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Certified Scrum Product Owner®
2/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Berteig Consulting Inc. Courtyard Toronto Downtown 475 Yonge Street Toronto ON Canada 43.6622881 -79.3831518 1600


Berteig Consulting Inc.

  • Course

    Date: 20-21 February, 2014
    Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

    Regular Price: $1600

    "This has been by far the most engaging training I have attended. Mishkin was very knowledgable and read 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


    Introduction: 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
    Agile Estimation and Release Planning
    Advanced Backlog Techniques
    Product Owner Pitfalls



    "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


    Additional Benefits:

    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 10000 left)!!!

    The event facilitator is Mishkin Berteig, one of the most experienced Scrum Trainers, Consultants and Coaches in the world (doing Agile and Scrum for over 15 years)!!!  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!

    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.

  • Details

    Date: 20-21 February, 2014
    Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

    Courtyard Toronto Downtown
    475 Yonge Street
    Toronto, ON Canada
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    Regular Price: $1600



    Effective immediately (Sep. 1, 2013) 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.


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