As a Scrum Product Owner, you are on a first-name basis with your users, have mapped their requirements thoroughly, and know that map like the back of your hand. You know the risk and business value in each user story, and are able to effortlessly assemble a backlog the team can implement. You are always available to the team, and constantly meeting with your users, customers, sponsors, and other stakeholders. No problem!
Note that for a participant to be eligible for certification by the Scrum Alliance, the participant must attend both days of the workshop in their entirety.
This experiential workshop will equip you with the tools to tackle the formidable, but rewarding role of Product Owner. You will gain real practice in class through hands-on exercises, project simulations and live demonstrations.
Upon completion of the workshop, participants earn the Certified Scrum Product Owner certification and 16 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) through the Scrum Alliance. Additionally, members of the Project Management Institute earn 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
Instructor: Chris Sims, Agile Learning Labs
Chris Sims is a certified scrum trainer, agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps organizations improve their productivity and happiness. Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs and the co-author of two best-selling scrum books: The Elements of Scrum and Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction. He has published over 50 articles on agile topics at InfoQ, and even more of his writing can be found on the Agile Learning Labs blog. Before starting Agile Learning Labs, Chris made a living in roles such as: scrum master, product owner, engineering manager, project manager, software engineer, musician, and auto mechanic.
Chris is renowned for his expertise and delivery of Agile training.
In fact, a few of our colleagues who have attended his classes shared these comments:
— "Chris is the bomb!"
— "Exceeded expectations!"
— "Great enthusiasm - kept us engaged over two days."
— "I really enjoyed how flexible and loose the overall structure felt, and yet we managed to stay on track and were highly productive."
— "Chris Sims is an amazing teacher, setting the bar for Scrum training extremely high. If you ever get a chance to get credentialed under Chris Sims, DO IT."
Testimonial from a Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner:
"Scrum is a very powerful tool to have in your pocket. It's allowed us (Stanford Web Services) to maximize the value of our development time and deliver the most important features to our clients sooner. Don't let waterfall processes make you build something you don't really want! Try an agile approach."
— Linnea Williams, Manager of Customer Experience, Stanford Web Services