Date: 16-17 June, 2011
Location: Vienna, Austria
Regular Price: € 1300
June 16 & 17, 2011, Vienna Austria
This course will be taught in English
€1300 Regular Pricing, €1200 Early Pricing (before 6 May 2011). More discounts available for people booking three or more people. All prices exclude VAT. Can cancel 21 days before class start date with no charges.
The Certified Scrum Product Owner Course is a two-day course which introduces the concepts of agile product management using the Scrum methodology. Why does this matter? The 2008 Standish Chaos study showed that 32% Succeeded of all IT projects had a cost overrun. Further, 24% Failed and 44% were challenged. It’s no wonder our customers are unhappy!
This course will provide you the tools, techniques and most importantly, the understanding needed to be an effective Scrum Product Owner.
Students will learn tried & true methods for building, managing and prioritizing the Product Backlog and ways to build a product roadmap for release planning. Successful participants will be listed as Certified Scrum Product Owners on the Scrum Alliance website.
- Overview of Scrum - We will review the Scrum framework, expanding on all elements of the framework.
- The Product Backlog - The Product Backlog is the key to any successful Scrum team. We will explore what comprises a good Product Backlog, techniques for managing it and what happens when it goes unattended.
- Stocking the Product Backlog - What elements make a good Product Backlog? What do we do with our users, and how do we handle technical stories? We go deep with ways to build a great product backlog to ensure a successful project.
- Prioritizing the Product Backlog - Having a prioritized Product Backlog is key if the team is to ensure their project is not in the 52% of projects that fail objectives. We will look at steps that can be used to ensure a prioritized backlog.
- Product Owner Responsibilities & Traits - Who can be Product Owner? Is it the Product or Project manager? We will expand on what the role of the Product Owner is and elements of great Product Owners worldwide.
- Release Planning & Management - Knowing when things should be done is key. Knowing how to figure this out is essential to a successful project. We explore estimation units and the various levels of plannig used in agile projects.
What People Are Saying
- "Though I knew much of the material, this reinforced the NEED to review and reflect with more knowledgeable people"
- "Enjoyed the examples from real life"
- "Best I've attended"
- "Really liked the exercises and found Scrum to be inspiring"
- "Really liked the pragmatic no BS presentation style. Greatly appreciated the messages and focus on the human factor side of Scrum"
- "Great course, very good teaching, will recommend to my peers"
- "This was a great course and I am super excited to implement"
About the Instructor - Mitch Lacey, PMP
Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer. Mitch has been managing projects for over twelve years and has numerous plan-driven and agile projects under his belt.
Mitch honed his agile skills at Microsoft Corporation, where he successfully released core enterprise services for Windows Live. Mitch's first agile team at Microsoft was coached by Ward Cunningham (creator of the wiki and co-creator of Extreme Programming), Jim Newkirk (creator of nUnit) and David Anderson (Kanban advocate).
While at Microsoft, he transitioned from Program Manager to Agile Coach, working hand-in-hand with groups throughout their transition to Agile practices. After Microsoft, Mitch was the Agile Practice Manager at Ascentium Corporation where he practiced agility on the projects he ran every day while coaching customers on agile practices and lessons on agile adoption worldwide.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Certified ScrumMaster courses, Agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs and white papers.
He is the author of “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing” presented and published at the Agile 2006 conference, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field” presented and published at the Fall 2007 PMI Global Congress in Atlanta, Georgia and "The Impacts of Poor Estimating - and How to Fix It" presented and published at the winter 2007 SQE Agile development conference in Orlando, Florida.
He has presented at Agile Alliance Agile 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 conferences, the 2008 Better Software Conference and the 2008, 2009 and 2010 SQE Agile Development Practices conferences as well as various other smaller conferences around the world. He was a reviewer and XR shepherd for Agile 2007, reviewer for 2008, stage producer for the Organization and Culture stage for Agile 2009 produced the Leadership and Organizations stage for Agile 2010. Mitch is producing the Leadership stage for Agile 2011 and presenting at SQE Better Software in June 2011.
Mitch is currently authoring a book targeting new Scrum teams on how to survive the first year of Scrum. The book will be published by Addison Wesley and is scheduled for publication in 2011.
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.