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Managing Product Backlogs

August 21 @ 6:30 pm -

August 31 @ 9:00 pm

Managing Product Backlogs

Course Summary

The Managing Product Backlogs Training Course is designed for individuals who work closely with agile teams and have the responsibility to manage product backlogs. The course provides an in-depth understanding and hands-on practice with establishing and prioritizing backlogs to optimize the delivery of business value.

Who Should Attend

This course is best suited to those individuals who are responsible for prioritizing and preparing work for agile teams. This includes Product Owners, Business Analysts, and Agile Team Members. Key team stakeholders such as project managers, managers, and subject matter experts will also benefit.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Agile and Scrum
  • Establish an Product Backlog
  • Managing work intake
  • Sizing, Estimating and Right-sizing backlog items
  • Using User stories
  • Techniques for Splitting Backlog Items
  • Using Flow Metrics and Throughput Accounting
  • Forecasting Completion of backlog items and Products

Key Learning Outcomes

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the responsibilities, skills, and mindset for effective product owners.
  • Identify and prioritize stakeholder needs and expectations, and how to communicate and collaborate effectively with stakeholders throughout the product development process.
  • Develop and communicate a clear product vision, product roadmap and product goals that align to business objectives.
  • Prioritize product backlog items based on value, risk, and effort and refine the product backlog throughout the development process.
  • Write actionable and testable user stories that capture user needs, pain points, and desired outcomes.
  • Estimate the effort and value of product backlog items using relative sizing, story points, and value points.
  • Leverage velocity, flow metrics, and throughput accounting to track progress, identify bottlenecks, and forecast completion dates.
  • Identify and track key performance indicators (KPIs) and use data for product development decisions.

Additional Details

  • This course takes 14 hours to complete
  • Participants earn 14 PDUs or SEUs