Certified Scrum Product Owner Training | Learn to Maintain Product Backlog & Ensure Everyone Knows Priorities

Certified Scrum Product Owner Course Description

The role of the Scrum Product Owner is crucial to the overall Scrum Team, acting as the liaison between the development team and the wider customer community. An effective Scrum Product Owner will work collaboratively with stakeholders to define the overall product vision and is responsible for communicating that vision to the team and motivating the team to deliver a high-quality product.  The Product Owner is responsible for creating and maintaining the Product Backlog and is a key contributor to the Sprint Planning and Review Meetings.  The Scrum Product Owner can help maximize delivery capabilities, enhance the planning and scheduling process, improve project estimation and drive overall product success.

This highly interactive course provides you with a fundamental understanding of Agile and Scrum, as well as the specific skills, behaviors, and mindset necessary to become a successful Certified Scrum Product Owner,® (CSPO). With this training, you will prioritize backlogs, effectively communicate with stakeholders, and use the Scrum framework to manage expectations and keep all parties informed.

CSPO Training Course Learning Outcomes

  • Participate actively as a Scrum Team member generally
  • Function effectively as the Product Owner for the Scrum Team specifically
  • Deliver a successful Scrum project
  • Explain and sell Agile and the Scrum framework to other key stakeholders
  • Collaborate effectively with key stakeholders and customers
  • Create and maintain the Product Backlog
  • Fulfill your essential role in Sprint Planning and Sprint Review meetings
  • Participate in Daily Scrum Meetings and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Understand and use the full range of Scrum Artifacts (Sprint Backlog, Burndown Charts etc.)
  • Understand how to operate Scrum with fixed price contracts and third party supplier relationships
  • Help your team or organization to transition to a more Lean and Agile way of working using Scrum
  • Understand how to combine the use of Scrum with other Lean and Agile approaches such as Kanban, eXtreme Programming, and AgilePM

CSPO Training - Suggested Audience

This training is open for all software professionals who intend to or already using agile principles. Suggested attendees based on our past programs are:
  • Project Managers
  • Developers
  • Product Owners
  • Certified Scrum Masters
  • Managers-Software development
  • Architects-Software development
  • Product Managers
  • Software Developers
  • Software Coders
  • Software Testers
  • Team Leads or Team Members who are interested in learning more about Scrum and leading Agile projects

CSPO Training Workshop Duration

  • Open-House F2F (Public): 2 days
  • In-House F2F (Private): 2 days, for commercials please send us an email with group size to hello@pincorps.com

CSPO Training - Prerequisites

Basic understanding of Agile & Scrum principles.

Development Units

PDUs - 16

CSPO training course outline includes:

1. Scrum Framework Overview
  • Sprints, Increments, and Releases
  • The Scrum Roles: Product Owner, ScrumMaster, Development Team
  • Teamwork and Impact on Traditional Roles
  • Scrum with third party contractual relationships
  • The Scrum Meetings

2. Product Vision and Roadmap
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Product business model and market analysis
  • Setting project scope and objectives
  • Defining and communicating the Product Vision

3. Building and managing the Product Backlog
  • Defining Product Backlog Items
  • User Stories and other Requirements techniques
  • Prioritizing and ordering the Product Backlog
  • Splitting and sizing Product Backlog Items
  • Prioritization including MoSCoW and Kano analysis

4. Progress Tracking
  • The Definition of Done
  • Understanding the Sprint Backlog
  • The Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Acceptance Criteria and Acceptance Testing
  • The Sprint Review Meeting
  • Burn Down Charts and Scrum Boards
  • The Sprint Retrospective

5. Release Management
  • Release Planning
  • Estimating and Velocity
  • Progress tracking and forecasting

6. Scaling the Product Owner role in Scrum
  • Product Ownership with Multiple Scrum Teams
  • Product ownership with Distributed Scrum Teams
Keny White

Professor

Keny White is Professor of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he has been since 2004. He also currently serves as Chief Scientist of Guavus, Inc. During 2003-2004 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Laboratoire d'Infomatique de Paris VI (LIP6). He received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1992, and an M.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Bachelor

After working as a software developer and contractor for over 8 years for a whole bunch of companies including ABX, Proit, SACC and AT&T in the US, He decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 2001. "What I teach varies from beginner to advanced and from what I have seen, anybody can learn and grow from my courses".

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