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 Return on Investment 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 Certified Scrum Trainer and a pioneer of Scrum in Australia. Having worked in an eXtreme Programming (XP) environment since 2000, Rowan learned about Scrum in 2003 and subsequently led an organisation-wide transition to Scrum combined with XP at an innovative Australian software company producing bespoke applications for Government clients and exporting enterprise products internationally.
Rowan become one of Australia’s first Certified ScrumMasters in February 2005 and the country’s first Certified Scrum Practitioner in October 2006. He has a strong relationship with Europe's most experienced Certified Scrum Trainer and Practitioner with whom he has studied, consulted and co-trained.
Rowan has worked in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland as an Agile Coach with one of Europe's leaders in Scrum - Conchango (now EMC Conchango). Rowan is now an independent consultant helping organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand to succeed with Agile through training and hands-on coaching. He has consulted to organisations ranging from start-ups to globally recognised software vendors with large-scale distributed development operations.
Rowan’s motivation for pursuing Agile stems from the substantial waste, poor delivery track-record and lack of trust that he sees around IT projects in many organisations. He passionately believes that there is enormous potential to improve business value, collaboration and productivity through a disciplined application of agile methods.
17-18 Sep 2009
The following is mandatory pre-reading for all course participants.
The following books are highly recommended and reading them prior to the course will help you to get more out of it.
Agile Project Management with Scrum
by Ken Schwaber
Microsoft Press, 2004
Agile Estimating and Planning
by Mike Cohn
Prentice Hall PTR, 2005
- The Scrum Framework - Positioning Scrum, Activities, Roles, Artifacts
- Agile Thinking - Agile Values, 'All-at-once' Development, Timeboxing, Empirical Process Control
- The Product Owner Role
- Agile Requirements Management - Role Modelling, User Stories, Non-functional Requirements
- Product Backlog Management - Grooming the Product Backlog, Splitting Stories
- Prioritisation - Value Creation, Prioritisation Techniques
- Agile Planning - Release Planning, Sprint Planning
- Product Review - "Done" and "Undone", Acceptance Testing, Sprint Review
- Product Management - Stakeholder Management, Release Management, Plans, Status, Indicators
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.