This two-day course highlights how strong product ownership is key to a successful agile transformation and how related roles typically manifest themselves in enterprise environments. Not only will the course enable you to understand a product owner’s role in-depth, but it will also teach you the practices necessary to succeed.
The course is an interactive workshop filled with exercises that demonstrate the difference between traditional and agile approaches to product management and software development. We will also discuss real-world organizational changes such as managing large or multiple teams, release planning, and tracking progress through the right metrics.
Schedule (Remote via Zoom)
SWENG 5159: two-day course, 16 hours (1.6 CEUs, 16 SEUs, 16 PDUs)
Dates: January 16 and 17
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $1199 ($100 early registration discount if registered by January 8)
This hands-on workshop is designed for anyone new to agile ways of working and includes multiple simulations, real-life scenarios, exercises, group discussions, and role plays. Scrum is applicable across industries and teams and goes far beyond the software industry where it has its roots. Marketers, data scientists, human resource employees, and anyone seeking to solve complex problems can benefit from it.
The course covers a variety of topics, including Scrum theory, Scrum roles, Scrum events, sprint and increment, Scrum artifacts, backlog management and refinement, stakeholder management, product vision, prioritization, definition of readiness and done, and more.
The course is taught by Kiran Thakkar, who played an instrumental role in one of the largest agile/Scrum implementations in the world at Siemens Medical Solutions. His combination of business and agile experience brings superior insight and understanding to every class.
Penn State Great Valley is a ScrumAlliance® Registered Education Ally. We are committed to providing professional training that adheres to the principles of Scrum Alliance, while maintaining the academic integrity of Penn State. Upon completing our program, you will accept the CSPO® license agreements online—our course registration cost includes certification fees and a two-year Scrum Alliance® membership. Once you accept the license agreement, you will be a Certified Scrum Product Owner ® and will maintain your certification for two years.
As the premier local university for CSPO® Certification, we offer students enrolling in this program 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 16 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs); certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs) are eligible to receive 16 PDUs.
Who Should Attend?
This class is focused on the roles of business users, liaisons, and product owners. It is appropriate for anyone in or considering the following area:
- Product managers
- Product marketers
- Business analysts
- Functional analysts
- Line of business sponsors for development projects
- Project managers
- QA managers
- Other stakeholders who are collaborating with agile teams
Participants should come prepared with basic knowledge of the Scrum framework. We recommend that, prior to attending this course, participants read the Agile Manifesto and its Principles and the Scrum Guide 2020.
Continuing Education Units
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on a standard of one unit per ten (10) hours of classroom contact.
The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
Companies and organizations can have this program conducted at Penn State Great Valley or elsewhere. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company. Call 610-648-3281 for information.