Certified Scrum Product Owner® Certification

This 2 days classroom workshop delivered by Expert & Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). This workshop will prepare participants for mastering the PRODUCT OWNER role in Scrum, while providing tested and practical techniques for data-based iterative product management within Scrum by video’s, activities, exercises .

CSPO Course Contents / Agenda:

  1. Introduction to Agile
  2. Difference between Waterfall and Agile
  3. Agile Manifesto – 4 values and 12 principles
  4. Agile Mindset
  5. SCRUM Overview

§  Introduction to Scrum

§  Empiricism and Scrum

§  When is Scrum Suitable?

§  Inspect and Adapt

§  Scrum Lifecycle

  1. Levels of Planning in Agile
    • Vision
    • Vision writing Techniques
    • Roadmap
    • Release Planning
    • Release Planning Techniques
    • Sprint Planning
    • Daily Planning
  1. The Sprint

§  Timebox

§  Protected Sprint

§  Sprint Goal

§  Iterative and Incremental

§  Potentially Shippable Product

  1. Scrum Roles and Details of Product Owner Role

§  Product Owner

§  Scrum Master

§  Development Team

§  Characteristics of Product Owner

§  Details of the PO role


  1. Role of Product Owner on Scrum Artifacts
    • Product Backlog
    • Sprint Backlog
    • Increment
  1. User Story and Details
    • Three components of User Story
    • User Story INVEST
    • How to Write a User Story
    • How to write Acceptance Criteria
    • How to Split User stories
    • Themes, Epics, Features
    • User Story Splitting Patterns
    • User Story Mapping Techniques
  1. Estimations
    • Relative vs Absolute Estimation
    • Story Point
    • Why Story Point?
    • Planning Poker Estimation
    • T-Shirt size Estimation
    • Role of Product Owner in Estimations
  1. Definition of Done
    • Difference between Definition of Done and Acceptance criteria
    • Weak Definition of Done vs Strong Definition of Done
    • Role of Product Owner while defining Definition of Done
  1. Scrum Meetings
    • Role of Product Owner in Sprint Planning Meeting
    • Does Product Owner have a role to play in Daily Scrum Meeting
    • Role of Product Owner in Sprint Review Meeting
    • Role of Product Owner in Sprint Retrospective Meeting

Amit Kulkarni on Sprint Planning - MUMBAI Scrum Training

Amit Kulkarni conducting Planning Poker Estimation Exercise - Scrum Training workshop MUMBAI and PUNE

Amit Kulkarni’s video on Backlog Grooming - PUNE scrum Training session

Amit Kulkarni, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, during an Agile workshop MUMBAI and PUNE

Amit in EPMC Agile ‎‎(PMI-ACP)‎‎ Training






About Certified Scrum Product Owner Certification:

  • You have to attend the TWO days CSPO training
  • There is no examination for CSPO

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Certified Scrum Master Certification:


Question : I have not done CSM. Can I do CSPO?
Answer : YES. You do not need to be a CSM to be a CSPO. You can always attend the CSPO training. This training is more focussed on the Product Owner role. The CSM training is more focussed on basics of Scrum and Scrum Master role in particular.
Question : Am I Eligible for CSPO?
Answer : There is no eligibility for CSPO certification. Even if you are a fresher, you can attend CSPO training. The necessary things to be done for getting certified on Scrum is attending the 2 day training

Question : Is CSPO applicable for non-IT industry?
Answer : Scrum is the most famous Agile framework. Scrum has already been used in Automobiles, Research, Education, Pharma, Manufacturing, Banking etc. It is a way of doing things. The Product Owner role is a business focussed individual who takes accountability of the requirements. Therefore, CSPO is very much applicable for non-IT industries.

Question : Who can attend Certified Scrum Product Owner Training?
Answer :Everyone who is interested in working with a Scrum team and wants to know about Scrum. CSPO Training and Certification is ideal for:
  • Project Managers

  • Managers

  • Product Managers

  • Developers

  • Programmers

  • Software Developers

  • Software Testers

  • Team Leads

  • Executives

  • Business Analyst


Question : I know Scrum and Product Owner role. So if I dont want to attend the training is it ok?
Answer : NO. You have to attend the training. More than the necessity, please understand why the training is compulsory. You need to understand the depths of Scrum, Agile and the Product Owner Role. You may have done Agile in your company, however, learning on the job always involves modifying as per your wish and will and essentially you end up doing the same old things - just renamed as Scrum. It is better that you understand Scrum in a classroom setting so that you get depth on the subject.

Question : What is your differentiation as EPMC on CSM course?
Answer 
  • We as EPMC dont just give training. We give post training support to all our students. After the training you need help in terms understanding the subject better, clarify doubts, get depth in the subject. Mr. Amit Kulkarni is a well known trainer on Agile and he will personally help with responding to your queries post the training.
  • EPMC gives you a online course with the CSPO training. This Online course has in-depth topics on Generally Accepted Agile Practices e.g. estimation, prioritization, user story related etc. This course will help you build depth on the subject.
  • We help with connecting with other students of EPMC etc. EPMC has been operating for last 5 years and EPMC has trained not just on CSM/CSPO but also on other Agile and Project Management related subjects such as PMI-ACP, DevOps, PRINCE2, PMP etc. EPMC regularly holds meetup on "World of Agile" meetup group.

Scrum Lifecycle Story Telling


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