Product Managers and Product Designers face big questions every day. Now there’s a surefire way to answer these important questions; the SPRINT. Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X.

Here’s what you need to know about this event:

When and where is it on?

Wednesday July 18th at the Chartered Accountant House, Pearce Street, Dublin 1

How many years has it been going?

Sprint (Solve Big Problems and Test Ideas in Just Five Days) was first published in 2016. The Design Sprint Ireland meetup was set up in May 2017. This is our 4th facilitators’ workshop

What was the inspiration to start it?

Reading Jake’s book Sprint and then going to his workshop. We have attended 3 of his workshops the last one as recent as last week.

What exciting things can people look forward to?

The can learn to run their own Design Sprints.

“The Design Sprint workshop with Rohan and Raomal was really excellent. The hands-on approach to learning, and obvious passion for the subject shine through the whole day. I look forward to applying my this new technique and running our first sprint in MoneyMate” – Ronan Brennan, CTO, MoneyMate

“The Design Sprint workshop provided us with a solid framework for creating, curating and realising ideas. Together we cut through the complexity and generate workable solutions which can quickly make their way into our customer’s hands. I would highly recommend this” – Mark Foley, UI/UX Design Lead, Poppulo

What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

Attendees learn how to run their own Design Sprints. They are guided through a hands-on, simulated experience of a Design Sprint, in almost real-time. They get to master the exercises by actually doing them.

Who will be speaking?

Rohan Perera, organiser of the Design Sprint Ireland meetup. Rohan is an evangelist of the Design Sprint process, speaker at many conferences about the subject and has run multiple Design Sprints. This is his 4th facilitators’ workshop.

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

Just turn up! Bring a laptop with you.

How can people book tickets?

Book tickets at

There is a limited number of tickets available.

Anything else you’d like to add?

The following companies have participated in the facilitators’ workshop: Aviva, Science Foundation Ireland, Poppulo, Altify, PlusVital, Dun & Bradstreet, Davy’s, UCD, JCI, Ammeon, Fexco, NDRC.


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