Product Owner Success Toolkit Workshop

Vasco Duarte, Workshop 9 May 2019 Trento, (english tongue).

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Product Owner proven tools and practices that help you and your focus on delivery value, not reports. Delivering value in the digital age.

This Workshop is for you if…

  • You have tried to involve stakeholders, but they don’t agree on what value is: You ask one stakeholder, and then another and finally realise that the definition of “value” is not the same for them. Perhaps not even clear. How do we get multiple stakeholders to collaborate and define value for our product? We need an approach to explore and define value, so that we can easily prioritize and reduce scope when needed. 
  • You have talked to customers, and found out how hard it is to understand their real problems: Talking to customers should be a practice in all product teams. But how do you make those conversations productive and learn what is their real problem instead of getting a list of features that they want but don’t use? 
  • You want to measure value concretely, but don’t know how: Even if stakeholders agree on what value is, often they can’t come up with a way to quantify it. Value is only useful if we can measure it concretely as part of our product development and feedback process. Inspect and adapt does not work unless we can measure value concretely. 
  • You want to inspire your team to try new things, and become more innovative: The teams are more productive when they feel ownership over the products they work on. You need to inspire your teams to innovate, and feel they own the success of the product. 
  • You are a Product Owner who wants to focus on collaborating better with the team: Throughout the workshop we focus on actionable techniques and concrete tools that help PO’s and Teams collaborate. Focusing on customer value, and constant validation of business hypothesis
  • You are an Agile Coach or Scrum Master who wants to coach a Product Owner: The Product Owner role is one of the critical roles in Scrum. Success in that role requires support from the coaches and Scrum Masters. We walk through critical artifacts, practices and a method for coaching Product Owners.
  • You want to help a Product Owner grow the product impact in the market: Ultimately, Agile is about delivering value, and growing your business. With the practices we share in this workshop you’ll be ready to focus on product growth and market impact. 

What You Will Learn

  • Define what is the most valuable work for their products and their teams One of the most difficult jobs for Product Owners is to define what is value together with stakeholders, and help the team focus on value delivery. We review and discuss models for value definition. The start of the journey from product-centric, to customer-centric Product Ownership.
  • Measure product success in a manner that facilitates decision making The role of metrics in Product development is undisputed. But which metrics matter? Which metrics are problematic? And which metrics are down-right wrongheaded? In this workshop we review types of metrics, and define the decision-critical metrics for Product Owners.
  • Use specific tools to discover and manage product scope Scope is said to “creep in”. In fact, this phenomena is so common we have a word for it, and project management practices to prevent it from derailing our projects. However “scope creep” is not bad, it’s called “value discovery!” In this workshop we learn how to take advantage of “scope creep” instead of suffering from it.
  • Apply a self-assessment tool that fosters personal growth Product Owners need to continuously develop their skills in multiple areas. In the workshop we review a self-assessment tool that will help PO’s and their peers to focus on the areas that have the most impact on the product success. Self-assessment is the core of continuous improvement.
  • And Much, Much More Product Ownership is one of the critical aspects of product development. In the workshop we review tools, practices and a coaching approach to help Product Owners grow and learn to focus their effort, and their team’s efforts on the success of the product in the market.

Roles that benefit the most from the workshop:

  • Product Owners
  • Startup Owners
  • UX Specialists
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches

 

Product strategy con Lean Value Tree

Matteo Cavucci, Workshop 11 e 12 Aprile 2019, Trento (italiano).

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Come trasformare intuizioni ed idee in prodotti digitali apprezzati dagli utenti!

Lean Value Tree


All’inizio di un progetto, o quando è tempo di ripensare un prodotto esistente, le possibilità possono essere davvero infinite. Eppure in molti team di sviluppo l’esplorazione di problemi e soluzioni viene sacrificata in fretta per convergere sull’ipotesi piu ovvia, o sul parere e le opinioni del boss. In questi due giorni scopriremo come si possono organizzare le attività di product discovery in maniera agile e pragmatica, creando allineamento e chiarezza sugli obiettivi da conseguire senza limitare l’autonomia del team e chiudere la porta all’innovazione e al miglioramento continuo. Con gli strumenti derivati da Lean Value Tree e l’approccio lean inception, scopriremo come creare consenso su quali MVP creare e come far partire un progetto agile col piede giusto.

PROGRAMMA
Questo workshop dà la possibilità di sperimentare un approccio diverso alla fase iniziale di un prodotto digitale, mettendo al centro il valore per l’utente per creare interazioni e servizi realmente utili e apprezzati. Durante i due giorni avremo modo di comprendere a fondo l’approccio agile al planning e sporcarsi le mani con “ferri del
mestiere” creati e affinati in contesti impegnativi che vanno dalla startup ambiziosa all’enterprise che opera su scala globale. Verranno approfonditi i principi dietro l’approccio lean al product discovery e project inception, lavorando in un contesto collaborativo con gli altri partecipanti. Attraverso il modello del Lean Value Tree saremo capaci di creare una product strategy con obiettivi chiari e definiti, ma che al tempo stesso sia capace di adattarsi e rispondere al cambiamento.

A CHI SI RIVOLGE
● Managers incaricati di creare un nuovo prodotto o far evolvere un prodotto esistente.
● Project managers che hanno bisogno di creare chiarezza e trasparenza per i team.
● Professionisti della UX intrappolati in frustranti catene di task senza senso.
● Sviluppatori che lavorano in catena di montaggio.
● Specialisti del digitale tagliati fuori dalle decisioni strategiche.
● Agenzie creative che cercano una maniera efficace per definire gli obiettivi dei loro committenti.

COSA PORTEREMO A CASA
● Organizzare idee per un nuovo prodotto allineando team e stakeholders su cosa creare e da dove partire.
● Condurre una product discovery che massimizzi la condivisione della conoscenza in breve tempo.
● Creare una product strategy chiara e concreta incentrata sul valore.
● Bilanciare il bisogno di un piano definito con la conoscenza che emergerà durante
l’esecuzione.
● Usare modelli e strutture per integrare feedback e supportare il miglioramento continuo.

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Matteo Cavucci

DOCENTE: MATTEO CAVUCCI
Con quasi 15 anni di esperienza nel campo dei metodi lean e agili applicati allo sviluppo di software, Matteo aiuta team, manager, e dirigenti a reinventare la maniera con cui il loro lavoro si trasforma in valore per i clienti. Come consulente, nel passato ha accompagnato diverse aziende (dalla startup all’enterprise) a scoprire come trasformare principi e valori in pratiche efficaci per migliorare la qualità del prodotto e dell’ambiente di lavoro. Specializzato in creare nuovi modelli di governance “leggeri” per l’ideazione, lo sviluppo, e la consegna, Matteo guida l’osservazione e l’evoluzione del processo attraverso una strategia che produca risultati tangibili.