Course Description

5-Week Online Design Thinking meets Lean Start-up & Agile Course January


This interactive Online 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. You will be working in virtual classroom sessions, followed by group work focused on a human-centered challenge, under live guidance of our skilled facilitators. Are you already familiar with Agile 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 can benefit your performance? This 5-Week course will combine both disciplines in a very interactive way. 

In this high-paced hands-on, online 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.


Very often Design and implementation are two different entities inside an organization. This can lead to different viewpoints, long processes and complex communication when it comes to implementing innovative value propositions. With this online course, we aim to illustrate how both worlds can be combined with the end goal to help organizations and Agile teams to create and implement impactful human-centered solutions in a more quick, effective and fun way. This will be achieved in a combination of live classroom sessions, group assignments and homework in which you will gain practical knowledge and experience in order to apply Design Thinking and Agile in your daily work.


Gain insights for conducting conversations on aligning different working methods such as Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, Agile, and Scrum;
Live and personal guidance from our expert DT and Agile facilitators;
Develop your creative problem-solving skills and innovation mindset;
Learn to empathize with your customers and transform your strategy and business to a more human-centered way of working;
Learn what it entails to do successful product discovery in an agile environment;
Boost co-creation and innovation in teams while working remotely.


Over a 5-week period, you will meet with your fellow participants and coaches in a 2-hour online classroom session. We strongly believe in learning-by-doing. A major part of this online course consists of hands-on work on a general case using the different Agile and Design Thinking tools.

You will work in co-creation in small teams to learn from each other and incorporate the knowledge and skills of participants from diverse backgrounds and industries. Our expert facilitators will teach you how to use empathy when envisioning future scenarios of service for your end-users.

"Great mix of tools, structure and experimenting. Awesome and emphatic coaches!"

Raluca Mihaela Bârsan, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu


Teams from different industries who want to lead innovation;
Agile Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Team members;
Design Thinkers who would like to learn how to embed innovation into Agile teams;
Individuals e.g. HR, IT, Marketing looking for new tools to structure innovation and collaboration;
Professionals who want to stretch their creative problem-solving skills;
Managers who want to discover what Design Thinking and Agile can offer their team.


You will be guided through the Online Course by our highly experienced facilitators. They have years of experience in working with Design Thinking and know the tips & tricks to guide you through this online learning journey and how to implement it within your working environment.

Jens Broetzmann is 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 is Co-Owner and Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. Tim is a motivated and energetic senior facilitator within Business Strategy, Change Management, and Design Thinking.


After successful completion of the 5-Week Online Design Thinking meets Lean Start-up & Agile Course, participants are awarded a DesignThinkers Academy Certificate and you can celebrate your achievement of becoming a true Design Thinker. All tools and materials will be available after the course for personal use.


We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.

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Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment.

Besides the training program you will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.

The end result is aimed at a transformation of the participants, knowledge of tools and methods, a deep understanding of the value of design, and professional & personal growth.

About this Event

Length: 5 weeks, 8 sessions (2,5 hrs), homework & follow-up call (1 hr)

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM (CET)

Session 1: Wednesday January 12
Session 2: Monday January 17
Session 3: Monday January 24
Session 4: Wednesday January 26
Session 5: Monday January 31
Session 6: Monday February 7
Session 7: Wednesday February 9
Session 8: Monday February 14
Follow-up call: Monday March 7

Online platforms: Miro & Zoom
Language: English
Max. participants: 15


Early Bird Ticket Price € 1.295,00
until December 29th 2021

Regular Ticket Price € 1.395,00

Your ticket includes access and use of the online environments (Miro & Zoom) for the duration of the course. All tools and materials are also available after the course for personal use. A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course. Discounts are available for teams signing up, Freelancers, Non-Profits and Government Organizations.

Prices are excluding VAT. We charge 21% VAT to Dutch based companies, NGO’s and self-employed. We also charge 21% VAT to international companies, NGO’s and self-employed based in the European Union without a registered VAT number. If you are based outside the European Union we will not charge you with VAT. If you have any other questions regarding this online course or its ticketing, we kindly as that you contact us through e-mail.

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