Agile and Scrum Certification and Training

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Agile and Scrum Training

Product Owner certification teaches you how to use the Scrum product backlog as a tool for project success. As a certified Scrum Product Owner, you’ll watch the product take shape, iteration after iteration, and with product owner training, you’ll know how to respond to changes in business conditions by restructuring the product backlog. With CSPO training, you can also identify and cancel unsuccessful projects early, often within the first several months. This Certified Scrum Product Owner training equips you with what you need to achieve success with the agile practice of Scrum.

Intuitive and lightweight, the Scrum process delivers completed increments of a product at rapid, regular intervals, usually from every two weeks to a month. Rather than the traditional system of turning a project over to a project manager while you wait and hope for the best, Scrum offers an effective alternative.

Product owner certification is an even more attractive option for your team when considering the traditional project management model fails the project more than half the time. And those that are able to deliver a product with this model find that nearly 65 percent of the functionality is rarely or never used.

Let us help you avoid becoming one of these statistics by becoming a certified Scrum Product Owner.

Following successful completion of Product Owner training, each participant can become a certified Scrum Product Owner. The certification includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional member-only CSPO training material and information is available.

PMPs: The certified Scrum Product Owner training course counts for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs). CSPO training also counts as 15 of the 21 contact hours needed in agile project management training to be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification.

SEUs: The certified Scrum Product Owner training course qualifies as 16 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) toward the 70 required to become a CSP.

What You'll Learn in Product Owner Certification Training

  • Practical, project-proven practices.
  • How to write user stories for the scrum product backlog.
  • Proven techniques for prioritizing the scrum product backlog.
  • How to predict the delivery date of a project (or the features that will be complete by a given date) using velocity.
  • Tips for managing the key variables influencing project success.
  • Tips and tricks from the instructor's more than 15 years of using Scrum in a wide variety of environments.

Certified Scrum Product Owner Brochure

Download a PDF brochure with additional information.

Who Should Attend Product Owner Training?

This course is ideal for product managers, analysts, testers and others who represent and are expected to understand the desires of users and customers on agile projects. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum works, and of your role as a certified Scrum Product Owner on the project. Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussions, you will leave prepared to guide a Scrum team to success.

On-site CSPO Training

If you're looking to train a team or department without the hassle of travel, this course in available on-site at your place of business. Contact Mountain Goat Software at 1-888-61-Agile (24453) or by e-mail at

About Your Trainer—Mike Cohn

Mike Cohn

Mike Cohn is a highly-respected and sought after trainer who is in demand for Scrum and agile training around the globe. He is the author of three very popular agile books; has written numerous articles for magazines, journals, and websites; writes an influential blog; was a co-founder and past chairperson of the non-profit Agile Alliance; and also co-founded and served on the board of directors of the non-profit Scrum Alliance.

Mike has been an active participant on Scrum projects since 1995… and not just as a consultant. At four different companies, Mike was VP of Development where agile was instrumental to the company’s success. Three of those companies were startups and the other was a Fortune 40 company. Mike has the hands on experience to make his Scrum and agile training and coaching relevant to the real business world; it’s not just theoretical with him. And his teaching style includes hands-on experiences for his participants.

Mike has more than fifteen years of experience with Scrum, working in domains from banking to aerospace to video game development—with companies ranging in size from 1 to 400,000. To get a first-hand look at how Mike relates to an audience, check out this video of Mike presenting at Google.

But don’t take our word for it, please! Find out what past participants have thought of the training they’ve attended. Check out our What They’re Saying About Us page.

Training is a big investment of time and money. Do your research when choosing someone to guide you along your Scrum and agile path. Mountain Goat Software and founder Mike Cohn Has the hands on experience, public record, and recommendations you need to determine whether this Certified Scrum Master training is right for you.

“The last two days have been so inspiring and I am very thankful that I participated. It is probably the best course for me ever. The theory was divided in sections that you coloured with examples and personal experiences which made us remember the theory. Later you kept coming back to the examples and I therefore remembered the theory clearly. It was amusing with the personal stories, that always makes people listen. I did not for one moment during these two days wonder off in my mind. You made it too interesting. Thank you.”
—Maybrit Scherrebeck Christensen, Danish Maritime Autorisation

“Your Certified Scrum Project Owner seminar was excellent and you were simply brilliant. Especially how you managed to tell us a little story every time we needed things to be put into context. Thank you so much.”
—Soffía Kristín Þórðardóttir, TM Software

“This is the best training class that I’ve ever attended, where the trainer not only has the best materials but had a ton of experience to back it up. ”
—Bal Mahale, Workscape

“Good class, wish I could send everyone.”
—Jason Noracle, Fidelity Investments

“Great class! Very helpful and informative. Many thanks!”
—Elizabeth Rashes, McKinsey & Comany

“The class gave me some great tactics and ideas that I can directly implement on current practices.”
—Ryan McKeon, Gestalt, LLC

“Loved it! Took so much back with me for my Monday planning meeting!”
JoAnn Vanasco, InfoTech

“Great session - verified the direction we're going - lots of extremely helpful hints and processes!”
Joe Ryan, VeriSign

“Mike was fantastic, full of energy and passion. I can see why colleagues all want to go to Mike's courses.”
Kay Patel, dunnhumby