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Certified Scrum Product Owner – Testimonials

'An extremely engaging and knowledgeable trainer that kept us on track and with relevant examples.'

Helen Treacher CSPO Matt Roadnight

'First class. Great pace, materials, trainer and venue.'

Chris Mordain CSPO with Matt Roadnight

'I was really impressed with the course, which provided me with plenty of insights and knowledge to take forward my role as Product Owner.'

Daren Hlaing CSPO with David Hicks

'It was an excellent training. David is an excellent trainer. I would highly recommend him.'

Swasti Ghai Product Owner, British Gas CSPO with David Hicks

'Excellent trainer with a lot of knowledge to help steer us in the learning.'

David Clark Energy Trader, RWE Supply & Trading GmbH CSPO with Colin Bird

'Great refresher and clarification. Learned some new ideas that I will be taking back to the team.'

Anonymous CSPO with Colin Bird

'Colin was an excellent trainer with great depth. I truly felt I got my money's worth.'

Satinderpal Jandu Viewset Limited CSPO with Colin Bird

'A fantastic course that I would definitely recommend. Professional yet engaging, bringing together a group of individuals, who are keen to further their knowledge and work together over the two days. Course materials were informative and provided extensive literature to compliment the course.'

Henrietta Knight Project Manager, Splendid Unlimited CSPO with David Hicks

'Very interesting course with lots of information.'

Dennis Hoefer Credit Risk Analyst, RWE Supply & Trading GmbH CSPO with Colin Bird

'David is a great trainer as he does not only talk about the theory but gives really good examples of real life.'

Nidhi Kapoor CSPO with David Hicks

'Great course, have learnt a lot and Colin's delivery style was really engaging, with the right level of formality / informality.'

Danielle Wood CSPO with Colin Bird

'This was an interactive, informative, brilliant session. I would recommend the same to other colleagues.'

Smriti Bhanti CSPO with David Hicks

'As someone new to Agile and Product Owner, this course gave me loads to go back to work with and try out.'

Product Engineer CSPO with Colin Bird

'Really enjoyable course -Thanks Matt!'

Anonymous CSPO with Matt Roadnight

'My brain is frazzled, I'm tired, brain capacity is full, but I'm excited by the added confidence I have, and have a thirst to learn more!'

UX Designer CSPO with Colin Bird

'The course was booked to help me move to the next stage of my career. I strongly believe the training I received, has given me the tools to do that!'

Aghogho Peters Okenabirhie CSPO with Colin Bird

'This is the first training I have done where I learned why certain methods and models are used in Agile, and how they can be applied in reality. It was clear that the trainer has extensive experience in applying Agile in the technology process.'

Project Manager BBC Studios Distribution Limited CSPO with David Hicks

'Agil8's CSPO course was exactly what I required as a Product Owner. Great background to the process and theory, backed up by real world examples and classroom exercises.'

Mike Turner Zenotech CSPO with David Hicks

'Amazing course! Dave really organised this training to get a 360 overview of why PO exists in the Scrum / Agile methodology.'

Moritz Natalini Product Owner, Bidstack Limited CSPO with David Hicks

"David has been an amazing trainer, explaining in a simple language, how to work effectively in agile environments and how to be an effective PO."

Waleed Hasmi CSPO with David Hicks

"Karim is a very experienced trainer and the course was very informative and insightful."

Mark Pomeroy CSPO course with Karim Harbott

'Course provides a broad overview that allows you to tailor knowledge to your role.'

Stuart Douglas Lead Senior Engineer, Leonardo Airbourne & Space Systems CSPO with Stuart Turner

'Had a brilliant 2 days at the CSPO course and have learnt an abundance of tools and techniques, that I can use to tackle real world, pain points. Thank you David for your positivity and enthusiasm!'

Lauren Hughes Product Owner CSPO with David Hicks

'Excellent introduction course for product owners and to have a detailed overview of Scrum.'

Product Analyst Checkout.com CSPO with David Hicks

'Really interesting course with lots of variety. A really great trainer, it helped me consider how I can improve aspects of my role.'

Jayne Stallard Implementation Officer, NCFE CSPO with Zia Malik

'Really enjoyed the course and gained some ideas on facilitation techniques, I can use in my daily role.'

Rebecca Brenard Business Analyst, NCFE CSPO with Zia Malik

'Very professional and well run course. David Hicks is a great trainer and really knows his stuff.'

Nikhil Jejurikar E Commerce Manager, Travis Perkins CSPO with David Hicks

'Excellent course delivered by an engaging and very knowledgable trainer. Would highly recommend.'

Ian Burnham Business Analyst, NCFE CSPO with Zia Malik

'As someone new to the product owners course, I found it really informative and delivered in a professional and friendly manner.'

Stephen Carrigan CSPO with Zia Malik

'This was probably one of the best training events I've attended. The pace, content, materials and style was great and held my attention the whole time.'

Toni Brooks Lead Assessment Delivery Officer, NCFE CSPO with Zia Malik

'Fantastic course. Great content and delivery.'

Katia Cassidy CRM Business Partner, NCFE CSPO with Zia Malik

'Comprehensive, enjoyable course with a diverse group. Dave was extremely knowledgable and experienced, thanks for making it relevant and fun.'

Shabbana Elnor Head of Sales & Marketing, MSD CSPO with David Hicks

'This training was paced well and was easy to take in. The day went so quickly and the coach was approachable and engaging.'

Mandy McGill Scrum Master, NCFE CSPO with Zia Malik

'A well structured course, using real world examples based upon David's years of experience. Delegates questions were answered thoughtfully, in a coaching style. The group experiences worked very well and stimulated good discussions.'

Alan Mulch Product Owner, FFE Ltd. CSPO with David Hicks

'Zia did a brilliant job breaking down a complicated subject, a fun and engaging trainer.'

NCFE CSPO with Zia Malik

'The course was well structured, well presented and very informative - Zia as a trainer was excellent.'

Graham Thompson Accreditation Officer, NCFE CSPO with Zia Malik

'Awesome course and trainer - highly recommend.'

Claire Appleby CSPO with Zia Malik

'It was a pleasure attending this training course. Trainer made it exciting, kept enthusiasm and momentum going and most of all, made it relevant to the audience.'

Lesley Logan Scrum Master, RBS CSPO with Matt Roadnight

'One of the best courses I've ever been part off. Very innovative!'

Adam Williamson Assistant Delivery Officer CSPO with Zia Malik

'Would highly recommend Matt and this course for Product Owners.'

Andrew Bode Project Manager, RBS CSPO with Matt Roadnight

'The course was well structured and delivered with lots of opportunity to relate to workplace challenges - very useful.'

Anonymous CSPO with Matt Roadnight

'Good context setting course, helped clarify solutions, for issues we currently have.'

Anonymous CSPO with Matt Roadnight

'Well structured course, broken down into easily consumable chunks and tailored to my experience.'

Nichol Watt CSPO with Matt Roadnight

'Zia ran a well paced, interactive course, enhanced by his relevant stories based on his experience 'in the field' across a broad range of markets.'

Gerry Williams Service Delivery Manager CSPO with Zia Malik

'Zia was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable and he engaged well with all on the course. Great materials, visuals, handouts, exercises and interactions.'

Marcus Turnbull Tools and Strategy Analyst, RBS CSPO with Zia Malik

'Course helped bring to life the world of Agile and in particular my role as a Product Owner.'

Anonymous Product Owner CSPO with Matt Roadnight

'I would recommend this course to any Product Owners.'

Product Owner RBS CSPO with Zia Malik

'Looking forward to getting back to work to apply what I have learnt.'

Anonymous CSPO with David Hicks

'A very good way to learn from other sectors and professionals. Doing many activities and given other visions that could help you in your current role. I would totally recommend this course.'

Rocio Ruano Product Owner CSPO with David Hicks

'Very informative and will really help in my career.'

Anonymous CSPO with David Hicks

'A great intro and deep dive into the muddy waters of Product Ownership!'

Product Owner CSPO with David Hicks

'Brilliant environment, with experienced, knowledgable trainer. The course was fun, which ensures retention.'

Josephine Kelly CSPO with David Hicks

'Really enjoyed the course - David made the content engaging and interesting, while being realistic about 'real world' application.'

Anonymous CSPO with David Hicks

'Dave Delivered the PO training with such enthusiasm and in a clear, simple way that is enjoyable.'

Zara Christina Private Banking Services CSPO with David Hicks

'Excellent material very professionally delivered.'

Financial Service Industry CSPO with Nigel Baker

'Really engaging training course which bought the role to life. I will be using this knowledge when I return to work on Monday!'

Jessica Read FIL Investment Management Limited CSPO with David Hicks

'Great course with a knowledgable trainer, that gave me a huge amount to think about and implement.'

Rob Marshall Wavemaker CSPO with David Hicks

'Very good for a 'New' Product Owner, new to the Agile way of working.'

FIL Investment Management Limited CSPO with David Hicks

'The CSPO training with David was engaging, informative and extremely useful. I now have confidence in my knowledge, as a product owner, and will be taking this back to my workplace.'

Anonymous CSPO with David Hicks

"Fantastic Product Owner training course from Agil8. Made even more relevant, fun and engaging, with the superb expertise, presence and listening of David Hicks. Thank you for empowering me with new possibilities to create magic in Astrazeneca, that delivers value."

Saj Shah CSPO with David Hicks

"Extremely impressed about SCRUM technologies and the way they were presented to me."

Anna Rabiej CSPO with David Hicks

"David was entertaining and engaging throughout. The course materials were clear and thorough - I am ready and confident that I can quickly integrate SCRUM into my process."

Will Holdoway CSPO with David Hicks

"Dave was incredibly knowledgable and this helped in being able to provide many varied and real life examples of Agile adoption and roles."

Clare Watson CSPO with David Hicks

"Zia ran a well paced, interactive course, enhanced by his relevant stories based on his experience in the field across a broad range of markets."

Gerry Williams Product Owner CSPO with Zia Malik

"Zia was fantastic - very knowledgeable and experienced, He gave real-life examples throughout and engaged well with all on the course. Although I'm not a Product Owner, the stakeholder management, prioritisation and interactive games are great lessons to apply to my day job."

Marcus Turnbull, Royal Bank of Scotland Tools & Strategy Analyst CSPO with Zia Malik

"The trainer was very knowledgeable and approachable, he really brought the material to life with practical experience, strong examples and stories."

CSPO with Zia Malik

"Excellent course with a great trainer. I knew nothing about scrum on the first morning, I go home on day 2 confident that I can share scrum basics with my team and more importantly have the confidence and tools to be an effective product owner."

Jonathan Goodger CSPO course with David Hicks

"Highly recommend this course to anyone working alongside agile teams as well as dedicated product owners. Coming from an agency background this helps me to better understand my clients needs as product owners."

Jen Howes Client Director CSPO course with David Hicks

"A great fun course on learning about agile scrum framework, super useful for new product managers, product owners and those in need of a refresher. David is an experienced and insightful trainer lives and breathes scrum."

Janak Rajani Product Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"Joined as an experienced product owner uncertain how much opportunity I would have to learn. Answer is a lot. Many improvement opportunities to do well as practical understanding of practices we already follow."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"As a PO with 3 years experience I still found this course to challenge my methods and rethink on how I have implemented this."

Howard Mitchell CSPO course with David Hicks

"A really good course which compressed my understanding of scrum. It answered some of those questions which no one else could."

Andy Saxton CSPO course with David Hicks

"Interactive, engaging and informative. David was a great trainer and really encouraged a collaborative working atmosphere. Looking forward to implementing what I've learnt."

Gillian Watchorn CSPO course with David Hicks

"Karim's training was excellent, clear and well delivered throughout with material that I am excited to apply in context. A really fun session, would defiantly recommend."

Annie Tippell CSPO course with Karim Harbott

"One of the best courses I have attended. Interactive and informative."

Paul Gibbons Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"This course cemented my understanding of the PO role and the role it plays in a successful scrum team. I can't wait to practice what I've learnt with my feature team."

Gordon Galway Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"Should be attended by anyone planning to use scrum."

Jonathan Tout Software Engineer  CSPO course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"An excellent course, David is an engaging presenter who uses simple, relatable analogies that I will be able to put into practice to engage others in Agile scrum techniques."

Stephanie Walker Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"CSPO provided an excellent intro to scrum framework. The trainers experience and teaching skills were way above expectations. I'm glad I choose Agil8."

Sophia Denham CSPO course with David Hicks

"Well delivered course. Very interactive. Made learning and understand very easy and informative."

Niranjan Soni CSPO course with David Hicks

"Excellent short course to get started with. I'm in a product owner role. Very engaging and confidence building."

Sumesh Puthiyaveetil Director CSPO course with David Hicks

"Fantastic, interesting course which brought to life all the 'talk' that companies and people are currently using."

Victoria Baker Senior Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"Agile training with a clear pragmatic approach that stresses understanding of why and gives you confidence and techniques for execution."

Phyllis Davies Product Owner 

"Excellent course and very well layed out. A must for anyone wanting to use scrum."

Paul Roberts Product Owner CSPO Course with David Hicks

"Very good session and provides a helpful overview to CSPO. Practicals reinforced theory."

Adam Marks CSPO course with David Hicks

"CSPO provided an excellent introduction to scrum framework. The trainers experience and teaching skills were way above expectations. I'm glad I choose Agil8."

Sophie Denham CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave's course clarified many uncertainties I had over our application of scrum and the rule of the product owner in particular. Highly recommended."

Tom Crane Technical Director CSPO course with David Hicks

"I really enjoyed the course, very informative and interactive, showed me where my company isn't using agile well. Thank you so much."

Krupa Patel CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave gave an excellent practical explanation of scrum, its history and how to implement in the real world. Very engaging." 

Cate Nisbet CSPO course with David Hicks

"Really enjoyed the training. David explains the theory in simple terms and with good examples. It sounds so easy. I wish our leadership team were here to understand the pros of this methodology."

Sharon Van Der Vet Digital Product Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"A very informative and enjoyable two days learning the agile way by practical examples from a very knowledgeable and experienced trainer."

Richard Beresford CSPO course with David Hicks

"A great course. Scrum demystified clear thorough and fun. I look forward to using my new found skills."

Anthony Falco CSPO course with David Hicks

"Fantastic course, everyone should go on it."

Lindsey Coleman CSPO course with David Hicks

"I found the course really useful as it was delivered in a way that it was relevant to scrum teams at varying stages on the agile scale so it was easy for me to relate to the product owner role in the company I work for." 

Heidi Lobley CSPO course with David Hicks

"David at Agil8 brings the world of scrum to life with clear, witty and genuine experiences. A pleasure to listen to and converse with on agile leadership." 

Craig Lace CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave's knowledge of agile let alone scrum is so good it is borderline ridiculous! Not a single missed beat, engaging and informative, what more could you want from a trainer? In depth experience and Dave has that too!" 

Matthew Inns CSPO course with David Hicks

"David is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about scrum." 

Charlie Stephenson Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"Highly recommended. Great trainer and lots to take back to my own organisation." 

Benjamin Culling CSPO course with David Hicks

"It's my second time training with Agil8. I had done the Scrum Master one before. The product owner training that I have done today helped me to remember the basics but also to go further and improve my knowledge of all the different roles within scrum." 

Claire Vallez Project Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"I was pleasantly surprised at the in depth and interactive session delivered by David. Well balanced approach combining theory and practice." 

Azim Akhtar Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave is a fabulous facilitator, he clearly explained key concepts in a very engaging way. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn more about scrum."

Jessica Smith CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great course for anyone new to product owner/Product Management. I feel much more equipped to influence change in our ways of working."

Cheryl Houston CSPO course with David Hicks

"This course has given me everything I need to start developing as an efficient product owner and member of scrum team (and a nice set of planning poker cards)"

Yulia Jory CSPO course with David Hicks

"Essential training for anyone working in a 21st Century company/organisation."

Fadi Haddadeen CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave really engaged the participant with real world examples."

Stuart Adams CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave brought some complex material to life through practical examples and engaging presentation. I learnt a huge amount."

Mark Cullen CSPO course with David Hicks

"Good course and helped me to understand agile better than I did two days ago."

Mary Varghese CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great insight into scrum and what a PO has to do. Delivered in a fun and engaging way."

Laura Fischer Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"An essential course for product owners. Validated things I knew about and introduced new concepts, Presented real world examples and helped me gain a pure rounded perspective."

Scott Marshall CSPO course with David Hicks

"If you want a real insight into scrum and you're keen to hear some war stories in an energetic comfortable environment then this is for you." 

Padhirale Kelleher CSPO course with David Hicks

"I attended the course with very little previous knowledge. Based on Dave's exceptional delivery style and methods, I now feel able to apply this method of working in my workplace." 

Peter Robinson CSPO course with David Hicks

"Really enjoyed the course and learnt lots."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Lovely course with engaging and relevant exercises keeping it interesting."

Alex Peters CSPO course with David Hicks

"Extremely helpful and worth while course. I've learned about the scrum framework and now it should be implemented. I can't wait to adopt what I've learned into my workplace." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"As someone new to this role this training has been amazing introduction. I look forward to taking this forward and following the great guidance and instructions provided."

Anonymous Product Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"The agil8 product owner course was very well delivered by an extremely experienced and knowledgable trainer. Very impressed. Great course."

Martin Southgate CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave is knowledgable, euthasiastic, fun and engaging. Great content."

Greg Ansara CSPO course with David Hicks

"A really useful and interesting course with some good and relevant practical exercises to apply the theory. David was a great trainer with great energy and experience."

Damien Flenley CSPO course with David Hicks

“Excellent trainer on an interesting and useful topic. A good amount of advice that we can actually put into practice”

Emma Apted CSPO course with David Hicks

“Great course that enabled me to consolidate and check my knowledge and assumptions about scrum”

Geramaine Faulkner CSPO course with David Hicks

"Thank you! Excellent course. Really helped my understanding of scrum to the PO role."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

“Having recently started working in an agile environment the skills and frameworks outlined during this course will undoubtedly help me to maximise the output of my team. Great use of time”

Mark McGrath Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"This course was like rocket fuel for my ability to understand and run an agile programme and deliver outstanding results." 

Paul Mais Business Transformation Director CSPO course with David Hicks

"An excellent course, David is an engaging presenter who uses simple, relatable analogies that I will be able to put into practice to engage other in Agile scrum techniques." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"David delivered the knowledge and expertise with high professionalism and eutheism. I took this course expected to learn more about the PO role, but I'm leaving with not only that but also as a "Scrum Master". Highly recommend it."

Anita Prifti Software QA Analyst CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave provided an engaging and hugely informative two days on the PO course." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Came highly recommended from a PO at my company, Although I had a loose understanding of scrum already it has been really valuable getting a formalised summary with many real world examples"

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great training from a great trainer. Highlighted the importance of the scrum process, Reminding everyone not to forget the basics."

Nick Boni Digital Consultant CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great course that provides you with techniques for applying scrum in your job."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Very informative and has potential to train everyone to fully understand the scrum process."

Balakrishna Chittari Development Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"The CSPO course was a great way to understand the principles of scrum and how it can be applied. It formalised and corrected a lot of pre-existing knowledge in an engaging way."

Rory Franklin Software Developer CSPO course with David Hicks

"A very informative course that explains how you can apply agile to your company and the benefits that come with it."

Amardeep Rai Senior Product Designer CSPO course with David Hicks

"David was very enthusiastic and engaging throughout the course, illustrating his knowledge using real life examples."

Padraig McLarnon Business Analyst CSPO course with David Hicks

"A fantastic course, perfect for someone starting out on their Scrum journey like me."

Vicki Keenan Product Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"Well organised course with vital information of product owner.  The course was delivered well by Karim, he kept the group engaged throughout the course and made it interesting with group exercises."

Ravi Karia CSPO course with Karim Harbott

"Karim delivered an engaging and practical course that has crystallised many things I partially knew, and shown me loads of ways that I can improve both myself and my role.  I thought the course was fab.  Probably the best training course I have done.  Thank you!"

Hannah Smith CSPO course with Karim Harbott

"David made this a very engaging and informative two days. I would certainly recommend him to anyone wising to undertake this course."

Ehtsham Malik Senior Business Analyst CSPO course with David Hicks

"I thought the pace, time and content of the course were spot on. Enjoyable and enlightening. Very impressed!"

Luke Surry Digital Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"Loved this course! Great real world application of the concepts. Excellent course material! Highly recommended!"

Justin Reyna Agile Coach CSPO course with David Hicks

"Another great course. Great complement to the CSM Course. Enough overlap to help me refresh plus good insight and focus on different areas and perspective."

Zoe O'Toole CSPO course with David Hicks

"This has been the most valuable two days of training I’ve ever had. I will recommend this course widely."

Steve Harper CSPO course with David Hicks

"David is a great trainer and takes the time to listen and answer additional questions. He also contextualises theory with real world examples in a concise manner."

Anthony Marriage CSPO course with David Hicks

"Karim as a trainer was absolutely superb. Happy to help with questions about CSPO and about other issues that we have experienced in our organisation - genuinely happy to help all. The venue too was great and everything went off without a hitch."

James Gallagher Development Team Lead CSPO course with Karim Harbott

"Dave has excellent knowledge of the subject coupled with great delivery of the course material."

Kim Wells CSPO course with David Hicks

"Fantastic course - a great balance between course material, practical tasks and encouraging teamwork and communication."

Alan Marshall Scrum Product Owner Training with Shaun Smith

"In an industry where Agile is most likely hybrid, it's great to see and understand the core values and process of scrum. Totally invaluable training to gain the best benefits of scrum in the business world."

James Marston CSPO course with David Hicks

"Excellent and thoroughly enjoyed - Karim is an amazing trainer!"

Clint Golding Website & Digital Development Manager CSPO course with Karim Harbott

"Having been a Product Owner for 12 months, the crystallization of knowledge and new ideas makes me far more confident in taking a more active role as Scrum Product Owner. Highly recommended!"

Simon England CSPO course with David Hicks

"Sal's open and honest presentation style was immensely engaging, and she ran day 2 perfectly despite illness. Amazing. Thanks!"

Adam Tarry CSPO course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Thank you so much! Also, thanks to Donna for her very helpful and clear advice when I was looking at course options."

Rosamond Earp CSPO course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Brilliant course, David was a very insightful trainer. This will really help me in my job role"

Jessica Deakin Trainee Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"Valuable experience, looking forward to putting it into practice!"

Nadia Kellas Scrum Product Owner Training with Shaun Smith

"Entertaining, engaging, knowledgable trainer. Would book another one of Davids courses!"

Emran Choudhury CSPO course with David Hicks

"Scrum de-mystified and brought to life from the perspective of Product Owners – drawing from real experiences, best & worst practices … and a healthy dollop of humour. Invaluable! Thank you."

Neil Westlake-Guy Director of Digital CSPO course with David Hicks