Certified Scrum Product Owner Training
IMPORTANT - Training Session Registration Notes:
1. Prior to registering, ensure that you have supervisor approval to attend.
Cost: Please be approved for $875.00 + GST. The final amount is dependant on the total number of participants (could be as low as $725 per participant), but $875 is the MAXIMUM amount you will be charged. Payments will be processed internally via JV (this is NOT a free course).
2. Email ExchangeLab@gov.bc.ca with the following information:
Name of your expense authority and email of financial contact from your branch.
Financial Coding information: [CL.RESP.SVC.STOB.PROJ] [xxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.6516.xxxxxxx]
Following this course, there will be a Product Owner Panel to bring learnings in to a Government context, further discussion and provide examples of Government products. Please refer to the outlook invite you receive for the date/time of this panel. Questions? Contact us at ExchangeLab@gov.bc.ca.
This course runs from 9am-4:30pm each day.
This 2-day training will bring you all the elements you need to become a productive Product Owner, maximizing the ROI of the business. Participants will learn the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, differences between agile and traditional project methodologies, like waterfall, and how the role of the "business" changes vis-à- vis the Scrum teams. Participants will also learn how to effectively manage and prioritize product backlogs, release plans, sprints, as well as track & report. To illustrate the principles and concepts, and in order to address specific problems of each participant, the class includes practical exercises, demonstrations, discussions, and case studies.
Practical work includes: • Scrum simulation game • An exercise to improve prioritization and project metrics • Release planning exercise to identify the best release dates • A practical exercise on retrospectives The main points are as follows, but can be adjusted as needed: • Introduction • Mindset • Communication • History • Scrum Overview • Roles • Product Discovery • Product Backlog • User Personas • User Story Mapping • Stories and Acceptance Criteria • ATDD and Specification by Example • Breakdown of Stories • Product Planning • Prioritization • Estimation • Scaling
Attendees Will Receive: • Listing as Certified Product Owner on the Scrum Alliance website • 2-year membership in the Scrum Alliance
Trainer Bio – Petra Skapa Petra Skapa was taught Scrum by Ken Schwaber, co-creator of the Scrum Framework, in 2002 and has been a team member as a developer, Scrum Master, Iteration Manager and Agile Project Manager. Her experience has great diversity of domain, including airlines, retail, public sector, medical and telecom.
Petra holds a Bachelors degree in Human and Social Development from the University of Victoria, 1998, and a post graduate diploma in Object Oriented Software Technology from Saint Mary’s University, 2001. She has been a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2011 having taught hundreds of students globally, in both English and French. She is also a Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CSPO) and a Certified LeSS Practitioner (Large Scale Scrum).
Petra’s IT career began through an internship at TransCanada Pipelines as a developer in 2002, and she then joined ThoughtWorks, an international Agile consultancy, in 2003. She worked for a range of Fortune 1000 clients around North America on product delivery and agile coaching engagements. In 2007, she joined the Gap as their Chief Agilist, leading their enterprise wide agile transformation. From there she worked in Europe with ValTech, a leading consultancy, on large scale agile transformations. In 2011 she co-founded her own practice focused on supporting enterprise wide agile transformations through Scrum training, Agile consulting and coaching.
Petra’s background as a social worker makes her unique and brings with it the understanding that all change comes from individuals. Petra understands that people’s choices are directly influenced by their motivations, be they external or internal. She can get inside an organization quickly by immediately connecting with people and goes to where the work is. Petra can quickly build trust with a team by seeking understanding of their perspectives, and lead them in a direction where they see value for themselves, their product and their organization. She believes every Agile adoption is as unique as every individual and therefore she varies her approach to each specific context.
Petra presents regularly at conferences such as, Agile Central Europe, Agile Eastern Europe, Better Software Conference, Dev Chicks, XP Suisse, Scrum Gatherings and Agile Open Canada. She is the co-organizer of the Agile Victoria Meet-up and hosts a Scrum Breakfast Club. Petra’s key values are integrity and respect for people.
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