Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)Training By Lonnie Weaver-Johnson in Richmond, VA(Dec 7-8, 2016) – 14 PDUs)
Instructor: Lonnie Weaver-Johnson
All CSPO courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSPO course and the corresponding evaluation designates you as a Certified Scrum Product Owner, which indicates that you have been introduced to the basic concepts you need to perform as a Product owner or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.
Scrum is a light-weight framework for delivering valuable product to customers by empowering cross-functional, self-organizing Teams. This simple, easy-to-understand framework offers organizations the ability to transform their work environments, restore a focus on the customer and reenergize their employees. Since Scrum is merely a framework where product development activities occur, there exists a great deal of murkiness on how individuals and organizations apply Scrum in a way that is meaningful and valuable for their circumstances.
The learning objectives for this course are:
- List the five values of Scrum and the eight essential Scrum principles.
- Discuss the key responsibilities and rights of the Product Owner.
- Explain the importance of the Product Backlog and how it is used in Scrum.
- Practice a new model for thinking about the Product Backlog, organizing the Product Backlog items and identifying non-functional requirements.
- Practice each step in constructing a Product Backlog from initiating a compelling vision, identifying user needs, writing Product Backlog items and developing a product roadmap.
- Explain how to create personas and how to use them to identify hidden requirements and ways to exceed the customer’s expectations.
- Describe how to engage the Team members, users, customers and stakeholders in co-creating requirements and features.
- Identify the profile of behaviors and attitudes that enable someone to be a powerful Product Owner and the behaviors and attitudes that augment their impact.
- Practice applying multiple prioritization techniques to maximize business value.
- Rehearse writing user stories and acceptance criteria.
Who Should Attend
- Any person who is interested in learning more about Scrum or wants to make Scrum work better for their Team or organization, is encouraged to attend. While the focus of the class is for people who want to learn how to leverage the Scrum framework to bring about change, any member of Team or the organization who is interested in how to use Scrum would find this class useful. Typical attendees in the past have been functional managers, Team leads, analysts, architects, engineers, software developers, directors, testers and other roles that support product development.
About your Instructor:
|Lonnie Weaver-Johnson obtained a degree in Communications and then went on to a 20 year career implementing IT projects or leading people through change. Lonnie enjoys transforming people and organizations through coaching, conflict resolution, performance management, or simply imparting knowledge. Lonnie began working with Scrum in 2006 and her Scrum training has taken her across the country and to India and Canada where she has shared her knowledge and experience with Scrum. Helping Scrum teams learn and grow together until they reach a high performing stage is Lonnie’s passion. Lonnie brings high energy to her classes, motivates the learners, and uses humor and stories to keep people engaged.
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