Product Owner And User Story Training

Duration: 2 days


This course is intended to train individuals or teams assisting with managing Agile requirements.

  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Solution Architects
  • Tech Leads
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches

About the course:

The Product Owner role is critical to maximizing Return on Investment (ROI) from agile projects and is one of the most challenging and rewarding agile roles. Many Product Owners come from business areas of the organization and have limited familiarity with elements of software development, project management and agile methods that are critical to success in the Product Owner role. For these reasons, it is vitally important that Product Owners gain a solid understanding of their role and responsibilities as well as the knowledge, skills and tools to work effectively with Scrum teams.

Course Content:

This course is based upon a combination of slide-based lecture and interactive case studies in which participants apply Scrum techniques. The content includes:

The Scrum Framework

  • The Scrum Product Lifecycle
  • Scrum Time boxing
  • The Team and Scrum Master
  • The Product Owner
  • Defining “Done” Undone Work

Activities and Interactions

  • Product Backlog Planning
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprinting
  • Sprint Reviews

The Role of the Product Owner in the Product Lifecycle

  • Envisioning
  • Release Planning
  • The Product Backlog
  • Writing Effective User Stories
  • Roles and Personas
  • Story Mapping
  • Backlog Prioritization and Estimation
  • Grooming and Refining the Product Backlog
  • Product Acceptance and Exploratory Testing

Participants receive a course workbook that covers the details of each topic to assist during the course and serve as a tool for future reference and taking action when returning to the workplace. If you would like to purchase this workbook in advance of the class, it is available here on Amazon.


Free access to our Product Owner Certification Practice Exam – $24.99 Value. If you planning to get your Professional Scrum Product Owner certification (PSPO 1) from, our 80 question practice exam is a perfect way to prepare. All class participants receive free 30 day access to this practice exam. Click here for more information.

You can also buy the User Story cards used in our training classes from Amazon.

Buy packages of our User Story Cards from Amazon

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About the Instructor, Dan Tousignant, PMP, PMI-ACP

Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer with extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted Agile as the primary approach for developing and implementing software. Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project teams and leadership to an Agile environment.

Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations. With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Professional Scrum Developer.