This course focuses on the Business responsibilities and practices needed to effectively drive technology projects.
Topic covered include:
- Business planning: Portfolio, project, release, and story level
- Business decomposition: Identifying appropriately-sized business increments
- Business value decisioning: Value criteria, prioritization, sequencing and focusing teams
- Business discovery, staging, and readiness for development
- Business responsibilities and practices for working with teams
- Using visual controls and reports to make good business decisions
This course is designed within the context of Lean Software Development. This solves many problems in other Agile Analysis methods because it enables Agile practitioners to keep the big picture in mind (which focusing on business value requires) while working on the small pieces (which Agility requires).
Agile analysis has brought about new challenges and new opportunities. Old-school techniques of heavy use-cases or significant up-front analysis no longer work effectively. But how can our requirements be managed effectively when many things are so unclear at the start of a project?
Product Owner Certification by Net Objectives focuses on uncovering and managing the customers’ needs of the product being built. It teaches how to discover the stories in a more agile manner. However, it goes beyond the process of merely pulling out stories as they are encountered. It also illustrates how to organize the stories so they can be more easily implemented in a consistent manner. Techniques on how to organize requirements to help insure consistent and complete information from your customers and/or subject matter experts (SMEs) are also presented.
This course also goes beyond the Agile mandate of prioritizing stories merely by customer value. It explains why the issues of risk mitigation and customer feedback opportunities must also be considered. By bringing together project management, analysis, development, and QA issues to the role of requirements management in Agile projects, this course enables your staff to be more effective than standard Product Owner training available from other organizations. At the end of the course, students may sit for a situational based exam. With a passing grade, the students earn basic certification in Product Owner.
Net Objectives provides a certificate of completion of the course for each participant who successfully passes the Product Owner Certification test. This test is taken at the end of the course and validates that participants understand the basic tenets of being a Product Owner.