Certified Scrum Product Owner CSPO

April 5, 2023 - April 7, 2023
Trainer: Valerio Zanini, CST

Learn how to understand your customers, manage a product backlog, and deliver value to your customers. Become a great Product Owner.

This Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) class is a virtual, interactive learning experience where you can learn the practices and tools to become an effective Product Owner and effectively execute your role within the Scrum framework.

This course is taught by Valerio Zanini, a Certified Scrum Trainer and author of Deliver Great Products that Customers Love. His book has been adopted by several organizations as their official agile product management guide. An experienced product leader, Valerio has more than 20 years of experience building digital products and working with Agile teams in different industries. In his classes he shares real life stories and best practices to help apply the concepts to real situations.

Scrum is today the most popular Agile framework, used by organizations worldwide. Scrum is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of practices that help teams deliver products in short cycles, enable fast feedback, and create a culture of rapid adaptation to change. This class assumes a basic knowledge of the Scrum workflow, and focuses specifically on the Product Owner role.

Learn the essential skills and responsibilities of the Product Owner, including managing product backlogs, prioritizing User Stories, and acting as the representative for customer value.
Format: Virtual training, live instructor, group exercises, no slides.
Course length: 3 half-days (typically 5 hours/day)
Certification: This class includes the Certified Scrum Product Owner certification issued by the Scrum Alliance. Upon successful completion of the class, the students are eligible to receive the certification (there is no exam).
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What you will learn

Led by Valerio Zanini, a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), this class takes participants through a series of interactive workshops where they can learn and apply first-hand the most effective practices and frameworks of product management. The goal of the class is to empower you with the key mindset and tools to lead the development of new products in your organization. The class also provides participants with the CSPO certification.

This class covers all the required Learning Objectives and live instruction by a Certified Scrum Trainer, including:
  • Scrum Foundations
  • Product Owner Core Competencies
  • Describing Purpose, Strategy, Vision
  • Understanding Customers and User Needs with Discovery Activities
  • Validating Product Assumptions with Prototypes and MVPs
  • Managing and Prioritizing the Product Backlog
  • Writing User Stories
  • Planning the Release and Defining a Roadmap
  • Measuring Value Delivered and Outcomes
Our trainers have worked in a variety of product management roles across industries that span Financial Services, Entertainment, E-Commerce, Web Development, Healthcare, Consulting, and Telecommunications. They share real life stories about product successes and failures, provide a practical perspective on the job that goes beyond theory, and offer insights on how to overcome typical obstacles in creating great products.

Participants also receive a sample of the book "Deliver Great Products that Customers Love, the guide to Product Management for Innovators, Leaders, and Entrepreneurs" authored by Valerio Zanini. (Amazon link)

What our students are saying

"Engaging, useful, exercises and very helpful" "There are tremendous benefits to Agile Product Management in bringing successful products to life" - VP HR, Compensation, Benefits
"The role plays and real world examples allowed for understanding to sink in" Watch our video, and learn about what other students are saying.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is in a product development role or desires to learn about product management, including:
  • Product Owners/Product Managers
  • Aspiring Product Owners/Product Managers
  • Agile coaches and Scrum Masters
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers/PMO
  • Leadership roles responsible for Product or Development teams
  • Entrepreneurs who are building new products/services

About the training experience

This is a virtual training class with a live instructor, delivered using video conference and digital collaboration tools. We have converted the in-person group exercises to online group exercises using a variety of tools. These exercises ensure you achieve the same learning objectives, while engaging and having fun with other participants.

The whole class is based on interactive exercises, simulations, and group discussions. The instructor explains key concepts and brings in real-life stories, and participants learn from applying the concepts and from sharing with each other. The instructor may share photos, diagrams, or single slides to bring home a point or share an experience. Besides this, there are no slides as the whole class is driven by exercises and group activities to accelerate the learning.

We incorporate innovation games and liberating structures into the exercises. You will experience these useful frameworks that you can use spark innovation and collaboration with your team members. Because we facilitate the class using real everyday tools, you also get to learn how to use these to spark collaboration within your own team and organization.

About the trainer

Valerio Zanini 300 A product innovator and digital leader, Valerio Zanini has more than 20 years of professional experience spanning software development, system integration, agile transformation, design thinking, and product innovation. He excels at building new products in the early stages of product innovation, where uncertainty and lack of a clear solution are the biggest challenges. He provides consulting and training to organizations of any size, helping them become more innovative with Agile, Scrum, SAFe, product management, and Design Thinking practices.

Formerly, a Director of Product Development at Capital One where he led digital transformation initiatives for retail bank and transformed how customers interact with bankers. Before Capital One, Valerio was the co-founder and CEO of Goozex (sold in 2012), a Systems Engineer at Cisco, and the co-founder of one of the first web development companies in Italy.

He is a Certified Scrum Trainer with Scrum Alliance, a Certified Product Innovation Trainer with Spark Engine, CSPO, CSM, SAFe Program Consultant, Kanban KMP II. He is also a certified instructor in Innovation Games and in Training from the Back of the Room. He is the author of “Deliver Great Products That Customers Love”, published in 2018.

Valerio is the founder and CEO of 5D Vision, a training and consulting company that helps organizations deliver great products by adopting Product Management, Agile, and Design Thinking practices. www.5dvision.com

Certified Scrum Product Owner CSPO

April 5, 2023 - April 7, 2023

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