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Product Owners

A great product owner is like the CEO of a product. They hold the product vision, drive purpose, and help the team achieve the mission. It is the kind of role that empowers people to design, create and collaborate toward products and services that truly delight customers.

So how do you become a successful Product Owner?

Agile Centre have internationally recognised certification paths, led by Certified Scrum Trainers and Coaches, that will help you move through apprenticeship and journeyman through to mastery.

Product Owner Training Courses

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO)

Product Owner Resources

Do Senior Users Make Good Product Owners?

Few people would disagree that the Product Owner is a critical role in agile teams. That means that organisations often want to ensure that the product owner is as effective as possible – and th…

Is your Agile getting stale? Take the Mani-fresh-to Challenge today!

TLDR; Everything changed in 2020, even the Scrum Guide got an update, but the Agile Manifesto didn’t. With my good friend Chris, we came up with an idea to re-develop it and in the process, really pic…

Essential Skills – Critical Analysis

In a recent conversation with Tyrrell Basson from Manchester University, we explored the topic of ‘essential skills’ for the future. What skills would be necessary for an organisation to succeed 12 mo…

Covid Hack – Technical Debt

We’ve all experienced massive disruption, complexity and ambiguity in the face of Covid-19 hitting the fan. It’s caused mayhem in many companies, and as people adapt to the new and foreseeable normal,…

Customers and Developers in the same room. WTF?

At the turn of the 20th Century, the father of modern Business Management – Frederick Winslow Taylor – discovered that he could significantly increase production output and decrease labour…

First they ignore you

‘How do I get the senior leadership team to buy into Agile?’ is a question I’m often asked. It’s a great question if the leadership team value the principles and values upon which Agile is built. It’s…

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action

by Simon Sinek Start with Why analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discovers that they all think in the same way – they all started with why. In this book, Simon Sinek …

Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age

by Roman Pichler Comprehensive and insightful, this book will enable you to make the right strategic decisions in today’s dynamic digital age. Written in an engaging and no-nonsense style, Strategize …

User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product

by Jeff Patton User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help …

Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories

by Gojko Adzic Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories can help you write better stories, spot and fix common issues, split stories so that they are smaller but still valuable, and deal with di…

Impact Mapping: Making a Big Impact with Software Products and Projects

by Gojko Adzic This book is a practical guide to impact mapping, a simple yet incredibly effective method for collaborative strategic planning that helps organisations make an impact with software. Im…

Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play

by Luke Hohmann In this book you’ll learn what each game will accomplish, why it works, and how to play it with customers. Then, Hohmann shows how to integrate the results into your product developmen…

Would you recommend the CSPO course for entrepreneurs?

Yes. If you are interested in building a new product or service, Scrum and the product owner courses are great for that line of thinking. If you work in complex environments where the product or solut…

How do I progress as a Product Owner?

The product owner role is a dynamic and collaborative role within a scrum environment. You will find that you are learning every single day and the interactions and engagements you have with others wi…

Do companies invest in CSPO courses?

Very much so. We find a blend of private in-house training as well as individuals attending our public training courses via the company’s training budget. Sometimes, a company will have 12 or more peo…

Is the CSPO course theoretical or practical?

It’s a blend of both. We need to introduce aspiring product owners to Scrum theory and the scrum framework. Much of day one focuses on bringing it all together from a scrum perspective so that product…

How long is the CSPO course and how is it configured?

The Scrum Alliance require a minimum of 16 hours of training to award the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification. At Agile Centre, work on two separate configurations of the CSPO course. F…

Are there different CSPO certifications and how do they differ?

There are multiple product owner courses you can attend but only one CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) course. The CSPO course has been developed and nurtured by the Scrum Alliance. It is internati…

Would you recommend the CSPO course for entrepreneurs?

Yes. If you are interested in building a new product or service, Scrum and the product owner courses are great for that line of thinking. If you work in complex environments where the product or solut…

How do I progress as a Product Owner?

The product owner role is a dynamic and collaborative role within a scrum environment. You will find that you are learning every single day and the interactions and engagements you have with others wi…

Do companies invest in CSPO courses?

Very much so. We find a blend of private in-house training as well as individuals attending our public training courses via the company’s training budget. Sometimes, a company will have 12 or more peo…

Is the CSPO course theoretical or practical?

It’s a blend of both. We need to introduce aspiring product owners to Scrum theory and the scrum framework. Much of day one focuses on bringing it all together from a scrum perspective so that product…

How long is the CSPO course and how is it configured?

The Scrum Alliance require a minimum of 16 hours of training to award the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification. At Agile Centre, work on two separate configurations of the CSPO course. F…

Are there different CSPO certifications and how do they differ?

There are multiple product owner courses you can attend but only one CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) course. The CSPO course has been developed and nurtured by the Scrum Alliance. It is internati…