Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO)

What's a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Course?

Chanakya, the Indian Scholar said “Before you start some work, ask 3 questions.

  • Why am I doing it?
  • What the results might be?
  • Will I be successful?

Think deeply and go ahead only if you find satisfactory answers”. Being a Product Owner is exactly answering Chanakya's questions while building a Product or Service.

What’s a Product? A Product is something that you build to help your customers solve a Problem or achieve certain goal.

What’s Value? Value is when an end user who buys your product or service is able to achieve the goal that they intended to achieve using your Product or Service.

Who is Product Owner? A Product owner is someone who understands the customers who buy the product, end users who use the product and sponsors who invests in the product and prioritizes the work done by the development team to maximize the value of money and time spent by them (Customers, end users and sponsors).

This 2-day course enables participants to understand the role of a Product Owner and few tips and techniques to maximize the value of work done as part of product development.

4 Reasons why should you choose leanpitch's CSPO Workshop?

1. This is not just another basic Scrum Workshop. This is a Product Management course using Scrum.

Our goal for the workshop is to help you get started as a Product Owner. You will pick up a product idea and work on it for two days as a Product Owner right from Product Envisioning till delivery. The workshop itself will be run using Scrum in 4 Sprints with ZERO power point slides. We will learn together about how to do Product Management using Scrum from each other. Expect to have lots of fun while you learn as the workshop is loaded with activities.

2. Learn from a practicing Product Owner not a Trainer.

Satisha Venkataramaiah is a practicing Product Owner. He works as a Product Owner for 5 days week at leanGears, a Product Company he started in 2016. He understands how to build companies from ground up as he has started up and sustained two companies. He has 18+ years of experience in building Products in a Service company, couple of Product companies and a captive house as well. So he understand how to discover and build Products end to end.

3. You just don't buy CSPO, you buy a life long learning.

We believe in Continuous Learning. It's difficult to learn to solve every problem in two days. As you start playing Product Owner role at you work place, you will certainly face challenges and you need help to solve those. So we have 7+ hours of FREE webinars every month planned for you.

4. Lot of hardcopy material for future reference.

  • Product Owner's PlayBook with tips and techniques for Product Owner's which will be used during the workshop.
  • Text book for future reference: Agile Product Management by Roman Pichler.
  • A pack of PlayScrum Flash Cards.

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Course Benefits

After You Complete The Course, You’ll Know
  • How to incrementally elicit requirements
  • Prioritization techniques to deliver incremental Products
  • How to test assumptions sooner to mitigate business risks

Though each CSPO course varies depending on the instructor, all Certified Scrum Product Owner® courses focus on Scrum from a product owner's perspective. Graduates will receive the CSPO designation. All CSPO courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance.

On Successful Completion Of The Course, You’Ll Receive
  • Certified Product Owner Certificate
  • Scrum Alliance membership for 2 years
  • 16 PDUs towards any PMI credential
  • Agile Product Management book by Roman Pichler
  • Scrum Framework Poster
  • Workbook
  • Hard copy of material used in the class.
  • Digital reading material for post-class reference


Sprint 1: Who is a Product Owner?

Value Hypothesis
  • What is a Product?
  • What is a Complex domain of Product?
  • What is Cost of Delay and how to reduce it?
  • What is Cost of Production and how to reduce it?
Who is a Product Owner?
  • What are the skills required for a Product Owner?
  • How does PO role map to other roles?
  • What are the responsibilties of PO?
  • How does PO role evolve over a period of time and what are the different patterns to have a PO role?

Sprint 3: How Much Do We Build?

Story Mapping
  • Learn and translate user voice from User Research into Product Features
  • Learn why Splitting features into smaller deliverables are a necessity.
  • Learn various splitting techniques
  • Learn to prioritize the features based on user needs
        - Kano Model
        - Importance vs satisfaction
        - MUSCOW Technique
  • Create an hypothesis to conduct Value Hypothesis
  • Identify MVP and decide what kind of MVP to go with

Sprint 2: Why And What Are We Building?

Product Envisioning
  • Why do we need Vision? - Learn the consequences of developing a Product without vision
  • How to develop Product Vision?
        - Developing a Product Video?
        - Elevator Pitch to Shark Tank
        - News Paper Advertisement
        - Designing Product Brochure etc.
  • Review examples of good Product Vision.
Product Chartering
  • How to identify all the users of the Product?
  • Identify the user activities that Product will support.
  • Identify the product features that help the end users to perform the activities willingly.
  • Develop impact stories for the Product.
  • Learn to develop Product Canvas.
User Research
  • Learn why User Research is important and how it pays off
  • Learn different ways of conducting User Research and apply on class project
        - Observe users at their native place
        - Conduct interviews and surveys
        - Lean Startup approach
  • Learn and develop User Experience Map for the class Project
  • Learn and Develop User Personas for the class Project.
  • Learn to develop User Stories out of User Experience Map

Sprint 4: Managing Product Backlog

Story Pampering
  • Learn and identify functional dependencies
  • Learn different techniques for identifying Business Value for Product Features and practice them on class Project
        - User Voting
        - Factor of Acquisition and Retention
        - Business Value Estimation Game
  • Learn to prioritize Product Features based on Business Value
        - Value vs Cost
        - Cost of Delay
  • Learn to identify different types of Stakeholders and how to engage them
  • Learn various refinement techniques to help development team understand what needs to be built.