Certified Scrum Product Owner

Learn from a leading expert how to effectively apply the product owner role and how to successfully manage and grow your product with Scrum. With more than ten years’ experience in teaching product owners, Roman knows exactly what tools and techniques product owners need to do their job well. He teaches this course as an interactive workshop using instructions and plenty of hands-on exercises.

As long as the COVID-19 lockdown lasts in the UK, the product owner courses are taking place as live, online classes. Roman is very experienced in teaching engaging, interactive online training courses. What’s more, his online classes use the same contents and exercises as his classroom-based ones. Here is the feedback from the participants in Roman’s last public online product owner class:

  • The online delivery of the course was excellent. I was concerned that it may not quite give the same interaction with the trainer, but it absolutely did. Roman used the online tools extremely well. Tom Brian, Product Owner
  • It was great not having to travel for a course for a change! Despite being online, I still felt that we got the same out of it as if we had we been all in the same room. I really like Roman’s on-the-fly PowerPoint presentation. Kristina Underwood, Product Owner
  • I was initially concerned about this being an online only event, however Roman’s presenting and the overall organisation meant that this was a very engaging event. Andrew Halstead, Product Owner

Upcoming Classes

June 9, 9:00 am - June 10, 4:30 pm London, United Kingdom

15Hatfields, South Bank, London SE1 8DJ, UK

July 1, 9:00 am - July 2, 4:30 pm Munich, Germany

novotel münchen city hochstr. 11 81669 münchen

September 22, 9:00 am - September 23, 4:30 pm London, United Kingdom



Scrum and Product Management

Traditional product management approaches vs. Scrum

Scrum and product discovery

Scrum and the product life cycle

The Product Owner Role

The product owner’s authority and responsibility

Guiding the development team and collaborating with the Scrum Master

Working with the users and customers and engaging the internal stakeholders

Scaling the product owner role

Product owner vs. product manager

The Product Backlog

The product backlog including its DEEP characteristics

Product roadmap and product backlog

Selecting the right product backlog size and level of detail

Choosing the right prioritisation techniques

Getting the high-priority items ready

Sprint Meetings

The product owner’s role in the sprint planning and sprint review meeting

Working with shared and actionable sprint goals

Choosing the right technique to validate the product increment

Updating the product backlog grooming and making the right product decisions

Tips for effectively collaborating with the development team during the sprint

Release Planning

Understanding the Scrum release planning techniques

Determining cost and delivery date

Using the release burndown chart to track and forecast the project progress

User Stories

What user stories are and what they are not; strengths and limitations

Epics vs. detailed user stories

Tips for creating effective user stories in Scrum


Roman’s Scrum Certified Product Owner course was extremely well run and provided a great deal of value to me even though I had already been working as a Product Owner for a couple of years. The level of expertise Roman has was invaluable in both improving my Scrum skills and inspiring myself and the other people taking the course. I highly recommend it.

− Dan Searle, Senior Project Manager at Nationwide Building Society

Roman teaches a very engaging CSPO course with a good mix of interaction and presentation. He is obviously very experienced and knowledgeable–a real authority. I’ve enjoyed and benefitted from the course a lot.

− Yvonne Anderson, Managing Director

Roman’s Product Owner course is probably one of the most valuable courses that I’ve ever attended. The unique and dynamic structure of the course really aided my own learning and allowed me to apply my previous knowledge in a practical way right from the beginning. I cannot commend Roman highly enough and his courses are a “must-attend” for anyone wanting to improve their product owner knowledge and skills.

− Seth Rubin, Head of Product at Webgains


Start and End Times

Both days start at 9:00. The first day ends at 17:00 and the second day at 16:30.

Format and Class Size

The training course is taught as an instructor-led workshop with an appropriate mix of lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises. Please dress casually. We aim to limit the class size to 30 attendees.

Prerequisites and Prep Work

As a participant, you should have a basic understanding of Scrum and the product owner role. Even if you are an experienced product owner, we recommend that you prepare for the course to get as much out of it as possible. Please read the following:

Online Prerequisites and Prep Work

To participate in an online class, you will need a computer with a webcam and a microphone, preferably a device with a large enough screen, like a laptop or tablet, as well as a stable Internet connection. Please familiarise yourself with the two main tools we will be using, Zoom and Trello, prior to the training course. You will have to be able to join a Zoom meeting, use the chat feature, and mute and unmute yourself. You will have to be able to add cards to a Trello board, adjust them, and move them between columns.


You can pay by credit card or by invoice. If you have any questions, please contact training@romanpichler.com.


We offer a 50% discount on the regular price to charities and early stage start-ups (for our UK-based training courses). Please contact training@romanpichler.com to request a discount.


Following the successful completion of the course, each participant will be designated a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). There is no test or exam at the end of the course at present. The certification includes a two-year membership with the Scrum Alliance, which gives you access to member–only material and information. For more information on the certification please visit the Scrum Alliance CSPO page.

PDUs and SEUs

Attending the course earns you PDUs toward the Project Management Institute’s PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) designation and Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) eligible for the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) of the Scrum Alliance.


The product owner course in the UK is taught in English; the classes in Germany are taught in German. Otherwise, they are identical.

Is this course right for you?

This course is aimed at product owners, product managers, business analysts, requirements engineers, UX designers, and project managers. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Scrum and be familiar with core product management concepts.

If you are not sure if the course is right for you, then please take Roman’s Product Management Test or contact him.

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