Working Products 2020

A real Corona experiment. Spread over 4 days to prevent digital overload. The great surprise: We could keep up the very special, friendly and familiar atmosphere in the digital world. Ok, the great outdoor experience from the Goldbekhaus is just not there on a flat screen...

In summary

It was a great four days. The special character of Working Products also works remotely: familiar, intensive exchange of experiences between all participants. Presumably, in 2020 again, everyone talked to every other participant at some point.
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The format

For the remote conference, we stretched the program over 4 days because we believe that NOBODY can watch talks on screen all day. Therefore, we offered the presentations in the morning and late afternoon on each of the four days. This way we could do without the parallel tracks and every participant had the chance to see all presentations live. During the day, there were also a number of workshops.
We had almost half of the speakers live in our office for the presentations. The others were "only" present via zoom. After each presentation, of course, the Speakers Corner. This worked almost better than live, because every audience member could hear and see everything and it was easier to discuss.

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 lecture track, each participant was able to view each lecture.
Personally, I liked Christian Becker's talk, where Christian presented that user-centricity means taking care of the most important/profitable customers for the company and not fulfilling every user's every wish....
We recorded the presentations and made them available on YouTube: Presentations WP 2020

The social stuff

Since barbecue, music and being outside unfortunately didn't work this year, we did an online game night instead. I didn't think that could be so much fun.

Category Title Speaker(s) Year
Vortrag / Q&A Empowering People - True Product Innovation in Agile Teams

Video

Volker Gersabeck
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A  Four fists for one sprint target

Video Slidedeck (PDF)

Jan Köster
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A Prioritize - how does that actually work?

Video Slidedeck (PDF)

Lars Klingelhöfer
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A The limits of user-centeredness

Video Slidedeck (PDF)

Christian Becker
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A With images, principles and assumptions for product organization

Video Slidedeck (PDF)

Andree de Boer
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A Agility and Hierarchy - Strange Bedfellows

Video Slidedeck (PDF)

Henriette Wienges
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A Tips for the right way to deal with difficult stakeholders

Video Slidedeck (PDF)

Roman Pichler
WP 2020
Workshop Are you already coaching or still consulting?

Sabine Reinecke
WP 2020
Workshop User Research completely remote

Peer Langermann
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A The endless summer of transformation

Jens Scharnetzki
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A Alignment in product teams

Video

Babak Hosseini
WP 2020
Workshop Outcomes are more important than outputs

Slidedeck (PDF)

Oliver Nachtrab
WP 2020
Workshop Mindful agile

Beate Schulte Strathaus
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A Persona-driven product development

Slidedeck (PDF)

Dominique Winter
WP 2020
Workshop Basics with miro

Johanna von Stebut
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A Transforming Towards Product

Video Slidedeck (PDF)

Alexander Schardt
WP 2020
Workshop Ask Me Anything: Leadership im Produktmanagement

Roman Pichler
WP 2020
Vortrag / Q&A User experience and design for non-designers

Slidedeck (PDF)

Irene Schick
WP 2020

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