Certified Scrum Product Owner Workshop

The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training workshop benefits anyone whose role it is to create the product vision and then work with a team to execute. In organizations still using traditional development, this role could fall to product managers, business analysts, and project managers. At the end of the Scrum Alliance CSPO 2-day workshop, participants are able to work the entire Agile product management process, from vision to deployment, using Agile concepts and processes.

Agile product management is different from traditional project management. There are different processes, meetings, and artifacts, like the product and sprint backlog. Agile is also a different way of thinking. Instead of completing the entirety of a project before a single launch, Agile is about finishing a minimum viable product and getting user feedback to improve subsequent releases.

Our Certified Product Owner class is worth 16 SEU’s or PDU’s. Visit our FAQ page to learn how to claim SEU’s or PDU’s.

CSPO Learning Outcomes

Through a combination of immersive team-based learning, exercises, and real-world case studies, participants will learn:

  • The core values and principles behind Agile and empirical-based processes like Scrum
  • How Agile product development compares to traditional waterfall development
  • The elements of the Scrum framework and how the Product Owner fits into the framework and ceremonies
  • Responsibilities and authority of the Scrum roles and their impact on traditional roles
  • How the PO collaborates with other Scrum roles and stakeholders (such as customers, users, sales, marketing, and management)
  • How to write user stories with clear acceptance criteria and learn story-splitting strategies
  • How to estimate and manage releases through risk-based forecasting and tracking
  • What skills are required and how to identify a good PO
  • Methods to facilitate prioritization session with stakeholders
  • How to facilitate requirements-discovery sessions with stakeholders, including User Story Mapping
  • How to properly manage a product backlog and facilitate backlog-refinement sessions
  • How product vision and user personas can lead to a smoother project and better customer value

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CSM or CSPO? Which Scrum Certification Should I get?

Getting your ScrumMaster and Product Owner certifications is really beneficial, particularly if an organization has decided that Scrum is the chosen vehicle for change and agility. Both the CSM and CSPO will give participants a solid foundation of Agile as an example of the empirical process and how it differs from traditional development models such as Waterfall. However, there are key differences between the two:

Take the CSPO if you wish to:

  • Realize product vision in a more efficient and collaborative way
  • Learn different and more effective ways to communicate product requirements (user stories)
  • Become discovery-focused instead of requirements-focused
  • Drive richer product discovery using story mapping
  • Align the Scrum team more closely with product stakeholders and customers
  • Better manage stakeholder expectations

Take CSM if you wish to:

  • Champion the change from Waterfall to Agile and Scrum
  • Improve your current Agile and Scrum knowledge
  • Need an understanding of all the Scrum roles, ceremonies, and how they fit together in a Sprint
  • Understand different ways of reporting value and activity

Click here for more information about our Certified ScrumMaster courses.

Upcoming CSPO Workshops

Certified Scrum Product Owner Workshop (CSPO) – Austin

November 1, 2017, 8:30 am - November 2, 2017, 5:00 pm - DoubleTree by Hilton

Certified Scrum Product Owner Workshop (CSPO) – Austin

December 13, 2017, 8:30 am - December 14, 2017, 5:00 pm - DoubleTree by Hilton Arboretum

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Valuable lessons and techniques to teach the teams on adopting and using scrum.

Matt Gutierrez

Activities were effective for adding better understanding. The content was easy to follow because it was so well presented.

Alexis Adams

This class was great. I learned real agile and scrum information and standards. This will help me open up communications with my management team and my company.

Aerum Mahmood

Great examples of real-life situations. Instructors were animated and passionate.

Linda Plamann

The alternation of lecture and exercises kept me engaged.

Christa Meck

Great class from Agile Velocity as always. Love the exercises and real-time activities performed in class for engagement. David is awesome!

Evelyn Douse