Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®) Scrum-logo

Two-day certification class held at Penn State Great Valley


Building a product with a new process can be a daunting prospect. Being asked to serve as the team’s product owner can be intimidating. That’s where the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training program comes in. The CSPO certification course focuses on functioning as the product owner, or customer, for a Scrum team. You will learn about activities such as managing stakeholders, ROI, backlog grooming, creating effective stories, acceptance criteria for stories, and defining done. This two-day certification program is taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with over 20 years IT industry experience. 

Penn State Great Valley is a ScrumAlliance®, Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). We are committed to providing professional training that adheres to the principles of Scrum Alliance, while maintaining the academic integrity of Penn State University. 

June 16 and 17 ((Monday and Tuesday)
SWENG 5159 - 14 hours (1.4 CEUs) (14 PDUs)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $1,295 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and one-year Scrum Alliance membership)
Early registration discount of $100 if registered by May 11.

Register online or call 610648-3274.

Refund Policy - There will be no refunds after the Monday preceding the first day of class.

Who Should Attend:

This class is focused more on the role of business user, liaisons, and product owners. It is appropriate for anyone considering the following areas:

• Product Management
• Product Marketing
• Architect
• Business Analysts
• Functional Analysts
• Line of business sponsors for development projects
• Customer Account Prime
• Any other stakeholder included in the value stream feeding features or requirements to the development organization

Course Topics:

  • Overview of Agile
  • Scrum Overview
  • The Product Owner Role
  • Requirements and the Product Backlog
  • Prioritization
  • Estimation
  • Planning
  • Metrics that Matter to You 

For more information, call 610-648-3281.

Complementary Courses/Programs

Agile Estimating and Planning 
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) 
Effective User Stories for Agile Requirements
Overview of Agile and Scrum Methods 

Call 610-648-3281 for more information.

About the Instructor, CST®

Kiran Thakkar, who has over 22 years of experience in global application development and leadership, is a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance). Thakkar also holds an MBA and an MS in computer science. While at Siemens Medical Solutions, he was instrumental in forming one of the largest Agile/Scrum implementations in the world. In addition, he was an overall program release manager for a very large-scale, globally distributed, and FDA-compliant Agile initiative (40+ teams, over 500 members), which is still in use and highly effective at Siemens today.

Thakkar has pioneered implementation of the Agile practices and mentored ScrumMasters globally. He was one of the early adopters of enterprise-level, large-scale Agile/Scrum process.

Linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kiran-thakkar-mba-cst/1/256/626

On-site Programs: Develop a stronger workforce for the future.
Companies and organizations can have programs conducted on site or at another location. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company.

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Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses owing to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances

Students with disabilities

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Student Services at 610-648-3242 in advance of your participation or visit. Click here for more information.