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BostonAgileTraining.com is now Offering Affordable and Effective Scrum Product Owner Training
Build the product that your customer wants ever time. Implement Agile Project Management and let us train your Product Owner. We will teach them how to work with your customers to ensure maximum business value is delivered with every release.
Agile project management is now being used in half of the IT departments nationwide. The need to improve project success and “do more with less” has never been more critical. One of the key success factors for Agile is the active involvement of the customer or user in the development process. In the popular Agile development approaches, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean, and Scrum, customers create the requirements, interact daily with the developers and review a finished product monthly or even weekly.
In addition to increased customer involvement, the Scrum approach has formalized a role to be the voice of the customer, called the Product Owner. Agile processes support frequent delivery of products. The Product Owner is responsible for making sure every delivery of a product is valuable to the customer. Studies show that, on average, 45% of software functionality is never used. One of the Agile principles is “maximizing the amount of work Not done.” This is the responsibility of the Product Owner.
One of the ways to ensure business value is to change how requirements are written. Agile product requirements are called User Stories. User Stories document simple conversations between the customers and the developer to communicate what they want without all the technical jargon and heavy documentation.
Boston Agile Training takes a unique approach to Product Owner and User Story training. The president of Cape Project Management, Inc., Dan Tousignant, PMP, PMI-ACP states that, “To quote Stephen Covey, We ‘begin with the end in mind’. We focus on the outcome that our students are looking for which is improved project performance and increased product value. ” Tousignant goes on to say that the Product Owner role may now be the most critical role on the project team. “If you aren’t building a product with the customer in mind at every step of the way, you will not compete well in today’s market. Having a skilled Product Owner is essential to ensure ROI (return on investment) for all of your projects.”
The Product Owner and User Story Training is a 2-day class that focuses on topics needed to be effective immediately upon returning to the workplace. The topics include:
• Build me what I want! Getting the Customer Involved in Agile Projects
• A Conversation with Developers - Writing Effective User Stories
• How Fast Can I get to Market? The Agile Product Lifecycle
Are you interested in attending the next Product Owner and User Story Training? Get 20% off (a$150 value) our spring training classes now: http://www.bostonagiletraining.com/
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Cape Project Management, Inc.is an Agile consulting and training company. We provide public and onsite trainings and scalable client-focused solutions that improve the effectiveness and speed at which Agile is adopted in your organization.