate creativity and allow all participants and facilitators to feel comfortable.

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