Certified Scrum Product Owner Course
Mike’s Scrum Product Owner course will help you fully understand your role as a product owner and teach you how to use the product backlog as a tool for success. As the product takes shape over a number of sprints, you can restructure the product backlog to incorporate insights or respond to changes in business conditions. This way you can identify and cancel potentially unsuccessful projects early, and ensure that your team is always working in the most efficient way possible.
Traditionally a project is turned over to a project manager and everyone is left waiting and hoping for a good outcome. This is not a promising situation when we consider that over half of projects fail. Furthermore, of the 50% that do succeed, 64% have functionality which is rarely or never used. Scrum offers an appealing and effective alternative to this old fashioned setup. Intuitive and lightweight, the Scrum process delivers completed increments of the product at rapid, regular intervals.
What you will learn:
• What the Products Owner is and is not responsible for
• How to write user stories for the product backlog
• Proven techniques for prioritizing the product backlog
• How to predict the delivery date of a project (or the features that will be complete by a given date) using velocity
• Tips for managing the key variables influencing project success
• Tips and tricks from the instructor's fifteen years of using Scrum in a wide variety of environments
All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Mike's book Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum
Overview of Scrum
Scrum is empirical
The Scrum project community
Roles and Responsibilities
Team / ScrumMaster / Product Owner
Your role in the four Scrum meetings
Things that are not your job
Chartering the Project
Creating an “Igniting Purpose”
Estimating the size of work
The Product Backlog
User stories on the product backlog
The product backlog iceberg
User stories in a formal contract
What is potentially shippable?
Changes during the sprint
Sustainable pace & over commitment
The proper level for prioritizing
Four factors to consider
Theme screening and scoring
Extrapolating end dates
Fixed-scope and fixed-price projects
Scaling the Product Owner
Sharing one product backlog
Visualizing a large product backlog
The scrum of scrums meeting
The chief product owner
This course is perfect for product and project managers, analysts, testers and team members who represent and are expected to understand the desires of users and customers on agile projects.
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.
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).
The course was great, I loved it all! Especially Mike’s jokes.
Luke Kirkpatrick | Head of Product at Net Natives
Excellent course - Mike’s wealth of experience, use of real world anecdotes and examples has provided me with a rich resource to take back to the office.
Gillian Hall | International Product Manager at Roche Diagnostics International
Mike is a great speaker, very enjoyable.
Dawn Grimley-Capell | Agile Project Manager at Ordnance Survey
Thanks very much, really informative and enjoyable two days!
Ben Colenso | Business Analyst at Hogarth Worldwide
Mike's experience in the industry is priceless. He does an amazing job applying theory in a practical way.
Joe Mendonca | Software Development Manager at Walt Disney
Mike is an excellent instructor. Having the opportunity to meet him & pick his brain was my favourite part.
Angelica Isaksson | Product Owner at Catena Media
Loved all of it and learnt some really useful tools to take away!
Steven Hagan | Product Manager at Computershare
The most valuable part of the course was project chartering, having a three-month vision is a powerful thing for a team.
Miranda Richardson | Senior Product Manager at BBC