Product Owner And User Story Training
Duration: 2 days
This course is intended to train individuals or teams assisting with managing Agile requirements.
- Product Owners
- Business Analysts
- Subject Matter Experts
- Solution Architects
- Tech Leads
- Scrum Masters
- Agile Coaches
About the course:
The Product Owner role is critical to maximizing Return on Investment (ROI) from agile projects and is one of the most challenging and rewarding agile roles. Many Product Owners come from business areas of the organization and have limited familiarity with elements of software development, project management and agile methods that are critical to success in the Product Owner role. For these reasons, it is vitally important that Product Owners gain a solid understanding of their role and responsibilities as well as the knowledge, skills and tools to work effectively with Scrum teams.
This course is based upon a combination of slide-based lecture and interactive case studies in which participants apply Scrum techniques. The content includes:
The Scrum Framework
- Defining Agile
- Scrum Roles: The Team, the Scrum Master and the Product Owner
- Scrum Artifacts: The Sprint Backlog, Product Backlog, Product Increment and Burndown Charts
Activities and Interactions
- The Daily Scrum
- Sprint Planning
- Sprint Reviews
- Sprint Retrospectives
The Role of the Product Owner in the Agile Product Lifecycle
- Release Planning
- Product Backlog Creation
- Writing Effective User Stories
- Roles and Personas
- Backlog Prioritization and Estimation
- Grooming and Refining the Product Backlog
- Defining "Done" Work
Participants receive a course workbook that covers the details of each topic to assist during the course and serve as a tool for future reference and taking action when returning to the workplace. If you would like to purchase this workbook in advance of the class, it is available here on Amazon.
90 days free access to our Product Owner Certification Practice Exam - $34.99 Value. If you are planning to get your Professional Scrum Product Owner certification (PSPO 1) from Scrum.org, our 320 practice questions are a perfect way to prepare. Click here for more information about the practice exam.
You can also buy the User Story cards used in our training classes from Amazon.
About the Instructor, Dan Tousignant, PMP, PMI-ACP
Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer with extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted Agile as the primary approach for developing and implementing software. Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project teams and leadership to an Agile environment.
Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations. With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Professional Scrum Developer.