Delivering value through effective Product Management

Delivering value through effective Product Management



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1 Day





ZXM’s Product Owner Essentials™ is a one-day course that delves into key concepts such as adaptive planning, prioritisation by value, importance of user feedback and continuous improvement. The course is designed to equip you with an overview of what agile and product management is and how to apply the concepts so that you can get started.

  • Connect Agile principles and values to the Product Owner/Product Manager roles.
  • Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management.
  • Explore continuous value with Product Roadmap Planning.
  • Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value.
  • Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
  • The distinctions among Agile values, principles, and practices, key aspects of value, prioritisation, and adaptive planning techniques.
  • How to cultivate collaboration with customers, within organisations and within teams.
  • Vocabulary to discuss the benefits of agile approaches.

ZXM delivers Product Owner Essentials using hands-on learning – the same techniques that NASA use when they employ the best science minds in the world. 

Zen Ex Machina facilitators are experienced agile practitioners, trainers and coaches with 10 years’ experience with agile, as well as extensive applied experience with all aspects of agile frameworks, including Scrum, Lean, Kanban, SAFe®, Scrum @ Scale, Nexus, and LeSS.


Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

  • Senior Managers
  • Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners,  Business Owners and  Business Analysts
  • People who will undertake the role of Product Owner
  • Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects
  • Leaders who are supporting agile initiatives
  • Business and internal stakeholders who will work with agile teams

Learning Path

  • The product Owner and agile product management
  • Understanding agile roles
  • What does a Product Owner do?
  • Product Owner relationships to nurture
  • Working with Scrum Masters
  • What’s a Product Goal
  • Working with key Scrum events – Sprint Planning and Sprint Review
  • Managing the scope of the product
  • Continuous delivery
  • Continuous discovery
  • Working with backlog items
  • The Product Owner’s focus
  • Empathy maps
  • Value canvas
  • Story mapping
  • Working with Epics and Features
  • Release management
  • Evidence based management
  • Metrics
  • Forecasting and release planning
  • Roadmaps
  • Slicing work to fit in Sprints
  • Iterating versus increments
  • Value stream maps

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