Let's paint a Da Vinci - Product Ownership as an Art
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art"
- Leonardo Da Vinci
Let's ask ourselves, what are the ingredients of high-performing "disruptively innovative" teams which challenge traditions, spearhead change and attain excellence in the process? Quite a few…
Product Owners are usually seen as business savvy individuals, primarily responsible for "what goes into the product". But one of the great responsibilities we carry is sharing the Product Vision with the team in a simplistic, yet engaging manner.
How well we do so determines whether our team feels after each sprint i.e. exhausted, or exalted, and therefore the fate of the final product.
We have learned how to effectively transform user-requirements into comprehensive stories. But have we ever wondered how applying the same approach to sharing the product vision and business value could benefit the end-product? This can also be an opportunity, which if, correctly exploited through a "servant-leader" perspective can prove to:
- Be a transformational experience for the team
- Bring out the entrepreneurial zeal in your team members
- And help create products that users will dearly love!
Outline/structure of the Session
- Introduction and setting the context
- Main - Delve into using "Product Vision" as a tool to create high-performance innovative teams. I will draw examples from my own experiential learning and share the derivative techniques (with a tinge of fun!) so that the audience can relate easily and find application in their own projects. (20 mins)
- Short video (2-3mins)
- Summarise and conclude (5mins)
In my talk I will delve into the secret ways of how a Product Owner can use 'Product Vision' as a catalyst to:
- Consistently inspire an agile team by using effective storytelling techniques to help them connect with the “why” of your product
- Help the team nurture a culture of "inspire, aspire, achieve” by appreciating and encouraging them to experiment often, celebrate failures more than success, realise the importance of “smart work” over “more work”; regularly sharing end users’ feedback in a constructive manner
- Make remarkable progress that ‘wow’s sponsors - By helping the team see business problems as “people problems” and work towards solving them with a mindset to enhance peoples' lives
Product Owners, Product Managers, managers...anyone and everyone who is passionate about great teams and products!