People will bring problems that keep them up at night to class. The following examples stand out:
Product Owners are behaving badly
A class participant explains that a Product Owner is not taking well to being coached on how to do their job. The appointed Product Owner might know the role but misunderstand it. They might not want, or can’t, do all of it. The Product Owner is showing signs of behaving badly.
Scrum isn’t working
Having worked with Scrum for a while, a participant claims that Scrum isn’t working. The person states that they believe in Scrum, and while following the framework as best they can, something doesn’t add up.
“They” don’t get it
Someone in the class questions management’s buy-in for moving to Scrum. Yet sponsors are investing in Scrum and Product Ownership. Among the reasons stated for investing are to address the problems of people not knowing what to do, and misunderstanding what management says.
What People Want From a CSPO Class
People are naturally looking for ways to solve their problems.
How to build more, at a faster pace
Attendees want Agile’s benefit of providing a faster time-to-market. If the development engine runs faster, teams will end up building more, in the same amount of time. Knowing how best to fuel the dev engine, attendees want to learn Product Owner responsibilities. They want “the Agile way” of writing requirements, and how to track progress against them.
Discover the one thing that will help it all
It is apparent that some attendees are looking for the one secret that if they knew, would solve everything. Logically understanding that there is no silver bullet, they are cultivating ideas from the class to find the one solution to the thing that keeps them up at night.