Receive your Scrum Product Owner Certification (CSPO) from the most experienced Scrum trainer in the Midwest

April 18 – 19, 2018

“I felt lucky to attend a class from such a skilled, knowledgeable instructor.”

Learn from someone with actual Product Management experience.  This includes profit accountability for multiple businesses.  Lowell is one of just a few Certified Scrum Trainers that has actually been a Product Manager.

Certified Scrum Product Owner® professionals have been taught the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that enable them to fulfill the role of Product Owner on a Scrum team. CSPOs are typically the individuals who are closest to the “business side” of the project. They are charged by the organization to “get the product out” and are expected to do the best possible job of satisfying all the stakeholders. 

This course will help you understand how Scrum works by focusing on your role as the Product Owner, or customer, for a Scrum team. Topics that are covered include managing stakeholders, ROI, backlog grooming, creating effective user stories, acceptance criteria for user stories, and defining “Done.”   This two day (16 hour) CSPO course is taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). You will be eligible for 16 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) upon successful completion of this course. 

Your Instructor: Lowell Lindstrom

No other Agile or Scrum instructor can match Lowell’s credentials:

  • 30+ years software development industry experience
  • Launched XP Immersion, the industry’s first agile training course, in 1999
  • Authored the industry’s first agile business course in 2000
  • Created the industry’s first Agile Transformation service offering in 2000
  • Organized XP Universe, the first Agile conference in the US, in 2001
  • Co-Author of the Declaration of Interdependence and co-founder of the Agile Leadership Network in 2005
  • Certified Scrum Trainer (certified by Ken Schwaber) since 2005
  • Managing Director of the Scrum Alliance in 2009-10
  • Services Executive for VersionOne (leading agile platform) 2013-2016

Read Lowell’s thoughts on the product owner here:

Lowell’s students have gone on to become successful leaders in the Agile community and of their companies, including:

  • Co-founder of the Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • Co-Founder of the Agile Marketing Association
  • Hundreds of successful agile coaches
  • CTO’s and other executives of successful agile companies

Course Topics

Role of the Product Owner

Fundamentals of the Product Owner Role

Working with Stakeholders

Working with the Development Team

Product Ownership with Multiple Teams

Describing Purpose and Strategy

Product Strategy

Roadmaps and Release Planning

Understanding and Empathizing with Customers and Users

Customer Research and Product Discovery

Collaboration Frameworks

Testing Product Assumptions

Working with the Product Backlog

Differentiating Outcome and Output

Defining Value

Ordering Items

Refining Items


Sketch Development

930 Kehrs Mill Road, Suite 302

Ballwin, MO 63011

April 18-19, 2018