Certified Scrum Product Owner Workshop (CSPO) – Austin, Agile Velocity Office, Tuesday, 11. February 2020

Certified Scrum Product Owner Workshop
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.
The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training workshop benefits anyone whose role is to create and manage the product vision to completion. 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 practices.
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.
*We understand that training is an investment. We will work with individuals on a case-by-case basis to determine a price suitable for both parties. Email training@agilevelocity.com for more information.   
CSPO Learning Outcomes
Through a combination of immersive team-based learning, exercises, and real-world case studies, participants will learn:
Why Agile
Agile has risen in popularity in the last decade...why? This section will highlight why Agile is a business imperative in today’s age and how it will give organizations a leg up on the competition.
Agile Product Development vs. Traditional Waterfall development
Learn how agile is different and how you will need to think differently in this new environment.
Product Owner Roles, Responsibilities, and Skills
Learn about the PO role, how it fits into the Scrum framework, and how PO’s work with ScrumMasters and teams to execute product vision. We will also identify skills required for a great Product Owner.
Product Vision And Tailored Personas
What is the vision for your product? Do you have one? This section covers the critical role of product vision, how to create one that motivates the team, and how to articulate various user personas.
Product Backlog Creation and Refinement Strategies
This module covers how a product backlog is created, the difference between a product and sprint backlog, and how to keep the product backlog in working order through regular refinement sessions.
User Stories & Acceptance Criteria
Students will learn how to write clear user stories and acceptance criteria that communicates stakeholder requests into actual work. This section will also cover how to split user stories while maintaining the integrity of the product.
Estimation and Release Management
One common Agile misconception is that there is no estimation. This is simply not true, we just do so in an agile way. This section covers how to estimate user stories and to use these estimations to create and forecast product releases.
Cultivating a Product Discovery Mindset
True agility moves away from the notion that we know everything up front. A great Product Owner leads the team through continuous discovery of the customer's pains and needs. We will explore techniques for learning more about our customers and how to iterate to building the “right product.”
Experiment-Driven Development
What if we treated every requirement like an educated guess or a hypothesis? In this module, a fundamental shift in how we articulate requirements and accelerate learning cycles by running small experiments to validate or invalidate our assumptions as fast as possible. 
Who Needs To Attend Scrum Product Owner
Anyone who is engaged in the product development process and wants to learn more about creating products for users should attend this course. The CSPO is ideal for:

New Product Owners
Product Managers
Business Analysts
Managers and Leaders

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 a deep understanding of the Scrum Framework (events, roles, and artifacts
Facilitate Scrum Events effectively
Understand the responsibilities of a ScrumMaster and key techniques to be effective
CSPO Certification Questions

Participants do not have to take an exam to get their Scrum Product Owner certification. However, they must complete 30-60 minutes of pre-work and participate fully in class which means not stepping out for long meetings or phone calls. At the end of the two days, our CST will submit the names of qualified participants to Scrum Alliance and Scrum Alliance will send the certificate via email.
What do I get with this class?

Earn your Scrum Product Owner certification through Scrum Alliance
Two-year Scrum Alliance membership
A digital certificate from Scrum Alliance
A laptop sticker from Agile Velocity
10% off future Agile Velocity classes 

Workshop Location
This workshop will be held at the Agile Velocity Office | 8140 N Mopac Expy Building 4, Suite 140 | Austin, TX 78759
Discounted rooms at the nearby Doubletree can be reserved here (Discount will automatically populate on the website when you enter your dates.): 
**We will try to accommodate everyone's dietary restrictions but are limited by venue choices, the severity of those restrictions and ability to cater to the majority of the group. Please feel free to bring your own breakfast/lunch/snacks if you need to.
Workshop Facilitator
Brian Milner, CST
Brian Milner is a Senior Agile Trainer that brings over 20 years of software development experience to his classes. Over half that time Brian spent working exclusively with organizations as they transitioned to Agile practices. Beginning as a developer, he worked up through management layers and eventually transitioned to life as a Scrum Master and then as a Coach. Having been in both Waterfall and Agile organizations, Brian brings the practical experience of having seen what works and what doesn’t in the real world.
Brian is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster (CSP-**), Certified Scrum Professional – Product Owner (CSP-PO) and holds his Certified Agile Leader Credential (CAL-1). Brian is also a Certified Trainer for Sharon Bowman’s Training from the Back of the Room presentation skills course.
Need More Information?
Don’t see a date or location which works for you? We also offer private training by experienced Agile coaches with decades of Agile and Lean experience. Contact us at training@agilevelocity.com.
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