Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Live Online Class – Using Zoom & Mural

Duration: 2 Days

Upcoming CSPO Courses

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Why get Certified?

The Product Owner is not a BA.

It’s OK. Take a deep breath and say it with me: “The Product Owner is not the same as a Business Analyst.”

I get it. People have said for a few months that you are going to start doing this ‘Scrum thing’.  They said your list of requirements is now going to be called a Product Backlog. They said your individual requirements are going to be called User Stories now. They also said you have to sit with the developers now, and their Project Manager is now going to be called a Scrum Master  So if all we did was rename everything, why the certification?

Because none of that stuff is true. There are connections between those concepts, but fundamentally, it’s ALL different. How we visualize work; how you visualize the future of the product; how the team develops the product; prioritizing work; valuing future increments; mapping out the future of the product and how you release it to customers – ALL DIFFERENT.

So maybe a class is warranted? While we’re at it, let’s get you certified.

What’s Covered?

  • Dispelling Scrum Myths
  • Agile Manifesto (Values and Principles)
  • Empiricism
  • Scrum Values
  • Team Working Agreements
  • Product Vision Boards
  • Elevator Pitches
  • Stakeholder Meetings
  • MoSCoW Prioritization
  • Relative Prioritization
  • The concept of Value
  • Definitions of Ready and Done
  • The Product Backlog
  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Personas
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Release Planning
  • Building a product in Sprints (yes, you will build a product in this class)

Is there Prep Work?

Not really, but would be great if everyone would come to class having read the Scrum Guide.

Since this is a virtual class, and we do lots of collaborative exercises, we use the industry leading visual collaboration tool – Mural. To get familiarized with it before class, you will be invited to a Mural Room, and asked to watch this long and boring video. If you don’t want to watch the video, just go to the board called ‘Get to Know Mural’ in the Mural Room.

You will also need a device with a good microphone, working webcam, and Zoom installed. We’re going to want to see your beautiful face in class (even if you are dressed in your favorite pajamas).


There are no prerequisites for taking this class.

Is there another exam?

No. There’s no exam for the CSPO class. Just show up on time, stay until the end and participate in all discussions and exercises.

Let’s Collaborate!


210 Rivanna Ct, Naperville, IL 60565

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