Scrum Product Owner Certified Expanded Outline

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Course Description

This two-day Scrum Product Owner certification program educates students in best practices to represent the interests of the stakeholder to the Scrum Team. Students prepare for the certification exam while acquiring valuable insights from instructors with extensive practical experience in Scrum methodology. The program, accredited by SCRUMstudy, features lectures, discussion, team exercises and quizzes. Courses are offered as Instructor-led, E-learning or Live-over-web opportunities.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for anyone who interacts with and represents the business stakeholders as a Product Owner in a Scrum project. The Scrum Product Owner certification is appropriate for Product Owners, Product Managers, Project Managers, and Business Analysts.

Course Outline
Introduction to Scrum

  • What Is Scrum
  • Key Principles

Scrum Overview

  • Overview
  • History
  • Benefits
  • Scalability
  • Aspects
  • Processes

Scrum Concepts & Principles

  • Concepts
  • Principles
  • Aspects

Scrum Processes

  • Initiate
  • Plan & Estimate
  • Implement
  • Review & Retrospect
  • Release

The Product Owner

  • Identify the Role
  • Responsibilities
  • Authorities

The Scrum Master

  • Identify the Role
  • Responsibilities
  • Authorities

The Scrum Team

  • Identify the Role
  • Responsibilities
  • Authorities
  • Other Roles

The Project Vision

  • Importance
  • Project Vision Meeting
  • JAD Sessions
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Gap Analysis
  • Outputs

User Group Meetings

  • Epics
  • Personas
  • User Stories
  • Prioritization


  • Estimating the Product Backlog
  • Story Points
  • Estimating the Sprint Backlog
  • Accuracy vs Precision
  • Size vs Duration
  • Estimates vs Commitments

Prioritized Product Backlog

  • Prioritized Product Backlog Review Meeting
  • Change Requests
  • Risks
  • Outputs

Release Plan

  • Release Planning
  • Length of Sprint
  • Release Preferences
  • Outputs


  • Definition
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Quality Management in Scrum


  • Supporting Change
  • Change Requests
  • Flexibility vs Stability
  • Integrating Change
  • Scaling in Programs and Portfolios


  • Risk vs Issues
  • Risk Attitude
  • Identification
  • Assessment
  • Prioritization
  • Mitigation
  • Communication
  • Risk Burndown Chart

Sprint Planning Meeting

  • User Stories
  • Tasks
  • Planning Poker
  • Fist of Five
  • Story Points
  • ScrumBoard
  • Sprint Burndown Chart

During The Sprint

  • The Daily Standup Meeting
  • Three Questions
  • War Room
  • Managing Distributed Teams

Grooming the Prioritized Product Backlog

  • Prioritized Product Backlog Review Meeting
  • Change Requests
  • Risks
  • Outputs

Sprint Review Meeting

  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Tracking Overall Progress
  • Outputs

Ship Deliverables

  • Ship Deliverables
  • Outputs

Review Program
Self-study, Exam Prep


There is no prerequisite for taking this course. However, students who have their SDCTM or SMCTM certifications will better understand the material required to pass the exam.


A voucher for a multiple-choice 75-question exam will be given at the completion of the course. The 90-minute exam is proctored online and can be taken at the student’s convenience.

Reference Material

Each student will receive a workbook. Other Scrum-related study material and books are available for purchase prior to, or during, the class.

Course Director

Patrick von Schlag
Mr. von Schlag has more than 25 years of real-world experience managing IT and business organizations. He has served as a consultant, facilitator, and instructor in support of more than 200 organizations. With an emphasis in best practices, Mr. von Schlag has obtained all Scrum certifications: Scrum Developer Certified, Scrum Master Certified, Scrum Product Owner Certified and Agile Expert. He specializes in program deployments, focusing on practical benefits.

His customer list includes The Walt Disney Company, Microsoft, Nike, Sears, the US Marine Corps, the US Army, the US Air Force, 2nd and 5th Fleet US Navy, DISA, IRS, Federal Reserve, The Hartford, Citigroup, Amgen, Los Angeles County, Port of Long Beach, GDIT, Accenture, Serco, Deloitte, and hundreds of other market-leading companies.

Mr. von Schlag has extensive executive-level experience in market strategy, business planning, enterprise sales, marketing, and solution development and deployment. He is committed to helping customers achieve tangible bottom line results with improved quality and quantity of best business practices.

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