AgileByExample 2017

Rafał Markowicz

Code Sprinters

Rafał is an Agile Coach and a Scrum Master with more than 10 years of experience in Agile, participating in IT projects since 2001. He is an Agile practitioner working with (and often within) development teams. As a Trainer he teaches Scrum and other Agile methods, he conducts trainings teaching techniques such as test automation, BDD and Specification by Example. Rafał remains an active developer specializing in test automation and quality assurance. He holds PSM-I, PSM-III and SPS certificates. On behalf of Code Sprinters, Rafał helps organizations in transformation to Agile.

Workshop—How can Scrum Masters help Product Owners in Product Backlog creation

One of ways in which the Scrum Master helps the Product Owner is finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management. The Product Owner may have very firm and attractive vision of his product, however it takes number of steps prior to creation of Product Backlog Items that reflect this vision. It becomes a challenge with complex products, especially the product that already exist and was developed for years. What kind of solution would be the best answer to business needs? What are possible options to choose from? What features to start with? How can we effectively use our advantages? What are the dependencies to deal with? The Product Owner should be able to answer these questions. The Scrum Master must be able to help answering them. During this workshop Scrum Masters and Product Owners will learn: - How to use User Story Mapping to understand the product as whole: - what is the most important and valuable functionality, - what makes it attractive for customers, - what can be goals for consecutive releases; - How to use Impact Mapping to identify the most viable solution satisfying business needs; - How to bind these two techniques together to create the Product Backlog. The workshop can be held in English or Polish. Time: 3h.