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Agile Product Owner Role: Techniques

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Learn what it takes to be a stellar product owner on an agile project team. Explore the responsibilities of the product owner, and learn some practical techniques.

If your agile projects result in the efficient creation of products that your customers adore, it's likely due to the first-rate product owner on your team. If this isn't the case—or if you just want to brush up on what this critical role entails—this course can help. Explore the responsibilities of the product owner, and learn some practical techniques that you can implement throughout the agile workflow. Discover how to use personas, story maps, and user stories to figure out what customers really need. Learn how to work with your team to create an agile product roadmap, and learn more about the role of the product owner in agile meetings.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Exercise files
1. Create a Meaningful Product Backlog
  • Product visioning
  • Product roadmapping
  • Release planning
  • Product backlog refinement
2. Backlog Refinement Techniques
  • Breaking down features
  • Personas
  • User stories
  • Story maps
  • Story slicing and splitting
  • Acceptance criteria
  • User story workshops
3. Product Backlog Prioritization
  • Prioritization overview
  • Forced ranking prioritization
  • Categorization/grouping prioritization
  • Voting prioritization
  • Buy a feature
4. Key Concepts for Agile Teams
  • Definition of ready
  • Definition of done
  • Technical debt
5. Agile Meetings and the Product Owner
  • Overview of PO role in agile ceremonies
  • Estimating
  • Sprint planning meeting
  • Daily standup/scrum meeting
  • Sprint review and demo
  • Retrospectives
  • Next steps

Taught by

Angela Wick

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