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Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®), trained by creator of Scrum Jeff Sutherland

Alex helps companies connect thoughtful strategy with effective product and service development and delivery. As an independent Certified Scrum Trainer with Glaessel Ventures, he helps a broader range of companies understand and implement agile transformations that achieve sustainable success. As a management consultant, he focuses on Healthcare, Industrial, Retail and Services strategy, with expertise in consumer behavior, and product/service innovation.
Alex has a unique style of running the class as a working Scrum, with four Sprints and a Backlog of class topics. The format allows the class to cover more material than a typical CSM class, and to adapt easily to the needs, questions and backgrounds of the students.

He uses Scrum to teach Scrum, giving the class hands-on practical experience with iterative work, the Scrum roles, Artifacts, and Ceremonies.
Trained in Scrum by Scrum creator Jeff Sutherland, and worked closely with him for 5 years as his Chief Product Owner.

Course outline

Course Outline 

Alex has a unique style of running the class as a working Scrum, with four Sprints and a Backlog of class topics. The format allows the class to cover more material than a typical CSM class, and to adapt easily to the needs, questions and backgrounds of the students. 


Foundational concepts

Covers a brief History of Scrum and the Agile Movement, Summary Overview of the Scrum Framework  and its Principles, etc.


Scrum Roles and key concepts 

Backlog covers the Scrum Master Role,Product Backlog and Sprint BacklogUser Stories ,Estimating Story Points, etc.


Excelling with Scrum in real life 

It goes into details of Scrum Patterns and Best Practices, overview of Scaling Scrum, continuous improvement, etc. 


Advanced topics and group discussion

The last sprint covers cross team Coordination, Agile Metrics & Transformation, managing Technical Debt, group discussions etc.

  • How do I become a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®)?
    Below is the process to become a CSPO®: 1. Register for a CSPO course conducted by a CST( Certified Scrum Trainer ), the course should be 14 hours of live online or 16 hours of in-person training with your CST 2. Upon successful completion of the course, CST will send you a link to create login on ScrumAlliance. 3. After you create your login on Scrum Alliance, you will need to accept the License Agreement and you will receive CSPO designation & a 2-year membership from Scrum Alliance 4. The certification in order to stay active needs to be renewed once every two years.
  • What is Scrum ?
    Scrum is a lightweight yet incredibly powerful set of values, principles and practices. Scrum relies on cross-functional teams to deliver products and services in short cycles, enabling: 1. Fast feedback 2. Continuous improvement 3. Rapid adaptation to change 4. Accelerated delivery
  • What are the benefits of using Scrum ?
    Scrum can transform the world of work. Scrum and other agile frameworks have the power to transform project management across every industry in every business. Companies that have adopted an agile framework like Scrum report the following benefits: 1. Increased ability to manage changing priorities 2. Better visibility into projects 3. More alignment between business and IT 4. Faster time to market So whether you’re working on the a software app, managing logistics for a store, or planning a charity event, you should take a closer look at using Scrum.
  • What are the Roles and Responsiblities of Product Owner ?
    Below are the Roles and Responsibilities of Product Owner: 1. Defining the product features 2. Prioritizing the product features 3. Adjusting the features and priority after each sprint as required 4. Rejecting or accepting work results 5. Keeping customers updated about status and getting their feedback
  • Can I take the CSPO® test without attending an in-person or online Certified Scrum Product Owner® course?
    Those who aspire to earn a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) certification are required to take an either an in-person, two-day 16 hour CSPO course or a live-online 14 hour CSM course with one of our certified trainers and/or coaches. Upon successfully completing the training, you will receive a certification.
  • Does Scrum Alliance offer Virtual/Online Classes ?
    With the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Scrum Alliance is temporarily allowing all of the courses to be in an online format.
  • After working as CSPO for 1 year, what are the next steps?"
    After earning your CSM certification and a year of experience working as a Product Owner on a Scrum Team , you become eligible to get Advanced Certified Product Owner (A-CSPO℠) certification.
  • What is the Validity of CSPO certification?
    The CSPO certification is valid for 2 years after your attend the course. You have to submit a predetermined number of Scrum Education Units (SEUs) along with a renewal fee, in order to maintain the certification after a period of two years.
  • After Scrum certification , will new job placement opportunities increase ?"
    Our Scrum certifications will give you edge in your job search and help you getting noticed. Moreover you are connected with Scrum Alliance community which will you help you continously update and hone your skills in Scrum.
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