Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
The Product Owner plays an integral role in the success of the team. Certified Scrum Product Owners have been given both the responsibility and the authority to represent the “business” and they are charged by the organization to "get the product out" and are expected to do the best possible job of satisfying all the stakeholders.
Scrum is NOT a software development methodology. Scrum is an innovative, Agile method for completing and delivering complex projects in an incremental and iterative fashion. The term “Scrum” has its roots in the game of Rugby and is metaphor used to describe the degree of cooperation required for a development team to work collectively team to reach a common goal – to deliver High Quality Working Software in short iterative phases occurring on a regular cadence. Much like the Captain of a Rugby Team, the Product Owner plays an integral role in the success of the team! Certified Scrum Product Owners are typically the individuals who are closest to the "business side" of the project. They have been given both the responsibility and the authority to represent the “business” and they are charged by the organization to "get the product out" and are expected to do the best possible job of satisfying all the stakeholders. CSPOs maintain the product backlog and ensure that everyone knows the priorities.
Come join us for our two-day Certified Scrum Product Owner® class. This class will help you understand how Scrum works by focusing on your role as the Product Owner. In this class we will cover topics such as:
- Stakeholder Management
- Return on Investment (ROI)
- Backlog Creation & Grooming
- Creating Effective User Stories & Acceptance Criteria
- Defining Definition of Ready (DOR) & Definition of Done
1) Scrum Basics
- Understand the Scrum Flow, the core components of the Scrum framework, and the Scrum vocabulary
- Understand the principles/legs of empirical process control
- Understand the work culture Scrum creates
- Roles & Responsibilities
- Understand the scope of the ScrumMaster role at a high level
- Understand the scope of the Team role at a high level
- Understand why there is no project manager and no agile product manager
2) Product Vision
- Understand the importance of having the product vision as an overarching goal for the Scrum team
- Understand the desirable qualities of the vision
- Understand how the vision can be shaped
- Understand the importance of carrying out just enough prep work
- Understand the relationship between vision and product roadmap
- Understand the different estimation levels in Scrum
- Understand that the accuracy of an estimate is more important than the precision of the estimate
4) Understand that estimates of size and duration can be done separately
- Understand the impact of pressuring team members to provide low estimates
- Understand the difference between estimating and committing
5) The Product Backlog
- Understand what the product backlog is (and is not)
- Understand product backlog grooming
- Understand who should have input into prioritization decisions
- Understand that proper prioritization of a product backlog is based on multiple factors.
- Understand and know how to apply formal approaches to prioritizing (i.e., beyond just “gut feel” or intuition)
- Understand how much latitude to give a team in adjusting the sequence of work.
6) Release Management
- Understand the goal of release management
- Understand why quality is frozen and the concept of technical debt
- Understand why software should be released early and frequently
- Understanding and measuring velocity
- Understand the release burn-down chart
- Understand how a release plan can help forecast the future
- Understand the product owner’s role in the Scrum meetings
- Understand how the Product Owner and Development Team collaborate during the Sprint
- Understand what team commitment means Understand why sprints are timeboxed and protected Understand the concept of sustainable pace
This course is for anyone in the role of product owner, business analyst, or project manager working in a Agile environment.
The course is also appropriate for those working in product and marketing departments as well as other interested managers, directors and VPs.
Upon completion of this class, you will be able to fulfill the role of Product Owner on a Scrum team. You will also have access to a 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance. Through this membership you can join local user groups, online social networks, gain access to deep discounts on gatherings, and additional member-only resources. In addition, CSPOs can use a specially designed logo to highlight their credentials.