Certified Scrum Product Owner

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Start Date14th June 2018
Course CodeSS18-03
Full Fee
Duration2 Days
Network Member Subsidised Fee€990.00
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Programme Overview

Scrum is a simple but powerful agile management 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 roles of the traditional project manager and the product manager in one person.

This two-day interactive Certified Scrum Product Owner course equips participants with all they need to know about being an effective Product Owner. The course blends tutorial, class discussion, question and answer sessions, and demonstrations/simulations.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Completing this course will enable participants to:

  • assume the responsibilities of a Product Owner and apply Scrum to optimize customer satisfaction and value creation.
  • leverage Scrum to optimise value creation and customer satisfaction.
  • create a realistic release plan, stock the product backlog, write user stories and refine requirements.
  • increase productivity, level the workload, and steer a project proactively.
Who should attend
Product Owners working in a Scrum team environment
Course Content


  • Agile Values, Scrum Benefits and Origins
  • Scrum and Change
  • Companies Using Scrum

Scrum Process and Roles

  • Scrum Flow
  • Scrum Roles: Product Owner, Team, ScrumMaster
  • Product Owner Characteristics
  • A Day in the Life of the Product Owner
  • The Product Owner as the Voice of the Customer and Value Stream Manage

Requirements Management

  • Understanding the Customer
  • The Product Vision
  • The Product Backlog
  • Determining the Release Scope
  • Stocking the Product Backlog
  • Prioritizing the Product Backlog
  • Refining the Product Backlog
  • User Stories on the Product Backlog

Release Management

  • Sustainable Pace
  • The Project Levers
  • Defining and Communicating Project Success
  • Release Management Strategies
  • Estimating Product Backlog Items Using Story Points and Planning Poker
  • Choosing the Sprint Length and Determining Velocity
  • Creating the Release Plan
  • Tracking the Project Progress

Sprint Management

  • Sprint Workflow and Characteristics
  • Formulating Powerful Sprint Goals
  • Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Retrospective
  • Understanding the Sprint Progress

Portfolio Management

  • The Planning Onion
  • Why Portfolio Management Matters
  • Levelling the Demand
  • Portfolio Management Steps
  • The Portfolio Bubble Chart

Large and Distributed Scrum Projects

  • Brook’s Law
  • Organic Growth and Conway’s Law
  • Master Product Backlog and the Product Owner Team
  • Team Set-up
  • Multi-team Planning and Coordination
  • Shared Norms and Assets
  • Distributed Scrum Project Tips
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