Download PDFCreating a backlog by brainstorming a set of user stories can quickly create a list of things for teams to work on, but also introduces some issues, including a potentially incomplete solution and a wish list that includes many items which may be extraneous, or non-value add. This course provides an in-depth view of how to establish an understanding of an effective solution and create a Program Backlog to describe that solution. The course also covers how to plan the major deliveries of a project or initiative and to gain a better understanding of the stakeholders impacted by the solution.
For those organizations taking an enterprise approach to agile using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), the course explores how to integrate proven analysis techniques into program level activities to build and manage a Program Backlog and facilitate effective Release Planning activities.
Interactive workshops allow students to practice the techniques as they learn. This course is aligned with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) version 3.0, supports the standards outlined in the IIBA BABOK® Guide.
- Use the Goals, Objectives, and Vision of a project or initiative to establish a Program Backlog
- Use various requirements analysis techniques to understand Project/Initiative context and Establish a Program Backlog
- Model users and create personas
- Identify features and their related benefits and descriptions
- Use techniques such as Cost of Delay to prioritize a Program Backlog
- Use a Story Map to decompose and understand a solution
- Create a roadmap to organize features into multiple releases