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Certified Scrum Product Owner with Agile Business Analysis (BA) Training

The Excella Consulting Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) with Agile Business Analysis (BA) course covers the fundamentals of being a Product Owner while focusing on the role of the Business Analyst working in an Agile context. This includes discovering the business need to ensuring the product or system is delivered according to business expectations. This interactive and engaging two-day session will highlight techniques used to elicit requirements and validate functionality against acceptance criteria. Common agile analysis best practices and challenges will be addressed and supplemented by group discussion with fellow analysis practitioners.

Who Should Attend

This course is great for Product Owners, Business Analysts, Project/Program/Functional managers, Testers, and any member of the team that has to interact with requirements and user needs.

What’s In It For You

Upon completion of the course, students will be credentialed as Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPO). Additionally, this course counts towards 14 PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs)/contact hours, 16 IIBA Continuing Development Units (CDUs)/contact hours, and 14 Scrum Education Units (SEUs).

PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Outline

This course starts with a brief overview of the Agile and Scrum frameworks, along with the Product Owner Role. From there, the curriculum includes:

  • Scrum and Product Ownership
  • Product Vision and Roadmapping
  • Story Maps and Release Planning
  • Tracking and Forecasting
  • BA Role on an Agile team
  • How a BA fits into Scrum ceremonies
  • Requirement elicitation, analysis and modeling
  • Requirement verification and validation, including Specification by Example
  • Techniques for eliciting requirements
  • Lightweight specifications
  • Functional vs. non-functional requirements

About Your Trainers

Richard Cheng, Director of Training at Excella Consulting, provides training and consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Richard coaches, mentors, and trains clients in understanding and implementing Agile and Scrum. He also leads Excella’s Training division.

A graduate of Virginia Tech, Richard has authored several publications on project management, presented at Agile and PMI sponsored industry events, is a member of Mensa, and holds certifications including Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified LeSS Practitioner, Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC). Richard is a founder and on the executive committee of the Agile Delivery for Agencies, Programs, and Teams (ADAPT), an Agile government task force.

Stephanie Vineyard, Business Analysis Service Lead at Excella Consulting, provides consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Stephanie coaches, mentors, and trains clients in improving their product backlog and product delivery using iterative, incremental methods. She holds a Certified Scrum Professional designation and presents at national conferences such as Business Analysis World and Building Business Capabilities.

Class Location and Times

The registration fee includes:

  • Certification fees
  • Two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance
  • Training manuals and supplies
  • Hot breakfast, hot lunch, and afternoon snacks each day
  • Validated parking in one of three nearby parking garages

Registration is now open. Classes on both days will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Arlington Tech eXchange (ATX) at 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 610, Arlington, Virginia (located two blocks from the Court House metro station on the Orange and Silver lines). Validated parking is available in three nearby garages. Hot breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be provided each day.

Cancellation Policy

Students submitting cancellation requests 10 business days or more prior to the start of the course are entitled to a full refund. Students submitting cancellation requests less than 10 business days prior to the start of the course will be issued credit toward a future Excella training course. The credit will be equal to the amount paid for the initial course less any applicable fees. Should the organizer cancel the course for any reason, each registered student will be refunded 100% of the registration cost they paid.

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 8 - 2:00 pm
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    Friday, Feb. 9 10:00 pm

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