I speak at conferences, meetups, and in-house events to inspire companies and individuals to build better teams and ultimately better products. Specific topics include:
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Lateral leadership: Somebody knows what he's talking about! Witty, rousing and always to the point! Thank you Tim, for infecting our organization!
It was an absolute pleasure to have Tim as a speaker and contributor at our inaugural Product Leaders Weekend. Through his collaborative and outcome-focused mindset, he crafted an engaging and actionable talk for our audience of CPOs and Heads of Product. Tim also shared a wealth of product leadership insights ensuring high-quality group discussions throughout the event.
Tim’s presentation at MTP Engage was one of our top-rated presentations this year. He delivered his talk in a clear way on all levels (slides, presentation, answering questions) and left no doubt about his expertise. For me as a curator Tim was a pleasure to work with. I appreciated that he sought our feedback to early iterations of his talk to make sure the final presentation fit with our audience as well as our curational concept.
Tim is what I call a full-stack speaker, engaging, fun, professional. From the moment we have set his speaking slot to now, several months past the Productized 2017, Tim has become a true conference partner, proving value not only during his delivery but also during the long tail of interactions post-event on medium posts, retweets and visualizations of his often cited talk online.
Remote Work is not just a trend, but the new default for how teams want to work and how companies need to be structured. In this talk at the Remote AfterWorks London Meetup in July 2019, I shared practical advice on how Remote Product Teams can effectively communicate. Also, I busted some of the most common myths around remote teams in general to help people understand what's beyond the hype.
In this talk, I helped attendees to understand what it takes to successfully apply lateral leadership. I guided them through achieving strategic alignment with their teams and creating individual alignment with other team members. By recognizing empathy and escalation as helpful tools, lateral leaders are able to maintain and strengthen their leadership role within agile teams.
Turning customer centricity of individuals into customer obsession as part of the DNA of your company required a lot of hard work and awareness for the right signals. In my keynote at the growth marketing SUMMIT 2018, I shared hands-on advice for this challenge like focussing on 'Customer Access Metrics', switching incentives to Customer Metrics instead of Business Metrics as well as industry best-practices from Netflix.
In my talk 'Goals for the Distance - Making OKR work in a Remote-only Environment' I shared my experiments and learnings from implementing OKR in our distributed setup at iridion. From the initial requirements for our goal setting process up to the exact tools and processes we established to utilize OKR for autonomy and focus across 6 locations and more 14 team members.
In this talk I gave at MTP Engage 2018 in Hamburg, I share advice on how product people can lever lateral leadership for managing agile teams. Lateral leadership describes the art of efficiently influencing others around you without formal authority.
It is essential for succeeding in the implicit leadership position product managers find themselves in.
This presentation concluding my speaking year 2017. It had the pleasure to elaborate on why product managers need to validate their work before jumping into code at one of Europe's largest conferences for product people: Product Management Festival in Zurich, Switzerland.
I shared my opinion about the huge impact waste-less validation techniques can bring into the product development process and how to handle qualitative and quantitative methods in this context.
By using concrete real-life cases, the goal is to reveal how to check whether the needed outcome of a new product idea is realistic and feasible.
This keynote featured the first iteration of a talk I've developed on why MVPs are falling short when it comes to validation. I explained the (often times unnecessary) cost of building and waiting we get caught in instead of validating assumptions with what we have.