• 2nd Oct 19 - 3rd Oct 19
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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What is this course?

Many organisations are adopting Agile approaches to improve their software development capability, following the lead of the path-finding Internet era companies who have shown the way to rapid innovation and dominance in their market spaces.

A majority of organisations who are adopting an agile approach are using Scrum as their agile framework.  Scrum is popular because it increases a product’s chance of success by emphasising periodic guidance, frequent inspections, and the ability to make changes as the product development progresses.

Scrum is a deceptively simple framework, and you will quickly learn about its roles, artefacts and meetings.  However, its adaptive nature and impact on traditional organisational models and ways of working require a fundamental grasp of underlying principles and Product Owner techniques for a truly successful implementation.

In our experience with running this course, we have come to understand that many delegates have been using Scrum for some time and understand the basics.  A majority of those delegates would also like to come away with some Agile practices that they can apply in their context.  With this in mind, we give you an experience of some more advanced agile techniques.  With the trainer’s depth of delivery experience, we have sought to bring an understanding of Scrum and Agile principles, but also with user-centred techniques that will help you get to a metrics based outcome driven product development approach.

The course learning is supported by hands-on exercises and simulations that put the theory into practice; delegates will get to explore their own digital product ideas on day two.

Even delegates who have been practising Scrum for more than five years have found something to take away from our courses.

This 2-day course provides a great foundation in Scrum and apply agile and Lean principles to Product Ownership.

What will you learn?

The two-day Certified Scrum Product Owner course will give you a sound understanding of Scrum principles and practices in order that you can:

  • •   Participate actively as a Scrum Team member
  • •   Function effectively as Product Owner for Scrum Teams
  • •   Deliver a successful Scrum project
  • •   Explain and sell Agile and the Scrum framework to other key stakeholders
  • •   Define and use the full range of Agile and Scrum Artefacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Task Boards, and Burndown Charts etc. )
  • •   Collaborate effectively with key stakeholders and customers
  • •   Create and maintain the Product Backlog
  • •   Fulfil your essential role in Sprint Planning and Sprint Review meetings
  • •   Participate in Daily Scrum Meetings and Sprint Retrospectives
  • •   Learn how to implement a metrics based outcome driven product development approach
  • •   Implement other Lean and Agile approaches to support your Scrum implementation
What will you receive?
  • •   2 days of high quality instruction from one of our Certified Scrum Trainers
  • •   For courses on our public schedule, refreshments before and during the course, including lunch
  • •   Course materials
  • •   Certified Scrum Product Owner certification
  • •   Membership of the Scrum Alliance and Scrum Alliance certification
What topics are covered?

Agile Principles and Scrum Overview

  • •   Key agile product development principles
  • •   Introduction to Scrum

Scrum Roles and Responsibilities

  • •   Scrum Master, Team and Product Owner responsibilities, values and behaviours
  • •   Product Owner role in Scrum meetings

Sprints

  • •   Cross functional team working in a Sprint
  • •   Effective product feedback

Vision

  • •   Methods for creating a Vision for your product

Planning a Product

  • •   Identifying where to start, where is the highest value?
  • •   Using proto-personas and empathy maps
  • •   Requirements v’s assumptions, outcomes and impacts
  • •   Identifying and capturing your first product slice using story boards, scenarios or process flows

Kicking off a Medium Term Plan

  • •   Using user stories to stock your backlog
  • •   Medium Term planning approaches
  • •   Communicating a release

Estimation

  • •   Comparative estimation techniques – how the work and why use them
  • •   Beyond Planning Poker
  • •   Forecasting and reporting
  • •   Managing expectations, delivering on time and in budget

Backlog refinement

  • •   Refinement of Product Slices
  • •   Approaches to backlog refinement dependent on level of product team collaboration
Who is this course suitable for?

Whether you are a Product Owner, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Product Manager or Business Analyst or just responsible for defining product vision or requirements, this course is for you.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for the course, however students are expected to complete the pre-course reading required.

How should I prepare for this course?

Attendees should read the Scrum Guide

What about exams and certifications?

Following successful completion of this course, participants will be designated as Certified Scrum Product Owners. This Scrum Alliance certification includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance.

“Very enjoyable course that equipped me with alternative perspectives and new tools to try with my Scrum teams and stakeholders”

Lucy Wells

“Inspirational, thought provoking, enjoyable”

Inna Dalton

“Fast paced, thought provoking and awesome”

Mark Blocksidge

Venue:   Edinburgh - Training and Conference Venue

Right in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town and five minutes walk from Waverley Train Station, this is a great location close to everything Edinburgh has to offer. Travelling to the venue couldn’t be easier, you’ll find all the directions you need below.

Directions

From Waverley Train Station

  • Leave Waverley Station (Market Street Exit) by the steps to Market Street (or by the main pedestrian exit to Waverley Bridge, turning left then left again into Market Street). Continue along Market Street, going under the large decorated bridge.
  • After the bridge, bear right into Jeffrey Street, up the hill past Jury’s Hotel to the junction (traffic lights) with the High Street.
  • When standing on the High Street (Royal Mile) Cross the road into St Mary’s Street (continuation of Jeffrey Street) and the training centre is down the hill on the left (the opposite side of the road to the Travelodge)
  • If you have reached the Travelodge you have gone too far as we are situated between Slanji and the Present Shop, opposite Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers.

From Edinburgh Airport

Outside the main airport terminal you will find:

  • A rank for airport taxis,
  • An airport bus stop, which drops you off at Waverley Bridge, right opposite the main entrance to Waverley Train Station,
  • A tram stop, which brings you into the centre of town, just a short walk to the Venue.

Arriving by taxi

You can pick up a black taxi by visiting one of the many ranks located in Edinburgh, hail one in the street or order one by phone.

We would advise you to give clear instructions to the taxi driver and specify that the venue is situated on St Mary’s Street. That way, you won’t run the risk of ending up at one of the other conferencing venues in Edinburgh.

Arriving by tram

If you are taking the tram from any stop in Edinburgh or the Airport, please ensure you buy your ticket before boarding the tram, or you will be fined £10. There are two stops near the Venue:

  • St Andrew Square: Head down the hill towards Princes Street, where you will see Waverley Train Station and can follow the walking directions from there.
  • Princes Street: Walk past the National Gallery, which is across the road, towards Waverley Train Station, from where you can follow the walking directions.
  • Trainer: Matt Roadnight


    Matt is an Agile Coach and Trainer with 25 years of broad technology delivery experience with blue chip organisations in change, product development, operations,  IT strategy, and solution delivery.

    Since 2004 Matt has been using his breadth of experience to assist clients apply Agile techniques to projects, programmes and organisations.

    In addition to providing both bespoke and certified Scrum Alliance training courses, Matt spends much of his time working with clients coaching them on a range of topics including; executive personal coaching, relationship & team coaching and helping  teams to improve their delivery success using Agile principles and techniques

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