Southern New England Chapter of PMI

Certified Scrum Product Owner Training & Certification (via 5dvision) Virtual - December 2020

Certified Scrum Product Owner Training & Certification (via 5dvision) Virtual - December 2020


Virtual via Zoom Meeting

4 Day Course: : 12/1, 12/3, 12/8 and 12/9/2020

5:15 - 5:30pm Registration and Networking
5:30 - 9:00pm Certified Scrum Product Owner Training & Certification

Costs: Pre-Reg
SNEC Members * $949
Non-SNEC Members ** $1,149

* Note: SNEC Members must LOGIN to website prior to registering to obtain their $200 discount


Registration closes:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Midnight

** If you belong to another PMI chapter, and are in good standing, you may pay the member price. Please contact the PM of the class for the discount code.

Standard PMI membership is currently $139 with SNEC chapter membership cost at $25 for a total of $164. Join today at www.pmi.org. Note: If you are a new SNEC member, please allow 2-3 business days for PMI to process your membership and notify us of your eligibility for member discount.


Virtual Education via Zoom


The PM for this event is:
Christine Reisel, Continuing Education Member at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please Note: The Zoom link for this meeting will be sent via email just prior to the course!

Scrum is simple to understand, yet can be hard to do well.  The Product Owner (PO) role is central to effectiveness with Scrum and Agile.  Product Owners are responsible for maximizing the value of the work of teams producing products.  The PO skillset spans: leading product / project development teams; balancing internal and external stakeholder needs; and managing expectations and projections from vision through product release. Neglecting this key role gravely undermines an organization’s ability to achieve the promised Outcomes of Agile & Scrum.

Such skills are hard to learn via lecture - so this workshop is hands-on and interactive.  It lays the foundation for Agile Business Leadership using the Scrum Framework.  Short, focused presentations will cover concepts and practices.  Students will reinforce each concept and skill through immersive exercises.  This dynamic workshop prepares students with actionable knowledge, skills and behaviour as well as initial experience, going well beyond simply transcribing requirements.  They’ll be able to not only explain Scrum to clients or in interviews, they’ll be prepared to help their teams and programs apply these concepts to become resilient, learning organizations, able to thrive in today’s emerging markets.

And More!

Students who successfully complete this course will become Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPO®) from the Scrum Alliance.  Your course fee also includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community.

This course also earns 15 PDUs AND 15 of the 21 contact hours needed for a PMI-ACP credential.

This virtual Zoom Class will be held on 12/1, 12/3, 12/8 and 12/9 from 5:15PM – 9 PM ET – no worries of social distancing.

Pre requisite: This class requires a computer capable of video and audio, i.e. you will need to be seen and heard on Zoom. A headset is recommended

Link to the Zoom will be shared via a separate email before the first class.

The course topics will include:

  • 3 Pillars of Empiricism
  • Waterfall vs. Agile
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Scrum Values
  • Scrum framework 5-3-3
  • Scrum Workflow
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Development Team
  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Scrum Master as Servant Leader
  • Coaching and Facilitation
  • Retrospective
  • Daily Scrum
  • Product Backlog
  • Refinement Activities
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Sprint Planning
  • Definition of Done
  • Sprint Review
  • Engineering Practices and Technical Debt
  • Estimation and planning

Instructional materials and hands on practice with exercises are provided


Talent Triangle

PDU Info: You will need to record and self-report your PDU's for this activity. Following the guidelines of the new CCR program and the PMI Talent Triangle®, the PDU's for this course can be applied as follows:

15.0 PDU - 8.0 - Technical (PMP, PgMP, ACP), 3.0 - Strategic & Business Management and 4.0 Leadership


Presented by Valerio Zanini:
Valerio Zanini A Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), product innovator, and digital leader, Valerio Zanini is passionate about creating products that customers love. He is the author of the book “Deliver Great Products That Customers Love” and works with organizations worldwide to learn and adopt Agile and Product practices.

With more than 20 years of professional experience spanning software development, system integration, agile transformation, design thinking, and product innovation, he excels at building new products in the early stages of product innovation, where uncertainty and lack of a clear solution are the biggest challenges. He is the founder and CEO of the digital innovation firm 5D Vision, with offices in Washington, DC and Rome, Italy. He provides consulting and training to organizations of any size, helping them become more innovative with product mastery, agile methodologies and design thinking.

Formerly a Director of Product Development at Capital One where he led digital transformation initiatives for retail bank and transformed how customers interact with bankers. Before Capital One, Valerio was the co-founder and CEO of Goozex (sold in 2012), a Systems Engineer at Cisco, and the co-founder of one of the first web development companies in Italy.

He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC). He’s also a Certified Product Innovation Trainer with Spark Engine. He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, and an MS/BS degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy.



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If the event is cancelled by SNEC-PMI and is not being rescheduled, the pre-registered participants will be notified via an email broadcast and a full refund will be processed. If the event is rescheduled and the pre-registered participant cannot attend the new date, SNEC-PMI will process a full refund.

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Event Properties

Event Date 12-01-2020 5:15 PM
Event End Date 12-01-2020 9:00 PM
Registration Closes 11-25-2020 11:55 PM
Individual Price $949 for SNEC members / $1,149 for non-SNEC members
No. of Strategic PDUs 3
No. of Technical PDUs 8
No. of Leadership PDUs 4
Location Zoom Virtual Meeting
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