Date: 28-29 April, 2014
Location: Munich, Germany
Regular Price: 1690 Euro
Product ownership is one of the most difficult and critical roles in Scrum
Are you a product owner struggling to find time to understand your role in a Scrum or agile process? Are you faced with competing demands from people both inside and outside of your team? Do you work with a hungry team eager for details on what’s in the next sprint? Does your team complain they never get enough of your time, while you work long hours trying to keep up?
While there are some real advantages to Scrum, product owners are often overwhelmed with the process and long for the days of their old process. If you’re struggling with any of these problems, this is the course for you.
This 2-day course is directed at helping you perform effectively as a Scrum product owner
In this information-packed course, expert agilista, and experienced product manager, Jeff Patton, will provide you with the core concepts and skills to work effectively as a Scrum product owner. Moving beyond just learning the Scrum role responsibilities, you’ll be exposed to proven practices for effectively fulfilling your responsibilities within a Scrum process framework.
Course Benefits and Practices
You’ll come away from this course learning how to work with your team and stakeholders to:
- Identify the business benefits to priorities
- Understand customers and users
- Build a product backlog
- Design the user interface
By leveraging the whole team, you’ll ease your workload, and help everyone else become active involved champions for a successful product – just like you are. You’ll learn:
||Practices you’ll learn
After this course you’ll be better at:
- Effectively collaborating with and managing stakeholders
- Creating alignment with the team and stakeholders around common measurable product goals
- Forming productive and collaborative customers and end-user relationships
- Productive meeting and workshop facilitation
- Planning and carrying out product discovery sessions to build a product backlog, envision and estimate the product, and plan incremental releases
- Knowing what’s necessary to design and validate usable user interfaces
- Planning the product construction sprint by sprint
- Releasing on time by managing risks and maximizing learning while building software
You’ll learn about and practice a variety of techniques including:
- Discovery process planning
- Identifying MPGs: measurable product goals
- Creating customer and organizational profiles
- Creating lightweight pragmatic user personas
- User interview basics
- User Story Mapping to understand users and their use of your product
- Incremental release planning
- Design studio for collaborative user interface ideation
- Paper prototyping and testing user interface
- User story splitting and thinning
- Tactical release planning and management
- Release readiness assessment
- Workshop planning and facilitation
|You’ll learn by participating in a variety of hands-on activities.
This course is different:
It’s about the product, not the process. Instead of focusing on filling process obligations, you’ll learn practices for identifying and steering the development of successful products. Scrum’s process obligations are relatively simple. Building confidence and clarity around product success simplifies meeting those obligations.
It’s about understanding product benefit, not just features. A product built on time with the required features doesn’t ensure success. You’ll see how to identify and steer product releases towards the desired benefit for your company, your customers, and your users.
It’s about customer experience. Product success is an outcome of a successful customer and user experience. You’ll learn practices for understanding and engaging your users and customers.
It’s about design thinking. You’ll see how great products don’t come from captured requirements, but from a deep understanding of the problems to be solved, and an effective approach to identifying and validating solutions. This is design thinking.
It’s about collaboration. The best products come from collaborative teams aligned around a common purpose. Effective collaboration doesn’t happen by accident. In this course, you’ll build the facilitation skills to get your entire team successfully collaborating with each other.
Though each CSPO course varies depending on the instructor, all Certified Scrum Product Owner® courses focus on Scrum from a product owner's perspective. Graduates will receive the CSPO designation. All CSPO courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance.