Frequently asked questions
Who can create an Open Space session?
Anyone attending the Agile Product Open may create a session
What topics are suitable for an Open Space session?
Any topic related to our conference theme is appropriate. Sessions may be on technical or non-technical subjects, but should relate to working with agile product management and product ownership.
Do I have to be an expert on the topic to host a session?
No, session hosts only need to have the level of expertise needed to facilitate the session. If you intend to teach other people about something, we hope you actually know something about it. You may choose to conduct your session as a discussion among peers or even organise a session around a topic that you know little about but would like to understand better. Be sure to explain how you intend to conduct the session when you invite people to attend it.
Can I add a session after the Opening?
Yes, just speak to our Open Space facilitator, Ainsley. We will have announcements of new sessions and changes during lunch.
Will there be a record of sessions?
We publish simultaneously or shortly after the conference an online record of what sessions were held, who participated and what happened in them. The level of detail of this summary is up to the session hosts; at the conference, instructions and assistance will be available so that you can enter session information while it is fresh.
Are meals provided?
We’ll have a continental breakfast and lunches and a networking session after we close the space with wine, beer and light snacks. Our sponsors, who have generously enabled the day to have, will have information to share at tables in the networking area.
What equipment is provided for the sessions?
Our space will be set up with flip-chart tablets, easels as appropriate for the space, markers, and sticky notes.