Further learning after your Scrum Product Owner training

Here is a list of read-further pointers that are useful for students that have attended our Certified Scrum Product Owner training, and for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of product management in Scrum. Some of these topics are discussed during our 2-day classes while others are left for further exploration.


Product Mastery: From Good to Great Product Ownership by Geoff Watts

User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product by Jeff Patton

Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn

Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process by Kenneth Rubin

The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald Reinersten

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die: Why Some Ideas Take Hold and Others Come Unstuck by Chip and Dan Heath

The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative by Steve Denning

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey Moore

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators by Patrick Lencioni

User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn

Agile Planning and Estimation by Mike Cohn

On Agile Contracts

Money for Nothing & Changes for Free by Jeff Sutherland

Agile Contracts by Larman and Vodde

Agile Team Meets a Fixed Price Contract by Niebudek

10 Contract Forms for Your Next Agile Software Project by Stevens (PDF download)

Articles, videos, and presentations

Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell by Henrik Kniberg

Enterprise Transition and others (including the whole Agile Reading Glasses presentation)

Growing DONE – How to Make the Definition of Done Work for Your Team

How to Give a Great Sprint Demo

Synchronize Rather Than Overlap Sprints

Revive Your Daily Standup

YouTube and blog

You can continue your learning by following our expert coaches’ advice on our blog and our YouTube channel, where you can find short clips by our team and longer presentations given to conferences and events.

Do Better Scrum

A good read to sum up the learning about Scrum is Do Better Scrum, an unofficial set of tips and insights into how to implement Scrum well, free for download in various languages and formats. Written by Certified Scrum Coach & agile42 Trainer Peter Hundermark. In the words of the author “I hope this little booklet may be a source of inspiration to help you do Scrum and Agile a little better each day.”