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Certified ScrumMaster

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Essentials of Scrum Covered Covered
Role of the ScrumMaster Covered Covered briefly; differentiated from the Product Owner role
Role of the Product Owner How the ScrumMaster can help the Product Owner Covered in depth
User stories contrasted with use cases and other approaches
User role modeling
Non-functional requirements Covered briefly
Six attributes of good user stories
Splitting user stories
Personas
Story writing workshops Covered briefly Covered
Sprints The following topics are covered in detail: Purpose of sprints, handling exceptional situations, working together during the sprint, architecture, and the meaning of “potentially shippable” All topics are touched on but the focus is on the Product Owner during a sprint
User stories Covered Covered in more detail than the ScrumMaster course, but in less detail than the dedicated user stories class
Product backlog Covered in detail Covered in detail
Project chartering Covered in detail
Sprint planning Covered in detail The Product Owner’s role in sprint planning is covered
Sprint review, retrospective and daily scrum meetings All meetings are covered in detail, including facilitating the meeting, overcoming common obstacles, encouraging participation, and the purpose of each meeting The Product Owner’s role in these meetings is described but the activities inherent in each meeting are not described in detail
Estimating Medium amount of coverage. The Agile Estimating and Planning course is recommended for more in-depth coverage. Estimating in story points: What your team wants you to know about how they estimate
Advanced concepts in estimating
Calibrating estimates
Relationships of story points to hours
Fixed-date plans Covered
Fixed-scope plans Covered
Projects with both fixed date and scope Covered
Estimating velocity
Project planning with simulations
Story points Covered moderately Covered moderately
Planning Poker Covered Covered
Prioritizing Covered in depth
Longer-term (“Release”) planning Covered lightly Covered, but not in as much detailed as the Agile Estimating and Planning in-person and video courses
Scalability Essential concepts are covered How to scale the Product Owner role
Distributed Teams How distributed team members affects Scrum practices Not explicitly discussed
Tracking progress Covered in detail Covered, but in less detail than the Certified ScrumMaster class
Transitioning to Agile or Scrum
Metrics
Team structure Covered, but not in as much detail as in Succeeding with Agile
Iterative architecture and design Covered lightly and not in as much detail as in Succeeding with Agile
Combining agile or Scrum with a sequential process or governance or compliance requirements
The impact of hand-offs, work-in-progress and specialization on team throughput
Leading a self-organizing team
Target audience Current or prospective ScrumMasters, project managers or any team members Current or prospective Product Owners, ScrumMasters or project managers who need to understand the product owner role better; analysts filling all or part of the Product Owner role
Availability In-person public and private courses In-person public and private courses
Course format Interactive with lots of small-group exercise and discussion; Results of exercises discussed with full class Interactive with lots of small-group exercise and discussion; Results of exercises discussed with full class
Class length 2 days 2 days
Relevant agile approaches Scrum Scrum
PDUs 15 15
SEUs 16 16