Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Workshop
Monday Aug 19 and Tuesday Aug 20 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Crowne Plaza Edison in Edison, NJ
Support@Grow-Lean.com  or +1.609.975.9294

Certified Scrum Product Owner



Date:Monday Aug 19 to Tuesday Aug 20
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day
Trainer: Don Patti
Support: Support@Grow-Lean.com
+1.609.975.9294
Location:
Crowne Plaza Edison
2055 E Lincoln Highway
Edison, NJ 08817
732.287.3500
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The Certified Product Owner™ Certification focuses on the effectiveness paradigm. A good Product Owner ensures that we deliver those items that are most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning. The continual learning from each release informs the plans for future releases.

You will learn how to apply the Scrum framework and a dual-track readiness maturation process to guide empirical product development

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Discounts

Alumni, Early Bird, Group, and Unemployment Discounts

There are discounts for alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more and the unemployed. For the unemployment discount, a current state unemployment statement is required. With the exception of alumni + early bird, most discounts cannot be combined and there are a limited number per session.

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Refund Policies

Understand What Happens if You Can't Attend

We try to avoid cancellations, and do not cancel late due to low enrollments. If we do, we give you a discount. We expect you to be similarly respectful; so there are fees associated with cancellations to cover a portion of costs we incur, including credit card processing and catering fees.

Agile Trainer: Don Patti

Agile Coach and Trainer
SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) | SAFe Agilist (SA) | CSP | CSM | CSPO | BSP | PMI-PMP | LSSBB

Donald Patti is an experienced agile trainer, coach and consultant, known for his strong business and software development acumen. He has significant experience with lean so he understands the core of agility. Don also has been an educator for a many years, as an adjunct professor and agile trainer. Don has hands on experience with leading SAFe and other agile implementations and he delivers a professional, real world, workshop.

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Refund Policies

Grow-Lean commits to canceling classes as a last resort and we expect a similar commitment from attendees

There may be situations where you as an attendee, or Grow-Lean as a host, has to cancel. We realize that you made a commitment when you registered so we try to avoid cancellations. If we cancel less than sixteen (16) days prior to the scheduled event start date, due to low enrollment, and you wish to come to another of our events, we provide you a $150 discount.

Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with the policies.

A refund, minus a 5% credit card processing fee, will apply for all refunds irrespective of when a request is made.

An additional $75 charge will apply for a cancellation or class change that Grow-Lean receives seven (7) to fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled event.

No refunds will be issued for a cancellation or class change that Grow-Lean receives less than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event start date. However, we will credit the amount paid toward a future event (reducing the cost for the future event) in the next six months. Attending a future event will incur a $150 transfer fee.

To cancel, email us at Support@Grow-Lean.com. After sending the email, call 609. 975.9294 during normal business hours (9:00 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST).

Grow-Lean reserves the right to cancel an event. Class cancellation notice will be provided via email and/or phone call, and a full refund will be issued promptly.

We try to avoid cancellations. In the unlikely event we cancel due to low registration, and if we cancel less than sixteen (16) days prior to the scheduled event start date, we will refund your money or provide you a $150 discount towards a transfer into another one of our upcoming events.

Crowne Plaza Edison

2055 E Lincoln Highway
Edison, NJ 08817
732.287.3500



Directions

Getting to the venue

Getting to the Crowne Plaza via Train

For those taking public transportation, the Edison Train Station is just 1.5 miles from the Crowne Plaza. There is often a hotel shuttle is available for pickup, and drop off. If not, taxis are always waiting and Uber/Lyft are also options.

The Edison stop is on the Northeast Corridor line, and you can get there from Trenton, New York or Newark (airport or Penn Station). Go to the New Jersey Transit site for more information: http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainTo

Driving Directions to the Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza in Edison has a large parking lot with free parking for training attendees.

Traveling on Interstate 287 North
  • Take exit #2B for Route 27 south (New Brunswick).
  • The Crowne Plaza hotel is located 1 mile on right.
Traveling on Interstate 287 South
  • Take exit #3 (New Durham/Metuchen).
  • Make a right off exit (Durham Road).
  • Travel approximately 0.2 mile to first light.
  • Make a left onto Talmadge Road.
  • Travel approximately 1 mile.
  • Hotel on Right.
Traveling on Route 1 North from the Princeton area
  • Take Route 1 north to Route 18 north.
  • Exit for Route 27 north (Highland Park).
  • Travel approximately 5 miles.
  • Make a left onto Municipal Boulevard.
  • Make first right into hotel complex.
Traveling on Route 1 South from Woodbridge Area
  • Take Route 1 south to Interstate 287 north (Morristown/Mahwah).
  • Take exit #2B for Route 27 south (New Brunswick).
  • The Crowne Plaza hotel is Located 1 mile on right.
Traveling on New Jersey State Turnpike
  • Take exit #10 (Edison) to Interstate 287 north.
  • Take exit #2B to Route 27 south (New Brunswick).
  • The Crowne Plaza hotel is located 1 mile on right.


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Don Patti, Agile Trainer

Agile Coach and Trainer
SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) | SAFe Agilist (SA) | CSP | CSM | CSPO | BSP | PMI-PMP | LSSBB

Donald Patti is an experienced agile trainer, coach and consultant. He is known for his strong business and software development acumen. Don has implemented agile across a variety of industries, teams and organizations. He has deep experience with lean (on which agile is based) so he understand the intrinsic meaning of agile methods. Don also has a long career in education, based on being an adjunct professor, as well as an agile trainer, allowing him to convey information in an understandable manner. Don has successfully founded and grown two entrepreneurial businesses during his career and consulted to well-respected organizations.

Don is spending much of his time coaching a large Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) initiative, while also providing targeted coaching to several clients. Don brings his vast, real world, experience with him, to the class room, where he delivers practical, reality based, agile training.

Companies that Don has consulted to include HP, Daimler Benz, JPMorgan Chase, CheckFree and the US Federal Government.  Don was the Director of Applications at the Association of American Medical Colleges for three years. Don's strengths lay in his ability to tailor Agile and Lean techniques to the unique needs of each client and situation, along with his ability to explain this tailoring.  

Certifications and Education:

In addition to Don's significant real world experienced, Don also has a strong educational background and he has many certifications, across a range of areas.

  • Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Scaled Agile Academy: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), SAFe Agilist (SA)
  • RH Smith School of Business: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Systems and Entrepreneurship
  • Balanced Scorecard Institute: Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP)
  • Moresteam University: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSBB)
  • American Society for Quality: Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)
  • EXIN: ITIL v3/IT Service Management
  • Project Management Institute: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Microsoft: Microsoft Certified Professional –Architecture and Requirements Gathering (MCP)
  • IBM: Certified Solutions Expert/WebSphere
  • IBM: Certified Solutions Advisor 

Sample Recommendations

  • "Great training. Very easy to follow." Joe Badalamenti
  • "Very good overview, details and explanation." Hemlata Rawal
  • "He [Don Patti] was very enthusiastic and answered all of our questions. He was helpful for understanding the nuances between the levels.", Anonymous
  • "He [Don Patti[ made the class interesting and tried to inspire us. I very much appreciated the PI session enactment.", Anonymous
  • "Don Patti was able to explain concepts clearly, answer questions in a way that was easy to understand.",Anonymous
  • "The course was a great learning experience. Not only did Don offer points of focus for important topics, but the immersion exercises helped me to really understand how to apply SAFe in real-world context.", Anonymous
  • "Great knowledge from both work and coaching experience", Anonymous
  • "Good execution of course. proper time allocation of areas that mattered; found time to answer questions and cater to the needs of the attendees", Anonymous
  • "Engaging Instructor!", Anonymous
  • "I especially enjoyed the class and the PI exercise, which was helpful". John Summers
  • "The training was delivered in a very meaningful way with good examples. 5 stars to Don and Grow-Lean." Gireesh Babu
  • "Expertise of trainer was very high and appreciated." Anonymous
  • "Don made the class engaging. I learned a lot and felt prepared for the exam." Tristan
  • "The practical examples, videos, trainer and his life experience [are what I liked best]". Brahbakhar
  • "Don is very knowledgeable and patient answering all types of questions. I highly recommend him and his classes." Ram Sekar
  • "Trainer [Don Patti] provided a great opportunity to learn how other workplaces are adopting and implementing SAFe 4.5", Seema Jha
  • "The PI Planning group activity was great!", Anonymous
  • "We were able to draw upon the trainer’s [Don Patti] real-world experience," Marlene Tripplin

Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Take the worlds first, and most respected agile product management certification course, from a Scrum Alliance approved company and an authorized Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

Take the worlds first, and most respected agile product management certification course, from an approved organization

The Scrum Alliance Certified Product Owner® Certification was the first certification in the agile community to focus on product management. Product Owners apply an effectiveness paradigm, ensuring that we deliver those items that are most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning. The continual learning from each release is used to adjust plans for future releases.

During this session you will hone your skills by breaking large chunks of work into smaller slices, prioritizing them, and then describing them to the extent necessary for a development team to build. You will focus on the strategy of what to build, and in what sequence, putting you in a position to lead both the strategy and technical execution aspects of product ownership. You will learn how to do all of this in a deep collaboration (no you don't talk to users and write stuff up for others to build, at least not anymore) that spans the organization, including business partners, end users, quality assurance (QA), developers, business analysts (BA) and even end users.

After successful completion of the course, and acceptance of the license agreement, you will be registered as a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner®. More importantly, you will be in a better position to help your organization apply agile methods to drive effectiveness. In addition to the Product Owners, anyone involved in product development, including business users, business analysts, testers, coders, etc., often take, and benefit, this session.


Don't waste your money or get scammed, choose a reputable, approved, training provider

Scrum Alliance® CSPO Sessions can only be delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Becoming a CST is hard and there are less than 300 CSTs world-wide, so many companies rent CSTs to deliver (we don't).

We have in-house CST capability so our trainers have been vetted further and are motivated to deliver excellence.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Provider. This means that in addition to the CSPO we are authorized to deliver advanced courses.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP), meaning that we can list and deliver continuing education classes that earn you Scrum Education Units® (SEUs).

Attendance

Come to our session to start or checkpoint your agile product development journey

Product development activities span the value stream, from product ideation to release, so a wide variety of participants attend this session.
  • Business Analyst and Product Owners
  • Quality Assurance
  • Software Developers and Tech Leads
  • Project Managers and PMO Staff
  • Scrum Masters and Product Owners
  • Business Users
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Business Process
  • Management

Learning Objectives

Go beyond the mechanics of collecting requirements and learn how to empirically discover what to build

The Certified Product Owner® Certification focuses on the effectiveness paradigm. A good Product Owner (PO) ensures that we deliver what was asked for, a great Product Owner leads a discovery process to deliver what is actually valuable (what is asked for and what is valuable are often not the same).

The PO ensures that items that are most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning are built, then released. The development and release processes generate learnings that guide future releases. By continual learning you can ensure long term success even in the face of short term failures.

After the session you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Product Owner®. More importantly, you will have the conceptual basis on how to determine:

  • Why: clarify the vision and measurable goals
  • What: collaboratively and iteratively define the functionality
  • When: prioritize on value (to business, users, and for learning)
  • Done: determine when stories, features and releases are complete

You will apply the Scrum framework to product development and practice a dual-track readiness maturation process to prepare your team for release planning and sprint planning events gaining a practical perspective on applying the roles, artifacts and ceremonies of Scrum via hands on exercises, discussion and simulation.

You will learn how a variety of other frameworks strengthens Scrum and allows you to maximize value delivery.

  • XP and DevOps®: XP (Extreme Programming) is a Scrum superset for engineering excellence, including, among other things Test Driven Development (TDD), refactoring (keeping a code base clean) and continuous integration (build and test at least daily). DevOps builds on XP and adds continuous delivery (CI/CD) so that you can get to market, and learn, faster.
  • SAFe®, LeSS®, Scrum@Scale®: Scaling frameworks that provides additional roles, ceremonies and artifacts to work across multiple teams.
  • Kanban: Known for visualizing, limiting WIP creating flow, and making policies explicit. We focus on Kanban for your readiness pipeline (refinement).
  • Lean Startup®: An approach to mitigating business risks by getting to market quickly with a release that is also an experiment, learning from it, and adapting based on leanings. These concepts are critical to all PO's, in startups and large companies alike.

Exercises, discussions, simulations, games, yes we really mean games, case studies, examples and fun, yes even jokes, are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught in an immersive, engaging manner so that you learn, while enjoying yourself.

Prereads

Prepare in advance to maximize course value

If you have time prior to the session, you can benefit by reviewing review material. Check out free material by clicking here.

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • High quality printed book
  • Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, tea and beverages
  • Two-year membership to Scrum Alliance
  • Designation as a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) upon successful completion of class
  • An experienced agile expert as your trainer
  • Up to 16 PDUs and 14 SEUs

Agenda

Empirical Product Development

Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend a Grow-Lean Training

Before, during and after the class, choose Grow-Lean so...



  1. Go with a safe choice as Grow-Lean is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider and Path to CSP Educator with Certified Scrum Trainers on staff (no rent a trainer).
  2. You won't get canceled on at the last minute (choose your training company wisely). Over 99% of our attendees for Certified ScrumMaster Sessions (CSM, A-CSM, CSPO) get to attend the class they register for (i.e. except for extreme situations, like snowstorms, cancellations are rare and when they happen we give lots of notice).
  3. Get trained by a Scrum Alliance® approved, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).
  4. Gain an understanding of the agile philosophy with principles you can apply immediately.
  5. Gain practical skills you can apply in your workplace.
  6. Have fun while learning. Yes, serious fun, don't go to a boring training!
  7. You get high quality food and all day beverages.
  8. You are trained in a high quality venue.
  9. You have a trainer with significant real world experience, who also has a decade plus of training experience.
  10. Get increased retention via hands-on simulations, frequent quizzing, discussions and multiple mechanisms.

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What our clients say about us

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Certification Information

Basic facts about the certification

  • No additional charge to become certified.
  • No exam required now, exam expected to be required for classes soon.
  • Must attend a minimum of 14 hours class time to become certified.
  • Two years Scrum Alliance Membership.

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  • Contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 between 9:00 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET US.
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Discounts

Early Bird, Group, and Unemployment Discounts

There are number of discounts set aside for each session for Grow-Lean Training alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more, for the unemployed, and in a limited number of cases, for those paying on their own.

Act now as there are specific number of discounted seats per each session.

We will respond to your request in 24 hours.

There are a number of rules governing discount codes, please review them.

  • The Alumni Discount can be combined with the Early Bird Discount. Other discounts are not combinable, only one can be used at a time.
  • If you want to register for two sessions, register for the first and request the Alumni Discount for the second.
  • Each class has a limited number of discounts.
  • You must provide supporting information for Hardship and Self Pay Discount requests.
  • Grow-Lean reserves the right to audit, and/or deny a discount request.
  • Honesty is expected when requesting a discount so that they can be provided to those most in need.
  • The supply of discounts is limited as we often need to lock in the room setup approximately six or more weeks prior to the training.
  • If you receive a discount code it will remain valid until the time limit or total count threshold is reached, whichever is first.
  • Request discount codes early and use them quickly.

An Early Bird Discount us available for this session until the expiration date, or until the maximum number of discounts are claimed, whichever comes first, so register now.

Click here to register with an Early Bird Discount. Make sure to select registrant type of "Early Bird".

We appreciate our alumni and often provide discount for prior attendees of Grow-Lean Training. If you are not an alumni but are signing up for two sessions, sign up for the first and request the discount for the second. Please note that you must attend both sessions for the Alumni Discount to be applied.

Click here to request an Alumni Discount

A group discount is available for three or more people registering together for the session. Please make your request now. Grow-Lean will evaluate the request based on the number of attendees you are sending.

Click here to request a group discount.

Self Pay Discounts are worth up to $200 off of the regular price, but, for this class, the Early Bird Discount is even better and you don't need to request it . Make sure to select registrant type of "Early Bird" when registering and remember that the Early Bird is available until the expiration date, or until the maximum number of discounts are claimed, whichever comes first, so register now.

Click here to register with an Early Bird Discount (you don't need to request it).

A limited number of Hardship Discounts are available if you are collecting unemployment from your state of residence and can provide a copy of your most recent unemployment benefit claim. We will review, and potentially approve a Hardship Discount if any are still available (request as early as possible). If you are not currently collecting state unemployment benefits please consider the Self Pay or Early Bird Discounts for sessions where they are available.

Click here to request a hardship discount (if you are collecting state unemployment compensation) .