November 14 & 15, 2011

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Training

The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training class is a two-day course which will provide a deeper 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.

Upon completion of the course, students will be certified as Certified Scrum Product Owners. Additionally, this course counts for 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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 Monday and Tuesday, November 14 and 15. 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.

Who Should Attend:

This is appropriate for Scrum Product Owners, business analysts, or anyone involved with creating requirements, gathering needs, and managing projects.

Course Outline:

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
  • Prioritizing features and needs
  • 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 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), and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Angela Johnson is a Trainer and Coach providing education consulting services to clients across the United States adopting Scrum and Agile. Angela has successfully implemented Scrum and Agile principles in a variety of projects from web-based applications to enterprise level retail and financial projects. As a Trainer, Angela provides students with foundational knowledge and tools needed to begin adopting Scrum, Agile, Kanban, etc. As a Coach, Angela mentors clients at all levels in their transformation working with teams, managers, stakeholders and executives.

A graduate of Hamline University (B.A.) and the University of St. Thomas (M.B.C.), Angela has presented at university sponsored events as well as at the Project Management Institute (PMI) Minnesota chapter events and to the Twin Cities Quality Assurance Association. Angela is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Angela facilitates the PMI Minnesota Agile Local Interest Group and is also an active member of the Scrum Alliance, and Agile Alliance.


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