Certified Scrum Product Owner Training

Certified Scrum Product Owner Training with Michigan Technology Services

Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training, as well as other Agile and Scrum courses, through a partnership with the only Scrum Alliance authorized Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) based in Michigan, Chet Hendrickson. Chet is one of the founders of extreme programming (XP), the first signatory of the Agile Manifesto, and is a globally recognized Scrum Trainer.  Numerous Agile educators and coaches seek his guidance and have studied with him.  He’s authored multiple books on agility.   Taking a CSPO workshop with Chet is unlike any other Agile course.

In addition to 2 days of CSPO training we offer our students the ability to join one of our bonus 1/2 day Agile training sessions, at no additional cost. We will cover important Agile topics that are outside the scope of a Scrum Alliance CSPO workshop in these sessions. The value add will help you as you work with your Scrum team.

In a pre-Covid world our training would take place at our location in the Farmington Hills/Novi area, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or at your location anywhere around the world. Our Agile workshops and Agile coaching sessions are now offered online/virtually, reducing your need to travel.

While many CST’s fly into metro Detroit to deliver a class, and then leave, we live here and support the local Agile community.   We continue to sponsor regional Agile conferences and local Agile and Scrum meetups. We have strong ties to Agile companies in the metro Detroit area.  We have successfully run this course for multiple teams in the Great Lakes area.

What is Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training?

Scrum is a very useful agile framework for completing complex projects.

This intensive two-day course will prepare you to take on the Product Owner role and is taught by a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer. We’ll cover the Scrum framework but more importantly, what it means to function as the Product Owner, or Customer, for a Scrum team.  You will learn about managing stakeholders, creating and refining the Product Backlog, emerging detail with Product Backlog Items and User Stories including Acceptance Criteria and the Definition of Done.

You will participate in exercises, in-depth discussion, case studies and techniques to help illustrate practices and principles. After completing the course, you will earn the Certified Scrum Product Owner credential with the Scrum Alliance. You will also receive a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, an organization that provides valuable materials and resources exclusively to CSPOs.

Additional Benefits of taking our CSPO course

Participants are eligible for 16 Education Hours for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner application and 16 PMI PDUs (Professional Development Units)


Note: The Scrum Alliance has allowed virtual classes taught by CSTs as we all deal with the Covid-19 situation. While we are located in Farmington Hills our upcoming CSPO workshops are now virtual workshops.

Our next public CSPO workshop will be in March. The workshop is now live, and virtual.

The March public Certified Scrum Product Owner class will be Thursday and Friday, March 4-5. You are still eligible to get certified after 2 days of virtual/online training with Chet.  The regular course fee is $1,295/student, but early enrollment, prior to February 22, is $795/student. Group rates are available. The CSPO credential is included in the course fee, as well as a two year membership with the Scrum Alliance.

Let us all hope we can return to in-person workshops and that all of our friends and family remain healthy.

Enroll in our March Certified Scrum Product Owner workshops by filling out the following enrollment form.

If you want a CSPO workshop prior to March call or email us.   We often have private workshops that clients may let you join in on.   We also have the ability to schedule CSPO training based upon demand.

Once you have earned the CSPO credential deepen your Product Owner knowledge by joining our Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner workshop.

Private CSPO classes for groups or companies are available upon request. Your training can take place at our location in Farmington Hills, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or onsite at your office anywhere throughout the United States. Call 248-489-0408 for details.

Course Schedule

Individual, Private, Corporate and Group Training Available

Early-Bird Price: $795

Regular Price: $1295 $995

Date(s) Days Time Type
3/4/21 - 3/5/21 Th & F 9:00am - 5:00pm

Live Online Class


For additional Scrum Product Owner class information or to request a class date contact Michigan Technology Services. 248-489-0408

Who Should Attend

Scrum is not just for programmers. Project managers, business analysts, technical writers, QA staff, testers - as well as developers - have all found value in our instruction.

You do not need to have substantial experience working in an Agile environment, but it helps if you have some experience managing projects. Anyone looking to gain an understanding of the Scrum framework will benefit from this course.

Course Objectives

  • The basics of what Scrum is and how it fits into an Agile process
  • What the Product Owner role is and how it differs from a traditional product manager or project sponsor
  • The process for creating, refining and maintaining a Product Backlog
  • How to collaborate with the Scrum team to maximize business value with each Sprint
  • How Scrum can enable your business to respond more rapidly to changing market, business and customer needs

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