Certified Scrum Product Owner®

26 September 2017 - 3 days

Hong Kong

Course Description

You are in charge of building a system, creating a new product release, or any other complex business project. Traditionally, you would hand this undertaking over to a trained project manager to run for you. You would then wait and hope for the best, since over 50% of all projects fail and those that succeed deliver products in which 65% of the functionality is rarely or never used. If a project is doomed to fail, can we know it earlier and focus on the top most valuable functionality for the customer?

Scrum provides a way for you to directly and effectively manage the project yourself. Intuitive and lightweight, the Scrum process delivers completed increments of the product at rapid, regular intervals, usually no longer than monthly.

In this course, Daniel Teng will help you together experience the role of product owner in the process turning ideas into product backlog and collaborate with team to get those done in a real case project, applying techniques such as Lean startup, Design Thinking, User Centric Design, Effect Map and Paper Prototyping, Specification by Example, addressing crucial project success factors:

  • How to find out the problems these potential customers would like to solve?
  • How can we ensure that these ideas can become requirements and forming product backlog?
  • How are we going to pick the highest priority items that can be quickly validated with real customer feedback?
  • How and when do everyone including real customers, product owners, team get involved in the backlog activities?
  • What do team and product owner do to make sure product backlog is READY for development and items can be done within two weeks?
  • How to minimize assumption and maximize clarification to avoid afterward surprise before starting development?
  • How to make sure the team can get something valuable delivered by the end of sprint
  • How to inspect and adapt the plan when we get change and feedback

Following successful completion of the course, each participant will be designated a Certified Scrum Product Owner. This certification includes an one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional member-only material and information are available.

Course Agenda

Day 1:

  • Foundation (History, Self-managing, Empirical process control)
  • Scrum overview
  • Scrum Roles (ScrumMaster, Team)
  • Vision
  • Validated Learnings

Day 2:

  • Understanding Users
  • Prioritize before prioritization
  • Product discovery with Empathy
  • Solution exploration with design studio

Day 3:

  • User story life cycle
  • Estimation
  • Planning
  • Reducing batch
  • Specification by Example

About Daniel Teng

Daniel has many years’ practical experience in agile development including scrum, XP and lean. As Odd-e agile coach, he is engaged in helping organizations adopt agile methods and agile way of thinking. Daniel is familiar with different agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban etc. He is expert in coaching Product Owner (agile requirement management, agile estimating & planning), ScrumMaster and team members (TDD, Refactoring and Continuous Integration etc.).

Daniel the only Certified Scrum Coach in China. He is reviewer of applications of Certified Scrum Coach and Certified Scrum Professional of Scrum Alliance. Daniel started Irdeto Shanghai R&D team in January 2006 and has been leading the team adopt XP and Scrum. The team plays a critical role in developing and maintaining multi-million USD billing and customer caring system. Within four years, the team managed to delivered two major of product and the system running on many countries in multiple continents. In addition, the team now have 1 CSC, 3 CSPs (14 CSPs in total in China), 2 InfoQ editors of agile community.

Daniel is deeply involved in the agile community. In addition to reviewer of CSC&CSP application of Scrum Alliance, he is board member of Agile Tour, editor of InfoQ agile community, he has been organizer, chair and reviewer of many agile conferences in China including AgileChina, Scrum Gathering Shanghai, QCon. He is the one who introduced Agile Tour to eight cities in China which is the first community non-profit conference, and attracted more than 1,500 attendees all over the country. Daniel is a frequent speaker at AgileChina, QCon, Software Development 2.0 Conference, Scrum Gathering and so on.

You can find his blog at Daniel Teng’s Thoughts on Work and Life and contact him at daniel.teng AT odd-e.com.


19/F, Connaught HarbourFront Building, 35-36 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

  • Note: Location is subject to change. Participants shall be given due notice if such case occurs.


  • 1 person: HKD 11,000
  • 4 persons: HKD 9,000 * 4 = HKD 32,000
  • Early bird (two weeks before commencement): HKD 8,500


You can register by sending an email to Steven Mak