CSPO® Certification Benefits

How will I benefit by getting CSPO® certified? Find out about CSPO® certification benefits.

The CSPO certification has many benefits and helps the Product Owner in motivating teams and helping them understand the vision of the customer to ensure project success. As a team player, the Scrum Product Owner ensures that the highest quality product is delivered to the customers. From this article, you will know the value of Certified Scrum Product Owner certification and the benefits of CSPO training to individuals and organizations. 

Certified Scrum Product Owner® - Benefits

CSPO® Certification Benefits

The advantages of CSPO® certification to the individuals and organizations are as follows: 

The organizational benefits of the Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPO) certification are: 

  • Achieve greater success by delivering the highest possible value to the customers 
  • Work closely with the Stakeholders to understand what exactly they are looking for 
  • Create the product vision and prioritize the work items in a list to ease the product development process 
  • Streamline communication between the Stakeholders and the team members 
  • Help the team members in Scrum adoption and in developing an Agile Mindset

The benefits of the Certified Scrum Product Owner® certification to individuals are: 

  • Improve PO skills and distinguish yourself in the global marketplace 
  • Enjoy the Scrum Alliance membership benefits and get access to the community of Scrum experts 
  • Build a strong foundation of Scrum and land lucrative job roles as a Scrum Product Owner in reputed organizations 
  • CSPO certification opens the doors for advanced level Scrum certifications 

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The CSPO Certification Course is approved under the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Singapore Standards and is qualified for subsidies under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS)

For CSPO courses commencing after 1st Jul 2021 and before 31st Dec 2021:

Singapore Citizens
Course Fee
$1900.00
GST 7%
$133.00
Course Fee + GST
$2033.00
90% IBF Subsidy (with GST)
- $1829.70
Nett Fee Payable
$203.30
Singapore Permanent Residents
Course Fee
$1900.00
GST 7%
$133.00
Course Fee + GST
$2033.00
90% IBF Subsidy (with GST)
- $1829.70
Nett Fee Payable
$203.30
Company-Sponsored Individuals
Course Fee
$1900.00
IBF Subsidy (90%)
- $1710.00
Course Fee after Subsidy
$190.00
GST 7%
$133.00
Nett Fee Payable
$323.00

Note: All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. For more details, visit www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/credit.

Self-Sponsored Individuals 

90% subsidy is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents of Singapore, physically based in Singapore.  

Company-Sponsored Individuals 
90% subsidy is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents of Singapore, physically based in Singapore. Please note: 

- The company must be a Financial Institution regulated by MAS or a FinTech firm certified by Singapore FinTech Association (SFA)
- Training Allowance Grant of $10 / hour supported by IBF
- To register, please email your company name and your name to reachus@knowledgehut.com.sg. 

STEPS TO APPLY FOR THE IBF SUBSIDY 
IBF Singapore aims to maintain and strengthen financial skills in the Banking and Financial Services sector in the country. Individuals and corporates can take advantage of the IBF-STS scheme to get future-ready.

Not sure how to get started with applying for the IBF subsidy? Just follow these simple steps:



Step 1: Get enrolled 
Enrol into our IBF-approved CSPO course. 

Step 2: Apply for the IBF subsidy 
- Once you enrol, your KnowledgeHut Course Counsellor will attend to your interest and help you verify your IBF subsidy eligibility.
- Guiding you through the enrolment process under the IBF subsidy scheme, the Course Counsellor will advise you on your maximum subsidy eligibility. 

Step 3: Apply for the SFC claim
- Check out KnowledgeHut’s upcoming schedules and select a workshop on a date convenient to you. An invoice will be issued to you with the fee breakdown.
- Follow this step-by-step process in the MySkillsFuture portal:
a. Login to the MySkillsFuture portal, select the course you’re enrolling into and enter course date and schedule
b. Enter the course fee payable by you (including GST) and enter the amount of credit to claim
c. Upload your invoice and click ‘Submit’

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- Get the IBF subsidy and skill up!

CLAIM YOUR SKILLSFUTURE CREDIT 
In addition to the 90% IBF subsidy, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the CSPO course. For more details on SkillsFuture Credit and the various approved skills-related courses, visit www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/credit.

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Daniel James

Daniel James Gullo CST

CSM, CSPO & Agile

For more than 25 years, Daniel has been teaching, mentoring, coaching, and consulting for organizations of many sizes; from startups to multi-national enterprises. Daniel has led large-scale Agile adoption initiatives for organizations in Financial Services, Education, Health Care, Bio-tech, Pharma, Information Technology Consulting, Professional Associations, and Federal Government.

Daniel is well known and highly revered as 'The hardest working man in the Agile community.' He is the founder of Agile Delaware and frequent reviewer, volunteer, and speaker for the Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, PMI and other organizations, including delivering keynote addresses.

Daniel is the Conference Chair for the 2015 Scrum Gathering in Phoenix; he was the Conference Chair for the 2013 Scrum Gathering in Las Vegas; serves on the Trainer Acceptance Committee; is a member of the Coaching Retreat Planning Committee; host of Coaches Clinic events; facilitator of Open Space Events, including the Scrum Alliance's largest Open Space ever in Berlin; and a prolific contributor to a vast array of online forums, blogs, and other social media. Daniel is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Development.

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Marco

Marco Mulder CST

Certified Scrum Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer, CSM & CSPO

Marco helps companies to achieve better results by using Scrum and a wider set of Agile practices. He coaches teams, management, Product Owners and Scrum Masters in their adoption and further development of Agile practices. He has coached and mentored several big companies like Randstad, Ahold and Wehkamp and many smaller companies to enhance their agile expertise.

Marco is passionate about the use of Scrum to help teams and organisations to achieve higher customer satisfaction, higher productivity, better predictability, more flexibility, better quality and more fun and excitement!

Marco is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC). In 1997 he graduated cum laude in Computer Science at the VU University in Amsterdam. His experience with Agile dates back to 2001, when he worked at OTI on Eclipse related projects.

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Madhavi Ledalla

Agile Coach

Madhavi Ledalla is an Agile enthusiast, and brings her real-world experience and perspectives of both traditional and agile methodologies while coaching organizations and teams during transformation engagements. She is a sought-after trainer, mentor and counselor in varied agile methods including Scrum and Kanban, and in Scaling frameworks such as SAFe and LeSS. As an acclaimed agile expert, she has led large scale agile transformations across multiple domains. She is passionate about building teams that are focused on outcome instead of output. Madhavi takes keen interest in doing customized training workshops on agile, retrospectives and innovation games. She holds a B.E. qualification from Osmania University and has worked with leading organizations as an advisor during their agile implementation.

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Heitor De Sa Roriz

Heitor De Sa Roriz Filho CST

CSM, CSPO & CSPO

HeitorRorizFilho is an 'agilero'. He currently works as an Agile Coach and Trainer worldwide, based in Sao Paulo. He is a writer, speaker and trainer in the area of Technology Management. He has been dealing with Agile since 2004 and in addition to speaking for Agile/Scrum, Six Sigma and PMI conferences, he is the founder activist of the ScrumAmazonia user group.

He is also the co-founder and Agile Coach of Massimus (https://www.massimus.com) a company focused on APM (Agile Project Management) training and coaching. He holds a M.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Has worked and gathered experience in companies like Itautec-Philco SA, DaimlerChrysler AG, FraunhoferInstitut, FPF (Fundação Paulo Feitoza), among others. He worked for 3 years as a ScrumMaster and Product Owner for FPF and Siemens-Mobile where he also coached, trained and mentored teams to implement and improve Scrum in projects.

For more than 2 years he worked as an Information Manager for the local government at Municipal Institute of Urban Planning where he applied Scrum outside of software, in architectural and building projects. He participated as a research assistant in projects belonging to LBA (Large-scale Biosphere-atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia) at INPA in cooperation with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Agency).

Heitor is passionate for Agile and Scrum. He truly believes Agile can change the way we work achieving excellent levels of precision and performance. He is very interested in Agile Leadership and Agile Project Management as levers of improving our ways of work.

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Danny Kovatch CST

CSM CSPO CSD

As a seasoned expert in the IT industry and the first CST in Israel, Danko is a well-recognized international speaker with unique ways of presenting Scrum to newcomers. His first steps began in 1997 when he completed 5 years of service in the Israeli army in a special elite program, where he was Group Manager in a computer unit. Afterwards, Danko joined a startup by the name of EagleEye, a subsidiary company of New Dimension where he was in charge of several development groups.

In 2000, BMC purchased New Dimension and Eagle Eye became a business unit of BMC. In 2005, Danko was exposed to Scrum and from that date, there was no looking back. Danko gained more and more knowledge and experience in Agile and specifically in Scrum and found himself training and mentoring other organizations using his speciality to implement Scrum.

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Fadi Stephan

CST

Fadi Stephan is a technology consultant, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®), and Agile coach with more than twenty years of experience at startups, government agencies, non-profits, and Fortune500 companies across various sectors including financial, hospitality, and homeland. Fadi's focus is on transforming and building high performing innovative organizations and teams that deliver impactful products early and maximize ROI. Fadi trains and coaches clients on agility, leadership, product management, user-centered design, Agile engineering and DevOps.

Fadi is a technology executive that led Excella Consulting’s software development practice growing the team of UX designers, software developers and DevOps engineers from 35 to 120 in 3 years. He also led Excella’s digital service delivery solutions growing it to more than 30 million dollars per year. At client engagements, Fadi led digital transformation efforts by combining lean discovery, with Agile Delivery and a DevOps mindset to deliver impactful digital experiences.

Prior to joining Excella, Fadi was director of Product Development at Databasics leading the development of SAAS enterprise ERP applications.

Fadi is a recognized Agile thought leader frequently presenting at conferences worldwide. Fadi is also the founder and organizer of DC’s largest Scrum User Group.

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KnowledgeHut Support On Your CSPO Journey

Here is why you should choose KnowledgeHut to help you get CSPO certified:

  • Global Registered Education Provider of Scrum Alliance
  • Provided over 1,20,000+ professionals with unique learning opportunities
  • Delivers training that meets the exact needs of every individual
  • Hires only CSTs approved by Scrum Alliance
  • We focus on your training needs so you can focus on your career and business
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Provides world-class training 
  • Embeds skills needed to land top-paying jobs
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed 

Take a quick look at the complete details of CSPO certification course before you register


CSPO CourseDetails
CSPO certification costINR 23999 in India, USD 995 in the US, CAD 1195 in Canada
DiscountUp to 20%
CSPO certification exam
No Exam
CSPO certification validity
2 Years
CSPO Renewal Fees
$100
CSPO Salary
$101,459 per year
Refund Policy
100% if canceled within 48 hours

Our energetic and dedicated trainers are your best choice. As highly skilled professionals with vast experience in delivering courses, our instructors invest their time in understanding the various challenges involved in enterprises and know what is required to succeed in the fast-paced and dynamic world.

 

Our instructors keep themselves up to date on developments and trends in their respective fields. With years of industry experience, they aim at delivering the training in a way that helps you build expertise in your field and get ahead in your career.

The venue will be listed on the KnowledgeHut website under the selected workshop. If it is not, then you can please contact our supporting team.

We provide the hard copy of the courseware for our classroom participants.

KnowledgeHut’s CSPO training program is a live classroom training. This training is ideal for every aspiring individual who wants to build a career in project management.

Yes, but this needs to be done at least 10 days prior to the training start date.


Note: In some instances, it also depends on the location, trainer, discounts/offers availed.

We do not provide transportation. Yes, refreshments and lunch will be provided by KnowledgeHut. 

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Bangalore Hyderabad Mumbai
Delhi Kolkata Gurgaon
Noida Chennai Cochin
Pune New York Chicago
San Francisco Atlanta Washington
Houston Austin Los Angeles
Dallas Boston Seattle
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Why should you go for a CSPO certification?

Every high-functioning Agile team has a well-trained Product Owner making critical product decisions. A Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) is one such certification that helps holders become successful product owners by training them on aspects of on-time delivery of high-value releases and maximizing the ROI. The globally recognized CSPO certification, therefore, is a career-defining credential for anybody willing to take up the challenging role of a Product Owner on a Scrum team in an organization.   

Increasing Demand for CSPO® Certified Professionals  

The industry today is ripe with endless opportunities for Product Owners. With 90% of modern teams using Scrum, the demand for Certified Scrum Product Owners has seen a steep rise. Their presence on an Agile team is guaranteed to ensure early ROI while maximizing business value. 

 Scrum Alliance underlines the importance of Product Owners as follows:

  • 38% of the Product Owners act as an intermediary and are responsible for maintaining relationships with the Stakeholders.
  • 24% of the Product Owners set project business priorities and work directly with the customers.
  • 15% of the Product Owner work directly with the Scrum team.


The Scrum Product Owner Certification from the globally renowned Scrum Alliance endorses and validates your Scrum expertise while enabling you to take on the Product Owner role and responsibilities with dexterity, as you lead successful projects and ensure high-velocity releases of marketable products.

An individual wishing to be an effective Scrum professional can gain from a CSPO certification in the following ways:

  1. Widen the scope of your career with the knowledge of popular Agile practices.
  2. Stack the top in-demand Scrum skills and demonstrate your Scrum knowledge.
  3. Actively engage with the community of Agile practitioners dedicated to continuous Scrum practice and improvement.
  4. Create a better product by leading and implementing Scrum in the team.

CSPO certification has been gaining increased popularity since the past few years. The reason is, almost every organization is hiring Product Owners to keep ahead of their peers in today’s competitive marketplace. The Certified Scrum Product Owner can benefit the organization in the following ways:

  1. Defines the product vision and directs the team members to yield high value at the end.
  2. Helps the team members in delivering a high-value product.  
  3. Helps to carry out smooth communication between the Stakeholders and team members.
  4. Spreads the adoption of Scrum and helps others acquire an agile mind-set.

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Process to Become a Certified Scrum Product Owner

Steps to attain CSPO certification

  • Step 1: Find one good institute which is a Registered Education Allly (REA) of Scrum Alliance.
  • Step 2: To understand fundamental Scrum concepts and terminology go through the Scrum Guide and Agile Manifesto to prepare yourself for training.

  • Step 3: Attend the 2-day CSPO course and get instructed by Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs).

  • Step 4: After completing the course, the Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) will update your details to the Scrum Alliance website.

  • Step 5: Scrum Alliance will send a welcome email to log in to your Scrum Alliance account and accept your CSPO license.

  • Step 6: Login through this link to reset your Login credentials and accept your license.

  • Step 7: Download your CSPO certificate by accepting your license.

What You Will Learn

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take the Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) training. However, having a good command over the Scrum basics will prove effective in understanding the Product Owner’s role at an enterprise level. If you are a Certified Scrum Master® (CSM®), taking up the CSPO training should be your next career move. 

Who Should Attend

  • Project Managers
  • Developers
  • Product Owners
  • Managers-Software development
  • Architects-Software development
  • Product Managers
  • Software developers
  • Software testers
  • Team leads/Team members interested in learning Scrum

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Learn from the real-world experience of accredited industry experts and take advantage of engaging in-class activities and simulations.

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Interact with accredited CSTs who also have years of experience as active Scrum practitioners.

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Get real-world tips and time-tested techniques from highly qualified mentors with industry experience.

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Get access to a wider community of active Scrum professionals and enhance your practical knowledge of Scrum.

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Avail continuous support through monthly webinars, e-books, and conferences and keep pace with the latest industry updates.

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Curriculum

  • Understand the Scrum Flow, the core components of the Scrum framework, and the Scrum vocabulary
  • Understand the principles/legs of empirical process control
  • Understand the work culture Scrum creates
  • Understand the scope of the Product Owner, ScrumMaster and the team role in detail
  • Understand why there is no project manager and no agile product manager
  • Understand the importance of having the product vision as an overarching goal galvanizing the entire Scrum team
  • Understand the desirable qualities of the vision and how it can be shaped
  • Understand the importance of carrying out just enough prep work
  • Understand the relationship between vision and product roadmap
  • Understand the different estimation levels in Scrum
  • Understand that the accuracy of an estimate is more important than the precision of the estimate
  • Understand that estimates of size and duration can be done separately
  • Understand the impact of pressuring team members to provide low estimates
  • Understand the difference between estimating and committing
  • Understand what the product backlog is, and what it is not
  • Understand product backlog grooming
  • Understand the importance and benefits of prioritizing the product backlog
  • Understand the implications of saying everything is mandatory
  • Understand who should have input into prioritization decisions
  • Understand that proper prioritization of a product backlog is based on multiple factors
  • Understand and know how to apply formal approaches to prioritizing (i.e. beyond just ‘gut feel’ or intuition)
  • Understand how much latitude to give a team in adjusting the sequence of work
  • Understand the goals and how-tos of release planning
  • Understand that planning is adaptive, iterative and collaborative
  • Understand why quality is frozen and the concept of technical debt
  • Understand why software should be released early and frequently
  • Understand and measure velocity
  • Understand release burndown charts
  • Understand how a release plan can help predict the future
  • Understand the product owner’s role in Scrum meetings, and how the Product Owner and Team collaborate
  • Understand why sprints are timeboxed and protected
  • Understand the concept of sustainable pace
  • Understand team commitment

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CSPO® CERTIFICATION

Product owner basics

In Agile terms, a Product is something that you build as per your client’s requirements to achieve a certain goal.

The Product Owner is an individual on the Scrum team, who represents the user community or business, and is responsible for working with the user group to find the features that will be included in the product release. They are the leaders, managing the team and guiding the product’s progress toward success. The role of the Product Owner is critical to all types of product development, specifically in the Agile methodology.

The Scrum Product Owner responsibilities list includes the following:

  • Defining the product features
  • Prioritizing the product features
  • Adjusting the features and priority after each sprint as required
  • Rejecting or accepting work results
  • Keeping customers updated about status and getting their feedback

As a Certified Product Owner, you will be given the responsibility of heading an Agile project, liaising with the Scrum Master to achieve objectives and ensuring satisfied customers. The CSPO course will enable you to improve the effectiveness of Scrum artifacts and give you the knowledge necessary to increase the business agility in your organization.

The Product Owner and the Scrum Master are two different roles in the Scrum (Agile) development model. However, both have the same objective of adding value to project management. While the Scrum Master focuses completely on the team and its operations, the Product Owner studies the project from a customer’s perspective. The Product Owners are responsible for managing the product backlog and securing its visibility all the time. On the other hand, the Scrum Master is responsible to motivate the team and help remove any impediments in order to facilitate the timely completion of the project.

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

For a detailed overview of the CSPO career path, click here. 

Your next step in your Agile journey after earning your foundational CSPO certification and a year of experience working as a CSPO on a Scrum Team is to achieve your Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner™ (A-CSPO™) certification.

Through this membership, you can join local user groups, online social networks, gain access to deep discounts on gatherings, and additional member-only resources. In addition, CSPOs get to use a specially designed logo to highlight their credentials.

Here are some of the top industries and companies that hire Product Owners:


Information Technology:

  • Dell
  • Oracle
  • Infosys
  • Siemens
  • Honeywell
  • Accenture
  • Cisco Systems
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co

Telecom: 

  • Nokia Siemens Networks Ltd
  • Transaction Network Services

Healthcare:

  • GE Healthcare
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • MediQuire
  • Evolent Health 

Financial:

  • Societe Generale Global Solution Centre
  • Fidelity Investments
  • PayPal
  • Mastercard
  • Axis Bank 

Manufacturing: 

  • ASSA ABLOY Group

Education:

  • Blackboard Inc.

CSPO or Certified Scrum Product Owner is a certification offered for the Product Owner by the Scrum Alliance. PSPO or Professional Scrum Product Owner is another certification offered for the Product Owner role by Scrum.org. Both certifications are equivalent in terms of high standards of quality. The difference lies in the way of obtaining and maintaining the certifications.

The CSPO certification exam is taken online after completing a mandatory 2-day training given by a Certified Scrum Trainer. For the PSPO certification, training is not a prerequisite to taking the online exam. Here are a few more differences between the two certifications that you should know:

Criteria
CSPO
PSPO
Accreditation Body
Scrum Alliance
Scrum.org
Renewal
Valid for 2 year, after which a renewal fee of $100 would apply along with a requirement for 20 Scrum Educational Units to maintain the certificate.
The certificate does not expire.
Price
$500 (cost can vary depending on your location)
$200 (attending the workshop can cost more)
Need for training
A 2-day CSPO classroom training from a Certified Scrum Trainer is mandatory.
Training is not a prerequisite.
Passing Score
You must complete activities for achieving the credentials at the trainer’s discretion.
85%
Time Limit exam
None
60 Minutes
Number of Questions exam
None
80
Format exam 
None
Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers and True/False
Language exam 
None
English
Difficulty level
Intermediate (the next level after CSPO is A-CSPO)
Intermediate (After PSPO, there are subsequent complex levels as PSPO II and III)
After Exam Certification
Industry-recognized CSPO certification issued by Scrum Alliance, along with a CSPO logo.
Industry-recognized PSPO-I certification issued by Scrum Alliance, along with a PSPO-I logo.
Membership
2-Year membership with Scrum Alliance
Scrum.org membership that does not expire


To assess the value of certification, you need to consider the following:

  • Prior knowledge or competence
  • Difficulty of the assessment process
  • Validity of the certification
  • Cost involved

A Product Owner is a person who determines what a Scrum team delivers to stakeholders. Product Owners are a liaison between the development team and stakeholders such as end-users, marketing, sales, customer support, higher management, etc. They carry the vision and manage the user feedback. All Scrum Team needs a Product Owner, as without them, the team will not deliver what is most valuable to stakeholders. As a Product Owner, you must have the following skills:

  • Communication skills - A Product Owner works with many stakeholders to understand their vision and helps the development team to bring it to reality. Without good communication skills there will be less alignment amongst stakeholders and less fruitful interactions between stakeholders and the team.
  • Commitment - As a Product Owner, you should be committed to the vision, business goals and the team.
  • Power of No - A Product Owner is responsible for managing the requests and feedback from stakeholders. Many times, they have to say ‘No’. Developers cannot develop every idea or feedback the stakeholders have, because there are always limits on time and budget. That is why it is important to say ‘No’ in a manner that does not upset or discourage the business.
  • Vision - Product Owners are responsible for seeing and communicating the product’s full vision and steering the ship forward. They also align the vision of the product with the vision and needs of the company. Furthermore, a Product Owner needs to communicate the relation between the business goals and the backlog items.
  • Curiosity - As a Product Owner, you must be curious to ask ‘Why’ from business and ‘how’ from the development team. And bring stakeholders together with the development team to stimulate unexpected solutions to occur.

All the above-mentioned skills are linked together with communication. A Product Owner must be a master communicator and ensure that stakeholders and Scrum Team are aligned together for making the vision come true.

Here are some of the best Product Owner Certification for a business analyst:

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) - This certification will help you expand the horizons of your career. You will be able to demonstrate your Scrum knowledge, engage with agile practitioners, and understand all the Scrum methodologies.
  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (SAFe POPM) - As a Scaled Agile Product Owner, you are responsible for the Lean-Agile team. If your organization has adopted scaled agile methodologies, then you should go for this certification. It will help you develop skills to lead any agile team towards growth. You will learn about the value and quality control of the product. The certification facilitates the gamut of information on release training, planning, and execution of Agile projects in a Lean-Agile environment.
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner l, II, III (PSPO I, II, III) - This certification can be considered as a self-paced learning method that provides all the information on how to manage a project effectively. It is best suited for Agile and Scrum enterprise. Its focus is on how to maximize the product’s value. Completing the three levels of qualification will make you an expert in product ownership.

Certified Scrum Product Owner or CSPO is a Scrum certification offered by the Scrum Alliance. Anyone who wants to be a Product Owner in a Scrum team should go for this certification. It is a globally recognized certification that you can use in different industries like information technology, infrastructure, automobile, etc. The CSPO course will cover the following:

  • Fundamentals of Scrum and Agile
  • Product Discovery
  • Product Roadmap
  • Product Vision
  • Estimation
  • Use stories
  • Burn up and burn down charts
  • Release planning, etc.

The primary aim of this certification is to help the candidates understand what the role of a Product Owner is. A good way to do this would be understand the responsibilities, characteristics, and common anti-patterns of a Product Owner.

CSPO® Training

It is the Product owner’s responsibility to ensure that an Agile project goes as planned, customer requirements are met and the end product is delivered on time, within budget and is of the highest quality. While practical learning of these skills is essential, a CSPO certificate will ensure your commitment to the profession and teach you the tools and techniques needed to ensure project success. A CSPO certification paves the way for better and bigger opportunities in the field of Agile. Our CSPO course will teach you how to gain the all-important practical skills required by a Product Owner, making you successful in your projects.

Yes, of course. The CSPO  training is right for you if you fall under any of the following categories:

  • If you want to learn how to prioritize and interface with Agile teams
  • If you want to maximize the benefits of Agile projects
  • If you are a Product Owner or Product Manager and are looking to advance your skills while addressing real-world issues that you have encountered

Yes, there is an online/virtual course for CSPO. 

Our Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs) are:

  • Professionals licensed by Scrum Alliance to teach the official Scrum Alliance curriculum,
  • Masters in Scrum who have immense experience in leading, applying, coaching, and teaching it,
  • Skilled in product management and software development, and
  • Subject experts who are active in software development and local Agile communities, along with the broader global Scrum and Agile movements.

Our dedicated team of CSTs delivers training on par with the standard of excellence as set out by Scrum Alliance. So, every candidate receives the same high-quality content irrespective of the trainer and the location. They help you further develop the competencies and skills you need to make a difference in your organization.

CSPO® Certification

The Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO) designation is provided by Scrum Alliance. The Scrum Alliance Product Owner certification enhances your industry credibility and recognition. It also amplifies your earning potential as it validates your commitment to your Agile journey, making you eligible to take on the responsibilities of an Agile Product Owner and lead projects successfully. 

Certified Scrum Product Owner® is a much sought-after credential in the Agile space, and the value of the CSPO certification has gained momentum since the last few years. In today’s constantly changing industry environment, businesses have realized the value of adopting an Agile methodology to achieve higher profitability with better utilization of resources. By recruiting experts who are proficient in agile methods, they can ensure that teams are better tuned-in to the Agile mindset, thus ensuring project success. CSPO certified professionals have the knowledge and skills to enable them to make the right decisions as an effective customer to the Scrum team, motivating their team members to perform better and maximizing ROI which is the need of the hour. 

  • Gain an exemplary foundation of Scrum
  • Enhance the level of Scrum functionalities
  • Provide leadership to Agile teams
  • Improve professional skills, as an efficient Product Owner
  • Integrate the newly acquired skills to improve employment prospects 
  • Stay updated by gaining an updated understanding of different Agile practices
  • Expand your career opportunities across all industries adopting Agile practices
  • Gain access to a number of local groups of Scrum users and social networks.

CSPO is a participation-based certificate. On successful completion of an in-person, two day (16 hours) CSPO course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (such as this course), you will receive a Certificate from Scrum Alliance designating you as Certified Scrum Product Owner®. The certification includes a two-year membership in Scrum Alliance.

The course fee paid includes the first 2 years of Certified Scrum Product Owner® certification cost.

CSPO certification renewal needs to be done every 2 years. You need to pay $100 to extend the credential for a further 2 years from the date of your current expiration. In order to renew your Scrum Product Owner certification, log in to https://www.scrumalliance.org/login, go to your dashboard and choose the ‘Renew Certification’ option available under the heading ‘Actions’.


Starting from February 4, 2019, candidates are now required to earn 20 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) within the past two years, in addition to the $100 renewal fee that has to be paid.This new requirement has been mandated to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the fundamental principles and practices of Scrum. You can earn the required SEUs by completing an educational training or a learning opportunity.

CSPO® Certification Exam

There is no Scrum Alliance Product Owner certification exam to earn a CSPO credential.

PDUs & SEUs

PDUs are Professional Development Units issued by the Project Management Institute, and SEUs are Scrum Educational Units issued by the Scrum Alliance. They can be earned by completing educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the principles and practices of project Management and Scrum, respectively.

PDUs and SEUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and the Scrum Alliance respectively. They recognize your dedication to the Agile world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. Scrum Alliance members who hold a credential from Scrum Alliance need to earn SEUs to get recertified every two years. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

You can get 14-16 PDUs and SEUs by participating in our 2-day training program.

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