PSPO (Professional Scrum Product Owner)

The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course is on how to maximize the value of software products and systems. Product Ownership in Scrum requires more than knowledge of how to write user stories or manage a Product Backlog. Professional Scrum Product Owner is a cutting-edge course for Product Owners, Agile product managers and anyone responsible for a software product’s success in turbulent markets.

The PSPO course addresses a significant skill gap in the software development industry that we have seen growing over the last few years. An effective Product Owner is one of the best predictors of product success, but many Product Owners seem to misunderstand the breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product. Maximizing Return on Investment (ROI), optimizing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and capitalizing on product Agility are the things a Product Owner is intimately concerned with that the PSPO course focuses on.

Learning Objectives

  • What practices, tools, skills and stances make an effective Scrum Master

  • How the Scrum principles and values help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make

  • How the Scrum Master acts as a servant-leader and improve their ability in this role

  • What the Scrum Master can do to support Development Teams and Product Owners to become more effective

  • Ways that the Scrum Master can help to change the environment making it more conducive for Scrum Teams to be successful with greater agility

  • Provide tips and techniques for the Scrum Master to work with the rest of the organization in support of their Scrum Teams

Who should attend

The Professional Scrum Product Owner course is for anyone involved in software development using the Scrum Framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people within an organization accountable for maximizing the value of work done by the Development team, including the Product Owner, Product Manager, and Leadership Team.

Prerequisites

For the effectiveness of the learning experience, you should-

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)

  • Have taken the Scrum Open (free online assessment)

  • Have taken the Professional Scrum Foundations course, or have experience on or exposure to a Scrum Team

  • Possess a general understanding of requirements and requirements decomposition

  • Have been on or closely involved with a project that builds or enhances a product

  • Want to know more about how Scrum works, how to use it, and how to implement it in an organization

Format and Material

To assimilate the vast amount of information needed to pass the PSPO exam, there is a mixture of lecture, discussion, exercises, and several practice exams in the course.  Be prepared to answer practice tests to simulate the exam, with discussions about why answers were correct or incorrect.  Many students find this one of the most helpful parts of the class.

Each participant will receive:

  • Personal copy of the couse material

  • The scrum guide from Scrum.org

  • In-class practice tests

Course Contents

On day one, the training focuses on the fundamentals that are essential for understanding and satisfying the role of the Product Owner in the context of product management and Scrum. The course not only provides a greater understanding of the role itself but also gives you a clearer idea of the principles of agile project management by the Product Owner.

You will learn:

  • Agile Product Management

  • Value-Driven Development

  • Scrum Principles & Empiricism

  • The Scrum Framework

  • Product Backlog Management

  • Release Management

Day two stresses on a practical approach to teaching the methodological skills the Product Owner needs for successfully handling a Scrum project.

You will understand more effectively:

  • Product build-up

  • The relevance of user stories

  • Setting and achieving strategic product goals

  • Release strategies and planning with Scrum

  • Estimating and prioritizing requirements

  • Forecasting capability with Scrum

  • Product development involving multiple teams

  • The total cost of ownership

Exam & Certification

After the class, students are eligible for the PSPO I assessment certification. Passing the assessment will give you the industry recognized PSPO I certification. This certification will NEVER expire, and it makes you part of an elite community of PSPO I badge holders.