In our Design Sprint Workshop we bring in all our experiences from projects with focus on Design Thinking, Agile Developments, UX Design and customer communication. We follow the Google Ventures framework for Design Sprints and make workshop participants fit for this approach. Of course we set up our own in-house projects the same way we teach it to our customers - from understanding the current situation to a promising idea and testing a finished prototype with real customers. This enables us to achieve rapid, repeatable innovation cycles and make companies fit for their future and today's fast-moving markets.
The course teaches the entire sprint process. With the help of a real practical example we take you step by step through the individual sprint stages and let you feel how good and at the same time how challenging Design Sprints feels. After the course you will have an understanding of how a Design Sprint works, when it is applicable and what upfront preparation is necessary. Moreover we equip you with additional information on how to run your first Design Sprint and how to refine your facilitator techniques constantly.
Our trainers all have over 20 years of professional experience from large and small (software) projects in various industries. Find out more about our speakers here.
In the seminar we concentrate on the realization of a Design Sprint. We will spend little time on the origin and history as well as the theoretical classification of the framework. We rather focus on going through each phase thoroughly step by step. On the basis of the immediate experience we achieve a great learning result together with the other workshop participants. We also provide tips and tricks to help to run your first Design Sprint as smooth as possible.
At the workshop you get:
A practical understanding of each step of the design sprint process
Your own hands-on experience from a real example Design Sprint
Best practices tips from previous sprints of our trainers
Assistance with the role of facilitator
Your own self-developed prototype
Tools and method tips for creating and testing prototypes
Hopefully all your questions about the framework answered
Practically anyone looking for innovations and improvements with his/her team and in his/her company can apply this method. The course is aimed in particular at:
Product managers and product coordinators
Team leaders and managers
Startup Founders & Managing Directors
Please bring your own laptop.
No special previous knowledge is required. The Design Sprint Master course builds on the Google Ventures Framework as well as the Design Sprint manual "Das Design Sprint Handbuch" by Jana Noack and José Díaz and Jake Knapp's "SPRINT" book. It is further developed by drawing on our trainers' experience of many sprints in large and small businesses. You don't need to have read the books, even though it can offer small advantages in being better prepared for the respective exercises.
We know that you can learn best when you feel good! Therefore, you receive not only a first class training but also an all around-catering and supervision.
If you want to determine the time and location of your training yourself, then our coach will come to you. With our in-house courses, everything is based on the wishes of our customers. Here you can see our range of in-house training courses.
Go to our trainings
If you don’t wish to spend time and effort organising a training course, but simply want to register and get going while meeting new colleagues in your sector, then come to our open courses. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Go to in-house trainings
small learning groups
As a training participant, you of course benefit from learning in a group and the experience of the other participants. Yet to ensure that you get to pose all of your own questions, we keep the group sizes very small, with a maximum of 10 participants. This allows our coaches to make certain that we meet the needs of all participants, even if the participants’ levels of existing knowledge differ.
Our courses are guaranteed to take place from as few as three participants, and provide you with long-term planning certainty for your training activities.
printed teaching materials
Making notes, writing down questions, post-it notes with reminders for content that you want to return to later – not a problem at all, as we provide all the materials in printed format at your workstation. Even though we strongly advocate progressive technologies, we value the printed format when it comes to working in a learning environment and to course preparation and follow-up at home, in your hotel or back at your place of work.
printed certificate of participation
Often you need to prove your knowledge not only in the workplace, but also to institutions or employers. At the end of the course you will receive an official certificate of attendance for your own records.
fresh break-time snacks & a delicious lunch
We know that a sense of well-being helps you learn better. This is why we provide not only fresh knowledge, but also comprehensive catering during all breaks, with fresh and dried fruits, as well as other nerve-soothing foods ranging from nuts to biscuits. A lunch with all participants and our coaches is also a fixed part of our catering package.
hot and cold drinks
We ensure a limitless supply of hot and cold drinks throughout the duration of the course. So you can leave your thermos flask and water bottle at home, and let us serve you.
lean coffee or lean pizza event
Some of the course content requires further discussions and, when considered in-depth, throws up further questions which cannot be resolved within a normal training day. To this end, for all our 4- and 5-day courses we offer an in-depth session on one morning or evening, including catering. The participants jointly agree whether they would prefer to get up earlier or stay later, and which topics they would prefer to explore in greater depth with our coach in an informal atmosphere.
We offer free WIFI at all our training locations. To allow you to quickly get to work at our premises, let us know in advance of the course and we will provide you with access details and a password.
The DIN/ISO 17024 requirements stipulate that training companies cannot themselves provide the examination. An independent certification institute carries out the examination, not least to ensure the independent quality control of our training courses. We offer you the services of the certification institute so that you don’t incur the additional hassle of securing an examination appointment. We invoice the examination fee and organise your exam at the end of the course. You can simply focus on getting prepared.
In addition to their teaching work, all of our trainers have been and continue to be involved in projects, with each of them possessing more than 15 years of professional experience in various sectors. They have also all additionally acquired teaching qualifications. It is important to us not just to teach the training material, but also to enable each participant to enact what they have learned in the workplace. The point is for it to not feel superimposed, but instead for the acquired knowledge to be incorporated effortlessly into your own work.
We don’t hold with dilapidated offices that are unfit for running a business from but which are deemed good enough for a week’s training, and whose lack of light makes it easier to read the PPT slides. We know that a sense of well-being helps you learn better. That is why all our rooms are well-lit and have large windows. They feature a wealth of opportunities for creative development. Breaks are always spent outside the classrooms. After all, a change of scene is a key element to then being able to once more concentrate on the course content. And we of course also provide a sufficient supply of hot and cold drinks, as well as the necessary nerve-soothing snacks. Is there anything else we can help you with? Then please let us know! We make many things possible.
Whether it’s alone or in a group, as an open seminar with participants from several companies, or in-house with your own colleagues; whether standardised with certification exams, or tailored to your own professional practice – we provide the right training for a great variety of topics. Even if you wish to combine certain course content, want to put something special together for a distributed team, or are interested in tiered pricing and loyalty bonuses, please get in touch with us directly. We are experienced and flexible, and can offer all teaching programmes as virtual courses and in several languages. We are happy to provide you with an individually tailored offer – we just have to get to know you and your requirements.
early-booking and group discounts
Do you already know your training requirements for next year and want to come to our training courses with several other people? Then let us know! It helps us to be able to plan ahead, and we are therefore happy to offer you a discount.
You can visit one of our courses for half a day, and then decide whether you want to do your training with us or book a course for your entire team. Just let us know and we will be happy to provide you with trial participation.
recognition of ASQF membership
If you or your company support the Association for Software Quality and Further Education (ASQF) via a membership, we provide a 10% discount on your examination fees.
guaranteed fun at our in-house seminars
We believe that a good atmosphere is conducive to good learning – that’s why we set great store by presenting the course content in an entertaining way, with plenty of anecdotes from our trainers’ practical experience – in short, it should be fun. That’s why there is a EUR 100.00 discount for every day on which no one laughs.
Even if it feels like a holiday with us - our ISTQB® trainings in Berlin are recognized further education events for all Berlin employees.
Educational leave must be submitted to the employer at least 6 weeks before the start of the course. For more information: bildungsurlaub - berlin
The Certified Design Sprint Master exam is available as a paper exam or online assessment. It consists of multiple-choice questions related to the practical implementation of a design sprint.
The exam lasts 60 minutes and contains 40 questions. The pass mark is 65%. The exam can be taken on the last day of training or later on your own PC anywhere in the world with Internet access. An independent certification body charges a processing fee for the performance of the examination.
José Díaz is the chief strategic thinker at trendig technology services GmbH. He has over 30 years of professional experience. As sole Shareholder and Managing Director, José takes on some of the trainings in order to test the practicability of the courses developed by D&H in particular, and to receive immediate feedback from participants. In his eyes, this is the only and defining reason to ever offer one’s own training courses. Customers’ requirements in terms of knowledge, new insights and discussion regarding certain areas is what determines the trendig course plan and shapes new proprietary solutions – such as Agile Testing for the Whole Team, Tester in Artificial Intelligence or the Design Sprint Master 2.0 course – developed together with partners.
José is a spanish native and studied Engineering in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Barcelona, as well as Business Administration and Computer Sciences in Berlin. He originally wanted to become a chef and bar owner on the Canary Islands, but love led him to Germany: from Head of Quality Assurance at a police department, and projects as Senior Consultant for IT Quality, IT Security and Project Management, through to the founding in 1998 of Díaz & Hilterscheid Unternehmensberatung GmbH - now trendig technology services GmbH -, which supports companies in all sectors around the world in matters of IT quality. Financial services, automotive, telecommunications and media are the industries the company focuses on.
For some years now, José has particularly dedicated himself to advising companies on their journey to digitisation and innovation management with the aid of design thinking. He recognised early on that working with agile methods is a crucial component to this journey. In 2009, he launched the “Agile Testing Days”, which have now become globally recognised as one of the leading industry meet-ups in this arena, with over 700 international participants coming together every year in Berlin. Since 2004, José has also been President of the Spanish Software Testing Qualifications Board and a member of ISTQB. From 2008 onwards, the “testing experience” journal that he edits has reached 250,000 readers around the world as a quarterly print and online edition.
José describes himself as an almost-native speaker of German, and specialist terms in German and English come to him more readily than in his native Spanish. It is only when pursuing his great passion – cooking and barbecuing for his team, friends and family – that the creativity and aromas on display reveal his Mediterranean origins.