Certified Scrum Product Owner
Our Bundle: CSPO Certification + E-Learning
Excellent products aren't simply a stroke of luck. They are the result of effective teams and a well-trained Product Owner. At Agile Academy, we help you develop these crucial skills to succeed as a Product Owner.
With the Agile Academy Certified Scrum Product Owner courses, you get the chance to:
- Kickstart your individual Product Owner career with expert support.
- Learn how to create products that are both customer-friendly and business-savvy.
- Earn a highly respected Certified Scrum Product Owner certification.
- Continuously expand your knowledge through our e-learning program.
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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
- Duration: 14-24 hours
- Certified by: Scrum Alliance
- Prerequisite: none
Product Owner Online Course
Your online course matching the training. Repeat and deepen the training content with 20 hours of video + assignments
Our Certified Scrum Product Owner Trainingwith Scrum Alliance Certificate
Our Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) training is an intensive course certified by the Scrum Alliance. It provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the role of a Product Owner. As part of the training, you will learn the key concepts of Scrum and the specific responsibilities of a Product Owner. You will gain practical experience and familiarize yourself with the latest techniques and tools you can use for effective product development and stakeholder management.
Our internationally certified trainers are handpicked. They bring their own style and expertise and show you the way to success in live training.
As Agile Academy, we ensure that you are comprehensively prepared for your role as a Product Owner. Whether it's a classroom workshop or live online training, we guarantee an excellent learning environment and a perfect start to your Product Owner journey! In our learning bundle with the online course, you can continuously expand your skills after the live training.
Scrum Alliance vs. Scrum.org Certification
Since we offer both Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) and Scrum.org Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) trainings, it is important to know that while these trainings all have the same purpose, they differ in some aspects.
The Scrum Alliance workshops are usually more holistic in their design, while the Scrum.org workshops are more software oriented. You can find more differences between the two workshops in the FAQ section below.
The Certified Scrum Product Owner CSPO Agenda
Our Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) covers all the important topics, and don't worry if something doesn't get enough attention during the course - our online training fills every gap. Ready to kickstart your success as a Product Owner?
Here's a more detailed overview of the topics we cover in our training:
1. Context of Agile
What does Agile mean? Why is it relevant and when should you apply it?
In our CSPO training, you will not only find the answers to these questions, but also learn how to apply techniques and concepts to your business and stakeholders.
With this knowledge, you will be ready to implement and support agility in your company even without a Scrum Master.
2. Road to Sprint One
One of the challenges every team faces is how to prepare for the very first sprint. What is it that we need to do before we can get the first sprint started?
Learn the most important steps a Product Owner has to do and how to guide them: From the creation of working agreements to the definition of a product goal or a product vision to the creation of an initial product backlog. You will get practical examples on how to implement these steps.
In most cases, our trainers perform these steps during the workshop and use the workshop as an example of how to systematically apply different tools to create these artifacts.
3. The Scrum Framework in Detail
We will now dive deeper into the Scrum framework. Because agility is a philosophy and Scrum is a tool that helps us to implement this philosophy.
You will learn about the three roles and their responsibilities in Scrum and everything you need to know about the Product Owner, the Developers and the Scrum Master.
We will show you how Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospectives are conducted and what your tasks are as a Product Owner in these meetings.
You will also learn how a Product Goal and a Product Backlog, a Sprint Goal and a Sprint Backlog as well as Definition of Done and Product Increment are connected, defined and created.
4. Understanding Customers
A great Product Owner always puts the customer first. That's why we dedicate a significant part of our training (especially in the online course) to teaching you tools and techniques to create and deepen your understanding of the customer.
You will learn tools and techniques such as Design Thinking, Empathy Map Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas and Personas to develop a deep understanding of your customers. This will allow you to design products that are tailored to their exact needs.
5. Crafting Product Goals
A common product goal is essential to align all stakeholders. You will learn how to formulate such a goal, creating common ground with stakeholders.
One tool that many of our trainers use in their classroom courses and that is covered in the online course is our Product Goal Canvas.
6. Design And Test Business Models
Although very few Product Owners are actually responsible for designing the business model, this knowledge is still very valuable.
With the Business Model Canvas, you will learn how to develop a business model that is both valued by the customer and successful for the company. You will also learn techniques to validate assumptions and test business ideas.
7. Creating an Initial Product Backlog
Some Product Owners take over an existing Product Backlog, others have to create one from scratch. Regardless of the situation, knowing techniques for systematically creating a product backlog is very useful.
A well-structured Product Backlog is essential for the work of the Product Owner. No matter if you take over an existing Product Backlog or have to create one from scratch, you will learn techniques like User Story Mapping to create such a Backlog systematically.
8. Working on Your Product Backlog
The Product Backlog is never finished, but is constantly being refined. You will learn how to prioritize and refine elements as a Product Owner to give your team clear direction.
In addition to prioritization techniques, we also teach how developers typically estimate the effort required to implement an element, what your role is in this process, and how you can make sense of this information.
9. Building a Roadmap and Tracking Progress
Sometimes Product Owners need to create a roadmap for their stakeholders. You will learn when and how to create such a roadmap and stay flexible at the same time. This way you stay agile without losing the overview.
The all-important question is how detailed we go and how much flexibility we keep within the roadmap. In our CSPO training, your trainer will help you understand when a roadmap makes sense, how you can create it and who you should involve in the creation.
Bring Your Own Ideas & Questions
We encourage participants to bring their questions to the training. Any question and real-world example from your side will make everything you and others learn more tangible. It will also result in more energy throughout the training which is connected to better learning.
Frequently Asked Questions About the CSPO
Certification for Teams & Companies
In-house Certified Scrum Product Owner Courses
Our Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) in-house training is an excellent solution for teams and companies that want to take agility and Product Ownership to the next level.
With a minimum of 8 participants, our certified trainers come directly to your company. The intensive training is tailored to the specific needs and challenges of your team or company.
A great advantage of in-house training is the possibility to use real problems and projects as learning examples. This not only facilitates the understanding of the theory, but also enables the immediate application of what has been learned in practice.
In-house trainings are usually more cost-efficient per employee than public courses and at the same time save external costs, e.g. for travel and accommodation. In addition, these in-house trainings can be certified by various renowned organisations, which adds value to the professional development of your team.
Scrum Certified Product Owner with Volume Discount
We understand that training multiple team members is an investment. That's why we offer volume discounts for our trainings for as few as 3 participants.
If you plan to register several members of your team at the same time, we can offer you attractive discounts. This allows you to efficiently train a whole team or even a department in Scrum and optimise costs at the same time.
For up to 4 participants who, for example, should all take part in the same Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) training, you can make the booking directly via our booking form.
If you would like to register several participants for different dates/trainings and also benefit from our volume discounts, please contact us by e-mail. We look forward to your request!
What Is Next on The Product Owner Career Path?
After the Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) certification, there are various options to expand your agile skills. Here are two of them: