Product Kickoff Week

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The ACA Product Kick-Off Week with 6 free WORKSHOPS!

Let us teach you to get from innovative idea to viable product!

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Idea? Set… Go!

You and your team have been thinking about a certain issue for a long time, but then finally, there it is: a great, creative idea! You’re ecstatic: this is it! You get started on your idea and it takes the form of a project. However, you soon notice things aren’t going as smooth as you’d wish. The project seems like one large, insurmountable pile of work, you encounter problems you hadn’t thought of beforehand, you didn’t consider the feedback of eventual users of the product, …

Companies don’t always have the necessary skills or knowledge to get started on projects, even though they may have great ideas.

Maybe they don’t know which methodology to use, or perhaps they are confused by the jungle of different methodologies out there.

What you’ll learn

From 4-7 December, we’re organizing a Product Kick-Off week with several sessions and workshops to broaden the understanding of the different techniques we have experience in.

Learn to build a correct story map

Focus on your goal with event storming

Domain Driven Design to easily verify whether your team is building the right thing

Create involved meetings with the gamestorming approach

Change your view on product roadmapping

Learn how to extract qualitative feedback from users using user experience interviews

Quick and effective road to Minimum Viable Product

ACA-IT Solutions has over 10 years worth of experience in Lean and Agile methodologies. We would like to share our knowledge and experience with you and provide coaching for best practices to get a project started. Since we’ve learned from our own experiences, we are able to give strong recommendations on which tactics to use for your specific project.

Product Kick-Off week

Learn how to go from innovative idea to viable product & select your free workshops

4/12/2017 : Story Mapping
5/12/2017 : Event Storming
4DEC

Monday 4 December

Located in our Olen office

7:30 – 9:00 AM: Coffee & Breakfast

9 – 11AM: Story mapping

11:00 – 12:00 AM: Factory Visit & Lunch

Learn to visualize and build a model for a product roadmap

Find out what Minimum Viable Part should be built first

Build shared understanding between all stakeholders involved

Focus on an end-to-end product

Workshop:

  • Warming-up exercise
  • In-depth story map of mobile app
5DEC

Tuesday 5 December

Located in our Olen office

7:30 – 9:00 AM: Coffee & Breakfast

9 – 11AM: Event storming

11:00 – 12:00 AM: Factory Visit & Lunch

Focus on what events need to happen to reach a goal

Create a model by writing events on post-it notes on a timeline

Build shared understanding of what the business is doing or will be doing

Workshop:

  • Warming-up exercise
  • Modelling a fictional domain in a Big Picture Event Storming session
  • How to continue afterwards
6DEC

Wednesday 6 December

Located in our Olen office

7:30 – 9:00 AM: Coffee & Breakfast

9 – 10AM: Domain Driven Design

Understand how to approach everything surrounding software development

Make use of Ubiquitous Language

Learn to easily verify whether your team is building the right thing

Practical seminar:

  • Basic concepts of Domain Driven Design
  • Why it’s so different from any other approach

10 – 11AM: Gamestorming

Learn how to stimulate creativity in meetings

Lead a group towards some goal by way of a game

No high tech tools required

Workshop:

  • Warming-up exercise
  • Introduction to gamestorming
  • Practical game example
  • Reflection and feedback

11:00 – 12:00 AM: Factory Visit & Lunch

7DEC

Thursday 7 December

Located in our Olen office

7:30 – 9:00 AM: Coffee & Breakfast

9 – 10AM: Product Roadmapping

Get a fresh look on the concept of a product roadmap

Change your view on product roadmapping

Learn how to properly create and maintain a product roadmap

Theoretical seminar with small exercises

10 – 11AM: User experience interviews

Learn how to extract qualitative feedback from users

Understand user experience and usability

Learn how to conduct your own user experience interviews

11:00 – 12:00 AM: Factory Visit & Lunch

Questions or interested, but the timing doesn’t work for you?

If you’d like to give us your opinion, some remarks or if you have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Are you interested in coming to the Product Kick-Off week, but are you too busy to attend? No problem, give us a heads up and we’ll work something out.

Annemie annemie.vandenberghe@aca-it.be or give Annemie a call +32(0)486/84.71.67

Yves yves.claes@aca-it.be or give Yves a call +32(0)497/47.69.69