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Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Pentti Virtanen
Pentti Virtanen
Tieturi/Management Institute of Finland, MIF


27-28 June, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
Karlavägen 108
Stockholm, 115 26 Sweden
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20 950 SEK

Agile software development increases the productivity and quality of the software development and decreases its risks by improving personal collaboration between the people. Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for developing any product or managing any work. It allows teams to deliver a potentially shippable set of functionality every iteration, providing the agility needed to respond to rapidly changing requirements.

The Scrum framework constantly challenges its users to focus on improvement, and its Sprints provide the stability to address the ever-changing needs that occur in any project. This has led to Scrum becoming the most popular method in the world of agile software development.

Scrum Product Owners are in charge of building a system, creating a new product release, or any other complex business project. After the course the participants are familiar with the thinking and the framework of Scrum so that they can start their work as Scrum Product Owners. After successful completion of the course and the exam each participant will be designated a Certified Scrum Product Owner. The certification includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance.

Day 1

Agile software development

  • Expectrations for the product owner
  • Agile manifesto, principles and practices
  • Waterfall and agile software development
  • Success stories
  • Pitfalls
  • Core Scrum, Scrum practices, Agile practices, Lean, Systems thinking
  • Famous agile approaches

Scrum overview

  • Scrum values
  • Zen of scrum
  • Empirical process control
  • Scrum flow
  • Activities and artefacts
  • Definition of done

Roles and responsibilities

  • Product Owner
  • ScrumMaster
  • Development team
  • Customers, stakeholders

Product vision

  • Why do we need the product vision?
  • Qualities of the vision
  • Roadmaps and planning
  • Techniques to create the visio

Product backlog

  • Product backlog refinement
  • User stories
  • Augmenting user stories


  • Multiple levels
  • Accuracy, precision, size, duration
  • Business value, effort


  • Right size for prioritization
  • Prioritization techniques
  • Risks and dependencies
  • Roles
  • Formal techniques

Day 2

Release management

  • Goal
  • Adaptive, iterative, collaborative
  • Technical debt
  • Release early and often
  • Optimizing ROI
  • Release plan


  • Product backlog refinement
  • User stories
  • Augmenting user stories
  • Acceptance criteria and acceptance test driven development
  • Agile testing

Sprint planning meeting

  • Sprint planning in Product owner's point of view
  • Deciding Sprint goal

Working in a Sprint

  • Product Owner’s role in collaborations
  • Product Owner in Scrum meetings
  • Working together

Monitoring progress

  • Result orientation
  • Burndown charts
  • Sprint termination

Reviews and retrospectives

  • Continuous improvement
  • Reviews
  • Retrospectives

Scrum in large projects

  • Enterprise level Scrum
  • Product owners’ team
  • Scrum in geographically distributed teams

Extra: If time allows, Q & A

Scrum and organizations

  • Agile & lean organizations and agile governance
  • Contracts, subcontracting
  • Using traditional and agile approaches together