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Agile Product Managers and Product Owners play a critical role in an Agile development process. They guide the continuous delivery of value and work with Agile teams to achieve fast feedback loops that allow quick learning and adaptation, in accordance with DevOps and Lean Startup principles. Participants in this workshop will gain understanding of the PO/PM role, learn tools and techniques for effectively managing backlogs, learn how to write Epics, break them into Features and Stories, plan roadmaps, releases and iterations and become a pivotal factor in maximizing the benefits the organization gets from being truly Agile.

To optimize value for participants, and based on our experience, this course contains 3 parts:

  • 1-day frontal workshop.
  • An offline e-learning module (usually takes ~1 day), see syllabus below.
  • 2 weeks online support (Through a Slack group).

Learning Goals

  • Understand the role of Product Owner and Product Manager working in an Agile environment.
  • Get a clear understanding of the relevant frameworks implementing Agile and the ways PO/PM are integrated into them.
  • Understand how to effectively work with Agile Teams and stakeholders.
  • Understand how to manage backlogs, from roadmap to release to iteration, on the Team and the Project (value stream) levels.
  • Understand and practice writing Epics and breaking them into Features and Stories.

Topics Covered

  • Agile Introduction / Value-Driven Development
  • Lean Basics
  • Product Backlog Management
  • Agile Frameworks – Basics of Scrum/Kanban/SAFe
  • The Role of the Product Manager
  • The Role of the Product Owner
  • Working efficiently with Agile teams
  • Agile approach for requirements
  • What are Epics, Features and Stories and how to write them
  • Story mapping
  • Backlog Management
  • Portfolio Management – What is it and the what is the role of the PM/PO
  • KPIs and visibility
  • DevOps culture
  • Lean UX and Lean Startup concepts, and what they mean for the PM/PO


Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, Business Analysts, R&D Managers, Team Leaders and System Architects.

Composing User Stories- e-learning course syllabus

  • User Stories
  • INVEST in Good Stories
  • What Characterizes Great User Stories?
  • Story Writing
  • Practice Writing Stories
  • Users and Roles
  • Quality Attributes: Beyond Features
  • Story Details
  • To Make a Long Story Short: Splitting Stories
  • High-Level Splits
  • Splitting by Quality Attributes
  • User Interface Splits
  • Behavioral Splits
  • Conclusion

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