Events

Happy that you found us! We have loads of interesting (mostly) free event happening around Berlin (and the world) all the time. This is where we gather all of them and share all the information with you that you need to know 😉 Remember to register for the events, though as we always have to limit the amount of participants!

AJ&Smart Design Sprint Bootcamps

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Past Events

Design Sprint 2-Day Bootcamp + Advanced Facilitation Workshop

Join the Best Design Sprint Workshop on the Planet! + Get a Certificate Signed by Design Sprint Inventor JAKE KNAPP!

AJ&Smart has run more than 100 Design Sprints all over the world. Learn the exact Design Sprint process that we use at AJ&Smart, and that we've taught to some of the world's best companies, including Slack, Airbnb, LEGO, Medium, Salesforce and many more. 

PLUS join us for an extra day of Advanced Facilitation training to learn how to facilitate with confidence, control unnecessary discussion, and deal with difficult people. 

See what participants say about our Bootcamp

Testimonials


WAIT, WHAT’S A DESIGN SPRINT?

The tech industry (not-so-secret) weapon for rapidly creating user-tested digital products. Used by Slack, Airbnb, Medium and almost every digital product out there, the sprint method gets your best ideas to market fast by cutting inefficiencies and maximizing your team’s output. We use it everyday. It works.


TICKET OPTIONS...

Standard Pass

2-DAY DESIGN SPRINT BOOTCAMP 

Come and learn the Design Sprint from the AJ&Smart team in an immersive 2-day bootcamp on the 27th - 28th November and also get lifetime access to the AJ&Smart Design Sprint Masterclass. With 60+ instructional videos that you can use as a lifetime reference, with always up-to-date material, as well as our Sprint slide deck, templates and all the resources we use to run sprints ourselves.

Find out more about the online Masterclass 


Platinum Pass

NEW OFFERING: GO PLATINUM AND GET THE FULL AJ&SMART EXPERIENCE

(ONLY 10 SEATS AVAILABLE) 

Get everything in the Standard Pass (the in-person bootcamp + online course) PLUS an exclusive, hands-on, Advanced Facilitation workshop on the 29th of November, with AJ&Smart's Head of Design Sprint Training, Dee Scarano!

Dee has delivered this same workshop to Google's Design Sprint facilitators in San Francisco, and it's now being delivered for the first time in Berlin! With advanced techniques like:

  • Setting yourself up for success
  • Giving clear instructions
  • Cutting out circular discussion
  • Dealing with skeptics and troublemakers
  • Answering difficult questions
  • Assessment of your personal facilitation style
    (with filming and playback)


WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE THE MASTERCLASS?

Write to support@ajsmart.com and we'll give you a special discount code for this Bootcamp.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS BOOTCAMP

Everyone who wants to build better products, faster. Especially:

Executives/Founders/Product Owners
Learn from your market, improve your product with user-tested prototyping.

UX Designers/Marketers/Engineers – all levels
Take home real goals, actionable next steps, and a repeatable design process.

Team Leads/Managers/Sprint Pros
Improve your facilitation techniques for sprints, workshops, and meetings. 


WHAT WILL I TAKE-AWAY FROM DESIGN SPRINT BOOTCAMP?

Delicious food, endless high-fives, and tangible skills to bring back to the office:

  1. Updated exercises for rapid design and concept creation
  2. Data-backed confidence in your product ideas
  3. Crowd-control and facilitation techniques
  4. Tactics for introducing sprints into your company
  5. Refreshed perspective and a crystal-clear roadmap


WHAT REAL HUMANS THINK ABOUT OUR BOOTCAMP


"AJ&Smart's Design Sprint Bootcamp was an incredibly valuable and enjoyable two days, that I know will have lasting impact on our business."
 
Tom Cannon, Salesforce AppExchange

"Impactful and easy to comprehend . . . Was a great Team Building exercise with my team!" - Sascha Fuhren, PlanetHome Group

"The Design Sprint Bootcamp was a perfect mix of hands-on experience with the method, along with great fun with smart people and shared insights. I find it really valuable that the organisers were very open to share their knowledge and pass the design sprint methodology to us, giving us tips how to facilitate a design sprint on our own. Sense of humour, great food and great vibe - loved it!" - Janet Todorova, Paysafe 

"I really enjoyed participating in the Design Sprint Bootcamp. AJ&Smart provided a very fresh and inspirational learning atmosphere coupled with practical expert tips on how to run a sprint yourself. I would recommend to try it out!" - Verena Lübken, EON

"It was intense, very inspiring. I really need to share this exercises within my company, it was very useful. I’m sure I will run design sprints in my team soon!" - Julia Rosich, Babbel

GET TO KNOW YOUR HOSTS

Greetings folks. We’re AJ & Smart— the antidote to agency hot-shots, painful design protocols, and useless meetings. We’re your friendly Berlin-based product design agency. And we like getting things done.

Everything we do is driven by the fast-paced Design Sprint method. It’s how we design, test and build the best version of your product without wasting your money. We’ve worked with companies like eBay, Red Bull, N26, and more

Our battle cry is and forever shall be — solve problems, then decorate.


Click here to see a video of the previous Bootcamp

Jake Knapp Bootcamp Video


How to SELL the Design Sprint: Immersive Half-Day Workshop

An exciting new training opportunity from AJ&Smart AJ&Smart have run more than 200 Design Sprints all over the world, and we've taught the Design Sprint to some of the world's best companies, including Slack, Airbnb, Medium, Salesforce, Lyft and many more. Design Sprints are highly profitible, and consultants and designers who are able to run them for clients are setting themselves apart, as well as being able to justify charging significantly more for their services. Now, we know we don't need to convince YOU of the value of the Design Sprint, but a question we get every day from people who can facilitate Design Sprints is 'how do I sell them as a service to companies?', so that's where this training comes in. Come along for an immersive and practical half-day workshop at AJ&Smart, where our Head of New Business, Penny Blackmore, will teach you how to sell the Design Sprint as a service.  WHAT IS IT AND WHO IS IT FOR? It's an exclusive, hands-on, half-day sales workshop on the 7th of September, with AJ&Smart's Head of New Business. Penny has sold the Design Sprint to some of the world's leading companies, and in this workshop she'll help you to: Educate your clients on when and why they should engage you for a Sprint Communicate the features and benefits of the Design Sprint  One-on-one sales deck coaching Practicing your pitch with feedback Overcoming client objections and common pitfalls in the sales process General sales tips and tricks If you're someone who wants to sell the Sprint as a service and make serious money from it then this is the training for you! The training will be limited to 10 people so that we can give you as much attention as possible.  !!NOTE: This training is for people who already know the Design Sprint, and ideally you've taken either our online Masterclass, and/or attended one of our in-person trainings.  See what participants say about our training BUT WAIT, WHAT’S A DESIGN SPRINT? The tech industry (not-so-secret) weapon for rapidly creating user-tested digital products. Used by Slack, Airbnb, Medium and almost every digital product out there, the sprint method gets your best ideas to market fast by cutting inefficiencies and maximizing your team’s output. We use it everyday. It works. WHAT REAL HUMANS THINK ABOUT OUR TRAINING "AJ&Smart's Design Sprint Bootcamp was an incredibly valuable and enjoyable two days, that I know will have lasting impact on our business." - Tom Cannon, Salesforce AppExchange "Impactful and easy to comprehend . . . Was a great Team Building exercise with my team!" - Sascha Fuhren, PlanetHome Group"The Design Sprint Bootcamp was a perfect mix of hands-on experience with the method, along with great fun with smart people and shared insights. I find it really valuable that the organisers were very open to share their knowledge and pass the design sprint methodology to us, giving us tips how to facilitate a design sprint on our own. Sense of humour, great food and great vibe - loved it!" - Janet Todorova, Paysafe  "I really enjoyed participating in the Design Sprint Bootcamp. AJ&Smart provided a very fresh and inspirational learning atmosphere coupled with practical expert tips on how to run a sprint yourself. I would recommend to try it out!" - Verena Lübken, EON "It was intense, very inspiring. I really need to share this exercises within my company, it was very useful. I’m sure I will run design sprints in my team soon!" - Julia Rosich, Babbel GET TO KNOW YOUR HOSTS Greetings folks. We’re AJ & Smart— the antidote to agency hot-shots, painful design protocols, and useless meetings. We’re your friendly Berlin-based product design agency. And we like getting things done. Everything we do is driven by the fast-paced Design Sprint method. It’s how we design, test and build the best version of your product without wasting your money. We’ve worked with companies like eBay, Red Bull, N26, and more Our battle cry is and forever shall be — solve problems, then decorate.

2-day Design Sprint Bootcamp

AJ&Smart Advanced Facilitation Training at Google (Invitation Only)

In collaboration with Google, AJ&Smart is teaching an exclusive Advanced Facilitation workshop, and you're invited! Originally imagined as an advanced training day for Google's certified Design Sprint Masters, Google has allowed us to open up a couple of spots for researchers, UX designers, product managers and other practitioners that want to run better workshops and meetings.  AJ&Smart will be teaching deceptively simple facilitation secrets to run smoother workshops, structure and shortcut discussions, deal with troublemakers, as well as to facilitate with authority and confidence. This is not a public event, but Google have generously offered to open up ten seats to our own special guests. So, if you're reading this, you must be special 🙂 Attendees do not necessarily need to be experts in the Design Sprint, but must have a good level of general workshop facilitation experience. This is not Design Sprint Training. You will not learn about Design Sprints in this workshop. What you'll learn Hacks to cut through circular discussion and make facilitation less stressful Simple secrets to running smoother workshops Removing ambiguity from instructions Dealing with difficult people Answering difficult questions Comanding authority and confidence Using reflection moments Bonus! You'll also learn a new type of workshop - almost a mini version of the Design Sprint - called the Lightning Decision Jam.
Jake European Tour”

2-day Design Sprint Bootcamp with Jake Knapp

Design Sprint Training Cover

2-day Design Sprint Bootcamp

Design Sprint Training Cover

2-day Design Sprint Bootcamp

Jake European Tour”

Official Design Sprint European Tour

Jake European Tour”

Official Design Sprint European Tour

Jake European Tour”

Official Design Sprint European Tour

Design Sprint Bootcamp

2-day Design Sprint Bootcamp

Design Sprint Bootcamp

2-day Design Sprint Bootcamp

Design Sprint Bootcamp

2-day Design Sprint Bootcamp

Design Sprint Conference

AJ&Smart at Design Sprint Conference

Design Bootcamp

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