If you’ve ever walked out of a two-day Product Vision offsite exhausted but empty-handed, or booked a 3-hour sprint planning that only churned out promises and fluff, you know the pain of trying to turn a vision into a roadmap -> into a timeline -> into a sprint. Many “design sprint” how-tos are only about a single week, focused on a single product.
What about that crucial moment when it’s time to mature your product into a platform?
Get meta with our workshop about workshops — design sprints, to be exact. Using exercises and scripts developed over many years of running workshops across a range of disciplines and team personalities, Katrina and David will walk you through product design sprint techniques that are effective across time scales, from 1 productive afternoon to a 3-day platform sprint.
Going beyond “brainstorm games” or dot voting, we’ll help participants practice the important facilitation soft-skills of encouraging participation from your most introverted developers and your most stoic stakeholders. We’ll teach you ways to clearly frame product thinking for non-PM members of your team, and get them thinking across multiple tracks and audiences for your product-as-a-platform.
Most importantly, we’ll help you find ways to get the best ROI from your workshop time investment with exercises that deftly close and summarize, turning napkin sketches into research plans and post-its into action items (with deadlines).
Come to the workshop and take home some new techniques to kickstart your next sprint, sync, or stand-up. Facilitation style will be fast, funny, and hands-on. Personas will be enacted. Chairs will be switched. There may be some roleplaying.
And don’t worry, product managers: there will be several activities with whiteboards and Post-its. We know how much you like Post-its.