CSPO Certified Scrum Product Owner

Taught by James O. Coplien
December 3-4, 2009 in San Francisco, CA, United States

Running projects with Scrum needs a skilled Product Owner. As a Product Owner you are responsible for all business decisions needed to be taken. As of that you have to be sure you listen to other stakeholders and take different opinions into account, letting other decide from time to time. But in the the end you ar it, the single wringable neck. In this class we teach you how to implement Scrum, how to be a Product Owner and how to deal with your customer and organization.

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Running agile projects is as radically different from traditional project management as agile processes are different from traditional methodologies. Rather than plan, instruct and direct, the agile dynamically calls all business decisions. This person is called a ProductOwner in the Scrum agile process to denote the difference and remind the person filling this role of the new responsibilities. Accepted participants learn how to be a ProductOwner and how to make a project, dynamic and ready for any emerging appearing. Exercises, case studies, and examples used to bring home the realization of how to be a ProductOwner.


Each individual is trained to be able to assume the following responsibilities:

Training – Methology

The training is done with a lot of exercises. Be prepared to do hard work. The training will give you the feeling of Scrum itself.

The first day is dedicated to the Why and the Philosophy the Meaning of Scrum. The second day hands you over the tools and the How of Scrum.

Using anecdotes and experience, teaching the Scrum methodology, and how to use it to be an effective Product Owner


Upon Graduation As a result of their successful completion of the program, each participant will get an invitation to join Scrumalliance as a certified Scrum Master.


Fundamentals of agile and Scrum, running Scrum projects, planning and scaling Scrum projects, offshore development using Scrum, bidding on fixed price/date contracts, and ensuing the adequacy of engineering practices. The agenda for the class is:

Why Agile
Agile Manifesto
Agile Overview
Scrum Overview
Roles in Scrum
Agile Contracts
Day in the Life of a Product Owner
The Scrum Master
Scrum Teams and there environment
Sprint Termination
Release Management


Classes starts at 09:00 and end at 17:00


We expect you to have some prior knowledge about Scrum. In the library section of this website, you should see “Short film about Basic Scrum” and read “Scrum Primer”.
It would also be beneficial for you if you read one of Ken Schwaber’s books prior to the class.

How To Register

Individuals wishig to attend the certification Scrum certification course should register by this site (click on “Apply for this class now” at the top of this page).

Course Material

Participants will receive printed and bounded material on the first day of class. The material is in English and will change from Training class to training class. The material will be enhanced by more slides, videos and other pictures in case the trainers will find this useful during class.