Get certified - Transform your world of work today


Certified Scrum Product Owner®
2/15/2018 12:00:00 AM Berteig Consulting Inc. The Pantages Hotel 200 Victoria St. Toronto ON M5B 1V8 Canada 43.6545148 -79.3790176 CAD1595


Berteig Consulting Inc.

  • Course

    Date: 15-16 February, 2018
    Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

    Regular Price: CAD$1595

    Register Here

    100% satisfaction guaranteed
    In the last three months, 100% of course attendees have said Mishkin Berteig's CSM and CSPO courses are better than other similar courses they have taken. Over one-third of those participants said the course was the best course they had ever attended.

    "This has been by far the most engaging training I have attended. Mishkin was very knowledgable and ready to answer any questions.... definitely recommend to others."
    - Senior Business Analyst

    "This is one of the best courses/trainings I have had. It is very relevant to the issues I have in my work environment. I can take the things I learned and apply them right after I go back to work."
    - Project Manager


    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

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


    More Testimonials:

    "I recommend this course to Product Managers."
    - Business Solution Manager

     "The product owner course is well done and excellently presented. It offers great explanations of the processes and how to apply them to your work environment. It gives you confidence that it works."
    - Program Manager



    Why Choose this Course?

    • The instructor, Mishkin Berteig, has been working with Agile and Scrum since 1996 (when these methods were still called “lightweight”)
    • Mishkin has worked with many organizations of many sizes and in many industries over the past 18 years
    • Mishkin's background is technical but he also has strong business experience leading to a balanced, practical perspective on the use of Scrum
    • Mishkin is also an expert in other Agile methods so he can guide you if Scrum is not a perfect fit for your work
    • Mishkin 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).
    • Mishkin frequently receives “best training ever” ratings on his training and the number of people who are "less than satisfied" with his training is below 0.2% for all 8 years he has been delivering this course.
    • Mishkin would be happy to provide many references to people who have taken his training or worked with him in other ways over the years. You can also check out his LinkedIn profile for some of those recommendations.
    • Mishkin is frequently called back to do repeat training in an organization and many participants in his training refer their friends and colleagues.
    • Many participants say that his training is extremely memorable even many years later. Great for long-lasting learning!
    • No PowerPoint slides! Exercises, discussions, simulations dominate the course.


    Additional Benefit One:

    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's book "Agile Advice". This book is an edited, updated collection of Mishkin's most popular and best articles from with a bonus of three major articles that will never be published on the blog. In addition, everyone gets a free physical copy of one other book of their choice from Mishkin's list of recommended reading. Topics include organizational culture, teamwork, Agile and Scrum-specific topics, technical practices and business. You choose at the end of the course after you have heard why Mishkin recommends the various books.



    Additional Benefit Three:

    Mishkin 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, Mishkin 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 Mishkin doesn't have a good answer for your question, he can almost certainly connect you with someone who does have the answer!



    Register Here

    100% satisfaction guaranteed
    In the last three months, 100% of course attendees have said Mishkin Berteig's CSM and CSPO courses are better than other similar courses they have taken. Over one-third of those participants said the course was the best course they had ever attended.

    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.

  • Details

    Date: 15-16 February, 2018
    Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

    The Pantages Hotel
    200 Victoria St.
    Toronto, ON M5B 1V8 Canada

    Get Directions

    Regular Price: CAD$1595



    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 the following list of recommended reading:

    • 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
    • The Corporate Culture Survival Guide by Edgar H Schein
    • Lean Software Development by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck
    • Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber
    • The Systems Bible by John Gall
    • The Mythical Man Month by Frederick P Brooks
    • 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
    • The Enterprise and Scrum by Ken Schwaber
    • Refactoring by Martin Fowler, et al
    • Test Driven Development by Example by Kent Beck
    • Working Effectively with Legacy Code by Michael Feathers
    • Beyond the Culture of Contest by Michael Karlberg


    At the end of a CSM or CSPO 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!


  • Agenda



    • Facilitation: Welcome and Introductions (Sign-up Sheet, Name Tent Cards)

    • Lecture: Classroom Expectations

    • Handout: Needs Assessment

    • Handout: Notes (Questions, Information, Insights, Action Items)

    • Exercise: Generating Questions

    Agile and the Scrum Process

    • Handout: The Agile Manifesto

    • Discussion: Agile Culture and Mindset

    • Handout: The Scrum Process

    • Lecture: The Scrum Process

    • Exercise: Explaining Scrum

    • Lecture: What is Scrum?

    • Discussion: Scrum and the Product Owner (Scrum Meetings)

    • Lecture: The Definition of “Done”, Quality and Agile Engineering

    The Product Owner Role

    • Video: The Vendor Client Relationship

    • Discussion: Truthfulness and the Product Owner

    • Exercise: Qualities of a Product Owner

    • Handout: The Product Owner – Self-Evaluation

    • Exercise: The Product Owner – Self-Evaluation

    • Discussion: Clarifications

    • Exercise: Mapping the Product Owner Role to Traditional Roles

    • Discussion: The Product Owner and Stakeholders

    • Discussion: The Product Owner and the Team

    The Product Backlog

    • Discussion: What is Your Product?

    • Exercise: Determining Value

    • Lecture: What is a PBI?

    • Handout: The Product Backlog – Assessment

    • Discussion: Clarifications

    Scaling and Dependencies

    • Lecture: Scaling

    • Discussion: Types of Dependencies

    • Discussion: Dealing with Dependencies

    Product and Project Planning

    • Handout: User Stories

    • Lecture: User Stories and Splitting

    • Exercise: Creating User Stories

    • Lecture: Estimating Value with Stakeholders

    • Exercise: The Bucket System

    • Lecture: Estimating Cost with the Scrum Team

    • Exercise: Planning Poker

    • Lecture: Burndown Charts, Planning and Commitment

    Financial Modelling

    • Lecture: Value Prioritization Techniques

    • Video: Kano Analysis

    • Handout: Sample Financial Model

    • Discussion: Sample Financial Model

    • Exercise: Comic Book Financial Model

    • Exercise: Your Financial Model

    Product Owner Pitfalls

    • Video: The Bradley

    • Handout: Common Pitfalls

    • Discussion: Pitfalls

    • Exercise: Requirements Management

    • Discussion: Pitfalls at Your Organization


    • Open Discussion

    • Feedback Forms, Next Steps

  • Who Should Attend

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

    If you have been doing Agile or Scrum for years, this course is a valuable reminder of the basics and details, is great for networking and learning from peers, and a great start to an intensive path of certification.

    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 Product Managers who are responsible for results, Business Analysts who want to advance their careers, and Project Managers who need to know how to work with Agile and Scrum teams.


Newsletter Sign-Up