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Certified Scrum Product Owner®
8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM DailyAgile Penn State Great Valley 30 East Swedesford Road Malvern (Philadelphia) PA 19355 United States of America 40.0522918 -75.522215 1295 per person



  • Course

    Date: 18-19 August, 2014
    Location: Malvern (Philadelphia), PA, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1295 per person


    This 2-day course highlights how strong Product Ownership is key to a successful agile transformation. Not only will the course enable you to understand the product owner role in depth, it will also enable you to learn the practices necessary to succeed as a product owner.

    In this course we will explain how particular agile or Scrum roles typically manifest themselves in enterprise environments. The course is an interactive workshop filled with lots of exercises whose goal is to demonstrate the difference between traditional and agile approaches to product management and software development. We will also discuss real-world organizational changes such as managing large or multiple teams, release planning and tracking progress through the right metrics.

    Participants can also claim up to 16 PDU's or Contact Hours with the PMI. These PDUs can also apply towards your 21 contact hour requirement for your Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) status. 

    "Kiran delivered an excellent training class, it was very engaging, really practical with well thought out breakout group sessions. His knowledge of real world Scrum projects was very helpful, and his experience produced great answers to the hard questions brought up in class. It was a pleasure having him as a CST and after having experienced his vast knowledge on Scrum methodologies, I would recommend him and his services any time." - IT CIO

    Kiran Thakkar's experience is hard to match: he played an instrumental role in one of the largest agile/scrum implementations in the world at Siemens Medical Solutions with over 40 teams 500 members. His combination of business and agile experience brings superior insight and understanding to every class.

    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: 18-19 August, 2014
    Location: Malvern (Philadelphia), PA, United States of America

    Penn State Great Valley
    30 East Swedesford Road
    Malvern (Philadelphia), PA 19355 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1295 per person


    Please Call 610-648-3274 for complete cancellation and refund policy.

    Refund Policy - There will be no refunds after the Monday before the first day of class.

  • Agenda
    • Overview of Agile
      • Overview of different agile methods
      • Why agile?
      • Agile Manifesto,
      • Empirical Process Control (3 Legs)
      • Short Video and short exercise
    • Scrum Overview - Basics
      • Value and Principles
      • Roles and Responsibilities
      • Scrum Lifecycle
      • Scrum Artifacts
      • Scrum Meetings
      • Scrum Values
    • The Product Owner Role
      • Responsibilities and Accountability
      • Role During Lifecycle
    • Requirements and the Product Backlog
      • Five levels of planning
      • Product Vision – Why, What, and template with exercise
      • Product vision quality
      • Building a Product Backlog
      • User Roles and Personas
      • Exercise: Identify and Define User Roles
      • Writing User Stories
      • Acceptance Criteria
      • Story Workshops
      • Definition of Done
      • Exercise: User Story Writing
      • Story Aggregation and Decomposition
      • Non-Functional Requirements
      • Spikes and Special Stories
    • Prioritization
      • Drivers
        • Value Assessment
        • Risk-Based Prioritization
        • Exercise: Risk-Value Prioritization
        • Kano Analysis
        • Theme Screening
        • Relative Weighting
        • Exercise: Backlog Prioritization
      • Prioritization – Modifiers
        • Various dependencies
        • Cost
    • Estimation
      • Approaches to Estimation
      • Story Points vs. Ideal Days
      • Sizing
      • Exercise: Analogous Sizing Exercises
      • Planning Poker
      • Exercise: Estimating with planning poker
    • Planning
      • Product Roadmap
      • Exercise: Top-Down Release Roadmap
      • Derive Velocity
      • Velocity-Driven Release Planning
      • Fixed-Schedule Planning
      • Updating the Release Plan
      • Exercise: Release Planning Exercises
      • Sprint Planning
    • Metrics That Matters to you
      • Sprint Burn-Down
      • Release Burn-Down
      • Defect Trend
      • Test metrics
    • Additional Advance Topics
      • Scaling Scrum at an enterprise level
      • Scrum in globally distributed teams – managing offshore teams
      • Sidebar – Q&A
      • Course evaluation

    Closing activities

  • Who Should Attend

    This class is focused more on the role of business user, liaisons, and product owners. It is appropriate for anyone considering the following area:

    • Product Management
    • Product Marketing
    • Architect
    • Business Analysts
    • Functional Analysts
    • Line of business sponsors for development projects
    • Customers
    • Project Managers
    • Any other stakeholder included in the value stream feeding features or requirements to the development organization.


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