Course Description

Techniques to help you deliver faster, and keep everyone happy.

Most product owners have one job: To deliver. They need to deliver a great product within certain dates and with great quality. This is a mammoth task.

This course is for product owners. Not just your average product owner, but for those who want to be the best.

In this course, we’ll start with an evaluation of all the things an ultimate product owner would be doing and thinking about. This is to get you thinking about which areas are important to you and your business, and what your focal point should be. At the end of this course you will have a managable, well understood, prioritised backlog that is achievable.

What You'll Learn

In this course, you will:

  • Learn what ROI is, how to calculate it and how to use it
  • Know how to calculate release dates you believe in
  • Be able to facilitate prioritization sessions with stakeholders easily
  • Understand how each feature on your backlog aligns with company strategy
  • Easily manage your backlog

Created by Karen Greaves and Samantha Laing of Growing Agile, this course is infused by more than 25 years of experience in software development, from testing to managing, plus 15 years in agile software development.

Topics Covered

This course will show you how you can make small changes to start improving your delivery, and manage your product better*:

  • Know what is on your backlog and why
  • Believe in your release plan and committed dates
  • Make the most out of meetings with your teams
  • Learn various prioritization techniques
  • Understand your stakeholders and what they need
  • Excel your learning and growth as a product owner

*This course assumes you know Scrum and have some working experience as a product owner.

What You Get

Each section of this course includes:

  • Exercises to help you apply your learning
  • Additional resources to explore the topic further
  • A practical technique you can use right away
  • A learning challenge to take your knowledge to the next level

Go through the material on your own time and at your own pace. The recommended way to get the most from this course is to focus on one topic every two to four weeks, setting aside three hours for learning and application.

It is important that you are an active product owner (or work closely with one) with at least three months experience.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is right for you if:

  • You are a product owner who is struggling to juggle various stakeholder requirements
  • You want to believe in the dates you commit to
  • You would like to make the most out of meetings with your teams
  • You would like to improve your delivery value and quality

Become the ultimate product owner. Start learning the skills needed by enrolling in “Ultimate Product Owner: Optimize Product Delivery” today.

Agile Coaches and Trainers

Samantha Laing & Karen Greaves

Together we have a combined 25+ years in software development, ranging from development to testing to managing. Of these, more than 15 years have been dedicated to our combined passion for agile software development. We are committed to continuously learn and grow our skills through conferences, reading, blogging and local community groups. Our goal is to keep growing agile!

Course curriculum

  • 2

    The Product Owner Role

    • Exercise

    • PO Role Lesson

    • Exercise: Assess yourself

    • Exercise: PDF for Assess Yourself

    • Technique: The Responsibility Matrix

    • Challenge

    • Additional learning

  • 3

    Product Backlog

    • Exercise

    • Product Backlog Lesson

    • Exercise: Common Problems

    • Technique: Adding Items to a Backlog

    • Challenge

    • Additional learning

  • 5

    ROI (Return on Investment)

    • Exercise

    • ROI Lesson

    • Technique: Business Value Poker

    • Technique: Show Me The Money

    • Exercise: Applying ROI

    • Challenge

    • Additional learning

  • 6

    Aligning with Strategy

    • Exercise

    • Aligning with Strategy Lesson

    • Exercise: Strategy

    • Technique: Impact Mapping

    • Challenge

    • Additional learning

  • 7

    Backlog Grooming/Refinement

    • Exercise

    • Backlog Grooming Lesson

    • Exercise: Visualise

    • Technique: Mindmaps

    • Challenge

    • Additional learning

  • 8


    • Exercise

    • Prioritisation Lesson

    • Exercise: Quadrants for Allocating Capacity

    • Technique: Story Map

    • Challenge

    • Additional learning

  • 9

    Stakeholder Management

    • Exercise

    • Stakeholder Lesson

    • Exercise: Stakeholder Map

    • Technique: Stakeholder Map

    • Challenge

    • Additional learning

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