This two-day Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course puts you on the path to become a great leader for a team or teams. Product Owners are central to steering team energy toward results with real business value.
What are Product Owners?
Innovative business leaders who can champion an idea from strategic inception to tactical delivery. The CSPO is at the heart of any good idea that succeeds. Great Product Owners can originate from anywhere within a corporate hierarchy. The CSPO role should not be viewed as just Product Management since it must encompase much more to succeed.
Product Owner Challenge
Certified Scrum Product Owner
A Product Owner is someone that is responsible for the success of a project. A Certified Scrum Product Owner is an industry recognized designation offered by the Scrum Alliance. As a CSPO member of the Scrum Alliance and you will have access to unique resources as well a community of practice for improving your skills. Successful completion of this course results in a CSPO and membership in the Scrum Alliance.
Product Owners POs must have the deep skills that are needed to navigate the complex challenges of product development and channel the energy of a team to deliver results. The product owner is the role defined within the Scrum Framework.
Note PMPs: This course counts for 16 professional development units.
Our training comes with each instructor’s applied industry experience. We demonstrate how creative human intellect can be pooled together to innovate new and better products. We focus on interactive patterns on both the customer facing side and team facing side. We make teams better. Better teams make better products.
It is vital that today’s agile practitioners be able to retain what they have learned and apply it to their jobs. Our training targets both interactive and non-interactive learning modes for adults. We move between patterns of conceptualization, agile analysis, dialog, simulation, creative making, individual reflection and group reflection to maximize the learning for adults. We train so that participants can put the ideas presented to immediate practical use.
- Overview of Scrum
- What is Scrum
- Applied Scrum
- Evolution of Scrum
- Interactive Techniques
- Innovation Games
- Open ended exploration of product ideas
- Engaging Your team and Engaging your customers
- Starting a Work Effort
- Set a Burning Purpose
- Product & Project Management,
- Vision & Road maps
- Size & Estimates
- How much work do we have
- Establishing a Predictable Core
- Managing Energy by Shifting Precision
- Tracking & Reports
- Burndown & Burnup
- What to measure
- Where are we
- Who wants to know
- Prioritizing Work Flow and Release plans
- Definition of Done and the importance
- 3 Legs of empirical process control
- Metrics to steer by and inform decisions
- Decomposition techniques
- How to connect sprints
- Grooming the product backlog
- Estimating at different levels
- Managing the Work
- Run effective retrospectives
- Shape the process
- Shape the organizations
- Shape the Work Flow
- Managing expectations
- Inspect and Adapt
Attendees will create work products (agile plans and retrospective reports) and use multiple tools during the session.
Our goal is to help you leave armed with the following techniques / skills:
- Practical Techniques for stimulating interactive sessions
- How to write user stories for a product backlog and sprint backlog
- Ways to prioritize the product backlog
- Commitment Based Planning vs. Velocity Based Planning
- Projecting a delivery and managing backlogs to support that delivery
- Leverage team intelligence for better product development
- How to Adapt plans and leverage feedback loops at every level of work
- Techniques for involving stakeholders and how to balance through those intereactions
- Inform decision making better based on realities encountered
Who Should Attend
This course is for people who must master agile project / product management work. It is intended to help experienced practitioners focus on the difficult challenges of building great products:
- Product management and marketing professionals (directors and product managers, technical product managers, and product marketing managers)
- Product development professionals (analysts and user-experience/interaction/visual designers, application architects and designers, developers, and testers)
- Project management professionals (project managers and project/team leaders)
- Scrum course students (e.g. attendees of “Certified ScrumMaster”) desiring a “deep dive” into techniques for more effective Sprints
- ScrumMasters who wish to improve their team’s sprint planning effectiveness
- Agile development team members who want to better support product owners
- Project managers who want to integrate agile plans with their organization’s traditional project management needs
- Product Owners seeking better inform both strategic views and tactical team realities
- Participants should have some familiarity with Agile, either by attending beginner Agile training or through some practical Agile experience.
Length: 2 day
Size: Class will be limited to a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 24 participants.