Certified Scrum Product Owner
Passionate Product Ownership - A Certified Scrum Product Owner Course
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.
Product ownership is one of the most difficult and critical roles in Scrum
Are you a product owner struggling to find time to understand your role in a Scrum or agile process? Are you faced with competing demands from people both inside and outside of your team? Do you work with a hungry team eager for details on what’s in the next sprint? Does your team complain they never get enough of your time, while you work long hours trying to keep up?
While there are some real advantages to Scrum, product owners are often overwhelmed with the process and long for the days of their old process. If you’re struggling with any of these problems, this is the course for you.
This 2-day course is directed at helping you perform effectively as a Scrum product owner
In this information-packed course, expert agilista, and experienced product manager, Jeff Patton, will provide you with the core concepts and skills to work effectively as a Scrum product owner. Moving beyond just learning the Scrum role responsibilities, you’ll be exposed to proven practices for effectively fulfilling your responsibilities within a Scrum process framework.
Course Benefits and Practices
You’ll come away from this course learning how to work with your team and stakeholders to:
- Identify the business benefits to priorities
- Understand customers and users
- Build a product backlog
- Design the user interface
By leveraging the whole team, you’ll ease your workload, and help everyone else become active involved champions for a successful product – just like you are. You’ll learn:
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After this course you’ll be better at:
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1-2 Mar 2013
This course is different:
It’s about the product, not the process. Instead of focusing on filling process obligations, you’ll learn practices for identifying and steering the development of successful products. Scrum’s process obligations are relatively simple. Building confidence and clarity around product success simplifies meeting those obligations.
It’s about understanding product benefit, not just features. A product built on time with the required features doesn’t ensure success. You’ll see how to identify and steer product releases towards the desired benefit for your company, your customers, and your users.
It’s about customer experience. Product success is an outcome of a successful customer and user experience. You’ll learn practices for understanding and engaging your users and customers.
It’s about design thinking. You’ll see how great products don’t come from captured requirements, but from a deep understanding of the problems to be solved, and an effective approach to identifying and validating solutions. This is design thinking.
It’s about collaboration. The best products come from collaborative teams aligned around a common purpose. Effective collaboration doesn’t happen by accident. In this course, you’ll build the facilitation skills to get your entire team successfully collaborating with each other.
Day 1: Product Ownership, Product Team and Product Discovery
The Agile & Scrum Foundation
Identifying Business Value
Creating the Product Backlog
Day 2: Planning, Delivering and Improving
Planning Valuable Product Releases
Envisioning the User Experience
Products Success Sprint by Sprint
Product Ownership and the Sprint Cycle
Product Ownership Variations & Scaling
Reclaiming lost roles as valuable parts of the product ownership team
When adopting Scrum or agile processes, many traditional software development roles seem to fall through the cracks. If you’re a business analyst, user experience designer, or anyone focused on helping to determine what the right thing to build is, you might have found your role in Scrum uncertain in. Don’t despair. This course focuses on a team approach where a primary more strategic product owner is supported by a team of more tactical product owners that help carry the product from abstract vision to concrete detail. If you’re a BA or UX person, you fill this important tactical role and you’ll learn what you can do to make the product a success.
This class is for:
The stressed product owner: if you’re currently working as a product owner, or about to, this class will supply you with concepts and practice to help you confidently succeed.
The in-between team member: if you’re a business analyst or user experience person, your responsibilities may be a bit ambiguous. We’ll focus on your role as a product ownership team member handling day-to-day tactical product ownership.
The product inventor: if your passion is creating great products, then you’ll learn many valuable practices to help you do that inside a Scrum process framework.
The Scrum and agile coach: if you’re focused on helping product owners and teams succeed, you’ll learn a variety of practices to teach others, and use yourself.
This class is not for:
The portfolio manager: if you’re managing large portfolios of products, you’ll likely find this class a bit tactical for your tastes. While there’s useful information here, it won’t address your toughest problems.
The transient product owner: if you find yourself in a product owner role and trying to do a good job while waiting for a better opportunity, you may find the intense focus on product success and customer experience a bit tiring. This class is for the passionate product owner.
What to know before you come:
You should come with a basic understanding of Scrum and agile approaches. We won’t burn much time in the class getting participants up to speed here.
The new new product development game. In preparation for this course you’ll receive a pdf of the Harvard Business Review article that helped motivate the creation of Scrum. It’ll help you to identify the style of product invention we’re striving for in Scrum.
Don’t worry, you can study up in preparation
Before the class you’ll be sent valuable information, which will help you to prepare. Information includes a short reading list that will include theScrum Guide — a short 14-page primer on Scrum. This will give you the vocabulary you’ll need to launch head-first into effective product ownership practice.