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Design Thinking and Agile Workshop by Hard Yards

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Gather RVA (Hard Yards Richmond Office)

2400 Old Brick Rd.

The Shark Tank [Room]

Glen Allen, VA 23060

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THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE


While Design Thinking has become a recent buzzword, there are still a lot of question marks around it as well as how to put it to use in our everyday roles. Whether you are a scrum master, product owner, devops person, or simply curious, this course aims to demonstrate to participants the benefits of using design thinking in small ways, as well as what it might look like at scale.

After a short introduction to the principles of Design Thinking, you will learn by doing and work together in teams on a simulated exercise.

Guided by your instructors, you will learn practical techniques that you can start using the very next day at work.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES


  • Learn concrete tools that help apply Design Thinking principles to your everyday work to include:

    • Empathy interviews: improve the way you ask questions and connect with customers to understand what they need and want

    • Affinity clustering and insight generation: turn conversations and interviews into high impact areas of focus for your organization and team

    • Ideation and brainstorming techniques: learn tools to guide a team from insights into action

    • Introduction to Prototyping.

  • Learn how and when to apply the right tools to real-life situations

  • To de-mistfy Design Thinking and understand why it’s important

  • Determine who should use it, when and for what purpose

  • Learn how to get started using simple, easy to employ techniques around:

  • Connecting with customers

  • Turning insights into action

  • Continual learning and experimentation

  • Demonstrate the benefits and outcomes via a simulated exercises.


YOUR INSTRUCTORS



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ASHLEY SHOVAL, DESIGN CONSULTANT

Before joining Hard Yards as a design thinking specialist, Ashley taught advertising strategy and creative at Virginia Commonwealth University. There, she coached her students to win national awards in product innovation by turning insights into action. Prior to that, she worked at several ad agencies including TBWA\Chiat\Day, the firm that wrote the book on Disruption methodology. Beyond that, Ashley launched her own photography company and an organic market and cafe in Manhattan. Ashley earned her BA in Economics at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College including time spent at Reading and Oxford Universities, and her MS at VCU’s Brandcenter.


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MICHAEL VIZDOS, PARTNER

Michael Vizdos is a Partner at Hard Yards and is a CST (Certified Scrum Trainer). He works with the team training, consulting and mentoring clients internationally. Michael is the creator of ImplementingScrum.com and has been in the industry for over twenty-five years; he is an early agile pioneer and co-authored a book with Scott Ambler. Michael is also the Scrum Master in Residence at VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) da Vinci Center and received his B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.



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Gather RVA (Hard Yards Richmond Office)

2400 Old Brick Rd.

The Shark Tank [Room]

Glen Allen, VA 23060

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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