Role of a Product Owner in Driving Agile Projects


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Role of a Product Owner in Driving Agile Projects

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Duration: 1 or 2 days

Description: The product owner (PO) serves as the “voice of the customer” and is responsible for collaborating between the business and developers, prioritizing work, and ensuring that the product team delivers value to the business. The PO “drives” Agile project through the core skills of collaborating, prioritizing work, and managing risks to deliver value. He/she is influential in developing the long-term vision of the product, through the product roadmap, and establishing requirements through product backlog. The PO ensures that project risks are managed at release as well as sprint levels. He/she enters risk related activities in the backlog, prioritizes them and creates risk-adjusted backlog. The PO also supports the Scrum Master in developing sprint and release plans. Through all of these activities, product owner drives the Agile project to success.

Many agile team members and product owners do not fully understand this role, and as a result, some of the key activities may fall through the cracks. This workshop includes several hands-on individual and group activities, which will solidify the learning of the PO’s role in attendees’ minds.

Course Objectives: After completing the course, you will be able to
  • Develop a solid understanding of the product owner’s role.
  • Drive agile projects to a successful completion.
  • Play the role of a PO in a much more effective manner.
  • Direct the team to focus on high-value items.
  • Support ScrumMasters to implement agile process in the organization.
  • Manage and track risks for your Agile projects.

Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for project/program managers, portfolio managers, PMO leaders, executives, project sponsors, change agents, project team members, business/systems analysts and other project stakeholders.

PDUs: 7 PDUs / SEUs / Contact Hours per day (Strategic:0, Leadership:0, Technical: 7)

Course Delivery: Variable

Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.

About RefineM's Instructors: RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.

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