Product Owner Group – June: PO Survival Strategies

The Tampa Bay Product Owner Group is an established community of practice that helps Agile Product leaders network and grow. We are a Scrum Alliance registered user group and are partially funded by Agile Alliance.

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Title: Product Owner Survival Guide – Techniques for Being a Successful Product Owner

Mike Miller, an Enterprise Agile Coach and Om Pater, an Agile Transformation Coach from Clearly Agile:
Join ClearlyAgile coaches and POs for an evening of survival stories from the trenches. We’ll discuss common anti-patterns and how to address them from real world experience.

Fred and Mike have real-world experience building products for external clients using Scrum. You will learn some tips and tactics on how to use an the agile mindset for delivering answers like when will we be done and what value will we get.

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Clearly Agile – Fred Mastropasqua is an Agile enthusiast who uses the latest brain science to make classes fun, collaborative and engaging. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer based out of the Tampa and Orlando regions and boasts over 20 years of experience with Windows Networking and Software Development. Fred has experience in many roles including Director of Application Development, Senior IT Manager, Network Engineer, .NET Developer, Software Engineer, ScrumMaster, Agile Coach and Trainer. He holds several certifications including CST, CSP, PMI-ACP, CSD, CSM, CSPO and MCSE. Fred is a co-founder of Clearly Agile, Inc., where he works with clients on custom business applications for both cloud and mobile platforms. His specialized view of the Agile world revolves around external clients with software needs and delivering work on-time and on-budget.
Sponsoring is a great way to connect with leadership and practitioners and get to know the talent in our community. We can’t hold these events without our valuable sponsors. Read on to learn about this evening’s sponsors!

Location sponsor: Our sponsor for this evening is South University @SouthU (
Established in 1899, South University offers more than 20 programs, from associate’s to doctoral degrees, in five distinct Colleges at our Tampa campus. Housed within the College of Business, our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Information Systems programs are designed to prepare students for entry level and advanced roles in today’s continually changing digital landscape.

Food Sponsor:
Thank you to Clearly Agile, who is sponsoring our eats this evening! ClearlyAgile develops system integrations, mobile and business applications for clients in Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Government, Retail and Education. They pride themselves on developing strong, successful partnerships with clients by providing production-ready solutions every two weeks for feedback.

Clearly Agile offers Scrum Alliance certifications for CSM, CSPO and A-CSM (Advanced CSM) classes in Tampa & Orlando, in partnership with Braintrust. Support the local community — and the only locally based Certified Scrum Trainer in the Tampa and Orlando region.

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