Certified Scrum Product Owner

Sliger Consulting workshops combine interactive instruction, hands-on exercises, and real-life simulations to provide attendees with an all-encompassing learning experience.

This workshop provides attendees with an overview of  Scrum specifically geared toward aspiring Product Owners, i.e. those on the business side who represent the end-user community and are authorized to make decisions about the product. Delivered by Michele Sliger, an experienced ScrumMaster and former Scrum Alliance board member, this course explains the Scrum framework, as well as Product Owner specific topics such as creating and splitting user stories, development of vision statements and product roadmaps, and managing stakeholder expectations. Following the successful completion of the course, each participant will be designated as a Certified Product Owner (CSPO). The class includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where exclusive Product Owner materials and information are available.

This course is taught by a PMP certified instructor and provides 14 PDUs to qualified PMI members. 

At this time no public classes are being offered, but openings are available for private on-site courses for your team or department. Call 720-279-8445 or contact us for more information about availability and pricing.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is appropriate for those who will be responsible for defining what the product should do and how it should behave. While Product Owners should come from the business side of the organization, those who find themselves serving in a "proxy" role for the Product Owner, such as business analysts and user experience analysts, will also benefit from attending. A maximum of 15 attendees allows each person to get the most out of the interactive exercises and discussions.

Topics covered:

  • What is Agile?
  • History of Scrum and The Scrum Framework
  • Roles and Responsibilities on the Scrum Team
  • Defining and Communicating the Product Vision
  • Creating the Product Roadmap
  • Writing and Splitting Epics and User Stories
  • Prioritization of Product Backlog Items
  • Writing Acceptance Criteria
  • Leading Planning Meetings
  • Accepting or Rejecting Stories
  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Your Role in the Sprint Review Meeting
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Common Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Getting Started with Scrum