Certified Scrum Product Owner Course with Colin Bird

Course Details

Certified Scrum Product Owner Course
Colin Bird

Sheraton Bucharest, Bucharest

23rd - 24th Nov 2017 , 9.00am - 5.00pm

£ 895 + VAT

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Many teams and organisations are adopting Scrum to dramatically improve their ability to develop software. However, Agile teams need to be building the right software, and to be truly Agile, they also need to be regularly fed with well-shaped requirements. The Product Owner is a critical ingredient of a Scrum team, shaping what they build and a key influence on team performance.

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and practises of Agile and Scrum and then focuses on how to shape a product or solution and collaborate effectively with Scrum teams.

What you will learn:
• Overview of Scrum
• Scrum Roles
• Vision
• Product Backlog
• Agile Portfolio Management
• Release Planning
• Sprint Planning
• Sprints
• Meetings


Succeeding with Agile

All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Mike Cohn's book Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum

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Overview of Scrum
 Lean and Agile Principles
 Empirical Process Theory
 Scrum Overview
 The Scrum Values

Scrum Roles
 The ScrumMaster
 The Product Owner
 The Team

 The Product Vision & Roadmap
 Visioning Techniques
 User Roles and Personas
 Building a Vision

Product Backlog
 Product Backlog Fundamentals
 Qualities of the Backlog
 Ordering the Backlog
 Refining the Backlog
 User Stories on the Backlog
 Acceptance Criteria/Tests
 Story Slicing
 INVEST in your Backlog
 Story-writing workshops
 Building a Story Mapping

Agile Portfolio Management
 Planning Horizons
 Hierarchy of backlogs

Release Planning
 Release Planning Process
 Estimating the Product Backlog
 Planning Poker
 Affinity Estimation
 Velocity
 Creating the Release Plan
 Tracking Release Progress

Sprint Planning
 Preparation
 Prioritisation and the Sprint goal
 Sprint Planning meeting

 Product Owner – Team Collaboration
 Potentially shippable
 Sprint length
 Abnormal terminations
 Definition of Done

 The Daily Scrum
 Sprint Review
 Sprint Retrospective

Whether you are a Product Owner, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Product Manager or Business Analyst; or simply responsible for defining product vision or requirements this course is for you.

This course has no prerequisites. However depending on your experience with scrum and agile we recommend you familiarize (or re-familiarize) yourself with the Agile Manifesto and Scrum as defined completely in the Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the originators of Scrum.

Following successful completion of the course, each participant will be designated a Certified Scrum Product Owner. There is no exam for this course, full attendance and completion of the group exercises are the only prerequisites for certification. This certification includes a one year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional member–only material and information is available.

SEUs: This course qualifies as 16 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) toward the 70 required to become a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).

Project Management Institute (PMI):
This course counts as 15 of the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification.

This course also counts for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

I enjoyed that the trainer challenged our assumptions as it got us out of our comfort zone and away from our classic British Gas methodology.

Amelia Dosrev | Digital Join Assistant at British Gas

I really liked exploring agile as a culture, a way of working not just a methodology, backed up by real-life examples from other companies & organisation 

Justin Robinson-Price | Digital Customer Experience Manager at Centrica