The conference for agile product development

Working Products: Because agile product development requires talking with each other.

14. - 17. September 2021


What is the Working Products conference?

"Working Products" is the conference all about agile product development - for product managers and everyone who is responsible for the development and support of digital products and services. If you want to work more successfully in a team and develop better products together, "Working Products" is the right place for you.

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Why does the conference exist?

All services and products are becoming increasingly digital. This affects all companies, from startups to DAX-listed corporations. The development of innovative and successful digital services and products is extremely complex, has to be done very quickly and requires maximum customer and user focus.

This requires a product and customer culture in the company, new forms of organization and collaboration, and the appropriate methods and processes. Mindfulness and mindful leadership are also becoming increasingly important.

Everyone is practicing this right now. Some companies are already very far along in this respect, while the vast rest are trying to catch up and learn from the pioneers. There is still a lot of potential for improvement, especially in the day-to-day work of product managers.

We want to support this joint learning process with the Working Products Conference.

This is how the four days of the conference will happen

"Working Products" is different from other conferences.

"Working Products" is the conference for agile as it was originally intended: free of hierarchical structures, no lecturing from above, no show. Agile culture as it should be. At "Working Products“, people with the same interests and topics come together. Experienced and committed speakers who have something to say as well as interested and motivated participants who make a difference. By spreading the presentations over 4 days and the moderated workshops and sessions, the "Working Products“ conference promotes exchange among like-minded practitioners. Without reservations, close and at eye level. Familiar and professional at the same time. Meditations and mindfulness exercises help the participants of the "Working Products" to be present and focused during the two days of the conference.

Corona update:

Also in 2021 as an online event We will continue to hold the conference as an online event this year. We can't answer for a live event with so many attendees. We will also keep the 4-day format, as online is just very exhausting. The 14 presentations (including Speakers Corner) will be spread over 4 days in the morning and late afternoon. During the day there will be workshops and group sessions. This should make it easier for everyone to participate. We will try to make it possible to exchange ideas with each other in the online format as well. After all, that's sets the Working Products apart from the rest. "What's special about the Working Products is that, in the end, everyone has actually talked to everyone for longer." (Rolf Schulte Strathaus)

The program is online.

We will have 14 presentations around product management, product culture and agile working. Plus 10 workshops and open sessions and hopefully (also online) a lot of exchange between participants and speakers.

Looking back: Working Products 2020

Die komplette Konferenz im miro-Board

Completely online - completely great

A real Corona experiment. Spread over 4 days to spare eyes and attention. We are happy because we were able to preserve the special character of the Working Products Conference digitally.

It was a great four days. The special character of Working Products also works as a purely digital conference: Familiar, intensive exchange of experiences between all participants. In 2020, everyone probably spoke with every other participant at some point.

Image from the Working Products conference 2020

Looking back: Working Products 2019

Working products 2019 - Highlights

Two days of bright sunshine made Working Products 2019 an open-air event. Only the 12 presentations were indoors, everything else took place outdoors. For this, the Goldbekhaus was the perfect place. Especially, of course, with the canoes and archery.

The complete review of Working Products 2019
Tweets about the #wpkonf

The organizers of the Working Products Conference

User Research with love

Our focus is on user-centered product discovery, user research and UX testing. Our drive: create perfect products - in a team and always with the user in focus. And that's exactly why we host the Working Products Conference every year.
Our interest: We bring customer and user understanding to product teams - permanently and sustainably.

Mindfulness training and coaching for (agile) teams

Arbeitsfrische aims to make the world of work better. We combine experience with self-organization with coaching, mindfulness, yoga and embodiment, because we believe that long-term and sustainable change starts with each individual. New forms of collaboration also need a new mindset in each individual. The basics (empathy, listening, trust) need to be learned (again). If I practice mindfulness with myself and I train mindful interaction in the team, I can work successfully, healthy and satisfied in the long run.

Mindfulness as the basis for change

  • Without empathy I cannot understand others.
  • Without understanding there is no trust
  • Without trust no cooperation

Cooperations and media partners

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