This post was written with Olivia Sharp, Kainos Product Consultant
We’re proud to say we ran our very first public product meetup last month, Let’s Talk Product, in our lovely new London office.
40 people working in and around product management joined us for an evening of talks over beers and pizza. Our theme was product discoveries – what they are, different ways of running one, and what you should definitely avoid.
Here’s a run-down of the brilliant talks from our 4 speakers, all experienced product leaders at Kainos.
Jayti told us how to apply a lean methodology to discovery when there’s only a limited brief and vision from senior managers.
Chirag talked about how to do continuous, time-boxed discoveries on a live service based on his experience on the UK passport service.
Dan talked us through his experience of using discovery to work out an organisation’s priorities when it has multiple strategies that could influence your product’s direction.
Alison talked about the typical traps to avoid during discoveries, with the help of 3 dragons.
While seemingly harmless, they have the potential to derail your discovery. How to keep your dragons away:
Let’s Talk Product is all about sharing and discussing the best methods in product management to create products and services that make life better for users.
Our first event was a ‘discovery’ in how to
run a meetup. We saw lots of positive conversations and new connections being
made and got useful feedback which is helping us shape future sessions.
We’ll be running more events at our offices around the country with guest speakers from the product community.
Register for Let’s Talk Product Birmingham here.
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