Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Online 22-25 March 2021

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Led by a former Product Owner

Rowan Bunning CST

Rowan Bunning has played the role of Product Owner whilst Product Manager in a tech. start-up beginning in 2004. As a Scrum Master he has coached executive-level business owners to be highly effective Product Owners. These experiences enable him to speak from first-hand experience and illustrate through story telling what is possible when a Product Owner is fully empowered and skilled.

Having led over 400 Scrum certification courses since 2008, Rowan is one of the most experienced Scrum Trainers in the region.

Rowan has worked in pure-play product development without projects – an environment in which Agile and Product Ownership are particularly effective. His training examines how top tech. companies do product innovation. If you work in a corporate project environment, many of the same techniques can be applied and can be game-changing.

Real-world stories and hard-won advice from Rowan’s hands-on Product Owner experience make this training compelling. Small group exercises through the course using a broad selection of the most powerful tools for Product Owners make it highly practical with numerous tools and reference material to immediately apply in your work.


Live virtual training

There’s no need to worry about missing out compared with in-person training. This course is not a series of pre-recorded videos that you passively watch. This CSPO is a live interactive virtual experience with the trainer coming to you live from Sydney, Australia. It covers all the same learning objectives as our in-person CSPOs – just using a different interaction medium. As a bonus, you will come away with a lot of practical techniques for remote working!

You can expect a highly interactive virtual learning experience with continuous live video amongst all participants. The course is designed to exploit the potential of state-of-the-art online collaboration tools as well as leveraging research-based adult eLearning approaches to maximise learner interaction and retention. All this from the comfort of your own home / office / home office!

vCSPO group in Zoom

This course is scheduled in 4-hour sessions across 4 consecutive business days.

The session timings in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) are:

  • Session 1: Monday 22nd March 9am – 1pm (AEDT)
  • Session 2: Tuesday 23rd March 9am – 1pm (AEDT)
  • Session 3: Wednesday 24th March 9am – 1pm (AEDT)
  • Session 4: Thursday 25th March 9am – 1pm (AEDT)

The session timings in New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) are:

  • Session 1: Monday 22nd March 11am – 3pm (NZDT)
  • Session 2: Tuesday 23rd March 11am – 3pm (NZDT)
  • Session 3: Wednesday 24th March 11am – 3pm (NZDT)
  • Session 4: Thursday 25th March 11am – 3pm (NZDT)


How to earn certification

Certified Scrum Product Owner seal

This Certified Scrum Product Owner training course is all-inclusive of a globally recognised certification with the Scrum Alliance for participants who fulfil the participation requirements defined by Scrum Alliance and are validated by the trainer as having met the learning objectives during the course. Whilst some prior coursework including reading and video material is required, there is no post-course exam.

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


Addressing the big Product Owner challenges to boost your career

The Product Owners that we work with are encountering many challenges that limit their effectiveness. These include poor understanding of the role, lack of empowerment, lack of product management techniques for working with product vision and strategy as well as too much time consumed by ineffective stakeholder meetings and detailed story clarification. All this whilst trying to make difficult Product steering decisions in an environment of uncertainty!

Scrum WithStyle’s Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) course addresses all of the above challenges head-on and from personal experience. We debunk Product Owner role myths, explore practical ways to increase empowerment, apply multiple techniques for working at the strategic and vision levels as well as ways to make user, customer and other stakeholder interactions more productive whilst delegating much of the heavy lifting on detail appropriately.

Product Owners and the professionals that coach, support and manage them will leave this course with deep insights, many practical tools and a spark of inspiration toward taking their career from requirement specifier to product leader and entrepreneur.


Session themes

Just as themes on a Product Backlog tie together items in a meaningful way, themes tie together our course content as follows.

  • Scrum for Product Owners: sharpen your understanding of Scrum – especially the principles, events and artefacts of most importance to a Product Owner.
  • The Product Owner Role: clarify the full breadth and depth of the Product Owner role well beyond The Scrum Guide before discovering a customer and creating a shared Product Vision.
  • Product Strategy: do business impact mapping, hypothesis testing, segmentation and Agile roadmapping to shift the paradigm to outcomes and impacts over outputs.
  • Prioritisation: practice telling user stories, framing meaningful Sprint Goals, ordering using multiple value dimensions, fore-casting and making trade-off decisions.


What participants are saying

All of these reviews are of our virtual online CSPO experience.

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


Scrum WithStyle offers generous discounts for early registration as well as group bookings.

Ticket type Price inc. GST
Regular $1,600
Early bird >2 weeks prior $1,350
Group of 3+ from the same organisation $1,350
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Further information

If you have any questions, please see the Scrum WithStyle website including our Frequently Asked Questions, call us on  1300 1 SCRUM  ( 1300 172 786 ) or Send us a message online.

Course Content

Total learning: 17 lessons Time: 4 days
  • Scrum for Product Owners  0/3

    • Lecture1.1
    • Lecture1.2
    • Lecture1.3
  • The Product Owner Role  0/3

    • Lecture2.1
    • Lecture2.2
    • Lecture2.3
  • Product Discovery  0/5

    • Lecture3.1
    • Lecture3.2
    • Lecture3.3
    • Lecture3.4
    • Lecture3.5
  • Prioritisation  0/6

    • Lecture4.1
    • Lecture4.2
    • Lecture4.3
    • Lecture4.4
    • Lecture4.5
    • Lecture4.6


Rowan Bunning is an Australian pioneer of Scrum having become Australia's first recognised ScrumMaster in 2003, Australia’s first Certified Scrum Practitioner® (CSP) in 2006 and Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) in early 2008. As a CST, he has delivered over 400 Certified Scrum courses in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia making him one of the most experienced Agile trainers in the region. As a coach, Rowan has guided organisations ranging from banks to video games companies through accelerated Agile adoptions including Scrum, Kanban Method and Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) as well as consulting to management on outcomes-oriented Agile capability assessment and change leadership.


Group & Early Bird Discount Available


    •   16 contact hours of training
    •   CSPO Certification
    •   2 yrs active accreditation
    •   All course material
    •   Personal Workbook
    •   PO Responsibilities List
    •   Example Checklist for PO's
    •   Impact Mapping guide
    •   PB ROI prioritisation template
    •   Story Splitting resources
    •   Ongoing Support
  • PDU letter (optional)


Live Virtual via VideoVirtual Training

Streamed live from Sydney, Australia