Certified Scrum Product Owner
Agile Learning Labs CSPO in Silicon Valley
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.
A class for geeks and non-geeks, taught by a former product owner. Chris Sims is the author of The Elements of Scrum. Early bird and group discounts available. This workshop is worth up to 17 PDUs (see below) through the Project Management Institute (PMI) for Project Managers working on maintaining their PMP® credential.
Not Your Grandma's Scrum Class
Who wants to snooze through 14 hours of PowerPoint?
Not all Certified Scrum Product Owner courses are created equal. With Agile Learning Labs, you will participate in project simulations and game-based learning exercises, so you can learn by doing.
Chris Sims has played most roles on a scrum team at various times, including product owner. He also has a technical background, so he can help bridge the gap for students who may not be fluent in geek-speak.
Chris is famous for his unique style of teaching through innovative games and simulations--in fact, the entire class is run using the tools and techniques you'll be studying, so you'll have completed an actual scrum project by the time you graduate. You'll also come away with a list of "Aha!" moments as long as your arm, all of which will be things you discovered yourself, while actually doing scrum.
Every student takes home a copy of Chris' book, The Elements of Scrum, which is used as a textbook in colleges and by other scrum trainers. You can read the first chapter, A Week In The Life of a Scrum Team online, or check out the five-star reviews on Amazon.
Testimonials from past participants:
"You hit all the marks in terms of the environment you set up, the level of student participation, the relevance of the material, the practicality, and the sheer enjoyment of learning. I hope we meet again in a training or workshop soon."
“The teaching style is interactive, which facilitates the learning process. Never a dull moment!”
“This CSPO workshop takes the essence of Scrum and makes it easy to understand for a new product owner.”
“I strongly recommend this class for these three reasons:
- Industry experience of the instructors.
- Answering questions by bringing real stories as examples.
- Structure and amazing preparedness.
This class is top notch.”
Two Hours of Free Coaching Included
We want you to succeed, and we've found that the best way to help you do that is to follow up with a visit to where you live. So graduation entitles you to two hours of an Agile Learning Labs coach's time. You can use this for a personal coaching session, or if you're fired up and want to spread the love to the folks back home, we can come into your company and deliver a two-hour brown bag presentation on any number of topics.
Many of our students are members of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and are interested in claiming Professional Development Units (PDUs) or contact hours. When you combine the 15 hours of classroom instruction with the two hours of free coaching, you are eligible to receive a whopping 17 PDUs or contact hours, and we'll give you everything you need to claim them.
PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
28-29 Nov 2011
Redwood City, CA
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
Relax, this is Agile Learning Labs, not Dunder Mifflin or Initech. We'll be wearing jeans, and you can be, too.
What should I bring?
Just yourself. You don't need a laptop, although you are free to bring one.
When do we start and end each day?
The classroom opens at 8:30 AM each day and class will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. We will end at 5:00 PM each day.
Will there be food?
We'll be providing a non-sugary breakfast, lunch, all-day beverages and snacks both days. Vegetarian options will be available, and you are also welcome to bring in your own food.
Will I be able to check email?
Yes, there will be wifi.
Is there something I should read before the workshop?
When you take any Agile Learning Labs scrum certification class, you will receive a bound copy of Chris' book, The Elements of Scrum on the first day of class. This book is a field guide to the real-world application of scrum. We recommend you prepare for the workshop by reading the first chapter online: A Week in the Life of a Scrum Team.
I'm an introvert who is not so big on the whole audience participation thing. Will this class make me uncomfortable?
Participation in any physical exercise is of course optional--in fact the role of "observer" is quite valuable, so feel free to participate at your ability and comfort levels. Remember, it's the software industry, so you won't be the only introvert in the room.
Do you offer a guarantee?
We guarantee our services unconditionally. If you aren't satisfied, we aren't either, and we'll work with you to make it right, up to and including your money back.
What is your refund policy?
We offer a full refund, at any time, for any reason--so if you've got the flu, don't feel you have to drag yourself to class.
What if I have more questions?
Feel free to email us at email@example.com.
What we'll cover
Our approach to training is modular and highly adaptable to all levels of experience (we find that scrum veterans and newbies always learn a great deal from each other). We cover the basics, and usually have time to get through an advanced topic or two that the group finds most compelling. Modules in this course include:
- Scrum Roles, Rhythms, and Rituals
- User Personas
- User Stories
- Tools, such as Kano Analysis, for prioritizing user stories
- Paper Prototyping
- Story Sizing and Estimation
- Acceptance Criteria
- Release Planning
- Iteration Planning
- Backlog Creation and Grooming
- Story Mapping
- How to steer a successful agile product release
- Scaling Scrum
For more details about our highly customizable, modular approach to training visit the Agile Learning Labs website.
Our curriculum in appropriate for both technical and non-technical people, including:
- product owners
- product managers
- business analysts
- user experience professionals
- scrum masters (including Certified ScrumMasters)
- C-level executives
- anyone who gathers requirements or sets product direction