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Certified Scrum Product Owner Training (CSPO)

This 2-day Certified Scrum Product Owner course accredited by Scrum Alliance is different to any other. It covers the details needed to fulfil or support the Product Owner role or understanding the role and its responsibilities. It also offers a user-centric design approach to create successful products, in a truly collaborative way.

This course focuses on:

Have you ever asked yourself the following?


  • ‘How is my role as a product owner different from a traditional product manager or project sponsor?’
  • ‘How can I accurately tell management when they will get their requests?’
  • ‘What are the daily tasks and responsibilities of the Product Owner?’
  • ‘How do I know if our product is meeting our customers’ needs?’
  • ‘What makes a good user story?’
  • ‘How can we build better software at a faster pace?’

Then this course is designed for you! Leaders and managers in value-driven roles, Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches will also benefit. If you want to build foundational knowledge, learn how to collaborate effectively, gain user empathy and continually use design thinking – we recommend this course.


Participants who complete the course will be a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).

Learning Objectives:

  • Build foundational knowledge
  • Create shared context
  • Collaborate effectively
  • Extend Scrum
  • Gain user empathy
  • Continually use Design Thinking
  • Practice deliberate discovery

Target Audience:

  • Product Owners
  • Leaders & Managers
  • Value Driven Roles
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches
  • Business Analysts
  • Anyone interested

Who should apply?

Anyone in a business role should apply. The CSPO course will enable you to drive teams in creating business value and organisational success based on the Agile principles and values.

Frequently asked questions

  • Should I consider SAFe certification? Open or Close

    The Scaled Agile Framework is a brilliant and detailed framework referred to when Agile is used in larger organisations. SAFe is a good framework to understand since it adds a few additional roles and ceremonies to KANBAN and SCRUM forming a framework that can scale for large teams and organisations. Should you be looking for answers to scaling an Agile implementation or Agile for larger cross-functional teams, SAFe is a good course to consider.

    The SCRUM framework also has many scaling options for instance by introducing SCRUM or SCRUM ceremonies or looking into due track SCRUM.

  • Does the SCRUM and Product Owner course cover Kanban principles?Open or Close

    The SCRUM course does not cover KANBAN. DVT does, however, combine SCRUM and KANBAN in a 3-day course that covers both. SCRUM and KANBAN can be combined in forming an Agile framework specific to your environment yet utilising the best elements of two brilliant frameworks. Agile Coaching is a vital part in customising an Agile framework to work for your unique environment and unique challenges.

  • Does the course cover Lean?Open or Close

    The core idea of Lean is to maximise customer value while minimising waste. All Agile Frameworks (including SCRUM and KANBAN) are based on the Lean principle with regards to value-driven focus and minimising any waste. In fact Lean is more focused on the mindset and thinking which overlaps brilliantly with regards to any Agile framework as both is based on the same principles and values.

  • Is this good business analyst training?Open or Close

    Business Analysts can certainly benefit from Agile training as well as training in the most popular frameworks, SCRUM and KANBAN. Business Analysts can specifically benefit from the mindset changes required to excel in Agile.

  • Is this good project management training?Open or Close

    Project Managers can certainly benefit from Agile training as well as training in the most popular frameworks, SCRUM and KANBAN. Project Managers can specifically benefit from the mindset changes required to excel in Agile.

    Requirements gathering is facilitated in a different manner, and the focus is shifted to the team who are customer value driven. We would recommend the following courses in sequence as a general path to gain Agile knowledge:

    • Agile Fundamentals course – A good introduction to Agile and to a few Agile frameworks
    • SCRUM training – Still the most commonly used framework in Agile
    • KANBAN training – A very popular Agile framework that can be applied to any area or work stream (including HR, Marketing and Finance)
    • Certified SCRUM Master training – geared towards the Scrum Master role, yet extremely valuable for any member of the Scrum Team.
    • Certified SCRUM Product Owner training – geared towards the business and management role within the organisation yet valuable for the Project and Program Management role within the organisation. We would also recommend the training to innovation driven teams.
  • Is this good software development manager training?Open or Close

    Agile is most commonly used within the software development space. Agile training is a must for any role within the software development industry as Agile is the start of continuous delivery which is giving organisations a competitive edge. Software Development Managers can certainly benefit from this training course. In fact the Certified Product Owner and SCRUM training would be our first recommendation for Development Managers.

  • Does the course address business analyst vs. product owner questions?Open or Close

    The following courses are geared towards the role of the Business Analyst and Product Owner and will address product and role-related questions:

    • Business Value Analysis Training (ICAgile Certified)
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner Training (Internationally certified through Scrum Alliance)
  • Does the course address the role/need for a business analyst in Agile?Open or Close

    The following courses will specifically address the role and need of a BA in Agile:

    • Business Value Analysis Training (ICAgile Certified)
    • SCRUM training
    • KANBAN
  • Does the training address Agile coaching?Open or Close

    Agile Coaching is very specialized and is a natural career path for good Scrum Masters and Facilitators. DVT does present Agile Coaching training on request. It is ICAgile Certified training. You are welcome to contact us to elaborate on this subject. DVT is considered thought leaders in the Agile Coaching domain.

  • Does the training address Agile organisational transformation?Open or Close

    The Agile training does not address organisational transformation as a learning objective, yet touches on some of the elements. We would recommend that you contact DVT for a free 1-hour session to discuss organisational transformation. DVT is considered as thought-leaders in the Agile Coaching and transformation area assisting some clients with this challenge.

  • Does the course address Agile tools?Open or Close

    The course does not address Agile tools, however the Agile Coach and trainer can give you certain recommendations.

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