Product Ownership is a team sport. It is also a crucial and complex activity; easy in principle, hard in practice. Your role is an important part of any product development approach, irrespective of the approach being taken. As a Product Owner, you require clarity of vision, alignment with organizational strategy, understanding of the development process, and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders across all levels, both inside and outside the organization.
The first 2 days of this curriculum teaches techniques and tools to enable you to become an effective product owner that is equipped to guide product development and lead product ownership teams. The content focuses on roles in the value management team, and how they collaborate to identify the most important aspects and features of a product. You will provide guidance for technical team members who build the working product.
The 3rd day of this curriculum will show you how to combine your existing analysis skills with agile tools and techniques. Students will be better equipped to deliver value acting as or to product owners, manage all of the stakeholder wish lists and ensure your project team knows what they’re doing.
- If you would like to learn more about the basics of agile practices, we have a ½ day Agile Fundamentals Course Outline (or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
- If you would like to learn more about business analysis, then consider our Requirements Core Concepts course.
What You’ll Learn
- Understand the roles and responsibilities involved in product ownership and where the business analyst can contribute
- Learn how to use a number of tools to help identify which products should be built to maximize business value using tools such as purpose alignment model, kano analysis, value stream mapping
- Understand how to build a product roadmap and link that to business outcomes
- Use personas and product design workshops to help define features and quality goals for building a product roadmap
- Understand the shape of a well-formed backlog and how to populate it progressively
- Learn and practice techniques such as story mapping, prioritization and backlog grooming to build a release plan
- Elaborate stories for development on a just-in-time basis while ensuring the design principles and architectural guidelines are adhered to
- Understand the role of the business analysis in agile software development teams
- Understand how lightweight modeling techniques are used on agile projects
- Understand how to derive User Stories from analysis models such as Process Flows, Business Data Diagrams, State Diagrams and other tools of the analysis trade
- Understand how to integrate requirements management into an agile software development process
Utilize guidelines and practices for designing and deploying an effective agile Business Analysis process
- Three full days of training
- Breakfast and lunch
- A free copy of Visual Models for Software Requirements, published by Microsoft Press
- A hard copy of the course materials
- A Certificate of Completion
Cities, Dates, and Registration Links
Public courses will be held in these cities on the dates below. Click on the course link to register!