Course Description

Online Design Thinking and Agile Innovation Part Time

The Design Thinking Agile Innovation Training is an interactive online course delivered in person on Miro.

It will teach you how to discover, validate and implement innovative 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 an Agile practitioner 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 practical case study.

By working through a case, you will refine a prototype based on solution interviews, define a business model using the Lean Start-up framework and use Agile/Scrum towards the implementation and validation of a new innovative value proposition.

If you are looking to develop as an innovation leader in product-service development this is the course for you.


*PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE – contact for more info

Early Bird Price

R 14 995.00


3 weeks / 6 sessions



Standard Price

R15 695.00


3 hours per session plus assignments

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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-centred 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-centred 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.


After successful completion of the Design Thinking and Agile Innovation course, participants are awarded with a DesignThinkers Academy Certificate and you can celebrate your achievement of becoming a Design Thinker. All tools and materials will be available after the course for personal use.


Over a 3-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.

The program will provide insight into:

  • Redefining Value for customers and other stakeholders
  • Reinventing the business model
  • Using a sprint based approach to iterate solutions rapidly
  • Identifying implementation complexities across digital channels
  • Setting up a implementation strategy from concept to pilot



Together with the coaches, you will find answers to:

  • How can you successfully apply Design Thinking in solving complex business problems and societal challenges?
  • How can you build empathy inside an organization, use customer feedback, rate insights and translate them into implementable opportunities?
  • How can you thrive in the shifting and emerging markets, behavioural and technological complexities?
  • What are the fundamental principles of innovation and Design Thinking?
  • How can you create stakeholder and sponsor buy-in?
  • How DT can be used in redefining organisational value and Business model reinvention?

Participants will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DesignThinkers Academy Network environment.

Robert Bloom

Director and Managing Partner DTA South Africa

Robert is the founder and managing partner of DT Academy South Africa, blending design thinking and systems thinking to help people co-create preferred futures.

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.


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