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Agile for Product Owners

Leverage the Agile principles needed to become an empowered product owner, supportive partner of your agile development team, and bring Agile leadership to your organization.

GK# 2510

Course Overview

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The Agile for Product Owners training course will provide the knowledge to understand and apply the principles of agile. At the end of the course, participants will be able to effectively plan, prioritize and manage a product roadmap to deliver business value, understand the role of the Product Owner and the development team within an iterative process, and gain the skills necessary to become an agile leader to drive your organization to the next level.

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What You'll Learn

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  • What Agile is
  • How to form an Agile team
  • The role of the Agile team product owner
  • The five levels of detail of Agile planning

Outline

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Part 1: Agile Overview

Gain an overall understanding of the background and benefits of agile and common methodologies practiced in organizations today. Topics covered:

  • What is Agile?
  • Why Agile?
  • Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Sprint Overview

Part 2: Product Owner Overview

Learn the role, responsibilities, and characteristics needed to become an effective Product Owner. Topics covered:

  • Role of the Product Owner
  • Responsibilities of the PO
  • Characteristics needed to be a supportive PO

Part 3: The Agile Team

Explore the roles and characteristics of a strong agile team and learn what a Product Owner needs to do to support an agile team. Topics covered:

  • Roles of an Agile Team
  • Characteristics of a strong Agile Team
  • Supporting an Agile Team

Part 4: Agile Planning

Many individuals believe when you implement agile practices, you throw planning out the window altogether. In this section we will dispel that myth and discuss in-depth the various levels of planning necessary to deliver in an agile environment. Topics covered:

  • 5 Levels of Planning
  • Vision Development
  • Product Road Mapping
  • Feature Prioritization
  • Release Planning

Part 5: Building and Managing the Backlog

Learn how to develop user personas and write users stories in order to successfully build out and manage a product backlog. Topics covered:

  • User Personas
  • Epics
  • Writing User Stories
  • Sizing User Stories

Part 6: Sprint Planning and Execution

Discuss and understand the typical ceremonies conducted within a sprint in an agile development process. Topics covered:

  • Sprint Planning
  • Execution
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Demo
  • Retrospective

Part 7: Agile Leadership

Explore what it means to be an agile leader and bring servant leadership to your teams. We will explore attributes of an agile leader and commit to becoming agile leaders in order to support our teams and grow our organizations. Topics Covered:

  • What is Agile Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Attributes of Agile Leaders

Who Should Attend

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This course is designed for anyone who is considering the use of an Agile methodology for software development, including:

  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Team Leadership
  • Project Managers

PDUs

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This course qualifies you for the following PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs):

Classroom Live and Virtual Classroom Live

  • Leadership = 5
  • Strategic and Business Management = 5
  • Technical Project Management = 4

Total = 14

Follow-On Courses

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience live, expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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