Probably the primary focus element in Scrum is the Product Backlog. Get that right, and everything else becomes much easier. In this course, Introducing the Product Backlog, you will learn techniques for Product Backlog and Release management. First, you will discover the detail needed for Product Backlog Items and why Product Backlog Refinement is so important. Next, you will learn a number of techniques for managing the Product Backlog, including defining value, the user story template and Product Backlog ordering. Finally, you will explore how to manage Releases. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Product Backlog and Release Management needed to help you implement Scrum successfully.
Course Overview Hello. My name is Derek Davidson, and welcome to my course, Introducing the Product Backlog. I'm a professional scrum trainer with scrum.org, licensed to teach a range of professional scrum courses from foundations to advanced. In scrum, all of the work we do for our product is contained within the product backlog. Creating a high‑quality backlog is a major step towards delivering a successful product. In this course, we're going to look at some tried and trusted techniques for product backlog and release management that fit perfectly on the scrum framework. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include the creation of high‑quality product backlog items, how to estimate and agree value for product backlog items, calculating a return on investment to aid ordering of the product backlog, product backlog refinement, and how to and why use a release burnup chart. By the end of this course, you will have discovered some major techniques that enable successful management of the product backlog and release planning. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the content of the prior courses in this learning path. They introduce you to the foundational elements of scrum that are so important in aiding your understanding and application of scrum. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn techniques for product backlog management and release planning with the Introducing the Product Backlog course at Pluralsight.