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 Australasia. With a background in extreme programming, object oriented development and scrum, Rowan became Australia’s first Certified ScrumMaster and first Certified Scrum Practitioner. He has built extensive experience leading, coaching, and training organisations in Scrum across Australasia and Europe, including European scrum leader ‘EMC Conchango’. As a Certified Scrum Trainer he has a fantastic track record for running comprehensive and high value scrum courses. His courses include the two day Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses with associated accreditations with the Scrum Alliance. He also offers one day courses on Effective User Stories and Agile Estimating and Planning as licensed from Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software – author of the most popular books on these topics.
Through his company Software WithStyle, Rowan delivers consulting and training helping a diverse range of organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand to succeed with Agile. Frustrated with the substantial waste, poor delivery track-record and lack of trust that he sees on many IT projects, Rowan is passionate about the enormous potential to improve business value, collaboration and productivity through the disciplined application of agile methods. Rowan is highly active in the Agile community internationally and has spoken at several conferences in Europe and North America including the London Scrum Gathering in 2007. In Australia, Rowan founded a successful Agile special interest group supported by the Australian Computer Society and helped to initiate Scrum User Groups in Sydney and Brisbane. Rowan holds a Bachelor of Information Technology.
17-18 Nov 2009
University of Sydney, NSW
1450 ex. GST
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.