The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) is a 2-day certification training (offered online and in person) where participants learn how to leverage Scrum to maximize the value of products and services.
Product Ownership in Scrum today is about a lot more than writing requirements or managing a Product Backlog. Professional Scrum Product Owners need to take a much more strategic role in establishing vision, measuring value, and validating ideas.
The course includes two attempts at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Product Owner I certification exam (PSPO I).
Over the 2 days, participants will develop and solidify their knowledge of being a Product Owner through instruction and team-based exercises. The PSPO course is much more than a set of slides and an instructor. Participants work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. These teams will form an original product idea and generate a business model and vision for it. They will then identify metrics to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of the product to the marketplace.
Overview of the PSPO class from its original course stewards, Ralph Jocham and Improving's Don McGreal:
Keeping aligned with Scrum.org’s philosophy, Improving selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course as well as maintains the Scrum.org’s defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.
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Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) is a pioneering course for Product Owners, Agile product managers, and anyone responsible for a product’s success in turbulent markets.
Scrum Masters also benefit from this course as their role often includes coaching Product Owners.
Assessment and Certification
All participants completing the PSPO course receive a password to attempt the PSPO I assessment. Those who attempt the PSPO I assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Attendees of the PSPO class, are also entitled to a discounts for the PSPO II and PSPO III assessments.
These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding a certificate.
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