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Design Thinking toolbox for Project Managers

Design Thinking toolbox for Project Managers

Design Thinking toolbox for Project Managers



Do you feel like you're juggling competing expectations, priorities, and people?

Join the interactive session to learn and experiment in Design Thinking, and which simple tools can support you with delivering a project where your stakeholders feel engaged from start to end. The session is designed to teach you about the principles of human-centric problem finding and iterative solution creation. Sign up and walk away with concrete tips and tricks to bring back to your project work (both online and on-site)!

Design thinking methods originated from observing the way designers go about understanding their client's needs and creating products they truly love. As project managers, we deliver solutions and innovation to our clients or stakeholders hoping they value the results as much as the project team who designed them.

How do we make sure we understand needs and create something truly valuable?

There are many design thinking principles, methods and tools that can enhance your project delivery - be it classic or agile. Here are a few of the topics which will be covered by your speakers & facilitators both from theory and practice perspectives:

=>Breaking the ice and connecting

* Facilitating open conversations about project objectives, scope and outcomes
* Amplifying voices and sharing ideas in a safe space
* Diffusing tension or disagreements

=>Improving Transparency and Alignment:

* Reaching alignment and prioritization across stakeholders
* Democratic and simple decision making
* Running great project meetings and retrospectives

=>Problem finding and target framing:

* Observing beyond the obvious
* Identifying and agreeing on the right problems and objectives
* Understanding the needs and goals of clients and stakeholders

=>Ideation and iterative solution generation:

* Creative thinking and prototyping
* User testing
* Evaluation and improvements

Our team of certified facilitators is looking forward to taking you on a Design Thinking journey around human-centered methods!

After the event, there will be an apéro and the opportunity to network with other attendees and speakers.


Our speakers


Anjelica Perini

Anjelica Perini  

Anjelica is a Manager in Protiviti Switzerland developing the Innovation and Organizational Transformation practice. She is certified in Design Thinking with LUMA, and has developed extensive experience in designing and facilitating strategical and operational workshops. Her deep process knowledge and optimization expertise give her the ability to quickly identify the potential for improvement in existing processes and initiatives.


Ennika-Anneli Vork

Ennika-Anneli Vork  

Ennika is a Senior Manager in Protiviti Switzerland where she leads the Business Performance Improvement practice. Her experience in introducing innovation management, business intelligence & data analytics as well as new working methodologies has helped companies to improve their products, software & services and enable data-driven steering and decision-making. She is certified in design thinking and agile methodologies.


Yannis Kavvadias

Yannis Kavvadias  

Yannis leads the Protiviti Switzerland Internal Audit and Financial Advisory – Finance practice. He is certified in Design Thinking with LUMA and in LEAN with CETPM in Germany. He has successfully facilitated Design Thinking sessions as part of complex discussions, counterparts and projects with various stakeholders and environments. He thrives on working with different industries and cultures with an aim to bringing the best out of his teams.


Giancarlo Lanzarini

Giancarlo Lanzarini  

Giancarlo is a Manager in Protiviti’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice. He is a Design Thinking practitioner certified by the LUMA Institute.He is proficient in applying the Design Thinking methodologies to address business challenges both during in-person and remote meeting. He is passionate about innovation topics and is capable to coach and facilitate team members in a more collaborative, creative, and productive way.



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Event Properties

Event Date 17-05-2022 17:30
Event End Date 17-05-2022 20:30
Individual Price On-site Event: 30 - 55 CHF
Event language English
No. of Strategic PDUs 1
No. of Technical PDUs 1
No. of Leadership PDUs 1
Location SIX Convention Point, Zurich

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