Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Category: Agile Methods


14 PDUs (Professional Development Units)

Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO)


Overview The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course is a two day intensive introduction on product visioning, feature exploration and requirement management based on the Scrum framework.  The course illustrates how Scrum and agile product management practices are applied by Product Owner and Scrum teams to validate ideas, evolve requirements, and deliver potentially shippable products in frequent, time-boxed iterations. 

The course uses a combination of lectures, role-plays and exercises to impart understanding on the roles and activities the Product Owner and his/her team. The Scrum framework is applied in a mini-project simulation where the concepts of user stories, agile estimation, and release planning are practiced.


Pre-requisites There are no pre-requisites to attending the course. 



The participant is expected to complete the following to be CSPO certified:

  • Self-study the prerequisite reading provided prior to the course participation
  • Attend the course with not lower than 75% attendance.
  • Participate in the group discussions and exercises during the class.
  • Register with Scrum Alliance

The certificate is achieved through course completion. There is no test or exam.


Who Should Attend
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Product Managers
  • Project and Product Sponsors
  • Business Managers
  • Agile Coaches
  • Process Owners
  • Anyone responsible for defining product attributes 


Course outline

Scrum Basics

  • Scrum Framework, Scrum Flow and Scrum Vocabulary
  • Properties of Scrum
  • Scrum work culture
  • Role of the Product Owner
  • Role of ScrumMaster and the Scrum Team


Product Vision

  • Vision Shape
  • Priorities and prep work
  • Relationship between vision and roadmap


  • Estimation levels in Scrum
  • Estimate Accuracy
  • Estimates of size and duration
  • Estimates & commitments

Product Backlog

  • What is Product Backlog
  • Backlog grooming
  • User stories


  • Prioritizing the product backlog concepts
  • Applying formal approaches to prioritizing

Release Management

  • Goal of release Management
  • Measuring Velocity
  • Impact of quality and technical debt
  • Release burndown chart


  • Role of Product Owner
  • Collaboration between Product Owner and Development Team
  • Team Commitment
  • Sprint planning and daily Scrums
  • Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives

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