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Professional Scrum Product Owner

Live Virtual Class, August 5-6, 2024

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 that drives value from their products, not just Scrum. 

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 bes product they can. 

In general, Product Owners face two 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 thing 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: August 5, 2024
End: August 6, 2024

Class Format




Registration & Price

Price: USD 1095

More Information


All courses have consistency around the learning objectives, key objectives, and exercises.  The scrum guide and Ken Schwaber set the direction for our courses, and the learning objectives are our road map. Even with this consistency, each instructor has their own presentation style and background - trainers frequently 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 fit for your needs. courses are evolved through the input of several hundred Professional Scrum Trainers using a steward model.  This means that our courses are the culmination of many minds and diverse views, ensuring that the content is at the cutting edge.

Why Dr. Suscheck?

Dr Suscheck has over 30 years of experience in software development and education, starting his career as a developer and growing into an enterprise level agile coach.  He has taught classes to over 5,000 students and hundreds more in noncertified classes.  His classes range from advanced, highly technical programming classes to executive level organizational change classes.

In academics, he holds Doctor of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, a Master of Computer Information Systems from Cleveland State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Edinboro University.  He has worked as full-time faculty member at Colorado State University and currently serve as adjunct faculty at several universities.

Charles 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand uncertainty and complexity in software environments.
  • Understand how an empirical approach 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 lean wastes.
  • 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 be transparent.
  • 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.


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 foundational reasons for an empirical approach.
    • What situations are best suited for Agile.
    • Keys to a more effective application of the Agile mindset.
  • The Scrum Framework
    • How Scrum roles, artifacts, and events relate to the Product Owner.
    • Product Owner and the Sprint Goal.
    • When pProduct Owners should be involved in the framework and when they should not. 
    • 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 some experience in product delivery (product management or Product Ownership).  It also assumes basic familiarity with Scrum.  If you are new to Scrum, you should read the Scrum Guide (  This course is perfectly appropriate for non-IT professionals who are looking to apply Scrum in their context.


After completing a Professional Scrum Product Owner course, students receive credentials to take the Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSPO I Certification.  Students take the assessment on their own after class.


VIrtual via zoom.

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