Date: 17-18 November, 2009
Location: University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Regular Price: 1450 ex. GST
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.
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 courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance.