Delivering value through effective Product Management

Learn the role and practices used by a Product Owner to deliver value in an organisation – in this hands-on one day course.

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.

Learning outcomes

Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and practices used by a product owner to deliver value in organisations, and the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs to be an effective Product Owner or Product Manager.

  • Connect Agile principles and values to the PO/PM 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.

Who should attend?

  • 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.

Topics covered

  • What is Agile?
  • The Product Owner role.
  • Agile Product Management.
  • Prioritisation through value.
  • Agile estimation.
  • Managing work in-progress.
  • Relating an Agile Mindset to the Product Owner and Product Manager roles.
  • Defining Product Vision and Roadmap.
  • Minimum viable Product concepts and vertical slicing.
  • Collaborating with Stakeholders.
  • Continuously explore customer needs.
  • Prioritisation and Product Backlog Management.
  • Defining the Product Owner/Product Manager roles and responsibilities.
  • Creating a Product Owner/Product Manager action plan.
  • Patterns for Product Owners and Product Managers.
  • Understanding the customer and user.
  • Agile planning.

About our course facilitators

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.

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