Running lean UX workshops with stakeholders

Running lean UX workshops _ course
10 am - 5 pm
ApoDec - Thessaloniki
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 00:00

Struggling to build consensus in your product design team? You want to get buy-in for your design process? You want to prioritize features, formulate testable design hypotheses and setup key metrics?

Running UX workshops with stakeholders supported by lean methodologies can always help you do that.

During design and development stakeholders (product design team, management, customers, end users) should find an efficient way to work together, keep everybody engaged, communicate a common vision for the project and develop empathy for the customers and users.

Besides being productive and fun, workshops can produce a sense of shared purpose which is crucial for the successful development of any digital system/product. The main strength of a lean UX workshop is that it covers within a day or two, aspects of work that can take weeks or even months and numerous meetings to be accomplished.

TheUXprodigy offers a hands-on interactive course on how to run an effective UX stakeholders workshop where participants will learn and work in a collaborative environment that provokes thought, discussion and action.

In this workshop you will learn 
  • To frame and define the problem your product team is trying to solve.
  • To clarify and understand business & user requirements, needs and goals.
  • To identify and prioritize features as possible solutions.
  • To set up a list of basic UX metrics.
  • To develop and formulate design hypotheses that will lead to an MVP.
Who will benefit 
  • Product and project managers
  • UX designers / UX researchers
  • Software developers / CTOs
  • Product owners / Startup founders / entrepreneurs
  • Business Analysts  
  • Digital marketers 
Introduction – Goals & objectives of the seminar
Preparing for a Lean UX workshop
Introducing brainstorming techniques
Coffee Break
Practice session 1
  • Reflecting on the problem
  • Brainstorming on basic user types, pain points, needs and tasks 
Pizza break
Practice session 2
  • Affinity mapping on MVP and features 
  • Prioritizing features for the MVP
  • Setting up UX metrics
  • Evaluation and formulation of design hypotheses
  • Risk & impact assessment
Sum up / conclusions / next steps



Dr. Panagiotis Zaharias
Founder | Lead UX Researcher

Panagiotis started his career as an academic UX researcher pursuing a Ph.D. in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. He worked on several European research projects and after the successful completion of the Ph.D. degree, he started teaching at Universities in Greece and Cyprus. In parallel, he started to provide consulting services on UX Research & Design as a freelancer working with several companies and startups. He is a published author (70+ scientific papers and book chapters) and he has given talks and taught workshops on UX topics at academic & industry conferences around the world. He is also the organizer of the first UX community in Greece, the so-called Athens UX Community. Recently he co-founded "The Scaffolders", an e-learning content design company.

Fees Include 
  • Copies of slides, notes and resources
  • Light lunch & drinks
  • Certification of attendance