The Product Manager in the Lean-Agile Enterprise

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Course Overview

The Product Manager in the Lean-Agile Enterprise course provides the Lean principles and business practices required for the Product Manager in the Lean-Agile Enterprise to realize the highest business value (ROI) from technology investments. It covers enterprise and program portfolios, release management, managing demand with capacity to achieve faster realization of business value, and business planning and backlog management to drive development teams in producing incremental value. This course uses SAFe® terminology to maintain consistency with it.  However, it goes beyond the standard SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner course by focusing on the product manager role and discusses the need for minimum business increments (MBIs) to drive the business value to be achieved.  This course also talks about the enterprise portfolio as well as the product portfolio.  This course is designed to work hand-in-hand with our Product Owner in the Lean-Agile Enterprise course, providing a full mapping from business need to delivery.

Course Objectives: 

The objectives for this course include:

  • Defining the role of the Business Product Owner and how it guides and drives development
  • Defining effective business value vision and focus
  • Defining, prioritizing, and planning business increments based on highest business value
  • Creating a focus in the development team towards delivering high value, high quality software in a sustainable manner
  • Addressing the challenges, approaches, and mind sets faced by the Business Product Owner

Target Audience:

Primary Audience: 

Business principals, sponsors, product managers, product owners, Business SMEs, stakeholders.

Learning Objectives: 

The learning objectives for this course include:

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Business and the Business Product Owner
  • Identify business value criteria for prioritization, decomposition, and sequencing
  • Define business value increments
  • Describe how to manage scope, time line, and delivery of value based on capacity of teams
  • Identify how to create a single prioritized list and manage active work-in-progress (WIP)
  • Demonstrate use of tools and techniques that provide visibility for portfolio management and oversight
  • Execute decision making using Lean thinking and Lean-Agile reporting in a timely manner.

Any Certifications/PDUs

7 PDUs

Maximum Number in Class

20 (Approximate. Depends upon make up and experience level of team.)