Date: 6-7 November, 2008
Location: Mechelen, Belgium
Regular Price: 1500,00 EUR (price excl. 21% VAT)
You are in charge of building a system, creating a new product release, or any other complex business project. Traditionally, you would hand this undertaking over to a trained project manager to run for you. You would then wait and hope for the best, since over 50% of all projects fail and those that succeed deliver products in which 65% of the functionality is rarely or never used. Scrum provides an alternative: a way for you to work with the team, providing them with periodic guidance and frequent opportunities to inspect their progress and make changes as you and they come to better understand the system being built. Intuitive and lightweight, the Scrum process delivers completed increments of the product at rapid, regular intervals, usually no longer than a month.
Your primary tool in Scrum is called a Product Backlog, a list of features you want developed, prioritized by value, cost, and risk. You use the Product Backlog to cause the most valuable functionality to be built first and to remove risk early in the project. As you watch the system take shape, you can restructure the Product Backlog to incorporate your insights or respond to changes in business conditions. You can also identify and cancel unsuccessful projects early, often within the first several months. The Scrum Product Owner class equips you with what you need to achieve success with Scrum.
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 Certified Scrum Trainers.