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Certified Scrum Product Owner®
4/13/2011 12:00:00 AM Jeff Patton and Associates Rally Software 3333 Walnut Street Training Suite Boulder CO 80301 United States of America 40.0406506 -105.2077798 1350.00


Jeff Patton and Associates


  • Course

    Date: 13-14 April, 2011
    Location: Boulder, CO, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1,350.00


    Passionate Product Ownership combines the best of Scrum and agile iterative and increment thinking with solid product management, and pragmatic user experience design practice.  The result goes beyond the standard 2-day process course to an experience that will expose you to new ways of thinking and working.  You’ll leave with tools that help you make better choices about what software to build, and ways to plan and execute software delivery that speed learning and time to market.

    What’s taught in Passionate Product Ownership is based on the underlying philosophy that you should:

    Judge the success of your process based on the satisfaction of your users and customers with product

    You’ll learn new concepts and practices:

    This course covers concepts and practices you won’t find in other courses such as:

    Using a team-based approach to product ownership

    Effective collaboration and facilitation skills including techniques for shared problem solving and creating shared ownership 

    User-centric practices from the user experience design communities to envision the software from the user’s perspective

    Outcome-centric design and planning to maximum benefit from the minimum amount of software built


    Emphasis on discovery and delivery practice where discovery focuses on learning quickly what should be built and delivery on building high quality software efficiently

    Design thinking approaches that emphasize problem understanding, ideation, iteration, and plans that maximize learning and feedback

    Innovative emergent best practices in agile product design including:

    §  User story mapping

    §  Pragmatic personas

    §  Design studio

    §  Paper prototyping

    §  Lightweight usability testing

    You’ll learn using hands-on collaborative practice:

    You won’t spend time dozing to PowerPoint slides.  You’ll be up and moving and getting hands-on experience working in a small collaborative group.  Along the way you’ll learn:

    §  Effective approaches to small team collaborative work

    §  Workshop facilitation

    §  Techniques for working quickly using lightweight card modeling


    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: 13-14 April, 2011
    Location: Boulder, CO, United States of America

    Rally Software
    3333 Walnut Street
    Training Suite
    Boulder, CO 80301 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1,350.00

  • Agenda


    Day 1: Product Ownership, Product Team, and Product Discovery

    The Agile & Scrum Foundation

    ·       Agile & Scrum values & principles

    ·       The essential Scrum process

    Product Ownership

    ·       Product management, product engineering, and project management

    ·       The product team

    ·       The product owner’s process

    Product Discovery

    ·       Collaborative workshops and facilitation

    ·       Problem analysis and solution definition

    ·       Planning product discovery

    ·       Project chartering

    Identifying Business Value

    ·       Synthesizing business strategy as measurable product goals

    ·       The revenue model

    Understanding Users

    ·       Lightweight personas

    ·       User research

    ·       User collaboration

    Creating the Product Backlog

    ·       User stories

    ·       User story mapping

    ·       User scenarios

    Day 2: Planning, Delivering and Improving

    Planning Valuable Product Releases

    ·       Minimal marketable feature, and minimal viable product

    ·       Incremental release planning

    ·       Creating a release roadmap

    Envisioning the User Experience

    ·       Sketchboard and design studio for collaborative UI envisioning

    ·       User experience story boards

    ·       UI framework & patterns

    Products Success Sprint by Sprint

    ·       Iterative and incremental strategies

    ·       Opening, mid, and end-game chess strategies

    ·       Story splitting and thinning

    ·       Subjective and objective quality

    Product Ownership and the Sprint Cycle

    ·       Product team planning

    ·       User story workshops

    ·       UI design & user testing

    ·       Acceptance criteria workshops

    ·       Sprint planning

    ·       Working with the team

    ·       User story acceptance

    ·       Product review

    ·       Sprint retrospectives

    Product Ownership Variations & Scaling

    ·      The chief product owner

    ·      Multiple teams

    Lean thinking and the product portfolio


  • Who Should Attend

    This course is for:

    1. Those filling the Scrum Product Owner or Agile Customer role

    2. The extended team of people supporting the product owner to identify and describe what to build

    3. The people responsible for supporting effective process in their organization

    While there may be a single person who has final say about product strategy and direction, it takes a product team to make sense of the requests, requirements, research, and hunches that lead to good product decisions.  It takes a team to design and describe a product solution, and to validate that solution before, during, and after the delivery of working software.  Lots of traditional role act as part of a holistic product team including:

    §  Product Managers

    §  Program Managers

    §  Business Analysts

    §  User Experience (UX) Practitioners

    §  Architects and senior developers

    §  QA and testers

    It takes focused attention to how we work to build great products.  Those responsible for process health and improvement will get value from the in-depth understanding of product ownership.  Those roles include:

    §  Scrum Masters and agile coaches

    §  Project Managers

    §  Process improvement specialists



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