Agile for Product Owners

The Agile for Product Owners course will provide the knowledge to understand and apply the principles of agile. At the end of the course, participants will be able to effectively plan, prioritize and manage a product roadmap to deliver business value, understand the role of the Product Owner and the development team within an iterative process, and gain the skills necessary to become an agile leader to drive your organization to the next level.

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The Agile for Product Owners course will provide the knowledge to understand and apply the principles of agile. At the end of the course, participants will be able to effectively plan, prioritize and manage a product roadmap to deliver business value, understand the role of the Product Owner and the development team within an iterative process, and gain the skills necessary to become an agile leader to drive your organization to the next level.

Course Audience

  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Team Leadership
  • Project Managers

 *Delivered by ASPE, ICAgile Member Organization


Course Outline

Section I: Agile Overview
Gain an overall understanding of the background and benefits of agile and common methodologies practiced in organizations today. Topics covered:

  • What is Agile?
  • Why Agile?
  • Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Sprint Overview

Section II. Product Owner Overview
Learn the role, responsibilities, and characteristics needed to become an effective Product Owner. Topics covered:

  • Role of the Product Owner
  • Responsibilities of the PO
  • Characteristics needed to be a supportive PO

Section III. The Agile Team
Explore the roles and characteristics of a strong agile team and learn what a Product Owner needs to do to support an agile team. Topics covered:

  • Roles of an Agile Team
  • Characteristics of a strong Agile Team
  • Supporting an Agile Team

IV. Agile Planning
Many individuals believe when you implement agile practices, you throw planning out the window altogether. In this section we will dispel that myth and discuss in-depth the various levels of planning necessary to deliver in an agile environment. Topics covered:

  • 5 Levels of Planning
  • Vision Development
  • Product Road Mapping
  • Feature Prioritization
  • Release Planning

Section V: Building and Managing the Backlog
Learn how to develop user personas and write users stories in order to successfully build out and manage a product backlog. Topics covered:

  • User Personas
  • Epics
  • Writing User Stories
  • Sizing User Stories

Section VI: Sprint Planning and Execution
Discuss and understand the typical ceremonies conducted within a sprint in an agile development process. Topics covered:

  • Sprint Planning
  • Execution
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Demo
  • Retrospective

Section VII: Agile Leadership
Explore what it means to be an agile leader and bring servant leadership to your teams. We will explore attributes of an agile leader and commit to becoming agile leaders in order to support our teams and grow our organizations. Topics Covered:

  • What is Agile Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Attributes of Agile Leaders


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