Design Thinking for Agile Practitioners

Do you like to concept of Design Thinking but find it hard to integrate into your agile development process? If so then this course is for you.  Benefit from the instructors years of experience of working with agile teams and design your own optimal integration. 

This is an in person course. It will take place in 22 Tudor Street, London, just a 4-minute walk from Blackfriars underground and mainline station. 
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 11 Oct 2022
 9:30am - 5pm (UK)


  • 4 Chapters
  • 2 Assignments
  • 1 day

In this course you will learn

  • The core principles of Design Thinking (DT).
  • What the optimal cadence is of the different Design Thinking activities that leads to the best possible experience in the shortest time possible.
  • Why the agile cadence cannot be mapped directly onto the UX design activities.
  • How an optimal DT integration leads to a reduction in sprints.
  • How to optimally integrate DT into your agile way of working.

Is this course right for me?

This is a course for people with a software coding, business analyst, product development, scrum master, project management or similar background. 

All participants are assumed to have hands-on experience of working within an agile development environment. 

No detailed knowledge of Design Thinking, User Centered Design, UX (research & design) or similar is required. 

Cancellation policy

Things don't always work out! After you register, if something changes and you have to cancel:
  • 30 business days prior to the start date the fee is totally refundable minus a 5% administration fee.
  • 20 business days prior to the start date is 50% refundable, plus a 5% administration fee.
  • 10 business days before training start day, no refund. Acceptance of transfer of dates is at XT collective's discretion and may incur a nominal fee.

General information

We require a minimum of four participants for a course to go ahead. In the unlikely event that we do not attain the minimum class size, we retain the right to cancel the course. If this happens, we will inform participants at least five business days before the course date and either issue a full refund or re-book your course to a later date, if preferred.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Leo Poll, PhD

President Akendi UK
Technically everything is possible; making it work for people is where the real challenges are. Addressing these challenges from an end-user perspective in a way that makes business sense is what has driven Leo throughout his career. With more than 20 years of experience he is able to bring an ability of strong lateral thinking combined with very broad domain knowledge of applications/ markets and technical enablers.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Philip Watson

Senior Experience Designer
An experienced product designer, Philip has worked in the education, government, healthcare and technology sectors. The last twelve years have seen Philip take several roles, from freelance product designer, to front-end developer and UX designer. As a fully trained teacher, Philip taught Design and Technology at secondary and tertiary level for over nine years.
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