Agile Product Owner
About course

The Agile Product Owner course examines the vital role of product owner on an agile project. The product owner is the senior representative of the business, and the agile project will not succeed unless the product owner fulfills the role and responsibilities.

This 1-day course will provide attendees with the knowledge needed to serve as an effective product owner on an agile project.

Who should attend

This course will benefit business analysts, project managers, executives, business representatives, and any other individuals involved in agile project work looking to improve their understanding of the product owner role.

Course features

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of product owners
  • Build a product vision and roadmap and link it to business strategy
  • Develop a list of product features and epics based on the users’ desired experience
  • Prioritize product features to maximize business value
  • Write user stories including acceptance criteria
  • Create and prioritize a product backlog and release plan
Course outline

Module 1: Review of Agile Concepts

  • Agile Manifesto and Values
  • Five Levels of Planning
  • Agile Team Member Roles
  • Scrum Basics

Module 2: The Product Owner Role

  • Role and Responsibilities of the Product Owner
  • Desirable Characteristics of a Product Owner
  • Scaling the Product Owner Role
  • Choosing the Right Product Owner
  • Exercise 1: Select the Case Study Product Owner

Module 3: Product Vision and Roadmap

  • The Product Vision
  • Product Objectives and Key Performance Indicators
  • Epics and Features
  • Exercise 2: Develop List of Product Features and Epics
  • The Product Roadmap
  • Exercise 3: Prepare Product Roadmap

Module 4: The Release Plan

  • The Release Planning Process
  • Using Progressive Refinement for Release Plan Updates
  • Exercise 4: Prepare Release Plan

Module 5: The Product Backlog

  • Crafting Effective User Stories  
  • Refining User Stories
  • Considering the User Experience
  • Exercise 5: Write User Stories
  • Prioritizing the Product Backlog
  • Managing Changes to the Product Backlog
  • Exercise 6: Prioritize Product Backlog

Module 6: The Product Owner Role on a Sprint

  • Planning the Sprint with the Team
  • Reviewing the Information Radiators and Sprint Products
Course information
Duration: 8 hours
Earn: 7 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide):

  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Communications Management

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide):

  • Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition