The Product Backlog is an emergent, ordered list of what is needed to improve the product. It is the single source of work undertaken by the Scrum Team. It changes constantly and requires a Product Owner to consider many options when adding to, deleting from, updating, and ordering it. Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills is an interactive course designed to help Scrum practitioners improve their ability to manage all aspects of the Product Backlog and stakeholder communication.
In this one-day skills-building course, participants will learn techniques and methods to effectively manage a Product Backlog that clearly expresses the future vision of the product and brings transparency to what is most valuable for the Scrum Team to work on to delight stakeholders and customers. Students will get hands-on experience with refinement techniques such as decomposing and slicing Product Backlog items, while learning how simplicity can cure complicated and complex Product Backlogs.
Students will be able to connect the Product Goals they are investing in to the work being done to ensure that they are delivering value as well as how to understand and manage their relationships with the stakeholders involved.
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Who should attend
This course is appropriate for students who are currently working as a Product Owner and are looking for practical ways to manage their Stakeholders and Product Backlog. The course also caters to a range of roles involved in agile development and product management. The Product Backlog Management course is for:
- Professionals interested in learning essential Product Owner practices
- Product Owners looking to better understand their customers and stakeholders
- Scrum Masters wishing to be an effective coach to Product Owners will also find valuable insights in this course
- Product Managers and Business Analysts looking to improve their Product Backlog management skills
What will you learn
- Apply practical techniques to create, refine, and order the Product Backlog
- Identify and effectively communicate with stakeholders
- Capture stakeholder’s needs on a Product Backlog
- Find better ways to make the Product Backlog more transparent
- Use empiricism as a competitive advantage
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills assessment. PSPBM Skills class participants who attempt the PSPBM Skills assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.
While attendance is not a prerequisite, attending a Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) or Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) course is strongly recommended as earning the certificate requires a fundamental understanding of Scrum.
About the instructor
Sunil is a pragmatic agile practitioner, Product Owner, Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Professional Scrum Trainer. Over the course of 20 years, Sunil has gained extensive experience in medium and large-scale organizations as a practicing Developer, Project Manager, Product Owner, Scrum Master and Agile Coach. Thus, he has developed a deep understanding of the challenges around product development and the impact of organizational complexity on delivery teams.
Sunil is passionate about building self-managing, highly motivated teams and enabling professionals to adapt to an agile way of working. These teams have proven over and over again that they build better products and accelerate value outcomes to delight customers. He is an experienced Product Owner, Scrum Master and Agile Coach with recent examples of his ability of transforming traditional teams to successful Scrum teams. He has worked for product and service organizations in the domains of Airline, Airport, Identity Management, Immigration, Government, Health Care and Telecommunication at different levels from Software Developer to Change Agent.
As a Senior Information Technology Professional, Sunil has extensive experience with Agile, Scrum, Kanban, XP, Project Management PMI-PMP, ITIL and Six Sigma. His clients benefit from his in-depth practical industry experience with traditional and agile product management and project management.
Sunil’s passion is to be curious about new approaches and innovation, to adopt new concepts that transform himself in order to help his clients in the best possible way. With a high degree of empathy and active listening, Sunil delivers a complete and effective learning experience to organizations inspiring their employees towards a better way of working.