Course Code: PSPO II; Duration: 3 Days; Instructor-led
Professional Scrum Product Owner™ (PSPO) is a hands-on, activity-based course where students explore Professional Scrum and develop an understanding of the critical role that the Product Owner plays on the Scrum Team. Throughout the class, students learn a number of Product Ownership practices that they can use once they leave the classroom while also receiving an introduction to Agile Product Management.
There are many myths and misconceptions about the role of the Product Owner. The accountabilities of the Product Owner, however, go well beyond managing the Product Backlog and writing User Stories. The Product Owner is pivotal to bridging business strategy and product execution in order to help the Scrum Team create valuable products.
In this two day class* students will develop and solidify their knowledge of the Scrum framework and the accountabilities of being a Product Owner through instruction and team-based exercises. Students learn techniques that they can use to help them overcome the challenges that are often encountered on a day-to-day basis. They will do this while learning better ways to work with the organization, stakeholders, customers and their team to provide greater value in the product being delivered.
This course is appropriate for students in any industry where teams are working to solve complex problems.
The Professional Scrum Product Owner course is for:
- Professionals interested in starting a career as a Product Owner
- Product Owners with some experience in the role that are looking to improve their understanding or fix their misconceptions of Scrum and the Product Owner role
- Scrum Masters wishing to be an effective coach to Product Owners will also find valuable insights in this course
While this course covers an introduction to the Scrum framework, it’s primarily from the perspective of the Product Owner. Therefore, it’s best if the students come to the course with an understanding of the fundamentals of Scrum, ideally as demonstrated by passing the Scrum Open.
This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussion and practical exercise.
- Increase business agility through the proper execution of the Product Owner role
- Recognize the value of a product over project mindset
- Learn how to bridge business strategy to product execution using Scrum
- Understand that the Product Owner is an Agile Product Manager
- Understand the Scrum Principles and Empiricism
- Understand the Product Owner accountabilities on the Scrum Team
- Learn how to align the team around the business strategy, product vision, Product Goal, and Sprint Goal
- Find ways to effectively communicate the business strategy, product vision, and Product Goal
- Learn techniques for Product Backlog Management, Release Management, and Forecasting
- Identify metrics that can be used to track value creation, and successful product delivery
- Discover techniques to interact with stakeholders, customers, and the members of the Scrum Team
What makes a Product? Is your product solving an existing problem or is creating a new segment? Will someone pay to buy your products? And many more such questions help you to get into the details of a product.
Knowing your customers is the key to build a successful product. Understanding the demographics, their journeys and needs helps you to build a product which creates value for the business and society.
One of the challenges with many products is that they are not focused on customer needs or outcomes; they are typically driven by ideas of some HIPPO in the organization. For ex: A toothpaste comes with activated charcoal but how many of us have switched to it?
The vision for a product is the future state and it is the Product Owners responsibility that everyone involved in the product understands it. The vision also helps to articulate how value could be generated and hence communicating it in an effective way is important.
How is value and price different? What is value? What is price? How do we measure value? We will take a closer look at what are different models which a Product Owner can use to identify and deliver value.
As a Product Owner being open to experimentation is key to generating more value and revenue for the product. As a PO how do we enable experimentational and innovation within our teams.
Not every stakeholder is important, not every stakeholder needs to be satisfied. But how do we know who is who? Understanding stakeholders and managing their expectations is an art which PO has to master.
There are many aspects which are outside of the purview of Scrum, such as budgeting, then how is it handled and what is the role of PO in budgeting? How can PO support budgeting in an agile environment.
Our product is huge, should we have more Product Owners? There are 10 different teams working on the Product, do we need 10 Product Owners? And many more such questions will be addressed as we understand how to scale the PO role.