Thursday, 31. October 2019, Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Pittsburg by Kiran Thakkar, DailyAgile

from 31. October 2019 - 9:00
till 01. November 2019 - 17:00

Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown

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Event description
This 2-day course highlights how strong Product Ownership is key to a successful agile transformation. Not only will the course enable you to understand the product owner role in depth, it will also enable you to learn the practices necessary to succeed as a product owner. Early Bird Date ends on: 30-June-2019
 Gauranteed to Run - We Don't cancel our workshops. 
                         Please contact us for Group Discount.
In this course we will explain how particular agile or Scrum roles typically manifest themselves in enterprise environments. The course is an interactive workshop filled with lots of exercises whose goal is to demonstrate the difference between traditional and agile approaches to product management and software development. We will also discuss real-world organizational changes such as managing large or multiple teams, release planning and tracking progress through the right metrics.
Participants can also claim up to 14-16 PDU's or Contact Hours with the PMI. These PDUs can also apply towards your 21 contact hour requirement for your Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) status. 
"Kiran delivered an excellent training class, it was very engaging, really practical with well thought out breakout group sessions. His knowledge of real world Scrum projects was very helpful, and his experience produced great answers to the hard questions brought up in class. It was a pleasure having him as a CST and after having experienced his vast knowledge on Scrum methodologies, I would recommend him and his services any time." - IT CIO
Kiran Thakkar's experience is hard to match: he played an instrumental role in one of the largest agile/scrum implementations in the world at Siemens Medical Solutions with over 40 teams 500 members. His combination of business and agile experience brings superior insight and understanding to every class.
Your tuition includes 2-year membership in ScrumAlliance® and all certification fees. Story Point estimation cards are provided
All students earn:
- Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
- Project Management Institute (PMI®) members earn PDUs
Free enrollment in ScrumAlliance® authorized AgilePA Users Group
Continental breakfast and lunch provided during class.
 Topics and hands on activities:
Day 1:

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Agile and Scrum Introduction
Overview on various Agile Methods
Why Agile? Team activity
Origins of Scrum and  Understanding Scrum
Basic Scrum Engine, Agile Manifesto
Sprints Team activity
  Four Meetings
  Four Roles
  Scrum Artifacts, non-scrum artifacts
Scrum and Compliance
Non-Scrum Roles Team activity
Various scrum team structure - Discussion on DevOps, globaly distributed scrum team
How do architecture, DBA, and other supporting roles fits in Scrum?
Enterprise Agile scenarios - 10, 20, 30, 40, .... 120+ scrum teams
Scrum Values
Scrum Phases
Scrum Simulation
Sprint planning meeting
Daily standup meeting
Burndown charts and project reporting
Sprint review and retrospective
The Product Owner (PO) Role – different scenarios PO Responsibilities and AccountabilityPO Role During LifecycleRequirements and the Product Backlog (On a case study)Five levels of planning
Product Vision – Why, What, and template with exercise
Hands on activity - Create Product Vision Box
Product Vision Box Demo
Team activity - Building a high level Product Backlog
Team activity - Define a Product Roadmap
User Roles and Personas
Exercise: Identify and Define User Roles

Day 2:

Q&A, Refresher from Day 1
Agile Transformation Team activity
Agile Portfolio and Release Planning
Product Backlog Refinement (a.k.a grooming) (on a case study)

Story slicing
Further refine your stories (Theme, Epic, Stories)
Hands on activity on case study

Prioritization (on a case study)


Value Assessment
Risk-Based Prioritization
Exercise: Risk-Value Prioritization
Kano Analysis
Theme Screening
Relative Weighting
Exercise: Backlog Prioritization

Prioritization – Modifiers

Various dependencies

Writing User Stories template
Acceptance Criteria
User Story writing Workshops

Exercise: User Story Writing

Definition of Done, Definition of readiness
Story Aggregation and Decomposition
Non-Functional Requirements
Spikes and Special Stories

Estimation (on a case study)

Approaches to Estimation
Story Points vs. Ideal Days
Exercise: Analogous Sizing Exercises
Planning Poker
Exercise: Estimating with planning poker

Metrics That Matters to you

Sprint Burn-Down
Release Burn-Down
Defect Trend
Test metrics

Additional Advance Topics

Scaling Scrum at an enterprise level
Scrum in globally distributed teams – managing offshore teams
Sidebar – Q&A
Course evaluation

Closing activities



Refund Policy> see DailyAgile website for details:
The certification class is appropriate for all software team members, including project managers, team leads, development managers, product managers, architects, developers, testers, as well as executives like CIOs and CTOs.

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