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Certified Scrum Product Owner Class

  • Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center 204 Boardwalk Place Gaithersburg, MD, 20878 United States (map)

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How do you go from the product vision to a product backlog to satisfied customers? This interactive course teaches you the essential knowledge to work as a Product Owner in Scrum.

The Product Owner creates the product vision, sets the product goal, and leads the effort to transform the vision into a successful product. The Product Owner steers and guides the Scrum team, bridges the gap between customers, business and development, and is responsible for reaching the product goal and return on investment (ROI).

Through simulations, workshops and exercises, you will learn how you can leverage Scrum to optimize value creation and customer satisfaction. You will learn how to create a product vision, create and manage the product backlog, prioritize the product backlog, create a realistic release plan, and progressively refine requirements. As a Product Owner, your responsibility is to ensure value is delivered early and often. This course will provide you the knowledge and understanding to support, advocate, and implement incremental product delivery.

Scrum transforms the way work gets done, and the Product Owner plays a key role in transforming the business to support regular delivery of value to your customers. 


Using a combination of interactive presentations, problem-solving exercises, and team-structured simulations, the workshop will enable participants to:

  • Generate rapid results using the core principles, strategies, and practices of Scrum

  • Focus the Team on the vision

  • Hold together a coalition of stakeholders

  • Develop just-in-time requirements

  • Incorporate real-time information to improve planning, estimation, and delivery

  • Engage the Scrum Development Team to optimize results

  • Leverage the facilitation and leadership skills of the ScrumMaster


  • Scrum Overview

  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Essential Product Owner

  • Building the Product Backlog

  • Creating and Maintaining the Release Plan

  • Sprinting with the Team

  • Scaling Strategies

  • Metrics and Reporting

Intended For

Product Owners, product managers, project managers, customers, stakeholders, business analysts, financial analysts, and ScrumMasters who wish to learn how to use Scrum to achieve rapid results.


Who is the instructor?
This workshop is presented by Jim York, one of the premier Certified Scrum Trainers® in the world. Jim is also a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Team Coach℠, an expert in theory and practice, helping individuals and organizations implement Agile in the real world. We do not subcontract our classes to other trainers.

Who is the class for?
Anyone on a team who wishes to learn how to use Scrum to create or participate on high performing teams focused on rapid value delivery to customers. ScrumMasters, Product Owners, and other Scrum Team Members will benefit from this class. 

At what time does the class start and end each day?
The class starts promptly at 9:00 AM each day and ends at 5:00 PM.   

Are meals and refreshments included?
The following meals and refreshments are included in your class fee:

  • A continental breakfast at 8:30 AM

  • A set lunch

  • Coffee and tea at mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks

  • Iced water all day

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For answers to your questions about the class, please call Melissa York at 703.771.8367 or

Are discounts or other special pricing available?
If you are a current client, alum or unemployed, we reserve reduced-price seats in each class for you. Contact us if you wish to be considered for one of these seats. In addition, group pricing is available.

How do I get an invoice or receipt?
On completion of your registration, you will receive an email confirmation with details of your registration including the balance due, if any. If there is a balance due, the confirmation email is your invoice.

What is the refund policy?
If YOU need to cancel within one week of the class, there is no refund. However, you may substitute another person to take your place in the class, or, for a $200 fee, you can transfer to a future FoxHedge workshop.  For a schedule of future workshops, please visit

If WE cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund.

How often have you cancelled a class?
FoxHedge has never cancelled a class.  In the event that a situation beyond our control forces a cancellation, we will notify you through the contact information you provide with your registration and issue a full refund of any fees paid.

Can I get SEUs and PDUs for this class?
Scrum Alliance members can claim 16 SEUs for thei class.
PMPs can claim 16 PDUs for this class.

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