Agile for Product Owners (2 day workshop)

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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