Professional Scrum Product Owner

This course will teach you how to envision a product and drive out good requirements that can be prioritized to reduce project risk and maximize return on investment. The course will take you from the start from the beginning of a business need and derive the project vision, roadmap, release plan, and sprint-ready requirements in the form of user stories. Vertical slicing, prioritization, estimation and right-sizing requirements will be thoroughly practiced through a series of exercises. Common pitfalls and techniques to avoid those pitfalls will be thoroughly explored with multiple hands on exercises.

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You will learn to

  • Ensure your project delivers required functionality and adds value to the business
  • Understand the purpose and application of product vision and roadmap
  • Understand how to apply vertical slicing to stories in order to emerge a holistic product
  • Gain an applied understanding and practice for good User Acceptance Criteria.
  • Grooming the Product Backlog, writing User Acceptance Criteria, and identifying common pitfalls when developing the product backlog are all discussed and practiced.


Product managers, Product directors, Founders, Product VP, Program managers, Engineering managers, Product designers, Lead developers, those accountable for optimizing the value of products and product families.



A foundational understanding of Scrum is necessary to get the most out of this course.


Section 1: Agile and Scrum Framework Tuneup

  • How empiricism can apply to product development
  • Agile approaches and their integration: Lean, Extreme Programming, Scrum, and Kanban
  • Quick Scrum framework review
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities
  • Reasons for and optimization of each Scrum activities
  • Continuum of Scrum Product Owner effectiveness

Section 2: Product Management

  • What is product management versus project management
  • How empiricism can help product development
  • Metrics for product value
  • The role of product management in value management

Section 3: Identify Product Vision

  • Differentiating product ownership from product management and project ownership
  • Create a product vision using the elevator pitch template
  • Identify top strategies that will enact the vision using risk and uncertainty
  • Create business model canvas for the top strategy
  • Determine acceptable tactics and release goals

Section 4: Identify Large Grained Stories and Their Value

  • Create a product road map
  • Identify top large grained stories
  • Lecture on use of MoSCoW, value points, metrics, trees, personas, dependencies
  • Value stories using value points and other mechanisms

Section 5: Story Mapping to Identify Releases and a Walking Skeleton

  • Create story map and identify walking skeleton
  • Simplification of product (Picasso`s bull) to grow the product

Section 6: Break down first projected sprints` stories

  • Definition of Done part 1
  • Story identification and breakdown working session (grooming)
  • Backlog refinement with acceptance criteria
  • Definition of Done refinement
  • Story tasking

Section 7: Common Pain Points

  • Story sizing, when it`s too soon or too much
  • Refactoring of bad stories
  • Backlog refinement – too little and too much

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