Working Products 2021
Corona-related again as an online event, spread over 4 days to avoid online overload. We have used the experience from 2020 to further improve technology and processes.
It was another great four days. By choosing Hopin as the conference platform, the exchange among the participants worked really well. The spontaneous Session of Publishing People was fun, because product managers from different publishing houses found each other at the conference.
The special character of Working Products worked well again in 2021 remote: Familiar, intensive exchange of experiences between all participants. We are sure that in 2021, too, everyone spoke with every other participant at some point.
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We stuck with the 4 day split. However, we had 10 workshops in the early afternoon and so the 4 days were completely filled after all.
This year the conference was completely remote. No speakers on site with us.
Before each lecture block there were also meditation and movement exercises led by Beate Winter from Working Products. Beate co-founded Working Products in 2006 and is a co-organizer of the conference.
The lectures and workshops
Again this year, the presentations were roughly divided into the two tracks "Product and Team Culture" and "Product Management: Experiences, Tools and Methods". Since we only had one presentation track, each attendee was able to view each presentation.
We found Daniel Neuberger's talk to be very important. Daniel advocated that we all take our responsibility and be mindful of precious design and development capabilities. "Build the right/important products. Work where you have a real impact. Change jobs when you need to."
We recorded the talks and made them available on YouTube: talks WP 2021
On Friday, there was another roundtable on "Developing Sustainable Digital Products". For more than two hours, Karel Golta (INDEED Innovation), Thorsten Jonas and Florian Grote (CODE University) moderated by Beate talked about what responsibility designers and product managers have to make digital products and services as sustainable as possible. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)