Scrum Product Owner Training - CSPO®

Get your Scrum Alliance CSPO® Certification

Are you comfortable with the “business side” of projects? Do you need to extend your knowledge as a Product Owner? Or is this an entirely new topic for you? Join the 2-day Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) course to get a full understanding of the role of a scrum Product Owner and learn how to create the product vision, order a Product Backlog, all while managing stakeholders.

What Is A Scrum Product Owner?

Usually, the scrum product owner is the primary stakeholder of the workflows of a team. Part of the duty of the product owner is to see what he or she wants to create and to express the vision of the product. The scrum product owner will have many people to collaborate with to reach these goals, including the stakeholders, scrum master, and scrum developer.

The product owner is a single person, not a committee. The product owner may represent the wishes of a committee of stakeholders in relation to the product backlog, but those wishing to change the priority of backlog items must address the product owner.

What Is CSPO Training?

You can expect a highly interactive and fun 2-day training course where we will challenge your knowledge through exercises and simulations, and where the facts will combine with practical examples.

On completion of the full 2-days training, we will credit you with an internationally recognized certified scrum product owner® certificate (CSPO®) from the scrum alliance.

Topics you can expect

Agile & Scrum Theory

Product Owner Core Competencies

Describing Purpose and Strategy

Understanding Customer and Users

Validating Product Assumptions

Working with Product Backlog

What Makes A Good Product Owner In Agile?

Like any outstanding leader, the product owner needs to have a multitude of different personality traits and skills, including:
  • Defining the vision
  • Managing the product backlog
  • Prioritising needs
  • Overseeing development stages
  • Expecting client needs
  • Acting as a liaison between stakeholders and the scrum team
  • Evaluating product progress at each iteration
  • Communicate effectively with all parties involved
  • Display expertise in relation to the target market of the product

Cost Of Our Scrum Product Owner Certification: R12 500,00

Course Requirements

Attend in-person the full 16-hour course (2 days).

After successfully completing the course, you will be asked to accept the CSPO License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

Your certificate will be valid for 2 years from acceptance of the CSPO License

FAQs About Scrum Development

The scrum master may be the owner of the product, but the scrum guide explicitly mentions it as two separate roles. It is because the key duty of a scrum master is to support the team by being a servant leader and supporting scrum and the agile mindset. The product owner is responsible for the product’s end value. The product owner is the only person in charge of handling the Backlog. Grooming the product backlog includes:
  • Showing backlog items in simple terms.
  • Ordering products in the product backlog to reach the best goals and outcomes.
  • Optimizing the importance of the work carried out by the development team.
  • Ensuring that the product backlog is visible, transparent, and open to everyone, and that it indicates what the scrum team is going to do next.
  • Ensuring that the development team understands the tasks in the product backlog to the extent required.
When people refer to an IT product owner, they are referring mainly to a scrum product owner. Some companies who use other agile methodologies may prefer ‘IT Product Owner’.
A scrum product owner will usually understand scrum framework and have a general knowledge of the processes which lead to product development. The individual does not need to have detailed knowledge of everything. As a CSPO, you will come to understand architectures, languages, and build cycles.

According to, the median salary range per year of a scrum product owner is R2 242 988,78.

There are general tasks true of all scrum product owners. Such individuals will either do all or some of the following, daily:
  1. Sprint Planning
  2. Stakeholder Discussion
  3. Product Backlog Refinement
  4. Daily Scrum
  5. Mid-Sprint Review
  6. Customer Feedback Session
  7. External Review
  8. Product Backlog Refinement
  9. Daily Scrum
  10. Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective

About the trainer

Iain Mckenna - Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

Iain is an accredited Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) from the UK and has not only trained many people in Scrum but has extensive experience in actually applying the Scrum framework in a large variety of industries including media and telecoms, finance, education, health care, retail, leisure and gaming.

Iain also has significant experience of scaling Scrum in organisations with over 500 software development staff members as well as using Scrum in non-software environments including health care and education. In 2016, Iain won the award “Most Popular SCRUM Professional” at the Agile Awards in the UK. This award is determined by public voting.

Malene Jacobsen - Co-Trainer

Malene will be co-training the course with Mario. Malene is one of the few people that has never done a Waterfall project. She was first exposed to Agile and Scrum during an Advanced Computer Science course and since then it has become a natural way of thinking both in work and her private life. Malene fully lives up to the saying: ‘you don’t do Agile, you become Agile!’

Malene has significant experience in using Scrum in all rolls of a Scrum team and at a large variety of industries including manufacturing, education, finance, retail and not to mention her own private life – ask her how you plan a wedding with the Scrum framework!

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