Certified Scrum Product Owner™

Certified Scrum Product Owner™

NEW! Product Ownership for Outcomes


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.

NEW! This is our revamped "Product Ownership for Outcomes" course, that will help you and the clients get the most out of your Scrum relationship.

A Product Owner embodies the vision for their product, has the final say over product content, and is accountable for the value generated by the product. From this perspective the Product Owner is the CEO of an autonomous corporation comprising one or more Scrum Teams.

This course will immerse you in the vision that Scrum holds for the Product Owner role, taking its foundations from Scrum principles. The Product Owner role is not just a re-tread Product Manager: he or she specifies tests, and builds working prototypes, may specify wireframes and navigation trees. The Product Owner must ensure that the team understands each imminent product increment to the point of having an Enabling Specification— otherwise, the team gets to make it visible that the specs are inadequate and "go to the beach." The Product Owner is held accountable for value from the product. Great Product Owners can realize immense satisfaction from guiding a product to add value to some constituency, and to watch their teams respond to their inspirational leadership.

We will cover both the Product Owner's interactions with stakeholders such as the market and end users, and also with the Development Team. There is a special emphasis on value stream thinking and on tools such as decision structure matrices for managing the flow of value to the market. We will also emphasize the Scrum way of running business, with its essential paradoxes such as the tradeoff between agility and certainty. The course looks at value more broadly than just ROI, taking corporate reputation, team autonomy, and workplace quality into account.

The course is divided into 8 modules: Scrum Introduction; Your Job as a Product Owner; The Product Vision; Building the Scrum Organization; How the Product Backlog Works; Running the Business with a Product Backlog; Kaizen Mind; and a bit on scaling.


31 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

Starting At:

09:00 EET for 8.0 hours


Cluj-Napoca, Romania




Grand Hotel Italia
Strada Trifoiului 2
Cluj-Napoca, Romania 400478


€990 + VAT


This course will be hosted by our partner in Romania, Strongbytes, as a Master Class at the Codecamp Cluj-Napoca Conference.

  • Scrum Introduction
    • Agile
    • The Roles, the Artefacts, and the Events
    • Risk Management
  • Your Job as a Product Owner
    • Optimizing Value
    • What and When — but not How
    • Backlog Refinement
    • Definition of Ready
    • Sprint Planning
    • Definition of Done
    • Emergency Procedure
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective
    • The PO as Firewall
    • Stakeholder Relationships
  • The Product Vision
    • The "big vision" and the "operational vision"
    • The roadmap
    • Prototypes
    • Securing funcing
  • Building the Scrum Organization
    • The PO Team
    • The Development Team
    • Hire a ScrumMaster
    • The basic flow of work and process improvement
    • The Meta Scrum
  • How the Product Backlog Works
    • The Life Cycle of an idea
    • The Product Backlog
    • Relationship with the Dev Team
    • Burn-down Charts
    • Swarming
    • Responsive Deployment
    • The Daily Scrum
    • Sprint Goals, and Sprint Goals as the initial Product Backlog Items
    • Good Product Backlog Items — by example
      • Vision
      • Motivation
      • Consolidation
    • Enabling Specifications
    • The Structure of the Product Backlog
    • Estimation
  • Running the Business with a Product Backlog
    • Working with Stakeholders
    • The Last Responsible Moment and decision structure matrices
    • The Product Backlog breakdown
    • The Sprint Backlog
    • Defect / emergent requirement escalation: normal and advanced versions
    • Emergency Procedure
    • Fixed-Date PBIs
    • Release Planning
    • Agile Contracts
  • Kaizen Mind
    • Kaizen Pulse
    • Process Improvement
    • Increasing value versus increasing productivity
  • Miscellaneous Topics

Current Product Owners who want to refine their skills, or prospective Product Owners who want to learn the ropes. Business personnel and managers may want to attend to gain a business perspective on Scrum. Also, anyone from the business side who needs a deeper understanding of Scrum and its benefits to the enterprise.