Southern New England Chapter of PMI

Certified Scrum Product Owner Training & Certification (via Applied Frameworks) - November 2019

Certified Scrum Product Owner Training & Certification (via Applied Frameworks) - November 2019

Fairfield University
Charles F. Dolan School of Business
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06284 (click here for directions)

2 Day Course: November 2 & 3, 2019

8:30 - 9:00am Registration and Networking
9:00 - 5:00pm Certified Scrum Product Owner Training & Certification

Costs: Pre-Reg Walk-In
SNEC Members * $999 N/A
Non-SNEC Members ** $1,199 N/A

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


Registration closes:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 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.


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

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. (While there currently is no exam for the CSPO® credential, the exam is expected to be launched soon.)

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

The Class will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, and Sunday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business, Room 105, Fairfield, CT. Check-in/Networking to start at 8:30 a.m. on both days. The course topics will include:


  • Agile Values & Principles
  • Scrum
    • Roles
    • Events
    • Artifacts
  • Launching a Scrum Project

A Deeper Look at:

  • The Role of the Product Owner
  • Customer Research & Product Discovery
  • Testing Product Assumptions
  • Defining & Prioritizing Business Value
  • Working with Stakeholders & Teams
  • Creating & Refining
    Product Backlog Items


  • Budgeting
  • Certification

Instructional materials and hands on practice with in-workshop exercises are provided along with morning coffee/water, lunch and afternoon snack.

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 Aaron Kopel:
Aaron Kopel** Please note: Change of Instructor for this class **

Aaron Kopel is the founder and CEO of Project Brilliant LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Agile transformation and the application of the Agile mindset to entire organizations. He is an Enterprise Agile Coach and Trainer with experience across various industries and company sizes ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 100 firms. 

In addition to having founded two tech startup companies, Aaron is one of only 40 people worldwide to achieve the top two Scrum Alliance certifications of Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Scrum Certified Trainer (CST).

While he primarily focuses on working with executive management teams to help them understand leadership in the context of agility and how to transform and lead an Agile organization, he also offers Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®), Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®), and Agile Leadership workshops primarily in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh.  Aaron holds an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and lives in Carmel, IN with his wife and their two children.



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Event Properties

Event Date 11-02-2019 8:30 AM
Event End Date 11-03-2019 5:00 PM
Registration Closes 10-30-2019 11:55 PM
Individual Price $999 for SNEC members / $1,199 for non-SNEC members
Location Fairfield University - Conference Center
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