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Professional Scrum Product Owner

Live Virtual Class, June 29-30, 2022

Class Overview

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Maximize the value of your organization's products 

Being a professional Product Owner encompasses more than writing requirements or managing a Product Backlog. Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of all product management aspects, not limited to Scrum delivery, that drives value from their products. 

Through a combination of instruction and exercises, we teach the reasons and basis for agile, the Scrum framework's intention, and ways to enable your Scrum team to make the most valuable product they can. 

In general, Product Owners face 2 major challenges:

  • The misinterpretation that the Product Owner is a requirements generator. 
  • The misinterpretation that Scrum is a delivery method that is mainly for IT people, teams and departments.

Common myths debunked during class:

  • The Product Owner is the only one who creates the requirements.
  • PBIs are in the form of user stories.
  • A Product Owner is only required to communicate requirements; therefore, the position is something that can be done ‘part-time’ (“I have my day job” myth).
  • Only the Product Owner may touch the product backlog.
  • The Product Owner accepts or rejects work done by the scrum team.
  • The main purpose of agile is to deliver the same things as a traditional approach but faster and cheaper.

The overall goal of this course to equip the student to apply the vision, value, and validation pattern to get the best product for their customer. It is a deep and holistic introduction to Product Ownership as an agile product manager who uses Scrum to deliver customer satisfaction.


Class Details



Delivery Method

Live Virtual Class
Time Zone: America/New York
Start/End Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Start: June 29, 2022
End: June 30, 2022



Registration & Price

Price: USD 1295

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More Information


All courses have a certain consistency from session to session, trainer to trainer. The consistency is around the learning objectives, some of the key objectives, and much of the insights.  The scrum guide and Ken Schwaber point the direction for our courses and the learning objectives are our road map.

While curated by course stewards, courses are evolved through the input of several hundred Professional Scrum Trainers – experts in the field from across the globe.  This means that our courses are the culmination of many minds and diverse views, ensuring that the content is at the cutting edge.

While classes are the same class from instructor to instructor, the differentiator is presentation style and background. Trainers are free to add stories based on their experiences.  While you will be pleased with any Professional Scrum Trainer, make sure to research the instructor’s background and see if they have the right background for your needs.

Why Dr. Suscheck?

Chuck is a former steward of the Professional Scrum Product Owner course and one of the few PSTs in the world certified to teach the majority of’s course catalog.  

Chuck leverages over 30 years of experience in education and software.  He has taught nearly 4,000 students in Professional Scrum classes and hundreds of students in noncertified classes ranging from highly technical programming classes to executive classes on process engineering.

Professional Chuck not only teaches but consults with a variety of large organizations.  He focuses on helping organizations realize the benefits of agile principles and practices through better business and IT alignment.

In academics, Chuck has earned a Doctorate of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, an MS in Computer Information Science from Cleveland State University, and a BS in Computer Science from Edinboro University.  He has been a full-time faculty member at Colorado State University and currently serves as adjunct faculty at Colorado Christian University.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand uncertainty and complexity in software environments.
  • Understand how empiricism controls risk and provides predictability in complex environments.
  • Understand agility and Scrum’s place in the agile discussion.
  • Understand how each part of the Scrum framework ties back to the principles and theory while exposing waste.
  • Understand ways that agility can create a competitive advantage for a business.
  • Demonstrate that a Product Owner is a strategic agile product manager, not just a scribe
  • Understand the meaning and importance of the Scrum values.
  • Learn what Done means and why it is crucial to transparency.
  • Know how to use the Product Backlog to plan with agility.
  • Understand how value metrics interact to provide a picture of product effectiveness.
  • Learn the skills and traits and behavior shifts required to be an effective Product Owner Scrum Master.


The PSPO course is a mix of lectures, case studies, and interactive exercises as you collaborate with other students.

  • Agile Product Management
    • Why is agility important to your organization?
    • Moving from a project to product mindset.
    • Empowering your Product Owner to really own the product.
    • Techniques for determining product strategy.
    • Creating a good product vision.
  • Value-Driven Development
    • Defining, delivering, and measuring value.
    • Applying value metrics to products.
    • Measurement Strategies.
  • Scrum Theory & Empiricism
    • The base reasons for an empirical approach.
    • What situations necessitate agile.
    • Keys to a more effective application of the agile mindset.
  • The Scrum Framework
    • How Scrum roles, artifacts & events related to the Product Owner.
    • Product Owner and the Sprint Goal.
    • When to be involved in the framework and when not to.
    • Strategies to grow in the Product Owner role.
  • Product Backlog Management
    • Key characteristics of product backlogs.
    • Managing vision, value and validation.
    • Tools for refining product backlogs.
    • Visualizing and planning upcoming Work.
    • Techniques for ordering product backlogs.
  • Release Management
    • Release strategies for delivering more frequently.
    • Techniques for forecasting releases.
    • Date driven, scope driven, and resource-driven approaches to product releases.
    • Raising the visibility of the product delivery process.

Who should attend?

The course assumes experience in product delivery (product management or Product Ownership).  It also assumes familiarity with Scrum.  This course is for non-IT professionals as well.


After completing a Professional Scrum Product Owner course, you'll receive credentials to take the Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSPO I Certification.  The assessment is taken outside of class at the student’s convenience.  


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