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Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills

Live Virtual Class, December 14-15, 2023

Class Overview

Delivered over two half-days, students will be immersed in product backlog management practices.

Welcome to a comprehensive journey into Scrum's Product Backlog Management. This course is meticulously designed to equip participants with the expertise to understand their product's essence, master the Product Backlog, engage effectively with stakeholders, promote transparency, and make data-driven decisions. With sessions ranging from stakeholder motivations to the intricacies of the Product Backlog and empirical decision-making, attendees will gain invaluable insights, irrespective of whether they're Product Owners, Scrum Masters, or Product Managers.

Our curriculum, rooted in real-world scenarios, ensures immediate applicability in professional settings. Under the guidance of experienced Professional Scrum Trainers, participants will benefit from a globally consistent and high-calibre learning experience. Upon completion, attendees will be eligible for the Professional Scrum Product Backlog Mastery assessment, marking a significant milestone in their Scrum journey.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Product Essence Comprehension: Dive deep into the core of your product. Understand not just its features but its soul, its purpose. By the end of our sessions, you'll have a panoramic view of your product, its goals, and the strategic roadmap to achieve them.
  2. Product Backlog Proficiency: The Product Backlog is more than just a list; it's a strategic tool. Learn to craft, refine, and sequence it in a manner that aligns perfectly with your product's vision and stakeholder expectations.
  3. Stakeholder Engagement Mastery: Stakeholders are the compass by which a product navigates. Master the art of identifying, understanding, and communicating with them, ensuring their needs and insights are woven into the fabric of the Product Backlog.
  4. Championing Transparency: In Scrum, transparency isn't just a value; it's a guiding principle. Discover how to make your Product Backlog a beacon of clarity, ensuring all involved parties have a clear and unified vision.
  5. Empirical Decision-Making: In an ever-evolving market, decisions grounded in empirical data can be the difference between success and stagnation. Learn to harness this data, turning it into a competitive advantage.

Class Details



Delivery Method

Live Virtual Class
Time Zone: Europe/Brussels
Start/End Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Start: December 14, 2023
End: December 15, 2023

Class Format




More Information

 Delivered over two half-days, students will be immersed in product backlog management practices.

The Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills with Certification is delivered as a flipped learning experience divided into learning blocks, each with presentations and lectures in the form of videos, reading material, and writing activities that are provided for self-study complemented by 1/2 day live virtual sessions delivered online using Microsoft Teams and Mural.

Embark on a comprehensive exploration of Scrum's Product Backlog Management with our 'Professional Scrum Product Backlog Mastery' course. Designed as a traditional full-day or split into two engaging half-day sessions, this course promises to sharpen your skills in backlog refinement, stakeholder communication, and empirical decision-making. Whether you're delving into the Scrum world or seeking to enhance your existing knowledge, this course offers a perfect blend of theory and hands-on application, ensuring you leave with actionable insights and a deeper understanding of Scrum dynamics.

Session Overview

  • Session 1: Introduction to stakeholders, understanding their motivations, challenges, and aspirations.
  • Session 2: Exploring the philosophy and mechanics of the Product Backlog, understanding its significance as a strategic tool.
  • Session 3: Advanced techniques for Product Backlog refinement, ensuring agility and relevance.
  • Session 4: Principles of transparency and empiricism, leveraging data for informed decision-making.

Why us?

It takes a great deal of expertise, experience, and commitment to master Scrum and that's why naked Agility are so selective when it comes to selecting and partnering with Professional Scrum Trainers from around the world.

In this short video, Martin Hinshelwood - CEO of NKD Agility and Professional Scrum Trainer - explains how Scrum trainers are selected and why the process is so rigurous.

About NKD Agility

Naked Agility is an agile consultancy specialising in Scrum training, agile coaching and agile consulting to help teams evolve, integrate, and continuously improve. We recognize the positive impact that a happy AND inspired workforce can have on customer experience, and we actively help organizations to tap into the power of creative, collaborative, and high-performing teams that is unique to agile and scrum environments. If you are interested in agile training, visit If you have identified the need for agikle coaching and agile consulting, visit We would love to work with you.

Learning Experience

  • Learning ExperienceDelivered as intensive consecutive full-days or non-consecutive half-days over one to two weeks!
  • The League of Extraordinary Lean-Agile Practitioners - We are providing a Lean-Agile Community in Mighty Networks that anyone can join and participate in the conversations. If you attend a class with us, you will get access to additional extraordinary content. Join Today! 
  • 1-hour Coaching Session - Every student gets a 1-hour complimentary remote Coaching Session with your trainer, worth £200, to help you integrate concepts into your context (at a mutually agreeable time following the course). Use it for a 1on1 session, a group session with your team, or a chat with your leadership. 
  • Learning Review - Regardless of the outcome of your assessment, you get additional 1-on-1 help to focus your learning in the form of a 30 Minute Assessment Review worth £100

Discounts & Concessions

  • Alumni Discount of 30% - Have you been through a class with us before? As an Alumni, you get a 30% discount on all of our classes. Combine with our generous 20% Credit per Referral program.
  • Under / un-employed Program - Are you underemployed? Our Retraining Program provides favourable payment plans for those not currently working. Pay a 30% deposit now and the rest when you are working.
  • Unlimited Reruns for 70% discount - Reruns allow you to participate in a class you have already taken for any reason at a low cost. Have you participated in this class with us or an equivalent from another vendor? We are intent on enabling your continuous learning, so we offer you a Rerun discount of 70% to retake it with our trainers. Contact us with proof of participation in a previous class to claim your discount. For classes from another trainer, please provide your Profile URL showing that associated class. For Scrum Alliance, you will need to provide a receipt. Not sure? Contact us for a chat.
  • 20% Credit per Referral - Our Advocates Program allows you to earn 20% for each referral as a credit for future classes! This is a cash equivalent, so it can be added to any other discount. Combine with other coupons and discounts, like the Alumni Discount of 30%
  • Supporting the World with Dynamic Pricing - We want to support the world and provide access to our class for everyone regardless of their socioeconomic region or corporate status. Based on your socioeconomic region around the world, you can get a rate for our services that meets your needs. This applies to both corporate and consumer rates. Your market will be selected, and any concessions will be applied automatically initially by geolocation, then by billing address.
    • Primary Market – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
    • Secondary Market – All countries not listed as primary.
    • Tertiary Market – Africa & India.
    • Charity/Non-Profit Market – If your organisation is a registered charity or a non-profit,, please get in touch.

Our Customers

naked Agility has worked with many customers over the years, and while we sometimes do longer engagements, we often work in short-term consulting with big impact. 

  • Medical/Healthcare - Genus Breeding Ltd, Alignment Healthcare, Healthgrades, ALS Life Sciences, Illumina, Philips, Milliman, Bistech
  • Technology/Professional Services - Microsoft, Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG), New Signature, Workday, Lean SA, Capita Secure Information Solutions Ltd, NIT A/S, Xceptor – Process and Data Automation, Akaditi, SuperControl, Trayport, Slicedbread, Freadom, Flowmaster (a Mentor Graphics Company), Emerson Process Management, Big Data for Humans, Deloitte, Ericson
  • Banking/Finance - CR2, Qualco, Brandes Investment Partners L.P., Hubtel Ghana, Rabobank International, Sage
  • Military/Airpospace - Royal Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Teleplan, Boeing
  • Government - Department of Work and Pensions (UK), Ghana Police Service, Higher Education Statistics Agency, Nottingham County Council, Washington Department of Transport, Washington Department of Enterprise Services, New Hampshire Supreme Court
  • Maritime - Kongsberg Maritime, DFDS
  • Other -, Graham & Brown, Boxit Document Solutions, ProgramUtvikling, Jack Links, Slaughter and May, Schlumberger

Official Suppliers of:

Microsoft | NHS Scotland


Join us for a virtual experience via Microsoft Teams and Mural!

Virtual Classroom Details

  • Each session lasts between 60-75 minutes with short breaks of 5-10 minutes.
  • We've chosen not to record the workshop to foster an open environment.
  • We cap our workshop at 12 participants for a more intimate experience.
  • Tools you'll be using: Microsoft Teams, Mural, and Mighty Networks.
  • Online learning is almost on par with in-person sessions. Just remember, collaborating online might take a tad longer.

Golden Rules

  • Keep those cameras and mics on.
  • Punctuality is key.
  • No multitasking with meetings, calls, or emails during sessions.
  • Stay aware and let others have their moment.
  • Stick to the agenda. If you need extra guidance, there's a free coaching session for each participant.

Inclusive Features

  • Live captions are available in any language supported by Microsoft Teams for our hearing-impaired friends and those who need a little extra help.
  • After the class, join the "naked Agility with Martin Hinshelwood Community" to connect with like-minded individuals.

Payment & Cancellation

  • Payment is upfront, with no exceptions.
  • UK clients, please note there's an additional VAT.
  • We're not liable for any costs from cancellations or rescheduling.
  • We need a certain number of participants to run the class.
  • Rarely, courses might be cancelled due to insufficient participants. We're not responsible for any related costs.
  • You can cancel up to the online ticketing deadline. Refunds might have some deductions.
  • Postponing? Give us at least three business days' notice. Otherwise, it's considered a cancellation with no refund.
  • Electronic manuals and assessment fees are covered. Physical manuals? Not so much.

Setting Up Your Virtual Space

Participating in virtual classes requires some prep. Here's what we recommend:

  • Equipment: A computer that can run Mural and a device for Microsoft Teams. Multiple monitors are a plus but not a must.
  • MS Teams: Install it from here. It's best to use the app on Mac, Windows, or mobile rather than the web interface.
  • Appearance: We've seen it all - shadows, half-faces, up-nose, and more. Being visible and present is crucial. Think of how you'd present yourself in a physical meeting.
  • Camera: A good quality one is essential. The Elgato Facecam comes highly recommended.
  • Lighting: Ensure you're well-lit. Consider getting a face light, especially if you're in darker environments.
  • Microphone: Laptop mics aren't the best. Consider investing in a quality one, like the Elgato Wave or Yeti Blue Microphone. Use Krisp Noise Canceling to prevent background noise.
  • Background: A wall behind you works best if you're using a virtual background. Curious about my background? Just ask!
  • Attire: Wear what makes you comfortable. Whether it's formal wear, casuals, or even jammies, as long as it's appropriate, you're good to go.

Remember, the key is to be present and engaged. Let's make the most of this virtual experience together!