Pop-Up Training


Learn about the basics of Product Management and Ownership from Alex and Matt from WeTravel. At this one day pop-up training session you’ll learn about Agile development, iterative solutions, user stories, stakeholder management and more. At the end of the session you’ll get the chance to work on an assignment. If you do well on the course and the assignment you might get a chance to be part of the WeTravel Product Team as a Product Owner Intern!


SPEAKERS:


Matt Szaszko - Product Manager


Matt is the Product Manager at WeTravel, serving a 3 teams of 16 engineers in total. Previously he has built a mobile app in India that was downloaded more than a million times. He’s been to Y Combinator with a Machine Learning product. Before he made the jump to software, he was working at Nestle on coffee products. Matt comes from a psychology background.


Alex Kachmala - Scrum Master


Alex is the Scrum Master at WeTravel, working with 3 teams and 16 engineers. Before joining WeTravel Alex launched all processes for the entire IT department for a startup in South-East Asia. Overall Alex has more than 9 years in IT, including 5 years of IT management experience in different domains, such as banking, logistic, customer service, and now - travel. Alex holds a masters degree in finance.


Prerequisites


Join this session if:

- You have a background and 1-3 years experience in Software Development, Project Management, Marketing, Consulting, Account Management or Customer Success at a software company or IT heavy company (telco, bank, airline, etc.) and you’re interested in switching to Product Ownership.

- You speak English at a good level


What you’ll need:

- A computer with a webcam

- Good internet connection

- An open mind and positive attitude

Agenda


Times in Baku time


19th of June.


11:00 - 11:45


Introduction to Agile Product Development - hosted by Alex


Learn the basics of Agile development and the role of the Product Owner in it.


12:00 - 11:45


How (and why) to break down a solution into iterations - hosted by Matt


13:00 - 13:30


How to create user stories - hosted by Matt


13:30 - 14:30


Lunch time


14:45 - 15:30


How to manage stakeholders and negotiate scope with the team - hosted by Matt


15:45 - 16:00


Assignment information sharing - hosted by Matt


16:00 - 16:45


Q&A - Alex and Matt


18:00


Assignment handin deadline



Assignment rough idea


● Pick one of 2 problems to solve

● Come up with a solution

● Break it down into iterations

● Create user stories

● Come up with objections from imaginary stakeholders and team members and handle them


The event will be held on Zoom.


Register now: https://bit.ly/3eM1ngH

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