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Agile Product Owner Training

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  • On Site
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Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 15 15 0 0 0 0 15 0 7
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 15
Technical PMP/PgMp 15
Leadership 0
Strategy 0
PfMP 0
  • CEUs: 1.5

Do you consider yourself a key stakeholder when it comes to delivering Agile projects? Do you find that you are often required to provide the vision of what needs to be created or built? If you are nodding yes, then you are fulfilling the role of Agile product owner. Agile sounds great, but you have questions about how it will work for you and your project team/ organization. There are technical and general issues that need to be addressed, and that is what this course was designed to do.

You will discuss the business value of using Agile and why you will have to collaborate with IT. The course also addresses who the product owner is, how to be effective in that role, and what that role entails as well as what the new expectations will be. You will learn what user stories are and how to write them. The course touches on the roles of the users and business SMEs as well as acceptance test, how to identify them, and when to use them.

This course provides you with real-world best practices and offers tips on how to use them to motivate your team. It is also an objective of this course to prepare you for your leader role in this Agile project process.

  • Explain the history of Waterfall development
  • Explain why Agile and its value proposition
  • Describe Agile values and principles
  • Explain Scrum and the roles and processes associated with it
  • Define the product owner role (in-depth)
  • Define expectations from you
  • Describe time management for the busy project owner
  • Explain your expectations of the team
  • Describe the roles of business users and SMEs
  • Explain vision and conditions of satisfaction
  • Practice building a story backlog
  • Explain best practices for identifying and writing stories
  • Describe how to write an acceptance test
  • Explain how to do user acceptance testing
  • Describe how to be a leader and set goals
  • Motivate high-performing teams

This course uses digital materials.

  • Agile for Product Owners

    Agile for Product Owners

    About Me

    Organizing Tools

    Purpose of this Course

    About You


  • Overview of Agile

    Overview of Agile

    The Traditional Way

    The Agile Way

    With an Agile Approach…

    Waterfall vs. Agile

    The Agile Manifesto – 2001

    Agile Principles

    What is Agile?

    The Iterative Process

    Requirements: Incomplete and Otherwise

    Requirements Myth

    The Requirements Disconnect

    The Requirements Reality

  • The Agile Team

    The Agile Team

    The Leadership Triangle

    Agile Roles- Product Owner

    Agile Roles- ScrumMaster

    Agile Roles- Architect

    Agile Roles- The Team

    Generalizing Specialist

    Agile Roles- Sponsors and Stakeholders

    Agile Roles- Management

    Real World Role Challenges

    Agile Team Best Practices

  • Deep Dive into the Product Owner Role

    Deep Dive into the Product Owner Role

    The Agile Product Owner Cheat Sheet

    Engaging Through the Lifecycle

    Sample: Minimum Product Owner Time

    Pre-Planning for Next Iteration

    Successful Time Management for Bust Product Owners

    Product Owner Proxies/Vacant Owners

    Leading to Self-Organizing Teams

    Shifting Towards Servant Leadership

    Identify Your Stakeholders/Users

    Stakeholder Context Diagram

    Stakeholder Engagement

    Understanding the Decision Types

  • Lean Portfolio Management

    Lean Portfolio Management

    The Multi-Tasking Name Game


    Allocating Projects Beyond Capacity

    Single Team

    Multi-Team Program

    Portfolio View

    From Portfolio Ideas to Team Backlog

    What Makes an Idea Worth Initiation?

    Agile Idea Qualification Checklist

    Common Problems with Idea Qualifications

    Root Cause

    Project Initiation Goals

    6 Steps for Measuring Value

    Actually Measuring Value Post Release

    Alternative Solution Analysis

  • The Agile Delivery Process

    The Agile Delivery Process

    6 Levels of Agile Planning

    Agile Requirements Levels

    Product Themes

    Building a Product Roadmap

    What is ‘Just Enough’ Planning?

  • Project Vision

    Project Vision

    Product Vision

    What’s in a Charter

    Vision Statement

    Vision Box

    Sample: Front of the Box

    Sample: Back of the Box

    Defining Conditions of Satisfaction

    Sample Project ‘Done’ Criteria

  • User Personas

    User Personas

    User Roles

    Organizing Roles

    Refining Roles

    User Personas

    Sample Persona

  • User Stories

    User Stories

    What is a Story?

    User Stories: Examples

    Guidelines for User Stories

    User Stories: I.N.V.E.S.T

    Sample Backlog

    Story Grouping by Feature

    Example Requirements Levels



    Acceptance Criteria- Example

    Principles for Identifying Stories

    Identifying Features/Stories

    Story Writing Workshops

    Story Mapping

    Story Map Example

    Finding Additional Stories

    User Stories: What to Watch For

    Scaling the Product Backlog

  • Documenting Acceptance Criteria

    Documenting Acceptance Criteria

    Acceptance Criteria

    Why Acceptance Criteria?

    Identifying Acceptance Criteria

    What are good Acceptance Criteria?

    Acceptance Criteria- Example

    Acceptance Criteria

  • Breaking Down EPICS

    Breaking Down the EPICS

    Breaking Large Stories into Smaller Chunks

    Sample Compound Stories

    Sample Complex Stories

    Techniques for Slicing Stories

    Process Based Breakdown

    User or Platform Based Breakdown

    EPIC Example

  • Backlog Prioritization

    Backlog Prioritization

    It’s All About Prioritization!

    Sequencing/Dependency Chart

    Estimating – Business Value

    Prioritizing Requirements Using Business Value Buckets

    Kano Analysis

    Kano Modeling

    Sequencing Chart


  • Estimating & Sizing

    Estimating & Sizin


    Sizing Stories

    Why Story Points?

    Using Story Points

    Story Points – Fibonacci Scale

    Story Points Scale for EPICS

    Planning Poker

  • Building a Release Plan

    Building a Release plan

    Team Velocity

    Sample Point and Cost Burn Up Chart

    Release Planning

    Sample Agile Release Plan

  • Pre-Planning


    Backlog Grooming

    Pre-Planning for the Next Sprint

    Story Elaboration – Methods

    Model Storming

    Writing Acceptance Tests

    Why Acceptance Test?

    Acceptance Tests

    Business Rules

    Sample UI Prototypes

    Do You Really Need Pre-Planning?

    The Traceability Questions

  • Iteration Planning

    Iteration Planning

    The Team’s Definition of ‘Done’


  • Iteration Execution

    Iteration Execution

    Sample Agile Calendar

    Daily Scrum “The Daily Standup”

    Daily Standup


    Visual Taskboards

  • Closing Out the Iteration

    Closing Out the Iteration

    Iteration Review



    Best Practices for Retrospectives

    We Should Try…

  • Bringing It All Together

    Bringing It All Together

    Things to Remember