Certified Scrum Product Owner
Passionate Product Ownership
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 MasterClass combines the best of Scrum and Agile thinking with solid product management and user experience design practice.
Passionate Product Ownership goes beyond the standard 2-day course, to an experience that will expose you to new ways of thinking and working. You'll leave with tools that help you make better choices about what software to build, and ways to plan and execute software delivery that speeds learning and time to market.
What's taught in Passionate Product Ownership is based on the underlying philosophy that you should:
Judge the success of your process based on the satisfaction of your users and customers with your product.
You'll learn new concepts and practices!
This course covers concepts and practices you won't find in other courses such as:
Using a team-based approach to product ownership.
Effective collaboration and facilitation skills including techniques for shared problem solving and creating shared ownership.
User-centric practices from the user experience design communities to envision the software from the user's perspective.
Outcome-centric design and planning to maximum benefit from the minimum amount of software built.
Emphasis on product discovery to learn quickly and collaboratively what should be built. You'll learn how to structure and facilitate an initial discovery or "sprint 0" phase to build your backlog and plan incremental releases.
Design thinking approaches that emphasize problem understanding, ideation, iteration and plans that maximize learning and feedback.
Innovative emergent best practices in agile product design including:
You'll take away material that helps you keep learning:
In two days you'll be exposed to a huge number of concepts and practices, but as you start to make use of them you'll need more. Printed articles, handouts, quick-reference guides and a great book on product management help you continue learning long after the class.
Take-home material includes:
13-14 Dec 2012
AUD $1870 inc GST
ABOUT Your MasterClassTrainer:
You'll learn using hands-on collaborative practice:
- Understand the responsibilities of product ownership along with process and practices that help them fulfil those responsibilities.
- Learn and practice new techniques for creating and prioritising the product backlog and envisioning the product.
- Understand how to engage in product ownership by leveraging a product team and collaboration with the whole team, users and stakeholders.
- Leave with a healthy understanding of what it takes to create successful products.
Automatic Scrum Product Owner Certification
To receive the certification, you need only attend the course. Participant's names will be registered with the Scrum Alliance where their status will be maintained and publicly visible.
This course contains all the necessary instruction to qualify participants to become Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPO). The certification is given and the status maintained by the Scrum Alliance (www.scrumalliance.org). This certification is the first step in a series of Scrum certifications.
|Your trainer, Jeff Patton, is a Certified Scrum Trainer, and winner of the Agile Alliance's 2007 Gordon Pask Award for contributions to Agile Development from the
Members of the PMI (Project Management Institute), and IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) may also register for 14 PDUs (Professional Development Units) of credit for attending this course.
Day 1: Product Ownership, Product Team and Product Discovery
The Agile & Scrum Foundation
- Agile & Scrum values & principles.
- The essential Scrum process.
- Product management, product engineering and project management.
- The product team.
- The product owner's process.
- Collaborative workshops and facilitation.
- Problem analysis and solution definition.
- Planning product discovery.
- Project chartering.
Identifying Business Value
- Synthesising business strategy as measurable product goals.
- The revenue model.
- Lightweight personas.
- User research.
- User collaboration.
Creating the Product Backlog
- User stories.
- User story mapping.
- User scenarios.
Day 2: Planning, Delivering and Improving
Planning Valuable Product Releases
- Minimal marketable feature and minimal viable product.
- Incremental release planning.
- Creating a release roadmap.
Envisioning the User Experience
- Sketchboard and design studio for collaborative UI envisioning.
- User experience story boards.
- UI framework & patterns.
Products Success Sprint by Sprint
- Iterative and incremental strategies.
- Opening, mid and end-game chess strategies.
- Story splitting and thinning.
- Subjective and objective quality.
Product Ownership and the Sprint Cycle
- Product team planning.
- User story workshops.
- UI design & user testing.
- Acceptance criteria workshops.
- Sprint planning.
- Working with the team.
- User story acceptance.
- Product review.
- Sprint retrospectives.
Product Ownership Variations & Scaling
- The chief product owner.
- Multiple teams.
- Lean thinking and the product portfolio.
- Those filling the Scrum Product Owner or Agile Customer role.
- The extended team of people supporting the product owner to identify and describe what to build.
- The people responsible for supporting effective process in their organisation.
While there may be a single person who has final say about product strategy and direction, it takes a product team to make sense of the requests, requirements, research, and hunches that lead to good product decisions. It takes a team to design and describe a product solution, and to validate that solution before, during, and after the delivery of working software. Lots of traditional roles act as part of a holistic product team including:
- Product Managers.
- Program Managers.
- Business Analysts.
- User Experience (UX) Practitioners.
- Architects and senior developers.
- QA and testers.
It takes focused attention to how we work to build great products. Those responsible for process health and improvement will get value from the in-depth understanding of product ownership. Those roles include:
- Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches.
- Project Managers.
- Process improvement specialists.
Some understanding of Scrum and Agile practices would be beneficial.