Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified Product Owner Training
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.
Scrum is the fastest growing Agile project management methodology. The success of an Agile team comes from their ability to stay focused around iterative development and incremental delivery. This course is structured to help you understand how to prioritize and control the requirements of an Agile Project as a Product Owner. The responsibility of an Agile Project falls in the hands of the Product Owner and the challenge becomes, how to evaluate and control delivery, communicate across delivery teams, and make the final decisions of when to approve requirements. The best Product Owners are committed to a strategy of constantly improving the software delivery cycle across the organization. With this certification course, the Product Owner learns how to plan for success.
This course presents that basics of Scrum and focuses on the responsibilities of the Product Owner role. We cover the framework from the PO perspective, emphasizing creation and management of the Product Backlog, Release Planning, Working with User Stories and working with the Team. Other topics include elaboration of User Stories, finding help outside the team and relationships with stakeholders. We touch on Agile approaches to gathering requirements and models for budgeting Agile projects.
This class is largely student driven. It is highly interactive and draws on techniques of Accelerated Learning. Come prepared to participate.
26-27 Aug 2010
San Mateo, CA
Marriott San Mateo
This class runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Lunch will be included.
Course attendees are encouraged to have basic knowledge of the Scrum process obtained from books, journal articles, and online content. Prior experience with Scrum a plus. The Scrum Guide is required reading. We highly recommend that you also read Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber.
About the Instructor
Roger Brown is an independent Agile Coach who provides training, consulting and coaching services in Agile software development areas including Scrum project management, enterprise agile adoption. Roger also does training and mentoring in agile engineering practices such as Test-Driven Development, automated acceptance testing and continuous integration. Roger is focused on helping companies and individuals find their own best approaches to the use of agile methods.
Roger has all of the certifications granted by the Scrum Alliance including Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Scrum Coach. He is a member of the Scrum Alliance, the Agile Alliance and the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN). Roger is a founding member and certification board member for the Certified Scrum Coach program.
Roger is a veteran software engineer, technical project manager and people manager. He has worked with both large and small companies in many industries. His work experience includes Dartmouth College, Vicinity Corporation, Microsoft and TeleAtlas.
"This is a must-have for someone struggling to introduce Scrum to their organization/team. One comes out so much richer with ideas and solutions. Kudos to Roger!" - Barclays Global Investors
"The CSM course exceeded my expectations for content, delivery, team dynamics, and fun! I thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from this experience!" - Anonymous
"Roger turned me from a skeptic to a firm believer in Scrum and Agile, eager to effect change in my organization" - Raptr Inc
"Roger made it fun to learn!" - Independent Consultant
- Product Ownership - the role, responsibilities and useful skills
- Principles of Scrum
- Building Blocks of Scrum
- Defining the Product
- Scrum Framework
- Creating the Backlog
- User Stories
- Prioritizing Stories
- Estimating Stories - How the Team does it
- Release Planning
- Working with the Team
- Planning the Sprint
- Backlog Grooming
- Sprint Completion
- Sprint Artifacts/Reporting
- Quality and Testing
- Scaling Scrum
Program Managers, Product Managers, Business Analysts and acting Product Owners - anyone involved in defining products to meet your organizational strategy.