Certified Scrum Product Owner

Just because you have an agile team capable of moving quickly doesn't mean they are moving toward the right goal. Product Owners are responsible for pointing teams toward the right targets, and Product Owner certification ensures you have the right skills to guide your team. Since more than half of all projects fail in a traditional project management environment, and the successful products include functionality that's rarely or never used, you won't want to miss this course to equip you for success! Attend this course to earn Certified Scrum Product Owner designation, 15 PDUs and 16 SEUs.

John Coyle

I thought the class was a tremendous mix of classroom learning and group interaction. I left feeling like I had the tools I would need to succeed as a product owner.

John Coyle

What You’ll Learn 

You’ll be training directly with Mike who has more than 20 years experience using Scrum. At the end of this course you will be able to: 

  1. Develop a clear project charter that inspires and motivates a team
  2. Define the product backlog and transform epics and themes into actionable user stories
  3. Apply a methodical approach for prioritizing items in the product backlog
  4. Get a clear view of individual roles, responsibilities and how they interact
  5. Produce accurate plans for fixed-scope and fixed-date projects using velocity ranges

PDU and SEU Credits

PMI

This course earns you 15 PDUs within the PMI.

Scrum Alliance

This course earns you 16 SEUs (Category B) within the Scrum Alliance.

PDUs and SEUs can be used toward PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP and other certifications.
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Mike Cohn

Why Thousands of People Have Chosen to Train with Mike

This course has been designed and is delivered by Mike Cohn, one of the industry’s most well-respected Certified Scrum Trainers (CST). He has trained more than 21,696 people through individual workshops and worked with numerous organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies including:

Mike’s courses are always popular. He’s trained over 21,696 people. And 51,670 subscribers anxiously read his emailed tips every Thursday. And, when course dates are announced, classes are always heavily subscribed.

When you attend one of Mike’s workshops, you’ll join a vibrant group of Scrum enthusiasts. And because of the popularity of Mike’s courses, we never cancel a class because of low registrations. Find out more about Mike.

Ravi P.

Excellent and enjoyable journey to learn and to achieve Certified Scrum Product Owner title.

Ravi P.

Our Promise to You

We’re confident that you will love this product owner workshop. 

Not only are these courses the only opportunity to train directly with Mike, we also guarantee: 

  • A lively pace: The variety of exercises, theory, group work and breaks make it easy to stay energized
  • Engaging lessons: Forget stuffy settings and lengthy speeches, Mike’s passion, humor and knowledge make it easy to retain what you’ve learn
  • Immediately applicable learning: As soon as the class is over, you can use your new skills on future or current Scrum projects
  • Increased confidence: You’ll know what actions result in strong decision-making, letting you build a successful Scrum experience from the outset
Kimberly Hammett

His training was top notch. Mike is passionate about what he does and it shows in his training. He incorporates interactive dialogue with covering subject matter in a timely manner. Breakfast and lunch were great, breaks and snacks were perfectly timed throughout the day and overall the course was well organized. I would highly recommend anyone considering taking any sort of training on this subject matter to take Mike’s course. This far exceeded my expectations and was far more enjoyable than almost all of the training I’ve done to date.

Kimberly Hammett
Manager II, GBD Member Portals – Digital Technology

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for product owners, product managers, analysts, testers and anyone who represents and is expected to understand the desires of users and customers on agile projects. It is also great for Scrum Masters who want to attend with their product owners or to gain a greater understanding of the product owner role.

Course Overview

Scrum overview

Understand how the Agile Manifesto impacts the Scrum framework, and get an introduction to the roles and cycles used in Scrum. 

Project chartering

As product owner, you need to know to develop a charter for your product that inspires team commitment and results in a clear goal. You’ll also receive valuable templates to help communicate your product vision so that it is compelling and actionable. 

Product backlog

The product backlog is the central nervous system of any Scrum project. As product owner, you need to know how to prioritize, refine and maintain it so that the team is always working on priority items without facing unnecessary delays. 

You’ll also discover how to use iterations to turn epics and themes into useful user stories that are clear and ready for the team to develop. 

Roles

Learn how the three Scrum roles of product owner, Scrum Master and team work together using Scrum. As product owner, you’ll also understand what is expected from you in terms of availability, decision-making and your relationship with stakeholders.

Sprints

Learn more than how a sprint plan works. Find yourself equipped with skills to manage the complexities that can disrupt progress. What should you do if a team falls behind? When should work be added or dropped from a sprint? And when should you abnormally terminate a sprint? 

Estimating

Creating accurate estimates of when something will ship and what it will do provides confidence for stakeholders and encourages commitment from technical team members. In this course, you’ll learn about story points, the top misunderstanding that prevents teams from using them successfully, and use Planning Poker to estimate them as a group. As a product owner, this lets you make long-terms plans more easily and prioritize stories for the team. 

Prioritizing

Master a step-by-step, methodical system for prioritizing. You’ll discover how to identify which features are mandatory, linear or exciters, and then find out how to aggregate and weigh results based on importance. The result is a prioritized product backlog that is easy to follow and deliver. 

Release Management

Using velocity ranges, you’ll develop a system for making accurate estimations for fixed-date and fixed-scope projects. You’ll also understand how technical debt may affect your progress and how burndown charts can quickly show the team’s progress.

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Mike Cohn

About Mike Cohn

Learn scrum and agile processes directly from Mike Cohn, one of the industry's most well respected Certified Scrum Trainers (CST). Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. He is a co-founder and former board member of the Scrum Alliance, and a co-founder of the non-profit Agile Alliance, home of the Agile Manifesto.

Got a Question?

What is your refund policy?

United States:

You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 14 calendar days before the first day of class. If you cancel within 14 calendar days, a 30 percent cancellation fee will be charged, and you will receive the remaining 70 percent as a credit towards a class to be taken within 18 months from the date of the canceled class. If you cancel within two business days from the start of a class, or if you do not attend the class, you will not be eligible for a refund or credit. All cancellation requests must be made via email to [email protected]

International:

Please check individual refund policies with our international partners:

What time will the course be held?

United States:

All courses are held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Breakfast is provided each morning starting at 8:00 a.m.

International:

All courses are held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. each day.

What payment methods do you accept?

United States:

You can register on our site and pay with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. For a group of 10 or more, contact Laura Cohn if you wish to be invoiced.

International:

Payment options vary by location. Please see the the registration page for the specific course you are interested in.

Will a course be cancelled due to low enrollment?

No. Mike’s classes fill quickly. You can be sure that we will never cancel a class because of low enrollment.

Will Mike be teaching the course himself?

Yes! Mike will be bringing his expertise, passion, enthusiasm and humor to each class, ensuring a high-energy atmosphere.

Are meals provided?

United States:

Yes. Breakfast and lunch are provided along with snack breaks. Vegetarian options will be provided.

Copenhagen:

Yes. A light breakfast and full lunch are provided, along with snack breaks.

Are laptops required?

No. We will provide you with all training material needed for your course.

Can I attend both the CSM and CSPO class back to back?

Absolutely! In many ways, the two courses are complementary and there is very little overlap between the two courses.

Are your courses only for software developers?

Not necessarily. Each course has attendees from a variety of backgrounds, including from non-software fields. Mike’s passion is product development of all sorts, so many examples are software related, but no software development experience is required.

Do you offer course discounts?

Yes:

  • Save $100 per person when you register three or more people.
  • Save $200 per person when you register 10 or more people.
  • Save $200 when you register for both classes.
  • Save $100 for early bird registration.

Need more details before you book? Email [email protected], or call us on 1-888-61-AGILE (24453). We’ll respond within 24 hours and often much more quickly.