Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Certification

Enroll in our comprehensive and interactive Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Certification, which is delivered by Accredited Certified Scrum trainers from Scrum Alliance. Lead your project team efficiently like never before!
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CSPO Training Schedule

09/03/2021 - 12/03/2021
  • 6 pm to 10:30 pm (IST)

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13/03/2021 - 14/03/2021
  • 9 AM to 5 PM (IST)

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13/03/2021 - 14/03/2021
  • 1:30 pm to 9:30 pm (IST)

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25/03/2021 - 26/03/2021
  • 1:30pm to 9:30 pm (IST)

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What is Scrum?

Scrum is one of several Agile frameworks, very popular with businesses, especially the software industry. It is an iterative, highly collaborative framework designed to address complex challenges with the help of clearly defined roles and responsibilities, delivering products of most value to the customer.

It does not propose to do all the heavy lifting but iteratively achieving small goals, constantly reviewing the situation and updating the current status of the challenge at hand, thus requiring constant meetings and quick, short deliverables called sprints. The comprehensive guide written by co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland explains Scrum clearly and in detail. You can find detailed information about Scrum at The Scrum Guide.

Scrum proposes small teams with almost no hierarchy to achieve things quickly and in succession, improving every time while keeping the focus of sprint goals. The team comprises of a Product Owner, a Scrum Master and several developers.

The Product Owner is a role or a person and not a group, who is primarily accountable for the final product and its success. The Scrum Master is a Scrum methodology practitioner as defined in the Scrum Guide and one who drives the team through sprints also keeping track of the sprint backlog. Developers are the brain behind all the groundwork. They discuss and agree to sprints and achieve sprint goals on an almost daily basis.

Who is a Product Owner?

Scrum Guide describes a Product Owner as an individual responsible for delivering value to the customer, thereby delivering a product that maximizes value. A Product Owner is typically a key stakeholder in the product and shapes the team’s vision as far as the product and the value it delivers to the customer is concerned. It is usually a lead user in the system, someone from marketing, product management or solutions team with a good understanding of the customer, the market, the competitors and other challenges.

Role of a Product Owner in Scrum

The Product Owner is responsible for effective Product Backlog management which includes, Developing and communicating the product goal, Creating and communicating product backlog, Ordering product backlog items, Ensuring product backlog is understood by the team.

Ways to get certified as a Scrum Product Owner

If you are looking to get certified as a CSPO offered by ScrumAlliance, you could do so at Certified Scrum®-Product Owner (CSPO)

There are 3 levels of Product Owner certifications available from ScrumAlliance, CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner), A-CSPO (Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner) and CSP-PO

(Certified Scrum Professional-Product Owner)

CSPO-Certified Scrum Product Owner

CSPO focuses on the flowing learning objectives

  • ZCore competencies of Product Owner role
  • ZClarity on Purpose and Strategy
  • ZA good understanding of customers and users
  • ZProduct assumptions validation
  • ZOrdering Product Backlog

There are no pre-requisites for taking up a CSPO certification.

A few requirements still need to be fulfilled for obtaining the certification.

  • ZYou should attend a face-to-face or private online coaching from a Scrum certified trainer or a Certified Agile Coach.
  • ZTo get the certification on successful completion of the course, you should agree to and accept the License Agreement and update your Scrum Alliance profile.

Currently, there are no tests to certify your knowledge gained on the subject. The two days in person or Live online course conducted by a Certified Scrum Trainer will earn you a certificate.

You will need to renew your CSPO certification every two years.

Once you are certified, you are eligible for A-CSPOorCSP-PO

For training courses, you can enrol yourself at learnow.live for the CSPO course and get trained by Scrum Alliance approved Certified Scrum Trainers. What’s more, the courses are designed to impart knowledge using an experiential learning format.

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Advantages of a certification

Almost every organization in the software, IT services and IT-enabled services industry is adapting Agile and Scrum practices to maximize value for their customers. There is a growing demand for professionals with Agile and Scrum knowledge. A certification in this domain helps convey your level of expertise easily and lets you stand out from the crowd.

FAQs
Who is a Scrum Product Owner?
A Scrum product owner leads, guides, and manages the agile team. He/she is a representative of the business or the user community. The product owner works with the user group to analyze the features that need to be included in the product design. The role of a scrum product owner is critical in agile methodology project management.
What are the advantages of two years membership with Scrum alliance?
Through the two years membership with Scrum alliance, you can join the local user groups, social networks, get access to great discounts on gatherings along with availing additional member-only resources. In addition, Scrum Masters can also use a specially designed logo that highlights their credentials.
What are the roles and responsibilities of a Product Owner?
The roles and responsibilities of a product owner include:

Defining and prioritizing the product features
Adjusting the features and priority as required after each sprint
Rejecting or accepting work results
Updating customers about project status and receiving feedback

Is the Product Owner a valued certificate?
Yes, the Scrum Product Owner certification is recognized by all organisations across the globe. The value of CSPO certification has also gained momentum over the last few years as companies began to adopt Agile and Scrum methodologies. Organisations prefer CSPO certified professionals as they have the knowledge and skills to lead an agile team.
What do you mean by PDUs and SEUs?
PDUs and SEUs are Professional Development Units and Scrum Educational Units, issued by the Project Management Institute and Scrum Alliance, respectively. They can be earned by completing educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the principles and practices of Scrum. To maintain your certification from Scrum Alliance, you are required to earn a certain number of SEUs every two years.
Where are PDUs and SEUs applicable?
PDUs and SEUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and the Scrum Alliance respectively. They recognize your dedication to the Agile world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. Scrum Alliance members who hold a credential from Scrum Alliance need to earn SEUs to get re-certified every two years. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

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