Business Analysis for Product Owners

Download PDFAs the key stakeholder, the agile product owner role is very hands-on and a significant role that can make or break an agile team. It’s not just about writing some user stories or acceptance criteria. It’s about understanding the business and what it needs in order to drive value from its products and services.

This course will lead you through the steps it takes to be an effective Product Owner using workshops and real-life examples.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the concepts of agile and its roles and ceremonies
  • Understand the agile product owner’s role in an agile environment
  • Define epics and themes used to build the product roadmap
  • Learn to break epics and themes into consumable user stories
  • Build the product backlog with user stories
  • Understand excellent acceptance criteria for user stories
  • Learn an approach to determining Minimum Viable Product and ROI
  • Understand a featured driven approach to value management
  • Learn to build accurate plans using team velocity and iterations

Course Outline

Introduction to Agile and Product Ownership

  • Discuss the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and lean thinking principles for an agile mindset
  • Define the various roles in an agile environment
  • Describe what activities are performed by the roles used in an agile environment
  • Discuss the importance of the Product Owner
  • Understand how teams work together and communicate well

Analysis and Planning

  • Define capabilities and features
  • Create the product vision and story map
  • Use objectives to measure value
  • Create the product backlog
  • Product Owner participation in story sizing
  • Determine minimum viable product
  • Managing stakeholder expectations
  • Build an accurate plan

Using Analysis to Define Good User Stories

  • Understand how to elicit and identify good user stories
  • Define the user stories appropriately for your audience
  • Communicate the user stories
  • Reviewing the product using demos
  • Use retrospectives to continuously improve stories

Develop Your Action Plan

  • Course summary
  • Develop an Action Plan with next steps on the student's current project
  • Student questions/discussion topics
business analysis for product owners
Request Onsite
Length 2 days
CDU/PDU Earn 14 IIBA CDUs and PMI PDUs
Intended Audience

This course is designed for product owners and business analysts but is also useful for the development project team members or any other team member responsible for delivering business value on an agile project.

Prerequisites None

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