Design Sprint Facilitator Workshop on Jake Knapp’s Process

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February 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm Europe/Dublin Timezone
Chartered Accountants House
47 Pearse St
Raomal Perera
+353 86 412 9297

One Day Facilitator Workshop on Jake Knapp’s SPRINT Process  (How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days)


LEAN DISRUPTOR will run a one-day Facilitator workshop on Jake Knapp’s SPRINT process (How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days) on Tuesday, February 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The venue is the Chartered Accounts House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin.

Jake Knapp’s book, SPRINT (How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days) has taken the world by storm. Facebook, Slack, Savioke, Bluebottle Coffee, Lego have all run very successful Sprints using the Jake Knapp’s Sprint process. This is a Game Changer for your company. Learn how to facilitate an internal Sprint.

You may have noticed Facebook’s updated Newsfeed. This was a direct result of a Sprint. Design Sprints are used for updating existing products as well as creating and testing new ones. Here’s a medium post from one of their lead designers:

As of a few months ago, Blue Bottle Coffee was valued at $700 million due to Néstle acquiring a majority stake in them. Before they ran a Sprint they were not selling outside of the U.S. They ideated and tested their new website using this process with Jake Knapp.

In this workshop, you will be taking part in a Sprint. We are cramming the whole 5 days into one day!! We will bring you through every step of the process along with teaching you how to facilitate your own internal Sprints.


The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.

Design Sprint is a concept developed by Jake Knapp at Google Ventures.

Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day: What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution?

If you’re starting a project that will take months or years a sprint makes an excellent kick-off. Here are three challenging situations where sprints can help:

  1. High Stakes: You’re facing a big problem and the solution will require a lot of time and money. It’s as if you’re the captain of a ship. A sprint is your chance to check the navigation charts and steer in the right direction before going full steam ahead.
  2. Not Enough Time: You’re up against a deadline. You need good solutions, fast. As the name suggests, a sprint is built for speed.
  3. Just Plain Stuck: Some important projects are hard to start. Others lose momentum along the way. In these situations, a sprint can be a booster rocket: a fresh approach to problem-solving that helps you escape gravity’s clutches.

After this workshop, you will be more than prepared for running a Design Sprint in your own organisation.

About Raomal Perera:
Raomal Perera is a veteran of multiple entrepreneurial ventures and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD and UCD where he currently teaches and studies entrepreneurship, innovation and the management of rapidly growing companies.

Raomal co-founded two technology companies; ISOCOR was listed on NASDAQ in 1996 and subsequently acquired by Critical Path in 1999. Network365 acquired US company iPin and formed Valista in 2003. Valista was acquired by Aepona in 2009 and Aepona was acquired by Intel in 2013.

About Rohan Perera:
Rohan Perera is an advocate of Jake Knapp’s (Author of SPRINT, How to SOLVE Big Problem and TEST New Ideas in Just FIVE Days) SPRINT process. Rohan attended Jake’s first two workshops in Bologna and Berlin. Soon after that, he was a guest designer at an AJ & Smart Design Sprint (Berlin). Rohan has facilitated Design Sprints and is an evangelist of this game-changing methodology.

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