Balancing Stakeholder Needs
A Product Owner is a single voice for many diverse stakeholders with varying needs and competing priorities. Balancing these needs and managing stakeholder expectations is critical to maximizing team investment. Building the wrong features is one of the greatest wastes in product development. n effective Product Owner leverages minimum viability to discover and align business needs with technical infrastructure.. You will learn identification, visualization and engagement techniques to drive the most value for your customers.
Mapping the Product Backlog
A Product Owner is the navigator for the Scrum team and the Product Backlog is the primary map to align stakeholders and the team. A Product Owner establishes the goals, makes backlog items visual, anticipates d unknown research spikes, and maps them to share understanding and reduce risk. You will learn how to write effective User Stories with acceptance criteria to further draw out understanding and drill down into smaller iterative learning and value delivery cycles. This workshop provides the tools to articulate and visualize the Product Backlog for the known and unknown.
Engaging the Scrum Team
A Product Owner focuses on both the vision (strategic) and the progress towards that vision (tactical). To align stakeholders needs, the Product Owner operates closely with the Scrum Team – engaging them in quarterly planning and working with them throughout each sprint. The tension between the strategic and tactical drivers throughout the product development lifecycle are difficult and require increased awareness, tools and techniques – all of which are at the heart of this workshop.
Iterative Value Delivery
A Product Owner is ultimately responsible for delivering valuable solutions to their user constituents. A Product Owner aligns stakeholders on a common vision, identifies and prioritizes value, and iterates with the Scrum Team through the sprint cycle to deliver value incrementally. This workshop will provide techniques for evaluating and delivering incremental value for the business.
Why Trail Ridge?
Because this workshop is aligned with the Scrum Alliance learning objectives, you can be confident that you will learn the core concepts that are required in order to become certified. What makes Trail Ridge workshops unique is that our instructors are pragmatic practitioners and experienced coaches who have been in the trenches with real stories and guidance to share (successes and failures).