Registered Product Owner® (RPO)
Length 16 hours
This course provides the knowledge and hands on learning experience to practice the skills to be an effective Product Owner.
The Registered Product Owner® (RPO) course provides the critical knowledge and skills for serving as an effective Product Owner on a Scrum Team. You will learn how to make effective product decisions, how to craft and communicate a clear product vision, and how to support a team in delivery so they know not just WHAT they are creating, but WHY as well.
- Practice being an effective Product Owner with an interactive, role-based simulation.
- Learn how to lead adaptive product teams in delivering on a Product Vision.
- Explore techniques to prioritize and manage work for a team so they may focus on delivery.
- Differentiate with the only Scrum Product Owner credential endorsed by Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum.
The Registered Product Owner® (RPO) credential formally recognizes your knowledge of lean principles, Product Ownership techniques, patterns of high-performing teams, and how the Product Owner role can scale in an organization. This is the only Product Owner credential in the market endorsed by Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum and inventor of Scrum@Scale®. This credential will help differentiate you from other Product Owner to employers, stakeholders, and peers.
Achieve the globally recognized Agile Education® Organization Registered Product Owner® (RPO) designation by Scrum Inc.® by successfully completing this training and the online exam that is taken after this workshop (you will receive the links directly from Scrum Inc.® after successfully completing the class).
Additional benefits of successfully completing this course include:
- Eligibility to be featured in the International Registry of Agile Professionals™.
- Authorization to use the Registered Product Owner® badge to promote the merit of your achievement.
- Updated learning material year over year that aligns with the current official Scrum Guide to ensure your Scrum education continuously evolves.
- Invitation to an annual webinar and access to the on-demand recording.
Note: This course is available to be completed in four half days or two full days.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is strongly recommended for Product Owners who are responsible for creating a product vision and having a team deliver on that vision, delivering value to their customers, and optimizing Return on Investment for their stakeholders.
This course is recommended for:
- Product Managers and Product Owners who want to increase their effectiveness.
- Job seekers wishing to expand their product ownership skills.
- Product Owners working in SAFe® environments that want to expand their capabilities and create the potential to explore Scrum@Scale®, a scaling framework based on true Scrum.
- Business Analysts wanting to improve business agility with evidence-based techniques.
- PMPs, PMI-ACP, Team Leaders or professionals wishing to begin their journey toward becoming a Product Owner by Scrum Inc.® or a Scrum@Scale® Practitioner.
- Managers and leaders wanting to understand the practices of highly effective Product Owners so that they can enable their POs to optimize ROI while enhancing the speed and Agility of delivering value to customers.
This course is especially effective if you are already a Product Owner, Product Manager, or Business Analyst and:
- You are considering using Scrum. This is a great opportunity to learn about the best circumstances to use Scrum, common challenges, what results to expect, when not to use it, and the expectations surrounding the Product Owner role.
- If you have already been doing Agile or Scrum, this course is a valuable reminder of the expectations and details of the Product Owner role, the Agile Mindset, how to serve as an effective Product Owner on a team, and how to manage a backlog
By successfully completing this class and associated exam, you will:
Lead adaptive product teams in delivering on a product vision.
Describe Scrum to others including the roles, meetings, artifacts & principles, and benefits & pitfalls.
Identify the environments in which the application of Scrum would lead to excellent results.
Apply tools and techniques to the role of Product Owner for a Scrum team.
Manage your backlog to achieve maximum ROI.
Create a Product Backlog that puts business priorities first.
Work with a team to enable business and technical innovation.
Leverage the business benefits of Scrum to maximize Return-On-Investment.
The above list is in addition to the core learning objectives from The Agile Education® Organization, which include:
How the Scrum Framework helps deliver products and services faster and with higher quality while cutting cost and improving employee happiness and job satisfaction.
How to assess business value and prioritize work.
How to consistently deliver a successful product to the marketplace.
Techniques and metrics Scrum Product Owners use to prioritize features, projects and portfolios.
The patterns and practices of high-performing Scrum teams.
No prerequisite formal training or certification required, however prior experience in product management or as a Business Analyst would be beneficial. Experience with or observing an Agile team would also be beneficial.
Here are some recommended learning suggestions for before the class:
- “The Agile Manifesto” – www.agilemanifesto.org
- “The Official Scrum Guide" by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber – scrumguides.org
- “User Stories Applied" by Mike Cohn
- "Agile Estimating and Planning" by Mike Cohn
- "Innovation Games" by Luke Hohmann
- "Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell" by Henrik Kniberg – youtube.com and Kniberg Agile Product Ownership
Part 1 - Agility, Scrum Framework & Product Backlogs
Welcome, Logistics & Expectations
Product Owner Simulation: Build a Product Backlog
- Product Vision
- Product Details
- Customers & Users
Part 2 - Product Backlog Items, Product Backlog Management, Scrum Application
Product Owner Simulation: Product Backlog Items
- User Stories
- Acceptance Tests
- Splitting Techniques
Empiricism & Improvement
Planning & Forecasting
Definition of Done