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Certified Scrum Product Owner®
3/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Evolve Beyond Accenture Jesmond Dene Conference Centre Newcastle United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 0 0 na


Evolve Beyond

  • Course

    Date: 17-18 March, 2014
    Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Regular Price: na

    Taught by a European based expert in Scaling and Product strategy


    This class is taught by Gabrielle Benefield, CEO of Evolve Beyond and a well-known figure in the global Agile community. Gabrielle is an author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Agile development, as well as the Flexible Contract model, an open-source contract for Agile and Lean projects. Gabrielle has provided Agile training and consulting to some of the largest companies in the world, including Wells Fargo bank, UTC Aerospace, Sony Computer Entertainment, Lonely Planet, Accenture, Cognizant British Gas and Optus Telecommunications.

    Our students love the training!


    97% of our students say "the Evolve Beyond CSPO class was worth the time and money - even aside from the value of the certification". And 98% said they were likely to recommend it to a friend or colleague! We get comments like this one from Theresa Smith all the time: "It really was the best course I have ever been on, and I may even be including the 500 odd courses I have trained myself in my past!". Or from Jeff Sutherland, the inventor of Scrum "Gabrielle is one of the top Scrum experts in the world and;one who gets overwhelmingly positive feedback for her in-depth knowledge and engaging style. She has provided training and coaching for hundreds of organisations worldwide and is the only trainer I work with in the United Kingdom."

    Real-world knowledge you need to succeed


    The course is about using Scrum to deliver powerful results and success with real-world projects, especially challenging ones! We cover distributed / multi-location Scrum, using Scrum with fixed-price / fixed-date projects, project estimation and delivery-date planning and tracking in Scrum, Scrum tools, and scaling Scrum for large projects or organizations.

    Lowest price guarantee, corporate discounts and unemployed discounts
    We believe our prices are the best available, but if you can find a lower price for a CSPO course in the same city, we guarantee to match it. (Details here.) We often have your company setup for a corporate discount so please contact us to get the code, or let us know and we can set one up for your company. If you are inbetween jobs we will help you out further. 
    Contact for more information. 

    If you are not 100% satisfied with the course, it's free!
    If you are not fully satisfied with the course, we will refund 100% of what you paid. (Details here.)

    Includes Gabrielle Benefields book "The Little Book of Scrum - the essential Scrum guide"
    All attendees at our public CSPO courses receive a complimentary copy of Gabrielle Benefields The Little Book of Scrum - the essential Scrum guide. This book has been used as the standard guide to Scrum in many large organisations.

    Great food, great coffee, and drinks after class 
    We provide a kickstart to the day with our breakfast (pastries, baguettes, fruit, yoghurt and muffins), then a sit down lunch at a local restaurant, our attendees like Manav say "I've never eaten as well on any class before and I love having real coffee on tap". To top it all off we then go to drinks after class on the first day so you can chat with the trainer and other attendees.

    You get full online access to class materials + exercises + useful resources... forever!
    Unlike many classes, we provide full electronic access to the course materials, which you can use to train your colleagues. You get the course slides, plus many of the exercises, along with step-by-step instructions for leading them. Plus you get access to a variety of useful Scrum resources and templates. And your access is valid forever - so as new materials are added, you will get access to those as well.

    You earn 15 PDU's from PMI, towards PMP or PMI Agile Certification
    Our CSPO course includes 15 contact hours of training, which can be submitted to PMI for PDU credit if you are a PMP or working towards PMI Agile Certification.

    Last but not least... you get Planning Poker cards!
    Every attendee gets two packs of high-quality Planning Poker cards, enough for a team of 8 people. Our cards include printed instructions for use and four colors per deck.

    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: 17-18 March, 2014
    Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
    Newcastle, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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    The course will be taught with a mixture of discussion supported by some slides along with a number of hands-on workshops where participants practice the techniques discussed. Participants will work together to practice techniques described in the course.


  • Agenda
    Pragmatic Product Management


    • The Product Owner role and responsibilities

    How to kickoff your product or project

    • How to build the business case and vision
    • The Product one-pager
    • How to create Target Outcomes (measurable goals)
    • How to create user roles

    How to create your product backlog

    • Writing product backlog items and user stories
    • Using behaviour driven development to write acceptance criteria

    How to prioritise, plan releases and estimate

    • How to prioritise the Product Backlog
    • Creating an effective release plan
    • Estimation 
    • How to work in a fixed bid environment

    How to work during the Sprints

    • Dealing with stakeholders
    • Prioritisation meetings
    • Product Backlog grooming
    • Scaling to multiple teams
    • How to track progress with burn-down and burn-up charts
    • How to forecast dates and deliveries


  • Who Should Attend


    People filling the PO role: Business analysts, UX practitioners, product managers, business leaders and others responsible for filling the product owner role in Scrum and Agile processes. 

    People supporting the product owner: Business analysts, UX practitioners, product managers, business leaders and others who support product development by collaborating with users, business stakeholders, and subject matter experts to make decisions about what the product should be. 

    Secondary Audience

    Product managers, portfolio managers, project managers, business stakeholders and others responsible for budgeting, scoping, and planning software projects seeking to understand a product team centric approach to product ownership

    All team members seeking a deeper understanding of how great products are identified, planned, designed, and validated in an agile context

    Course Level: Intermediate 

    Course Prerequisites: Past attendance in an agile development course, certified Scrum Master course, or past experience working within an agile development team is strongly recommended

    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 and have a good understanding of the basics. At a minimum attendees should read the Scrum Primer and Scrum Guide found at:



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