The Agile Products – From Vision to Backlog course aims to equip you with practical knowledge and skills that every good Product Owner should know. After completing it, you will know how to use agile approaches to completely design your product – from vision to backlog for your development team. In addition to Scrum, you’ll also learn about selected agile tools and techniques to start delivering your products By the end of the course, you’ll know what to do as a Product Owner.
The course starts with methodological basics from an agile perspective. Then we get into explaining the concept of product in an agile world and why it’s important to deliver business value instead of releasers. We’ll also explore different ways to develop a product vision and product roadmap. The use of value-based roadmaps gives agile teams more autonomy, but also flexibility in the way they process requirements, so we will discuss how they differ from traditional roadmaps.
Last but not least, we will get to the preparation of the product backlog, its structure, the correct writing of user stories and also the explanation of the basics of user story mapping. We’ll also go through a few techniques for prioritizing the Product Backlog. Many teams today are overloaded with a large number of parallel tasks. The focus of the team is shattered and the delivery takes longer than if we did the individual tasks sequentially. In this situation, prioritization and work in progress limit can help.
- Agile manifesto
- A Brief Introduction to Scrum
- Product Owner Responsibilities and How They Differ from project manager, Scrum master and Product manager roles
- What is a product in an agile world
- Life stages of the product
- Business value or why we work on the product
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
- Why not expand technical debt or the end of quick and dirty solutions
- How to prepare a product vision
- How to create product roadmaps based on value delivery
- Agile team backlog structure
- What is User story mapping and how it can help you save time
- How to write user stories correctly
- Definition Of Ready, Definition Of Done and differences from acceptance criteria
- Backlog prioritization – a demonstration of several practical techniques
What its participants said about the training
Even before the training, I knew that Honza and Matěj, with their practical experience, would direct this training to specific examples. My expectations were more than fulfilled by the fact that we interwoven two days with a specific intention that we are dealing with in the company, we looked at it as product owners and drew inspiration and specific procedures. These will certainly help us take agile management to the next level. Thanks to!
Thanks to this training, I have gained a comprehensive idea of agile development methodology and the possibilities of its interconnection with projects. I would also appreciate the interactivity of lecturers who have personal practical experience and know how to adapt to the core business of the company in which they present. In my opinion, the content and form will satisfy not only those who are just starting out with product development and agile methodology, but also more experienced colleagues who want to optimize cooperation between business and development teams.
I entered the training with some concern because we were a group of people where everyone had different knowledge and experience with agile management. I was all the more pleased with the course of the training and everyone, with different depth of experience with agile management, found what they needed there. We have converted all the discussed theory into practical experience, which we were dealing with or are solving in the company at that time. The lecturers have always given us valuable advice or recommendations, which we are now trying to apply in practice. Based on the first training, we decided to organize another one in the future – a follow-up.