Certified Scrum Product Owner

The 2-day Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course gives you just enough information to understand how Scrum works, but focuses mainly on functioning as the product owner, or customer, for a Scrum team. You will learn about activities such as managing stakeholders, ROI, backlog grooming, creating effective stories, acceptance criteria for stories and defining done.

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Certified Scrum Product Owner Rowan Bunning

The Scrum Product Owner role is critical to maximising Return on Investment from Scrum projects and is perhaps the most challenging role to fulfill. Many Product Owners come from business areas of the organisation and have limited familiarity with software development and agile methods. For these reasons, it is vitally important that Product Owners gain a solid understanding of their role and responsibilities as well as the knowledge, skills and tools to work effectively with Scrum teams.


The Scrum Framework

  • Activities
  • Artifacts
  • Roles

Core Concepts and Culture

  • Scrum Principles
  • Values and Culture

The Product Owner Role

  • Responsibilities
  • Day-to-day Practicalities


  • Product Vision
  • Setting Goals
  • User Modelling

Requirements Management

  • User Stories
  • Conditions of Satisfaction
  • Defining "Done"
  • Splitting Stories

Grooming the Product Backlog

  • Prioritisation Techniques
  • Getting to "Ready"
  • Managing the Release

Planning and Review

  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Review

Organisational Concerns

  • Agile Product Engineering
  • Portfolio Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Reporting

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand:

  • How Scrum helps organisations cope with change, budget constraints, quality issues and more
  • The Product Owner role and how it differs from traditional roles, such as a business analyst
  • Product backlog management and effective user stories
  • Pragmatic practices for managing and communicating the scope and vision of a product
  • How to partner effectively with a development team
  • Strategies for faster delivery by taking advantage of the iterative, incremental nature of Scrum


Current and prospective Product Owners, Business Analysts and ScrumMasters involved in coaching Product Owners. Also stakeholders and business managers involved in lobbying or supporting Product Owners.


Preparing for the course

The first step toward your CSPO accreditation is familiarising yourself with Scrum. Details about preparation will be emailed to participants upon registration and includes the following resources:

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