Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Agile Scrum People

The Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Course is an entry level certification course intended for anyone who wishes to learn more about how product (and service) definition result in increased value delivery and other benefits all throughout the Scrum lifecycle.

The CSPO Course serves several specific purposes:

  • The Value Proposition of Agile and Scrum
  • How to capture product ideas in a Product Vision Statement
  • How to write appropriate Product Backlog Items, which outline deliverable value for the product
  • How to define Product Roadmaps and Releases to aid in Product Lifecycle planning
  • Product and project budgeting in Scrum
  • Techniques for collaborating and interacting with the Development Team and Customers (stakeholders)


The CSPO Course provides knowledge that critical to successful Agile adoption. Consequently, the following list of people should definitely plan on attending so that they may support Agile transformation in your organization (not an all-inclusive list):

  • Product Owners
  • ScrumMasters
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Software Development Managers
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Program Managers
  • Product Managers
  • PMO Members
  • Directors of Product Development
  • Directors of Information Technology
  • Consultants


The class closely follows the Content Outline and Learning Objectives for the Certified Scrum Product Owner® as defined by the Scrum Alliance. Additional material and information is provided including anecdotes which are relevant to the topics being discussed throughout. The class is VERY interactive, collaborative, and "meta" in nature; that is, we model Scrum as we learn about Scrum.


09:00 - 17:00


Day One

1. Introductions

2. Logistics

3. Scrum Certifications - Overview

4. History of Agile

5. Scrum Overview

6. Scrum Roles - Overview

a. Product Owner

b. Development Team

c. ScrumMaster

7. Scrum Activities - Overview

a. Sprint Planning

i. Sprint Goal

b. Daily Scrum

c. Sprint Review

d. Sprint Retrospective

e. Backlog Refinement

f. Release Planning

8. Scrum Artifacts - Overview

a. Product Backlog

i. Product Backlog Items

ii. Definition of Done

b. Sprint Backlog

i. Tasks

c. Sprint Burndown

d. Release Burndown

e. Shippable Product Increment

Day Two

1. Recap from Day One

2. Multi-Level Planning

a. Creating A Memorable Product Vision

i. Elevator Pitch Statement

b. Building A Product Roadmap

c. Writing effective PBIs

i. User Stories: A suggestion

ii. MoSCoW


iv. KANO

v. Story Splitting

d. Release Planning

i. Trade-off Matrix

ii. Budgeting

iii. Velocity

iv. Estimation

-Planning Poker

-Affinity Estimating

vi. Value Stream Mapping

vii. Story Mapping

3. Clear the Parking Lot

4. Class Survey Forms

5. Group Photo

6. Dismissed!!