Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO)

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.

International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) is an international consortium for Agile development. The consortium's activities include:
  • Developing Agile training plans and programs;
  • Accrediting training organizations;
  • Organizing accreditation of courses to support Agile education.
    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
    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.
    What you get as a participant
    16 hours of training
    The program consists of 2 days of intensive training.
    Lunches and coffee breaks
    Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the cost of the training. A vegetarian menu is also available.
    ICP-APO Certificate
    Participants who actively work throughout the training receive an ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO) international certificate and a personal profile on
    After training support
    At the end of the training, each participant is invited to a closed group on Slack, where they can ask the trainers any questions, as well as learn about exclusive offers.
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