Scrum Product Owner

Helping Scrum teams build the right thing
Overview

Scrum is the most broadly practiced Agile framework in use today.  This 2-day course will give you the practical skills you need to be a successful Product owner within an Agile environment.

Course Code
SCR2PO
Duration
2 Days
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Public or Private
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

This two-day course will introduce you to the role and responsibilities of the Product Owner. Through a mixture of seminars and exercises, you will not only learn about this pivotal part of Scrum, but also pick up practical tips to help them create the best possible product.

Who is this course for

Product Owners are often drawn from many walks of life, project managers, product managers, business analyst and marketeers all bring different perspective to the role.

If you are likely to be charged with ensuring a product delivers maximum value to your customers, this is the course for you.

You will learn how to
  • Create and manage a product vision that inspires developers and customers alike.
  • Craft User Stories that allow clear communication between the customer and the development team.
  • Create themes and personas that allow you to get to grips with what your customers want from a product.
  • Define the minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Own and refine the Product Backlog (PBL)
Benefits for your organisation

The product owner role is primarily responsible for ensuring that the Scrum team deliver value to the business, yet often companies neglect to invest in this vital position.

A well trained and empowered product owner will build inspiring product visions, ensure that the most valuable features arrive to wow customers early and prevent features that don't add value from ever being built.

Benefits for you as an individual

Many product owners are thrown in the deep-end, whether you’ve come from a business analysis, marketing, project management or product management background this role will be different to any you have known before, and more rewarding.

This course will highlight your key responsibilities and give you practical tips on how to rapidly return value to the business.

Optional: Begin your preparation for the Professional Scum Product Owner I (PSPO I exam).

Scrum Theory

  • How Scrum is aligned with the values and principles of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
  • What is Scrum and what is its purpose.
  • The five core Scrum values.
  • Define Empirical process control and the three pillars of Scrum.
  • Product planning in an empirical environment.
  • Pitfalls of partially implementing Scrum.
  • Benefits of an iterative and incremental approach.

The Scrum Roles

  • How the Scrum Roles interact with each other to deliver the increment within a Sprint.
  • The cross-functional team and the benefits of a cross-functional, self-organizing team.

Scrum Events

  • The benefits of timeboxing.
  • The five events within Scrum, the purpose of each event, and the participants, timing, and maximum recommended timebox.

Scrum Artefacts

  • The three artefacts within Scrum and the purpose of each.
  • The definition of “Done,” its purpose, and how it evolves over time.
  •  Why the Scrum Team dedicates time for Product Backlog Refinement.
  • Activities that may occur as part of Product Backlog Refinement.

Fundamentals of the Product Owner Role

  • Types of organizational contexts that affect the approach to the Product Owner role.
  • Anti-patterns that might exist for Product Owners.

Working with Stakeholders

  • Providing transparency to stakeholders on progress toward goals.
  • Techniques to engage stakeholders to gather information or insights.

Product Ownership with Multiple Teams

  • Ways of overcoming the challenges of being a Product Owner for multiple teams.

Describing Purpose and Strategy

  • Creating a product vision.
  • Components of a product plan or forecast with stakeholders.
  • How to plan a product release.
  • Approaches to identify small, valuable, and releasable Product Increments.

Understanding Customers and Users

  • Why a Product Owner performs discovery and validation work.
  • How to segment customers and users.
  • Prioritizing between conflicting customer (or user) needs.
  • Aspects of product discovery and identify how each contributes to successful product outcomes.
  • Techniques to describe users and customers: their jobs, activities, pains, and gains.
  • Approaches to connect the Development Team directly to customers and users.
  • Benefits of Development Team direct interactions.

Validating Product Assumptions

  • How Scrum supports validating product assumptions.
  • How to validate product assumptions by their cost and quality of learning.

Differentiating Outcome and Output

  • The relationship between outcome and output.
  • Attributes of a Product Backlog item that help assess maximizing outcome.

Defining Value

  • Defining value and techniques to measure value.
  • Basics of product economics.

Creating and Refining Items

  • Creating Product Backlog items that includes description of desired outcome and value.
  • Approaches to Product Backlog Refinement.
  • Criteria for ordering the Product Backlog.
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Pre-course work required

There is no pre-course reading required.

Pre-course reading and post-course support on Quanta Learn.

More about the exam

If purchased, the Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)  exam is not taken during the course.

Delegates will be sent a password and link shortly after the course, allowing the online exam to be sat.  Please note some additional study will be required to top up your Scrum knowledge before taking the exam.

Passing score: 85% 

Time limit: 60 minutes 

Format: Multiple Choice and True/False

Exam Fee
£200.00