Aspire Journeys

Scrum Team Member to Scrum Product Owner

  • 13 Courses | 15h 42m 20s
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Every organization is looking to transform towards a more Agile mindset. As a result, there is an increasing demand for Senior Software Project Managers with relevant training and experience in Agile methodologies relating to software development. In this Skillsoft Aspire journey, you will explore how to go from a Scrum Team Member to Scrum Product Owner.

Track 1: Scrum Team Member

In this track of the Scrum Team Member to Scrum Product Owner journey, you will focus on the skills required for being a Scrum team member. This includes understanding the basics of Scrum, learning about different certification options, understanding what Scrum practices look like when applied to day-to-day activities, how to collaborate within a Scrum team, and Scrum development practices.

  • 6 Courses | 8h 13m 22s

Track 2: Scrum Product Owner

In this track of the Scrum Team Member to Scrum Product Owner journey, you will focus on the skills required for being a Scrum Product Owner. This includes acquiring the core competencies that a Product Owner requires, understanding how to take customer needs and expectations and translate those to a product strategy, and the best approach to product planning and managing the backlog to provide product value.

  • 7 Courses | 7h 28m 58s

COURSES INCLUDED

Scrum Foundation: Best Practices
Scrum is a focused framework that promotes better teamwork, problem-solving, learning through experience, and continuous improvement. It increases value while solving complex problems. In this course, you will explore Scrum best practices, beginning with Scrum success stories, management, planning, and the Scrum team. Then you will learn best practices for estimating, software project development, team performance, and backlog management. Finally, you will discover best practices for the daily Scrum, tracking, forecasting, reporting, process improvement, and quality improvement.
16 videos | 1h 37m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Foundation: Scrum Basics
With a foundation based on Lean and Agile principles, Scrum's focus on people, teamwork, and collaboration is bolstered by small teams, focused goals, and brief iterations of work called sprints. Learn about the basics of Scrum, including its relationship with Lean and Agile and explore the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Discover how Agile compares to traditional project management and the Agile mindset, and then look at how Scrum compares to Agile. Explore the relationship between Scrum and Lean and delve into the basics of the Scrum process. Finally, investigate the advantages of Scrum and reasons why Scrum may not be an appropriate solution in certain circumstances. Upon completion, you'll be able to outline the fundamentals of Lean, Agile, and Scrum, and describe the basic Scrum process.
15 videos | 1h 40m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Foundation: Scrum Certification & the Scrum Guide
Complexity can endanger the most well-thought-out projects when they're not implemented effectively. That's why so many organizations adopt Scrum. Discover the Scrum framework and core tenants of learning and development. Learn about scrum.org, the Scrum Alliance, and Scrum certification programs for Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Scrum Developer. Explore the Scrum Guide and find out what changes have been made from the 2017 version. Investigate Scrum theory, Scrum values, and the responsibilities and benefits of the Scrum team. Finally, define specific Scrum roles and Scrum events like sprints and retrospectives. After completing this course, you'll be able to describe the basic Scrum framework, Scrum certification options, and the Scrum Guide's role in Scrum development.
11 videos | 1h 3m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Foundation: Scrum in Action
In complex environments like software development, the number of moving parts can overwhelm even the most talented teams. In this course, you will explore Scrum in action, beginning with the Scrum sprint, sprint planning, daily Scrum, sprint review, and sprint retrospective. Next you will look at Scrum events, Scrum artifacts, and the product and sprint backlogs. Finally, learn about increments, the definition of done, concurrency in Scrum, and how to introduce Scrum into an organization. Upon completion, you'll be able to outline the key basics of Scrum including events, artifacts, backlogs, increments, the definition of done, and concurrency.
15 videos | 1h 24m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Foundation: Scrum Team & Collaboration
The Scrum framework helps teams work better, more collaboratively, and with a focus on solving real-world problems. It engenders continuous improvement and enhances efficiency. In this course, you'll learn about the Scrum team and Scrum team collaboration. Begin with an exploration of working groups versus teams, the values of effective Scrum teams, identifying effective teams, and how to work together as a team. Then you will consider cross-functional teams, implementing collaboration, and self-management. Finally, you will explore collaboration and sprints, improving collaboration, and ways to interact with customers and users. After completing this course, you'll be able to outline relevant concepts for Scrum teams and collaboration.
12 videos | 1h 20m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Foundation: Scrum Development Concepts
Although used for other purposes, Scrum is most well-known as a popular framework for the development, delivery, and maintenance of software projects. In this course, learn about Scrum development concepts, beginning with the benefits of an iterative and incremental approach and the dangers of only partially implementing Scrum. Next, differentiate product management from product development, product management from project management, and product owner from product manager. Finally, discover timeboxing, its benefits, and product backlog refinement. Upon completion, you'll be able to outline Scrum development concepts such as the benefits of an iterative and incremental approach, product management, product owner, timeboxing, and product backlog refinement.
12 videos | 1h 6m has Assessment available Badge

COURSES INCLUDED

Product Owner: Core Competencies
The product owner is one of the key accountabilities in Scrum yet is one of the most misunderstood and sometimes undervalued Scrum project roles. In this course, learn about the product owner, including their core responsibilities and stances, key relationships and collaboration skills for the role's performance, and how they build relationships with customers and stakeholders to deliver project value. Next, examine the collective product ownership of the product owner and the scrum team and effective scrum team structures. Finally, discover techniques for managing team collaboration and dependencies and fostering productive relationships with the scrum master and scrum team. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize the core product owner competencies, including key responsibilities, effective team management techniques, and essential collaboration styles.
12 videos | 1h 3m has Assessment available Badge
Product Owner: Fulfilling Customer Needs & Expectations
As a Scrum Product Owner, one of your most important responsibilities is ensuring the product in development fulfills your customer needs and expectations. It is impossible to do that without understanding your customer, communicating effectively with them throughout the entire development life cycle, and playing the role of translator between the customer and the Scrum team. In this course, you'll learn about activities in product discovery and needs validation. You'll discover how to identify your stakeholders and proven approaches for segmenting your customers. You'll also explore elements and techniques for product discovery. Next, you'll learn how to bridge the gap between the customer and the Scrum team with several techniques for connecting the two. Finally, you'll learn best practices for facilitative listening, effective engagement techniques, ways to prioritize and work through conflicting customer needs, and techniques for ultimately facilitating decisions as a product owner with your customers and stakeholders.
15 videos | 1h 17m has Assessment available Badge
Product Owner: Product Purpose & Strategy
Without a clear vision and plan of what you're supposed to be creating, it would be impossible to know if you're developing the right product for your customer. As a Product Owner, you have a responsibility to ensure that the product purpose and strategy are defined, so you can ensure the product is developed right. In this course, you'll learn about tools and techniques you can use to define requirements and create effective user stories to help articulate the product definition. You'll also explore the benefits of continuous improvement in Scrum development, which helps iteratively define your product purpose and strategy. Finally, you'll learn approaches for developing the product vision and best practices for communicating and operationalizing the product strategy.
12 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Product Owner: Product Assumption Validation
People make assumptions every day, and they all have biases. As a product owner in Scrum, it's critical that you're aware of assumptions and biases and act accordingly in how you develop a product. In this course, learn about the different types of product assumptions, the importance of validating them, and some common tools and techniques for doing so. Next, discover some common cognitive biases that may exist with you or the team so you can avoid them. Finally, examine product hypotheses, including what they are, the process for developing them, and ways you can use them to test product ideas. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize best practices and techniques for validating product assumptions.
9 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
Product Owner: Product Planning
As a product owner, your purpose is to ensure that the right product is developed for your customer, and that it's developed right. That would be impossible without a sound plan. In this course, you will discover the key benefits of a product plan and the five levels of planning in Scrum, from product vision to the daily standup. You will explore different types and key benefits of incremental delivery like top-down and bottom-up before examining the phases of the incremental delivery model. Finally, you will identify best practices for creating a product vision and planning a product release. Upon completion, you will be able to identify and implement best practices and techniques for planning products as a product owner.
10 videos | 54m has Assessment available Badge
Product Owner: Product Backlog Management - Defining Product Value
As a product owner, your job is to identify, communicate, measure, and deliver value to the customer with the products that you and the team develop. In this course, you'll learn about the product backlog, one of your key tools as a product owner, including how you can use it to define, maximize, and communicate value. Next, explore techniques you can use to both model and measure product value, and then focus on Kotler's product levels. Finally, learn about key economic terms and concepts, how an effective product value proposition helps you communicate value to your stakeholders, and about the relationship between the product backlog and your product goal. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize best practices and techniques for defining product value as a product owner.
11 videos | 1h 10m has Assessment available Badge
Product Owner: Product Backlog Items & Refinement
One of your most important tools for a product owner is the product backlog. Like many other areas of Scrum product development, this involves an iterative process rather than being a one-and-done task. In this course, learn best practices and techniques for managing and refining your product backlog, such as backlog ordering. Next, explore the key characteristics of effective user stories and how they play a role in a useful product backlogs. Finally, discover the value of backlog refinement, the importance of feedback in the process, and common approaches for providing feedback. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize best practices and techniques for managing and refining the product backlog as a product owner.
11 videos | 1h 7m has Assessment available Badge

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