Certified Scrum Product Owner
Taught by the co-author of the "Scrum Primer" and VP of Product organisations
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.
This two-day Product Owner certification course provides everything you need to work effectively with a Scrum team. On completion, participants are registered as Certified Product Owners (CPOs), which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, (www.scrumalliance.org) where valuable materials and information are available exclusively to CPOs.
Upon successful completion of this course, each participant will be enrolled as a Certified Product Owner, which includes a one-year Scrum Alliance membership, where additional ScrumMaster and Product Owner material and information is available.
Attendees will be served lunch, morning and afternoon team and receive a bound copy of the training materials.
You will learn the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, how to maximise value for the business, how your role will interact with Agile teams and how the organisation can support the Product Owner. The class is extremely pragmatic, through a combination of theory and hands-on exercises, participants will learn how to effectively manage and prioritize product backlogs, plan releases and sprints, track and report progress, quantify value and scale Scrum to program-level efforts.
Product ownership is one of the most difficult and critical roles in Scrum. While the role responsibilities of the product owner can be described simply enough, very little is said about the day-to-day practice for those filling the role. If you’re a new product owner, you’re likely wrestling with competing demands for time and information from your team, and stakeholders. You’re likely working long hours to try to keep up with work that’s different than anything you’ve done before.
The course emphasizes a product team based approach to product ownership. The time and expertise demands of product ownership make it difficult for a single person to meet all the demands. A product owner supported by a product team can more effectively make decisions and perform the necessary work to identify and describe valuable, usable and feasible software.
During the two days participants will learn about:
Identifying the sources of business value that drive feature prioritization
Understanding customers and users
Building a product backlog that helps understand the product and plan effective releases
Steering development tactically using iterative and incremental strategies
Collaborating with customers and users throughout the development process
This course fills in the missing process for those in product ownership. The simple Scrum model doesn’t mandate or describe the routine meetings, workshops, and methods of communication the typical product owner must use to initially understand and plan the development of the product, decompose and plan work for upcoming sprints, and keep visibility high with users and stakeholders. This course will describe a variety of process additions used by successful product owners.
This course is taught by a leading Agile trainer with decades of real-world industry experience at companies ranging from small businesses to the Fortune 100.
People filling the PO role: Business analysts, UX practitioners, product managers, business leaders and others responsible for filling the product owner role in Scrum and Agile processes.
People supporting the product owner: Business analysts, UX practitioners, product managers, business leaders and others who support product development by collaborating with users, business stakeholders, and subject matter experts to make decisions about what the product should be.
Product managers, portfolio managers, project managers, business stakeholders and others responsible for budgeting, scoping, and planning software projects seeking to understand a product team centric approach to product ownership
All team members seeking a deeper understanding of how great products are identified, planned, designed, and validated in an agile context
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Prerequisites: Past attendance in an agile development course, certified Scrum Master course, or past experience working within an agile development team is strongly recommended
Prior knowledge of Scrum and Agile methods is required. You should have attended the Certified ScrumMaster class and/or have actively worked on a Scrum team and have a good understanding of the basics. At a minimum attendees should read the Scrum Primer and Scrum Guide found at: http://www.agileleantraining.com/learn