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*Contact Braintrust for pricing* Learn to master your Backlog by prioritizing the highest business value items. Product Owner Essentials (Prioritizing Highest Value Work) is a two-day essentials class for Business Analysts and Product Owners and anyone who will be involved with the Product Backlog.

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Offered as either virtual or in-person, this Braintrust University class is designed for private, group training.

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Product Owner Essentials (Prioritizing Highest Value Work) is a 16-hour class for anyone who is involved in defining your products. The first day of the class focuses on how to gather Agile requirements and document them as User Stories. The second day of the class focuses on advanced strategy and planning activities necessary to deliver a great product. This is a very hands-on class and features many exercises that solidify key course concepts.

A. Prerequisites


B. Who Should Attend

  • Business Analysts
  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Anyone who will be involved with the Product Backlog

C. Learning Objectives

As a class participant…

Day One

  • I want to experience user story writing and refinement so that I can practice different techniques
  • I want to explain the five levels of planning in Agile so that I can improve the overall effectiveness of our product delivery and focus the team on the highest customer value
  • I want to demonstrate how to model customers and stakeholders as personas so that I can ensure my stories are targeting the most valuable use cases
  • I want to understand how the Scrum Team builds their backlog so that I know the purpose of user stories and can work with my team in an Agile way
  • I want to learn how to write a good user story so that I can ensure everyone is aligned on the work that needs to be done
  • I want to understand acceptance criteria so that my user stories have a clear conditions of satisfaction
  •  I want to learn how to evaluate work using relative sizing so that I have an efficient method to aid in planning
  • I want to learn techniques to split stories so that I can work with my team to create stories that can be completed in a single iteration

Day Two

  • I want to understand the Product Owner role in Scrum so that I know where it fits in on the Scrum Team
  • I want to learn about approaches to product strategy so that I can create the right path for the product
  • I want to learn about product vision, value and impact so that I can create a synergy between them and understand their effects on my customers
  • I want to understand the difference between output, outcome and impact so that I can balance the needs of customers with expectations my company
  • I want to learn about Story Mapping so that I have a tool I can use to visualize the work and foster communication
  • I want to learn about the discipline of product roadmapping so that I can seamlessly transition my product from strategic to tactical
  • I want a recap view of the product planning layers so that I understand how strategy ties to the tactical of Scrum
  • I want to practice assessing the impact of changes on my product strategy so that I understand the importance of keeping current and relevant

D. Benefits

  • You will learn to capture Stakeholder business needs
  • You will increase predictability through well-defined and right-sized stories
  • You will learn a methodical approach to product planning
  • You will learn how to use different tools and how they apply to products

E. Takeaways

  • 15 SEUs / 15 PDUs
  • Thorough understanding of User Stories and their benefits
  • A new outlook on the way you write and use User Stories
  • Understand the flow from strategic idea down through entries into a product backlog
  • Information on the Product Strategy Cycle and practice evaluating when changes to strategy might be needed