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Certified Scrum Product Owner®

2/2/2009 12:00:00 AM Evolve Beyond Houston Inc Park Hotel Käpylä Helsinki Finland 60.214163 24.950781 See registration


Evolve Beyond

  • Course

    Date: 2-3 February, 2009
    Location: Helsinki, Finland

    Regular Price: See registration

    February 2-3, 2009: Helsinki, Finland


    Course Description

    This hands-on, interactive two-day course will teach you:

    • How to be an effective Product Owner
    • Write User-Stories (Agile requirements)
    • How to manage an Agile product throughout the Software Development Life Cycle
    • Agile Release planning and Tracking

    Upon successful completion of this course, each participant will be enrolled as a Certified Product Owner, which includes a one-year Scrum Alliance membership, where additional ScrumMaster and Product Owner material and information is available.

    Attendees will be served lunch, morning and afternoon team and receive a bound copy of the training materials.

    Product Owners, managers or anyone interested in Agile planning and estimating techniques.


    Prior knowledge of Scrum and Agile methods is required. You should have attended the Certified ScrumMaster class and/or have actively worked on a Scrum team or have read Scrum and Agile books and understand the terminology and have a good understanding of the basics. At a minimum attendees should read the Scrum Primer found at:

    Class Agenda

    Scrum 101 refresher

    • Scrum cycle, roles, planning cycle


    • Research inputs
    • Product Vision
    • Exercise: Create a one-pager
    • Customer insights; personals, field studies
    • Brainstorming and affinity mapping

    Gathering requirements - inputs

    • Exercise: Ideas brainstorm
    • Stakeholder & user interviews
    • Rapid scenarios
    • Scenario exercise


    • Kano analysis
    • Exercise: Release strategy
    • Relative weighting

    Writing requirements

    • Product backlog building
    • Exercise: User story writing


    • Story points and Ideal days
    • Exercise: Planning poker estimation


    • Sprint and release burndown charts

    Release Planning

    • Incremental release plans
    • Velocity
    • Timeboxed and Scopeboxed releases
    • Exercise: Simulated Scrum game

    Optional modules:

    • Reporting
    • Scaling Scrum
    • Testing
    • Agile Design
    • Budgets and forecasts
    • Agile contracts

    About the Instructor

    Gabrielle Benefield is a Certified Scrum Trainer offering courses in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand through Kanjeo.  Gabrielle was Senior Director of Agile Development at Yahoo! leading Yahoo!’s large-scale corporate adoption of Scrum, which now encompasses more than 200 teams projects and over 1500 employees in the US, India, Europe, and Asia.  She is co-author of The Scrum Primer (

    Gabrielle holds a Masters of Digital Design from the University of Western Sydney, Australia and has over 16 years building enterprise software and web products at global companies.  Gabrielle is a regular conference speaker presenting papers and talks on Enterprise Agile and Agile User Experience and Design.

    Gabrielle provides training to a number of companies around the world and is currently based in London.

    To Register:

    Send email to Lasse Ziegler at:

    More registration information:

    Professional Development Units (PDUs)

    PMPs: You can receive 14 PDUs for this course.

    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: 2-3 February, 2009
    Location: Helsinki, Finland

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