Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Training

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The CSPO training is a two-day, classroom-setting workshop for 6-30 students. Usually the classroom is set-up as tables of 4-6 students to enable small team discussions during the training. The class runs 8 hours each day, including 30-60 minutes for lunch and various smaller breaks.

Note: The Scrum Alliance requires that training is delivered in-person. Students must be present in the classroom; remote attendees cannot be certified under any conditions.

Course Summary

Scrum increases the emphasis on assessing and driving business value through close collaboration with the delivery team. The Scrum Product Owner establishes the crucial interaction between the business and the delivery team that improves productivity within an Agile organization. Product Owners who assume this critical role have the ability to guide the team to gain the full benefit of Agile delivery. This training is interactive and highly experiential. Participants gain practical tools and techniques for engaging with software delivery teams.

When the capabilities of the Product Owner are optimized, an Agile team will experience immediate benefits that lead to improved effectiveness and customer satisfaction as well as increased return on investment (ROI).

  • Boost Product Owner capabilities
  • Optimize Agile teams
  • Use Scrum to its fullest!
  • Enhance planning and scheduling
  • Gain practical, proven techniques
  • Improve estimating skills and results
  • Maximize delivery capabilities
  • Reduce risk
  • Improve ROI
  • Leverage proven experience

A portion of the course will be spent introducing Scrum, therefore, there is no prerequisite to this course.

Course Objectives

  • At the completion of the CSPO course, student should be able to:
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the Product Owner
  • Discuss the purpose and strategy behind Agile Development, the Scrum Framework, and the Product Owner role.
  • Explain how customers and users interact with the Scrum Team and the Product Owner.
  • Describe methods for evaluating product assumptions and improving product value.
  • Describe methods for working with the Product Backlog.

Course Outline

  • Scrum/Agile Overview
  • Product Owner Responsibilities
  • The Product Backlog
  • Building and Maintaining the Backlog
  • Sprint Planning
  • Acceptance Criteria and DONEness
  • The Dangers of Forcing Commitment
  • During the Sprint
  • Refining Stories
  • Sprint Review
  • Checking against DONEness
  • Agile Analysis
  • User Stories – what are they and why do they work?
  • Analysis Stories
  • Story Slicing (Epics vs. Right-sized stories)
  • Story Point estimation
  • Capabilities, Features, Backbones, and Connective Stories
  • Non-functional requirements
  • Release Planning & Management
  • Value vs. Cost – Real Earned Business Value (ROI)
  • Velocity & Maintaining the release plan
  • The story point budget
  • Correcting
  • Predicting
  • Managing distributed teams

Cancellation Policy: 5 working days for full refund. Cancellations after that time are charged full tuition for the course.

For more information regarding refund, concerns, and/or program cancellation policies please contact our offices at 919-878-7100 ext. 22

Knowledge Source Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:www.nasbaregistry.org.

Course Information
  • Credit:PDU’s: 16
  • Fee:$1,195
  • Length:2 days
  • Hours:8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Delivery:Instructor Led/Group Live

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