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Product Owner Course with Certification

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2 full days

certification

International certification

The role of the product owner is often overlooked, and it is the main reason why Scrum teams struggle. I remember a colleague trainer mentioned that he does ten times more scrum master courses than product owner courses. There is simply not enough focus in the industry on doing Agile product management well.

But project success is twofold. If a Scrum team is like a car then the Product Owner is like a driver – you clearly need a well-performing vehicle and an experienced pilot. Without the product owner, your Agile teams will go nowhere fast.

This course looks at the other side of Scrum – product visioning, release and strategy planning, requirements gathering and customer experience design. The course can work as a refresher, or as a starter. People who have attended my classes twice admit that they had learnt something new on both occasions. And let’s not forget about getting certified – it can become an important milestone and a springboard for your career.

Course objectives

  • Understand Agile and the Scrum framework
  • Grasp the role of Product Owner
  • Learn how to work with requirements in Agile
  • Know how to help your organisation transition to Agile

Topics

  • Understanding fundamentals of Agile
  • History of Agile
  • Agile values and principles
  • Following the Scrum framework
  • Empiric process theory
  • Recap of the Scrum framework: roles, events and artefacts
  • Cross-functional and self-organised Scrum teams
  • The role of product owner in a Scrum team
  • Product owner vs business analyst
  • Starting up new products and teams
  • Product vision
  • Business value and its definition
  • Maximising business value through rapid experimentation: Lean startup
  • Agile product management and business modelling
  • Creating initial product backlog
  • Understanding your customers
  • Customer segments
  • User roles
  • Personas
  • Planning a release
  • Creating release strategy with user story mapping
  • Budgets and timelines
  • Release planning
  • Managing product backlog
  • Attributes of a good product backlog
  • Prioritisation techniques
  • Product backlog tools
  • Backlog refinement
  • Writing user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Writing good user stories
  • Breaking down user stories
  • Common user story mistakes

Dates, Venue and Price

12-13
March 2018

Price per delegate

R10,500

* includes VAT

* includes certification exam

Venue

Focus Rooms The Core, 1st Floor South Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets Sunninghill Sandton

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4-5
June 2018

Price per delegate

R10,500

* includes VAT

* includes certification exam

Venue

Focus Rooms The Core, 1st Floor South Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets Sunninghill Sandton

Book now!
3-4
September 2018

Price per delegate

R10,500

* includes VAT

* includes certification exam

Venue

Focus Rooms The Core, 1st Floor South Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets Sunninghill Sandton

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F.A.Q.

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How long is the course?

The course is two full days. We start at 8:30 a.m. and finish 4:30 p.m. on both days.

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How big is a class?

The maximum number of delegates is 16. It allows for more focused learning and in-depth discussions.

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Does the course include certification?

The course includes one attempt in internationally recognized certification from Scrum.org. But good news – you can get two certificates: a certificate of attendance (guaranteed) with a unique number which is verifiable within South Africa, and one attempt for Professional Scrum Product Owner I exam.

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Is this certification internationally recognized?

Yes. The Professional Scrum Product Owner Level I is recognized in many countries, including the US, Europe, Australia, and Middle East.

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Is this a Certified Product Owner course?

No. Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification is done in association with Scrum Alliance. We are writing an exam from Scrum.org. Scrum Alliance and Scrum.org are equally recognized. In fact, the founder of Scrum.org, Ken Schwaber, is also co-founder of Scrum framework itself.

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Does the certification expire?

No. You will have it for the rest of your life.

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Are there more levels?

Currently, there are two levels for Product Owners. Level I is an entry level which can be obtained by attending this course and going through all extra preparation materials. The exam is purely theoretical. Level II is designed for practicing Product Owner with a few years of experience. The questions in this exam is more scenario based.

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Do we write the exam during the training?

No. You will have two weeks after the course to prepare. I will send extra reading, videos, and practice tests for you to get ready. People report that it takes between 8 to 20 extra hours for review.

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Is exam an open book?

Yes. You are welcome to make notes and use your study materials. However, the exam is very fast – you only have 60 minutes to answer 80 questions. There won’t be time to google.

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Is certification included in the price?

Yes. One attempt for the exam is included in our price. Lunch, snacks, stationery, training manual, and Value Added Tax (VAT) are also included.

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Does price include VAT?

Yes. The price includes Value Added Tax. The price you see on the website is the price you will pay.

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How can I pay?

You can pay with EFT. After you click “BOOK” button and make your reservation, you will receive a quote/invoice.

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Can my company pay for my training?

Absolutely. Connect us with your HR or Leaning and Development department (pavel@thinkagile.co.za). If you see your company name in our “clients” section, it is great news – Think Agile is on your approved vendor list.

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Can I cancel my booking?

You can cancel or rescheduled for free up to 10 days before the course. After that, an additional R1500 fee is applicable. The reason is simple – we have already paid for venue and catering for you.

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