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The Agile Design Thinking Experience- Working Together Better

When an organization embarks on an agile transformation journey, very often focus is given to enabling the skill at the technical (IT) level. The development teams are trained in various Agile practices and techniques. While development team is delivering the products / services at a faster speed, which is the main objective in many agile teams, it runs into risk of losing sight with the original business (users) intend and thus creating the (requirement) gap between business (users) and IT.

Design Thinking is a process for creative problem solving that focus on the people they are creating for. By following the process and using the supported methodologies it equips product team members with skills to sense the users / market needs. It is a human-centred approach, striking a balance among users, technologies and business. Design Thinking is there to bridge the gap between the user and business, and between the user and IT.

Course Objectives:

This workshop is designed to be a Design Thinking and Agile integrated course to equip participants with an overview knowledge of Design Thinking: experience how the Design Thinking process works and how the generated ideas get implemented using Agile development method.<?p>

It is a blended learning experience with mix of learning (videos, online learning and reading contents) and interactive hands-on group activities that allow participants to experience how Design Thinking process is applied using a real-life case study.

LEGO® Serious Paly® method are used to facilitate some of the interactive activities e.g. Persona Mapping.

Course Hightlights

  • Describe the basic tenets of Design Thinking – the definition, the mindsets and attributes of a Design Thinking
  • Distinguish different types of Design Thinking in relation to the real-life application – how do it relate to other frameworks like Lean and Agile
  • Apply the Design Thinking 5 Steps Process (Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototyping, Test) - methods and toolkits
  • Implement idea using the integrated Design Thinking and Agile methodology


All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Tertiary Courses after achieved at least 75% attendance.

Funding and Grant Applications

Click the links below to apply. Note that you need to register the course first.

For Singaporeans: SkillsFuture Credit

For Company: SSG Training Grant

Course Code: CRS-N-0049682

Course Booking

$600.00 (GST-exclusive)

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Course Cancellation/Reschedule Policy

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the course due to unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled, we will refund 100% to participants.
Note the venue of the training is subject to changes due to class size and availability of the classroom.
Note the minimal class size to start a class is 3 Pax.

Course Details

Day 1 

Topic 1: Introduction to Design Thinking

  • Topic 1.1 – What is Design Thinking
  • Topic 1.2 – Design Thinking Mindsets
  • Topic 1.3 – Variants Design Thinking Frameworks and relationship with Lean and Agile

Topic 2: Design Thinking Applied in Real Life

  • Topic 2.1: The Design Thinking Context. 10 Types of innovation
  • Topic 2.2: What is a good design
  • Topic 2.3: Implementing Design Thinking in your workplace

Topic 3: Use case study: Understand the challenge and users

  • Topic 3.1 Obtaining a Challenge
  • Topic 3.2 Persona Mapping
  • Topic 3.3 Introduction to Common Empathy methods: Interview, observation, user participatory workshop

Day 2

Topic 4: Apply the 5 Stages of Design Thinking

  • Topic 4.1 – Analyse information using Empathy Map, Customer Journey Map, Affinity Map
  • Topic 4.2 – Synthesize information, reframe the Challenge, define customer Point Of View (POV), “How Might We” (HMW) Questions
  • Topic 4.3 – Brainstorming generate ideas, select idea
  • Topic 4.4 – Prototype idea. Types of prototyping methods
  • Topic 4.5 - Test your prototype and collect feedback

Topic 5: Evaluate and Implement idea using Agile Scrum

  • Topic 5.1 – Evaluate Idea business case using Business Canvas
  • Topic 5.2 – Agile Scrum overview
  • Topic 5.3 – Agile artefact, Idea, Features, Stories and Tasks. Convert idea into Features
  • Topic 5.4 – Putting Features into Agile Release Plan

Topic 6: Assessment / Closing

  • Course Assessment Online Quiz
  • Create and share “30 Day Action Plan”
  • Retrospective / Q&A
  • Closing

Course Admin


: Basic understanding of Agile Scrum

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone who is new to Design Thinking and have a desire to want to know more about their customer or market
  • Anyone who know or have been practicing Agile wants to know how to build products or services that users like


Design Thinking TrainerChoong Sin Fatt is a highly experienced Agile transformation consultant, adult educator, facilitator and curriculum designer. He has over 20 years of IT solution architect and 5 years of consulting experience in areas of Lean and Agile Management, Design Thinking.
Sin Fatt has significant experience in consulting training which includes design, development and delivery of Agile Transformation programs for numerous leading global organizations like Cathy Pacific Airways, Huawei, Standard Chartered Bank, UOB, OCBC, AmBank, True Ascend Thailand, Siam Commercial Bank.

Sin Fatt is also the founder of Noveltage Consulting – a training, consulting service provider that help organizations to redesign the way teams learn Agile with blended Design Thinking using the LEGO Serious Play method.

Sin Fatt is an ACTA certified trainer. He graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the National University Of Singapore.


  • Certified SCRUM Master (CSM)
  • Certified Product Owner (CSPO)
  • SPC 4 (SAFe Program Consultant)
  • Certified Design Thinking Facilitator
  • Certified LEGO Serious Play Facilitator
  • WSQ Advanced Certification in Training and Assessment (ACTA)
  • Design Thinking For Result – Duke University CE

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