We want to fundamentally change how products and services are being made by enabling autonomy, mastery and purpose for creative people in product discovery, design and development.
For product creators who are passionate about solving real needs of customers, the #PoDojo is a safe space where you can power up your skills in Design Thinking, Value Proposition Design, Scrum and Lean Product Development.
You’ll be hands-on from the first moment, and along the way our experienced agile and product design coaches will provide you with excellent mentoring and coaching.
At the Lean Innovator Dojo we are working on real challenges and participants learn working Agile within teams how to iterate an idea fast with little effort and deepen their skills. We are using methods from qualitative research like Design Thinking, Business Model, Value Proposition Design and Lean Startup.
We have designed the Product Dojo 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, Developers, Domain Experts, Scrum Masters or Agile Coaches who want to extend their toolbox with the methods.
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.
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.
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.
Catherine Louis and Stefan Haas met in the summer of 2012 at the Stoos Stampede in Amsterdam during Stefan’s workshop session about Culture Hacking. They discovered they shared a passion for artful interventions and culture hacks to improve the world of work. Since then, they initiated a community and blog to share stories with like-minded change makers and business pranksters (bizculturehackers).
In November 2012 they started the #PoDojo learning community of fearless product creators, who want to learn and share knowledge discovered on their relentless journey of becoming better in making products and services customer will love.
Jens Otto Lange joined the first training session since he was convinced that Design Thinking is a perfect match with Agile. He was right – today he supports Stefan and Catherine as a trainer and coach.
The training is a good mix of theory and practice. I learned tools and methodologies which I’m sure will improve my performance in my daily job. Plus, I had the chance to collaborate and have fun with great people with similar interests and challenges!
#PoDojo’s CSPO was an absolutely life changing experience I would recommend to anyone who is interested in managing people, leading projects or wanting to know how to work through tough ideas. Regardless of your experience level or current position this course is for you.
Three days packed to the rim with trying and experiencing first hand a wide variety of relevant tools and methods to be the best PO you can be. Challenging, fun, very engaging and inspiring.
An absolute must for each product owner.
You guys rock. You find a great balance between theory and practical sessions by listening to your group.
Totally recommended. Full of practical tools that I can’t wait to apply in my daily work.
It is an intensive and really practical workshop and it solves the biggest problem: Really use the tools you have learned.
Just feels right to do the Product Dojo!
The workshop is hands on – just like I expected it so see.
Thank you #PoDojo for the pitching coach and your overall attention. The video challenge was so much fun!
Helped me to get an outside perspective on my daily job, which make me change some things.
I think you can’t get more inspiration in 3 days than in the #PoDojo.
Fully packed 3 days, lots of info and practice, no boring sit and listen training.
Awesome experience full of hands on collaboration and continuous delivery. After three days you feel kind of upgraded.
It is a fantastic training to learn about and to apply tools in a lean and agile environment! Just do it, you won’t regret!
The #PoDojo is a great opportunity to get in touch with other Product Owner which are facing mostly the same problem. Practicing the theoretic models helps enormous to learn them and understand their need.
Great training, where you learn in a pratical and fun way!
Learning while having fun? It sounds like a trap! Intensive, engaging, very social!
Refresher on the job(s) of PO. Fun time and great exchange with other PO´s. Learning new methods and frameworks.
It has been a great experience with great trainers. Highly recommended to ambitious Product Owners!
Very inspiring event with great dedicated people! Awesome.
Talk to your customer, discover their problems and invent a product that relieves customers paint.
Learned a lot about problem and solution exploration #designthinking #valueproposition #PoDojo
Intense. Great insights! Wow! Highly recommended.
Get long lasting experiences from a highly motiovated and highly skilled team of teachers!
Very experienced trainers and participants sharing first hand experiences of similar challenges and how they have overcome them.
Getting a solid theoretical base and being able to apply the concepts directly leads to very good results.
Those were 3 awesome days with tons of insights about the role of the PO and about myself! It is hands-on from start to finish. It was a great to experience this development process!
Thanks for the inspiration, the mixture of hands-on and theoretical parts made the #PoDojo a very valuable experience for me. I loved the busy atmosphere and the vibe. I totally recommend #PoDojo to any PO.
#PoDojo is an intense training ground! The three days are a crucible, where high-level concepts, nitty-gritty tools, and super effective agile simulations are converted into PO gold! Super recommended!
A fun filled 3 day interactive and comprehensive workshop with an opportunity to learn and explore the Product Owner skills followed by roleplaying and implementation in a creative manner.
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!
Thank you Catherine and Stefan for leading us one step further into the future! I had so much fun and so many insights in the workshop. Thanks to our Product Launchpad excercise I know now how a functional team should feel!
As User Exprerience Designer it was a great chance to get a deeper understanding of the Product Owner job so now I can integrate User Experiece Methods much better in our daily team work.
Fun, revealing, refreshing ….inspiring!
If you are a product owner, do yourself a favour (or Christmas gift) by joining #PoDojo.
Hands-on, practical, out of the comfort zone, it`s a journey!«
Leave your daily work behind and be open minded, this workshop will blow your mind!
It was a great experience! It was nice to have an interactive class with lots of great projects and discussions.
Unleashing creativity with passion and empathy to re-engage in innovation.
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!
Thanks for the great informative and inspiring workshop.
The workshop is an enabler for greater productivity in your company. Put it on your backlog!