Two days Product Owner Camp in Frankfurt @DB_Skydeck sponsored by @DBSystel – and I was really happy to participate and contribute this time. The #POCamp (official Twitter tag) was held as a typical barcamp in an open format.
Keynote with Klaus Leopold
The keynote was done remotely by Klaus Leopold about “Business Matters” – too bad he was not physically attending.
I’ve attended another session @DBSystel from Klaus before, please check it out here: Focus on Outcome and Value for Customers
The sessions were really broad in the variety and context of a product owner, topics like for example:
- Backlogs & artefacts
- User Stories writing & sclicing
- Structuring like e.g. user story mapping, impact mapping, event storming, lean canvas, product discovery techniques etc.
- Leadership and affected roles (scrum master, developers, testers)
- Tooling e.g. Jira etc.
- Design Thinking, Sprints
- Games e.g. Lego, role-playing
- Conflict management
- Stakeholder management
- Best practices, models & real life experiences
- Metrics & KPIs
- Technical debts and monoliths
- Agility in various industries
So I would say the POCamp really covered most of the topics affecting a product owner, but in a different detail level as it was possible in a timebox of 45 minutes.
The most valuable thing on conferences or camps for me is networking. I am so happy and thankful about getting introduced or meeting new people, meeting familar faces and exchange on common challenges which is the most valuable piece for me.
Further Photo Impressions
I really recommend the sketchnotes of various people, so beautiful and great summaries of the session – please check out their twitter profiles for more information:
Many thanks to Mayflower, the orga team and all sponsors – you did a tremendous job!
Anything to add? Please share and let me know :).