On the way to becoming a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) (and training CSPOs) holding the CSPO Certification oneself is mandatory. So I recently participated in a really good Certified Scrum Product Owner Training® (CSPO) in Berlin. The course was organized by KnowledgeHut and hosted by Marco Mulder, Certified Scrum Trainer and Enterprise Coach. Covering the complete curriculum he not only made this training a Scrum project, he also succeeded in highly engaging both starters and experienced practitioners.
The course agenda does not vary from the agenda of my workshop for Product Owners and stakeholders. A strong encouragement to further pursue the path of becoming a CST.
Following my approach from the Global Scrum Gathering Dublin 2017 I again scribbled notes throughout the training, taking a protocol of the “agenda”, practicing my drawing skills and of course memorizing some of the most noteworthy points.
- Origins of Agile
- Product Backlog Creation
- Product Vision & Story Mapping
- Scaling to more teams
Here are my scribbles:
Over the course of the two days a lot of questions had been asked. Some of them were not covered by the agenda and took us on a little detour:
- Stakeholders interfering with the Sprint (side requests)
- Big team in grooming meetings and whether a split would be recommended
- How to deal with “non-value” efforts? (I.e. track velocity for bugs?)
- Breaking down stories bigger than 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 (or just limiting the scale)
- Dependencies on other teams
In future posts I will go into detail on the questions. I was happy to see that I could answer all of them.