Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) – FREE iPad

Chicago, IL August 27, 2012 August 28, 2012

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Venue
Microtek Chicago
Address
230 West Monroe
Chicago, IL 60606
Begins
Monday, August 27, 2012 8:30 am
Ends
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 4:30 pm
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14 PDUs Awarded

What others are are saying about us:

  • “I knew absolutely nothing about Scrum or how it worked and now I feel I have a good baseline that I can use to start using it and adding to that knowledge base.” – Don
  • “I learned a great deal in a short period (2 days). This course has prepared me to be a successful partner & product owner. The exercises were entertaining while very educational.” – David
  • “Braintrust did an amazing job keeping the class entertaining and incorporated real life issues a product owner could face with Scrum. I had a great time and excited to share what I’ve learned with my team.” – Rachel

Who should attend?

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

Prerequisites

  • None

Class Overview:

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) is an in-depth two day immersion into the world of Agile Product Management. The class is full of practical, real world techniques, which can be implemented immediately at your workplace. This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand.


Class Learning Objectives:

  • As a CSPO class participant, I want…
    1. To explain Scrum’s history, so that I can better appreciate Scrum.
    2. To explain the importance of having team values, so that I can understand how the team has agreed to work together.
    3. To list situations where using Scrum is appropriate, so that I can better understand why Scrum will benefit my organization.
    4. To describe the Scrum framework, so that I can clearly comprehend the Scrum process.
    5. To describe the roles and responsibilities in Scrum, so that I can understand who does what.
    6. To select a product, so that I can have a real-world example to base the class exercises on.
    7. To demonstrate how to create a product vision statement, so that I can establish a guiding light for the product, with the help of my stakeholders.
    8. To demonstrate how to create a product roadmap, so that I can chart a class for the team and help build consensus with my stakeholders.
    9. To demonstrate how to establish user roles and personas, so that I can ensure that I don’t miss an important stakeholder’s business need.
    10. To explain how to seed a product backlog, so that I can quickly establish enough backlog items so that the team can start sprinting.
    11. To demonstrate how to write user stories, so that I can clearly articulate the who, what, and why behind each backlog item.
    12. To list how the team will relatively size backlog items, so that I can factor-in implementation complexity, when I assess the overall priority of a backlog item.
    13. To demonstrate how to quickly assess business value, so that I can establish an initial priority for the backlog items in my product backlog.
    14. To explain how to tell a good user story from a bad one, so that I can create a better product backlog.
    15. To list several ways to prioritize my product backlog, so that I can determine what is the best approach for the situation at hand.
    16. To list and explain the key meetings in Scrum, so that I know what is happening, before, during, and after each sprint.
    17. To demonstrate how to track team progress, so that I can make more informed prioritization decisions and forecast possible release dates.
    18. To list and explain the additional meetings recommended for Scrum, so that I can improve the overall efficiency of the Scrum process.
    19. To demonstrate how to play product box, so that I understand the key features that my customer(s) want(s) in my product.
    20. To list areas where we might get into trouble, so that I know what to look out for as my organization implements Scrum.
    21. An open forum to discuss challenging questions about Scrum, so that I can utilize the collective intelligence of the class participants to brainstorm creative ways to solve problems.

Benefits:

  • Learn while not being bored and having fun
  • Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
  • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
  • Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

Takeaways:

  • Apple iPad version 2
  • Easy to use reminders of Scrum
    • Printed course manual
    • Scrum reference card
    • Thumbdrive loaded with; articles, course exercises, whitepapers, etc…
  • 14 PDUs
  • A two year membership to the Scrum Alliance
  • The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) designation (upon successful course completion)

About The Instructor: Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP

Brian is the President of The Braintrust Consulting Group, with over 15 years of software development experience. He holds a BS in computer science from Auburn University and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an avid author, blogger and speaker at conferences, professional organizations, and user groups around the globe. Brian is an Adjunct Instructor for UAB’s Information Engineering and Management (IEM) Program, a contract instructor for ASPE, New Horizons, Rally, Version One, and many other quality organizations. Brian is a Certified Scrum Trainer® through the Scrum Alliance.

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Organizations That We Have Trained:

  • American Airlines
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Earnst & Young
  • EMC
  • Emory University
  • FedEx
  • Garmin
  • GE
  • H&R Block
  • IBM
  • McKesson
  • NASA
  • Oracle
  • Raytheon
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Tractor Supply
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Walmart
  • Many, many, more…

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