This class is for:
The stressed product owner: if you’re currently working as a product owner, or about to, this class will supply you with concepts and practice to help you confidently succeed.
The in-between team member: if you’re a business analyst or user experience person, your responsibilities may be a bit ambiguous. We’ll focus on your role as a product ownership team member handling day-to-day tactical product ownership.
The product inventor: if your passion is creating great products, then you’ll learn many valuable practices to help you do that inside a Scrum process framework.
The Scrum and agile coach: if you’re focused on helping product owners and teams succeed, you’ll learn a variety of practices to teach others, and use yourself.
This class is not for:
The portfolio manager: if you’re managing large portfolios of products, you’ll likely find this class a bit tactical for your tastes. While there’s useful information here, it won’t address your toughest problems.
The transient product owner: if you find yourself in a product owner role and trying to do a good job while waiting for a better opportunity, you may find the intense focus on product success and customer experience a bit tiring. This class is for the passionate product owner.
What to know before you come:
You should come with a basic understanding of Scrum and agile approaches. We won’t burn much time in the class getting participants up to speed here.
The new new product development game. In preparation for this course you’ll receive a pdf of the Harvard Business Review article that helped motivate the creation of Scrum. It’ll help you to identify the style of product invention we’re striving for in Scrum.
Don’t worry, you can study up in preparation
Before the class you’ll be sent valuable information, which will help you to prepare. Information includes a short reading list that will include theScrum Guide — a short 14-page primer on Scrum. This will give you the vocabulary you’ll need to launch head-first into effective product ownership practice.