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Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills

Live Virtual Class, November 5-6, 2024

Class Overview

Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills

Elevate Your Product Backlog Management Skills! 

The Product Backlog is an emergent, ordered list of what is needed to improve the product. It is the single source of work undertaken by the Scrum Team. It changes constantly and requires a Product Owner to consider many options when adding to it, deleting from it, updating it, and ordering it. 

Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills™ is an interactive course designed to help Scrum practitioners improve their ability to manage all aspects of the Product Backlog and stakeholder communication. 

Course Overview

In this two half-day skills-building course, participants will learn techniques and methods to manage a Product Backlog that clearly expresses the future vision of the product and brings transparency to what is most valuable for the Scrum Team to work on to delight stakeholders and customers. They will get hands-on experience with refinement techniques such as decomposing and slicing Product Backlog Items, and address how simplicity can cure complicated and complex Product Backlogs. 

Students will be able to connect the Product Goals they are investing in to the work being done as well as how to understand and manage their relationships with the stakeholders involved.

Course Agenda

  • Understand your stakeholders. Dive deep into the art of understanding your stakeholders' problems, needs, pains, and gains and learn how to engage with them throughout the product development lifecycle effectively.
  • Defining your Product Backlog. Craft a compelling Product Backlog to help define and communicate your product's future. Learn how a Product Goal can help your Product Backlog emerge. Learn how various decomposition levels that can impact your Product Backlog items and practical techniques for capturing item detail.
  • Product Backlog refinement. Master the art of refining your Product Backlog, ensuring you’re always ready for Sprint Planning. Learn slicing techniques to help you and your teams maximize the value they deliver every Sprint.
  • Creating transparency. Learn to bring clarity and shared understanding to your Product Backlog through tools such as a Product Roadmap, making it easier for your teams and your customers to know what’s coming next.

High-Level Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to understand the importance of using a Product Goal and define your Product, user roles and personas, Product Roadmap, and the Product Backlog Items that will achieve the value you’re seeking. Join us and bring order to your Product Backlog.

  • Apply practical techniques you can apply immediately after the course to create, refine, and order your Product Backlog.
  • Identify and effectively communicate with stakeholders.
  • Capture your stakeholder’s needs on a Product Backlog and keep your Scrum Team aligned with customer needs.
  • Find better ways to make your Product Backlog more transparent.
  • Use empiricism as a competitive advantage.


All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills assessment. PSPBMS class participants who attempt the PSPBMS assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

PSPBM Skills Badge selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Each instructor lends his or her individual experience and expertise to the course, but all students learn the same core content. This improves their ability to pass the Professional Scrum Master assessments and use Scrum in the workplace.

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for students currently working as Product Owners and looking for practical ways to manage their Stakeholders and Product Backlog. The Product Backlog Management course is for:

  • Professionals interested in learning essential Product Owner practices
  • Product Owners looking to understand their customers and stakeholders better
  • Scrum Masters wishing to be effective coaches to Product Owners will also find valuable insights in this course
  • Product Managers and Business Analysts looking to improve their Product Backlog management skills

No prior certifications or courses are required.

Class Details



Delivery Method

Live Virtual Class
Time Zone: America/New York
Start/End Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Start: November 5, 2024
End: November 6, 2024
2 half-days

Class Format



Scrum On

Registration & Price

Price: USD 795
Early Bird Price: USD 695 (until October 22, 2024)

Group discounts for 3 or more students; for prices email