Who should attend

The CSPO training focuses on the perspective of those who want something delivered from Scrum teams. You learn how to be an effective Product Owner. This course is also very suitable if you are a stakeholder of one or more Scrum teams. For example, if you are a customer of a supplier who uses Scrum. Or if you are a business stakeholder of Scrum teams in your own organization.


The focus of the training is on delivering value to stakeholders in small steps, based on vision and objectives. Even in an environment that works less Agile. Various Agile strategies and facilitation techniques are taught and practiced for this.

The course is in English and is given as a Scrum project. Topics that are covered are:

  • Agile: background, values, principles and current applications
  • Scrum overview
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities
  • Product Owner pitfalls
  • What makes someone a good Product Owner
  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Establishing a vision and objectives
  • Facilitating Story Map workshop
  • Agile product development strategies
  • How to involve several types of stakeholders
  • How to create and maintain a clear Product Backlog
  • Backlog refinement with stakeholders and development team
  • How to prioritize the Product Backlog based on value and cost
  • Obtain estimates from a development team
  • Getting a grip on planning and meeting deadlines
  • How to do effective Sprint Plannings and Sprint Reviews
  • How to get good and frequent feedback from stakeholders
  • Collaborating with multiple Scrum teams
  • Product Owner Quiz


To obtain the CSPO certificate, two days of active participation in this training are required. Immediately after the training you will receive your Scrum Alliance certificate online. No exam needs to be done.


Kevin J Vella

Head Of Customer Experience at Genting Casinos UK
It is amazing how Marco manages to make the role of a product owner come alive in a training course through a series of clever examples and intricate role playing games. After his two day course, I went back with many ideas to put into practice and take the product team a few notches forward. It is rare to find instructors like Marco.

Markus Schrickel

Head of Product bei VISI/ONE
Marco is an excellent trainer. I had the pleasure of participating in a 2-day CSPO training camp in 2018. He provides great insights about the Scrum framework using exceptional real-world examples, backed-up by well structured theory mixed with realistic problem-solving "games". Without doubt, it is the best course I have attended during my career. If you want to deep dive into Scrum, I highly recommend participating in one of Marco's trainings.

Christoph Janssen

Senior Consultant I CIO Advisory @PwC
Just had a great training session with Marco on the scrum concept and in particular the role of a product owner. The class was very helpful, engaging and brought a lot of theoretical and practical insights and training. I would recommend everyone to look into participating in one of his classes or to bring him into your own company! Thanks Marco!

Kevin Mobbs

mVise AG
Marco's CSPO training material and the interactive sessions made learning and practicing application of scrum principles extremely easy and memorable. The course content is not simply academic justification of PO best practices, but instead real world examples of their pragmatic implementation. 100% recommendation!

Tina Pyka

Senior Consultant at PD - Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH
I participated in Marco's CSPO training this week. I genuinely enjoyed the entire training, it was the best I ever participated in. The word "participate" must be stressed in comparison to other trainings, where it was often required to only sit and listen. I admired how the practical exercises perfectly illustrated the course content, it was all so very well thought through and didactical. I took a lot of inspiration with me for my own training sessions or just the next time I'll explain the principles of scrum to a group. The entire training was agile in itself - and Marco allowed me to transfer what I learned to my actual projects, because he answered all the specific participants' questions. I absolutely recommend Marco's CSPO training.

Patrick Burger

Sr. Software Product Manager
I attended a Product Owner Certification Course (Scrum Alliance) which Marco hosted as instructor. He has a lot of experience in the Agile/Scrum area and his personality and communication skills made these two days very interesting to attend. Especially he is able to 'map' the theory on actual cases / questions (daily work) of the course participants. I for sure recommend Marco when in a project or at a certain company is a need for an agile / Scrum coach.