Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Certified Scrum Product Owner®


Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Though each CSPO course varies depending on the instructor, all Certified Scrum Product Owner® courses focus on Scrum from a product owner's perspective. Graduates will receive the CSPO designation. All CSPO courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.


You are in charge of building a system, creating a new product release, or any other complex business project. Traditionally, you would hand this undertaking over to a trained project manager to run for you. You would then wait and hope for the best, since over 50% of all projects fail and those that succeed deliver products in which 65% of the functionality is rarely or never used.

Scrum provides an alternative: a way for you to work with the team, providing them with periodic guidance and frequent opportunities to inspect their progress and make changes as you and they come to better understand the system being built. Intuitive and lightweight, the Scrum process delivers completed increments of the product at rapid, regular intervals, usually no longer than a month.

Your primary tool in Scrum is called a Product Backlog, a list of features you want developed, prioritized by value, cost, and risk. You use the Product Backlog to cause the most valuable functionality to be built first and to remove risk early in the project. As you watch the system take shape, you can restructure the Product Backlog to incorporate your insights or respond to changes in business conditions. You can also identify and cancel unsuccessful projects early, often within the first several months. The Scrum Product Owner class incorporates a well-balanced mix of lecture, small-group discussion, and hands-on exercises that equip you with what you need to achieve success with Scrum.

Each participant in this course will receive a personal signed copy of the Japanese version of Ken Rubin’s Essential Scrum book.

Essential Scrum Japanese Edition



Ken Rubin is a best selling author, keynote speaker, trainer, and coach focused on helping organizations thrive by applying agile principles in an effective and economically sensible way. Through his company Innolution, Ken provides Scrum and agile training and coaching to companies across industries throughout the world. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, Ken has trained over 24,000 people on agile and Scrum, Smalltalk development, managing object-oriented projects, and transition management. He has coached over 200 companies ranging from startups to Fortune 10, and is an angel investor and mentor to numerous exciting startup companies.

Ken was the first managing director of the worldwide Scrum Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on transforming the world of work using Scrum. He is the author of two best selling books: the Amazon #1 bestseller Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process (published in 2012, and available in 8 languages including Japanese), and Succeeding with Objects: Decision Frameworks for Project Management (published in 1995 and considered one of the top 5 object technology books of the 1990s). He is also the creator of the Visual AGILExicon®, a freely available set of vibrant, four-color icons for composing graphically rich and visually appealing three dimensional representations of agile and Scrum concepts.


26-27 Jan 2017


Tokyo, Japan




株式会社ヴァル研究所 -- Ltd. Val Institute
〒166-8565 東京都杉並区高円寺北2-3-17 高円寺NKビル
Tokyo, Japan




Certification and PDUs

Following successful completion of this course, participants will be eligible to take the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster online exam, and become a member of the Scrum Alliance.  This course earns you 15 PDUs within the PMI. This course also earns you 16 SEUs (Category B) within the Scrum Alliance. PDUs and SEUs can be used toward PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP and other certifications.

The course topics include:

  • Core Agile principles
  • Review of the Scrum framework
  • Detailed overview of the product owner role
  • Different approaches (patterns) for filling the product owner role
  • Product envisioning
  • Product planning and portfolio planning
  • Hierarchical agile planning
  • How to prioritize features for an upcoming release
  • How to plan releases for single teams and at scale
  • Economic benefits of incremental releases
  • Agile requirements with a focus on writing user stories
  • Technique for grooming (refining) the product backlog
  • How to track and report progress

The content of the course is based on Ken Rubin’s best-selling book Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process. The book and this Certified Scrum Product Owner course use the Visual AGILExicon®, which is a 3D visual language for describing and communicating core agile and Scrum concepts in a graphically rich and visually appealing manner. This training course uses the Japanese version of the Visual AGILExicon, so all images in the course will be in Japanese providing a highly visual way for people to understand and retain core agile and Scrum concepts.

The Certified Scrum Product Owner course is suitable for anyone who people who will fill the Scrum product owner role or work closely with that role including:

  • Architects
  • Business Analysts
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Marketing People
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Sales People
  • Operations and Support

By attending this class you will leave with solid knowledge of to effectively fill the Scrum product owner role. Through practical hands on exercises and small group discussions you will be prepared to be contributing members of a Scrum team or to support Scrum teams as they deliver exceptional business value.