Certified Scrum Product Owner

Learn how achieve product success with Scrum

Learn from a leading product ownership expert how to effectively apply the Scrum product owner role and how to successfully manage your product with Scrum. With more than 15 years’ experience in teaching Scrum product owners, Roman knows exactly what the individuals need to know to succeed in their jobs. This course is ideally suited for product professionals who want to skill up before taking ownership of a product and for practicing Scrum product owners who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their practice.

Roman teaches his courses as instructor-led workshops with a mix of lectures, discussions, hands-on exercises, and plenty of Q&A. You can find more information about Roman’s online training approach on the online training page.

Upcoming Classes

April 27, 2021 13:00 - 18:00

April 28, 2021 13:00 - 18:00

April 29, 2021 13:00 - 17:30

Online , in English, Time zone: BST (GMT+1)


To join the waiting list, please contact training@romanpichler.com

June 15, 2021 13:00 - 18:00

June 16, 2021 13:00 - 18:00

June 17, 2021 13:00 - 17:30

Online , in English, Time zone: GMT / UTC (GMT+0)



Scrum and Product Management

Product innovation and Scrum

Scrum and product discovery

Scrum and the product life cycle

The Scrum Product Owner Role

The Scrum product owner’s authority and responsibility, desirable empowerment and skills

Guiding the development team and collaborating with the Scrum Master

Working with the users and customers and engaging the business stakeholders

Scaling the product owner role including feature owners, component owners, and product owner team

Scrum product owner vs. product manager and SAFe product owner

The Product Backlog

The product backlog including its DEEP characteristics

The relationship between the product backlog, product goals, the product roadmap

Selecting the right product backlog size and level of detail

Choosing the right prioritisation techniques

Getting the high-priority items ready

Sprint Meetings and Dev Team Collaboration

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

Working with shared and actionable sprint goals that are connected to a product goal

Choosing the right technique to validate the product increment

Updating the product backlog and making the right product decisions by refining the backlog

Tips for effectively guiding 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 development progress

Release planning and product roadmapping

User Stories

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

Epics vs. detailed user stories

Tips for successfully working with 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


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. We aim to limit the class size to 20 attendees for online courses and to 30 participants for classroom-based ones.

Prerequisites and Prep Work

As a participant, you should have a basic understanding of Scrum and the Scrum 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 documents:

To participate in an online product owner 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 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. To do so, please select the number of tickets you want to purchase for a specific class and click on the checkout button. You are then asked to enter your details and choose the payment method. If you choose to pay by invoice, please complete the checkout process. We will then send you the invoice by email. If you have any questions, please contact training@romanpichler.com.


We offer a 20% group discount on the regular price when three or more people from the same company attend and book their places at the same time. We also offer a 50% discount to charities and early stage startups and to individuals who are currently unemployed or having financial difficulties. 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.

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 contact Roman.