Pleased to say I am attending the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course next week. I did my Scrum Master certification around 18 months ago via Agil8  and will be doing the CSPO with them too. I was very impressed with Agil8 and David Hicks course content on the CSM as they provided a good level of theory as well as practical exercises and experience from David and his 20 years working in software teams and using Agile methodologies.

In my role as a Scrum Master i work with Product Owners all of the time and felt the course would help me to understand the needs/requirements of the PO. I’ve also worked with quite a few PO’s who are very new to Scrum and think understanding the PO role would help me in helping these guys understand Scrum and its benefits.

The key items i’m looking forward to learning are:

  • Backlog management
  • Sprint planning prioritisation
  • Managing Scrum projects with fixed price contracts and third parties
  • How to help stakeholders and wider business contacts understand and accept the benefits of Scrum and other Agile methodologies

I’ll report back on the course next week.