CSPO in Phoenix, AZ on August 13-14, 2014

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9:00 - 5:00


Courtyard Phoenix Camelback


**We offer discounts for groups of 3 or more.  Please send an email to scrumtraining@collab.net to inquire.**


Excellent instructor and very good facilitator.

Your Course ExperienceExpand

CollabNet’s CSPO class teaches you everything you need to own the product vision, optimize your teams’ ROI, and interact with customers as part of a real-world Scrum team.

This Certified Product Owner training class is a highly interactive learning experience designed to turbo-charge your success in Scrum. The Product Owner is a key member of the Scrum team who is responsible for the ROI of the team’s efforts by determining what the team builds. Come learn from one of today’s most experienced and sought-after Agile trainers - you will leave inspired and empowered to drive lasting improvements in the way your organization builds software.

After you complete the course, you’ll know

  • All the rules, artifacts, meetings and processes for Scrum
  • Why the Product Owner is such an important role, and how to be a great Product Owner
  • How to write user stories that drive innovative products
  • How to prioritize your backlog to create maximum ROI
  • Where to look for more information and how to get your questions answered

The two day course is an incredible learning experience that you’ll never forget. Topics include:

  • The Product Backlog (Creation and Management)
  • Release Planning and Metrics
  • Working with the Customer
  • Scrum in Large Organizations
On successful completion of the course, you’ll receive
  • Scrum Product Owner Certification from the Scrum Alliance
  • Payment of the ScrumAlliance.org membership dues for your first two years
  • 14 PDUs from PMI (Project Management Institute).
  • Membership in the CollabNet Agile Community

What You Will LearnExpand

Scrum Flow

What is Scrum

Learn the basic rules, roles and activities of Scrum. What is Scrum and how many details do you need to know? Who are the players, and how do they interact? What are the critical meetings for the Product Owner? How should you manage your time with the team in relation to all other tasks you need to do?

Agile Product Owner Role

Understand the keys to being great at your job. What are your responsibilities to the team, and which are most important? What responsibilities are most important to your management? How do you best represent the customer to your team? What happens if the team wants to implement something not on your plan?

Agile Product Owner Role

The Product Backlog (Creation and Management)

The Product Backlog (Creation and Management)

Organize and prioritize all your team's work. How do you communicate to your team what needs to be done? What are the processes to use for prioritizing the work? How do you make sure that everything required gets done? What is the best way to handle non-functional requirements? Product issues and bugs? Emergencies?

Writing Stories

Translate requirements to the development team. What is a user story? What are the benefits of following the classic format for stories? What happens if you don’t know all the detail yet? Why is the definition of "done" important to you? How do you create multiple stories from an Epic?

Writing Stories

Planning and Estimation

Planning and Estimation

Keep releases on track. Why do we need to estimate? What are the most effective estimation techniques in Agile? How is planning on a Scrum team different from traditional planning? How do you plan with multiple teams on a single product? How do you plan for multiple, related products with multiple backlogs?

Release Planning and Metrics

Guide the product out the door. How can you predict when the release will be ready? How can you make sure that the release process is well coordinated? What are the most important metrics to use and how should you use them? How do you deal with people who are looking for metrics based on a waterfall method?

Release Planning and Metrics

Working with the Customer

Working with the Customer

Manage the relationship. How do you communicate what the team is working on? How does the Sprint Review meeting help ensure that the customer is getting what’s required? How do you tell a customer “no”? What happens when customers change their requirements? How do I represent all customers and not just the loudest ones?

Scrum in Large Organizations

Master large projects. What are the different ways of scaling Scrum? What is a Scrum of Scrums? Who should participate? How do you effectively divide the work into manageable pieces? How do you keep track and prioritize backlogs for all the teams? How do you handle release planning and coordination for large projects?

Scrum in large organizations

Why You Should Choose CollabNetExpand

CollabNet’s CSPO class teaches you everything you need to own the product vision, optimize your teams’ ROI, and interact with customers as part of a real-world Scrum team.

Why take training from CollabNet?

  • Re-take the course at no charge
    Get twice the value - attend again for more depth or to get a different perspective
  • Use your trainer as your mentor
    Build a relationship with your CST and ask whatever you need to be successful in your job
  • Get your Product Owner certification
    After the course, CollabNet is authorized to grant you CSPO certification from the Scrum Alliance

Need more reasons? We've trained more than 14,000 Certified Agile professionals - more than anyone. Check out some of their testimonials here

Scrum CertificationExpand

The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certificate is granted by the Scrum Alliance after successful completion of a CollabNet Certified Scrum Product Owner Course. Your trainer will discuss with you the certificate during the CSPO Course, and you will receive specific information on the Scrum Product Owner certification in the follow-up email after your course.

Full information on the CSPO Certification is available from the Scrum Alliance here.

Preparing for the CourseExpand

All students will benefit from preparing for the class. The more you prepare, the more you will take away. Regardless of whether you have prior exposure to Scrum, please review the following material before attending class.

Please check our FAQ or contact scrumtraining@collab.net for questions or more information.

Course DetailsExpand

CollabNet Scrum Training classes are two days, from 9am to 5pm local time each day. Lunch is included on both days.

We are committed to your success in Scrum. As part of this commitment, each of our trainers will share with you their contact information for the purpose of continuing assistance. You can communicate following the class, asking questions and seeking their advice on specific situations that come up during your Scrum work.

Additionally, as an added value to course participants, CollabNet reserves two seats at each of its public courses for individuals who have already successfully completed a course from CollabNet, but would like to take it a second time at no cost. This allows participants to explore Scrum training more deeply or attend a session led by a different Certified Scrum Trainer. The offer is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and must be used for the same course as the original (i.e., an individual who completed a CSPO course may enroll in another CSPO course, but not a Scrum Master course). This offer is available for six months following the original course, so please contact CollabNet as early as possible to reserve your seat.

Full refunds are available up until 10 business days before the scheduled event date. Cancellations made within 10 business days of the event will be credited toward future events, however, no refunds will be issued. Rescheduling course attendance will be subject to a $150 transfer fee. Substitutions will be accepted at any time prior to commencement of the course. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the course must be attended within 6 months of the participant’s original sign-up date, and no refunds or credits will be available for participants who fail to attend a course within this six-month period. No refunds or credits will be available for participants who fail to attend both days of the course.

course registration

email: ScrumTraining@collab.net
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