Certified Scrum Product Owner

This course aims to equip you with the essential tools and skills necessary to excel as a Product Owner in the Scrum framework. It offers a practical and immersive learning experience that accelerates your knowledge and expertise.
Learners will gain real-world insights and practical skills for successful product development in Agile environments while earning the CSPO certification, opening doors to exciting career opportunities. Join our course to become a sought-after CSPO professional.
Learners who have completed the Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner will be awarded with a Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Management by SUTD.

Course Details

Course Dates:
29 - 30 August 2024

Closing date: 2 August 2024

Course Dates:
10 - 11 October 2024

Closing date: 13 September 2024

Course Dates:
18 - 19 November 2024

Closing date: 25 October 2024

Course Dates:
10 - 11 December 2024

Closing date: 15 November 2024

2 days, 9.00am - 5.00pm (Virtual)


Who Should Attend

  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Data Analysts

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Diploma/GCE A Level or relevant work experience

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to / can expect to: 

  •  Analyze market trends and digital disruptors to identify opportunities and align products with market needs. 
  •  Collaborate to generate creative ideas, recognizing customer segments and their needs.
  •  Develop business models and incubation plans, aligning products with market conditions.
Day 1
1. Product Owners Relevance in a VUCA World:
  • Introduction to the Product Owner role.
  • Addressing product value and strategic alignment.
  • Prioritising ideas based on relative value and effort.
2. Customers and User Needs:
  • Understanding the Discovery Phase, due diligence, and reframing thinking.
  • Collaborative exercises using Lean Canvas and involving stakeholders.
  • The Inception Phase, managing stakeholder expectations.
3. Effective Product Strategies:
  • Writing an inspiring Product Goal aligned with business vision.
  • Product Roadmap, validating assumptions, and gathering early feedback.
4. Product Assumptions
Day 2
1. Product Backlog:
  • Checking in with the Scrum team and building relationships.
  • Scrum overview and collaboration with other roles.
  • Deep dive into the Product Owner role and working with stakeholders.
  • Managing multiple teams and understanding the breadth of the role.
 2. Effective Backlog Management
  • Planning releases, refining the Product Backlog with the MoSCoW technique.
  • Scrum Simulation and hands-on experience of Scrum events.
3. Customer Centricity
4. Continuous Improvement and Value Delivery
  • Effective Backlog management and customer centricity.
  • Continuous improvement and value delivery practices.
  • Embedding value measurement frameworks like Net Promoter Score.
  • Assessment - 20 MCQ (Virtual)
  • No Scrum Alliance exam

​Completing this course alongside the Certified Scrum Master programme paves your way to earning the valuable Professional Certificate in Agile Project / Product Management from SUTD. This comprehensive certificate demonstrates your mastery of both project and product management in Agile environments.

This Certification is awarded by: 

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay

The above module fee payable is inclusive of 9% GST.



Sam Bowtell
Founder, Director, AgileAsia and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®)
Sam Bowtell stands as the visionary founder of Grow Your Agility Pty Ltd, a pioneering consultancy and training organization dedicated to delivering exceptional training and coaching in Agile and Scrum methodologies. With an extensive career spanning over 32 years, Sam has played pivotal roles in various teams, including Scrum Master, Product Owner, Practice Lead, Training Lead, Program Lead, and Sales Lead.

Known for his ability to infuse energy, care, and a sense of fun into every facet of his work and life, Sam is more than a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®); he is a true leader, coach, trainer, and facilitator. His wealth of experience reflects a dynamic career, contributing to the success of organizations across diverse roles and responsibilities.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®) recognized by the Scrum Alliance, Sam has achieved the highest level of certification in the field, showcasing his expertise and commitment to advancing agile practices. His academic journey includes the completion of an MBA from Macquarie Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the esteemed University of Nottingham.

Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

SUTD Privacy Statement

For more information on SUTD's privacy statement, please visit https://sutd.edu.sg/Privacy-Statement.

SUTD Terms and Conditions

Methods of Payment

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

    For more info, please visit SkillsFuture website at https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/enhancedsubsidy

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

    For more info, please visit SSG website at https://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html

Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

For more info, please visit https://e2i.com.sg/individuals/ntuc-education-and-training-fund/.

Funding under Post-Secondary Education Account ("PSEA")

The Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme to help pay for the post-secondary education of Singaporeans.

This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families in investing in the future education of their children and to prepare them for the economy of the future. PSEA is not a bank account.

It is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is opened automatically for all eligible Singaporeans.

Account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings’ approved fees and charges for approved programs conducted by approved institutions.

However, you will have to check your eligibility and balance by contacting MOE first.

Contact MOE at (65) 6260 0777

E-mail to MOE at contact@moe.edu.sg

Click here for MOE website.