These workshops are designed to help new and seasoned Product Managers and Product Owners learn how to successfully apply Product Management concepts and Agile methods to lead high performing, self-organizing teams.

Participants will get an overview of PM/PO Role Radar, target competencies and what 'good' looks like. A PM/PO Radar Assessment is completed as part of this learning path with the outcome of building a growth plan & gaining clarity on the maturity of the Product Manager and Product Owner Role.

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Workshop Duration

6 half day workshops

Facilitation Method

On-site or Virtual Delivery Available

  • Understand the Fundamentals of Product Management
  • Review the Basics of Agile specific to the PM and PO roles
  • Take a Deeper Dive into the PM and PO roles
  • Learn about Product Discovery and Design Thinking
  • Understand Agile Planning & Visioning
  • Learn Visual Modeling Techniques
  • Learn Techniques for Engaging with Stakeholders and Effective Communication
  • Practice Writing Business Outcomes & OKRs
  • Learn Prioritization Techniques at Various Levels
  • Learn how to Facilitate meetings with Stakeholders, Customers and Teams.
  • Assess your Role’s Strength & Growth Opportunities
  • Learn how to Track Metrics and Lead your Teams through Continuous Improvement
  • Learn Critical Leadership Traits to Lead High Performing Teams
  • Learn how to Write Clear User Stories and Prioritize Work
  • Learn how to Work with Teams and Lead them to Deliver Value
Product Owner Radar
Product Owner Radar

Module 1: Fundamentals of Agile & Product Management

  • Agile Overview and Methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)
    • Scrum framework in detail
    • Scrum roles, artifacts, and ceremonies
    • Kanban framework and principles
    • Agile scaling frameworks (SAFe, LeSS, etc.)
    • Building and managing cross-functional teams
  • Product management basics (Product Discovery, Planning and Development)
  • Product owner role and responsibilities
  • Product manager role and responsibilities
  • Key principles of lean product development

Module 2: Product Discovery and Design Thinking

  • Empathize (Understanding our customer: user personas, customer journey, empathy maps)
  • Identifying and Engaging Stakeholders
  • Define the Problem/Opportunity (how might we…?)
  • Ideate
  • Define Hypothesis : OKRs
  • Visual Modeling Techniques
  • Prototype
  • Test/Validate Solutions (pivot or persevere)

Module 3: Product Leadership & Planning

  • Building a Product Vision and Strategy
  • Business Outcomes and OKRs
  • Creating a Lean Product Canvas
  • Define the Product Roadmap
  • Prioritization Techniques (MoSCoW, RICE, etc.)
  • Agile Estimation Techniques
  • Qtrly Planning
    • How to Prepare
    • Your Role during Qtrly Planning
    • Post Planning

Module 4: Product Development & Delivery

  • Refining the Product Backlog
    • Writing User Stories
    • Story Acceptance Criteria
    • Slicing Techniques
  • Product Backlog Management and Prioritization
  • Handling Tech Debt
  • Managing Unplanned Work
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Managing Stakeholder Expectations
  • Negotiating and Decision-making Skills
  • Creating and Maintaining a Definition of Ready
  • Creating and Maintaining a Definition of Done
  • Stakeholder Demo and Feedback

Module 5: Agile Metrics and Continuous Improvement

  • Speed to Market (velocity, burndown, etc.)
  • Outcome Delivery – Measuring Product Success/Value (KPIs, OKRs, etc.)
  • Quality
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Agile TeamHealth Checks
  • Continuous Improvement and Retrospectives

Module 6: Leadership and Culture

  • Modeling Desired Outcomes
  • Inspiration Skills
  • Fostering a Learning Culture
  • Enabling Autonomy
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Effective Facilitation

This workshop is intended for Product Owners and Product Managers who are (or will be) actively involved with Agile teams in their organization to learn how to mature their role and add real value to their team and organization.