Date: 12-13 February, 2014
Location: Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Regular Price: $1400
Early Price: $1200 expires 21 January, 2014
This class is taught by Jim York, one of the premier Certified Scrum Trainers in the world. Jim is also a Certified Scrum Coach, an expert in theory and practice, helping individuals and organizations implement Agile in the real world.
How do you go from the product vision to a product backlog? This interactive course teaches you the essential knowledge to work as a Product Owner in Scrum.
The Product Owner creates the product vision, sets the product goal, and leads the effort to transform the vision into a successful product. The Product Owner steers and guides the Scrum team, bridges the gap between customers, business and development, and is responsible for reaching the product goal and return on investment (ROI).
Through simulations, workshops and exercises, you will learn how you can leverage Scrum to optimize value creation and customer satisfaction. You will learn how to create a product vision, create and manage the product backlog, prioritize the product backlog, create a realistic release plan, and progressively refine requirements. As a Product Owner, your responsibility is to ensure value is delivered early and often. This course will provide you the knowledge and understanding to support, advocate, and implement incremental product delivery.
Scrum transforms the way work gets done, and the Product Owner plays a key role in transforming the business to support regular delivery of value to your customers.
Through a combination of immersive team-based learning, exercises, and real-world case studies, you will learn how to:
- Plan, initiate and lead a Scrum project
- Develop the initial Product Backlog
- Improve the identification of Business Value
- Establish a shared vision for the entire team
- Generate an agile release plan utilizing user stories and story point estimation
- Manage the Gap between customer expectations and the Team's ability to deliver
- Improve business value engineering
- Balance new features against digging out of technical debt
- Refactor the Product Backlog continuously
- Lead the Team and yet have the Team remain self-managing
- Work with Stakeholders to make them more effective
- Leverage the facilitation and leadership skills of the ScrumMaster
The topics covered include:
- Scrum Overview
- Roles and Responsibilities
- The Essential Product Owner
- Building the Product Backlog
- Creating and Maintaining the Release Plan
- Sprinting with the Team
- Scaling Strategies
- Metrics and Reporting
Attendees who successfully complete the 2-day class will receive a paid 2-year membership in the Scrum Alliance and will listed as Certified Scrum Product Owners by the Scrum Alliance.
Who is the class for?
The CSPO class is for Product Owners, product managers, project managers, customers, stakeholders, business analysts, financial analysts, and ScrumMasters. For anyone interested in working on or with a Scrum team in a business or customer-side role, this class is suited for you. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum Works. Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion, you will be prepared to plan your first (or next) sprint immediately after this class. And you will ready to be a strong Product Owner.
ScrumMasters need this class because they must coach Product Owners in these skills.
At what time does the class start and end each day?
The class starts promptly at 9:00 AM each day and ends at 5:00 PM.
Are meals and refreshments included?
The following meals and refreshments are included in your class fee:
- A continental breakfast at 8:30 AM
- A set lunch
- Coffee and tea at mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks
- Iced water all day
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For answers to your questions about the class, please call Melissa York at 703.771.8367 or melissa@FoxHedgeLtd.com.
What is the refund policy?
If YOU need to cancel within one week of the class, there is no refund. However, you may substitute another person to take your place in the class. Or, for a $200 fee, you can transfer to a future FoxHedge workshop. For a schedule of future workshops, please visit http://www.foxhedgeltd.com/training/.
If WE cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund.
How often have you cancelled a class?
FoxHedge has never cancelled a class. In the event that a situation beyond our control forces a cancellation, we will notify you through the contact information you provide with your registration and issue a full refund of any fees paid.
Can I get PDUs for this class?
PMPs can claim 14 PDUs for this class.
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.