Certified Scrum Product Owner

Programme Code D5
Applications Development
Learning Partner(s)
2 Days
Format In-person
Agile Methodologies Tools & Delivery Agile
Job Roles
ICT&SS Professional Project Manager (Agile) Product Manager Digital Service Manager Digital Business Analyst Delivery Manager


This course is delivered by NUS-ISS.

Scrum is a process framework that has been used to manage complex product development since the early 1990s. The Product Owner is responsible for maximising the value of the product and the work of the development team. Some of the work a Product Owner does includes defining the product backlog, prioritising them and making sure that development team understand the items clearly. The Certified Scrum Product Owner course will empower you with the knowledge and tools to excel in this role. Conducted by Certified Scrum Trainer Pete Deemer, it consists of lectures modules and case-study-based exercises with ample open discussions and Q&A opportunities.

Key Takeaways

At the end of the programme, you will be able to:
  • approach all aspects of the Product Owner role with skills and confidence;
  • gather and write requirements using user stories;
  • create an effective Product Backlog;
  • estimate and plan projects/releases, and managing them to successful completion.

Who To Attend

  • Please refer to the job roles on the left.
  • Targeted for IT and business professionals who will be serving in the role of Product Owner or Chief Product Owner in an Agile project including their senior management. This programme is suitable for those with little or no prior knowledge of Agile or Scrum.

What to Bring

You must bring your internet-enabled computing devices (laptops, tablet etc) with power chargers to access and download programme materials. No printed copies of programme materials are issued. Please refer to the full tech specifications here.

Programme Structure

What Will Be Covered
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • The Scrum Framework
  • The 5 Scrum Values (Commitment, Focus, Openness, Respect, and Courage)
  • The 5 Scrum Events (Sprint, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective)
  • The 4 Scrum Roles (Scrum Team, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developers)
  • The 3 Scrum Artifacts (Increment, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog)
  • The 3 Scrum Commitments (Product Goal, Sprint Goal, Definition of Done)
  • Writing Agile requirements with User Stories
  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Defining and estimating value: Linear and Fibonacci
  • Techniques for prioritizing the Product Backlog: ROI / MoSCoW
  • Agile project estimation, including Velocity and Relative estimation
  • Techniques for relative estimation: Planning Poker
  • Techniques for estimating velocity: Historical / Proxy Project / Simulated Sprint / Best-Case + Worst-Case
  • Estimating fixed date and fixed scope projects
  • Release models: All-at-once / release train / release every Sprint
  • Minimum Viable Product
  • Definition of Done and managing project risk
  • Strategies for splitting Product Backlog Items: Workflow Steps / Business Value / Simple-Complex / Positive-Negative / Investigate-Implement
  • Managing requirements change while still delivering on schedule and within budget
  • Release Backlog and Release Burndown Chart
  • 7 Strategies to responding to behind-schedule projects


Full Fee

Full course fee


8% GST on nett course fee


Total nett course fee payable, including GST S$1512

With effect from 1 Jan 2023 till 31 Dec 2023


Upcoming Classes

Class 1
19 Jun 2023 to 20 Jun 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 2 days
When: Jun - 19, 20
Time : 9:00am - 5:00pm
Class 2
28 Aug 2023 to 29 Aug 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 2 days
When: Aug - 28, 29
Time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Class 3
02 Oct 2023 to 03 Oct 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 2 days
When: Oct - 02, 03
Time : 9:00am - 5:00pm
Class 4
07 Dec 2023 to 08 Dec 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 2 days
When: Dec - 07, 08
Time : 9:00am - 5:00pm
Class 5
04 Mar 2024 to 05 Mar 2024 (Full Time)
Duration: 2 days
When: Mar - 04, 05
Time : 9:00am - 5:00pm

How To Register


Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the course.

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

Step 3 GovTech Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.