Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Michael Stuedemann
Michael Stuedemann
Mike Stuedemann


15-16 February, 2018
Minneapolis, MN, United States of America
Watermark Learning
5001 American Boulevard West, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55437 United States of America
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$1295 (Discounts available for teams & for private offerings.)

This 2-day class is suitable for those practicing or looking to serve as a Product Owner, but is also highly valuable for anyone involved in Scrum (Formal Leaders, ScrumMasters, Team Members, Product Managers, etc.).

Prior to attending this course, attendees must watch/read the following:

Offered in Partnership with Watermark Learning

Development Units: 14 PDUs / 14 SEUs / 1.4 CEUs

Certified ScrumMaster - CSM - Certified Scrum Product Owner - CSPO

Course Details:

During this two-day course, participants will have the opportunity to explore the most difficult role in Scrum – the Product Owner. Through exercises, discussions, and case-studies, participants will learn the fundamentals of Scrum, as well as the responsibilities of the Product Owner. Topics addressed include techniques for developing a Product Vision, how to create, maintain and order a Product Backlog, how to identify user needs and an overview of sizing (estimating) in Scrum.

Upon completion of the course, all students will be eligible for the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification from the Scrum Alliance. Attendees will also receive a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, an organization that provides valuable materials and resources exclusively to CSPOs.

Complete two more Agile training course to earn your Agile Practitioner Certificate through Watermark Learning and Auburn University.


  • The instructor's enthusiasm, knowledge of the subject matter, and ability to convey and communicate the nuances of the role were outstanding. – Michael Hills
  • The practical application is essential to my learning style, the information flow was optimal for absorption and retention. I’ll be rethinking, in an accessible way, the way I’ve worked and will refocus my job search on PO rolls. – Kathryn Brenny
  • The instructor was very knowledgeable and humorous. I really liked the learning techniques for ordering. As someone new to Scrum, I'll have a framework to draw from. I'm looking forward to refining the backlog in a potential new role. – Kristine Mitchell

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Participants will learn the following topics through exercises, discussions, and case studies based on the instructor’s real-world experience in working with Scrum teams. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.



Fundamentals of the Product Owner

  • Overview of Scrum
  • Role and Responsibilities
  • Common Product Owner Anti-Patterns
  • Scrum-Based Work Environments
  • Product owner contexts

Stakeholder Management

  • Stakeholders, Customers and Users
  • Types of decisions
  • Product Owner facilitation
  • Managing Dependencies

Product Strategy

  • The Importance of the Product Vision
  • Visioning Techniques

Roadmaps and Release Planning

  • Product delivery strategies
  • Answering the core questions of product development

Customer Research and Product Discovery

  • Customer segmentation
  • Gaining customer perspective
  • Designing the User experience
  • Generating new ideas
  • Developing Personas

Testing Product Assumptions

  • Assumptions and Hypotheses
  • Why Test?
  • Testing methods

Working with the Product Backlog

  • What makes a backlog a "backlog"?
  • Refinement

Defining Value

  • Output, outcome and value

User Stories

  • Foundation, Attributes
  • What if they are too big?

Ordering the Product Backlog


Identifying Releases

  • Minimum Viable Product(MVP)
  • User Story Mapping

The Product Owner and the Sprint

  • Selecting a Sprint Duration
  • The Sprint Events

Monitoring Progress

  • Monitoring Progress toward a Goal

agilityIRL and Watermark Learning constantly improve their course offerings to ensure the best training possible and to keep you abreast of the latest industry trends. As a result, the outline is subject to change.