Certified Scrum Product Owner


Reference No CSPO
Part of -
Duration 2 days
Course Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
PDU and PD hours are available for this course
Enquiry Please contact Ms. Serene ANG at tel: 66012391 or email for more details.

Scrum is a process framework that has been used to manage complex product development since the early 1990s. The Product Owner is responsible for maximising the value of the product and the work of the development team. Some of the work a Product Owner does includes defining the product backlog, prioritising them and making sure that development team understand the items clearly.

The Certified Scrum Product Owner course will empower you with the knowledge and tools to excel in this role. Conducted by Certified Scrum Trainer Pete Deemer, it consists of lectures modules and case-study-based exercises with ample open discussions and Q & A opportunities.

This course is not recommended for those who have already attended NICF - Business Analysis for Agile Practitioner course.

This course is part of the Digital Strategy & Leadership, Digital Agility and Digital Products & Platforms Series offered by NUS-ISS.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 9 PDUs (PM: 9) that can be used to maintain your PMP® credential. Note that for the purpose of PDU reporting by those with PMP® credentials, the PMI REP Provider Number of ISS is “2339”.

Upcoming Classes

Class 1 06 Jun 2019 to 07 Jun 2019 (Full Time)

Duration: 2 days

9:00 am to 5:00pm

Class 2 02 Sep 2019 to 03 Sep 2019 (Full Time)

Duration: 2 days

09:00am to 05:00pm

Class 3 31 Oct 2019 to 01 Nov 2019 (FullTime)

Duration: 2 days

9:00am - 5:00pm

Class 4 12 Dec 2019 to 13 Dec 2019 (FullTime)

Duration: 2 days

9:00am to 5:00pm

Class 5 30 Jan 2020 to 31 Jan 2020 (FullTime)

Duration: 2 days

09:00am to 05:00pm

Key Takeaways

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Approach all aspects of the Product Owner role with skills and confidence
  • Gather and write requirements using user stories
  • Create an effective Product Backlog
  • Estimate and plan projects/releases, and managing them to successful completion

Who Should Attend

This course is for IT and business professionals who will be serving in the role of Product Owner or Chief Product Owner in an Agile project including their senior management. This course is suitable for those with little or no prior knowledge of Agile or Scrum.

What Will Be Covered

  • Writing Agile requirements with user stories
  • Techniques for estimating business value: Recursive HML/customer segment value grid
  • Techniques for prioritising the product backlog: ROI/MoSCoW
  • Agile project estimation, including velocity and relative estimation
  • Techniques for relative estimation: Planning Poker/Recursive SML
  • Techniques for estimating velocity: Historical/Prior Non-Agile Project-based/Theoretical Sprint / Best-Case+Worst-Case
  • Estimating fixed date, fixed scope, fixed cost projects, and fixed/variable projects
  • Estimating large/multi-team projects
  • Agile contracts: contract structure and commitment validation
  • Release models: All-at-once/release trains
  • Minimum viable product
  • Definition of Done and managing project risk
  • Strategies for splitting product backlog items: Workflow steps/business value/data subset/simple-complex/happy-sad
  • Managing requirements change while still delivering on schedule and within budget
  • Release backlog and burndown chart: Single team/multi-team
  • 7 strategies to responding to behind-schedule projects


Lectures, exercises, open discussions and question and answer


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Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive Certificate of Completion from ISS and CSPO Certificate from Scrum Alliance.

Preparing for Your Course

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WIFI Access

WIFI access will be made available. User ID and password will be provided in the participant’s kit.


We are now located at 3 campuses as our main campus ISS @25 HMKT undergoes renovation. Click HERE for directions.

In the event of a change of venue, participants are advised to refer to the acceptance email sent one week prior to the commencement date.

Course Confirmation

All classes are subject to confirmation and ISS will send an acceptance email to participants one week prior to the commencement date. Confirmed registrants are to attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments (where applicable). Additionally, all responses to feedbacks and surveys conducted by ISS and its partners must be submitted. All training and assessments will be delivered as described in the course webpage.

General Enquiry

Please feel free to write to isstraining@nus.edu.sg if you have any enquiry or feedback.

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