Rohan Perera, Consultant – Lean Disruptor

Rohan Perera, Consultant - Lean Disruptor

“My best work happened when I had a big challenge and not quite enough time”
-Jake Knapp

Rohan Perera is an advocate of Jake Knapp’s (Author of SPRINT, How to SOLVE Big Problem and TEST New Ideas in Just FIVE Days) SPRINT process. Rohan attended Jake’s first two workshops in Bologna and Berlin. Soon after that, he was a guest designer at an AJ & Smart Design Sprint (Berlin). Rohan has facilitated multiple Design Sprints and is an evangelist of this game-changing methodology.
Rohan teaches Lean Start-up, Customer Development, Design Thinking, Design Sprints, Finance, Business Planning and Business Model Innovation. He has worked on several start-up programmes such as the Enterprise Ireland funded New Frontiers programme run in DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) and IADT (Institute of Art, Design and Technology), the iCubed student accelerator programme in DIT and SEIs (Social Entrepreneurs Ireland) impact programme, along with running Bootcamps at INSEAD and IADT.

When he is not teaching, he consults with government bodies, large corporations and early/medium stage start-ups, focus area’s being Lean Start-up, Business Modelling and Design sprints.
Clients include and not limited to: Darley, Glandore, An Garda Síochána, DJEI (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation), HSE (Health Service Executive), Screen Training Ireland and Eli Lilly.

Design Sprint workshop

  • How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution?
  • What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start?
  • What will your idea look like in real life?

Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day. Now there’s a surefire way to answer these important questions; the SPRINT. Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X.
You may have noticed Facebook’s updated Newsfeed. This was a direct result of a Sprint. Design Sprints are used for updating existing products as well as creating and testing new ones. (Here’s a medium post from one of their lead designers.)
Blue Bottle Coffee is valued at $700 million due to Nestlé acquiring a majority stake in them. Before they ran a Sprint they were not selling outside of the U.S. They ideated and tested their new website using this process with Jake Knapp (see here).
In this hands-on workshop, you will be given a taster of what a Design Sprint is about and the mindset necessary to be involved in one. You will be applying the Sprint principles in attempting to solve to a real-world problem within a limited time frame.
Facebook, Slack, Savioke, Bluebottle Coffee, Lego, Microsoft, Google have all run very successful Sprints using the Jake Knapp’s Sprint process.