Date: 26-27 July, 2012
Location: Denver, CO, United States of America
Regular Price: $1,300
NOTE: There is a Certified ScrumMaster workshop happening the two days before this workshop. Get both certifications in 4 days! If you want to attend both workshops email email@example.com for discounted registration information.
Why this specific workshop?
That's easy: This is a unique, simulation and exercise based workshop rather than death by PowerPoint. Most attendees notice these differences from other courses they have taken:
- No boredom: fewer than 50 PowerPoint slides are used during the two days (and most of those are a picture and a few words!)
- Learn by doing: there are approximately 20 different exercises and simulations used during the workshop
- High knowledge retention: Using accelerated learning techniques the workshop material is presented in ways designed to maximize learning AND retention
- Whys before hows: workshop explores the principles and values which drive success before getting into successful practices - which allows attendees to understand the practices at a much deeper level
- Fun: every part of the course is designed to keep attendees engaged and having fun while learning the material
Add all this up and this workshop is one you shouldn't miss.
You will learn more than the basic Scrum framework. You will also leave understanding the underlying principles, basic practices and common techniques Scrum Product Owners (and others - see Who Should Attend tab above) need to know to help their teams achieve project success in a fast-changing world. The workshop covers all of the basics of Scrum as well as a significant amount of material devoted specifically to the skills necessary to become an excellent Scrum Product Owner. Requirements gathering, backlog grooming, prioritization and dealing with stakeholders will be topics covered during the workshop.
At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
- describe the Scrum framework to others
- roles and responsibilities
- use of each artifact
- purpose of each meeting/ceremony
- explain the difference between the Scrum framework and other methods
- compare with waterfall
- compare Scrum Product Owner role with traditional roles
- compare the Scrum product backlog with traditional requirements
- Effectively use and maintain a product backlog
- demonstrate at least one way to create product backlog items
- create and groom a product backlog
- effectively use several different prioritization techniques
- demonstrate the use of at least two different estimating techniques
- Plan for a product portfolio
- measure business value across multiple products and releases
- drive business value through multiple teams and products to delivery
- Plan for a product release
- create a useful product vision
- use Scrum artifacts to understand high level status of a release
- Plan for a sprint
- work effectively with the Scrum development team to deliver value
- use team velocity to maintain a sustainable cadence
- use Scrum artifacts to understand status of a sprint
- create a personal plan for the future
- list 3 immediate action items for personal change
- pass the Scrum Alliance CSM test
- become a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) one year after becoming a CSM
Plus You Get All This:
- High quality training based on accelerated learning techniques for better retention
- Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks
- A USB drive containing a PDF of the course materials and other useful Scrum related content
- A two-year membership/certification in the Scrum Alliance, a $50 value
- A printed and bound copy of the course materials
- Eligible for Agile For All client contests for one full year (we give away awesome prizes several times per year)
- Eligible for $200 discount on future Agile For All workshops (including $200 off of early bird prices!)
Not everyone wants to become a Certified Scrum Product Owner and that's ok! You can opt out of the certification by telling the instructor ahead of time, or you can simply choose to ignore the messages sent by the Scrum Alliance after the course has been completed.
However, if you want to become a Certified Scrum Product Owner you can do so by logging into the Scrum Alliance website with the username and password you will receive in email after the workshop. Simple as that!
This workshop will be facilitated by Bob Hartman (www.agilebob.com), one of only a few people who is both a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Scrum Coach. Bob has extensive experience in both training and coaching Scrum teams at organizations including HP, Pearson Education, Starz Entertainment Network, Western Union, Weyerhaeuser, Siemens, Arapahoe County and the University of Iowa. He draws on this broad experience to help attendees leave the workshop with the confidence they can start a project right away. If you are already on a Scrum team you will leave knowing how to do it well and how to help your team achieve a higher level of success.
Don't see a date or location which works for you? Have a team which needs to be trained? Want training to come to you? Don't sweat it! Agile For All does onsite training workshops at reasonable prices. Contact us at 1-303-766-0917 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what we can arrange to meet your needs.
Everyone who signs up under the early-bird pricing is eligible for a drawing for an iPod Touch to be given away at the end of the course!!!
Professional Development Units (PDUs)
PMPs: You can receive 14 PDUs for this 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.