Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Certified Scrum Product Owner Training (CSPO)

Welcome to the most recognised Agile training in steering product development. This course leads to the most popular Agile product management certification with Scrum Alliance – the CSPO training

Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance is the most established and influential professional membership and certification organisation in the Agile community.

Certified Scrum Product Owner is the right choice if you aspire to be a leader in product discovery, product management and innovation using a collaborative Agile approach. This Product Owner certification course equips you with tools and knowledge to take your approach for effective product management from tactical to more strategic product leadership.

About The CSPO Certification Course

Our Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification training covers the same fundamental Scrum principles as the renowned Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course but is specifically tailored for product feature management and validation. It is the intensive two day workshop on one of the most critical roles defined by the world’s most popular Agile framework: Scrum.

We use highly immersive adult learning techniques such as visual modelling, simulations, role-plays and ‘Training from the Back of the Room’ activities to enable self-directed learning and enhanced retention.

This certification classroom training is organised and run using Scrum as a management framework. This allows for feedback and flexibility as well as experiencing Scrum in action throughout the course.

The Product Owner role is critical to maximising Return on Investment from agile product development / projects and is one of the most challenging yet rewarding of the agile roles. As the voice of the customer to the delivery team, a Product Owner needs to be able to work effectively not only with end users and other stakeholders but with the scrum team on a daily basis.

Learning Objectives

The Scrum Product Owner certification training provides guidance and practical tools for fulfilling the function of Product Ownership using the Scrum framework and a complimentary set of the most widely used Agile techniques including:

  • Collaborative Envisioning
  • User Stories
  • Story Mapping
  • The Lean Startup Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Techniques for soliciting customer/stakeholder input on priorities
  • Product Backlog management
  • Rolling Release management
  • Release Burndown with scope tracking
You will learn:
  • The importance of iteration, learning and risk management in product development
  • What Scrum is and how a Product Owner works in this environment
  • What a Product Owner does and what it takes to perform the role well
  • How to create a shared vision
  • How to create and maintain a healthy Product Backlog
  • How to manage a Release to a successful outcome using agile techniques

Course Content​


    • The Need for Product Ownership
    • Scrum Overview
    • Scrum from a Product Owner’s Perspective
    • The Construction Challenge
    • Incrementing and Iterating
    • Product Backlog Refinement
    • Backlog Ordering Techniques
    • The Product Owner Role
    • Living the Scrum Values
    • Product Vision
    • Impact Mapping
    • Minimum Viable Product
    • User Roles
    • User Stories
    • Story Mapping
    • Splitting Items
    • Buy a Feature Innovation Game
    • Release Burndown
    • Release Management Simulation
    • Next Steps

What is CSPO Certification?

This Certified Scrum Product Owner training course is all-inclusive of a globally recognised certification with the Scrum Alliance for participants who fulfil the expectations of the trainer during the course. Whilst some pre-reading is required, there is no exam to complete after the training course.

This course may qualify Project Management Professionals (PMPs) for 14 PDUs as approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

What Others Are Saying About This Course?

Really engaging, and educational for all levels of PO.

Blake Lahiff
Blake Lahiff
Product Owner at OneBlink

Very insightful, engaging and highly valuable – as a Product Designer and involved with Agile concepts/engagements each day this has solidified my knowledge and taken the rough edges off of my understanding of things.

Brian Lyall
Brian Lyall
User Experience Practice Lead at Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI)

Highly interactive and practical, a down to earth view of how POs fit into a Scrum team.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
Co-Founder/Technical Director at Spotto

If you’d like to learn about Scrum and Agile, and how the PO fits into it along with what’s good vs bad practice, tools and techniques to use, different frameworks, models etc., then this course is for you!

I personally learnt a lot from this course and I’m looking forward to applying it in my workplace.

Thanks heaps to Rowan and everyone else involved! I reckon this course has been adapted to an online version quite well, all things considered. Loved hearing from others in the session and knowing that a lot of us are in the same boat when it comes to this product world!

Kavi Kishore
Kavi Kishore
Business Analyst at Xero

Amazing. I found this incredibly valuable. It was great learning that what I thought I knew based on previous experience was not necessarily correct and am glad to have learnt that before I kick off my Product Owner role! Some great tips and tricks and learnings. The breakout groups were incredibly valuable for me, I had some really great people in mine who shared a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Briony Willing
Briony Willing
Content Designer

Who Should Attend The Course?

This course is particularly suitable for those who want to get CSPO certified to shape the product/solution from a business perspective. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Product Owners,
  • Product Managers,
  • Business Owners, and
  • Business Analysts.

This course is also highly relevant to those involved in coaching a Product Owner to be effective in their role. This includes:

  • ScrumMasters,
  • Iteration Managers, and
  • Project Managers.

We expect that participants whose experience is predominately with business operations may have limited familiarity with project management and product design issues. Conversely, participants coming from a project management or technical background may have may have less familiarity with how to ascertain value and make business decisions. For these reasons, this course covers both the Product Management (determining the right product) and the Project Management (successful execution) components of the Product Owner’s role.

Further Information

If you have any questions, please contact us on FAQ, call us on 1300 1 SCRUM, or send us a message.

Your Certified Scrum Trainer

Rowan Bunning

Trainer, Coach & Org Design Consultant

Rowan Bunning is a pioneer of Scrum in Australia with a passion for entrepreneurial product innovation. Shortly after beginning as a Scrum Master in 2003, He brought in the company’s visionary managing director as Product Owner. This, in combination with an exceptional team, unleashed an incredible era of innovation on an enterprise collection management product.


Invited to join a software start-up as Product Manager, Rowan worked as Product Owner from 2003 until 2007. He was subsequently hired by the United Kingdom’s leading Scrum consultancy where the Product Owner insisted that he coach the online business in Agile ways of working post launch in 2008.


Working in both project and long lived product development environments without temporary projects has provided Rowan with extensive lived experience of the benefits of #noprojects environments. He has also demonstrated how the Product Owner role can scale up to working with 7 teams using LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum).


Rowan has been delivering Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) courses since April 2009 in Australia, New Zealand and Asia making him one of the most experienced CSPO trainers in Oceania and Asia. Many participants on Rowan’s courses are referred by word-of-mouth by our enthusiastic alumni.

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