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Certified Scrum Product Owner®


The Certified Scrum Product Owner® certification by Scrum Alliance is a course that teaches the business side of Scrum. This course is a must for anyone who

1. is a product owner and/or product manager that wants to learn their roles and responsibilities

2. is a product analyst or business analyst that wants to learn how to gather requirements and assist their product owner / manager

3. is a leader that wants to understand the product development lifecycle

4. is a scrum master that wants to train, mentor and coach product owners / managers in their organizations

Class Requirements

Requirements for the class are you should be on camera and cannot miss more than 15 minutes of the class. Of course, the class is designed with a break every hour and if you need to step away you can let the facilitator know and feel free to step away

Certification Process

During the class the trainer will share a survey that collects your first name and last name as you want it to appear on your certification and an email address you want linked with your account with Scrum Alliance. We  suggest a personal email address so that the certification can be with you even if you leave your current work or school.  If you have an email that is already registered with Scrum Alliance, then share that in the survey.

As soon as you meet the requirements of the class the trainer or the company you signed up with will upload your names to the Scrum Alliance. This certification does not have a test for the product owner certification at the moment

As soon as your names are uploaded, you will receive an email from Scrum Alliance welcoming you and asking you to create an account. As soon as you create an account and login to the Scrum Alliance website, you will see a dashboard where you need to accept the agreement with Scrum Alliance and then you will see your Certificate. Share it on Linked In and other social networks, download and print if you like.

What do you get with your certification?

As a Certified Product Owner, you are

  1. Recognized in the industry as knowledgable and has the tools and techniques to start your product owner journey
  2. Two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance Community
  3. 16 Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
  4. 14 PDUs that can be added to the Project Management Institute
  5. 30+ tools and techniques to start your product owner journey

How to manage your SEUs and PDUs?

  1. To manage your SEUs please read  Managing SEUs
  2. to manage your PDUs please read Adding PDUs

Renewing your certification

Your certificate is valid for two years. Before the two years end, you need to renew your certificate by

  1. Paying $100 to Scrum Alliance
  2. Earning 20 SEUs over and above the original SEUs you earn for the course. You can earn the additional SEUs by
        •  Reading books on Agile, Scrum and Product Ownership
        • Reading articles published by the Scrum Alliance experts
        • Attending User groups of Agile, Scrum and Product Ownership
        • Attending Scrum Gatherings and Conferences
        • Completing another Certification offered by Scrum Alliance
        • For other ideas and how to add SEUs please read Managing SEUs

Where do I go from here?

Certified Scrum Product Owner

The Certified Scrum Product Owner® is. your first step. In this class, you learn a breadth of techniques including customer journeys, product vision, user personas, product roadmaps, managing product backlog, and executing sprints

In the A-CSPO you learn to go into the depth of these techniques you learned in the CSPO and how you can create a business strategy and overall business plan. You also learn how to manage a large product with multiple teams

The CSP-PO goes in depth about how you can take this knowledge to now teach and coach other product owners

Scrum, Product Management, and DevOps: Simplifying the jargon

The internet and social media are full of Agile, Scrum, Product Management, and DevOps jargon, including incorrect and misunderstood concepts. This could be problematic for a learner seeking knowledge. Without a course with Scrum Alliance,, or DevOps Institute, this knowledge is difficult to achieve.

The Concepts & Beyond blog is a free suite of articles and videos packaged in tiny chunks. You will learn or refine your knowledge and skills to help your team and organization be effective. When you want to take your knowledge further, we invite you to join us for our  Certified ScrumMaster(CSM),  Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified DevOps Engineering Foundations (DOEF) and Training from the Back of The Room courses across the USA and Canada.

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