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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Workshop

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Professional Credits


ASPE is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider of business analysis training. Select Project Delivery courses offer IIBA continuing development units (CDU) in accordance with IIBA standards.


NASBA continuing professional education credits (CPE) assist Certified Public Accountants in reaching their continuing education requirements.

This course offers 16.00 NASBA CPEs.


Select courses offer Leadership (PDU-L), Strategic (PDU-S) and Technical PMI professional development units that vary according to certification. Technical PDUs are available in the following types: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP/PgMP, RMP, and SP.

This course offers:
    10.00 PMP/PgMP Technical PDUs
    2.00 PMI-PBA Technical PDUs
    10.00 PMI-ACP Technical PDUs
    2.00 PMI Strategic PDUs
    2.00 PMI Leadership PDUs


As we move through the disciplines promoted by Scrum you will gain a comprehensive understanding of this agile product development methodology while specifically reviewing the behaviors expected of a Product Owner. While many of us may be accustomed to the practice of establishing value and priority across projects, the Product Owner needs to consider value and priority across the features of a single project.

After successfully completing this class, participants will be registered with the Scrum Alliance as Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPO), and will have on-line access to the class training materials and any updates for one year. PMPs can also claim 14 PDU's with the PMI.


Upcoming Dates and Locations
Guaranteed To Run
Feb 22, 2018 – Feb 23, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Charlotte, North Carolina

Instructor: Anu Smalley

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown
508 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

Feb 28, 2018 – Mar 1, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Seattle, Washington

Instructor: Bryan Stallings

Please call ASPE for location details
at 1-877-800-5221
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Feb 28, 2018 – Mar 1, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Raleigh, North Carolina

Instructor: Jason Tanner

Please call ASPE for location details
at 1-877-800-5221
Raleigh, NC 27609
United States

Feb 28, 2018 – Mar 1, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Atlanta, Georgia

Instructor: Tom Mellor

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Galleria
2733 Circle 75 Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339
United States

Mar 8, 2018 – Mar 9, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Nashville, Tennessee

Instructor: Anu Smalley

Hyatt Place Nashville/Brentwood
202 Summit View Drive
Brentwood, TN 37207
United States

Mar 8, 2018 – Mar 9, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Des Moines, Iowa

Instructor: Lonnie Weaver-Johnson

Staybridge Suites West Des Moines
6905 Lake Dr
West Des Moines, IA 50266
United States

Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 13, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Columbia, Maryland

Instructor: Mike Stuedemann

Loyola College Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road
Rm 261
Columbia, MD 21045
United States

Mar 14, 2018 – Mar 15, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Chicago, Illinois

Instructor: Lonnie Weaver-Johnson

Microtek Chicago
230 W. Monroe
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Mar 14, 2018 – Mar 15, 2018    9:00am – 5:00am Toronto, Ontario

Please call ASPE for location details
at 1-877-800-5221
Toronto ON M5G 2C2

Mar 15, 2018 – Mar 16, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Cincinnati, Ohio

Instructor: Julie Chickering

Wingate by Wyndham Cincinnati - Blue Ash
4320 Glendale-Milford Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
United States

Mar 15, 2018 – Mar 16, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Columbus, Ohio

Instructor: Tom Mellor

Staybridge Suites-OSU
3121 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43202
United States

Mar 21, 2018 – Mar 22, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Chicago, Illinois

Instructor: Julie Chickering

Country Inn and Suites - Naperville
1837 Centre Point circle
Millbrook, IL 60536
United States

Mar 21, 2018 – Mar 22, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Madison, Wisconsin

Instructor: Lonnie Weaver-Johnson

Hyatt Place Madison Downtown
333 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
United States

Mar 22, 2018 – Mar 23, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm New York, New York

Instructor: Vibhu Srinivasan

Hilton New York Fashion District
152 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
United States

Mar 27, 2018 – Mar 28, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Redmond, Washington

Instructor: Vibhu Srinivasan

6801 185th Ave NE
Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052
United States

Mar 28, 2018 – Mar 29, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Raleigh, North Carolina

Instructor: Jason Tanner

Please call ASPE for location details
at 1-877-800-5221
Raleigh, NC 27609
United States

Mar 29, 2018 – Mar 30, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Memphis, Tennessee

Homewood Suites Southwind - Hacks Cross
3583 Hacks Cross Rd
Memphis, TN 38125
United States

Apr 3, 2018 – Apr 4, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Charlotte, North Carolina

Instructor: Vibhu Srinivasan

SolutionsIQ (Formerly Davisbase)
10800 Sikes Pl Ste 200
Charlotte, NC 28277
United States

Apr 4, 2018 – Apr 5, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Charlotte, North Carolina

Instructor: Anu Smalley

Please call ASPE for location details
at 1-877-800-5221
Charlotte, NC 28201
United States

Apr 12, 2018 – Apr 13, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm Cincinnati, Ohio

Instructor: Mike Stuedemann

Indiana Wesleyan University
9286 Schulze Dr.
West Chester, OH 45069
United States

Course Outline

Short exercises and case studies will be scattered throughout the two-day session. Longer exercises are detailed below. Time spent on each topic will vary depending on the composition of the class and the interest in particular areas.

Day 1

I. Agile Thinking - In order for us to understand the benefits of Scrum and the nuances behind its framework, we begin with the history of agile methods and how relatively new thoughts in software development have brought us to Scrum.

a. How manufacturing has influenced software development
b. The origins of agile thinking
c. The Agile Manifesto
d. The complexity of projects
e. Theoretical Vs. Empirical processes overview
f. The "Iron Triangle" of Project Management

Exercise: The "Art of the Possible." This is an opportunity to understand how small changes in behavior can have a large impact on productivity. This also turns our thinking towards new ideas and a willingness to change for the better.

Exercise: The Ball Point Game", courtesy of Boris Gloger. Project simulation is designed to expose different agile concepts in practice, allowing participants to experience work in an iterative, self-managed environment.

II. The Scrum Framework - Here we'll ensure that we're all working from the same foundational concepts that make up the Scrum Framework.

a. The different Scrum roles
b. Chickens and Pigs
c. Iterative Development vs. Waterfall
d. Self Management concepts
e. Full disclosure and visibility
f. The Scrum Framework Overview

Exercise: The 59-minute Scrum Simulation. This popular exposure to Scrum asks us to work on a short project that lasts for just 59 minutes! We'll actually take more time than that as we walk through all of the key steps under the Scrum framework, work in project teams to deliver a new product.

III. Scrum Roles - Who are the different players in the Scrum game? We'll review checklists of role expectations and discuss some difficult situations that we might encounter.

a. The Team Member
b. The Product Owner
c. The Scrum Master

Exercise: This is a long-running exercise that carries through into our remaining sections that follow where we will discuss and practice various aspects of product and project planning in an agile Scrum environment.

Day 2

IV. The Product Backlog, Product Visioning, and Progressive Elaboration. The Scrum Team must have an understanding of our Product Vision so they can make good decisions. The Product Backlog is a reflection of that vision, and we'll practice developing its content.

a. Defining the Product Vision
b. The Contents of The Product Backlog
c. Prioritizing our Time Spent on the Product Backlog
d. Using User Stories
e. Bill Wake's INVEST Model
f. Product Backlog Granularity

V. Velocity and Story Points. Since a Product Owner is responsible for monitoring progress, we'll discuss and practice how to measure a Team's progress in delivering product features.

a. Relative Effort
b. Planning Poker and Story Points
c. Ideal Team Days
d. Team Capacity
e. Projecting a Schedule
f. Project Management Variables and Velocity

VI. Prioritization Considerations and Methods. Prioritization is the Product Owner's number one tool for maximizing return on investment. In this section we'll review different techniques available to establish meaningful priorities.

a. Bringing Prioritization Into a Project
b. Themes and Relative Weighted Priority
c. Prioritization Questions and Considerations
d. The Value of Increasing our Understanding
e. The Value of Risk Reduction

VII. Extracting Value and the Cost of Change. This section touches on several different areas of interest that influence our ability to extract the most value from our projects.

a. Fixed Date Contracts
b. Product Backlog Refactoring ("Grooming")
c. Release Management
d. The Impact of Project Switching
e. The Impact of Continuous Forced Marches
f. Earned Value in an Agile Environment

VIII. Meetings and Artifacts. While most of this material was discussed in previous portions of class, more detailed documentation is included here for future reference, including sample agendas for each of the Scrum Meetings.

a. A Chart of Scrum Meetings
b. The Product Backlog
c. Sprint Planning
d. The Sprint Backlog
e. The Sprint
f. The Daily Scrum
g. Gathering Metrics
h. The Sprint Demo/Review
i. Getting to "Done"
j. The Retrospective
k. Why Plan?

IX. Advanced Considerations. This section is reserved for reference material. Particular interests from the class may warrant discussion during our class time together.

a. Weighted Impacts
b. Theme Screening
c. Kano Modeling
d. The Meta-Scrum
e. The Scrum of Scrums
f. The Integration Scrum Team
g. Scaling Scrum
h. Developing Architecture

X. Closing Topics. We'll wrap up with direction on where to go next with your Scrum experience, some recommended reading, Scrum reference materials, and our graduation ceremony.

Who should attend

Technical professionals associated with the specification, design, development and testing of products will benefit from this two-day program. Some of the professionals this will benefit include:

  • Product Managers/Business Analysts
  • Functional/Operational Managers/Directors
  • Project Sponsors
  • IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs)
  • Anyone interested in learning the benefits of Scrum for Product Management

This class is suitable for those who are responsible for setting product direction on a Scrum project. While current Certified ScrumMasters are welcome to attend, this class should not be considered as a next step after taking the CSM Class, but instead should be viewed as an alternative to the CSM Class.

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