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    Certified Scrum Product Owner

    Become a Scrum Alliance Approved Certified Scrum Product Owner. Live Online & In-Person Classes available.

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    About the Course

    Looking to become a Certified Scrum Product Owner while enjoying the journey? You're in the right place. Our experience has taught us how to excel in any learning scenario. Boost your career with essential product owner skills. Lead development projects, work closely with stakeholders, effectively manage product backlogs, and ensure the delivery of value. Our certification suite offers a direct route to enhance your proficiency in this critical agile role, making you more attractive to potential employers.

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    Scrum Alliance Product Owner Certifications

    Product Owners, Product Managers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Scrum Team Members and Executives can all benefit from a deeper understanding of Scrum.

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    Become a Certified Scrum Product Owner

    • Course Description

      Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

      The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course is an interactive class introducing the concepts of Agile business leadership using the Scrum framework. This is an important first step in the journey towards a more adaptive form of business leadership focused on the business outcomes that matter so you can satisfy the needs of the customers and users.

      The activities, tools, and techniques covered in this workshop will enable  you to grow revenue, boost innovation, and increase customer satisfaction while delivering and sustaining a high quality product. You can choose to attend either a Live Online or an In-Person offering of this course which includes:

      • Guided preparation work to get you ready
      • Three virtual classroom sessions of five-hours each or two full-day in-person sessions
      • Lots of collaboration time with your classmates
      • An opportunity to reflect between sessions with short readings

      Upon completion of this training, you will be designated a Certified Scrum Product Owner by the Scrum Alliance® and receive a two-year membership with the Scrum Alliance.

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    • Agenda

      Agenda

      Orientation

      • Familiarization of the Online Learning Environment
      • Course Overview 
      • Review Scrum Guide
      • Other readings and videos

      Session 1 (5 hours)

      • Opening & Welcome
      • Agile & Scrum Introduction
      • The Role of the Product Owner
      • Product Vision

      Session 2 (5 hours)

      • Identifying & Validating Product Assumptions
      • Scrum Workflow
      • Stakeholder Management

      Session 3 (5 hours)

      • Product Roadmapping
      • Refining and Ordering the Product Backlog
      • Incremental Product Planning
      • Wrap-up and Q&A
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    • What you will learn

      What You Will Learn

      Through original content, interactive simulations, and real-world case studies you will learn how to:

      • Establish a powerful vision that inspires your product team
      • Apply the right frameworks to identify and align with the needs of your core customers
      • Create high-impact features that maximize value while minimizing time-to-market and risk
      • Deliver incremental value by leveraging the appropriate blend of the Scrum framework and modern product management practices
      • Keep stakeholders engaged with collaborative frameworks for roadmapping and iterative release plans
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    • What you will Receive

      What you will Recieve.

      This course focuses on interaction — we only use lectures to cover the basic terms and concepts. Most class time is dedicated to fun exercises, engaging discussion, and team collaboration. We focus on practical solutions to real-world, Product Owner challenges drawn from decades of experience as product managers, Agile coaches and Product Owners in Agile environments.

      • A vivid student workbook full of custom exercises, activities, and course summaries that capture the essential points you need to learn and comprehend.
      • A two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance
      • Recognition by the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Product Owner
      • Fourteen SEUs/PDUs
      • One-year membership in the Profitable Software Community with Access to Horizon.
      • A copy of Software Profit Streams™ by Jason Tanner & Luke Hohmann
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    Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

    The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course is an interactive class introducing the concepts of Agile business leadership using the Scrum framework. This is an important first step in the journey towards a more adaptive form of business leadership focused on the business outcomes that matter so you can satisfy the needs of the customers and users.

    The activities, tools, and techniques covered in this workshop will enable  you to grow revenue, boost innovation, and increase customer satisfaction while delivering and sustaining a high quality product. You can choose to attend either a Live Online or an In-Person offering of this course which includes:

    • Guided preparation work to get you ready
    • Three virtual classroom sessions of five-hours each or two full-day in-person sessions
    • Lots of collaboration time with your classmates
    • An opportunity to reflect between sessions with short readings

    Upon completion of this training, you will be designated a Certified Scrum Product Owner by the Scrum Alliance® and receive a two-year membership with the Scrum Alliance.

    af-psa-tab-practice

    Agenda

    Orientation

    • Familiarization of the Online Learning Environment
    • Course Overview 
    • Review Scrum Guide
    • Other readings and videos

    Session 1 (5 hours)

    • Opening & Welcome
    • Agile & Scrum Introduction
    • The Role of the Product Owner
    • Product Vision

    Session 2 (5 hours)

    • Identifying & Validating Product Assumptions
    • Scrum Workflow
    • Stakeholder Management

    Session 3 (5 hours)

    • Product Roadmapping
    • Refining and Ordering the Product Backlog
    • Incremental Product Planning
    • Wrap-up and Q&A
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    What You Will Learn

    Through original content, interactive simulations, and real-world case studies you will learn how to:

    • Establish a powerful vision that inspires your product team
    • Apply the right frameworks to identify and align with the needs of your core customers
    • Create high-impact features that maximize value while minimizing time-to-market and risk
    • Deliver incremental value by leveraging the appropriate blend of the Scrum framework and modern product management practices
    • Keep stakeholders engaged with collaborative frameworks for roadmapping and iterative release plans
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    What you will Recieve.

    This course focuses on interaction — we only use lectures to cover the basic terms and concepts. Most class time is dedicated to fun exercises, engaging discussion, and team collaboration. We focus on practical solutions to real-world, Product Owner challenges drawn from decades of experience as product managers, Agile coaches and Product Owners in Agile environments.

    • A vivid student workbook full of custom exercises, activities, and course summaries that capture the essential points you need to learn and comprehend.
    • A two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance
    • Recognition by the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Product Owner
    • Fourteen SEUs/PDUs
    • One-year membership in the Profitable Software Community with Access to Horizon.
    • A copy of Software Profit Streams™ by Jason Tanner & Luke Hohmann
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    Upcoming Courses

    “The hands-on, interactive teaching style was perfect for me as a visual learner. So glad this was not two days of death by PowerPoint.”

    Gloria J.

    “The organization of the course was excellent. I really valued the pre-course readings and homework which allowed the live course to be dynamic and focused on solving cases rather than covering the finite details of the methodology.”

    Anna Maria Q.

    “The class felt very interactive despite not being co-located. The combination of the Miro board and Zoom breakout rooms helped a lot in creating an inclusive environment.”

    Jemma B.

    Topics Covered

    Product Vision

    A clear, shared vision is crucial for successful Scrum and Agile teams. We’ll walk through techniques to help unify your team, stakeholders, and customers around the right vision for your product or service.

    Prune the Product Tree

    Roadmaps are an important link between Product Vision and Product Backlog. Unfortunately, many roadmaps are not much more than a slide with dates and bullet-pointed features, which doesn’t provide any context. Learn how to use the Prune the Product Tree, an Innovation Game®, to collaborate with customers to build a real roadmap.

    Product Backlog Basics

    Learn the simple rules associated with a Product Backlog as well as a set of key practices for using a Product Backlog to develop consensus among the stakeholders on what will be delivered. Other topics we cover include:

    • Writing User Stories
    • Acceptance Criteria
    • Vertically Slicing User Stories
    • Product Backlog Refinement

    Ordering the Product Backlog

    The core of the Product Owner’s job is to order and prioritize among the many great things we could do and help the Development Team focus only on what is most important. Many traditional prioritization techniques are too slow for most Scrum Teams, so many Product Owners order the Product Backlog solely on intuition or by responding to the currently squeaky wheel. Learn a prioritization framework that helps you visualize the relative importance of your customer segments, internal & external stakeholders, corporate strategy, and maintain clean code.

    Agile Release Planning

    Believe it or not, we’ve heard many times the misinformed statement: “We’re Agile, so we don’t really plan.” Not only is this inconsistent with the Agile Manifesto, it is usually just bad business. In our experience, the best Scrum teams create a plan and expect it to change as work begins!

    • Learn the nuts and bolts of managing stakeholder expectations with an Agile release plan
    • Learn how and when to it makes sense to update the release plan

    Working in Sprints

    The Product Owner role doesn’t end once the Product Backlog is ready for Sprint Planning. Your team will be most effective if you are available during the Sprint to provide feedback at key points.

    • Learn how the Product Owner works with Development Teams  during the Sprint
    • Explore best practices in balancing time among the Development Team, stakeholders, and customers