Class Size Limit: 40 (Minimum 6)
The course covers specifically the role of the Product/Project Manager (PM) as the “product owner” in an agile environment. The Agile Product Owner has new and different responsibilities than the “classic PM”. The Agile Product Owner roles, responsibilities, interactions, and mindset changes are covered in detail.
Product owner roles as project lead, customer liaison, vision creator, requirements developer, backlog manager, release planner, and valued team member are described. The Product Owner responsibilities are then mapped into these roles. The major responsibilities of the Product Owner are described and reinforced through participative learning.
The major Product Owner responsibilities include understanding and supporting the Scrum framework, getting the development team started as quickly as possible, maintaining a good relationship with the ScrumMaster, engaging the customer, building the initial project plan, establishing the project vision, creating and trolling for user stories, building and managing the product backlog, prioritization of backlog items, managing inter-team dependencies, preparing for the sprint planning and sprint review meetings, participation in the sprint reflection meeting, role in the daily scrum, handling requirement changes, monitoring team velocity, using velocity in release planning, encouraging self-organization and collaboration, monitoring team status, and making the tough decisions.
The course ends with some real world analogies and an introspective look into your company’s Product Owner (project manager, product manager) role and potential improvements based on what you have learned. The class is extremely participatory as exercises are used to enhance deeper understanding.
$695.00 per attendee.