Certified Scrum Product Owner Training (14 PDUs)
March 18, 2013 to March 19, 2013
All CSPO courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSPO course and the corresponding evaluation designates you as a Certified Scrum Product Owner, which indicates that you have been introduced to the basic concepts you need to perform as a Product owner or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.
Scrum is a light-weight framework for delivering valuable product to customers by empowering cross-functional, self-organizing Teams. This simple, easy-to-understand framework offers organizations the ability to transform their work environments, restore a focus on the customer and reenergize their employees. Since Scrum is merely a framework where product development activities occur, there exists a great deal of murkiness on how individuals and organizations apply Scrum in a way that is meaningful and valuable for their circumstances.
The learning objectives for this course are:
List the five values of Scrum and the eight essential Scrum principles.
Discuss the key responsibilities and rights of the Product Owner.
Explain the importance of the Product Backlog and how it is used in Scrum.
Practice a new model for thinking about the Product Backlog, organizing the Product Backlog items and identifying non-functional requirements.
Practice each step in constructing a Product Backlog from initiating a compelling vision, identifying user needs, writing Product Backlog items and developing a product roadmap.
Explain how to create personas and how to use them to identify hidden requirements and ways to exceed the customer\'s expectations.
Describe how to engage the Team members, users, customers and stakeholders in co-creating requirements and features.
Identify the profile of behaviors and attitudes that enable someone to be a powerful Product Owner and the behaviors and attitudes that augment their impact.
Practice applying multiple prioritization techniques to maximize business value.
Rehearse writing user stories and acceptance criteria.
This two-day course will begin to clear away that murkiness through short, focused lectures by a qualified Certified Scrum Trainer teaching the basics of Scrum as well as practical tools gathered while mentoring and consulting with organizations learning to apply Scrum.
An important aim of this course is to leverage the wide-ranging knowledge and experience of the participants, so expect a significant amount of this course will be spent in peer-to-peer interactions, hands-on activities and drawing connections between the classroom material and your day-to-day experience. This course will equip the participants with the knowledge on how to facilitate Scrum in their teams and begin the process of change in their organization.
Any person who is interested in learning more about Scrum or wants to make Scrum work better for their Team or organization, is encouraged to attend. While the focus of the class is for people who want to learn how to leverage the Scrum framework to bring about change, any member of Team or the organization who is interested in how to use Scrum would find this class useful. Typical attendees in the past have been functional managers, Team leads, analysts, architects, engineers, software developers, directors, testers and other roles that support product development.