• 17th Sep 19
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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What is this course?

This one-day workshop will take students on a truly creative journey to discovery. Attendees will graduate fully equipped with visualisation concepts, tools and techniques as well as a clear and engaging storyboard bursting with business value.

Attendees will be provided with a basic foundation of visual skills before progressing with a variety of storyboarding techniques to narrate a unique customer or business story. By the end of the day students will have created a highly refined large-scale storyboard ready to present to key stakeholders.

This is an Informal but immersive one-day learning experience

What will you learn?

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • •   Gain the ability to support a working group to express ideas and solve problems effectively by applying a visual language
  • •   Build a reusable bank of images that can be employed for facilitation, coaching and classroom purposes
  • •   Gain an awareness of how to build on ideas and create a highly refined storyboard
  • •   Learn how to a facilitate a storyboarding session with teams
What will you receive?

Two days of high quality instruction from Stuart Young , a professional live illustrator and Certified ScrumMaster with a deep-rooted appreciation of Agile Principles. Stuart has harnessed his creative skills to translate concepts and processes into engaging visuals during workshops, events and conferences. Also included are:

  • •   A sketchbook and drawing materials
  • •   A vast selection of reusable images
  • •   A variety of flip-chart size graphic templates
  • •   A large scale bespoke Illustrated Storyboard
  • •   Scrum Education Units (SEUs) - Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs towards their CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) through the Scrum Alliance.
  • •   PMI Professional Development Units (PDUS) - Two days of high quality instruction from Stuart Young , a professional live illustrator and Certified ScrumMaster with a deep-rooted appreciation of Agile Principles.
What topics are covered?
  • •   The theory behind visualisation, learning styles and visual concepts
  • •   Practising basic seed shapes before progressing to idea-focused drawings
  • •   Collaborative sketching
  • •   Introduction to the benefits of Storyboarding
  • •   The key ingredients of a Storyboard
  • •   Creating a narrative flow of the big picture from beginning to end
  • •   Establishing key milestones and panel elaboration
  • •   Camera angles, framing shots, creation and refinement
  • •   Presentation, feedback and digital approaches
Who is this course suitable for?

This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to learn and improve their visualisation skills for use within business contexts. The following individuals will benefit from this course:

• Team members
• Project Managers
• Product Owner
• Scrum Masters
• Business Visionary
• Workshop Facilitator
• Agile Analyst
• Business Analyst
• Trainers
• Facilitators
• Teachers
• Presenters
• Coaches

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Pre-requisites are not required for this course but it is helpful if students come equipped with a story they wish to capture visually such as a customer journey, product roadmap, plan or vision.

How should I prepare for this course?

This workshop does not require any pre-course preparation.

What about exams and certifications?

This workshop does not provide a formal certification and does not include an exam.

Venue:   London - Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican is located in the heart of London, next door to Barbican tube and close to hotels and restaurants. There are a good selection of Air BnB properties nearby too.

Free teas and coffee is provided throughout the day and complementary sparkling and still water is availible in the training room. A healthy cooked lunch is provided along with a continental breakfast to start your training off right.


From Barbican ( Tube) – Less Than 30 Seconds

When exiting the Barbican Tube Station, simply turn right and you’ll find CCT Venues-Barbican in Aldersgate House on the corner, right next door to the Piazza coffee shop.

From Farringdon (British Rail / Tube) – 5 Minutes

Turn left out of the station and carry on to the junction at the end of Cowcross Street. Then, at Barclays Bank, take a left onto Charterhouse Street. Walk along Charterhouse Street to the end of the road, turn right onto Aldersgate Street. CCT Venues-Barbican is thirty seconds down the road next to Barbican Station in Aldersgate House.

From St Paul’s (Tube) – 5 Minutes

Take the exit onto Newgate Street and follow the signs to the Museum of London. Walk past the Museum of London roundabout and up Aldersgate Street until you reach Long Lane. Cross the road and CCT Venues-Barbican is on the left in Aldersgate House, next to Barbican station.

From Paddington Train Station

Take the Circle Line and alight at Barbican, then follow the directions from Barbican station.

From Kings Cross Train Station

Take the Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City line to Barbican and follow the directions from Barbican station.

From Waterloo Train Station

Take the Northern Line to Embankment. Change to Circle line to Barbican and follow the directions from Barbican station.

From Victoria Station

Take the Victoria line underground to King’s Cross Station. Change at King’s Cross for the Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City Underground lines to Barbican tube, and follow the directions from Barbican station.

NCP, London Aldersgate
Just Park, Charterhouse Square

  • Trainer: Stuart Young

    Stuart Young headshot

    Stuart is a professional live illustrator with extensive traditional/ Agile Project management experience and a deep-rooted appreciation for Agile Principles and Methodologies. He has harnessed his creative skills to translate concepts and processes into engaging visuals during workshops, events and conferences.

    With international notoriety within the Agile Community, Stuart has provided his services at various Scrum Alliance Global Gatherings/ Retreats. In addition he has illustrated at an endless list of popular Agile conferences such as the Agile Testing Days in Berlin, the Lean Agile Scotland Conference and the London Lean Kanban event. By combining both creative and analytical skills Stuart contributes to team visioning/ planning workshops and retrospectives by offering captivating visuals that crystallise ideas and learning. When he’s not coaching, delivering training and live illustrating, Stuart is running a number of ‘Innovation through Visualisation’ workshops to support individuals to gain the confidence to draw and collaborate effectively. The newly gained skills assist teams to solve problems and map ideas with the use of graphic metaphors and additional visualisation techniques.

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