The #PoDojo is the “place of the way” to practice how to make an impact by solving real problems of customers.
At the 3 day Product Dojo for product creators you will be hands-on from the first moment to power up your skills in finding products customers love. While navigating the way from initial idea to validated product, you will be applying the frameworks Design Thinking, Scrum and Lean Startup, including tools like Value Proposition Design, interviewing, creative techniques for idea generation and User Story Mapping. The 3 days go far beyond and include the Scrum Alliance certficate for Product Owners (CSPO).
Apply techniques for customer and product discovery to find a solution that fits your customers’ needs.
Learn how to design, validate and pitch a compelling product vision.
Experience team dynamics in gamified Lean and Agile product development exercises.
Apply what you have learned to move an idea one step further towards delivering a product customers love.
Network with your product creator peers.
Leave the Product Dojo well equipped with the latest cutting-edge toolkit designed to help you create products customers love.
The Product Dojo is for anyone who wants to lead in product development, e.g. Product Managers or Product Owners but also people contributing to making products customers love like UX Designers, Scrum Masters or Agile Coaches who want to extend their toolbox with the methods from product discovey. The style of the workshop is highly interactive so be prepared to leave your comfort zone. The experience level in Lean and Agile product development is ideally one year or higher.
The course includes the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner. After completing the course you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) with no additional effort or cost required. In addition you are eligible to apply for 21 PMP PDUs with the Project Management Institute, satisfying 21 of the required training hours for the new PMI-ACP (PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner.)
The registration fee enables you full access to the #PoDojo learning journey that starts directly after sign up with access to our chat in Slack. You can pay either via invoice, direct debiting or credit card. VAT/turnover tax will be charged based on EU regulations. If you need advice how this works in detail, do not hesitate to email us. By cancellation we will refund you according to the following: More than four weeks before the Product Discovery Dojo starts 100% of the price paid, four to one week before the Dojo starts 50% of the price paid and cancellation after this timeframe or "no show" we offer no refund. Substitutions are accepted at any time. If there is a need to cancel or postpone the event you will be notified no later than four weeks prior to the Product Dojo and all registration payments will be refunded promptly or an alternative will be offered.
To get a deeper understanding about the learning experience you can expect, check this blog post of a former participant that supported the #PoDojo as a coach. Read here about our thoughts when designing the learning experience. Or have a look on images of our latest workshops in Berlin and Zurich. If you need some consulting in advance to check whether this training might be the right one for you, please drop us an email to email@example.com. To learn more about the #PoDojo visit our website podojo.com.
Axel Springer Plug & Play, Cornelsen, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Here, Idealo, Immobilienscout24, Jochen Schweizer, Lotto24, Microsoft, MySugr, Orderbird, Springer Medizin Digital, Swisscom, Wooga, Zalando
"It has been a great experience with great trainers. Highly recommended to ambitious Product Owners!"
Sascha Hartmann, Wooga, #PoDojo Berlin, Nov 2015
"Very inspiring event with great dedicated people! Awesome."
Stefanie Herzig, Microsoft, #PoDojo Zurich, July 2015
"Talk to your customer, discover their problems and invent a product that relieves customers paint."
Renzo Scheffer, sipgate, #PoDojo Berlin, June 2015
"Intense. Great insights! Wow! Highly recommended."
Sebastian Göhr, Jochen Schweizer, #PoDojo Berlin, Mar 2015
"Get long lasting experiences from a highly motiovated and highly skilled team of teachers!"
Stefan Gohr, Swisscom, #PoDojo Berlin, Mar 2015
"Very experienced trainers and participants sharing first hand experiences of similar challenges and how they have overcome them."
Philip Baumann, DaWanda, #PoDojo Berlin, Mar 2015
"Leave your daily work behind and be open minded, this workshop will blow your mind!"
Christoph Wehofer Austrian Lotteries, #PoDojo Vienna, Oct 2014
“Many thanks to Catherine and Stefan for their passion, patience and inspiration! They opened up a world of tools and concepts, values and ideals for welding team and customers into successful collaboration. I had lots of fun and so many insights - it was a great place to experiment and learn!”
Tanja Urban, #PoDojo Vienna, Feb 2014
"Great learning experience. Great group of people! If you want to learn about Agile this training experience is a must. Be prepared for 3 days of the most intense learning experience you will ever have. Be open, go out of your comfort zone!”
Zvonimir Durcevic, #PoDojo Vienna, Feb 2014
“I have 7 years managing products, and still PoDojo showed me new&different managing aspects.”
Erez Hadas-Sonnenschein, Sr. Product Manager, clipkit GmbH, #PoDojo, Oct 2013
“Getting a solid theoretical base and being able to apply the concepts directly leads to very good results”
Philip Hufen, Product Owner, Wooga, #PoDojo, Mar 2013
“Not only the content of the #PoDojo was a great thing to learn, but also the way you teached us the important things, the style you used to get us up to speed and keep us there. I love it! - Thanks!”
Martin Dambold, Product Manager, Whatevermobile, #PoDojo, Mar 2013
The #PoDojo is the “place of the way” to practice how to make an impact by solving real customer problems. We help people help others build products customers love.
Stefan Haas, founder and trainer
Stefan Haas is an independent agile coach and trainer for product development, innovation and change. Stefan utilizes a cultural hacker’s attitude and mindset to break rules to foster creativity and to find new ways to deal with the socio-technical complexity of agile transformation. He works with product teams and startups such as Wooga, Lotto24, brands4friends, MySugr, TUI and Daily Deal (formerly part of the Google family). Stefan is organizer of various Meetups in Berlin including: Agile Game Lab, Product Tank, and Culture Hacking. He is a regular speaker at events such as Global Scrum Gathering, StartupCamp, Scrum Day Berlin, Manage Agile Berlin and the International Conference on Lean Enterprise and Software Systems.
Catherine Louis, founder and trainer
Catherine Louis is a Certified Scrum Trainer™, independent Agile coach, and co-founder of the #PoDojo. With over 20 years of experience in complex product development in both software & hardware, Catherine has previously led Agile transition efforts in top telecommunications firms and worked with North Carolina State University to conduct research on Agile Test-Driven development. She has conducted years of research and training on “building security” into your product, verifying that security protection mechanisms are in place and working before it’s too late. Catherine regularly speaks at Agile20XX conferences, is a lead for the “Working With Customers” track, and runs the AgileRTP meetup group, one of the largest Agile meetup groups in the US.
Jens Otto Lange, trainer
Jens Otto Lange is a certified Design Thinking coach and trainer focussing on innovation for the digital world. Since 1997, Jens helps cross-functional teams to focus on customer needs. With a proven record as a practitioner in brand communications and ux design, Jens facilitates co-creation workshops, trains teams into Service Design Thinking and coaches innovation sprints – for clients like Airbus, Axel Springer, Beiersdorf, CoreMedia, Idealo, Impulse, Otto, Austrian Lotteries, and Volksbank. He’s a co-organizer of Service Design Hamburg, Design Thinking Coaches Berlin, and he supports Stefan to run Agile Game Lab Berlin and contributes to design-driven events like Global Sustainability Jam, Innovation Games Summit and Design Thinking Barcamp.
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