Participants will be introduced to the fundamental principles of agile and Scrum as well as the three roles of a Scrum team. They’ll learn how sprints are used to maximize the value delivered—by creating feedback cycles to amplify and accelerate learning.
All three roles of a Scrum project team are covered, with special emphasis on challenges and responsibilities of being an effective product owner. The course equips product owners to make better decisions and improve their relationships with stakeholders.
We’ll teach five techniques that product owners can use to create a shared, elevating vision of the product’s near- and long-term future. Practice creating a product backlog in story-writing workshops, especially with story mapping.
Participants gain practical experience with user, job, and technical stories.
Product backlog maintenance and refinement are fully covered, equipping participants with time-saving skills.
Multiple techniques are practiced for prioritizing a product backlog to maximize value delivery, improve flow, and eliminate bottlenecks that can delay progress.
Participants learn how to create accurate plans of when a product will be delivered with which features. Starting with the content in our Certified Scrum Product Owner course, the Effective Product Owner course can be configured so that specific topics are shortened, lengthed, removed, or added to create the ideal course.
Prior to the course you will work with one of our instructors to identify the most important course content. If, for example, you want more time spent on user stories and less on prioritizing the product backlog, you can easily make this the course for you.
- What Is a Product Owner?
- Product Owners in Different Contexts
- Quarterly Activities
- Involvement over Time
- Asking for Clarifications, Not Changes
- Dealing with Difficult Situations
- Business Analysts & Product Managers
- Scaling the Product Owner Role
- Specifying the Problem, Not the Solution
- Creating a Concise Vision
- Five Techniques for Communicating Vision
- Validating Assumptions
- User Roles
- User Role Modeling
- Roles vs. Personas
- Decorated Roles & Extreme Characters
- What Is a Product Backlog?
- Progressive Elaboration
- Product Backlog Refinement
- User Stories
- Adding Detail to User Stories
- Job Stories
- Technical Stories
- Themes & Epics
- Splitting Stories with the SPIDR Approach
- Who Contributes Items?
- Story Writing Workshop
- Story Mapping
- Key Concepts in Prioritization
- Factors in Prioritization
- Formal Approaches
- What Different Stakeholders Value
- Collaborative Prioritization Techniques
- Accuracy and Precision
- Using a Velocity Range
- Fixed-Date Plans
- Fixed-Scope Plans
- Component and Feature Teams
- Description of Role
The agenda for the Effective Product Owner course is a customizable version of our Certified Scrum Product Owner course. You will work with your instructor to select the content that best meets your needs.