Date: 21-22 October, 2010
Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Regular Price: AUD $1595 inc. GST
Early Bird Discount available until September 10.
About the Course
The Product Owner role is critical to maximising Return on Investment from Scrum projects and is perhaps the most challenging role to fulfill. Many Product Owners come from business areas of the organisation and have limited familiarity with software development and agile methods. 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.
Compared with the more frequently offered Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course, the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course is primarily concerned with agile management of scope, schedule, resources, quality and risk to maximise return on investment as is the role of the Product Owner. The practice level of the Scrum Framework is covered in depth as well as User Stories as a tool for requirements elicitation and communication. This course is most suitable for Product Owners and staff who support Product Owners with requirements, planning or coaching.
Initial Course Backlog
- Introducing Agile and Scrum
- Scrum Practices
- Scrum Tracking
- Scrum Risk Reduction
- Scrum Roles
- Product Owner Responsibilities
- Sprint Planning
- Sprint Review
- Defining “Done”
- Scrum Principles
- User Modelling
- User Stories
- Constraint Stories
- Prioritisation Techniques
- Release Planning
- Grooming the Product Backlog
- Conditions of Satisfaction
- Incremental Release Management
- Keeping your Product Healthy
- Portfolio Management
- Stakeholder Management
About the Trainer
This Certified ScrumMaster course was taught by Rowan Bunning. Rowan is a Certified Scrum Trainer® and a pioneer of Scrum in Australasia. With a background in application and web site development, product development and eXtreme Programming, Rowan became Australia's first Certified ScrumMaster and first Certified Scrum Practitioner®. He has built extensive experience leading, coaching, and training organisations in Scrum across Australasia and Europe, including with one of the U.K.’s leading Scrum consultancies.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer he has a fantastic track record for running comprehensive and high value Scrum courses. His offerings include the two day Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses with associated accreditations with the Scrum Alliance. He also offers one day courses on Effective User Stories and Agile Estimating and Planning as licensed from Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software - author of the most popular books on these topics. Rowan holds a Bachelors degree in Information Technology, is a PRINCE2™ Practitioner and is Cognitive Edge accredited.
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
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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.