Product Owner Workshop

Join us for this one-day interactive workshop where our coaches (who have years of experience delivering Agile projects, and a few burned fingers too) will introduce new techniques and approaches to planning and running an effective project from a business viewpoint.

We continue to stretch the development team members, yet the people who are responsible for the business success of a project – the Product Manager and Product Owner – tend to be left to their own devices. This workshop fills-in some of the gaps of product ownership, and introduces new approaches for these people to use in their vital work.

Based on a several years of experience with Product Managers and Owners across several organizations, the techniques introduced in this workshop will enable you to effectively take a project from concept to defining functionality within a day or two, and then help you understand how you can continue working with the project development team to make this vision a reality.

We have delivered this workshop at several clients, including CareerBuilder, Siemens Health Care, and Confluence, and have given presentations on some of these techniques at Agile2013, and Scrum Day Twin Cities.

With our focus on interactive learning, this workshop will allow you to explore new techniques, and interact with local Product Managers from other organizations. We also invite you to bring along a specific project you are working on, so you can practice these techniques on “real world” issues. We will use 3 or 4 of three projects to develop pieces of a solution in the workshop.


  • Product requirements – getting from concept to functionality quickly
  • Value – the Value Calculation Framework
  • Prioritization – what is the smallest valuable thing we can release
  • Working with the team – how can we encourage effective collaboration?
  • Adaptability – keep progressing without painting yourself into a corner



Product Managers, Product Owners, Project Managers, and Business Analytics. Some experience of working in an agile environment may be helpful, but certainly not necessary.