Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®) Training in Sydney, Australia

Key Features
  • 14 PDUS
  • 2 Days Classroom Training
    • Scrum Alliance approved Trainer (CST)
    • Scrum Alliance Certification
    • 1 yr Membership with Scrum Alliance
Country :
16th - 17th Mar 2015
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Course Price
AUD 1750.00 (USD 1366.58)
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The Product Owner is the key member of the Scrum Team and shoulders the responsibility of leading the project strategically, collaborating with customers and team on a daily basis, and managing the business value. Though he doesn't need to be an expert in the process, the Product Owner must have sufficient understanding of the Agile Manifesto and enough knowledge to assist the ScrumMaster if the need arises.

Our two-day Certified Scrum Product Owner Course is delivered by Scrum Alliance Certified Trainers (CSTs) and offers blended-learning combining classroom study, group discussions, and hands-on practice exercises, to give you a keen understanding of Scrum from the point of view of a Product Owner, enabling you to be an effective customer to the Scrum team and maximizing ROI.

Course Agenda of Ilan Goldstein CST - Sydney (16th - 17th Mar 2015)

  • A Scrum and Agile overview
  • Selling Scrum to senior stakeholders
  • When to apply Scrum
  • Scrum values
  • Creating a Product Vision
  • Prioritising and refining the Product Backlog
  • User stories, Epics and Themes
  • Splitting Epics into Sprint-Ready Stories
  • The Definition of Done and non-functional constraints
  • Test Automation starting points
  • How to foster self-organising teams
  • Scrum Roles - The ScrumMaster, the Product Owner and the Development Team
  • Becoming a Masterful ScrumMaster
  • Working in Sprints
  • Sprint Planning and the Sprint Backlog
  • Effective Daily Scrums
  • Effective Reviews and Retrospectives
  • Scrum Task Boards
  • Relative Estimation and Planning Poker
  • Release Planning and the Release Burndown chart
  • Your first 12 steps

From the course :

  • Boost Product Owner capabilities
  • Optimize Agile teams as well as interaction with stakeholders and customers
  • Increase Scrum functionality
  • Realistic planning and scheduling
  • Gain practical, proven techniques
  • Improve estimating skills and results
  • Maximize delivery capabilities
  • Reduce risk
  • Improve ROI
  • Leverage proven experience

From the workshop :

  • Training by experienced Scrum Alliance Certified Instructors (CSTs)
  • 14 PDUs – 16 PDUs , and correspondingly 14 SEUs – 16 SEUs (Varies according to the CST)
  • Scrum Alliance Certification
  • 1 yr Membership with Scrum Alliance
  • Scrum Alliance-approved
  • Hands-on Activities, Group Discussions, Real-life examples

Eligibility :

Your successful completion of the 2-day CSPO course provided by our Certified Scrum Trainer makes you eligible for the CSPO Certification from Scrum Alliance.

Process :

There is no process. Following successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate from Scrum Alliance designating you as Certified Scrum Product Owner. The certification includes a one-year membership in Scrum Alliance.

This training and certification is ideal for :

  • Project Managers
  • Developers
  • Product Owners
  • Managers-Software development
  • Architects-Software development
  • Product Managers
  • Software developers
  • Software coders
  • Software testers
  • Team Leads or Team Members who are interested in learning more about Scrum and leading Agile projects.

What does it mean to be a CSPO?

A Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) is someone who has been taught (by a Certified Scrum Trainer) the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that will enable him or her to fulfill the role of Scrum product owner.

Do I receive PDU credits for a CSPO course?

Yes. Please follow PMI''s procedure for Category B: Courses offered by Other Education Provider. According to the PMP handbook: 'Contact hours of project and/or program management education may be earned by attending relevant educational courses offered by organizations not registered with PMI. To calculate the number of PDUs earned, use the following formula: one contact hour of learning relevant to project and/or program management within a structured activity or course equals one PDU. Documentation required upon PMI audit/request: registration form, certificate or letter of attendance, and a brochure or course materials outlining the subject matter covered and the qualifications of the instructor/lecturer.' Most CSTs can tell you how many PDUs their course offers.

Should I do both Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner if I don't know where I will be working?

Both designations address different concerns for developing Products. Employers are looking for people with a background in agile (scrum). These designations will help identify you as having been trained in Scrum. Experience still counts so time spent doing Scrum is equally valuable.

In Scrum, which person is the Project Manager? Is it the ScrumMaster or the Scrum Product Owner?

The short answer is neither. The term Project Manager is not defined in Scrum. The term Project Manager is defined broadly in the market and is used differently by many organizations. If you compare the terms side by side you will find that sometimes it is the PO, sometimes the SM and sometimes it is both. Again, the term is not defined in Scrum but, you can compare them.

Which should I pursue: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)? Why?

Both certifications will lead to a full understanding of Scrum. The CSPO is targeted for Product Owners who need skills and techniques for managing features and determining what the right product to build is. The CSM is a deep dive introduction to Scrum. CSM is focused on the scrum framework and its application for building well form teams that are directed by a Product Owner. The CSM is recommended for all Scrum team members, this include Product Owners.

Would it be better to spend time renewing a PMP credential or becoming a Certified ScrumMaster or Product Owner?

Becoming a CSM and/or CSPO is recommended. We are seeing increase demand from companies who are looking for people with CSM / CSPO experience.

I understand Scrum is used widely for software development projects. Can it be used for other fields?

Scrum has seen an application into every major vertical industry. The number of domains outside software that it has been applied to is increasing rapidly. Scrum is a general purpose framework that is used to set an empirical pattern of behavior at a small team level. Scaling Scrum is thought of as multiple scrum teams working together in an empirical process controlled manner.

How do I get my certificate and who issues it?

Students taking classes offering a Scrum certification (Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Product Owner) will receive their certifications from the Scrum Alliance. Shortly after completion of the class, participants will receive an email from the Scrum Alliance with instructions for creating a membership account and taking any required certification exams. Once certified, students will have access to exclusive content and the ability to print a copy of any Scrum certificates they have achieved.

What time do classes start and how long do they go each day?

Unless otherwise stated, all of our classes begin at 8:30 and run to 5:00 PM, local time. Classes generally include a break for lunch around noon, as well as a brief break in the morning and afternoon.

What are the benefits of taking a class to learn about Agile & Scrum as opposed to simply reading a book?

Books are valuable resources and we strongly encourage potential students to leverage these sources of information. Our training classes are designed to reinforce concepts with in depth simulations and robust discussion. All of our course blend lecture, practice, and reflection. This allows participants to gain a much more profound understanding of the subject matter.

What do I need to bring to a class?

Our classes are designed to be a stand-alone experience and do not require participants to bring anything to a class other than an open mind and willingness to learn and perhaps something to take notes.

Can I buy a seat with a Purchase Order?

Yes, we will accept purchase orders. Please email us at support@knowledgehut.com to arrange for payment via a purchase order.

What happens if a class is canceled?

In the case that a class is canceled by KnowledgeHut, participants are entitled to transfer to another class or receive a full refund at their discretion.

What does it mean to be a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)?

A Certified Scrum Professional has proven experience and expertise in the art of Scrum. CSP is the level of certification that all practitioners of Scrum should strive to attain. Before becoming a CSP, applicants must be CSMs, CSPOs, or CSDs.

Faculty for Sydney (16th - 17th Mar 2015)

Ilan Goldstein CST

Ilan Goldstein CST

Ilan Goldstein is a globally recognised Scrum trainer and consultant with extensive experience working with start-ups, market leaders, government agencies, universities and public companies, all over the world to help improve their agility through the implementation of Scrum.

He is the author of the Mike Cohn Agile Signature Series book, Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners (published by Pearson under the Addison-Wesley brand) and is a founder of both AxisAgile (an Agile training and consulting company based in Sydney) as well as Scrum Australia (a national not-for-profit organization focused on growing and enriching the Australian Scrum community).

Ilan is a regular conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and blogger.

For those interested in the alphabet-soup of certifications, Ilan is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) and PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Venue for Sydney - 16th - 17th Mar 2015

Sydney CBD (Karstens Sydney)
111 Harringotn Street
Level 1, Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Timing:9:00AM to 5:00PM