Certified Scrum Product Owner®

David Sabine
David Sabine
Berteig Consulting Inc.
Nima Honarmandan


22-23 August, 2017
Toronto, ON, Canada
DoubleTree by Hilton (Downtown)
108 Chestnut Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1R3 Canada
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"...definitely the most engaging training I've attended thus far. It was extremely easy to grasp the concepts and formulate clear areas of improvement to take back to my company." - Senior Vice-President

"David is natural, powerful, knowledgable but at the same time kind and someone easy to relate to." - Project Manager

Anyone!  Project Managers, Team Leads, Developers, Architects, Business Analysts, Functional Managers, Consultants, Executives!

Product Owners and Product Managers, Project Managers, Consultants, Business Analysts, Functional Managers, Executives, Business Managers, Sales People!

If you are considering using Scrum, this is a great opportunity to learn about the best circumstances to use Scrum, common challenges, what results to expect... and when not to use it!

Who should NOT attend: people who are purely technical with no business background, people who are uncomfortable with discussions about money, people who don't want their business to improve.

This course is strongly recommended for people who are responsible for the results of product or project teams.

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This course is taught by David Sabine -- experienced BERTEIG Scrum Trainer.

100% satisfaction guaranteed

In the last 12 months, 98% of course attendees have said David's CSM and CSPO courses are better than other courses they have taken.  Over 35% of those participants said the course was the best course they had ever attended.

"Enjoyed real life examples, creative flip charts, engaging discussions and very lively sessions coordinated by David."
Director, Corporate Support

"I could sincerely relate and agree to everything David presented about scrum methodology. I was never bored and was easy for me to stay focused and participate."
Project Manager

"David is a captivating instructor!"
Project Manager

"David was very engaging and was able to bring real world experience to the class."
Product Owner & Delivery Consultant


This Learning Event is ideal for those who want to create:

  • products and projects that maximize ROI
  • exceptional quality products that delight customers
  • a culture of continuous growth and capacity-building for individuals and teams
  • dramatically reduced time-to-market
  • ultra-efficient work processes


Learning Objective(s):

By successfully completing this Learning Event you will be able to:

  • Create a Product Backlog that puts business priorities first
  • Work with a team to enable business and technical innovation
  • Leverage the business benefits of Scrum to maximize ROI
  • Fulfill the requirements of the Certified Scrum Product Owner program


Agenda Overview:

Day One
Review of Scrum for the Product Owner
In-Depth on the Product Owner role
The Product Backlog and Business Value
Backlog Refinement techniques

Day Two
In-depth Simulation to Practice the PO Role
Product Vision and Requirements
User Stories
Estimation and Planning


Why Choose this Course?

  • David has worked with many organizations of many sizes and in many industries over the past 18 years
  • David's background is technical but he also has strong business experience leading to a balanced, practical perspective on the use of Scrum
  • David is also an expert in other Agile methods so he can guide you if Scrum is not a perfect fit for your work
  • David brings real world experience to his training - ongoing experience as a consultant, coach (for our clients) and current participant in an agile team (his own business with three other business partners and two staff).
  • David frequently receives “best training ever” ratings on his training.
  • David is frequently called back to do repeat training in an organization and many participants in his training refer their friends and colleagues.
  • No PowerPoint slides! Exercises, discussions, simulations dominate the course.

"David is very knowledgeable. Would recommend this course to anyone!"
Project Manager

 "I really enjoyed David relating concepts and methods back to his experiences."
Product Owner

 "I have enjoyed two courses with David. He is truly great at engaging the class and passionate about what he does."
Customer Care Project Leader


Additional Benefit One:

Planning Cards

All attendees receive as part of their course registration as many decks of Planning Poker cards as you can use!  If you need more than three decks, please let us know in the comments section of the registration so that we can bring extras for you.  The most we have given to one individual so far is 100 decks (we have nearly 5000 left)!!! Each deck has four sets. Therefore, most Scrum teams need two or three decks.


Additional Benefit Two:

Agile Advice book cover

All attendees receive a free electronic copy of Mishkin Berteig's book "Agile Advice". This book is an edited, updated collection of Mishkin's most popular and best articles from AgileAdvice.com with a bonus of three major articles that will never be published on the blog./p>

In addition, everyone gets a free physical copy of one other book of their choice from our list of recommended reading. Topics include organizational culture, teamwork, Agile and Scrum-specific topics, technical practices and business. You will choose a book at the end of the course.


Additional Benefit Three:

David's portrait

David is connected to thousands of Agile Experts around the world due to his travels and long participation in the Agile community. If he doesn't know the answer to a question, he knows someone who does! Of course, David brings a wealth of experience to the class and can help you understand even the most difficult aspects of Scrum, apply it to real-life, and can share both great success and failure stories! Sometimes there isn't enough time in class to get to everyone's questions - feel free to ask anything you want after the class by email or by phone. If David doesn't have a good answer for your question, he can almost certainly connect you with someone who does have the answer!


Additional Benefit Four:

Scrum Alliance Registered Education ProviderCertified ScrumMaster (CSM)Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider

As Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance and a BERTEIG Scrum Trainer, David regularly facilitates Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner training seminars. BERTEIG is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute and our Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses have been approved by the PMI for Category A PDUs: details at CCRS.PMI.org.



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"I would recommend David as an excellent agile coach as he is very informative with a pleasing personality and is very approachable. He has great potential in coaching the teams. I am highly impressed by his attitude, knowledge and professional behaviour!" - Consultant

All participants in our CSM and CSPO Learning Events will receive two free books! The first, is "Agile Advice" by Mishkin Berteig in pdf format. This book is a collection of the best articles from the AgileAdvice blog with additional commentary, updates, and three exclusive articles written just for the books. The second free book is your choice of one from a list of recommended reading.

The book list changes based on availability.  The following books are *usually* available:

  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Built to Last by Jim Collins
  • Agile Software Development with Scrum by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle
  • Agile Retrospectives by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen
  • Lean Software Development by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck
  • Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber
  • The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldratt and Jeff Cox
  • The Wisdom of Teams by Jon R Katzenbach and Douglas K Smith
  • Fearless Change by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising
  • Beyond the Culture of Contest by Michael Karlberg

At the end of the class, you will be asked for your choice of book and it will be shipped to the address of your choice.

Schedule: 2 full days 8:30am to 5:00pm with 4 breaks of 10 minutes and a 60 minute lunch break per day.

If you are a member of the Project Management Institute, this course counts for 16 PDU's and as part of the requirements towards the PMI-ACP designation.

Available in-house and as a public seminar.
Contact us to find out how you can attend and/or schedule a training.

"This was one of the best courses that I've ever attended. I heard a lot about the Berteig Consulting class and it lived up to it." - Portfolio Support Manager

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. History of Agile Methods & Culture
    • Scrum & The Agile Manifesto
    • High Performance Teams
    • The Definition of "Done"
  3. The Product Owner Role
    • Team & Stakeholder Collaboration
    • Qualities of a Product Owner
    • Mapping the Product Owner to Traditional Roles
  4. In-Depth Simulation Exercise
    • Backlog Preparation & Refinement
    • Choosing a Product for the Simulation
    • Product Vision & Innovation
    • User-Centric Design: User Categories, Personas, Usability & Empathy
    • User Stories
      • Writing Effective User Stories
      • Splitting User Stories
    • Estimation & Financial Modelling
      • Effort, Value & ROI
      • Methods of Ordering the backlog
  5. Advanced Topics (Depending on Time)
    • Scaling, Product Owner Pitfalls, Kano Analysis, Story Mapping
  6. Graduation
    • What Did You Learn?
    • Certification
    • Feedback Forms