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Agile for Product Owners (2 day workshop)

Section I: 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


Section II. 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


Section III. 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


IV. 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


Section V: 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


Section VI: 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


Section VII: 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

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