Certified Scrum Product Owner in Bay Area (San Jose - Sunnyvale)

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First time in Bay Area AdroitPM is bringing internationally renowned agile coach, Satisha Venkataramaiah for public CSPO Workshop! Satisha has trained thousands of scrum masters and product owners worldwide. This workshop will give you all the knowledge you need to deliver the right product on time.

What's a Certified Scrum Product Owner Course?

What’s a Product? A Product is something that you build to help your customers solve a Problem or achieve certain goal. What’s Value?. Value is when an end user who buys your product or service is able to achieve the goal that they intended to achieve using your Product or Service.

Who is Product Owner? A Product owner is someone who understands the customers who buy the product, end users who use the product and sponsors who invests in the product and priortizes the work done by the development team to maximize the value of money and time spent by them(Customers, end users and sponsors).

This 2-day course enables participants to understand the role of a Product Owner and few tips and techniques to maximize the value of work done as part of product development.

4 Reasons why should you choose leanpitch's CSPO Workshop?

1. 100% Happiness Guarantee and 110% money back guarantee.

We know that you join our course with certain goal(learn to be an effective Product Onwer, get a CSPO certificate, understand what I need to do to support my Product Owner as a leader or manager). Whatever may be your goal, if you are not able to achive your goal at the end of our workshop, we will return your money back with addtional 10% as courtesy.

2. This is not just another basic Scrum Workshop, focus is more on Product Discovery using Scrum.

Learn about a Discovery process that the founders of leanpitch have been using for discovering the Product requirements and delivering valueable products since last 10 years. Here is a snapshot of what you will be learning in the workshop.

3. We believe in Scrum and we PlayScrum

The workshop itself will be run using Scrum in 4 Sprints with ZERO power point slides. We will learn together about Scrum from each other. Expect to have lots of fun while you learn as the workshop is loaded with content as below:

Scrum on The Wall: Satisha's unique way of presenting Scrum Framework on the Wall with Charts will help you visualize Scrum all the time during the 2 days and ever after


Learn by Doing: You will be working with others as part of a Scrum Team working on a Project. So you will learn how to get started and run a Scrum Project.

Learn to Measure Progress: As the workshop is run using Scrum, you will get an opportunity to inspect the progress and adapt the plan with real artifacts.

4. Live and breath Agile Values with PlayScrum Flash Cards.

You get a free pack of PlayScrum Flash Cards. The PlayScrum cards include:

- A Set of Planning Poker Cards for estimation.

- Quick Reference cards for Scrum Roles.

- Quick checklist of things to do in Scrum Ceremonies.

- Agile Values and Principles Card.

PlayScrum Cards

What do you get out of the course?

After you complete the course, you’ll know

  • Who is a Product Owner? What are critical skills that a Product Owner should have?
  • What are the issues that Organizations face in having PO role and patterns to address it?
  • How to incrementally elicit requrements
  • Prioritization techniques to deliver incremental Products
  • How to test assumptions sooner to mitigate business risks.
  • How to build products end to end?

On successful completion of the course, you’ll receive

  • Certified Product Owner Certificate
  • Scrum Alliance membership for 2 years.
  • 16 PDUs towards any PMI credential.
  • Workbook
  • PlayScrum cards
  • Digital reading material for post-class reference

What is the course outline?

We will be learning the Product Ownership using Scrum. The whole course is split inot 4 Sprints with each Sprint trying to Answer following four questions:

  1. Why are we building Products?
  2. What are we building?
  3. How much do we build?
  4. How do we build?

We will pickup a sample Product and apply Discovery techniques to learn Product Discovery and run the workshop using Scrum to learn Scrum.

Sprint 1: Who is a Product Owner?

Value Hypothesis

  • What is a Product?
  • What is a Complex domain of Product?
  • What is Cost of Delay and how to reduce it?
  • What is Cost of Production and how to reduce it?

Who is a Product Owner?

  • What are the skills required for a Product Owner?
  • How does PO role map to other roles?
  • What are the responsibilties of PO?
  • How does PO role evolve over a period of time and what are the different patterns to have a PO role?

Sprint 2: Why and What are we building?

Product Envisioning

  • Why do we need Vision? - Learn the consequences of developing a Product without vision
  • How to develop Product Vision?
    • Developing a Product Video?
    • Elevator Pitch to Shark Tank
    • News Paper Advertisement
    • Designing Product Brochure etc.
  • Review examples of good Product Vision.

Product Chartering

  • How to identify all the users of the Product?
  • Identify the user activities that Product will support.
  • Identify the product features that help the end users to perform the activities willingly.
  • Develop impact stories for the Product.
  • Learn to develop Product Canvas.

User Research

  • Learn why User Research is important and how it pays off
  • Learn different ways of conducting User Research and apply on class project
    • Observe users at their native place
    • Conduct interviews and surveys
    • Lean Startup approach
  • Learn and develop User Experience Map for the class Project
  • Learn and Develop User Personas for the class Project.
  • Learn to develop User Stories out of User Experience Map

Sprint 3: How much do we build?

Story Mapping

  • Learn and translate user voice from User Research into Product Features
  • Learn why Splitting features into smaller deliverables are a necessity.
  • Learn various splitting techniques
  • Learn to prioritize the features based on user needs
    • Kano Model
    • Importance vs satisfaction
    • MUSCOW Technique
  • Create an hypothesis to conduct Value Hypothesis
  • Identify MVP and decide what kind of MVP to go with

Sprint 4: Managing Product Backlog

Story Pampering

  • Learn and identify functional dependencies
  • Learn different techniques for identifying Business Value for Product Features and practice them on class Project
    • User Voting
    • Factor of Acquisition and Retention
    • Business Value Estimation Game
  • Learn to prioritize Product Features based on Business Value
    • Value vs Cost
    • Cost of Delay
  • Learn to identify different types of Stakeholders and how to engage them
  • Learn various refinement techniques to help development team understand what needs to be built.


When do we start and end each day?

The classroom opens at 8:30 AM each day and class will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. We will end at 5:30 PM each day.

What should I wear?

Wear anything that makes you comfortable. There are no rules!

What should I bring?

Just yourself. You don't need a laptop, although you are free to bring one.

Will there be food?

Yes, we will provide light morning breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks, and coffee for both days of the workshop.

Is there something I should read before the workshop?

Yes, atleast read the Scrum guide that will be sent you when you register. You know what, its only 16 pages.

I'm an introvert who is not so big on the whole audience participation thing. Will this class make me uncomfortable?

Participation in any physical exercise is of course optional--in fact the role of "observer" is quite valuable, so feel free to participate at your ability and comfort levels. Remember, people are different and we value that!

Do you offer a guarantee?

We guarantee our services unconditionally. If you aren't satisfied, we aren't either, and we'll work with you to make it right, up to and including your money back.

What is your refund policy?

If we must cancel a class due to low enrollment or other factors, enrollees will be given a full refund.

If you have registered for a workshop and find you cannot attend, you are eligible for a full refund up to 7 business days before the class start date. Simply let us know in writing, that you cannot attend class and would like a refund and we will process your full refund.

After this date, no refunds are available. However, if you cannot attend class, you are welcome to send a friend or colleague to take your spot in class. You may also, for a $100 fee, roll your registration to a future class on a space-available basis. To request a cancellation, roll into another class, or substitute a registration, please contact us.

What if I have more questions?

Feel free to contact us at (669) 245-5245 or info@adroitpm.com

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