Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified Scrum Product Owner - Austin, Texas
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 course are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers.
This intense interactive training workshop focuses on Scrum’s Product Owner role, which focuses on visioning, release planning, roadmapping, and driven by stories.
The class will be taught by 3Back’s Doug Shimp and myself and will cover Scrum’s Product Owner role, which focuses on visioning, roadmapping and user stories. The class will also include an in-depth discussion of and practice with Innovation Games®—serious in-person and online games I’ve developed to help product teams gain more complete and comprehensive customer understanding—which is the foundation of true innovation.
Scrum is a proven lean and agile approach to delivering results, a simple “inspect and adapt” framework used to organize work for maximum efficiency and effectiveness using three roles, three ceremonies, and three artifacts wherein stories express requirements and tasks express work.
While the Product Owner role is conceptually simple and involves a few guidelines, the role emphasizes a particular mindset. Many product owners enact the role, but don’t readily internalize the mindset, and thus don’t experience the benefits of the role.
This workshop not only provides participants with the skills for creating compelling visions, actionable roadmaps, and useful requirements using agile techniques, but it also gives participants practical hands-on experience applying these techniques throughout the workshop. Participants will be introduced to agility and create a vision, roadmap, and work with user roles, user stories, and acceptance tests.
This is not mere presentation-based training but a workshop using experiential learning (learning by doing, including robust simulations and discussions). It is facilitated by active practitioners / coachs with decades of real-world industry experience, which is used to highlight and expose participants to many common pitfalls. Experiential learning techniques are used to illustrate key concepts in a comprehensive manner that is interactively tailored to the participants’ particular needs. Participants will not only gain a foundational understanding, but will also gain practical insight around the nuances of putting the techniques into practice to maximize results.
Read Scrum In A Nutshell to get upto speed quickly on foundational topics.
11-12 Jul 2011
Courtyard Downtown Austin
Discounted seats available. Contact Brian Glatzel for more information.
Other Event Details
• Morning and afternoon breaks will be served
Agility: Values and Principles
Agile Framework: Roles, Artifacts, and Ceremonies
Agile Visioning: Crafting a Vision
Problems and Solutions
Stakeholders and Users
Needs and Features
Assumptions, Dependencies, and Constraints
Agile Roadmapping: Crafting a Roadmap
Releases and Milestones
Elements and Dependencies
Working with User Roles, User Stories, and Acceptance Tests
Understanding Context and Users
User Stories and Gathering Techniques
INVEST in Good Stories
Acceptance Tests and Detailing User Stories
The Product Owner in the Enterprise (for more reading review scrum topics and other sources)
This course is for people who have some background in agile project work. It is intended to help experienced agile practitioners focus on the difficult challenges of tuning aspects of their agile implementation:
- 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
- Coaches for Product Owners and Scrum Transitions
- Participants should have some familiarity with Agile, either by attending beginner Agile training or through some practical Agile experience.
- Participants should be prepared to review the problem domain background material prior to attending the session.