Certified Product Owner Course Topics
On successful completion of the course, each student receives:
- Scrum Product Owner Certification from the Scrum Alliance
- Payment to the ScrumAlliance.org membership dues for your first two years
- 14 PDUs from PMI (Project Management Institute)
- Membership in the CollabNet Agile Community
Course topics include:
Learn the basic rules, roles and activities of Scrum. What is Scrum and how many details do you need to know? Who are the players, and how do they interact? What are the critical meetings for the Product Owner? How should you manage your time with the team in relation to all other tasks you need to do?
Agile Product Owner Role
Understand the keys to being great at your job. What are your responsibilities to the team, and which are most important? What responsibilities are most important to your management? How do you best represent the customer to your team? What happens if the team wants to implement something not on your plan?
The Product Backlog (Creation and Management)
Organize and prioritize all your team's work. How do you communicate to your team what needs to be done? What are the processes to use for prioritizing the work? How do you make sure that everything required gets done? What is the best way to handle non-functional requirements? Product issues and bugs? Emergencies?
Translate requirements to the development team. What is a user story? What are the benefits of following the classic format for stories? What happens if you don’t know all the detail yet? Why is the definition of "done" important to you? How do you create multiple stories from an Epic?
Planning and Estimation
Keep releases on track. Why do we need to estimate? What are the most effective estimation techniques in Agile? How is planning on a Scrum team different from traditional planning? How do you plan with multiple teams on a single product? How do you plan for multiple, related products with multiple backlogs?
Release Planning and Metrics
Guide the product out the door. How can you predict when the release will be ready? How can you make sure that the release process is well coordinated? What are the most important metrics to use and how should you use them? How do you deal with people who are looking for metrics based on a waterfall method?
Working with the Customer
Manage the relationship. How do you communicate what the team is working on? How does the Sprint Review meeting help ensure that the customer is getting what’s required? How do you tell a customer “no”? What happens when customers change their requirements? How do I represent all customers and not just the loudest ones?
Scrum in Large Organizations
Master large projects. What are the different ways of scaling Scrum? What is a Scrum of Scrums? Who should participate? How do you effectively divide the work into manageable pieces? How do you keep track and prioritize backlogs for all the teams? How do you handle release planning and coordination for large projects?
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