Certified Scrum Product Owner
Learn the craft of professional product ownership in a Scrum team: A deep understanding of the role and the associated responsibilities and tasks.
that your customers love
Learn effective product ownership: understanding the needs of users and customers, setting the right priorities and aligning them with realistic goals so that your team can work efficiently on implementation.
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Using practical examples and a case study, you will experience the work of a Product Owner live. Create a product vision and develop a product goal. Learn new techniques to understand users and needs in depth and develop user stories so that you can work effectively with your team to ultimately make what your customers love a reality: your product.
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The better way of learning: with and from each other. Together we develop new skills in small groups using exercises. In this way, we deepen the knowledge acquired in the preparation phase to the point of proficiency.
Before, during and after training, you have a community of like-minded people at your side who are going down the same path. Our experienced coaches support this journey at many points along the way.
On completion of the training, you will also receive the coveted Scrum Alliance “Certified Scrum Product Owner®” (CSPO) certificate and a two-year membership of the Scrum Alliance.
What you will learn
We won't leave you alone!
3 months Pro membership included
In the community, you can deepen your learning journey after the training and get answers, many more online courses to deepen your knowledge and exchange ideas with like-minded people. In addition, we hold regular events where we address current topics as well as the issues and special topics of our members.
Incl. 1h professional agile coaching
Take advantage of this offer to deepen and grow your learning even after the training.
The contents in detail
Agile and Scrum Foundations
So that we can concentrate on the essential tasks of the Product Owner during the 4 half-days, you can learn everything about Scrum and Agile in our online training courses. Immerse yourself as deeply as you like, depending on your previous knowledge.
The core competencies of a Product Owner
The difference between “Being” and “Doing Agile” from the perspective of the Product Owner and Scrum. What tasks and responsibilities does the Scrum framework provide for the P.O. and how do Product Owners work effectively with the team to deliver value early?
Working with stakeholders
Many stakeholders, many requests and everyone wants everything immediately. Pressure from above or outside? Bugs vs. features? In this module, you will learn techniques and methods for dealing transparently and respectfully with your stakeholders while still adhering to agile principles.
Product target and -Vision
The development of outstanding products is driven by a clear vision. While a product vision is broad, a product goal should be specific, measurable and timely to give your team a clear focus. In this module, you will learn techniques for creating these.
Understanding users and requirements
You will get to know various tools from different product discovery approaches in order to better understand what your product needs to achieve. Our focus is on the methods of User Centric Design.
Learn when and where user stories are appropriate and how to work with them correctly; splitting stories, acceptance criteria, non-functional aspects and the right granularity, etc. When is a backlog item “ready for sprint”?
Product backlog maintenance
Effective product owners always have a well-prepared and sufficiently detailed product backlog. Learn how to increasingly master the difficult process of “refinement” for efficient collaboration with the team and at the same time create a basis for useful predictions.
Setting business value and priorities
Learn which criteria to use as a product owner to set the right priorities and get a handle on the multitude of requirements. How do you manage to focus on a clearly formulated goal at the same time? Be clear about your hypotheses.
Planning, Tracking & Forecasting
Reconciling planning and flexibility in the sense of agility is not rocket science. In this module you will learn how to use the feedback mechanisms of Scrum as well as how to make forecasts and communicate transparently with your stakeholders.
Why you should do your CSPO training with us
Experienced and practical
Our two trainers for this course, Andreas Wintersteiger and Brigitte Pfeifer-Schmöller, have been working in the role of Product Owner for many years and continue to do so. Instead of theoretical knowledge, we give you practical experience!
If you cannot find an answer in our FAQs, we will be happy to help you. Simply book an appointment with us!
You will receive the CSPO training in the scope of 4x 4 hours live online incl.
- Preparatory online training (Scrum Foundations, Agile Foundations)
- The accompanying CSPO online training for the preparation of individual modules as well as a reference for “review” and thus access to our electronic training materials (handouts, slides, reading material)
- Three months Pro membership in the Mixed Agile Arts® Community with all comprehensive online learning content and benefits.
- One session of professional coaching
- Two-year membership of the Scrum Alliance incl. Certification fees
- The current edition of the book “Scrum Quick Start” by Andreas Wintersteiger
- One poster each “Scrum Framework and “Agile Manifesto” (A0)
- Printed documents, writing materials and other goodies arrive by post
This training is primarily aimed at product owners in Scrum teams as well as people who want to take a closer look at agile software development from the perspective of requirements and the planning of agile projects. This training highlights the role, tasks and responsibilities of the product owner, collaboration with stakeholders and the team, and delves into current practices of agile requirements management and agile planning.
No. You can book our training without any prior knowledge.
Our CSPO training itself builds on sound basic Scrum knowledge and deepens the aspects of Scrum from the perspective of the Product Owner and therefore requires knowledge of the learning content of the Scrum Foundations training.
You can acquire this knowledge in the course of preparing for the training with our Scrum Foundations online training in self-study on our community learning platform. You should allow at least 4-6 hours for this.
It is expected that you either have sufficient knowledge or have completed the Scrum Foundations in advance.
Some of the CSPO learning objectives are taught in the course of preparation through online content, so that during the four half days of the live online training, the essential learning content can be developed and discussed in a focused manner and there is time for questions. You should allow about 2 hours to prepare for the training, but you can divide this up as you wish.
After your confirmed registration (online registration) for the training, you will receive an email from our workflow with access to the Community Platform and detailed instructions on what to prepare.
We will also activate the “Certified Scrum Product Owner” course for you, where you will find the preparation and content for each module.
No. Even though this has often been planned in the past, there is currently no audit for the CSPO. However, you must be fully present and actively involved in the training in order to receive the certificate.
Yes, there are different funding options depending on the country, federal state and your personal circumstances. Please understand that we cannot provide comprehensive information about the funding landscape in the various countries.
If you already know shortly before the training that you cannot participate, please contact our office. We will look for a solution where you can either postpone your participation or send a substitute participant.
If you are unable to attend a follow-up appointment, you have the opportunity to make up for this in one of the next training sessions. In this case, please also contact our office.
We use the“Zoom” tool for video conferencing in our CSPO training. Other tools are “Welo” and “Miro”. Please understand that we cannot accommodate individual tool requests for public training courses with up to 16 participants. It may be that your company has restrictive guidelines regarding authorized tools or websites, incl. Protocols exist. Please check in advance whether the above-mentioned tools are approved in your professional infrastructure and function adequately. If necessary, please check alternative options for participation (e.g. without VPN, private PC or via mobile phone/tablet). You can check here whether Zoom works for you.
As soon as you have registered as a training participant, you will receive all the information you need to participate and familiarize yourself with the tools in good time before the training.
In this form, small learning groups of approx. 4-6 people (“cohort”) embark on a learning journey together lasting from a week to a few months (“collaborative learning”).
The content prepared and structured by us is worked through in the group, with each person having prepared themselves beforehand.
In the so-called “Facilitated Peer Group Session” (approx. 90 min.), the respective module content is summarized and discussed with the trainers and the learning objectives are reviewed together. Depending on the training, we have either one or two such sessions per module.
Live online means that the training is “live”, but using teleconferencing and teleworking tools. We make sure that the interaction between you and our trainers, as well as with the other participants, is as close as possible to face-to-face training (i.e. “live” or on-site). This means you can take part from anywhere with a modern Internet connection.
Differentiation from (purely) “online”:
Fully online training courses, such as our Scrum Foundations training, can be completed at your own pace and at your own pace on our learning platform. There are no dates.
Yes, because you are important to us! To guarantee your learning success, there are no mass events with us!
We limit our training courses to 16 participants. This guarantees us and you that we can maintain our quality standards. We take the time to answer questions and create sufficient space for discussion and reflection.