Learn advanced techniques to facilitate Scrum events, cultivate team collaboration, and drive agile success.

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Description

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.

In this skills-building course, participants will learn techniques and methods to effectively manage a Product Backlog that clearly expresses the Product Goal 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 into 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. 

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required to attend this course, however it is recommended that participants:

  • Have familiarity with Scrum or the Scrum Framework
  • Experience with Product Ownership
  • Have completed a Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or Professional Scrum Product Owner Course (PSPO)

Topics Covered

  • Product Ownership in Scrum
  • Product Backlog Refinement - prioritising, backlog refinement techniques and manageing dependencies to ensure the Product Backlog is prepared for the next sprint
  • Vision, Strategy and Product Roadmap - techniques for defining and develping the procut roadmap
  • Product Release Planning and Management - managing and planning releases, incremental delivery and managing scop and expectations.
  • Continuous Improvement - fostering continuous improvement with the development cycle, techniques for retrospection facilitation, feedback loops.

What's Included?

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills course receive a password to take the PSPBM Skills assessment.

Lifetime certification - no annual renewal fee required

Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 7 PDUs after attending a one-day Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBM) course. 

Who will benefit?

  • 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
  • Anyone working on refining, describing or communicating Product Backlog items

Why Alchemy?

At Alchemy Solutions, we take pride in delivering courses that not only adhere to standard course content but also offer practical insights drawn from extensive real word experience brought by our highly qualified trainers.