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CSPO – Certified Scrum Product Owner

Certified Scrum Product Owner® professionals have been taught the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that enable them to fulfill the role of Product Owner on a Scrum team. CSPOs are typically the individuals who are closest to the “business side” of the project. They are charged by the organization to “get the product out” and are expected to do the best possible job of satisfying all the stakeholders. CSPOs maintain the product backlog and ensure that everyone knows the priorities.

About the Course

Taking the CSPO® course is the first step on your path of becoming more Agile. To truly master Scrum, experience and continuing education are necessary.


On successful completion of an in-person, two days (16 hour) CSPO course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (such as this course), you will receive a Certificate from Scrum Alliance designating you as Certified Scrum Product Owner. The certification includes a two-year membership in Scrum Alliance.

Audience Profile

The Product Owner role is the focus of the course and the course is oriented towards people who will be taking over this role. It is also suitable for business analysts, product managers, line managers or Scrum Masters who want to deepen their understanding of Scrum product ownership.

Participant Prerequisites

A good understanding of the Scrum framework is required to be able to participate on this course.

Course Objectives

The course provides an overview to Scrum from the Product Owner’s point of view. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the title “Certified Scrum Product Owner” and receive a two-year membership of the Scrum Alliance.

Course Outline

This training is aimed at instilling the core beliefs of Agile and Scrum and creating a transparent and collaborative environment where the team succeeds as a single entity. SCRUM is an Agile Project Management method that focuses on short, focused work periods called “SPRINTS”.

During this 2- day course, participants will learn to apply the Scrum framework to build new products. They will get trained as Product Owners and learn what it feels like to be on a Scrum team – experiencing many of the challenges they’re likely to face – while being coached by a Certified Scrum Trainer who has been involved with the application of Scrum at many organization.

  • Scrum Basics
    • Understanding Scrum framework
    • Scrum Rules & Properties
    • Software Development Principles
    • Empirical Process Control
    • Work Culture
  • Roles & Responsibilities
    • Product Owner (in Detail)
    • Scrum Master (Overview)
    • Development Team (Overview)
    • Impact on traditional roles
  • Product Vision
    • Importance of Product Vision
    • Create effective Product Vision
    • Desired qualities of the vision
    • How the vision can be shaped?
    • Importance of just-enough prep work
    • Relationship between vision & product roadmap
  • Estimating
    • Understand different estimation levels in Scrum
    • Accuracy Vs Precision
    • Size & Duration estimation
    • Product Owner’s expectation from team
    • Difference between Estimation & Committing
  • The Product Backlog
    • Understand Product Backlog
    • Product Backlog Grooming
  • Prioritizing
    • Understand the importance of prioritizing in Product Backlog
    • Implications of making everything mandatory
    • Who inputs into prioritization?
    • Multiple factors affecting prioritization
    • Formal approach to prioritizing
    • Team’s role in adjusting sequence of work
  • Release Management
    • Goal of release management
    • Adaptive, Iterative & collaborative planning
    • Different levels of Planning
    • Quality of shippable product
    • Technical Debt
    • Release early & frequently
    • Understanding & measuring Velocity
    • Release Burndown Chart
    • Forecast future
  • Sprints
    • Product Owner’s role
    • Collaboration between Product Owner & Development team
    • Team commitment
    • Sprints – Time-boxed & protected
    • Sustainable pace concept

Course Materials

The following materials are included as part of the course:

  • Course book
  • Course certificate of completion

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