Innovation (Design) Sprint Masterclass

Become an INNOVATION EXPERT and facilitate innovation sessions. This two day Masterclass is practical –  do what you learn, and learn by doing. 

You don’t have to be super talented to succeed at innovation; just follow this simple methods for consistently great results. 

Learn the short version of a Design Thinking technique (Design Sprint), plus some other helpful tools and techniques.

Astonish customers and colleagues with what a focused team can come up with and deliver in less than three days.

This Masterclass is a practical deep dive to learn how to develop ideas in line with customer needs and flesh it out into a commercially viable product or service!

Innovation Sprints are not fluffy about ideation; at the end of the Sprint, you test a prototype with real customers, who will tell you if they will buy product or service! Imagine, your first customers even before you build your product or service! How’s that for an innovation approach? 

What you will learn?

  • How to optimize data collection before an Innovation Sprint
  • Why and how Jobs-to-be-Done provides the best input into an Innovation Sprint
  • How to define your innovation challenge and define possible solutions
  • Techniques to flesh out ideas to effectively communicate the idea and its benefits
  • Selecting an idea and expanding on the idea
  • Building fast prototypes (including low-fidelity paper-based and AI-facilitated prototypes)
  • Fast prototype testing with real customers
  • Creating your first Product Backlog, and
  • How to create an MVP

€899.00 (ex VAT)
25% EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT €699.00 (ex VAT) until 20 Feb 2024

We have learned that those who out-compete the rest have learned to out-innovate them, and the good news is that Innovation can be learned because it is a process. It has little to do with talent and much more about approaching the problem-solving and innovation conundrum smartly.

Who should attend?

  • Product people (including Product Managers, Product Engineering, & Product Owners)
  • Design & prototyping people
  • Developers and Agile or project team members
  • Operations people who support products and services
  • Consultants in the product or service design & delivery space
  • Sales and customer rations people
  • Managers and Executives

When we started using Design Sprints, our customers loved it but;  customers quickly asked us to deliver the same results in two or three days. Challenge accepted and the Innovation Sprint was born. Halve the effort while delivering the same results!

An Innovation Sprint is innovation,  problem solving and Design Thinking on Steroids! Since we published Out-innovate the Competition, we have refined our approach so that you can get stunning results from your innovation efforts in less than half the time that others take.

After the masterclass, you can also write the Agile ADapT® Design Thinking with Innovation Sprint Exam and earn an internationally recognized credential!

Your Master-Class Facilitator

Johann Botha is a trainer, consultant, and coach with twenty years of agile product development experience and the author or co-author of seventeen books (six of which are about agile development, innovation, and business transformation.)

He also received several thought leader awards for his work in Agile, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Design Thinking, DevOps, Service Management, and Customer Loyalty.

Johann was involved in dozens of successful organizational improvement initiatives and technical and business transformation projects across industries.

He helped customers in 39 countries over the last 20 years, building digital age capabilities and developing practical skills, solving difficult problems, growing people, facilitating change, dreaming, scheming, and most importantly, DO!

Johann is the Chief Architect of Agile ADapT®, and Principal Consultant and Coach at getITright. He is also the current Agile & Digital Transformation Chief Examiner at EXIN.

He studied engineering, social, and business science and has taught students progressive service management practices as part of the Nelson Mandela University MPhil IT Governance program, since 2018.

Pieter Roos

Pieter Roos

Group Executive – Combined Audit and Assurance. ABSA Banking Group,  South  Africa

Johann is one of the best teachers I every worked with and makes an effort to stay at the forefront of best practice development, often working on re-defining it. I value his integrity and steadfastly honest opinions, his sense of humor and the consistency with which he approaches life.

Shereef Zaghloul

EMEA Head of Professional Services, Confluence, UAE

The approach to deliver content and supporting it with vast practical experience engaged the entire group. Johann’s restless effort in providing added value with real life scenarios, examples, and additional content prepared the group fully the exams. I would definitely recommend Johann as a trainer and confidently expect him to add an enormous value as a consultant.

Bibi Diaz Del Castillo Koch

Johann would ask about my real-life context and help me to apply what I have learnt to my work.

It is an absolute gamechanger being able to immediately apply what I have learnt to great effect in the workplace.

Suzanne Galletley

Portfolio Director, EXIN, The Netherlands

This serves as a testament to the knowledge, professionalism and ability of Johann  to identify gaps and finding (new) ways to bridge them… (with)  technology, innovation, transformation and digital business strategy… consolidating multiple disciplines into one….

Richard De Kock

Richard de Kock

Principal Strategy & Digital Transformation Consultant, Microsoft, Reading UK

Passionate, meticulous  with an enormous amount of business and framework  knowledge & insight.

The training is vibrant and engaging, with a knack for presenting theoretical concepts practically. 

David Barrow

Award winning Consultant, Thought Leader and Author

It would not be an exaggeration to say that learning with Johann gave me so much more than just an exam result.

The training and advice given have set me off on a path enabling me to confidently switch the direction of my business and pass the benefits onto my own clients.