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CSPO® Certification Training: Certified Scrum Product Owner®



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This highly interactive CSPO® certification training provides you with a fundamental understanding of Agile and Scrum, as well as the specific skills, behaviors, and mindset necessary to become a successful Certified Scrum Product Owner,® (CSPO). With this training, you will prioritize backlogs, effectively communicate with stakeholders, and use the Scrum framework to manage expectations and keep all parties informed.

Key Features of This CSPO® Certification Training:

You Will Learn How To

  • Become a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Follow Agile principles and the Scrum framework
  • Build and prioritize your value-driven product backlog
  • Breakdown epics and themes into actionable user stories
  • Develop positive stakeholder relationships

Important Course Information

CSPO Certification Training Course Description:

Learning Tree’s CSPO certification training course includes 13 hours of Instructor-Led Training by a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). This course will prepare you to become a successful Certified Product Owner and leader to your development team. You will learn to follow Agile principles, the Scrum Framework and apply effective leadership to ensure measurable project outcomes.

Course Preparation:

  • The Scrum Guide will be emailed to students for pre-course reading.
  • A Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) leads this course.
  • In-person, on-time attendance, and full participation is required for the CST to recommend you to the Scrum Alliance for certification.

Exam Information:

  • There is no Scrum Alliance or Learning Tree exam.


Industry Credits & Certification

This course offers you the opportunity to earn the following industry credits and certifications:

Your Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs)

  • Vivek Angiras
  • Samir Chhibber
  • Jesse Fewell
  • Aaron Kopel
  • Timothy Korson
  • Bernie Maloney
  • Giora Morein
  • Carlton Nettleton
  • Bob Payne
  • Doug Shimp
  • Aakash Srinivasan
  • Jason Tanner

Course Outline

  • Introducing Agile Principles
  • Defining Agile values and principles
  • Contrasting Waterfall and Agile product development philosophies
  • Confronting the challenges of adopting Agile
  • Creating a cross-functional team
  • Defining the Scrum Framework

Embracing scrum

  • Defining the core Scrum Framework
  • Core Scrum team, artifacts and ceremonies

Adapting traditional business process to Scrum

  • Applying core Scrum Values
  • Leveraging checks and balances
  • Scrum Ceremonies and Artifacts

Defining the core scrum artifacts

  • Creating the Product Backlog
  • Implementing the Sprint Backlog
  • Defining the Definition of Done
  • Developing potentially shippable product increment

The core scrum ceremonies

  • Product Backlog
  • Sprint Planning meeting
  • Daily Scrum
  • Demonstrating products in Sprint Reviews
  • Participating in the Sprint Retrospective
  • Defining the Product Owner Role

Becoming accountable for product success

  • Holding the product vision and strategy
  • Integrating Agile and Waterfall Teams
  • Estimating product scope and delivery

Communicating throughout the organization

  • Engaging Stakeholders, customers and end users in product development and delivery
  • Developing positive and strong working relationships with Scrum teams
  • Tracking, managing and communicating through the right Agile metrics
  • Building your Product Backlog

Creating a product vision

  • Leveraging your customers and users
  • Distinguishing between product vision and product strategy
  • Articulating clear and measurable outcomes
  • Validating and revising your product vision through research
  • Constructing a cover story or vision box

Building and refining the Product Backlog

  • Building the Product Backlog
  • Continuously refining and ordering the Product Backlog
  • Turning ideas into action

Prioritizing the Product Backlog

  • Ranking Product Backlog item priority at the release, product and project level
  • Utilizing MoSCoW and other prioritization techniques
  • Applying the Pareto principle to release planning
  • Identifying high-priority items for sprint planning
  • Owning the Product Backlog

Developing the Product Backlog

  • Evolving product requirements with stakeholder engagement
  • Developing products with progressive elaboration
  • Decomposing epics, features and stories
  • Defining appropriate acceptance criteria

Refining the Product Backlog

  • Sizing user stories, features and epics
  • Estimating business value through relative measurement
  • Continually refining and reordering your Product Backlog
  • Developing a Product Roadmap

Planning for long-term product success

  • Comparing Agile product release strategies
  • Adapting to changing requirements
  • Focusing on continuous program, product/project improvement

Refining product delivery

  • Comparing iterative and incremental delivery
  • Releasing products with Minimal Marketable Features
  • Facilitating frequent product release
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