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Product Owner 2020: Roles and Responsibilities (An Open Space Forum)

Product Owner 2020: Roles and Responsibilities (An Open Space Forum)

Product Owner 2020: Roles and Responsibilities (An Open Space Forum)

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Following the successful brainstorming interaction on Product Owner Secrets, this workshop is going to further explore and build on the learnings from the last session. Continuing with its interactive online events, PMI Switzerland welcomes you to its next Open Space meeting.

With discussions ranging from exploring the role of a PO in an Agile framework to how to do justice as a PO while fulfilling responsibilities as a Project Manager, we welcome you to join us in this collaborative forum. 

An Open Space format is an ideal interactive approach to encourage conversations and debates particularly when the group comprises participants from diverse backgrounds. The virtual-led technique of enabling a brainstorming session enables you to interact in a highly productive and progressive manner. Our main objective is to provide you a platform to engage deeply and creatively around issues of concern. 

The five principles that govern an OS format – collectively express a core respect for the participants, process and outcome of the event :
● Whoever come are the right people
● Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
● Whenever it starts is the right time
● When it’s over, it’s over 
● If any participant finds themselves in a situation where they are neither learning nor contributing, they can go to another breakout room

While we previously attempted to better understand the responsibilities of a PO, we go further in identifying the demands of this role in the context of Agile frameworks and drawing learnings from your personal experiences.

Come join us on 8th December for a unique interaction where you put forth your experiences and queries, set the agenda and help mould a better understanding of Product Owners.


Our facilitators: 

Nicolas Pages

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Nicolas grew up in Africa until he got 16. He is the father of 2 children and he has been living in Switzerland for the last 13 years.

Nicolas has 20 +years experience in the IS/IT software industry including 12 years in the supply chain area acquired in Nestlé, the major food and beverage company.

Customer as energizer, transparency as a strength, Nicolas used to engage his customer vision through all missions and projects he worked on. Naturally curious, he believes in an adaptation mindset. He considers Agility as a simple method to progress efficiently in today’s world, from an IT perspective and also for day to day activities.

This wish of learning brings him to practice different roles as product owner, super key user, project coordinator, IT solution expert and in the last year, business analysis.

Junior coach in design thinking, certified Scrum master and product owner, he joins Agile Swiss earlier 2020 to continue practicing agility muscle.

Magali Balaud

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Magali is a certified professional coach who is coaching people, teams and organisations to become more agile in their methods and mindset. She believes that the values carried by agility are also the values of tomorrow's organisations. She is also a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner who implemented Scrum both in start-ups and in large multinationals in Germany.

Before that, Magali has been part of the founding team of two technology startups in East Africa, one of which she helped to scale to 3’000 B2B clients as Product Owner. This experience taught her how to strategically use agile processes to successfully bring new products on the market and to scale.

Her love for customer-centric product management comes from her PhD in Human-Technology Interaction. Magali uses methods and tools from User-Centered Design, Design Thinking, Lean Start-up and UX to mentor teams on how to develop products and features having the best outcomes both for the end-customer and the business.
Magali just moved back to the Alps after 9 years working abroad. She joined Agile Suisse in October 2020.


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Event Properties

Event Date 08-12-2020 18:30
Event End Date 08-12-2020 20:00
Individual Price Free
Event language English
No. of Ways of Working PDUs (old Technical) 1
No. of Power skills PDUs(old Leadership) 0.5

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