Products Work Group

The Work Group accountable for the Products Domain:

The Business Management is responsible for defining the corporate strategy at the highest level, and Marketing & Business Development develops a strategy for each product and defines the products in more detail. That alone is not enough to guide the work of our value stream teams. Someone has to decide what exactly to build next (product variants, features, etc.). This decision is heavily influenced by corporate and product strategy, but also by current and future customer needs.

We need a way to bring people together to decide on the specific product roadmap and gather input and data to evolve the strategy of our products.

vshn strategy products.drawio


Scheduled Meetings

We regularly meet:

  • once a month for operational exchange and checking our VIPs.

  • once every quarter for agreeing on product goals.

Meeting Notes

Our meeting notes can be found in our wiki.


Talk to us in #products-wg.


The Zoom link can be found in our chat channel.

What we do

Collaboratively Learn

We exchange how we work (Methods, Processes, Tools) as Product Owner so that we can learn from each other and improve our skills. We’ll do that in a retro style, but can also amend the format if requested.

Agreeing on Product Goals

We agree on the strategic product goals for each product, which is prepared by the respective Product Owner together with Product Management. This way we also shape the longer term product roadmap, up to "where do we want to be in a year?". For that, Customer Care is also involved.

Governance / Decisions

We’re governing VIPs assigned to our workgroup.


Product Owners of the Value Stream Teams and the Product Manager:

This team is tracked and reviewed as part of VIP-40