Certified Scrum Product Owner

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Start Date17th May 2016
Course CodeSS16-21
VenueTo be advised
Full Fee
Fee Includes
This grant aided fee includes refreshments and the cost of certification
Duration2 days
Network Member Subsidised Fee€895.00
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Programme Overview

The Product Owner is the one and only person responsible for managing the Product Backlog and ensuring the value of the work the Team performs. This person maintains the Product Backlog and ensures that it is visible to everyone.

Everyone knows what items have the highest priority, so everyone knows what will be worked on. For the Product Owner to succeed, everyone in the organization has to respect his or her decisions.

The Product Owner’s decisions are visible in the content and prioritization of the Product Backlog. This visibility requires the Product Owner to do his or her best, and it makes the role of Product Owner both a demanding and a rewarding one.

In our Certified Scrum Product Owner training, you will learn the Scrum framework and both the fundamentals of being a Product Owner and a wealth of advanced topics. Through a mixture of class room study, exercises, pair discussions and real-world trainer experiences, an attendee will gain strong experiences that will be a invaluable help for their first Scrum project as Product Owner.


Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes
  • Assume the responsibilities of a Product Owner
  • Apply Scrum to optimize customer satisfaction and      value creation
  • Practical, project-proven practices
  • How to write a usable product backlog
  • Proven techniques for prioritizing the product backlog
  • How to predict the delivery date of a project (or the features that will be complete by a given date) using velocity
  • Tips for managing the key variables influencing project success
  • How to successfully scale the product role on large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds

Tips and tricks from the instructor's fifteen years of using Scrum in a wide variety of environments
Who should attend

There are no technical pre-requisites.

This course is designed for staff moving into a project management role.

Course Content
  • Expectations of the product owner
  • Scrum overview
  • History of Agile and Scrum
  • Benefits of Scrum
  • The Scrum framework
  • Scrum Roles


The Product Vision:

  • Benefits of the Product Vision
  • The Vision in Action
  • Desirable Qualities
  • Techniques for Creating
  • Powerful Vision


User stories on the product backlog:

  • Augmenting the user stories
  • User roles/Personas
  • INVEST in your backlog


Stocking the Product Backlog:

  • Failure of upfront thinking
  • Emergent requirements
  • Release Planning
  • Velocity


What is Done?

Agile Estimating in brief

Prioritizing the product backlog

Kano analysis

Theme screening and Theme scoring

Innovation Games

Relative weighting

Priority poker

Understanding Sprint Planning

Understanding the Daily Scrum

Sprint Review


Managing Releases:

  • Release Burndown
  • Rolling Release Plans


10 Tips for Product Owners


Following successful completion of the course, each participant will be designated a Certified Scrum Product Owner. This certification includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional member-only material and information are available.

About the Trainer

Neueda has been delivering training solutions since 2002 and our experienced and passionate specialists love to share and teach in a hands-on, collaborative environment. Our instructors have the expertise and experience building large-scale software solutions using the technologies they write and speak about.

Nigel Baker of Neueda is a leading Agile coach and consultant, specialising in transforming teams and companies utilising Scrum. One of the leading Certified Scrum Trainers in the UK and Ireland, he has a background in software engineering, project management and coaching with extensive experience of Scrum in enterprise settings, including distributed and offshored teams.

Nigel's particular interest lies in using Scrum in organizational change and he delivers Scrum and Agile training, coaching and consultancy across the Europe. Clients include all the major telecommunication companies in Europe, major broadcasters, major financial institutions, major consulting houses, the big database and chip manufacturing companies as well as SME's across all product spectrums.


Scrum, Coaching, Consulting, Software Engineering, Change Management, Training, Project Management.