Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

Certified Scrum Product Owner professionals have been taught the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that enable them to fulfill the role of Product Owner on a Scrum team. CSPOs are typically the individuals who are closest to the "business side" of the project. 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.

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Intended Audience for this Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Course

  • » Technical professionals associated with product specification, design, development, and testing
  • » Product managers and business analysts
  • » Functional managers, operational managers, and directors
  • » Project sponsors
  • » IT managers, directors, vice presidents, CIOs, and CTOs
  • » Anyone interested in learning the benefits of Scrum for product management

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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Course Objectives

  • » Properly align your development efforts around building the highest business value features first
  • » Effectively and efficiently incorporate new insights into the product during the project lifecycle Seed a product backlog to
  • » quickly establish enough backlog items
  • » Demonstrate how to write user stories to clearly articulate the who, what, and the how
  • » Relatively estimate backlog items to factor in implementation complexity
  • » Quickly assess business value and establish an initial priority for the backlog items in your product backlog
  • » Key meetings in Scrum to verify what is happening, before, during, and after each sprint
  • » Determine a good user story from a bad one and create a better product backlog
  • » Ensure that the right features are being implemented for the right reasons at the right time
  • » Demonstrate how to track development team progress and make more informed prioritization decisions and forecast possible
  • » release dates
  • » Gain organizational trust and improve your team's reputation for on-time and on-budget delivery by setting them up for
  • » frequent successes
  • » Rapidly respond to changing market conditions and increase customer satisfaction and time-to-market delivery

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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Course Outline

      1. Scrum Basics
        1. Understand the Scrum Flow, the core components of the Scrum framework, and the Scrum vocabulary
        2. Understand the principles/legs of empirical process control
        3. Understand the work culture Scrum creates
      2. Roles & Responsibilities
        1. Understand the scope of the Product Owner role in detail
        2. Understand the scope of the ScrumMaster role at a high level
        3. Understand the scope of the Team role at a high level
        4. Understand why there is no project manager and no agile product manager
      3. Product Vision
        1. Understand the importance of having the product vision as an overarching goal galvanizing the entire Scrum team
        2. Understand the desirable qualities of the vision
        3. Understand how the vision can be shaped
        4. Understand the importance of carrying out just enough prep work
        5. Understand the relationship between vision and product roadmap
      4. Estimating
        1. Understand the different estimation levels in Scrum
        2. Understand that the accuracy of an estimate is more important than the precision of the estimate
        3. Understand that estimates of size and duration can be done separately
        4. Understand the impact of pressuring team members to provide low estimates
        5. Understand the difference between estimating and committing
      5. The Product Backlog
        1. Understand what the product backlog is (and is not)
        2. Understand product backlog grooming
      6. Prioritizing
        1. Understand the importance and benefits of prioritizing the product backlog
        2. Understand the implications of saying everything is mandatory
        3. Understand who should have input into prioritization decisions
        4. Understand that proper prioritization of a product backlog is based on multiple factors.
        5. Understand and know how to apply formal approaches to prioritizing (i.e., beyond just gut feel or intuition)
        6. Understand how much latitude to give a team in adjusting the sequence of work.
      7. Release Management
        1. Understand the goal of release management
        2. Understand that planning is adaptive, iterative, and collaborative
        3. Understand why quality is frozen and the concept of technical debt
        4. Understand why software should be released early and frequently
        5. Understanding and measuring velocity
        6. Understand the release burndown chart
        7. Understand how a release plan can help forecast the future
      8. Sprints
        1. Understand the product owner's role in the Scrum meetings
        2. Understand how the Product Owner and Development Team collaborate during the Sprint
        3. Understand what team commitment means
        4. Understand why sprints are timeboxed and protected
        5. Understand the concept of sustainable pace

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » CSPO : Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

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We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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