Certificate in Product Ownership Analysis (CPOA) Prep (Voucher Included)

With organizations transitioning from project-centric models to product-centric views, a Product Ownership Analysis (POA) skillset is the need of the hour for business analysts to deliver successful products with high value. With 35% of business analysts globally performing product ownership work and the average annual salary of a certified product owner being $103,709, product owner training with certification communicates to employers competence in driving the creation of high-value products...

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Course code: GES2153

What you will learn

  • Understand the CPOA exam preparation process
  • In-depth understanding of product ownership analysis, framework, context, and 25+ techniques in IIBA-CPOA
  • Understand roles and responsibilities of a POA practitioner and how to apply Agile and product ownership analysis
  • Practice CPOA knowledge-based questions
  • Obtain tips to ace the CPOA exam in the first attempt

How you will benefit

  • Gain the opportunity to learn roles and responsibilities in product management along with key principles that will help you manage the hurdles of designing successful products
  • Execute product ownership-related activities and develop POA abilities for a potential product ownership career
  • Obtain tactical skills to improve product development processes armed with the knowledge of important tools and methodologies such as product roadmaps, value stream mapping, user story mapping, minimum viable product, and story decomposition
  • Complete CPOA certification in a timely and efficient manner

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
  1. Introduction
    1. Intro to CPOA
  2. Evolving Product Ownership to POA
    1. Evolving Product Ownership to POA
  3. Understanding Product Ownership Analysis
    1. Understanding POA
  4. Agile Product Management
    1. Agile Product Management
  5. Apply Foundational Concepts
    1. Introduction to the POA Framework
    2. Apply Foundational Concepts
    3. Set up Organization for success
    4. Define key product disciplines
    5. Align product to strategy
    6. Align artifacts
    7. Set up a team for success
    8. Structure work
    9. Drive Success
    10. Expand PO Role
  6. Cultivate Customer Intimacy
    1. Cultivate Customer Intimacy
    2. Know the customer
    3. Get personal
    4. Build empathy
    5. Engage in conversation
    6. Apply customer learning
    7. Validate problem
    8. Integrate learnings
    9. Evaluate and evolve product
  7. Engage the Whole Team
    1. Engage the whole team
    2. Share Goals
    3. Shared vision
    4. Collective responsibility
    5. Align product
    6. Engage and empower
    7. Provide Psychological Safety
    8. Analyze stakeholders
    9. Engage stakeholders
  8. Make an Impact
    1. Make an impact
    2. Delight customers
    3. Target customers
    4. Assess Product Market Fit
    5. Define value proposition
    6. Advance strategy
    7. Define product strategy
    8. Integrate across initiatives
    9. Cultivate org support
  9. Deliver Often
    1. Deliver often
    2. Plan Delivery
    3. Manage product backlog
    4. Minimal Viable Product Builds
    5. Plan releases
    6. Product delivery
    7. Plan iteration
    8. Build product features
    9. Validate product features
  10. Learn Fast
    1. Learn Fast
    2. Measure what matters
    3. Measure strategy
    4. Measure product
    5. Measure delivery
    6. Assess what is delivered
    7. Assess strategy
    8. Assess market
    9. Assess Delivery
  11. Obsess about Value
    1. Obsess about value
    2. Evolve the product
    3. Assess strategic alignment
    4. Assess market alignment
    5. Assess financial viability
    6. Optimize value delivery
    7. Assess capability
    8. Optimize process
    9. Leverage technology
  12. POA Techniques
    1. POA Techniques - Part 1
    2. POA Techniques - Part 2
    3. POA Techniques - Part 3

LN Mishra

LN Mishra is the co-founder and chief operating officer (COO) of Adaptive US Inc. and has over 28 years of experience in business analysis, where he has assisted more than 1200 business analysts in becoming IIBA certified. LN is the only trainer who holds all seven certifications from IIBA (ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, CCA, AAC, CBDA, and CPOA) and CPRE from IREB in Germany. He has held numerous workshops in business analysis and consulted and trained clients in the US, Europe, and India, including Toshiba, Nordstrom, AkzoNobel, AXA, MindTree, iGate, Ness, and more. LN holds a post-graduate diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Ahmedabad and BE (Honors) in Electronics. He has also authored over 20 books on business analysis, including Practical Requirements Engineering, Mastering CBAP, CBAP Question Bank, Mastering CPRE, CPRE Question Bank, and Stories for IT Trainers.


  • Good command over the English language and good knowledge of business and IT

Certification Requirements:

  • No prerequisites


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
  • Headphones
  • A microphone

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

According to Indeed.com, the average product owner salary is $109,474.

A product owner is responsible for maximizing the value delivered by the team and ensuring that the team backlog is aligned with customer and stakeholder needs. They are focused on delivering the best possible product. The Certificate in Product Ownership Analysis (CPOA) recognizes the combination of product ownership, business analysis, and an Agile mentality to maximize value.

A product owner's primary responsibilities are to define user stories and create a product backlog. They advocate for the needs of the customer and work with the development team to deliver the needs of the users.

Yes, the Certificate in Product Ownership Analysis (CPOA) through IIBA.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 3 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

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Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

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