2Days

Agile for Product Owners

This course provides product owners with a deep understanding of their role and how to be successful, with proven methods and strategies for establishing a product vision, defining features, measuring value, planning and prioritizing the work, engaging stakeholders and delivering value for customers. Covering a wide range of topics, this course includes many hands-on workshops and real world best practices that will leaving you feeling confident in your knowledge and ready to take your practice to the next level!

What You’ll Learn

  • Why Agile?
  • Agile Values and Principles
  • The Challenge with Requirements – Myths vs Reality
  • Deep Dive into the Product Owner Role
  • Time Management for the Busy Product Owner!
  • Responsibility for Artifacts
  • Skills and Behaviors for Success
  • How to Ask the Right Questions
  • Thinking and Communication Styles
  • Leading through Influence
  • Failing Fast and Managing Risk
  • Identify and Engage with Stakeholders and Users
  • Levels of Agile Planning
  • Problem Statements and Testing Hypotheses
  • Methods for Creating a Product Vision
  • Definition of Done for Projects and Initiatives
  • How to Build a Product Roadmap
  • Creating User Personas
  • Lean Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization Factors and Adjusting for Risk
  • Using Business Value Buckets to Prioritize Features
  • The WSJF Method for Sequencing Features
  • How do Agile Teams Deal with Scope Creep?
  • Six Steps for Measuring Value
  • Moving from Projects to Deliverables to Maximize Value
  • Techniques for Breaking Down Epics and Slicing Stories
  • Visual Modeling Practices to Capture Requirements
  • Story-Mapping to Visualize and Prioritize the Backlog

Why This Course?

  • This course is designed with 60% workshops!
  • You will learn real world best practices and case studies for how others played this role successfully on their projects!
  • Prepares your business users and SMEs for their role and expectations.
  • Learn from a real world practicing Agile Coach who will share stories and lessons learned!
  • You walk away with our ‘Product Owner Cheat Sheet’ and other valuable course material, handouts and resources that will support you on your projects.

11 Group Workshops Included!

  • Workshop 1 – Learning Objectives
  • Workshop 2 – Requirements Exercise
  • Workshop 3 – Product Owner Traits and Activities
  • Workshop 4 – Thinking Styles
  • Workshop 5 – Identifying Users and Stakeholders
  • Workshop 6 – Problem Statement and Hypothesis
  • Workshop 7 – Product Vision and Features
  • Workshop 8 – Create User Personas
  • Workshop 9 – Prioritize Using Business Value
  • Workshop 10 – Breaking Down Epics
  • Workshop 11 – Story Mapping