- #197. P. Caroli "Lean Inception—how to align people and build the right product"
Two important notes: 1) We are meeting on Wednesday beacuse the guest is special :) 2) Paulo has generously agreed to spend his time with us because he is in Warsaw giving a training on the day after this meet-up. There are a few tickets available for the general public at: https://www.eventbrite.com.br/e/lean-inception-training-at-warsaw-tickets-83346436435 Also, you will have a chance to walk away with his book :) ## The talk: The message is clear: only the most agile and innovative will survive. It’s a matter of time, but that time is short. In this talk we will talk about the influences of Silicon Valley and share an agile tool for the fourth industrial revolution. Let’s explore the concept of Lean Startup, Lean Inception, and talk about MVP (Minimum Viable Product). ## About Paulo: Paulo Caroli is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and digital products. He is a software engineer, agile coach, author, speaker, and an excellent facilitator. Principal consultant at Thoughtworks and co-founder of AgileBrazil, Paulo has more than twenty years of digital products creation experience working in several corporations in Brazil, India, USA, Latin America and Europe. In 2000, he discovered Extreme Programming and has since focused his experience on Agile & Lean processes and practices. --- Warm thanks for hosting us go to PKO Bank Polski https://www.linkedin.com/company/pko-bp/
- #198 ABE Light
IMPORTANT: Register at https://abelight.agilewarsaw.com not here! ABE Light is a younger and slimmer sister of the AgileByExample conference. It is half a day of presentations and workshops concluded with—legendary by now—networking in the evening :) TALKS: ## Gojko Adzic ### Maximum Impact, Minimum Effort Learn how early adopters use impact mapping to create big impacts and minimise effort, from large government departments to innovative consultancies and small startups. This talk is based on an extensive research with organisations from all over the world. Gojko will present real-world case studies and distill their experience into useful tips that will enable you to speed up adoption, avoid common pitfalls and reach your goals faster. By the way, Gojko is running a workshop in Warsaw (https://procognita.pl/szkolenia-agile/product-owner-key-skills-229/) and there are still a few free spots! ## Zbigniew Sobiecki ### Building New Products and Businesses vs. Cranking out Code Is it possible to successfully design and build new digital products from scratch with an external partner? Let's have a frank discussion about the common issues organizations face when trying to outsource product design and how to deal with them. Let's also get specific about focusing on outcomes instead of shipping new features. We will also touch on human and cultural aspects of the two approaches. ## Gosia Fiedorow ### Finding Your Purpose in Chaos — a Designer’s Point of View In her talk, Gosia will share her story of how she has managed to fit the design mindset into software development; where work is never really done… and never ends up exactly how it was envisioned in the beginning. ## Aga Szóstek ### It's All About the Experience We talk about how to design the right products in the right way, right? But is it truly the thing we should focus on? In my presentation, I will do my best to convince you that, in fact, we should focus on defining what sort of experience we aim at before we focus on designing products and services. ------------- # Workshops ## Gojko Adzic ### Given-when-then With Style Hands-on workshop where you will learn about the key techniques to make the most out of the Given-When-Then format for specifications and tests, and how to avoid the most common problems. ## Mariusz Petlic ### Output vs. Outcome Do we generate value or costs? What's the benefit and what's not? We will check if we can distinguish it both at work and in private life. ## Tomasz Wykowski ### Product Discovery What you don’t know about your product? Join this session to learn why discovering the product is critical for its success and experience tools for defining Product Vision and Success Criteria. ## Justyna Wykowska ### Backlog Prioritization Techniques When everything is important, nothing is important. During this workshop you’ll try different techniques for prioritizing your Product Backlog to find the ones that work for your company. ## Ewa Koprowska, Dominik Jabłoński ### Scrum Tale The players simulate Scrum teams writing a crime story. Collaborative story writing is very similar to software production: you need to be creative and act as a team to deliver a product. You will also experience different challenges that are present during software development. You can observe the mechanics of the Scrum during the stormy process of story writing. ## Klaudia Komacka ### FAIL — First Attempt in Learning How to fail and learn during product development? There is a practice that focuses on developing problem solving, scientific thinking and continuous improvement abilities. During this workshop, you will be encouraged to puzzle out the optimal solution through continuous experiments. We will discuss how to create a hypothesis, measure and validate it. Partner: • PKO BP (https://www.pkobp.pl/) Sponsors: • ProCognita (https://procognita.pl/) • Vistula (http://www.vistula.edu.pl/) • sli.do (http://www.slido.com/)