You are a Project- or Product-Manager, and want to use Scrum in your projects and earn the certificate "CSPO Certified Product Owner "? This course is aimed at those who are soon to be introducing Scrum or have gained work experience in a scrum environment. The focus is on the role of Product Owner: The course is primarily suitable for Project-Managers/ -Leaders, Product-Managers and executives.

At a glance

The course deepens the Scrum principles and practices and shows the requirements and changes that are necessary for the success of agile procedures and Scrum in companies.
What are the main contents of the course? You will learn the Agile Values and Principles, and get an overview of Scrum with its roles, ceremonies and artifacts. You will learn how to create and train a product vision, how to write and prioritize user stories. You will learn how to create and maintain a product backlog and what to consider when planning an agile release. Further topics are the principles of agile testing as well as agile controlling and reporting. And you get tips and tricks for your daily work as a Scrum Product Owner.
How can you prepare? We recommend reading Scrum Kompakt to get in the mood for the Scrum Product Owner course. The Agile Atlas is also helpful for certification - the (official) reference information on the Scrum terms and with some introductory articles.
Format: Interactive workshop with presentations, exercises and exchange of experiences.
2 days


Day 1 
9:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
Introduction and overview
  • Agile values and principles
  • Empirical process control
  • Scrum Introduction: Origin, Process, Roles
Rolls in Scrum
  • The Product Owner 
  • The development team
  • Introduction to the tasks of the Scrum Master
  • Team development and moderation
Agile product management
  • visioning
  • Releases and Planning
requirements management
  • Product Backlog
  • User Stories
  • Rough estimation and prioritisation
Day 2
9:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
release planning
  • velocity
  • project tracking
  • Adaptive Release Planning
Sprints - Working with the team
  • Sprint Planning and Backlog Grooming
  • Sprint Review and Retrospective
  • metrics
Agile development practices and quality
  • Architecture and Design
  • Continuous integration and testing
  • Introduction of Agility and Scrum in the company
  • Large, distributed projects
  • Working with self-organized teams
  • Overview of Agile Engineering Techniques


How does CSPO certification work? The prerequisite for certification as a Certified Scrum Product Owner is participation in a CSPO course. After the course we will register you as a new member of the Scrum Alliance. You will then receive a personalized link from there to generate your certificate as a PDF document. 
You can find more information about certification by the Scrum Alliance here.
improuv is "Registered Education Provider" of the Scrum Alliance.

target audience

The course is aimed at anyone who has a role as a product owner or wants to prepare for the role. The course is also suitable for project managers and line managers with professional responsibilities who want to introduce Scrum in their area of responsibility.

SEUs and PDUs

This course is assessed by the Scrum Alliance with 14 or 16 (for courses until 18:00) SEUs (Scrum Education Units) in the qualification for Certified Scrum Professional.
You can also credit 14 or 16 PDUs to the Project Management Institute PMI for this course.