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Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile

Time to complete: 3h 40m

Published byO'Reilly Media, Inc.

CreatedMay 2018

To develop products for today’s increasingly sophisticated and demanding users, in a dynamic technological landscape, you and your organization need to be nimble and fast in reacting to ever-changing market trends. To stay on top, more and more product development teams are adopting Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile paradigms to help them become more responsive to their customers’ needs. Each of these mindsets brings its own kind of value to different phases of the product development lifecycle. And even though their origins differ—industrial design, manufacturing, and software development, respectively—the philosophies, ideas, and characteristics are complementary to and compatible with one another.

In this learning path, which is intended for product designers, product managers, design managers, UX engineers, as well as CEOs, and CTOs, you’ll learn about techniques for adopting Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile methodologies in your company or organization, and look at tools that you can use to measure your progress and results. You’ll see how by fully embracing these mindsets, your group will quickly reap the benefits of being a more competitive, efficient, and customer-centric unit.

What you’ll learn—and how you can apply it

  • Learn how to teach and measure the adoption of Design Thinking in an organization
  • Learn the most popular Agile methods for application development and maintenance
  • Learn how Agile, Lean, and Design Thinking can help your company or organization reduce risk

This learning path is for you because…

  • You’re a designer, product designer, or product manager who wants to explore ways to make your team more flexible, responsive, and able to rapidly effect changes in your product designs
  • You’re a CEO or CTO looking to build and manage design teams that will more effectively produce the products your customers want


  • You should be familiar with product design concepts and general practices (although it’s not required)

Materials or downloads needed in advance: None