Date: 26-28 March, 2013
Location: SIngapore, Singapore
Regular Price: 2200 SGD
About the Course
This three-day Certified Scrum Product Owner course covers the what, how and especially the whys of the Scrum framework for product development -- from the theory to practice. The course is structured around stories and discussions and is targetted to anyone who wants a deep understanding of Scrum from the Product Owner's perspective or anyone in an organization that will interact with Scrum Teams as a stakeholder or customer.
The course lasts 3 days from 9 to 18. The first day will cover the history of Scrum and it's origin, an overview of the Scrum framework, detailed discussion around Scrum roles, emperical process control, and key differences between Scrum and other ways of developing new products. It also contains common impacts to the larger organization. The second day will explore the practicalitys of day to day Scrum activities and answers the how-to aspects of Scrum. How to create a Product Backlog? How to plan? How to estimate? How to express product vision? How to scale? And so forth. The third day, based on the content covered in days 1 and 2 we will dig deep in to the Product Owner role and explore scenarios which will challenge Product Owners during transition to and utilization of the Scrum framework. After completing this three day course, participants should gain a deeper understanding of Scrum and, best of all, know what they're getting into! : )
Basic knowledge about Scrum is expected and some experience prefered. At minimum read the great introduction to Scrum:
the Scrum Primer
- History of Scrum
- Definition of Done
- Scrum Overview
- The Team
- The Product Owner
- The ScrumMaster
- Product Backlog
- Sprint Planning
- Daily Scrum
- Product Backlog Refinement
- Sprint Review
- Sprint Retrospectives
- Specialization and Scrum
- Expressing Product Vision
About the Instructors
Main instructor: Emerson Mills
I began my software development career in the CAD labs of the automotive industry in Detroit and spent most of my career working in Japan where many concepts that form the core of Scrum initially took root. I’ve worked in traditional Japanese firms, small startups, US Internet giants and Game studios collecting a wide variety of experience to drive my coaching and trainings.
My first experience with Scrum came at Amazon.com in Seattle where I initially opposed Scrum but soon grew interested in growing the implementation as the benefits to the organization and my team became increasingly obvious. After successfully completing a number of successful product launches with Scrum with Amazon in Seattle, I transitioned back to Japan with Amazon starting a ground up Scrum implementation in the mobile development team.
My next step was as CTO at Orinoco K.K. where I implemented a day one Scrum environment and used the company as a test bed for progressive agile techniques.
I'm one of the founding members of the Odd-e presence in Japan and focus on coaching and training teams and organizations in a wide number of industries across Asia.
Co-trainer: Mike Mallete
Mike Mallete was one-fifth of the global Agile Coaching team for the biggest multinational corporation in the travel industry. That particular team boasts of 50 years of combined experience in Agile Software Development -- having trained, mentored and coached over 100 member teams across four continents, from senior management to junior developers.
Aside from overseeing the consulting business of Orange and Bronze as Vice President for Consulting Services, he still actively trains and coaches dozens of teams from local and multinational companies. For both software engineering skills and technique, and Agile Software Development methodology.
He had been involved in various open source efforts, starting from his earliest open source project, S2PFace, in the early 2000's, up to his most current ones Grails SoundManager Plugin and Robot Framework Maven Plugin.
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.