CTG Academy

DSA Certified Design Sprint Master (CDSM)

Be submersed in 2 days of intense brainstorming and product development. Learn how to facilitate Design Sprints, so you can run them at your company (or for customers) with a small team, to tackle all kinds of challenges and make important decisions.

What is a Design Sprint? Based upon the original 5-day process created by Google Ventures - it's an ideal framework to validate ideas and solve problems - in just a matter of days!

The Design Sprint theory can help you if you:

  • seek to drive innovation and encourage user-centred thinking.
  • want to improve or adapt your products or services in a few days.
  • are looking to quickly create a tangible prototype to test with customers.

Earners of this badge understand the best practices of design thinking and innovation associated with Design Sprints. They have a strong command of the 5 Design Sprint phases (Understand, Collect Ideas & Sketch, Decide, Prototype and Validate), and have the ability to validate ideas and compile solutions while implementing the Design Sprint theory.

provided by: Design Sprint Alliance


Currently no (other) upcoming dates are planned for this course


Course Objectives

  • Understand the best practices of design thinking and innovation associated with design sprints.
  • Gain a strong command of the five phases of design sprints: Understand, Collect Ideas & Sketch, Decide, Prototype and Validate.
  • Be able to validate ideas and compile solutions for challenges through the use of the design sprint framework.

Typical Audience

Anyone who is interested in innovation and solving complex problems in a group of 7-10 people less than a week.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for attending this course. All you need is the energy and ability to actively participate and abstain from distractions like your cellphone and emails for the duration of the course.

Course Delivery

Throughout the course, an accredited trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real world projects.

Different mock exams ensure an optimal preparation for the real certification exam.

Courses can be given in English or in Dutch. Course material is in English.

The course and the exam are offered in cooperation with our partner Brightest.

Course Venue

The course duration is 2 days.

The exam (optional) is organised at the end of the 2nd day and is a one-hour multiple-choice exam.

Exams are available in English.

This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Course Administration


€ 1000/person for 2 days. All prices are exclusive of the exam fee, which is subject to change. At the time of publishing the exam fee is € 190 per person. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages included.


  • By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
  • By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm.
All courses are organized at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium) or can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.
The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

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