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This intense interactive training workshop focuses on Scrum’s Product Owner role, which focuses on visioning, roadmapping, and user stories.
Scrum is a proven lean and agile approach to delivering results, a simple “inspect and adapt” framework used to organize work for maximum efficiency and effectiveness using three roles, three ceremonies, and three artifacts wherein stories express requirements and tasks express work.
While the Product Owner role is conceptually simple and involves a few guidelines, the role emphasizes a particular mindset. Many product owners enact the role, but don’t readily internalize the mindset, and thus don’t experience the benefits of the role.
This workshop not only provides participants with the skills for creating compelling visions, actionable roadmaps, and useful requirements using agile techniques, but it also gives participants practical hands-on experience applying these techniques throughout the workshop. Participants will be introduced to agility and create a vision, roadmap, and work with user roles, user stories, and acceptance tests.
Additionally, the Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) foundational Body of Knowledge (PDMA-BoK), Pragmatic Marketing’s proven Pragmatic Marketing Framework, and Blackblot’s proven Product Manager’s Toolkit (PMTK) provide proven foundational concepts for the Product Owner role and will be considered thoughout the workshop.
This is not mere presentation-based training but a workshop using experiential learning (learning by doing, including robust simulations and discussions). It is facilitated by active practitioners with decades of real-world industry experience, which is used to highlight and expose participants to many common pitfalls. Experiential learning techniques are used to illustrate key concepts in a comprehensive manner that is interactively tailored to the participants’ particular needs. Participants will not only gain a foundational understanding, but will also gain practical insight around the nuances of putting the techniques into practice to maximize results.
Agility: Values and Principles
Agile Framework: Roles, Artifacts, and Ceremonies
Agile Visioning: Crafting a Vision
Problems and Solutions
Stakeholders and Users
Needs and Features
Assumptions, Dependencies, and Constraints
Agile Roadmapping: Crafting a Roadmap
Releases and Milestones
Elements and Dependencies
Working with User Roles, User Stories, and Acceptance Tests
Understanding Context and Users
User Stories and Gathering Techniques
INVEST in Good Stories
Acceptance Tests and Detailing User Stories
The Product Owner in the Enterprise
Class Size Limit: 40 (Minimum 15)
1260 per attendee.