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Virtual Certified Scrum Product Owner?

Virtual Certified Scrum Product Owner?

No travel required: train online at home and become a Certified Scrum Product Owner.

With people unable to attend in-person courses The Scrum Alliance? is allowing Certified Scrum Trainers to deliver virtual classes.

Intuit
Google
Microsoft
ExxonMobil

An amazing experience.

The most interactive and engaging online courses that I have ever taken

A highly refined training system that is absolutely first rate.

The interactive nature of the class and the real-world examples make the information east to translate to my current work environment

- Nancy

Mike Cohn and his team at Mountain Goat Software have a highly refined training system that is absolutely first rate.

- Oksana Cywrus
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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TimeWarner

Training was in a relaxed atmosphere, which made the sharing of ideas among instructors and students flow easily.

- Cindy Sponaugle

After having taken both the CSM and CSPO online I can say that they are the most interactive and engaging online courses that I have ever taken.

- Steve L

Training was in a relaxed atmosphere, which made the sharing of ideas among instructors and students flow easily.

- Cindy Sponaugle

After having taken both the CSM and CSPO online I can say that they are the most interactive and engaging online courses that I have ever taken.

- Steve L

Upcoming Courses


8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Brian Milner $1,200  $1,000 Register

8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Scott Dunn $1,200  $1,000 Register

8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Lance Dacy $1,200  $1,000  8 spots left! Register

6:00am-9:00am & 10:30am-1:30pm U.S. Pacific
with Scott Dunn $1,200  $1,000 Register

8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Mike Cohn $1,400   Sold Out Sold Out

8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Scott Dunn $1,200  $1,000 Register

8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Julie Chickering $1,200  $1,000 Register

How it Works

Virtual training with Mountain Goat Software takes the best qualities of our live Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner classes, and delivers them in an engaging, online format. No matter where you are in the world, you can now get certified at home.

All courses include pre-recorded self-study videos designed and recorded by Mike Cohn

The live classes will be facilitated by the instructor who is listed next to the course dates.

What it's Like

All the benefits of the Certified Scrum Product Owner course, delivered in an engaging, virtual format

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Self-study videos to watch when it’s convenient before the course

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Engaging discussion sessions with break out rooms, instructor facilitation, and regular breaks

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Lifetime access to all course materials so you can refer to them after the class

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Online quizzes to track your progress

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Access everything from your online course dashboard

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6 Months live group Q&A after the course

About the course

This is a blended course including:

  • Daily live discussions and group exercises facilitated via Zoom 
  • About four hours of recorded video to watch before the course, freeing live sessions to be interactive and free of lengthy lecture 
  • Short quizzes built into the pre-recorded videos to help you retain the information

Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be a Certified Scrum Product Owner.

PDU and SEU Credits

PMI

This course earns you 15 PDUs within the PMI.

Scrum Alliance

This course earns you 16 SEUs towards your CSP designation within the Scrum Alliance.

Additionally, if you currently hold a certification with the Scrum Alliance, attending this course will automatically advance your previous certification expiration date to the new certification expiration date.
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About the Instructors

Mike Cohn

Mike Cohn

Learn scrum and agile processes directly from Mike Cohn, one of the industry's most well respected Certified Scrum Trainers (CST). Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software DevelopmentAgile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. He is a co-founder and former board member of the Scrum Alliance, and a co-founder of the non-profit Agile Alliance, home of the Agile Manifesto.


Lance Dacy

Lance Dacy

Lance Dacy is a dynamic, experienced management and technical professional with the proven ability to energize teams, plan with vision, and establish results in a fast paced, customer-focused environment. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer with the Scrum Alliance and has trained and coached many successful Scrum implementations from Fortune 20 companies to small start-ups over the last eight years. Lance comes equipped with a great personality and servant heart that truly helps build cross-functional teams. Given his fun personality, overall size and appearance, he has come to be known as BiG Agile.


Scott Dunn

Scott Dunn

Scott Dunn is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer with over 13 years experience as a ScrumMaster and Agile Coach, and 20 years of experience in management, project management (PMP), engagement management and software development (MCSD) in many business sectors and large and small companies. He has helped many companies transition to an agile approach using Scrum, including leadership coaching and coaching large transformations at Pacific Life, Zodiac Aerospace/Saffron, and EMC/Dell Technologies.  

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Brian Milner

Brian Milner

Brian Milner is a Certified Scrum Trainer that brings over 20 years of software development experience to his classes. Over half that time Brian spent working exclusively with organizations as they transitioned to Agile practices. Beginning as a developer, he worked up through management layers and eventually transitioned to life as a Scrum Master and then as a Coach. Having been in both Waterfall and Agile organizations, Brian brings the practical experience of having seen what works and what doesn’t in the real world. Brian has a heart for the Scrum Master role having been one for many years and worked with them in multiple organizations.

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Course Schedule

Important: To qualify for your certification you will need to be available for the live discussion classes, as well as have enough time to work your way through the self-study videos that are sent in advance of the course

Please refer to the upcoming schedule above for specific class dates and times.

Daily Live Class Attendance
During these sessions there will be live discussions and group exercises facilitated by your instructor via Zoom. Zoom is an easy to use online meeting and video conferencing software and you’ll receive full instructions about how to join your online class after you register. 

Self-Study Videos
Our Virtual Certified Scrum Product Owner course includes about an hour of recorded video to be watched in advance of each of the four live sessions. This approximately four hours of video are released a week before the course and allow us to make the live sessions much more interactive. And you benefit by being able to watch these videos when it’s convenient for you.

PLUS: 6 Months of Q&A Support with Mike Cohn and Others

This is the ONLY Certified Scrum Product Owner course that comes with 6 FREE monthly Q&A calls with Mike Cohn, as well as an online forum where you can ask questions, meet other product owners and get support.

Who Should Attend?

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Product Owners who are looking to refresh their skills or to get certified.

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Product Managers who would like to transition to this critical Scrum team role.

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Scrum Masters who want to attend with their product owners or to gain a greater understanding of the product owner role.

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Analysts, testers and anyone who represents and is expected to understand the desires of users and customers on agile projects.

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What You'll Learn

Scrum overview

Understand how the Agile Manifesto impacts the Scrum framework, and get an introduction to the roles and cycles used in Scrum. 

Project chartering

As product owner, you need to know to develop a charter for your product that inspires team commitment and results in a clear goal. You’ll also receive valuable templates to help communicate your product vision so that it is compelling and actionable. 

Product backlog

The product backlog is the central nervous system of any Scrum project. As product owner, you need to know how to prioritize, refine and maintain it so that the team is always working on priority items without facing unnecessary delays. 

You’ll also discover how to use iterations to turn epics and themes into useful user stories that are clear and ready for the team to develop. 

Roles

Learn how the three Scrum roles of product owner, Scrum Master and team work together using Scrum. As product owner, you’ll also understand what is expected from you in terms of availability, decision-making and your relationship with stakeholders.

Sprints

Learn more than how a sprint plan works. Find yourself equipped with skills to manage the complexities that can disrupt progress. What should you do if a team falls behind? When should work be added or dropped from a sprint? And when should you abnormally terminate a sprint? 

Estimating

Creating accurate estimates of when something will ship and what it will do provides confidence for stakeholders and encourages commitment from technical team members. In this course, you’ll learn about story points, the top misunderstanding that prevents teams from using them successfully, and use Planning Poker to estimate them as a group. As a product owner, this lets you make long-terms plans more easily and prioritize stories for the team. 

Prioritizing

Master a step-by-step, methodical system for prioritizing. You’ll discover how to identify which features are mandatory, linear or exciters, and then find out how to aggregate and weigh results based on importance. The result is a prioritized product backlog that is easy to follow and deliver. 

Release Management

Using velocity ranges, you’ll develop a system for making accurate estimations for fixed-date and fixed-scope projects. You’ll also understand how technical debt may affect your progress and how burndown charts can quickly show the team’s progress.