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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Workshop


2 Days Classroom Session
Classroom Registration
Individual:
$995.00
Group Rate:
$950.00
(per registrant, 2 or more)
GSA Individual:
$726.35
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Professional Credits

IIBA (CDU)

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.

PMI (PDU)

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

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PMI PDUs
Certification
Overview

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
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Jan 23, 2020 – Jan 24, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Kansas City, Kansas

Foss Training & Consulting, Inc.
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Suite 200
Shawnee Mission, KS 66206
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Jan 23, 2020 – Jan 24, 2020    9:00am – 5:00pm San Mateo, California

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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Jan 23, 2020 – Jan 24, 2020    9:00am – 5:00pm Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis - West End Conference Center
1600 Utica Ave S
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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Jan 29, 2020 – Jan 30, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Jacksonville, Florida

Holiday Inn Baymeadows
11083 Nurseryfields Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Jan 29, 2020 – Jan 30, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Madison, Wisconsin

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
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Feb 6, 2020 – Feb 7, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Courtyard Milwaukee Brookfield
16865 W. Bluemound Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005
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Feb 12, 2020 – Feb 13, 2020    9:00am – 5:00pm Dallas, Texas

Attune, formerly Microtek Dallas
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Three Lincoln Centre, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75240
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Feb 18, 2020 – Feb 19, 2020    9:00am – 5:00pm San Francisco, California

Attune, formerly Microtek San Francisco
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San Francisco, CA 94111
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Feb 19, 2020 – Feb 20, 2020    9:00am – 5:00pm New York, New York

Attune Formerly, Microtek New York City
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New York, NY 10038
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Feb 20, 2020 – Feb 21, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am New York, New York

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Feb 20, 2020 – Feb 21, 2020    8:30am – 5:00pm Boston, Massachusetts

Hyatt House Burlington
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Burlington, MA 01803
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Feb 20, 2020 – Feb 21, 2020    8:30am – 5:00pm Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis - West End Conference Center
1600 Utica Ave S
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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Feb 20, 2020 – Feb 21, 2020    9:00am – 5:00pm Denver, Colorado

Attune, formerly Microtek Denver
999 18th Street
Suite 300 South Tower
Denver, CO 80202
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Feb 27, 2020 – Feb 28, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Columbus, Ohio

Hilton Garden Inn University Area
3232 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
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Mar 5, 2020 – Mar 6, 2020    9:00am – 5:00pm Houston, Texas

Texas Training and Conference
11490 Westheimer Rd.
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77077
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Mar 10, 2020 – Mar 11, 2020    9:00am – 5:00pm Chicago, Illinois

Attune, formerly Microtek Chicago
230 W. Monroe
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Chicago, IL 60606
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Mar 11, 2020 – Mar 12, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Reston, Virginia

Homewood Suites Dulles Airport
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Herndon, VA 20171
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Mar 16, 2020 – Mar 17, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, WI 53701
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Mar 18, 2020 – Mar 19, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, WI 53701
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Mar 19, 2020 – Mar 20, 2020    9:00am – 5:00pm Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis - West End Conference Center
1600 Utica Ave S
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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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.

Pre-Requisites

Although it is not mandatory, students who have completed the self-paced Foundations of Agile eLearning course have found it very helpful when completing this course.

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