#2 Product Peak - The One About Product Roles
With great pleasure, we would like to invite you to the #2 Product Peak meet’up, for an evening of networking and expert talks. This time we will talk … ABOUT PRODUCT ROLES.
We will run a series of three 20-minute presentations. Starting at 18:00 at our Ocado Technology office, located in the Wrocław Old Town (Szewska 8 St.). We have a great event space with a stage on our 4th floor!
18:00 grab a drink and take a seat
18:10 - 18:30 Beata Nowakowska, Agile Consultant
Topic: The mystery of the Product Owner resolved
About: What is that mythical creature called the Product Owner? Are they a kind of a Project Manager, or maybe a Line Manager? Or is this just a different name for a Business Analyst? What they can or cannot do? We will go through all myths and legends about the Product Owner's role and check which of them are true and which are not. We will go deep into the realm of Scrum Guide and check how we should understand it.
18:30 - 18:50 Michał Pyla, Product Manager @ Ocado Technology
Topic: Product Manager - The many ways to be a great Product Manager
About: What makes a great Product Manager? There is no single answer as this role is a widely needed, multi-disciplinary and somewhat ambiguous point for many organisational areas and processes. Expectations are great but the potential is even bigger. What skills and personalities can help you in big and small things in everyday life? I will present some examples from my five years journey in Ocado Technology.
18:50 - 19:10 Jakub Drzazga, Kanban Trainer & Professional Scrum Trainer
Topic: Patterns, anti-patterns and 6 areas of Product Owner development
About: Very often, when the Product Owner fails, all the hard work of the Scrum Team does not bring much value. That is why I believe that Product Owner is the most important role in Scrum! Unfortunately, it is often neglected. During that presentation, you will learn about the traps that a PO can fall into by implementing one of the archetypal anti-patterns. I will also present a top-notch attitude that is worth embodying.
***Meet the speakers***
* Beata Nowakowska - Every part of our plan is just a hypothesis that can appear invalid, so we are constantly exposed to failure, miscommunication, and trust issues. We are not prepared to deal with that. Beata fills this gap. She believes that the key to success in business is hard work in a trustful environment, using hard data, and changing direction based on that. She started as a Java developer, then became one of the first Scrum Masters in Poland. In 2015 as the first woman in the world, she got a Scrum.org training license to teach developers. So far she has conducted training sessions for over 1000 people and helped transform all sorts of organizations.
* Michał Pyla - Product Manager at Ocado Technology for 5 years. He has been gaining experience in different business areas across Ocado Technology Poland and Spain - from warehouse management systems through ecommerce to the data world. Being cautious of rapid growth at Ocado, he always tried to remain his principle: to be good at work, you need to be good with people.
* Jakub Drzazga - experienced professional in various areas related to IT projects. Currently, he is doing what he likes best: he is a consultant and trainer. For many years, he has been helping organizations, from startups to corporations. When the situation requires it, he joins the project and helps to solve the critical situation. He doesn’t accept cosmetic changes and following the design fashion. If it helps to implement Kanban or Scrum in the organization, it is only so that better software is produced that meets the expectations and needs of users.