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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) – Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

September 26, 2019 September 27, 2019

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Event Details

Venue
Hampton Inn & Suites – Atlanta-Galleria
Address
2733 Circle 75 Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
Begins
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Ends
Friday, September 27, 2019
Time
8:30am – 5:00pm
Duration
2 Days
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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) – Atlanta, GA

Class Overview

Prerequisites:

None

SEUs 16
PDUs 16
CDUs 16

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.

Instructor

Tom Mellor, CST

Tom Mellor has been actively involved in business and IT for over 36 years. A seasoned professional, he has worked in both large and small companies serving in a multitude of capacities and functions. With a rich history in Agile, Tom is passionate about the adoption and use of agile-based product development approaches and in 2004 introduced Agile and Scrum framework into a Fortune 50 company. He trained over 1,000 employees and hundreds outside of the company in the practices and principles of Agile and Scrum and coached and nurtured the use of Scrum on many of project teams. Tom has been a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2008 and served on the Scrum Alliance Board of Directors from March 2008 through October 2010 including a term as chair from September 2009 until October 2010. Purpose driven work for Tom means helping organizations, their leaders, and their teams do modern Agile-based product development processes effectively and he helps them do this through consultation, training and coaching.  Tom grew up in Montana and earned a BS Degree in Business Administration from The University of Montana. He now lives in Bloomington, Illinois with his wife, Maryann, and their 3 daughters – Lindsey, Kristen, and Amanda and dog, Penny.

"This was a very good class with a very good instructor. There was NEVER a moment of anything even close to boredom and his methods of mixing up the class to create different dynamics really made a difference. Probably the best class I've had in many years of employment here."

Cathy, Supermedia LLC

"I loved the open discussion of how to incorporate Scrum more effectively into our company. I also would know how I could be a better PO & work with the other "pigs" during Sprints to make them more successful."

Rosemary, American Mining Insurance Co.

"Very fun and highly informative. One of the best classes I've ever been a part of."

Kristina, Ingenico

"Action packed two day course with lots of workshops to understand concepts better."

Balagee, Source Medical

"An invaluable resource for learning, improving or cementing an understanding of Scrum."

Matt, Naxos of America

Class Information

Class Learning Objectives

As a Scrum Product Owner class participant, I want…

    1. To describe the Scrum framework, so that I can clearly comprehend the Scrum process
    2. To describe the roles and responsibilities in Scrum, so that I can understand who does what
    3. To do a Scrum simulation; so that I have a real-world example to base the class exercises on
    4. 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
    5. To demonstrate how to create a product roadmap, so that I can chart a course for the team and help build consensus with my stakeholders
    6. 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
    7. To understand story mapping, so that I can walk my stakeholders through my product and avoid missing some major functionality
    8. To understand how to test product assumptions, so that I build what my customers truly need
    9. To explain how to seed a product backlog, so that I can quickly establish enough backlog items so that the team can start sprinting
    10. To demonstrate how to write user stories, so that I can clearly articulate the who, what, and why behind a backlog item
    11. To demonstrate how to quickly assess business value, so that I can establish an initial priority for the backlog items in my product backlog
    12. To list several ways to prioritize my product backlog, so that I can determine the best approach for the situation at hand
    13. To refine my product backlog, so that it is ready for sprint planning
    14. To demonstrate how to create a release plan, so that I can determine the best time to put the product increment in my stakeholders’ hands
    15. To understand my role as a Product Owner during the sprint, so that I know how I can best support my team
    16. To list areas where we might get into trouble so that I know what to look out for as my organization implements Scrum

Benefits

  • Learn while 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 Scrum Education Units® (SEUs) and Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

Who Should Attend?

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

Take Aways

  • Easy to use reminders of Scrum
    • Printed class manual
    • Scrum reference card
    • Copy of the Braintrust book Scrum for the Rest of Us
  • 16 SEUs/16 PDUs
  • A two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance

Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund you must notify us no later than 10 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellation requests received after the 10 day window will be issued a credit that can be applied towards a future class within the next 12 months.

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