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Certified Scrum Product Owner®
4/24/2010 12:00:00 AM Agile Action Seaport Center 459 Seaport Ct. Redwood City CA 94063 United States of America 37.5033663 -122.2139447 1300


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  • Course

    Date: 24-25 April, 2010
    Location: Redwood City, CA, United States of America

    Regular Price: 1300

    As a Scrum Product Owner, you are on a first-name basis with your users, have mapped their requirements thoroughly, and know that map like the back of your hand. You know the risk and business value in each user story, and are able to effortlessly assemble a backlog the team can implement. You are always available to the team, and constantly meeting with your users, customers, sponsors, and other stakeholders. No problem!

    This two-day experiential workshop with Scrum co-founder Jeff McKenna and Agile Learning Labs' Chris Sims will equip you with tools to tackle the formidable but rewarding role of Product Owner. You’ll gain real practice in class through hands-on exercises, project simulations and live demonstrations. Our goal is that you leave class with a sense that you’ve not only grasped the concepts, but that you’ve now “done” it.

    Completion of the course leads to Scrum Product Owner certification through the Scrum Alliance, and is worth 14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute.

    This class comes complete with 2 hours of follow-up coaching. This is two hours that you get to use any way you see fit (note: uses that violate the Geneva Convention or international treaties are prohibited). We'll also be organizing a "class reunion" at a local pub, so you can check in and compare notes about how you've adapted what you learned out in the world.

    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: 24-25 April, 2010
    Location: Redwood City, CA, United States of America

    Seaport Center
    459 Seaport Ct.
    Redwood City, CA 94063 United States of America

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    Regular Price: 1300


    Instructor Bios

    Jeff McKenna

    Jeff  McKenna

    Jeff McKenna has been involved in software development for some 45 years. During that time he has participated in every aspects of product development from implementation and test, through architecture and design, all the way to sales and marketing. Since the late 1980s Jeff has focused on the process side of development. He consulted on the very first Scrum project in 1993, alongside Jeff Sutherland and John Scumniotales. He has taught, coached and mentored agile teams using Scrum and Extreme Programming practices for small and medium sized projects. His clients range from small startups to established enterprises. Jeff currently works at Serena Software as Agile Evangelist. Jeff is a Certified Scrum Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer. He blogs at, and can be contacted at

    Chris Sims

    Chris Sims

    Chris Sims helps software development teams improve their productivity and happiness. His approach combines experiential training, coaching, and even direct technical contribution.

    Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs, as well as the Bay Area Agile Managers Support Group. He is on the board of BayAPLN, the Bay Area chapter of the Agile Project Leadership Network, and is a past chair of the IEEE Technical Management Council of Silicon Valley. He has published over 50 articles on agile topics on InfoQ, and even more on the Agile Learning Labs blog.

    Chris is a certified ScrumMaster and practitioner, who has been helping agile teams succeed since the turn of the century. He has made a living in roles such as: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, C++ Developer, Musician, and Auto Mechanic.

  • Agenda
    • Scrum Roles, Rhythms, and Rituals
    • User Personas
    • User Stories
    • Tools, such as Kano Analysis, for prioritizing user stories
    • Paper Prototyping
    • Story Sizing and Estimation
    • Acceptance Criteria
    • Release Planning
    • Iteration Planning
    • Backlog Creation and Grooming
    • Story Mapping
    • How to steer a successful agile product release
    • Scaling Scrum
  • Who Should Attend
    • Product Owners
    • Product Managers
    • Business Analysts
    • User Experience Professionals
    • ScrumMasters
    • Anyone who gathers requirements or sets product direction


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