Certified Scrum Product Owner

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) - NYC

Organization

BigVisible Solutions

  • Course

    Date: 18-19 July, 2013
    Location: New York, NY, United States

    Regular Price: 1395

    Course Description

    66% of software features are rarely or never used. Making the right product decisions, building the right features, and incorporating feedback is the difference between building products that satisfy customers and building products that delight and engage them.

    As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to manage product requirements, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. One of the key roles in Scrum is that of Product Owner, the person tasked with setting and communicating the product vision, the one who ultimately determines what gets built.

    The BigVisible Certified Scrum Product Owner course is a 2-day, hands-on workshop, filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with Scrum. Our Certified Scrum Trainers are coaches first, which means that long after your course is over, we have the experience and expertise to provide ongoing support and assist you in implementing what you've learned.

    Our CSPO course offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the product owner role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a product owner with Scrum. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures, to hands-on exercises and interactive games. Each person will leave this course empowered with practical, applicable advice and skills they can apply to their own projects and teams.

    Course Benefits

    Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following benefits:

    • Eligibility for the CSPO
    • Ability to apply for 1 PDU per contact hour with the Project Management Institute
    • Satisfaction of two-thirds of the 21 required training contact hours for the PMI-ACPSM (Agile Certified Practitioner) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam

    Why a BigVisible Course?

    BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we understand the challenges organizations face at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum.

    Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization. In addition to this quality training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what you’ve learned, you can call on us.

    Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can help you.

    About the Instructor

    Mike Dwyer is a Principal Agile Coach at BigVisible Solutions, working with IT organizations as they adopt agile and Lean methods. He has extensive experience as a manager, a coach, and consultant transforming high growth organizations into hyperproductive agile organizations.

    Mike brings over 30 years experience managing teams in manufacturing, support, Information Technology, and new product development. He is a well known and respected contributor to the Scrum, agile, and Lean software community. He is also founded 3SidedCoin, an agile innovation company, where he developed his ground-breaking work bringing agility to operations and support. Mike has an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and an undergraduate degree from Clark University.

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    Additional Information

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    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.

  • Details

    Date: 18-19 July, 2013
    Location: New York, NY, United States

    Venue:
    New York City Seminar and Conference Center
    71 W, 23rd Street
    New York, NY 10010 United States
    http://agile-training-scrum-product-owner-nyc-july-2013-srch.eventbrite.com

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    Regular Price: 1395

    Notes

     

    Can I buy a seat with a Purchase Order?
    Yes, we will accept purchase orders. Please email us at Training@BigVisible.com to arrange for payment via a purchase order. Unfortunately, due to the timing of payments, we can not extend the "Early Bird" discount to individuals or groups paying by purchase order.

    Do I get a copy of the slides for a class I take?
    All participants will get a printed copy of the slides on the day they show up for a class.

    Do classes count as credit for Professional Development Units (PDUs) for Project Management Professionals (PMPs)?
    Yes, our classes are relevant to the project managers and eligible for PDUs. BigVisible is a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the PMI. The general guidance is that every hour of relevant content within a class counts for a PDU, as such, a 2 day class would count for 16 PDUs.

    How do I get my certificate and who issues it?
    Students taking classes offering a Scrum certificates (Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Product Owner), will receive their certifications from the Scrum Alliance. Included in these classes is a one year membership with the Scrum Alliance. Shortly after completion of the class, participants will get an email from the Scrum Alliance indicating they are no members. This membership includes access to exclusive content and the ability to print a copy of any Scrum certificates they have achieved.
     

    What are the benefits of taking a class to learn about Agile & Scrum as opposed to simply
    Reading a book or other sources of written information about Agile & Scrum are valuable resources and we strongly encourage potential students to leverage these resources. Our training classes are designed to reinforce concepts with in depth simulations and robust discussion. All of our course blend lecture, practice, and reflection. This allows participants to gain a much more profound understanding of the subject matter.

    What do I need to bring to a class?
    Our classes are designed to be a stand-alone experience and do not require participants to bring anything to a class other than an open mind and willingness to learn and perhaps something to take notes.

    What time do classes start and how long do they go each day?
    Unless otherwise stated, all of our classes begin at 8:30 and run to 5:00 PM, local time. Classes generally include a break for lunch around noon, as well as a brief break in the morning and afternoon.

    What happens if a class is cancelled?
    In the case that a class is canceled by BigVisible, participants are entitled to transfer to another class or receive a full refund at their discretion.

    What is the cancellation policy for a seat I've already purchased?
    Public training participants who cancel their registrations up to 30 days prior to the registered class will receive a full refund of the registration fees paid. In the event of a cancellation within 30 days of the scheduled class, registrants will receive a credit towards a future class. If a cancellation is made within 14 days of the scheduled class, the participant will be charged a 30% cancellation fee and the remaining registration fee will be credited towards a future class. Cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice prior to a class start, or registered participants who do not attend the training without providing prior notice, will be not be eligible for a refund or credit and will be charged the full amount of the registration. All cancellation requests must be made via email to training@bigvisible.com . BigVisible reserves the right to amend this policy at any time as well as review cancellation requests on a case-by-case basis in the event of family or health emergencies, hardship cases etc.

    What is the average size of a class?
    Our goal is to keep classes large enough that there is meaningful interaction among participants, but small enough so that everyone gets the attention of the instructor. Generally speaking, we aim to keep most classes sized between 8 and 16 participants. We do cap classes at 25 participants.

     

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Learning Objectives

    Courses typically run from 8:30am to 5pm, though the exact hours may vary. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided and are included in the course price. These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates. 

     

    CSPO course covers a broad range of topics, including:

     

    • Scrum Overview
      • Value and Principles
      • Roles and Responsibilities
      • Scrum Lifecycle
      • Scrum Artifacts
      • Scrum Meetings
    • The Product Owner Role
      • Responsibilities and Accountability
      • Role During Lifecycle
    • Requirements and the Product Backlog
      • Building a Product Backlog
      • User Roles and Personas
      • Exercise: Identify and Define User Roles
      • Writing User Stories
      • Acceptance Criteria
      • Story Workshops
      • Exercise: User Story Writing
      • Story Aggregation and Decomposition
      • Non-Functional Requirements
      • Spikes and Special Stories
    • Prioritization
      • Value Assessment
      • Risk-Based Prioritization
      • Exercise: Risk-Value Prioritization
      • Kano Analysis
      • Theme Screening
      • Relative Weighting
      • Exercise: Backlog Prioritization
      • Minimal Releasable Features (MRF)
    • Estimation
      • Approaches to Estimation
      • Analogous Sizing
      • Exercise: Analogous Sizing Exercises
      • Planning Poker
      • Exercise: Estimating with Planning Poker
    • Planning
      • Product Roadmap
      • Exercise: Top-Down Release Roadmap
      • Velocity-Driven Release Planning
      • Fixed-Schedule Planning
      • Updating the Release Plan
      • Exercise: Release Planning Exercises
      • Sprint Planning
    • Reporting
      • Sprint Burn-Down
      • Release Burn-Down
      • Release Burn-Up

     

  • Who Should Attend

     

    This class focuses on the role of business user, liaisons, and product owners in looking to identify and deliver products with clear and valuable functionality.  It is appropriate for anyone considering the following questions:

    • What is Scrum and how does it fit within the larger body of "Agile" process, values & frameworks?
    • How does Scrum address the common challenges of change, budget constraints, and quality that are paramount to any IT project?
    • What is the role of the Product Owner within Scrum?
    • How does a Product Owner best partner with a development team to collaborate towards building a high quality product?
    • How does a Product Owner manage and communicate the scope and vision of a product?
    • How does a Product Owner best take advantage of the iterative, incremental nature of Scrum to deliver value sooner?