Certified Scrum Product Owner
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.
About the Course
The Product Owner role is critical to maximising ROI from Scrum projects and is perhaps the most challenging role to fulfill. Many Product Owners come from business areas of the organisation and have limited familiarity with software development and agile methods. For these reasons, it is vitally important that Product Owners gain a solid understanding of their role and responsibilities as well as the knowledge, skills and tools to work effectively with Scrum teams.
About the Trainer
Rowan Bunning is a pioneer of Scrum in Australia having learned about it in 2003, become one of the first Certified ScrumMasters in February 2005 and the country's first Certified Scrum Practitioner in October 2006. He became a Certified Scrum Trainer in April 2008 under the mentorship of Europe's first Scrum Trainer with whom he has studied, consulted and co-trained. Rowan led an organisation-wide transition to Scrum and eXtreme Programming at an innovative Australian software company exporting enterprise products internationally. Following this he worked in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland as an Agile Coach and ScrumMaster with European Scrum leader: EMC Conchango. Rowan is now an independent consultant helping organisations throughout Australia to succeed with Agile and Lean through training and hands-on coaching.
Rowan holds a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the University of Canberra and has spoken at a number of conferences in North America and Europe. He is highly involved with the Australian Agile community having founded a successful Agile SIG supported by the Australian Computer Society as well as helping to start Scrum User Groups in Sydney and Brisbane. Rowan has a strong technical background in web development, XML and Smalltalk (the development environment used for the first Scrum and XP projects). Rowan is motivated by the waste and inefficiency he sees around software projects in many organisations and believes that there is enormous potential to improve business value and team productivity through agile methods.
6-7 Apr 2009
Canberra Business Event Centre
- The Product Owner role
- Product Owner skills
- Project Objectives and ROI
- Writing User Stories
- Writing Acceptance Criteria
- Consultation and Negotiation
- Business Value and Prioritisation
- Product Backlog shaping
- Requirements and Design
- Quality and Acceptance Testing
- Scaling the Product Owner role
Current and prospective Product Owners, Business Analysts and ScrumMasters involved in coaching Product Owners. Also stakeholders and business managers involved in lobbying or supporting Product Owners.