CSPO Certified Scrum Product Owner

Taught by Catherine Louis
February 14-15, 2012 in Boston, MA, United States

This two-day Product Owner course offers you a strong foundation in the Scrum framework and Agile principles. You will be able to create a realistic release plan, stock the product backlog, write user stories and refine requirements. You will also know how you can increase productivity, level the workload, and be able to steer your project proactively.

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OpenView Venture Partners
303 Congress Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02210


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The course will run 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday. Please arrive at 8:30 each day for a continental breakfast.

This course is sponsored by Scrum Inc. and will be instructed by Catherine Louis, CST. While the Scrum Alliance provides a list of core concepts that must be covered in the class, each instructor creates his or her own material, allowing courses to differ based on the strengths, interests and experiences of the instructor.


Scrum is a simple but powerful Agile framework. Key to its success is the role of the Product Owner, who steers and guides the Scrum project, bridges the gap between end customers, business and development/IT and is responsible for the return on investment (ROI). The Product Owner combines the traditional project and product manager roles in one person.

This two-day Product Owner course provides everything you need to be an effective customer to a Scrum team. You will learn the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, differences between Agile processes and traditional “waterfall” methodologies, and how your particular role as a business customer will change when interacting with Agile teams. Participants will learn how to effectively manage and prioritize product backlogs, plan releases and sprints, track and report progress, and scale Scrum to program-level efforts.

After completing the course:
-You can apply for a Scrum Alliance CSPO
-You can apply for 16 PMP PDUs with the Project Management Institute, satisfying 16 of the required 21 training hours for the new PMI-ACP (PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner)

Course Material

Before the class participants should read The Scrum Guide (downloadable for free here) or The Power of Scrum by Jeff Sutherland as we require you know the basic definitions of Scrum. Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books.

For more resources see our videos at

Refund policy: 90% of the Scrum Certification course fee will be refunded for cancellations more that 7 days in advance of the course. No refunds will be provided for cancellations within a week of the course.