How to be a Product Owner
A holistic training for experienced IT Professionals.
4 days of training
5th/6th and 19th/20th of May 2022
From industries and businesses to governments and organizations, the world is changing more rapidly now than ever before. As a product owner you have great responsibility to make sense of the present and past while at the same time having to lead from the future.
This training teaches and deepens the understanding of what it means to be a product owner and how to build the most loveable product. It is a rigorous sequence of planned experiences where students practice and achieve proficiency in skills and knowledge about product ownership.
This innovative training takes place over the course of two 2-day seminars in two consecutive weeks (Friday - Saturday).
This seminary will prepare you for certification exams of the product owner role, but is not designed with a specific certification process in mind.
Participants will receive a certificate of participation.
The training was designed to encompass all aspects of the product owner role. It’ll allow participants to gauge their proficiency in the required skillsets.
- Scrum and Kanbancheckmarktodolist
Scrum and KanbanMore than 90% of all development teams world wide use Scrum or Kanban to work together. As a product owner, I’d very much like to understand these agile methods in order to guarantee a seamless collaboration.
- Design Thinkingdataapp
Design ThinkingAlign your creative process with design thinking methods and tools. Experience why Project Portfolio Management or ITIL Service Strategies won’t necessarily work.
- Requirements Engineeringasteriskbulletedlist
Requirements EngineeringRequirements engineering teaches us a great deal about how to formalize and communicate product features. As a product owner I’m responsible for managing these backlog items. Participants will learn how to write down these features for the team to best understand.
- Product Visionbinocular
Product VisionDeveloping the initial product vision is an involved exercise. Participants will get to know various methods and low-key artifacts that help spark the imagination and motivate people.
- Socio-Technical Systemssocial
Socio-Technical SystemsThe vast majority of products are in fact socio-technical systems. Designed to be of use for humans and by humans, it is important for the product owner to understand the interplay between the social field and technology. Participants will engage with various social aspects of product development.
- Agile Lifecycle Management Toolsloop
Agile Lifecycle Management ToolsTools like Atlassian Jira or Confluence are part of every development team toolset. As a product owner, I’d like to understand these tools in order to work with their teams. Participants will learn about the qualities of these tools and how to best use them during development.
- Strategic Alignmenthandshake
Strategic AlignmentProduct should fit the strategy of your company. Strategy encompasses not only the business strategy but also technology strategy. Learn how to assess the planned product in terms of maturity and alignment. Understand how to work with enterprise architecture teams to drive your vision.
- Product Fundingaim
Product FundingProduct development can be pricey and cost predictability in software development is a difficult beast. Participants will immerse into the aspects of financial planning, which touches not only on cost but also on value and return on investment.
- The social fieldconference
The social fieldProduct development takes place in a social field. As a product owner it is important to understand and work within this field. Participants engage with the creation of safe spaces and their structures for making headway. On the basis of Theory U, participants will understand how they can sense the best possible future with their teams.
- Scaling Developmenthalfsun
Scaling DevelopmentComplex products are made from more than one component. More often than not, multiple teams work on them. As a product owner, I’d like to understand how development can be scaled across multiple teams and how friction and overhead can be minimized. Participants will get to know various frameworks for scaling product development.
- Generate Valuesalesup
Generate ValueProducts are about creating value but there are many different kinds of value besides money. Participants will engage with various values and map those to their potential customers. The training will also teach how to define and establish measurements for these values.
- Human perception and understandingadduser
Human perception and understandingHow we perceive and understand reality is highly subjective. As a product owner I’d like the team to share a common understanding. I’d like working together without friction or hiccups and everybody to be highly motivated. Participants will learn how human perception works and how that influences development as a team. In product development, a common understanding of both the product and each other is much more important than cost or quality.
- Product Developmentpackagedelivered
Product DevelopmentOnce an idea has been formed and prototypes have proven useful, it’s time to implement the final product. As a product owner it is important to be able to work with software developers and engineers to make both intellectual as well as physical products a reality.
- Learning disabilitiesfirewall
Learning disabilitiesAs the world changes rapidly, becoming a learning organisation has become more important than ever before. Participants will understand how to spot learning disabilities in their organisations, and also how to approach and overcome them.
- Agile Product Managementrecycle
Agile Product ManagementLearn about the management of product ideation, feasibility and value creation. The training offers frameworks, social technologies, experimental artefacts and measurements to help fit products into complex environments.
- Product Backlog Managementmedicalheart
Product Backlog ManagementThe product backlog is the most important artifact for development teams. As a product owner it is my responsibility to manage this backlog. Participants will learn about the many different types of backlog items and how to use them. We’ll discuss work estimates and prioritisation. Participants will learn how structured release management works.
This training assumes you're familiar with agile development.
- Requirements Engineer / Business Analystpackagedelivered
Requirements Engineer / Business AnalystExperienced requirements engineers and business analysts will be able to reflect on their personal skill sets and which steps will be necessary for them to make the leap towards becoming a product owner.
- Scrum Masterentrance
Scrum MasterAs a Scrum Master you’ll be able to better understand the perspective of the Product Owner. This training offers a deep and thorough understanding of agile practices. Leave anemic agile ceremonies behind and understand how true collaboration works.
- Domain Specialistrating
Domain SpecialistWhichever industry or craft you’re coming from: becoming a product owner will likely be difficult for you. This training will help you understand what this role is about and where your point of departure is. It’s a great first step towards productive collaboration with development teams.
- Product Ownerquality
Product OwnerIf you’re a designated or experienced product owner, this training is for you. It’ll give you an excellent overview of the required skills and allow you to gauge your own strengths and shortcomings for personal development and growth.
2495 CHFPayment is made by invoice
This training is offered in German.
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Two times 2 days of training