Date: 20-21 April, 2013
Location: Normal, IL, United States of America
Regular Price: $1200
The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course equips the Scrum Product Owner with the foundational knowledge to operate in the role effectively and successfully. This course will be held at Heartland Community College Workforce Development Center (WDC) Room 1006 in Normal, IL and will run from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21.
Following successful completion of the course, each participant will be designated a Certified Scrum Product Owner. This certification includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional member-only material and information are available. The course counts for 15 professional development units in PMI.
In the Scrum product development framework, the Product Owner is responsible and accountable for guiding and helping the product development team build a customer delighting product and for managing the release of that product. The Product Owner must manage many relationships among stakeholders, organization managers, customers, product users, and the product development team, and the Product Owner must navigate the organization to understand the complex political processes and how to manage them. Traditionally, trained project and product managers are responsible for these duties, but in Scrum, that responsibility falls to the Product Owner
Scrum provides a way to directly and effectively manage the product development through its Intuitive and lightweight process. Scrum delivers completed increments of the product at rapid, regular intervals, and the Product Owner manages the creation of the work through a Scrum artifact, the Product Backlog. The Product Backlog is a placeholder of features the Product Owner and others desire in the product and these features are ordered according to value, cost, and risk criteria. The Scrum Development Team relies upon the Product Backlog to help guide it in building the most valuable functionality first and to mitigate risks early in the project.
As the product is developed incrementally, the Product Owner grooms the Product Backlog to incorporate changing desires and demands from the various interested parties and to respond to changing business conditions. Scrum’s early and continuous learning and adaptation process can also identify troubled projects early, thus providing for earlier remedial action.
Attendees will learn:
· Practical, project-proven expected Product Owner behaviors, characteristics, and traits
· How to create a usable Product Backlog using user stories and other techniques
· Proven techniques for prioritizing the Product Backlog
· Tips for working with the Scrum Development Team, stakeholders, management, and others
· To forecast delivery and release dates for the product using various technique
· Tips for managing various key variables influencing successful product delivery
· Use of Scrum in delivering software and non-software products
· Actual experiences of the instructor and a current Product Owner now actively managing a Product Backlog at a large company
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.