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.
Scrum is an agile software development framework. Work is structured in cycles of work called sprints or iterations of work, that are typically two to four weeks in duration. During each sprint, teams pull tasks from a prioritized list of customer requirements (AKA product backlog), called user stories, so that the features that are developed first are of the highest value to the customer. At the end of each sprint, a potentially shippable product is delivered.
Scrum defines three roles; Scrum team, Scrum master and Scrum Product Owner.
The product owner has a unique and critical role, since she has the following responsibilities.
- Define the features of the product;
- Decide on release date and content;
- Be responsible for the profitability of the product (ROI);
- Prioritize features according to market value;
- Adjust features and priority every 30 days, (or as needed); and
- Accept or reject work results.
By attending this two-day course, you will gain the capabilities of mastering the above mentioned responsibilities in addition to a formal certification as a Certified Scrum Product Oowner (CSPO).
Practically, you will be able to do the following:
- Learn how to create the vision of each product;
- Urge the stakeholders to identify the most valuable business user stories;
- Understand the needs of the customers and how to interact with them;
- Groom the product backlog, release backlog and understand the sprint backlog;
- Better interact with the Scrum team; and
- Have fun while doing your work more effectively!
30 Sep - 1 Oct 2009
Hi Tech College
Introduction to Scrum & Agile
- Agile manifesto
- Roles and responsibilities
Your role as product owner
- Creating and grooming of the product backlog
- Release planning
- Sprint planning
- Sprint review
- Sprint retrospective
- Tracking the project's status (Metrics & reporting)
- Handling more than one team
- Handling a portfolio level
Cracking the mystery of the product backlog
- Agile Planning - from vision to release roadmap
- Agile estimation
- The creation of the right User stories
- INVEST in your backlog
- Creating & Prioritizing business value user stories (themes, epics)
- Communicating with the customers and stakeholders
- Ideal estimate vs. relative estimates
- Handling fixed date planning
- Handling fixed scope planning
Advanced product owner abilities
- Choosing the right projects (pick your own fights)
- Agile contracts
- Handling distributed teams
- Brooks' law
- Conway's law
If you are:
- A stressed Product Owner (if you are currently working as a product owner but find yourself lacking the practices or the mind set)
- A program/product Manager (if you are in charge of the product but lack the ability to execute it)
- An architect (if you want to implement the architecture in a product but have no idea how to do it (Scrum related or not)
- An executive / inventor (if you define the vision of the product but do not know how to interpret it to real product in an incremental way)
- A funtional manager (if you want to technically work on the worduct but have no idea how to do it)
- Any person within your organization that is in charge of the ROI of any project (if you are in charge of the ROI and want to ensure the best business impact along the way)
The CSPO course will give you the needed skills and mindset