Too many products fail because of poor direction and goals—
learn how to avoid being another statistic.
Weak Product Ownership is the leading cause of failure I see with Scrum Teams. The Agile Pain Relief Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course will give you the tools to improve the odds for your Team and have fun while doing it.
In an Agile organization the Product Owner holds a key role in determining which features are added to products and the order and priority of feature development.
Using Scrum and Agile planning tools, the Product Owner works with their Scrum team to lead the development process by creating and managing an efficient backlog, managing product scope, working with stakeholders, estimating budgets and release dates, and tracking team progress to deliver better quality products on time.
This 2-day Certified Scrum Product Owner training course led by Certified Scrum Trainer Mark Levison provides the tools for success with a blend of direct instruction, interactive group work, and practical exercises to gain skills, techniques, and experience in the Product Owner role.
Upon successful completion of the Certified Scrum Product Owner course, participants receive Scrum Product Owner Certification and membership to the Scrum Alliance. This course qualifies for 14 PMI PDUs for PMP renewal.
50% of Product Features are Never Used
Learn how to not be part of that statistic, and build products more efficiently
No PowerPoint (or KeyNote)
We spend two days in interactive and workshop using practical exercises and your Vision to build your Product Backlog. You will learn how your Scrum would work to build the product you see.
Limited to 20 attendees
Tired of being one of 40 people in a room? Can’t see the slides? Can’t hear the instructor? Agile Pain Relief keeps class sizes small for direct instruction, instructors available for your questions, and a focus on every student.
Focused on Your Needs
This course is built on Agile principles and you play the role of the Product Owner to decide what material we cover to meet your needs.
"The best two days of training I ever had." —Sridhar
"A perfect insight into the Agile world." —Smita
"Great actionable content." —Jason
"I really enjoyed the course and I know that I can start using this new knowledge immediately in my work." - Francois
"Mark is an obvious expert in his field." – James
- Create a Vision that can focus and drive your team
- Establish Personas that help your team focus on building a Product for the right People
- Discover what is wrong with a flat Product Backlog
- Build a Story Map
- Understand the mechanics and execution of Scrum
- Create User Stories in collaboration with the Team
- Understand the importance of Ongoing Backlog Refinement
- Identify the difference between a good and bad User Story (the words themselves aren’t what matter most)
- Use Story Splitting as one technique to deal with Large User Stories
- Evaluate how your Dev Team are estimating
- Examine tradeoffs between different prioritization approaches
The Agile Pain Relief Advantage
Small Class-size in Your City
Agile Pain Relief limits classes to a maximum of 20 students to ensure a quality learning environment with more opportunities to address your questions and concerns. Local training classes mean you meet and network with other professionals near you. On-site, private training also available.
In-person and Interactive
Direct learning tailored to each class and student. No canned PowerPoint presentations or webinars. Live instruction from Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) and group exercises modelled on Agile methods.
Hands-on Applications of Scrum Methods with Agile Theory
Practical examples and exercises use Scrum and Agile principles teach you how to adapt and practice Agile methods in your projects.
Online Course Materials and Support
Course attendees receive electronic copies of all seminar materials (including free updates to course materials as they become available). Attendees also receive access to the "BackStage Scrum" private forum where questions and scenarios can be discussed with some of the top Scrum experts in the world.
Cancellation and Refunds: Refund of the full registration amount will be issued upon request received up to 10 business days prior to course start date. For cancellation requests received less than 10 business days prior, credit towards a future course will be given, less $100 which may be retained for short-notice expenses incurred.
Course Location: Hosting venue to be confirmed and may be subject to change.
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Mark Levison is one of the oldest Scrum/Agile practitioners in Canada, practicing since 2001, before Scrum was popular. Mark became an independent Certified Scrum Trainer in 2011 and is an Agile coach. He brings over a decade of Agile experience with an emphasis on Certified ScrumMaster Training, Agile Coaching, Project Assessments, and Team Launch Workshops.
In 2009, Mark founded Agile Pain Relief with the mission of providing consulting and training for organizations seeking the benefits of Agile methods. As its principal, Mark has introduced and mentored developers, managers, and executives in organizations throughout the US and Canada on Scrum, Lean, and Agile methods through hands-on training.
Mark is active in the Agile community and participates as Agile Editor at InfoQ and writes extensively on Agile topics in his blog Notes from a Tool User.