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.

In summary

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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The format

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

Sustainability Roundtable

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)

Category Title Speaker(s) Year

The lineup for the first remote Working Products conference

Peer Langermann

Peer Langermann

eparo GmbH

Senior UX Consultant

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Dominique Winter

Dominique Winter

OBI Smart Technologies GmbH

User Experience Konzeption

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Christian Becker

Christian Becker

leanproductable GmbH

Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter

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Andree de Boer

Andree de Boer

qurix Technology GmbH

Finanzcoach

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Jan Köster

Jan Köster

G + J Digtal Media

Agile Coach

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Oliver Nachtrab

Oliver Nachtrab

namasas GmbH

Chief Executive Officer and Owner

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Roman Pichler

Roman Pichler

Self-employed

Product Management Expert Lean, Agile, Scrum

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Irene Schick

Irene Schick

SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG

Senior User Experience Designer

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Sabine Reinecke

Sabine Reinecke

Self-employed

Agile Coach, Trainerin für Agile Coaches, Unternehmensberaterin, Coach

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Johanna von Stebut

Johanna von Stebut

eparo GmbH

User Experience Consultant

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Babak Hosseini

Babak Hosseini

The Botanicals AG

Director Product Management

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Jens Scharnetzki

Jens Scharnetzki

Yellow Strom GmbH

Chief Product Owner

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Alexander Schardt

Alexander Schardt

Alexander Schardt

Director Product Management B2B

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Volker Gersabeck

Volker Gersabeck

camunda services GmbH

Senior Product Manager

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Lars Klingelhöfer

Lars Klingelhöfer

HR Pioneers GmbH

Agile Coach, Product Owner, Scrum Master, Transformationsbegleiter

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Henriette Wienges

Henriette Wienges

the-elephant-in-the-room.de

Agile Coach

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Beate Schulte Strathaus

Beate Schulte Strathaus

Working Products - Schulte Strathaus GbR

Coach and mindfulness trainer

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