Shoot for the stars. Let Product owners rocket your products

In today’s challenging workplaces, organizations need to continuously focus on value delivery. Challenged by competition from all over the world, changing technology, increased diversity of the workplace and customers, organizations have to be agile. They need to adapt their products to these challenges to survive. But who is responsible for products? Product Owners. In this session we will explore key skills of successful product owners, how they link products to strategy, and which tools to use to be successful. This will be done using real life examples and applied exercises.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop







  • Session outline
  • Ice breaker

15 min


Key Concepts

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Product
  • Product vs Project Lifecycle
  • Product Owner role in Agile teams
  • Business Agility
  • Flip the coin/ Lego activity

45 min


Build an Awesome Product - I

  • Process overview
  • Agile team ways of working
  • What is a high performing team
  • Course product examples (3 to 4 predefined)
  • Team building
  • Pick a product idea

30 min


10 min


Build an Awesome Product - II

  • Product vision, mission, objective
  • Key concepts: Personas, Backlog, Story writing, Story mapping, Story splitting
  • Create product vision, mission, and objective
  • Create backlog
  • Create story map

80 min


60 min


Build an Awesome Product - III

  • Agile estimating techniques
  • Backlog prioritization approaches
  • Backlog refinement
  • Product acceptance and customer feedback
  • Iteration 1 (20 min)
  • Iteration 2 (20 min)

110 min


10 min


Build an Awesome Product - IV

  • Retrospective techniques
  • Status report
  • Value stream mapping and measurement techniques
  • Iteration 3 (15 min)
  • Iteration 4 (15 min)
  • Learnings

60 min


Scrum and Kanban

  • Role of product owners
  • What are the differences
  • Pros and Cons
  • Kanban Board

40 min


Product Owners

  • Five characteristics of awesome product owners
  • Product management
  • Portfolio management

15 min


Wrap-up and Next Steps

5 min

Learning Outcome

Describe agile product development

Design a product using an agile approach

Use multiple techniques for product development

Apply agile principles to product development

Target Audience

Product Owners, Team Members, Leaders and anyone interested in product execution

Prerequisites for Attendees

Willingness to see beyond the role of the Product Owner; come prepared to focus on the purpose


schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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    Case Study

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