TRAINING
Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO)
Online, German
June 16 - 17, 2020

Early Bird
€ 850.00 €700.00
Regular € 950.00

About the training
The Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO) is one of two knowledge-based certifications on the Product Ownership Track. The certification focuses on value-driven software delivery, the accompanying mindset, and key agile practices designed to emphasize customer value. It also looks at creating organizational and team environments conducive to frequent and transparent collaboration between the business and development teams. The Learning Outcomes highlight specific techniques and practices such as lightweight requirements, prioritization methods, progressive elaboration, product/project roadmapping, story mapping, effective user stories, and acceptance criteria. Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation in value-based agile solutions delivery.
The training program is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). The course is designed for advanced participants with experience in team work and relevant theoretical knowledge. At the end of the training, participants receive the ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO) personal certificate (ICP-APO) which is recognized worldwide.
Training is useful for
Relevant roles include Business Analysts, Product Owners, Product Managers, Business Subject Matter Experts, or anyone aspiring to these roles. Also, anyone with a curiosity about agile approaches to value-driven software delivery will benefit from this certification.
Training helps to
  • understand that Critical Thinking, Systems Thinking, influence over power, collaboration, and ability to advocate for the value are critical attributes of value managers;
  • experience hands-on exercises with lightweight requirements practices such as progressive elaboration, story mapping, and writing effective user stories;
  • learn how to facilitate stakeholder conversations and define, prioritize, deliver, and measure value across teams, programs, portfolios, and organizations;
  • discuss strategies for creating flexible organizational environments conducive to transparent collaboration and prioritization across portfolios and business units.
What you get as a participant
ICP-APO Certificate
Participants who actively work throughout the training receive the ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO) personal certificate which is recognized worldwide and a personal profile on ICAgile.com.
After training support
At the end of the training, each participant is invited to a closed group on Facebook, where they can ask the trainers any questions, as well as learn about exclusive offers.
Post-pack
A letter with additional materials, a list of articles and literature for self-study.
Photos
Professional photos of the training process.
Themed Gift
Each participant will receive a thematic gift from the AgileLAB team.
Flipchart Snapshots
We will take and send you pictures of flipcharts with diagrams and results of exercises.
16 hours of training
Two days from 10 to 18 with a lunch break, coffee breaks every one hour and a half.
We fix the theory by practice, working in small groups of 4-5 people.
Lunches and coffee breaks
Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the cost of the training. A vegetarian menu is also available.
In the program
1. The Need for Value Management - What is Value Management; Levels of Value Management; Relating to the Agile Manifesto; Value Management in Various Agile Flavors.
2. Role Scope and Diversity - Role, Not Job Title; Adapting the Role to the Context; Bridge not Ferry; Keeper of Responsible Decisions; Big Picture View.
3. Thinking Skills - Critical Thinking; Systems Thinking; Be Comfortable with Ambiguity; Flexibility of Thinking.
4. Value Management Behaviors - Ask the Tough Questions; Show, Don't Tell; Collaboration & Cooperation; Flexibility in Communication; Influence, not Power; Give the Bad News Early and Often; Standing up for the Value.
5. Determining Value in the Initiative - Defining Value; Determining Planned Value; Defining Scope; Identifying Measurable Outcomes & Goals; Creating Delivery Roadmap.
6. Communicating Value - Articulate Value Proposition at the Initiative level; Holder of the Value Context.
7. Understanding Stakeholders - Stakeholder Analysis; Think Like a Customer; User Needs and Habits; Bridge Understanding Gaps.
8. Analyze To Determine Value - Amount of Context Needed; Type of Context Needed; Maintaining Value In the Initiative; Knowing the Constraints; Identifying Initiative Risks.
9. Exploring the Solution - Setting the Scene; Exploring Needs and Solutions; Communicating with Examples; Modeling to Understand; Defining Quality; Quality Tradeoffs.
10. Managing Artifacts - Gathering Artifacts; Managing Artifact Change; Long-Lived Artifacts.
11. Enabling Valuable Delivery - Defining Done at multiple levels; Progressive Elaboration; Understanding what is Doable; Assessing and Validating Delivered Value; Slicing and Chopping; Adapting based on feedback and knowing when to stop.
Trainers
Timofey Yevgrashyn
Trainer
Agile Coach
Berlin, Germany
Timofey is a management consultant for the implementation of Agile / Lean approaches and methods, and one of the few certified consultants of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in Ukraine. He's spent more than 17 years in the IT industry, with more than 12 of those years as a project manager.

Since 2008, he has been training and implementing Agile development methods. Timofey has many years of experience advising and managing crisis situations in development teams, and extensive experience in optimizing business processes for companies.

Timofey is the author of The Improved Methods blog and is a permanent speaker of many international conferences. He conducts active social activities to popularize Agile methods of project management and organizes thematic events, master classes, trainings, and programs on Agile development and self-development.

Timofey now works as an Agile Delivery Manager.
Nastassia Krupiankova
Trainer
Scrum Master/Agile Coach
Cologne, Germany
Nastassia has more than 13 years of experience in software development on various positions. Her main responsibility is coaching teams, Product Owners and Scrum Masters in adoption and implementation of Agile practices.
Nastassia is ICAgile Certified Professional in Program and Portfolio Management, Agile Project Management and Agile Team Facilitation. She is also certified as Professional Scrum Master (Scrum.org) and SAFe 4.0 Agilist.
If you have any questions, please contact
+49 176 49446954 or
info@agilelab.de