" Pre-Conference Workshops: Mindful Product Ownership + User Story Understanding

Pre-Conference Workshops: Mindful Product Ownership + User Story Understanding


2 Interesting Workshops on the day before the 2nd Annual Business Analysis Conference

27 March 2019 (9h30-17h30)
Location: Crowne Plaza Le Palace (Brussels City Center)
Presented in English by Kathy Berkidge and Lynda Girvan
Price: 600 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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 Learning Objectives

About the BA & Beyond Pre-Conference Workshops

On the 28th of March, you can attend the 2nd Annual Business Analysis Conference in Brussels. Because there is so much expertise coming to Brussels, we have decided to organise a pre-conference workshop day with some of the speakers. So join us for this unique, one-time opportunity to learn from international speakers Kathy Berkidge and Lynda Girvan.

We organise one workshop in the morning and one in the afternoon:

Mindful Product Ownership: Applying mindfulness to innovate (Presented by Kathy Berkidge)

Learning outcomes: by attending this workshop, you will understand:

  • Why mindfulness is so important for creativity and innovation
  • How to empathise with your customers and stakeholders to truly understand their needs
  • How mindfulness enhances collaboration
  • How to apply mindfulness practices in your day-to-day work

User Story Workshop (Presented by Lynda Girvan)

During this workshop you will:

  • Understand the purpose of User Stories
  • Understand User Roles and their relevance to stories
  • Create and write User Stories
  • Refine User Stories using goal decomposition
  • How to incorporate Non-functionals into backlogs
  • Manage stories through backlog management

 Full Programme

9.00h - 9.30h
Registration, where we welcome the participants with coffee/tea and refreshments

We are organising 2 pre-conference workshops on March 27th, 2019, one in the morning and one in the afternoon:

  • Mindful Product Ownership: Applying mindfulness to innovate (9:30 - 13:00)
  • User Story Workshop (14:00 - 17:30)
9.30h
Mindful Product Ownership: Applying mindfulness to innovate (Kathy Berkidge)
  • Are you striving to create innovative products in a competitive market, where disruption and volatility are the norm?
  • Are you unsure whether the decisions you make are the best to deliver real customer value, while their demands constantly change?
  • Are you juggling being a product owner, product manager or analyst across multiple teams?

This half-day workshop will help you deeply understand your customers and enable you to deliver products and services that they love. Through mindfulness, you will think more clearly resulting in better decisions, which drive innovative solutions. You will gain practical experience and understanding of why mindfulness is the essential skill for effective product ownership.

This workshop is specifically for product owners, product managers, project managers, business analysts, anyone working in a product ownership role.

Here is the outline of this workshop:

  • The Product Ownership role and common issues faced
  • Introduction to mindfulness and its benefits
  • Using mindfulness to develop better ways of thinking, improved creativity and problem solving
  • Implementing mindfulness in the product ownership role
  • How to apply mindfulness in our day-to-day work

By attending this workshop, you will understand:

  • Why mindfulness is so important for creativity and innovation
  • How to empathise with your customers and stakeholders to truly understand their needs
  • How mindfulness enhances collaboration
  • How to apply mindfulness practices in your day-to-day work
13.00h
Lunch Break in the Hotel
14.00h
User Story Workshop (Lynda Girvan)

This half-day interactive workshop provides attendees with an understanding of User Stories within an agile context. During the workshop Lyn will explore the purpose of user stories, when and how to create them and how to manage them through to successful working solutions. You will leave this workshop with a good understanding of how to create, refine and manage user stories and use them effectively.

During this workshop you will:

  • Understand the purpose of User Stories
  • Understand User Roles and their relevance to stories
  • Create and write User Stories
  • Refine User Stories using goal decomposition
  • How to incorporate Non-functionals into backlogs
  • Manage stories through backlog management
17.30h
End of this pre-conference workshop day

 Speakers


Kathy Berkidge (Mind At Work Consulting)
Mind At Work Consulting

With a background in software development, Kathy Berkidge is a BA professional with nearly 30 years of experience working on I.T. projects in the telecommunications and retail industries. She delivers BA and agile training and coaching services to many organisations in Australia and around the world including large corporations and government departments.

Since 1999, Kathy has been studying, practicing and teaching mindfulness. Kathy helps teams and individuals integrate mindfulness practices into their agile framework to improve teamwork, be more innovative and deliver better customer value. She is passionate about seeing people, teams and organisations succeed and thrive in an environment of collaboration and harmony.

CMC Partnership (UK) Ltd

Lynda has over 25 years of experience in business and systems development as a consultant, professional trainer and practitioner in both the public and private sector. She has extensive experience of adding value to organizations at a variety of levels including coaching agile development teams or helping board level change projects.

Lynda's particular strength is applying business analysis and agile techniques together to help organisations overcome challenging business problems. Lynda is the co-author of the book "Agile and Business Analysis" which was published by the BCS, Chartered Institute for IT in Februari 2017. Lynda currently works for CMC Partnership (UK) Ltd where she is Head of Profession for Business Analysis as well as their Lead Agile BA. Lynda has delivered numerous presentations and key notes to European and international audiences covering subjects on business analysis, agile and business change.

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