Certified Scrum Product Owner By Kiran Thakkar, DailyAgile

Take your Scrum Product Owner skills to the next level!

May 11, 2017 - May 12, 2017 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

United StatesMalvern-PA

USD 1299.00

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This 2-day course highlights how strong Product Ownership is key to a successful agile transformation. Not only will the course enable you to understand the product owner role in depth, it will also enable you to learn the practices necessary to succeed as a product owner.

In this course we will explain how particular agile or Scrum roles typically manifest themselves in enterprise environments. The course is an interactive workshop filled with lots of exercises whose goal is to demonstrate the difference between traditional and agile approaches to product management and software development. We will also discuss real-world organizational changes such as managing large or multiple teams, release planning and tracking progress through the right metrics.

Participants can also claim up to 14-16 PDU's or Contact Hours with the PMI. These PDUs can also apply towards your 21 contact hour requirement for your Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) status. 

"Kiran delivered an excellent training class, it was very engaging, really practical with well thought out breakout group sessions. His knowledge of real world Scrum projects was very helpful, and his experience produced great answers to the hard questions brought up in class. It was a pleasure having him as a CST and after having experienced his vast knowledge on Scrum methodologies, I would recommend him and his services any time." - IT CIO

Kiran Thakkar's experience is hard to match: he played an instrumental role in one of the largest agile/scrum implementations in the world at Siemens Medical Solutions with over 40 teams 500 members. His combination of business and agile experience brings superior insight and understanding to every class.

Your tuition includes 2-year membership in ScrumAlliance® and all certification fees. Story Point estimation cards are provided

All students earn:

- Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

- Project Management Institute (PMI®) members earn PDUs

Free enrollment in ScrumAlliance® authorized AgilePA Users Group

Continental breakfast and lunch provided during class.

 Topics and hands on activities:

Day 1:

  • Agile and Scrum Introduction
  • Overview on various Agile Methods
  • Why Agile? Team activity
  • Origins of Scrum and  Understanding Scrum
  • Basic Scrum Engine, Agile Manifesto
  • Sprints Team activity
  •   Four Meetings
  •   Four Roles
  •   Scrum Artifacts, non-scrum artifacts
  • Scrum and Compliance
  • Non-Scrum Roles Team activity
  • Various scrum team structure - Discussion on DevOps, globaly distributed scrum team
  • How do architecture, DBA, and other supporting roles fits in Scrum?
  • Enterprise Agile scenarios - 10, 20, 30, 40, .... 120+ scrum teams
  • Scrum Values
  • Scrum Phases
  • Scrum Simulation
  • Sprint planning meeting
  • Daily standup meeting
  • Burndown charts and project reporting
  • Sprint review and retrospective
  • The Product Owner (PO) Role – different scenarios
    < >PO Responsibilities and AccountabilityPO Role During LifecycleRequirements and the Product Backlog (On a case study)Five levels of planning
  • Product Vision – Why, What, and template with exercise
  • Hands on activity - Create Product Vision Box
  • Product Vision Box Demo
  • Team activity - Building a high level Product Backlog
  • Team activity - Define a Product Roadmap
  • User Roles and Personas
  • Exercise: Identify and Define User Roles

Day 2:

  • Q&A, Refresher from Day 1
  • Agile Transformation Team activity
  • Agile Portfolio and Release Planning
  • Product Backlog Refinement (a.k.a grooming) (on a case study)
    • Story slicing
    • Further refine your stories (Theme, Epic, Stories)
    • Hands on activity on case study
  • Prioritization (on a case study)
    • Drivers
      • Value Assessment
      • Risk-Based Prioritization
      • Exercise: Risk-Value Prioritization
      • Kano Analysis
      • Theme Screening
      • Relative Weighting
      • Exercise: Backlog Prioritization
    • Prioritization – Modifiers
      • Various dependencies
    • Cost
    • Writing User Stories template
    • Acceptance Criteria
    • User Story writing Workshops
      • Exercise: User Story Writing
    • Definition of Done, Definition of readiness
    • Story Aggregation and Decomposition
    • Non-Functional Requirements
    • Spikes and Special Stories
  • Estimation (on a case study)
    • Approaches to Estimation
    • Story Points vs. Ideal Days
    • Sizing
    • Exercise: Analogous Sizing Exercises
    • Planning Poker
    • Exercise: Estimating with planning poker
  • Metrics That Matters to you
    • Sprint Burn-Down
    • Release Burn-Down
    • Defect Trend
    • Test metrics
  • Additional Advance Topics
    • Scaling Scrum at an enterprise level
    • Scrum in globally distributed teams – managing offshore teams
    • Sidebar – Q&A
    • Course evaluation
  • Closing activities

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The certification class is appropriate for all software team members, including project managers, team leads, development managers, product managers, architects, developers, testers, as well as executives like CIOs and CTOs.



Agenda
  • Overview of Agile
    • Overview of different agile methods
    • Why agile?
    • Agile Manifesto,
    • Empirical Process Control (3 Legs)
    • Short Video and short exercise
  • Scrum Overview - Basics
    • Value and Principles
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Scrum Lifecycle
    • Scrum Artifacts
    • Scrum Meetings
    • Scrum Values
  • The Product Owner Role
    • Responsibilities and Accountability
    • Role During Lifecycle
  • Requirements and the Product Backlog
    • Five levels of planning
    • Product Vision – Why, What, and template with exercise
    • Product vision quality
    • Building a Product Backlog
    • User Roles and Personas
    • Exercise: Identify and Define User Roles
    • Writing User Stories
    • Acceptance Criteria
    • Story Workshops
    • Definition of Done
    • Exercise: User Story Writing
    • Story Aggregation and Decomposition
    • Non-Functional Requirements
    • Spikes and Special Stories
  • Prioritization
    • Drivers
      • Value Assessment
      • Risk-Based Prioritization
      • Exercise: Risk-Value Prioritization
      • Kano Analysis
      • Theme Screening
      • Relative Weighting
      • Exercise: Backlog Prioritization
  • Estimation
    • Approaches to Estimation
    • Story Points vs. Ideal Days
    • Sizing
    • Exercise: Analogous Sizing Exercises
    • Planning Poker
    • Exercise: Estimating with planning poker
  • Planning
    • Product Roadmap
    • Exercise: Top-Down Release Roadmap
    • Derive Velocity
    • Velocity-Driven Release Planning
    • Fixed-Schedule Planning
    • Updating the Release Plan
    • Exercise: Release Planning Exercises
    • Sprint Planning
  • Metrics That Matters to you
    • Sprint Burn-Down
    • Release Burn-Down
    • Defect Trend
    • Test metrics
  • Additional Advance Topics
    • Scaling Scrum at an enterprise level
    • Scrum in globally distributed teams – managing offshore teams
    • Sidebar – Q&A
    • Course evaluation
Who Can Attend

This class is focused more on the role of business user, liaisons, and product owners. It is appropriate for anyone considering the following area:

  • Product Management
  • Product Marketing
  • Architect
  • Business Analysts
  • Functional Analysts
  • Line of business sponsors for development projects
  • Customers
  • Project Managers
  • Any other stakeholder included in the value stream feeding features or requirements to the development organization.

FAQ
  • What project am I expected to do?
    Towards the end of the course, all participants will be required to work on a project to get hands on familiarity with the concepts learnt. You will build an app from scratch with full support from your mentors and submit it to the AppStore. This project, which can also be a live industry project, will be reviewed by our instructors and industry experts. On successful completion, you will be awarded a certificate.

  • When will the classes be held?
    Classes are held on weekdays and weekends. You can check available schedules and choose the batch timings which are convenient for you.

  • How many hours of study will be required every week?
    You may be required to put in 10 to 12 hours of effort every week, including the live class, self study and assignments.

  • Where will the classes be held?
    • Your classes will be held online. All you need is a windows computer with good internet connection to attend your classes online. A headset with microphone is recommended.
    • You may also attend these classes from your smart phone or tablet.

  • What if I miss a class?
    Don’t worry, you can always access your class recording or opt to attend the missed session again in any other live batch.

  • Who can attend this program?
    The program is aimed at Business sponsors, Business Analyst, Product Analyst, Functional Analyst, project/program managers, developers, product owners, product managers, software developers, software coders, software testers and team members leading Agile projects among others.

  • What is the process for certification?
    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 two-years membership in Scrum Alliance.

  • who will be the trainers for this course?
    The course is delivered by experienced Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs). Your trainer will be Kiran Thakkar. Please check Kiran's profile at: https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/kthakkar


  • Tell me more about this taining?
    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 S/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.

Although not covered in class you will also have access to these hands-on labs:

  • Deploying and Managing Exchange Server 2013
  • Implementing Disaster Recovery for Exchange Server 2013
  • Planning and Configuring Message Security
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2013
  • Virtualizing Exchange Server 2013 Server Roles
  • Unified Messaging Overview
  • Designing and Implementing Message Transport Security
  • Designing and Implementing Administrative Security and Auditing
  • Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Using Exchange Management Shell
  • Designing Integration with Exchange Online
  • Upgrading from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2013