Succeeding as a Product Owner
Product Owner Foundations
Gain the skills you need to be a great Product Owner–whether you’re considering the role, you’re new to the role, or you just need a refresher.
Great Product Owners master these skills
You’ll learn them all in Product Owner Foundations and why they’re important. Once the foundation is built, you can go even further with our other programs.
Topics at a glance
Before your program starts
Find your Product Owner strengths/weaknesses
Send user stories from your current backlog
Meet with your mentor and review
The importance of the Product Owner role
What are the responsibilities of the Product Owner?
What authority does the PO hold?
Help organizations create and deliver value quickly
Focusing on value
Fail fast and adapt quickly and why it’s important
Writing good user stories
The characteristics of a good user story
10 approaches for writing good user stories
Using user roles to create better user stories
Using the Invest model
The “three Cs” of good user stories
Using acceptance criteria to clarify requirements
Preparing user stories for a sprint
Refining the backlog and why it’s important
Defining and describing readiness for user stories
Best practices for splitting (decomposing) user stories
Using acceptance criteria to confirm mutual understanding of user stories
How do you surface acceptable exceptions?
Story point estimation and why it’s effective and important
Building the product
How the Product Owner participates in Scrum events
Involving users in the process
Guiding reviews to get robust and healthy feedback
Adapting the backlog based on the users’ feedback
The importance of retrospectives
Making retrospectives powerful
The role of quality in effective product development
Why are our Learning Programs so effective?
We interviewed more than 400 software leaders around the world and what did they request?
Customized, minimally disruptive virtual sessions that focus on real-world results through a balanced mix of coursework, self-study, and expert mentoring.