What we're about

We are a community of agile practitioners from around the world: Scrum Masters, agile coaches, Product Owners, supporting ourselves on practical issues from business agility to agile product development.

We meet on Zoom and Slack. (Hands-on Agile is the largest global Slack group for all things agile with more than 8,900 members. To join the Hands-on Agile Slack group just add your credentials here: Join Our ‘Hands-on Agile’ Slack Team (https://age-of-product.com/hands-on-agile-on-slack/).)

The related blog is branded differently – Age of Product (https://age-of-product.com) –, as is the corresponding newsletter. Join 29,000+ agile peers here: Food for Agile Thought (https://age-of-product.com/subscrube?rel=Meetup).

Upcoming events (3)

HoA #38: Ask-Me-Anything w/ Roman Pichler: The Product Owner

Online event

Join us for an exciting AMA session with Roman Pichler on the role of the Product Owner!

We will start at 6:30 pm CET. (There is some kerfuffle on the Meetup side regarding daylight saving time or not.)

Until January 25, 2022, we will be collecting questions in the first step. If you like to submit a Product Owner-related question to Roman, please use the following Google form: https://forms.gle/ck5DmF6kx9VvAEBs6


Roman Pichler is a product management expert specialised in digital products and agile practices. Roman has taught product managers and product owners and advised product leaders for more than 15 years; he has been involved in product management and agile software development for more than 20 years.

Roman shares his knowledge through his training courses and consulting services, his books, his popular blog, podcast, and talks, and his product management tools, including his widely used product vision board.

When he’s not busy with work, Roman enjoys spending time with his family, cycling in the Chiltern hills, playing the tenor saxophone, and helping with family events at Amaravati Buddhist monastery. Roman is based in Wendover, near London in the UK.


Website: https://www.romanpichler.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/romanpichler
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/romanpichler/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/romanpichler

HoA #39: Agile Challenges 2022

Online event

There is no shortage of challenges ahead: The continuation of the pandemic, the virtualization of our working world, more things become more remote, supply chain issues, inflation, the “great resignation” — you get the idea.

However, the good thing about a community is that you never walk alone!

We are all in this together, so let’s figure out what agile challenges we face in 2022 and how they might play out.

For this purpose, we will identify the pressing issues for agile practitioners by using 25/10 Crowdsourcing. Once we have established a list, we break out into workgroups to delve into the individual topics using another Liberating Structure, the Conversation Café.

Finally, we will close the group work with a Shift & Share and an open discussion.


We will start at 6:30 pm CET. (Please watch out for some kerfuffle on the Meetup site regarding the question of daylight saving time.)


• 25/10 Crowdsourcing: https://www.liberatingstructures.com/12-2510-crowd-sourcing/
• Conversation Café: https://www.liberatingstructures.com/17-conversation-cafe/
• Shift & Share: https://www.liberatingstructures.com/11-shift-share/

HoA #40: Best Team Ever—David Burkus

Online event


Why are some teams more motivated, more innovative, and more successful than others? Why do some groups of talented and seemingly compatible people fall short against lesser teams with less suitable members? And why are we still so surprised about which team members excel, and which ones fail?

We know that high-performing teams deliver higher value results more consistently. But how do you build that high performing team? More often than not, great teams don’t become great because they recruit top talent or pay top dollar. Instead, building the best team ever is about shaping the habits and culture that bring out the best in each team member.

In this persuasive and provocative keynote, David Burkus argues that talent doesn’t make the team. The team makes the talent. Drawing on decades of research and diverse case studies, Burkus reveals what some of the most effective teams in the world do differently, and how you can start doing the same on your team. Audience members will leave with a clear and concise understanding of how the culture of their team affects its performance, and a simple and practical blueprint for how to build the best team ever.


One of the world’s leading business thinkers, David Burkus’ forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are helping leaders and teams do their best work ever.

He is the bestselling author of four books about business and leadership. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into dozens of languages. His insights on leadership and teamwork have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNN, the BBC, NPR, and CBS This Morning. Since 2017, Burkus has been ranked as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50. As a sought-after international speaker, his TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times. He’s worked with leaders from organizations across all industries including Google, Stryker, Fidelity, Viacom, and even the US Naval Academy.

A former business school professor, Burkus holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University.

Source: https://davidburkus.com/about/


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