Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Certification
CSPO Training Schedule
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Who is a Scrum Product Owner?
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What are the roles and responsibilities of a Product Owner?
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