Align, Validate
and Innovate Faster

We teach Product & Innovation Managers how to align stakeholders, facilitate decision-making and validate new product ideas with Problem Framing and Design Sprints.  


Leveraging two decades of product and innovation experience, our approach enables organizations to confidently define problems, identify growth opportunities and validate solutions at speed.

More about our vision
For Product Managers: identify & validate new propositions for growth

Discover how we helped Redbull shift focus from features to customers.

For Corporate Innovators: kickstart a sustainable culture of innovation.

Sparking a growth mindset at SAP with Design Sprint Hackathons

For Business Executives:
find new business models and revenue streams

Using Problem Framing to move a major newspaper from print to digital

For Facilitators:
Learn our two methods for better decision-making and effective collaboration

How Google embraced Problem Framing to make better decisions

Top brands trust us to lead the way

Explore our services

Facilitation & Consulting

We partner with ambitious teams to envision a bolder future, to invent new products,  services, or business models, and uncover opportunities for growth.

Training & Certification

Equip your talent with the effective and practical methods for collaboration, creative problem-solving and critical decision-making — designed for easy integration into any existing workflows without disrupting operations.

What sets us apart

Proven Results

Our methods work across diverse sectors, from tech to healthcare, consistently yielding tangible outcomes.

Plug & Play

Our frameworks seamlessly integrate with your Innovation, Agile, or Lean processes — ready to implement right away.

Pioneering Expertise

As early adopters of design sprints, our depth of experience is unmatched.

Leading with empathy

Our approach ensures solutions resonate with your customers. Because we start with them.

Data-driven approach

We believe that smart decisions can only be rooted in tangible evidence and insights.

Clarity over complexity

We don't use fancy words and consultant jargon. We rely on common sense and strive for clarity.

Discover how we can help

Why miss out on a brief conversation with our team to see how our methods might perfectly align with your objectives?

Insights and Case Studies
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Our success stories speak for themselves
Tim-Allan Schäufelin
Senior Product Manager @ Adidas

John and the Design Sprint Academy are a highly professional team. They helped to identify the right problems, generate a context that was needed to find the right answers, and enabled our team to have creative exchanges and take a significant step forward in our project. All this considered our needs and was tailored during the process.

Seamus Gavin
Innovation Manager @ BSI Group

DSA gave me a great grounding in facilitation techniques and design sprint methodology. The quality of their tuition and facilitation and attention to detail in how they present their approach sets them apart.

Audrey Watanabe
Associate Manager, Inventor Relations @ MATTEL

I recently participated in a design sprint training and it was GREAT! Design Sprint Academy was professional, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about the seminar material and helped my group feel comfortable and confident as well.
The hands-on learning was excellent, and I really appreciated getting both participant and facilitator perspectives.

Christine Davey
Head of Digital Business Transformation @ Which?

The strongest outcome for me was the ability to scale capability quickly. We now deliver Problem Framing sessions in-house directly off the back of the Design Sprint Certification program.

Gavriel Magonet
Fintech Creative Technologist, Strategist @ Runpath by Experian

Working with Design Sprint Academy we completely unlocked the benefits of design sprints promised in the book Sprint. Design Sprints are now a cornerstone of how we work and we continue to improve them with help from the Design Sprint Academy.

Felix Wang
Senior UX Designer @ Google

DSA is one of the leading organizations on bringing the Design Sprint methodology to an ever-growing audience. They are great strategic collaborators and bring a wealth of experience from the facilitation of Design Sprints to scaled outreach and education of the broader Design Sprint Community. The team consistently produces great work and constantly shares their recent learnings and insights with the community.

Els Quentyn
Innovation Manager @ Arteco NV

Both the problem framing and the design sprint were conducted under excellent moderation. The DSA facilitator was strict on time when required, inspirational when possible, and demanding and ambitious when needed!

Chris Wahl
Innovation Project Manager @ Turner Construction Company

DSA provides an amazing training experience. John and the team have developed a professional and fun experience with just the right mix of presentation content and hands-on demonstrations. I'm confident we can apply the methodologies taught to deliver impact!

David Chavez
Senior Design Manager | Seller Experience @ eBay

DSA mastered the art of the perfect remote sprint. We had a week-long sprint and a 2-day training session with them, led by John. His expertise and efficiency in facilitating remote sprints were evident. His experience and insightful examples answered all our queries. For top-notch design sprint facilitation, choose John and his team. I highly recommend him and look forward to future collaborations.

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Step into the future with our simple, yet effective methods.
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