Certified Agile Practitioner – Product Owner

Being the Product Owner on a Scrum team can seem like an overwhelming task. This 2-day course will help with that by focusing on providing an in-depth understanding of the role and its responsibilities so as to help you become successful as a Product Owner. After providing an overview of agile and Scrum, you will learn how to create a product roadmap and a release plan. The roles and responsibilities of a Product Owner will also be reviewed. A critical component to the successful Agile project is the product backlog, which you will learn to create and maintain over time. You will learn the basics of estimating as well as how Lean concepts are applied. This course is about 50% lecture and 50% discussion/hands-on exercises.

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Key Outcomes

During this course, participants will:

  • Review the high level concepts of Agile and Scrum
  • Learn to create a product roadmap and release plan
  • Understand the Product Owner role and what this role is responsible for in agile development
  • Gain an understanding of Lean development principles and how to apply them

Course Outline

Agile Introduction and Review

  • Review Key Scrum Principles
  • Scrum Artifacts

Product Owner Roles & Responsibilities

  • Will the Real Product Owner please Stand Up?
  • Product Backlog and Requirements
  • Roles & Personas
  • Working with User Experience Groups
  • Spikes & Special Stories

The Product Roadmap

  • Creating the Product Roadmap
  • Agile Planning
  • Who's in the Room?
  • Making It Work in Your Context
  • Epics – Just Enough Detail & No More

Release Planning

  • First-time Estimates
  • Stories & Sizing
  • Velocity-driven Release Planning
  • Fixed Schedule Planning
  • Leveraging Use Cases for Checks & Balances

Grooming the Product Backlog

  • Prioritization
  • Looking Ahead
  • Continuous Grooming
  • Value Assessment
  • Using Risk-Based Prioritization

Basic Lessons from Lean

  • Learn the Lean Principles
  • Understand the 7 Wastes
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Grasp the Flow of Kanban

Scaling Scrum

  • Scrum of Scrum
  • Scaled Agile Framework