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Welcome to

Nordic River 
Product Discovery Company
 

What we do

Nordic River specializes in
transforming companies to faster build what the users need 

Our services

Courses

We offer courses to specific roles involved in a development process. We also train entire teams and organizations during one or more phases of an IT project. Through our blended learning tools, the development team as well as the buyer acquire valuable knowledge to support revenue, speed-to-market and cost control.

Coaching

We support organizations in crucial moments of IT development, from sales to delivery. We offer online or face-to-face coaching to Product Ownership and Product Management Teams during a sales process, when specifying the requirements of a project or along Agile IT Development.

Tailor-made training

We set a plan to combine the mindset changing effect of our courses with hands on coaching using our methods and tools. This way Nordic River’s tailor-made training programs opens up for a rapid transformation in the organization’s culture and a direct impact to specific projects.

Examples of Courses

Think agile!

Teams in a development or discovery process integrating agile methodologies find a great balance between focus and flexibility, and manage to efficiently shorten the chain between themselves and the users. In other words, they “build the right thing” and deliver business value in the fastest and most powerful way. This course provides an overview of the agile philosophy and gives and introduction to successfully manage a project with the power of focus.

The Product Discovery perspective

Organizations and teams focusing on truly understanding pain points, needs and values of users develop better products faster. By learning the principles of Nordic River’s product discovery method professionals involved in selling, developing or buying IT projects acquire the knowledge they need to create great product ownership teams.

How to effectively sell agile projects

We believe that the key to sell and deliver a great and cost efficient IT project lies on “not doing what the customers ask, but what they need”. In order to do so, the first step has to be to focus on how to identify and specify the needs and requirements of a project in a collaborative and cooperative way. This course offers providers the method and the tools to successfully sell cost and time saving IT projects, that delivers maximum impact to the customers and the users.

How to order the IT project you truly need

Ordering an IT project focusing on “needs” instead of “solutions” is the key to choose the best provider, to get the right functions and to save a lot of time and money. This course offers customers and Agile Requirement managers tools and techniques for better identifying pain points, effectively describing needs and precisely specifying values of a project.

How to do requirements

A role or team responsible for specifying a project to a provider needs to focus on the outcome and on the desired impact of it. Then, the project has to be broken down into smaller deliverables, the order in which to deliver those “slices” needs to be prioritized, and each piece has to be implemented, tested and evaluated. This course aims to make Requirement manager’s life easier, by providing the ability think collaboratively and to frame an IT project in an agile perspective.

Transforming vendor relationships

When developing new IT systems the existing vendor relationship with the current provider needs to be revised, updated and transformed. By integrating the agile perspective and Nordic River’s structured Product Discovery method it becomes easier for both parts -provider and customer- to productively focus on the benefits of this transition and to create a product ownership team with highest performance.

We offer

Nordic River provides
inspiration and tools  
for efficient Product Ownership Teams

Our customers

Agencies

Companies offering custom IT solutions and needing support to improve development process, sales strategies and customer satisfaction

Product companies

Organizations developing software and searching for a fast ROI mainly based on: pinpointing users’ needs getting fast to market and keeping maintenance costs low.

Buyers of IT Systems

Organizations ordering software and seeking support for specifying their requirements, closing Agile Contracts and assuring a product that solves their needs

Our blog

  • Sharing our experience in ACPN 2016,Agile Contracting, Procurement, Nordic Networking Day, Agile, methods, Agile methods, Agile development,
    Sharing our experience in ACPN 2016

    Coming April 28 Nordic River will be in Agile Contracting and Procurement Nordic Networking Day 2016 (ACPN) and we are very happy to be one of the sponsors. As the organization explains, Agile methods have gained enormous popularity the past years and proven to be......

  • BRIDGING THE “WHAT” AND THE “HOW” OF AN IT PROJECT

    Any product development chain starts with identifying the needs of the user and the market, and finishes with supplying a system solution that works, one that solves the identified needs and matches the customer’s expectations. In this context, the Product Owner’s primary  function could be......

About us

Nordic River

Nordic River is a privately held company, located on the banks of the Umea River, Sweden. Through Product Discovery we implement lean, agile thinking in product ownership teams, training them to identify needs, to choose the right tools and to create the desired impact in any stage of a development process. We help to transform organizations and professionals in Umea, Stockholm, Sundsvall, Örnsköldsvik, Karlstad or Malmö, as well as USA, Britain or India.

Our method

We understand Agile Product Ownership as a development process run by a team, in which every member brings in a different perspective about needs and solutions. In order to balance the valuable, the feasible and the doable, and to get satisfactory results for every part involved, we apply Nordic River’s structured Product Discovery method.

The feeling of flow…

We believe that people and companies are meant to evolve throughout their entire lifecycle. Our aim is to give professionals and cross-functional teams inspiration and powerful tools in order to feel not only confident but excited about development and transformation processes. Nordic River starts and feeds that feeling of flow that spreads across an entire organization, motivates professionals and generates meaningful results.

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