Date: 30 June - 1 July, 2011
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Regular Price: $1595 inc. GST
About the Course
Dates: 30th June - 1st July in Sydney CBD
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, Business Owners, Producers, business-focused Project Managers and staff assisting with requirements and their priority (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).
This course is taught by two highly experience Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer, Simon Bennett and Rowan Bunning.
Simon Bennett has over 20 years real-world experience in software and hardware development, and Chair of the Product Owner Panel at the Munich Scrum Gathering. From 2008 through 2010 Simon was also the Product Owner for the Scrum for Team System TFS process template.
Simon has considerable experience in organisational agile adoption, large scale Scrum and using Scrum in an offshore environment, as well as successfully blending Scrum with other methods including UCD. Over the last 12 years have been focused on using Agile frameworks and methods including Scrum, XP, Crystal & Kanban. His wealth of experience and passion for Product Ownership brings a unique depth and flavour to the course, as students will learn from real world case studies rather than only theory and simulations.
Rowan Bunning is a pioneer in Australia of the Scrum agile project management approach. With a background in web and object-oriented software design, Rowan was first introduced to agile as "the way good Smalltalkers develop software". Rowan became Australia's first Certified Scrum Practitioner and Certified Scrum Trainer. He has built extensive experience training, coaching and leading Agile adoptions across Australia, New Zealand, the U.K, and Ireland and has worked as an Agile Coach and ScrumMaster at one of Europe's leading agile consultancies. Rowan is a PRINCE2® Practitioner, is Cognitive Edge accredited and is a trained Innovation Games® facilitator.
Part A: Scrum Framework
Story: "As a Product Owner, I want to understand the Scrum framework so that I can work in harmony with it."
- Introducing Scrum
- The Empirical Journey
- Team and ScrumMaster
- Product Owner Role
- Defining "Done"
- Undone Work Debt
Part B: Activities and Interaction
Story: "As a Product Owner, I want to known when and how I should interact with other participants so that I can keep on top of my day-to-day work."
- Product Backlog
- Constraint Stories
- Sprint Planning
- Sprint Review
- Scrum Values
Part C: Shaping the Product
Story: "As a Product Owner, I want to shape my product in an agile way to help ensure that we build the right thing."
- User Roles
- User Stories
- Story Mapping
Part D: Release Management
Story: "As a Product Owner, I want to manage releases using agile techniques to help me maximise Return on Investment."
- Release Planning
- Grooming the Product Backlog
- Agile Release Management
- Next Steps
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 way."
- 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
For more testimonials see: scrumwithstyle.com/testimonials
Please select the "Register Now!" button on the right to register online.
An early bird price of $1495 inc. GST is available if you register by Friday 17th June.
$1595 inc. GST from 18th June onwards.
A discount of $100 per person is available when 3 or more participants from the same organisation are registered as a group.
- two full days training with a highly experienced agile practitioner
- printed handouts and worksheets
- a letter of course completion that may be submitted to your employer and/or a professional body (PMI/ACS) for PDUs
- full catering during the course including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- access to online electronic resources following the course
- 2 years membership with the Scrum Alliance
This price per seat includes 2 full days of training, full catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea), printed handouts and 2 years membership with the Scrum Alliance.
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.