The Product Owner role is arguably the most important role in Scrum -- and the most challenging. The Product Owner is part project manager, part product manager, and part customer advocate. This person must ensure the customer's wants and needs are understood while ensuring that the team delivers the greatest-value features as quickly as possible -- all while responding to ever-changing requirements. Ultimately, the Product Owner owns a Scrum project's success or failure. Scrum Product Owner Boot Camp drills down into the detailed information needed to successfully plan releases, reflect stakeholder priorities, ensure the team builds the right product, and communicate with marketing, sales, executives, and other project stakeholders.

3-day seminar

Who Should Attend

This seminar is for technical project managers, program managers, and product managers who are transitioning to the Scrum Product Owner role.

Certification Information

21 PDU

PDU Reporting Instructions


All of our public classes are held at the Construx Training Center

It All Starts With a Vision

  • The Product Vision

The Product Owner's View of Scrum

  • What is Scrum?
  • How it works
  • Scrum Roles, Processes and Artifacts

The Successful Product Owner

  • Technical... enough
  • Product Owner, Project Manager, or Product Manager?
  • Attributes of successful Product Owners

What Are We Trying to Build?

  • What is a requirement?
  • The Product Vision as the top-level requirement
  • Three purposes of requirements
  • Using requirements to manage risk
  • Product versus project requirements
  • User stories and acceptance criteria
  • The Definition of Done and why it matters

How Will We Build It?

  • Successful Scrum projects require planning
  • The Product Backlog
  • Creating a product roadmap
  • Release planning
  • User Story Mapping
  • Incremental Delivery via sashimi Implementation

During the Game

  • Product backlog grooming
  • Sprint planning
  • Sprint reviews and retrospectives
  • Dealing with change
  • Scrum project tracking

Earl Beede

Earl Beede, CSDP is a Senior Fellow at Construx Software, where he designs and leads seminars and provides consulting services on early project-lifecycle practices, ...

John Clifford

John Clifford is a Senior Fellow and Agile Practices Lead at Construx Software. John got his first software development job at a startup, while still in college, ...