The Product Owner role as defined by Scrum as a key role that acts as the single voice to drive development of the product. They must possess certain skills and characteristics in order to be effective and to optimize the business' return on investment (ROI). If the Product Owner is ineffective then the Scrum team will be too. This course will teach the new product owner how to develop good requirements in the form of user stories, so that a project can progress with effective short series of iterations. Requirements prioritization and estimation will be thoroughly taught through a series of exercises. Advanced topics, such as tracking, metrics, and how to negotiate the needs of multiple stakeholders will conclude the course. Objective is to be an effective product owner and maximize ROI for an agile Scrum project.We address how to optimize the value of current systems. We learn how to progressively restructure requirements and work to become more agile. The goal will be releasing products as fast as needed and no faster than customers can absorb. The steps to reach this end point will be addressed in detailAttendees receive a voucher to take the Professional Scrum Product Owner assessment. If they achieve a score of greater than 85%, they will be certified as a Professional Scrum Product Owner through Scrum.org.Organizations need to be "Agile;" it is no longer an option. They must be able to deliver new or enhanced products and systems as dictated by customers, competition, and business pressures. As the environment they operate within changes, they need to be flexible while adhering to their purpose. As they flex, they need to be both predictable and efficient, while controlling risk. If Product Management were simple, there would be no need for this course. However, product managers are responsible for juggling competing priorities of customers, the marketplace, and their business, all while managing risk within a state of constant change. Additionally they must organize and prioritize the competing needs and interests of their own company, from systems architecture to financial performance and strategic alignment. These responsibilities are very difficult in large, global organizations that develop and market interrelated products and product families. But they are also difficult in smaller companies whose customers require continuous improvement in real-time. This course teaches techniques for fulfilling these responsibilities. In the course, we address how to optimize the value of current systems. Students learn how to progressively order requirements and work to become more Agile. The goal will be releasing products as fast as needed and no faster than customers can absorb. The steps to reach this end point will be addressed in detail.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
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.