ICAgile Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO)


ICAgile Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO)

Authors: Jeremy Jarrell, Tommy van Schaik, Casey Ayers

The ICP-APO is one of two certifications on the ICAgile Product Ownership Track. The certification focuses on value-driven product delivery, the accompanying mindset and key agile... Read more

What you will learn:

  • Product ownership as an agile discipline and craft
  • Skills and behaviors for Agile product ownership and product ownership
  • Seeking value
  • Discovery process
  • Continuous discovery of value


ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Fundamentals Path

ICAgile Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO)*

The ICP-APO is one of two certifications on the ICAgile Product Ownership Track. The certification focuses on value-driven product 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 objectives 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.

*This content was developed in alignment with the International Consortium for Agile's (ICAgile) Learning Outcomes for Agile Product Ownership. Upon successfully completing this path, participants are required to complete supplementary in-person training. Only participants who complete both paths are eligible for certification

Becoming a Great Product Owner

by Jeremy Jarrell

Aug 31, 2020 / 58m


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Have you ever wondered how you can communicate more effectively with your team? In this course, Becoming a Great Product Owner, you’ll learn how you can better collaborate with your team so you can be sure that you and your team are working together as effectively as possible.

First, you’ll learn the basics of Product Ownership and how your role as a Product Owner fits into the context of a broader agile team. Next, you’ll discover why the Product Owner is often the best suited in the organization to identify untapped opportunities to create business value as well as the importance of communicating those opportunities effectively to the rest of the organization. Finally, you’ll learn techniques for encouraging better communication and collaboration with your team, so you can be sure that the best ideas are always brought to the table.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Product Ownership needed to help your team bring the best possible product to market.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Building an Agile Foundation
  3. Encouraging Collaboration in Your Team
  4. Communicating across Your Organization

Understanding Your Product

by Tommy van Schaik

Oct 7, 2020 / 1h 46m

1h 46m

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As product owners, we are the link between the business and the development organization, and this role requires us to know every aspect of our product inside-out. In this course, Understanding Your Product, you will learn all the required skills to analyze and communicate all aspects regarding the product you are developing. First, you will look at the agile mindset that is required to make an objective analysis of all facets of your product. Second, you will focus on identifying and managing stakeholders. Finally, you will explore how to identify value and effectively communicate that with stakeholders of the product. By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to identify and analyze all aspects of your product, which are some of the core skills of an effective product owner.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Getting in the Right Mindset to Understand Your Product
  3. Identifying and Managing Your Stakeholders
  4. Determining Product Context and Scope
  5. Guiding the Value Discovery Process
  6. Including Risk and Quality as Part of the Value Proposition
  7. Roadmapping the Solution Value

Delivering Your Product to Market

by Casey Ayers

Sep 10, 2020 / 1h 36m

1h 36m

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As the saying goes, real artists ship. In this course, Delivering Your Product to Market, you'll learn what it takes for your Agile team to bring a product to life. First, you'll learn how value is defined, how we can break down and sequence our work to allow for incremental delivery, and how we can develop useful acceptance criteria. Next, you'll look at how feedback cycles and embracing change in the pursuit of value can help us determine when work should be considered complete. Finally, you'll explore how to capture important information related to your work on the product, use it to drive continuous improvement efforts, and apply it toward future endeavors. When you're finished with this course, you'll understand what it takes to move on from development, delivering your team’s hard work to those who can start benefiting from it.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Defining What Should Be Delivered
  3. Charting an Agile Path to Success
  4. Capturing Context for Future Benefit