Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®)

Product ownershave a unique and demanding role on agile teams. A product owner decides what the team will create next in order to deliver more value to the customer. In a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®) class, you’ll learn the framework, principles, and values that make scrum work, plus key skills and tools you need to be effective. You will discover how to juggle multiple stakeholders’ needs, get hands-on practice creating a product vision, and learn new ways to get to know your customers so that you can choose the right next piece of value to bring to market for them.

Whether you are new to Agile principles and have an idea of what Scrum is, or have already spent time involved with teams talking about or implementing Scrum, taking on the Product Owner role can be a daunting prospect. The role of the Scrum Product Owner is crucial to the overall Scrum Team, acting as the liaison between the development team and the wider customer community.

An effective Scrum Product Owner will work collaboratively with stakeholders to define the overall product vision and is responsible for communicating that vision to the team and motivating the team to deliver a high quality product. The Product Owner is responsible for creating and maintaining the Product Backlog and is a key contributor to the Sprint Planning and Review Meetings. The Scrum Product Owner can help maximise delivery capabilities, enhance the planning and scheduling process, improve project estimation and drive overall product success.

If you’ve not undertaken Scrum Training with a formally Certified Scrum Trainer then you may be missing key knowledge and skills that will enable you to make the most of the opportunities afforded by effective implementation of Scrum principles and practices.

This 2 day, interactive course investigates the Scrum framework in detail from theory and foundations to practical application and pitfalls, covering all the team roles, activities and artifacts but focuses specifically on the role played by the Product Owner. You will learn about activities such as managing stakeholders, vision definition, ROI management, Product Backlog definition and refinement, creating effective stories, defining acceptance criteria for stories and defining “done” with the rest of the Scrum Team.

What you will learn

The Certified Scrum Product Owner coaching sessions will give you a sound understanding of Scrum principles and practices in order that you can:

  • Participate actively as a Scrum Team member generally
  • Function effectively as the Product Owner for the Scrum Team specifically
  • Deliver a successful Scrum project
  • Explain and sell Agile and the Scrum framework to other key stakeholders
  • Collaborate effectively with key stakeholders and customers
  • Create and maintain the Product Backlog
  • Fulfil your essential role in Sprint Planning and Sprint Review meetings
  • Participate in Daily Scrum Meetings and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Understand and use the full range of Scrum Artifacts (Sprint Backlog, Burndown Charts, etc.)
  • Understand how to operate Scrum with people in remote locations, with fixed deadlines and fixed price contracts and with third party supplier relationships
  • Help your team or organisation to transition to a more Lean and Agile way of working using Scrum
  • Understand how to combine the use of Scrum with other Lean and Agile approaches such as Kanban, eXtreme Programming (XP) and Agile Project Management (AgilePM)

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience.

Certification & Assesment

Candidated must attend 24 hours of coaching sessions in order to be eligible for the exam. The exam is included in the cost. To be eligible for the Certified Product Owner certification you must attend all 24 hours sessions and get at least 75% of the questions correct to pass (there are 50 questions)