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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Training
The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training class is a two-day course which will provide an understanding of how Scrum transforms initial concepts and goals into a product backlog and user stories which are ultimately developed into project deliverables. The class delves into creating requirements in an Agile environment, effective prioritization, long term and short term planning, and providing vision. These concepts are presented in a highly interactive and collaborative format with elements of lecture, classroom discussion, exercises, games, and video interwoven throughout the class.
Completion of this course allows each student to claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) / Contact Hours which can be applied to Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certifications.
Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for product owners, business analysts, testers, project managers, or anyone involved with requirements, prioritization, gathering needs, and managing projects.
This course starts with an overview of the Agile and Scrum frameworks. From there, the curriculum includes:
- Overview of Agile and Scrum Frameworks
- What a Product Owner Does
- What to Look for in a Product Owner
- The Roles of Product Owner and Business Analysts within the Scrum Team Structure
- Vision and Mission Definitions
- Project Scope via Product Backlog
- Relationship Between Requirements and User Stories
- Release and Sprint Planning
- Long-term and Short-term Estimation
- Meeting Facilitation
- Agile Metrics
About Your Trainers
Richard Cheng, Managing Consultant at Excella Consulting, provides consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Richard trains, coaches, and mentors clients in understanding and implementing Agile and Scrum. He also leads Excella’s Agile Center of Excellence.
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Richard has authored several publications on project management, presented at Agile and PMI sponsored industry events, is a member of Mensa, and holds certifications including Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Michele Sliger has worked in software development for over 20 years and is the owner of Sliger Consulting Inc. She is the co-author of The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility. A self-described “bridge builder,” her passion lies in helping those in traditional software development environments cross the bridge to agility. A frequent conference speaker and regular contributor to software industry publications, Michele is a strong advocate of agile principles and value-driven development practices. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).
A former adjunct graduate professor at the University of Colorado, Michele holds an undergraduate MIS degree from the University of South Florida and an MBA. When not working, Michele volunteers as a teen mentor at the Denver Dumb Friends League, a non-profit animal welfare organization founded in 1910.
Price, Date, and Location
The registration fee for this two-day course is $1,300 (inclusive of all taxes and fees). You may pay online via credit card or request that Excella invoice you if you have an existing billing arrangement with Excella.
This two-day class takes place on Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30. Registration is now open. Classes on both days will take place from 9am – 5pm at Excella Consulting in the Navy League Building at 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 630, Arlington, Virginia (located at the Courthouse Metro stop on the Orange Line). Parking is available in the Navy League Building and will be validated. Light breakfast will be available at 8:30am each day and lunch will also be provided.
Students submitting cancellation requests 4 business days or more prior to the start of the course are entitled to a full refund. Students submitting cancellation requests less than 4 business days prior to the start of the course will be issued credit toward a future Excella training course. The credit will be equal to the amount paid for the initial course less any applicable fees. Should the organizer cancel the course for any reason, each registered students will be refunded 100% of the registration cost he/she paid.