Tech for Better

Product Owner Introduction

The programme

Tech for Better teaches Product Management to social entrepreneurs, charities and start-ups through hands-on experience

You’ll get the opportunity to work closely with developers to explore a new digital product idea

Our developers learn about the software development lifecycle by exploring real product ideas

Each workshop is held in our Classroom space at Space4

Workshops are from 14:00 - 15:30

Product Management training

Date Module
23 Jan Pitch your product idea
30 Jan or 6 Feb Discovery workshop
W/C 13 Feb Conduct user research
20 Feb User research analysis
27 Feb Product Management

Our developers will choose Product Owners to work with on the Design, Test and Build programme

By completing all the steps in the PM training, you’ll be eligible for selection

We’ll let you know if you’ve been selected by Friday 10 March.

Design, Test and Build

(14 March -> 6 April)

  • One design sprint
  • Two build sprints
  • Test a prototype with your user group
  • Work with a Product Team to build an MVP

At the end of the programme, you’ll present your product at the Tech for Better showcase


Lightning introductions

You’ll be working together throughout the programme and will benefit from collaborating.

Let us know:

  • Who you are and your product goal
  • What do you want to get from Tech for Better?
  • What can you give to others on the programme?

What’s next?

You’ll pitch your Product to our developers in our next workshops. We’d like you each to come up with a brief pitch

Focus on the Problem Statement:

  • Who are your user group?
  • What do they need?
  • How will responding to the need benefit them?

Co-ordinate users to research with:

  • Anytime in W/C 13 Feb
  • You’ll have written questions already
  • 1 - 1 sessions, qualitative interviews
  • Aim for 6+ interviews

I’ll send out an invite to our Discord server