Leading without a title

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In most situations, the product manager or product owner role means authority has to be earned and is not given. They are not the direct bosses of anyone most of the time, yet they have a lot of responsibility and accountability.

So how do you motivate, lead and convince individuals, teams, and even organizations, when you don't have a formally given right to do so?

That is what this edition of Product Tank Dusseldorf will be about.

The language of the talk: English
Location: InVision AG

Agenda

18:00 - 18:30 - Arrival, InVision Company visit, get to know
18:30 - 18:50 - Arrival, get to know, snacks
18:50 - 19:00 - Short Intro from InVision
19:00 - 19:20 - Peter Kielar - InVision
19:20 - 19:30 - Break & Networking
19:30 - 19:50 - Alexandru Bleau - "Leadership means giving up"
19:50 - 20:00 - Break & Networking
20:00 - 20:20 - Hias Wrba "Design as a team sport — How a shared understanding can enable leaderless teams"
20:20 - 21:30 - Networking

More about the speakers:

Peter Kielar
After completing his studies in business administration, Peter Kielar began his career as a business consultant prior to joining InVision as an application consultant in 2008. He switched to product development in 2010 and has been part of the company’s transformation process to the agile working method from the very beginning.

Over the course of time, Peter has taken on various roles at InVision, such as Product Owner within a Scrum Framework or Product Manager within a Lean Thinking Structure. In his current capacity, Peter’s responsible for identifying and prioritising projects as well as managing the introduction of OKRs within the product development.

Hias Wrba
Besides working as a film critic, DJ, video-store clerk and scriptwriter Mathias „Hias“ Wrba has over 18 years of experience in thinking about, designing and engineering digital products and services.
Currently he is working for UX&I GmbH as a UX Mentor and Managing Director of the Munich branch.

Alexandru Bleau
Alex is a seasoned product manager currently at trivago, focused on improving the experience and value of users within the profiling and personalization context. He’s had the chance to build a broad range of both successful and failed products, from digital signage and jewelry boxes to mobile games and Saas.
So join us for a relaxed but interesting discussion on the 22nd of November!

W-Lan, beers, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks/food will be available.

Looking forward to seeing you there!