openSAP Invites
openSAP Invites
Nov 24, 2021
Episode 20: Learn How to Build Better Products with a Human-Centric Product Backlog
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Welcome to openSAP Invites! I’m your host Elisabeth Riemann and in this episode, we’re talking to SAP experts Boris Bezirtzis and Nikolai Vetter about their openSAP course “Learn How to Build Better Products with a Human-Centric Product Backlog.” The digital transformation means we all have rising expectations for any new product or service. Let’s be perfectly honest, we all want to be WOWED! By learning how to define a product backlog that balances the REAL needs of our customers with the business value and technical feasibility of our product, we’ll be sure to hit that sweet spot!

Guest: Boris Bezirtzis

Boris Bezirtzis is an innovation coach and design thinking expert and was one of the first design thinkers at SAP. He is the global design thinking lead at SAP Customer Innovation & Maintenance and facilitates a DT coaching community with more than 30 coaches. He combines agile and human-centered design principles to make innovation real in large customer projects, innovative products, and smaller innovation sprints.

Boris studied industrial design in Germany and did Master of Fine Arts (MFA) focusing on user research and co-creation at the Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio, USA. Boris is an SAP Mentor, has designed several design and innovation training camps, and was a speaker at the Lean Startup Conference in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden, as well as other events.

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Guest: Nikolai Vetter

Nikolai Vetter is a UX designer, design thinking coach, and innovation expert at SAP Customer Innovation & Maintenance. His focus is on building next-generation software products with customers and partners in co-innovation engagements. Before joining SAP, Nikolai worked at a retail fashion company, where he created unique omni-channel shopping experiences while building up UX competence and driving an agile mindset in software development projects. He holds a master’s degree in innovation management and certifications as a scrum master and in User Experience & Usability.

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