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Agile Workshop for Product Owners

  • A good Product Owner ensures that we deliver those items that are most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning.
  • The continual learning from each release is used to adjust plans for future releases
  • Our training classes focus on Scrum from a Product Owner’s perspective
  • This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer by learning what it takes to play to role well from a leading expert on product ownership.
  • Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand

Objectives

  • After the completion of the course, the participants would be able to:
  • Understand the Agile Life Cycle, Scrum Process
  • Practical understanding of roles, artifacts & ceremonies of Scrum
  • Roles – Business Owner, Epics Owner, Product Manager, Product Owner, ScrumMaster, Team Member
  • Ceremonies – Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective & Backlog Refinement
  • Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Burndown chart

Delivery Method

  • The course is a mix of case driven, instructor-led, and self paced learning, designed to enable participants learn, experiment and implement the concepts and underlying philosophy of Agile methodology. The course is very interactive and provides
  • Hands on Exercises and Group activities

Deliverable

  • Faculty Member for the training program
  • Master copy of the course notes [Hard Copy Format]
  • Case Study, Exercises Copies
  • Course Handouts, if any

The target audience for the program is a mix of professionals across hierarchies to get insights on the skills required for working as part of Agile Scrum teams. Participants learn the various activities involved in being a practitioner in an Agile SCRUM teams

  • Existing Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • QA & Tech Leads
  • Project Sponsors
  • IT Leadership
  • Learner of Agile methodology

1. Introduction to Workshop (15mts)

  • Participants introduction
  • Familiarization with course material
  • Familiarization with the protocols and timings
  • Expectation setting and clarifications

2.  Introduction to Agile Concepts

  • Why Agile?
  • Traditional vs Agile
  • Introduction To Agile
  • Agile Characteristics
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Popular Agile methods
  • Applicability of Agile Methods
  • Benefits of Agile Methods

3. Overview SCRUM  (1 hr)

  • Understanding Scrum framework
  • SCRUM Rules / Guidelines
  • Empirical Process Control
  • Work Culture

4. Roles & Responsibilities

  • Scrum Roles – Scrum Master, Product Owner, Scrum Team
  • Product Owner (in Detail)
  • Scrum Master (Overview)
  • Development Team (Overview)
  • Collaboration between Product Owner & Development team
  • Team commitment
  • Impact on traditional roles (How the Role of Manager Changes)

Questionnaire – Quiz – 10 mins

5. SCRUM  Methodology – Sprint Execution

  • Sprints – Time-boxed & protected
  • Sustainable pace concept
  • Sprint Planning and Release planning
  • concepts Sprint duration and Sprint cancellation policy
  • Implementing DOR and DOD concepts
  • Sprint backlog
  • Sprint Burn Down Charts
  • Release Burn Down Charts
  • Release Management
  • Product backlog refinement
  • Tracking progress in Scrum and metrics
  • Sprint Review and retrospective

Role of Scrum Master  and Daily Scrum – Video – 10 mins

SCRUM Simulation Exercise – 2.5 hours

  • Includes creation of Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, estimation, Scrum Roles identification, 3 (6 min) day Sprint, burn-down chart. Scrum ceremonies – sprint planning, stand-ups, Review and Retrospective

6. Product Vision

  • Importance of Product Vision
  • Create effective Product Vision
  • Desired qualities of the vision
  • How the vision can be shaped?
  • Importance of just-enough prep work
  • Relationship between vision & product roadmap

7. The Product Backlog

  • Requirement Lifecycle in Scrum
  • Understand Product Backlog
  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Product Backlog Grooming
  • Story Mapping
  • Epics, Stories, Themes
  • User Stories
  • Themes, Epics, User Stories
  • What is a User Story?
  • User Role Modelling
  • Personas
  • Working with User Proxies

8. Writing User Stories

  • User Story Workshop
  • Card, Conversation, Confirmation
  • Acceptance Tests
  • INVEST
  • Splitting User Stories
  • Writing effective user stories
    • Other artifacts – Design Documentation

Exercise – User Story writing (45 mins)

Interesting Agile Video Role  of Product Owner 10 min)

9. Prioritizing

  • Understand the importance of prioritizing in Product Backlog
  • Implications of making everything mandatory
  • Who inputs into prioritization?
  • Multiple factors affecting prioritization
  • Formal approach to prioritizing
  • Team’s role in adjusting sequence of work

10. Estimation

  • Understand different estimation levels in Scrum
  • Planning Flow
  • Estimation Flow
  • Story points
  • Planning poker
  • Measure and monitor velocity
  • Plan iterations and releases
  • Exercise on Effort and Schedule Estimation for Release and Sprint Planning

11. Release Management

  • Goal of release management
  • Adaptive, Iterative & collaborative planning
  • Different levels of Planning
  • Quality of shippable product
  • Technical Debt
  • Release early & frequently
  • Understanding & measuring Velocity
  • Release Burndown Chart
  • Forecast future

Exercise – Backlog Estimation using Planner Poker, & Velocity & Release Planning Exercise (45 mins)

12. Conclusion  and Q &  A

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