Certified Product Owner (CSPO)


Length: Two days

This course does not have an exam, certification is awarded at instructor discretion based on attendance and participation.

This course pairs well with the Selling Your Project course.

  • People who are new to Scrum and want to know how to start
  • Experienced Scrum practitioners desiring new ideas to improve their Scrum practices
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Executives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the Agile Manifesto and its principles
  2. Summarize Scrum history and framework
  3. Apply the five Scrum values and benefits
  4. Distinguish between the roles of ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Development Team, including the responsibilities of each and who should perform those roles
  5. Understand a Product Owner’s role in each of the Scrum meetings
  6. Bring value to a project through supporting self-organization
  7. Participate in agile estimating and planning sessions
  8. Develop and maintain the Scrum artifact known as the Product Backlog
  9. Recognize the value of and learn how to interpret metrics and information radiators such as Burn down/up Charts, team velocity, task boards, and predictability tools.
  10. Write and maintain User Stories
  11. Understand, write, and accept Acceptance Criteria
  12. Increase product value through prioritization of User Stories and refining the Product Backlog
  13. Understand responsibilities around accepting/rejecting deliverables and how to prevent/handle carry over

This course does not have a prerequisite requirement; however, reading these two articles before the workshop, will enhance your workshop experience:

Price: $1,095.00
Course fee includes a two-year membership in Scrum Alliance.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in a daytime course or a light meal with an evening course.
  • Free Parking
  • If you already have a Scrum Alliance certification, this workshop is worth 15 SEUs.
  • If you already have a PMI® Certification, this workshop is worth 15 PDU’s in Category B.
  • Useful websites: https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications

Please call 612-659-7230 for dates and times.

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training


  • Length: Two days
  • This course pairs well with the Selling Your Project course.
  • Anyone seeking a better way to get work done
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • People new to Scrum
  • People with experience using Scrum who desire fresh ideas on being more effective
  • People seeking ScrumMaster Certification through Scrum Alliance
  • Project Mangers
  • Business Analysts
  • Product Developers
  • Developers
  • Testers

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the Agile Manifesto and its principles
  2. Summarize Scrum history and framework
  3. Apply the five Scrum values and benefits
  4. Compare and contrast the Empirical Process vs. the Defined Process
  5. Distinguish between the roles of ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Development Team, including the responsibilities of each and who should play those roles
  6. Conduct effective Scrum meetings: understand the purpose, value, duration, and invitees for each meeting
  7. Understand agile estimating and planning
  8. Develop Scrum artifacts and documents, such as The Product Backlog, the Spring Backlog, the Burn down and Burn up Charts, and the product increment
  9. Recognize danger signs and what to do about them
  10. Organize non-collocated teams conducive to an agile environment
  11. Launch an agile project

This course does not have a prerequisite requirement; however, reading these two articles before the workshop, will enhance your workshop experience:

Price: $1,095.00

Membership: Course fee includes a two-year membership in Scrum Alliance.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in a daytime course or a light meal with an evening course.
  • Free Parking
  • Exam: After completing this course, qualifying students will receive a link to the CSM exam.
  • Exam Fees: The exam fee with Scrum Alliance is included in the workshop registration. The instructor will provide a link to the exam.
  • If you already have a Scrum Alliance certification, this workshop is worth 15 SEUs.
  • If you already have a PMI® Certification, this workshop is worth 15 PDU’s in Category B.
  • Useful websites: https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications

Fall Term

  • Please call 612-659-7230 for dates and times.

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu