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Product Owner Meetups

Welcome to our Product Owner Meet-up library, check out our meet-ups on Scrum & Agile to support you with your journey.

The Definitive Guide to Scrum Training

Why take Scrum training? Scrum may appear simple at first, but it is deceptively difficult to do wel…

Product Owner Origins Liam Neeson or Dragons Den
Product Owner Origins: Liam Neeson or Dragon’s Den?

Product Owners hold a lot on their shoulders. Responsibility for return on investment, ens…

Would you recommend the CSPO course for entrepreneurs?

Yes. If you are interested in building a new product or service, Scrum and the product owner courses…

How do I progress as a Product Owner?

The product owner role is a dynamic and collaborative role within a scrum environment. You will find…

Do companies invest in CSPO courses?

Very much so. We find a blend of private in-house training as well as individuals attending our publ…

Is the CSPO course theoretical or practical?

It’s a blend of both. We need to introduce aspiring product owners to Scrum theory and the scrum fra…

How long is the CSPO course and how is it configured?

The Scrum Alliance require a minimum of 16 hours of training to award the Certified Scrum Product Ow…

Are there different CSPO certifications and how do they differ?

There are multiple product owner courses you can attend but only one CSPO (Certified Scrum Product O…

What would be a good certification path for a product owner?

The Certified Scrum Product Owner course is a great place to start. It is the entry-level course tha…

Do I get textbooks and course materials as part of my CSPO course?

Yes, you do. On the in-person courses, you will receive an Agile Centre workbook that contains all t…

How well does the CSPO course prepare you to be a product owner?

It prepares you very well. It is a 2-day course so you won’t be in the sphere of mastery, but you wi…

What do you need to know before signing up for the CSPO course?

The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course is an entry-level scrum course that doesn’t require …

How well recognised and respected is the CSPO course?

The Scrum Alliance CSPO course is one of the oldest and most widely recognised product owner courses…

What will you learn on a CSPO course?

You’ll learn about the fundamentals of Scrum. The roles. The events. The artefacts. You’ll learn how…

Will I be able to lead product development after a CSPO course?

It depends on what you mean by lead. You won’t be able to tell people how to do their jobs and you w…

What is a Certified Scrum Product Owner?

A Certified Scrum Product Owner is someone who has attended the Scrum Alliance CSPO course and achie…

Do entrepreneurs make great product owners?

It depends. A successful entrepreneur is an individual who has an idea for a product or service that…

How does a product owner integrate into a marketing team?

A product owner is the CEO of the product. They know the vision, mission and purpose of the product …

Do product owners interact and engage with project stakeholders?

Scrum speaks to product rather than project, but yes, a product owner would engage and interact with…

Do product owners attend daily scrums?

It isn’t a requirement as defined by the scrum guide but it is an awesome opportunity for product ow…

How will I know if the product owner role is a great fit for me?

The best way to find out is to immerse yourself in the role and give it a go. It is a unique role wi…

What are great traits of a product owner?

4 traits stand out for me as being super valuable for an effective product owner. Available This mig…

Can you create a product owner role in a company that doesn’t use Scrum?

Yes, you can. Agile purists will spend hours debating whether it is genuinely a product owner role o…

Do you need to be a developer to be a product owner for a software company?

No, you don’t. The Good It can be super helpful if you are a developer transitioning into a product …

What do product owners do?

A great product owner acts as the CEO of a product. They are also the glue that binds the scrum team…

What are career opportunities for product owners?

A product owner could be the glue that binds a small product development team together or they could…

Are there different levels of seniority for product owners?

The Scrum Guide makes provision for the role of a product owner. It doesn’t specify seniority, nor d…

Do project managers traditionally make great Product Owners?

Yes, they do. Although it can require a shift in perception and focus. The Pros Project Managers hav…

Is the product owner role a great fit for people in creative industries?

Yes, it is. The creative industries, from software development through to design and engineering, of…

Meetup: ‘Co creating Great Employee Experience’ with Natal Dank

Online event, co creating Great Employee Experience Meetup with Natal Dank, who heads up learning, c…

How does a product owner integrate into a Scrum Team?

A scrum team consists of a Scrum Master, a Product Owner, and a team of developers. Outside of softw…

Do you need project management experience to be a product owner?

No, you do not need project management experience to become a product owner. A product owner is like…

Is a product owner a member of the development team?

They can be. In start-up environments, they often are. The CEO or founder has an idea and then sets …

How is a product owner different from a project manager?

They are vastly different roles. A project manager is primarily concerned with the delivery of produ…

How is a product owner different to a product manager?

Often, a product owner is a product manager. It is the role that differs rather than the title. A co…

Should I do the CSM or the CSPO course?

Ideally, you would do both. To summarise, if you have anything to do with product development or pro…

Meetup: ‘The 6 Enablers of Business Agility’ with Karim Harbott

Online event 6 Enablers of Business Agility Meetup with Karim Harbott – Agile Centre partner a…

Meetup: ‘Business Agility: Pivot or Perish’ with Richard Cheng

Online Business Agility: Pivot or Perish Meetup with Richard Cheng – Vice President of Trainin…

What is a Scrum Team?

A Scrum Team is a complex problem-solving unit comprised of three roles. Scrum Master Product Owner …

What is the Agile Manifesto?

In February 2001, seventeen (17) individuals – considered to be some of the brightest minds in…

What is the difference between a Scrum Master and a Product Owner?

The difference between a Scrum Master and a Product Owner really boils down to their focus. A produc…

Do Senior Users Make Good Product Owners
Do Senior Users Make Good Product Owners?

Few people would disagree that the Product Owner is a critical role in agile teams. That means that …

Agile getting stale Take the Mani fresh to Challenge
Is your Agile getting stale? Take the Mani-fresh-to Challenge!

TLDR; Everything changed in 2020, even the Scrum Guide got an update, but the Agile Manifesto didn’t…

Meetup: ‘Testing Business Ideas’ with David Bland

Live, online Agile Leadership & Business Agility Meetup hosting David Bland – co-author of Testing B…

Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty Meetup with Tracy Sinclair
Meetup: ‘Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty’ with Tracy Sinclair

Live, online Agile Leadership & Business Agility Meetup event hosting Tracy Sinclair – Director …

Agile Skills in a Digital World meetup Lyn Simon Girvan
Meetup: ‘Agile Skills in a Digital World’ with Lyn & Simon Girvan

Lyn and Simon Girvan discuss Agile skills in a digital world and answer crowdsourced questions on th…

Uber Reteaming Meetup
Meetup: ‘Uber Reteaming’ with Stefan Aust

Uber reteaming – Stefan Aust Frequent reteaming has a negative impact to an organization. New team …

Agile manifesto meetup Chris Yardy Rich Freeman
Meetup: ‘Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to!’ with Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman

Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to! – Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman What changed in …

Essential Skills – Critical Analysis

In a recent conversation with Tyrrell Basson from Manchester University, we explored the topic of ‘e…

Verified Scrum Foundations – Introduction to Agile & Scrum

So what is Agile? Agile is a methodology and mindset, commonly compared to Project Management, which…

Meetup: ‘Bringing Leadership Agility to Agile’ with Bill Joiner

Join us for our next live Online event, this time hosting Bill Joiner – author of Leadership Agility…

Meetup: ‘Agile People Leadership’ with Pia-Maria Thorén

—Overview of the event— Agile People Coach – An alternative career for HR and Managers in the F…

Meetup: ‘Personal Agility’ with Maria Matarelli

Join us for our next live Online event, this time hosting Maria Matarelli – co-founder of the Agile …

An Introduction to Agile and Scrum – On Demand Course

This online and on-demand modular Introduction to Agile & Scrum is a condense, high-impact video…

Meetup: Antipatterns & Patterns for Business Agility with Jon Smart

Jon Smart shared details about his new book "Safer Sooner Happier: Antipatterns and Patterns for Bus…

Meetup: ‘Agile Hardware’ with Joe Justice

The speed of New Product Development and New Product Introduction is related to the agile management…

Meetup: ‘Untapped Agility – Leadership Moves to Transform Your Transformation’ with Jesse Fewell

Untapped Agility, seven leadership moves to take your Transformation to the next level, with Jesse F…

Meetup: ‘Manege or menage?’ with Dave Snowden

Join us for our next live Online event, this time hosting Dave Snowden – CSO & Founder of Cognit…

Meetup: ‘Leadership is about uncertainty by default’ with Sohrab Salimi

Join us for our third live Online event, this time hosting Sohrab Salimi – Vice Chair of the Board o…

Meetup: ‘How to Build a new Government Department from the ground up’ with Shaun Cooney

Agile Centre hosted the Business Agility and Leadership Meeetup with Shaun Cooney – current Head of …

Covid Hack – Technical Debt

We’ve all experienced massive disruption, complexity and ambiguity in the face of Covid-19 hitting t…

Meetup: ‘Agile Enhancing Culture & Delivering Organisational Change’ with Perry Timms

For this Live Online event, we hosted the renowned global speaker, Perry Timms. Perry is passionate …

Our Client Experiences – Testimonials for Agile Centre

We have pulled together a film of our client's experiences working with Agile Centre and how our str…

Belinda Waldock Technical teams are always striving for 100%

Customers and Developers in the same room. WTF?

At the turn of the 20th Century, the father of modern Business Management – Frederick Winslow …

The Business Agility Canvas

True success in large-scale change initiatives is a rare thing. A McKinsey study found that over 70 …

Assessing Scrum Masters with our Capability Model

In the past year, we’ve left the EU, stared down a legislative dismantling of the independent contra…

First they ignore you

‘How do I get the senior leadership team to buy into Agile?’ is a question I’m often asked. It’s a g…

Stealth Agile

I recently connected with Tyrrell Basson from the University of Manchester in one of my ‘Ask me Anyt…

Udemy: Introduction to Agile and Scrum by Agile Centre

Whether you've only just heard of Agile and Scrum and want to know more or you're a seasoned project…

Coronavirus and The Corner Shop – A Portrait of Agility?

If ever one wanted the ultimate portrait of a VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex, and a…

Agile Bootcamp #4 – Using Story Mapping to Teach Agile

User Story Mapping is a great technique to help teams explore their product scope and plan how they …

Agile Bootcamp #3 – Scrum Simulation with the Inception Deck

There are lots of ways to help introduce the concepts of Scrum to teams and to give them a chance to…

Agile Bootcamp #2 – Behind The Scenes at an Agile Bootcamp

The bootcamp is planned, the travel arrangements made and suitcases packed. Now, the hard work start…

Predict Success by Finding Problems

Agile was supposed to make things easier. It was supposed to fix the problems of large projects with…

Alize Hofmeester – What was the biggest challenge to overcome

Alize Hofmeester – Changing the structure is necessary

Alize Hofmeester – How did you work with the leaders of the organisation?

Alize Hofmeester – Bridging the gap at banks

Alize Hofmeester – What would you say to a big hierarchal organisation?

Alize Hofmeester – Tell about the People side of your work?

Pia Maria Thoren Performance Reviews

Pia Maria Thoren – Balancing the level of conflict

Pia Maria Thoren – Do you take it from leadership teams?

Pia Maria Thoren – Leadership being like the gardener

Pia Maria Thoren What is Psychological Safety?

Tony Richards – How business agility needs to come from the head

Tony Richards – Barriers to business agility

Tony Richards – How big and small companies struggle with the same issue

Tony Richards – So who was in the guilds?

Tony Richards – Company throwing the rulebook out of the window

Tony Richards – If Aviva can do it why can’t you

The Scrum Framework

The Scrum Framework is an Agile framework within which various Agile methodologies can be both emplo…

Don’t look back in anger

Continuous improvement is a core agile principle. The retrospective is an important event in all agi…

Ways for a group to reach a decision

There are always moments in a project when decisions must be made. How those decisions are reached w…

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action

by Simon Sinek Start with Why analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discove…

Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age

by Roman Pichler Comprehensive and insightful, this book will enable you to make the right strategic…

User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product

by Jeff Patton User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand w…

Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories

by Gojko Adzic Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories can help you write better stories, spo…

Impact Mapping: Making a Big Impact with Software Products and Projects

by Gojko Adzic This book is a practical guide to impact mapping, a simple yet incredibly effective m…

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