Date: 9-10 December, 2010
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Regular Price: AUD $1595 inc. GST
About the Course
The Product Owner role is critical to maximising Return on Investment from agile projects and is one of the most challenging and rewarding agile roles. Many Product Owners come from business areas of the organisation and have limited familiarity with elements of software development, project management and agile methods that are critical to success in the Product Owner role. For these reasons, it is vitally important that Product Owners gain a solid understanding of their role and responsibilities as well as the knowledge, skills and tools to work effectively with Scrum teams.
This course is most suitable for Product Owners and staff assisting with requirements (e.g. Business Analysts and Subject Matter Experts), solution architecture (e.g. Solution Architects and Tech Leads), planning and coaching (e.g. ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches).
Part A: Scrum Framework
"As a Product Owner, I want to understand the Scrum framework."
- Introducing Scrum
- The Empirical Journey
- Team and ScrumMaster
- Product Owner Role
- Defining "Done"
- Undone Work Debt
Part B: Activities and Interaction
"As a Product Owner, I want to known when and how I should interact with other participants."
- Product Backlog
- Constraint Stories
- Sprint Planning
- Sprint Review
- Scrum Values
Part C: Shaping the Product
"As a Product Owner, I want to shape my product in an agile way."
- User Roles
- User Stories
- Story Mapping
Part D: Release Management
"As a Product Owner, I want to manage releases using agile techniques."
- Release Planning
- Grooming the Product Backlog
- Agile Release Management
- Next Steps
About the Facilitators
This Certified ScrumMaster course will be jointly led by Simon Bennett and Rowan Bunning.
Simon Bennett has been in the Agile & Lean space for over a decade. Most recently as the Head of Lean Agile & Systems Thinking for EMC Consulting, Simon has been all of practitioner, coach & trainer serving additionally as the Product Owner for the popular TFS process template "Scrum for Team System", "Task Board for Team System" and the Microsoft Surface Planning Poker application.
Rowan Bunning is a pioneer of Scrum in Australia. He has a strong background in using Scrum with R&D-intensive product development and introducing it into organisations ranging from start-ups to global enterprises. With a technical background in web development, XML and Smalltalk, Rowan became interested in eXtreme Programming in 2001 and Scrum in 2003. He went on to become Australia's first Certified ScrumMaster and first Certified Scrum Practitioner. Having worked as an agile coach for one of Europe's leading Scrum consultancies, Rowan has built extensive experience leading, coaching, and training organisations in Scrum across Australasia.
Scrum WithStyle offers in-house training, agile coaching and consulting throughout Australia and New Zealand.
What others are saying about courses from Scrum WithStyle
“A great course. Excellent facilitation & presentation.”
- Project Manager, Workcover NSW
“Very insightful and enjoyable.”
- Analyst/Programmer, Agile Development Team, University of Sydney
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and thanks for facilitating it in such an agile and participative
- Portfolio Manager at a large local council
"Thank you again for the trainings. I am now more confident running the Scrum projects at work."
- Project Manager, RedHat Asia Pacific
"The course was very useful and has definitely helped me."
- Project Manager, Precision Admin/SunSuper
"Thank you very much for the opportunity to attend your training course. I throughly enjoyed it."
- Solutions Architect, Cordelta
“Myself and the 5 PO’s came away with some really useful methods for writing better stories. I’ll
keep an eye out for more of your courses.”
- Producer, The Creative Assembly
“Rowan did a great job and I think everyone concerned learned a great deal and had a good time
in the process. I definitely recommend getting an expert to come and help get things established if
you‚ are considering adopting an agile development approach.”
- Business Intelligence Project Manager, University of New England
Please select the "Register Now" button on the right to register online.
As the Scrum Alliance website says, “Students are expected to attend the CSM course with a working knowledge of Scrum. This knowledge can be obtained by reading books, articles, and web info about Scrum. Pre-reading material will provided approximately one week prior to the course.
Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love
by Roman Pichler, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2010.
Though each CSPO course varies depending on the instructor, all Certified Scrum Product Owner courses focus on Scrum from a product owner's perspective. Graduates will receive the CSPO designation. All CSPO course are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers.