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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) – Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines, IA

September 7, 2017 September 8, 2017

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Staybridge Suites – West Des Moines
6905 Lake Dr
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
8:30am – 5:00pm
2 Days
Only 25 Seats Available

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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) – Des Moines, IA

Class Overview



SEUs 16
PDUs 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.


Lonnie Weaver-Johnson, CST

Lonnie Weaver-Johnson, CST is the Agile Practice Lead for The Braintrust Consulting Group. She obtained a degree in communications and then went on to a 20+ year career implementing IT projects and leading people through change. Lonnie enjoys transforming people through; coaching, conflict resolution, performance management, and imparting knowledge. Lonnie started working with Scrum in 2006 and her experience has taken her across the United States and to foreign lands such as India and Canada. Helping teams learn and grow together until they reach a high performing stage is Lonnie’s passion. Her candid and patient coaching style helps people understand how to make the necessary behavioral changes to make Scrum work for their teams. She also enjoys partnering with leaders to help them understand how the changes will impact their organization. Lonnie has been an IT leader, a business analyst, a corporate trainer, a ToastMaster officer, a public speaker in her community, and a volunteer at local high schools training kids in team development. In all cases Lonnie brings high energy to her classes, motivates the learners, and uses humor and stories to keep people engaged. To contact Lonnie please e-mail her at lonnie.weaver-johnson@braintrustgroup.com or join her on LinkedIn.

"Good flow, great instructor with a passion for his topics. Lots of new information. Left me wanting more."

Tracy, Ingersoll-Rand

"I really enjoyed this class. It was both informative an interactive. It had many well organized simulations which really helped in the learning process. This was the first class I've ever taken where I didn't nod off at times!!"

George, Sensus USA

"Scrum is a complex process and a large mindset change. This course made a huge difference in overcoming those challenges."

Kevin, H&R Block

"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 am usually uncomfortable in interactive training classes, but this was a surprisingly different experience. My attention and interest was held the entire time.

Marcie, Autopoint

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 order (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


  • Learn while not being bored and 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 Educational Units (SEUs) and Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

Who Should Attend?

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

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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