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Certified Scrum Product Owner®
6/8/2009 12:00:00 AM Scrum Sense Gallagher Conference Centre 19 Richards Drive Midrand Gauteng South Africa -26.0022298 28.1307793 R9900 including VAT


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  • Course

    Date: 8-9 June, 2009
    Location: Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

    Regular Price: R9900 including VAT

    The Scrum Product Owner must lead the project strategically, collaborate with customers and team on a daily basis, and manage the business value.

    The Scrum Product Owner takes back the accountability from the traditional project manager for delivering the right solution to the customer and end-user.

    The CSPO course will provide you with the core of skills to support this new and awesome responsibility.

    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: 8-9 June, 2009
    Location: Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

    Gallagher Conference Centre
    19 Richards Drive
    Midrand, Gauteng South Africa

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    Regular Price: R9900 including VAT


    Course Content

    1. Introduction to Agile

    Roots of Scrum
    Agile Manifesto
    Principles of Agile and Scrum
    Relationship to Lean and XP

    2. Scrum Basics

    Scrum flow
    Heartbeat retrospectives
    Scrum roles

    3. Starting an Agile project

    What is planning?
    Why plan?
    Common planning problems
    What is Agile planning?
    When do we do Agile planning and who plans?
    How much planning do we need in Agile?
    Group exercise: Visioning

    4. Agile Requirements with user stories

    “Software development is a cooperative game of invention and communication.”
    Responsibility for requirements
    When to gather requirements
    User stories for requirements
    Card, Conversation, Confirmation
    Gathering stories
    Writing good user stories
    User role modelling
    Properties of good user stories
    Testing user stories
    A pattern for user stories
    Group exercise: Story-writing workshop

    5. Understanding the product owner role

    Group exercise: 4 questions for product owners
    3 Things product owners need
    Desirable product owner characteristics
    Product owner responsibilities
    Product owner is a hybrid
    Product owner smells

    6. Creating the Agile release plan

    How should we prioritise stories?
    Group exercise: Determining value by desirability
    Estimating using size
    Group exercise: Sizing with Planning Poker
    When should we estimate?
    When should we re-estimate?
    Group exercise: Create the Agile release plan
    Grooming the product backlog

    7. Agile Reporting and Metrics

    Why, when and what do we report? Who must do it?
    Creating, managing and understanding burn down charts
    Group exercise: Create a release burn down chart
    What Should We Measure and How?

    8. Advanced Topics (if requested and time permits)

    Agile portfolio management
    Techniques for fixed price / time / scope projects
    Introduction to scaling
    Using tools

  • Agenda

    Day 1:

    08:30 Registration & coffee
    09:00 Course start
    18:00 End

    Day 2:

    08:30 Start
    17:00 Course end

  • Who Should Attend

    The CSPO course is intended for those already active in Scrum’s Product Owner role as well as managers, facilitators and coaches within organisations adopting Scrum.


    A public training class offers significant benefits. You will work with people from different companies, you will share a lot of experiences, you will get to know new people and learn from their stories.


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