Course Description

This ICAgile accredited course focuses on value-driven software delivery and its accompanying mindset. You will put specific techniques to practice that emphasize customer value, lightweight requirements, prioritization methods , progressive elaboration, product/project roadmapping, story mapping, effective user stories and acceptance criteria. This certification, relevant for Business Analysts, Product Owners, Product Managers and Business Subject Matter Experts, will provide you an excellent foundation in value-based Agile solutions delivery.

Course Outline

This 21 hour course includes:

  • Product Ownership as an Agile Discipline and Craft
    • Product Ownership and Maximized Value
    • Role Scope and Diversity
  • Skills and Behaviors for Business Value Analysis and Product Ownership
    • Thinking Skills
    • Behaviors
  • Seeking Value
    • Determining Value in the Initiative
    • Communicating Value
  • The Discovery Process
    • Understanding Stakeholders
    • Analyze to Determine Value
    • Exploring the Solution
  • The Continuous Discovery of Value
    • Managing Artifacts
    • Enabling Valuable Delivery

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of product ownership, show how it maximizes value and list many different aspects of value. 
  • Discuss the Manifesto Values and Principles and their relationship to delivering business value.
  • Demonstrate collaborative team-based decision making approaches and experience/identify how they can be applied in the context of their own work.
  • Analyze a relevant system and break it in to meaningful parts, and explain their analysis process. 
  • Practice working in an iterative process with incomplete information.
  • Apply stakeholder analysis tools such as personas, empathy maps, etc. Time permitting, create a lightweight stakeholder communication plan. 
  • Explain the “the minimum amount of analysis necessary” in a change initiative in their own environment.
  • Apply prioritization and ranking techniques in practice.
  • Illustrate how different types of constraints can have an effect on a change initiative, and how this may apply to their own work context and/or change initiative.  
  • Practice an Agile Risk Management approach.
  • Explain examples of different modeling techniques and guidelines on how they can be used on different types of initiative
  • Identify different types of artifacts, and express different ways to find, record and manage them.
  • Identify artifacts which will “live long” and ways to record and maintain them so they will be valuable in the future.
  • Produce a definition of “Done” at different levels of detail for a change initiative. 
  • Demonstrate the impact of overloading and to explore and discuss ways to maintain a sustainable pace.
  • Arrange and adapt a backlog based on feedback and changes, with a strong focus on knowing when to stop

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Classroom: Instructor Led
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8:30AM to 4:00PM
Mar 10, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020
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Tuition non-credit $1,495.00
Section Notes

Parking, lunch and refreshments are provided.

Enrollment Deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5 PM.  Beyond this date, please call 314-935-4444 to register.


A full refund will be given when a registrant cancels more than five business days prior to the start of the class.  Cancellations received within 5 business days of the start of the class and no-shows will be billed in full.  Another person may be substituted at any time at no additional charge. 

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