Lean Inception Training

How to build to the right product and guide your team to great success?


Based on the best-selling book Lean Inception: How to Align People and Build the Right Product, a method designed by Paulo Caroli, Training is a collaborative workshop that will help you align a group of people on the solution proposal to be built. A sequence of several, with Design Thinking Lean StartUp techniques, that promotes you, and your activities and more definition of objectives, strategies and the scope of the product, all this so that money will never strive for the wrong product.

  • Diverging and converging in order to generate between people with different perspectives, such as business, User eXperience and developers.
  • Define the Minimum Viable Product (MVP), the heart of the Lean StartUp movement, driving the Build, Measure, Learn cycle.
  • Come and join the Lean Inception training by the Lean Inception author.

    This book (and method) was born and have been growing in Brazil since 2011. From 2000 to 2008 Paulo has lived at Silicon Valley, where he was an early adopter of Agile, Lean StartUp and Design Thinking, the major influencers for Lean Inception. In 2019 Paulo moved to Europe and, along with other Lean Inception experienced facilitators,  has been sharing about it worldwide. The book is a best seller on Amazon.com.br and has helped many Brazilian agile teams and companies to align people build the right product, effectively combining Design Thinking and Lean StartUp.

    Paulo Caroli has facilitated more that 400 Lean Inceptions, he was been the keynote speaker on the major Brazilian conferences on the past years, and the Lean Inception book training has been delivered to more than 6000 satisfied people (NPS average of 9,32).

    Below is more info on the training, including places and dates (outside of Brazil).

You will learn

  • MVP PWhat is a Lean Inception?
  • How to facilitate a Lean Inception?
  • How to create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?
  • Good facilitation practices
  • All the activities that take place in a Lean Inception to help a group of people align about and plan the Minimum Viable Product  (MVP): Product Vision; Is – Isn’t – Does – Doesn’t; Personas; Users’ Journey; Feature Brainstorming; Technical, UX and Business Review;Sequencer and MVP Canvas.

Target Audience

  • Agile Coaches
  • Product Owners (PO)
  • Scrum Masters
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business analysts
  • User eXperience
  • Product Managers
  • Developers


  • Remote (online and live) training: duration of 9 hours.
  • Presential training: duration of 8 hours.

Training participation includes


For more information, contact [email protected].

In Company Training

You can either bring this training to your company (+ 34 694633940 or [email protected]) or decide the training date and timing.

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Before, we used the ´push training agenda´, which basically meant we were pushing our training agenda to you. We have now changed to a ´Pull training agenda´, where you are actively involved in deciding the training date and timing. Join this training WhatsApp group to decide the training date and time (the first five people in the group will trigger this decision).

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Frequently asked questions about training

What do I get by participating in the training?

In addition to participating in the planning for a MVP and networking with other participants, you will have the opportunity to discuss facilitation tips and frequently asked questions about the book and Lean Inceptions. You will receive a book, supporting material, and your CLF – Certified Lean Inception Facilitator certificate of participation in this training.

Who will teach the training?

One of the Certified Lean Inception Trainers — CLT®, all very experienced in the subject and with excellent feedback from those who participated in previous trainings. Check here the list with all CLT®s. Authorized trainers always cherish ethics, respect for society and people. We respect and follow our Code of Conduct.

After this training, am I a Lean Inception facilitator?

That’s the intent. In the Lean Inception Training, the CLF® person receives the necessary tools and tips to facilitate Lean Inception workshops, increasing the chances of success for teams, companies and their products. With each Lean Inception facilitation, you will accumulate experience and improve with each facilitation. So you have to practice, a lot.

What are people saying about this training?

Lean Inception has become one of my favorites tools to bring alignment in a team when starting a new project, not only because of it effectiveness, but also due to its simplicity and focus on team empowerment. The training is very hands-on, actively engaging with the participants and successfully showing many different situations you may experience during the inception. Be ready to participate!

Luis Garcia Antunez

This training has condensed many years of knowledge down into an easily digestible format. This teaches you how to understand the business problems, how to discover solutions to those problems and how to validate and priorities against a number of different techniques. If you’re looking to skyrocket your inception skills, the Lean Inception training is really worth your time.

Charles Anthony Harnan
Business Analyst

The lean inception method will be a great improvement for us as a company, to be able to align the business and technology part of the company on what to build while at the same time making sure we are building the right product.

Dennis Nilsson
Business Developer

This workshop is quite dynamic and hands on. I am su[er motivated to apply what I learned in my start up for the MVP definition.



Sonia Reyes
Project Manager

Project managers face common challenges in their roles regardless of geographic location or culture. The Lean Inception training focuses on those common challenges and how to improve upon them in your organization. Thank you.

Xavier Contaoi
Product Delivery Manager

It was a great experience to gain a deeper understanding of the Lean Inception activities as well as learn more about the facilitators role and how to enable a successful inception.

Thomas Heyen
Digital Consultant & Head of Project Management

I had the pleasure to participate in the Lean Inception training. It was a great hands on workshop where you get a very good idea on what is really an MVP and how everyone involved can define what should be part of it after the exercises and dynamics that are part of the Lean Inception programme. Plus you also get to learn some nice tips about facilitating!

Carlos Rigo

Through this effective workshop it is possible to learn how to conduct a Lean Inception from beginning to end, in addition to experiencing in practice each proposed tool. After this workshop you will feel prepared to help your team to define a MVP (minimum viable product) successfully!

Joice Hahn
Agile Project Manager

This training is the most worthwhile way to become a Lean Inception facilitator. The real examples provided make the learnt concepts meaningful while the most complex questions are effectively answered by the trainers. During the sessions of the training I’ve been enlightened with different techniques and ideas that I can apply as a facilitator to ensure a successful inception. I highly recommend the Lean Inception training to anyone who wants to run an inception like an expert.

Sergio Paredes
Software Developer

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