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Certified Scrum Product Owner®
11/12/2013 12:00:00 AM Jeff Patton and Associates DevJam Studios 818 W 46th St Minneapolis MN 55419 United States of America 44.9195839 -93.2904143 1199


Jeff Patton and Associates


  • Course

    Date: 12-13 November, 2013
    Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1199

    Course: Passionate Product Ownership (CSPO)

    November 12 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 5:00 pm


    Passionate PO Course Info 2Passionate Product Ownership is a Certified Scrum Product Ownership course that blends solid product management, user experience design, and design thinking into a collaborative team-based approach to Scrum product ownership.

    That’s a mouthful of jargon.  But what’s important to know is that this isn’t just a course about filling the product ownership role in Scrum.  It’s a course that teaches the practices you and your team  needs to create successful products.

    In this course we’ll teach a team-based approach to product ownership where a product owner leads a small discovery team that includes the roles and skills necessary to create a great product.  You’ll learn the goals and activities of product discovery.  You’ll learn to use a dual-track approach to  development where a discovery track is used to guide rapid  learning, and a delivery track is used to guide rapid delivery of  validated product solutions.

    To engage in effective collaborative product discovery work you’ll learn practices that blend the best of agile,  lean, and user experience thinking.  These practices allow small teams to engage in faster more collaborative  product design and validation.

    Passionate PO Course InfoYou’ll learn:

    • Lean Startup and Validated Learning
    • Design Thinking
    • Workshop Facilitation and Card Modeling
    • Lightweight Persona Sketching
    • User Story Mapping
    • Collaborative Design Sk etching
    • Paper Prototyping and Testing
    • Techniques for Finding a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) in a Large Product Release

    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.

    This course contains all the necessary instruction to qualify participants for Scrum Product Owner Certification.  The certification is given and the status maintained by the Scrum Alliance  To receive the certification, the student need only attend the 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: 12-13 November, 2013
    Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States of America

    DevJam Studios
    818 W 46th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1199


    ABOUT Your Trainer:


    Jeff Patton

    Over his past two decades of experience, Jeff Patton has learned there's no “one right way” to design and build software, but there's lots of wrong ways.

    Jeff has built experience helping to design and lead the construction of a wide variety of products from on-line aircraft parts ordering to electronic medical records. Jeff leverages that real-world experience to help organisations improve the way they work. Where many development processes focus on delivery speed and efficiency, Jeff balances those concerns with the need for building products that deliver exceptional value and marketplace success.

    Jeff has focused on Agile approaches since working on an early Extreme Programming team in 2000. In particular he specialises in integrating effective user experience design and product management practice with strong engineering practice. 

    Jeff currently works as an independent consultant, agile process coach, product design process coach and instructor. Current articles, essays and presentations on a variety of topics in Agile product development can be found at and in Alistair Cockburn's Crystal Clear

    Jeff is founder and list moderator of the agile-usability Yahoo discussion group, a columnist with and IEEE Software, a Certified Scrum Trainer and winner of the Agile Alliance's 2007 Gordon Pask Awardfor contributions to Agile Development.

  • Agenda

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the responsibilities of product ownership along with process and practices that help them fulfil those responsibilities.
    • Learn and practice new techniques for creating and prioritising the product backlog and envisioning the product.
    • Understand how to engage in product ownership by leveraging a product team and collaboration with the whole team, users and stakeholders.
    • Leave with a healthy understanding of what it takes to create successful products.


    Automatic Scrum Product Owner Certification

    To receive the certification, you need only attend the course. Participant's names will be registered with the Scrum Alliance where their status will be maintained and publicly visible. 

    This course contains all the necessary instruction to qualify participants to become Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPO). The certification is given and the status maintained by the Scrum Alliance ( This certification is the first step in a series of Scrum certifications.


    Scrum Certyification Guide Your trainer, Jeff Patton, is a Certified Scrum Trainer, and winner of the Agile Alliance's 2007 Gordon Pask Award for contributions to Agile Development from the
    Agile Alliance.


    Members of the PMI (Project Management Institute), and IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) may also register for 14 PDUs (Professional Development Units) of credit for attending this course.


    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

    • Synthesising 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

    Intended 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 organisation.

    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 roles 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.


    Some understanding of Scrum and Agile practices would be beneficial.


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