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CSPO® Certification Information

Get Certified on Globally Recognized Entry level Product Owner Certification introduces you to Product Owner Role and basics of Product Management


There are no prerequisites to take the Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) training. As an effective Scrum professional you can gain CSPO certification by:

  • Attending an in-person or virtual course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®)
  • Participate in all the exercises and complete all the class assignments
  • CST should be convinced that you have fulfilled the learning objectives
  • After you complete the CSPO training and CST is convinced, you will be asked to accept the CSPO License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile
  • Once you accept the agreement, you will be CSPO certified.

Who can benefit by attending CSPO

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

Objective of the CSPO Certification

  • Learn the foundations of Product Management
  • Demonstrate your attainment of core Product Management knowledge to your employers
  • Expand your career opportunities as a buriness personnel across all industry sectors adopting Agile practices
  • Learn to develop Product Vision, Product Strategy, Create Product Roadmap and Create Product Backlog
  • Learn how to write User Stories and Acceptance Criteria

About CSPO Evaluation

  • There is no test for CSPO certification
  • CSPO is a workshop full of exercises, case studies and assignments
  • The participants need to participate in all the assignments, case studies and assignments
  • CST needs to be convinced that the participant has understood the concepts and the participants have participated in all assignments, exercises and case studies 

CSPO Learning Objectives

Course Coverage

  • Introduction to Agile and Scrum:
    • What is Agile?
    • What is Scrum? 
    • Scrum framework and the Scrum vocabulary
    • Revise Scrum Theory and Empiricism
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Product Management
  • Product Backlog
  • Release Planning

Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit organization that is guiding and inspiring individuals, leaders, and organizations with agile practices, principles, and values to help create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable.

Scrum Alliance arranges Global Scrum Gathering and Regional Scrum Gathering which are great opportunities for all the Scrum and Agile professionals to gather together and build a community of knowledgeable people.

Scrum Alliance is the oldest and the most credible Scrum certification body in the world. Scrum Alliance certifications are the most popular certifications in the whole world and have become hygiene with most organizations. CSM and CSPO certifications have become basic certifications looked for by the recruiters.

CSPO® CERTIFICATION Commonly Asked Questions

What is Scrum Alliance?Scrum Alliance was founded in 2001. Scrum Alliance is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance has certified more than 750,000 practitioners worldwide. Scrum Alliance vision is to “Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable.
Why is Scrum Alliance CSPO Certification the most valuable certificate in the world ?Scrum Alliance Certificates are given by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs). CSTs are highly qualified and some of the best trainers in the world. There are only 220 odd CSTs in the world and only 12 CSTs in India. The reason there are so less CSTs is because, CST is highly qualified individual and you need to be best-of-the-best in the world to become a CST. CSTs have good industry experience and are certified to be trainers after a lot of scrutiny. The Training given by a CST is authentic. Organizations recognize the importance of EXPERTISE. Most organizations know that getting trained from a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) ensures that the one who is trained has authentic knowledge about the subject.
Who can attend Certified Scrum Master Training?Everyone who is interested in working with a Scrum team and wants to know about Scrum, Certified Scrum Master Training is ideal for: Product Managers Developers Programmers Project Managers Managers Executives Business Analyst Product Owners Architects Software Developers Software Testers Team Leads
What is the Examination Format?There is no Exam for CSPO Certification
Does CSPO Certification have an expiry date?Yes. CSPO Certification has an expiry of 2 years from the date of certification.
How do I renew my CSPO Certification?You can renew the Certified Scrum Product Owner certification two ways: You can do any other Scrum Alliance certification and your CSPO certification will renew automatically for another 2 years from the date you complete another certification of Scrum Alliance You can report 30 SEU or Continuous Education Credits (Scrum Education Units) and pay a renewal fees of USD 100. Some of the ways to gain the continuing education credits There are literally hundreds of ways to gain continuing education credits(SEUs,PDUs, etc.)for free:Read books, blogs and articles about any agile practice, principle, or framework. Contribute to a local agile or Scrum User Group. Participate in agile lunch-and-learns at your place of business. Come to live webinar events or watch pre-recorded webinars. Demonstrate learning in some other, creative way. Watch our free Scrum Foundations e-learning videos. Enroll and participate in the free, online Path to Coaching program. Attend an agile or Scrum event.
Why there is a renewal fee for Scrum Alliance CSPO Certification?CSPO is the most valuable certificate in the world. Most employers recognize the certificate – not just because of the certificate, but also because of the value Scrum Alliance generates by the community creation. Scrum Alliance community consists of Authors, Writers, Thinkers and really the who’s-who in the Agile world. This community is created by investing in Scrum Gatherings which gives opportunity for the Scrum Alliance Certified delegates to come together and build knowledge about Agile and Scrum. As a non-profit organization, Scrum Alliance reinvests these $100 fees in face-to-face engagement and increased understanding around the world via regional gatherings, user groups, research grants, scholarships, and more. Thus giving back to the community in a big way. Most of the competitor organizations are profit-making organizations. Therefore they do not invest in any community activities. Competitor organizations have nothing to offer to the community other than giving free-bees such as free certifications or free renewals. Either ways, the competitor organizations are not popular certifications and employers do not value these certificates. The question to be asked is, why in the first place would you even make the initial investment, if the world does not recognize the certificate.
What next after CSPO?As a next step in your Agile - Scrum journey after earning your CSPO certification. You need to spend a year working as a CSPO on a Scrum Team. Then you can achieve your Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner™ (A-CSPO™) certification.
How CSPO is different than PSPO ?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.
How do I access if CSPO® Certification is right for me?Yes, of course. The CSPO Certification is right for you if you are working or fall under any of the following categories: 1. Want to get maximum the benefits from Agile projects 2. Want to learn how to work or interface with Agile teams 3. If you are a Product Owner or Product Manager and are looking to advance your skills
Is the Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO) certification valued in the industry?CSPO has gained momentum since the last few years. Highly volatile and ever changing business Product Owners are usually a major stakeholder. He / She (product owner) is dedicated to making the product a success, is mostly given the responsibility to track Return on Investment (ROI). The Product Owner also decides the frequency and length of the Sprints. They also ensure that teams are better tuned-in to the Agile mindset, thus ensuring project success. The CSPO certification increases an individual’s career prospects in the field of Product Management.
What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Scrum Master?Role of a Product Owner Product Owner is the decision maker on the Product He/She is accountable for the return on investment for the Product Naturally, he/she has the budgets with him/her for the product Product owner faces the market, the customers, users and he is a Voice of the customer role Thus Product Owner is responsible for envisioning, strategizing and taking decisions on how the product needs to progress so that he can generate value for the customer. Role of a Scrum Master Scrum Master is a true Servant Leader of the team Scrum Master is there to help the team in its use of Scrum. Solving Impediments for the team Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption

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