Workshop: "Certified Scrum Product owner - Roman Pichler"

Track: Tutorial

Time: Thursday 09:00 - Friday 17:00

Location: Trifork

Abstract: Scrum is a simple but powerful agile management framework. Key to its success is the role of the Product Owner: The Product Owner steers and guides the Scrum project, bridges the gap between end customers, business and development/IT and is responsible for the return on investment (ROI). The Product Owner combines the traditional project manager and the product manager roles in one person.

This two-day interactive course equips you with all you need to know about being an effective Product Owner. At the end of the class, you will understand how you can leverage Scrum to optimise value creation and customer satisfaction. You will be able to create a realistic release plan, stock the product backlog, write user stories, and systematically refine requirements. Additionally, you will know how you can increase productivity, level the workload, and steer the project proactively.

You can learn more about the importance of being an effective Product Owner here.
Each participant is trained to assume the responsibilities of a Product Owner and to apply Scrum to optimize customer satisfaction and value creation. Audience
Product managers, innovation managers, marketing and sales staff, business analysts, project managers and ScrumMasters who would like to deepen their understanding of the Product Owner role and the related practices.
Participants should be familiar with the basics of project and requirements management. It is desirable that the participants have already received some initial training or are experienced in applying Scrum. Participants are required to read one of the following books and watch the following video prior to class:
  • Mike Cohn. User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development. Addison Wesley. 2004
  • Roman Pichler. Scrum – Agiles Projektmanagement richtig einsetzen. dpunkt. 2007 
  • Ken Schwaber. Scrum et al. Video

Roman Pichler, Author and Product Owner Expert

 Roman  Pichler

Roman Pichler is a leading Scrum expert and Certified Scrum Trainer. He is the author of the bestselling Scrum book in Germany called Scrum - Agiles Projektmanagement erfolgreich einsetzen ("Scrum - Applying Agile Project Management Successfully"). His new book Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love is due to be published in autumn 2009. Product ownership and agile product management form a focal point of his work.

Roman has more than eight years experience in helping companies transition to agile. He has guided Scrum roll-outs in several companies. Roman has worked with product owners and product managers for a decade, and he has five years experience in teaching and coaching Scrum Product Owners and ScrumMasters. Roman is the founder of the London Scrum User Group, and a regular speaker at international conferences. He speaks English and German.