Managing an Enterprise, Program, and Team Backlog


Managing an Enterprise, Program, and Team Backlog
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In an agile team, the backlog is key. The scope of the project lives through its backlog; the scope is divided into manageable user stories. The backlog is the list of all the work that must be done to solve problems, look for opportunities and provide commercial value.

This course will guide you through the necessary steps to effectively manage your accumulation and changes in that accumulation through workshops and real examples.


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

  • Learn the basics of  product backlogs.
  • Understand the creation of an initial backlog based on product vision.
  • Break down the topics into consumable user stories.
  • Learn to value and prioritize stories and create a minimum viable product.
  • Practice taking  user stories  from the beginning to the end.
  • Learn an approach to track progress.
  • Learn to introduce transparency and visibility through Kanban.
  • Understand the differences between the product and the backlog program.
  • Learn effective management and leadership skills for agile teams.

Student Profile

This course is designed for product owners, program managers, business analysts and scrum masters any other team member responsible for delivering commercial value in projects.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Course Materials

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


Our instructors teach all course materials using the demonstrative method; the participants learn new concepts through exercises and real application practices. We use techniques such as Training from the Back of the Room  and Gamification to provide an attractive, fun, highly participatory learning experience.


There isn’t an official certification associated with this course. However, students will earn 14 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 to the Managing Teams and Program Backlog
    1. What is Agile?
    2. Fundamentals of Agile Manifesto
    3. Business and the Backlog
    4. Fundamentals of an Agile Team
    5. Basic concepts of Program Team
    6. Why are we here?
  2. Backlog components
    1. Determine topics and Epics
    2. Break down the characteristics
    3. Additional breakdown to user stories
    4. Use the Four Rs to make the stories ready
    5. Initial story size
    6. How to prioritize and value stories
    7. Building a Story Map
    8. print Planning and Release Planning
    9. Other types of stories
  3. Manage the Team Backlog
    1. R number 1: Raw Stories
    2. R number 2: Rough
    3. R number 3: Refine
    4. R number 4: Ready!
    5. How to detail your User Stories
    6. Determine the acceptance criteria of the User Story
    7. Understand the Architectural Runway
    8. Take advantage of your retrospectives
    9. Use Radiators and Kanban to promote visibility and transparency
    10. How to track progress
  4. Management of Backlog Management
    1. Defined programs
    2. Who is responsible for the program and the accumulation of solutions?
    3. Use of  WSJF  to manage the Backlog
  5. Other management and leadership techniques
    1. Four principles of Lean Management
    2. How to manage variability and change
    3. Maximizing resource efficiency
    4. How to fight with the scarcity of resources
    5. Map your product strategy
    6. Expectations Management – Dealing with Stakeholders
  6. Apply it to your organization
    1. Discuss your challenges
    2. Brainstorming about the answers to the challenges
  7. Develop your Action Plan
    1. Course summary
    2. Develop an Action Plan with the next steps in the current student project

Public Classes

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Course Details


JJM 494


2 days

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