The purpose of this course is to help you understand the basics of Scrum and how to adopt it effectively and quickly in your workplace. You learn how to achieve objectives like better time to market and productivity, capability to implement software changes easily and a delivery prioritised by business value using Scrum. You understand the strengths of Scrum compared to traditional project management methodologies, how to adapt Scrum to your reality and how to avoid the most common pitfalls. You take away a deeper understanding of the roles, the events and artifacts that are needed in Scrum and how they all are interlinked to successfully delivery customer value. You learn to leverage the Product Backlog as a tool for success, meet user needs, and communicate business outcome to stakeholders. You learn techniques that you can immediately leverage to create a Product Backlog that maximises the business value delivered by your Teams.
This course is suitable for whoever wants to understand how Scrum can help improve delivery and productivity in complex environments. It gives participants all the tools to start with Scrum, even where it has not been used before. The package is also suitable for whoever is involved in a Scrum Team and wants to improve its implementation. Even if it is designed for Product Owners specifically, all the members of a Development Team can benefit from it: Developers, Business Analysts, Testers, as well as Team Leaders and Managers. It is perfect for Product Owners that did not receive proper training.
This course is accredited by Scrum Alliance as fulfilling all Learning Objectives of the Certified Scrum Product Owner certification. After successful completion of this course and after passing the online multiple-choice test, participants will receive the Scrum Alliance Certified Product Owner (CSPO) qualification.
This course is extremely interactive and based on activities, games, discussions and real life examples. The course is structured in a first five-hour session and 5 four-hour sessions for a total of 25 contact hours. Each session is run in Zoom and we leverage Miro as our collaboration tool.
Starting from the Agile Manifesto, you understand roles, responsibilities and interactions in a Scrum Team. You learn how to create Scrum Artifacts. You Agile methodologies allow teams to evolve and become self-organised, so that they can cope with change as well as “embrace” it to continuously improve. You also understand that Scrum is adaptive and focused on people and interactions, rather than on the adoption of practices or the implementation of processes. You learn and practice tools and techniques that each Product Owner should master to achieve a effective product planning, meet stakeholder needs and maximise Return On Investment and team work.
Here are some of the topics that we discuss.
Product Owner competencies
Describing purpose and strategy
Working with the Product Backlog