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Product Owner Fundamentals for Business Value (ICP-APO Certification)



Product Owner Fundamentals for Business Value (ICP-APO Certification)


The objective of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in, facilitate, and manage Product Owner duties, applying the Scrum framework within the Lean-Agile philosophy.

Students who demonstrate understanding and application of the course materials will receive the ICAgile Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO) certification.


At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand Scrum and the role that the Product Owner plays in it
  • Act as an effective Product Owner on a team
  • Determine appropriate user stories for a product
  • Collaborate with their team to take user stories from raw to ready to done
  • Implement analysis techniques to appropriately detail user stories
  • Manage a product backlog and determine effective prioritization
  • Leverage their practice in the Product Owner role to deliver value to the organization
  • Use empiricism to measure the value delivered
  • Understand how to show leadership within a project team
  • Respond to the challenges of the Product Owner role

Student Profile

This course is recommended for anyone interested in knowing and applying the Scrum framework, and especially those who work or will work in a Product Owner role on project teams.


Participants should have basic knowledge of project management and be familiar with the philosophy of agile work.

Course Materials

Each student will receive a copy of the course documentation prepared by Netmind.


Engaging and interactive course. The instructor introduces content using the demonstrative method; the participants learn new concepts through exercises and real application practices.


Students who demonstrate understanding and application of the course materials will receive the ICAgile Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO) certification. This certification is part of the Agile Delivery Learning Roadmap and is one of two certifications in the Product Ownership track. The second certification in the track can be earned by attending our Agile Portfolio and Product Management (ICP-EPO) course. Netmind is accredited to certify students as ICP-APO in both the in-person and live, virtual environments and in virtual environments for ICP-EPO. Learn more about ICAgile.

Additionally, students will earn 21 credit hours for their attendance.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to students who attend the course for at least 75% of the duration.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    1. What is Agile?
    2. The Agile Manifesto
    3. Scrum Basics – Ceremonies/Artifacts
    4. Roles on an agile project
  2. The Role of the Product Owner
    1. Working with the Product Manager
    2. Working with the project team
    3. Working with other stakeholders
    4. Skill set of the Product Owner
    5. Leadership and Conflict Resolution
  3. Agile Team Basics – SCRUM
    1. Sprint Planning
    2. Daily Stand-ups and Execution
    3. Reviews
    4. Retrospectives
  4. Inception Analysis and Planning
    1. Understand your customer
    2. Person
    3. Journey Map
    4. Create a product vision and roadmap
    5. Prioritization and value management
    6. Story sizing
    7. Story Maps
    8. Managing stakeholder expectations
  5. Using Analysis to Get Stories Refined and Ready
    1. Techniques for detailing user stories
    2. Acceptance Criteria
    3. Process flows
    4. Prototypes
    5. Use Cases
    6. Definition of Ready
    7. Definition of Done
  6. Minimum Viable Product and Minimum Marketable Product
  7. Metrics for the Scrum Team
    1. Burndown
    2. CFD
  8. Review – Retrospective – Closing


JJM 481 | JJM481 | JJM-481

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Public Classes

Currently, we don't have any public sessions of this course scheduled. Please let us know if you are interested in adding a session.

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Course Details


JJM 481


3 days

Delivery Mode

Virtual, Face-to-Face



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