Date: 1-2 March, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Regular Price: 1800
This course is sponsored by Scrum Inc. and will be taught by Jeff Sutherland, Co-Creator of Scrum, and Agile coach Scott Downey, owner of RapidScrum.com. While the Scrum Alliance provides a list of core concepts that must be covered in the class, each instructor creates his or her own material, allowing courses to differ based on the strengths, interests and experiences of the instructor.
You will learn the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, how to maximize value for the business, how your role will interact with Agile teams and how the organization can support the Product Owner. The class is extremely pragmatic, through a combination of theory and hands-on exercises, participants will learn how to effectively manage and prioritize product backlogs, plan releases and sprints, track and report progress, quantify value and scale Scrum to program-level efforts.
Product ownership is one of the most difficult and critical roles in Scrum. While the role responsibilities of the product owner can be described simply enough, very little is said about the day-to-day practice for those filling the role. If you’re a new product owner, you’re likely wrestling with competing demands for time and information from your team, and stakeholders. You’re likely working long hours to try to keep up with work that’s different than anything you’ve done before.
The course emphasizes a product team based approach to product ownership. The time and expertise demands of product ownership make it difficult for a single person to meet all the demands. A product owner supported by a product team can more effectively make decisions and perform the necessary work to identify and describe valuable, usable and feasible software.
During the two days participants will learn about:
- Identifying the sources of business value that drive feature prioritization
- Understanding customers and users
- Building a product backlog that helps understand the product and plan effective releases
- Steering development tactically using iterative and incremental strategies
- Collaborating with customers and users throughout the development process
This two-day Product Owner certification course provides everything you need to work effectively with a Scrum team. On completion, participants are registered as Certified Product Owners (CPOs), which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, (www.scrumalliance.org) where valuable materials and information are available exclusively to CPOs.
Participants will receive course materials for review at the start of the course.
Participants should read The Scrum Guide or The Power of Scrum, by Jeff Sutherland, before the class as we require you know the basic definitions of Scrum. Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books.
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.