Professional Scrum Product Owner™

The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course is a 2-day course on how to maximize the value of software products and systems. Product Ownership in Scrum today requires more than knowledge of how to write requirements or manage a Product Backlog. Professional Scrum Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of everything that drives value from their products.

Students develop and solidify this understanding through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role's responsibilities in delivering a successful product becomes clear from an Agile perspective on product management. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of it to the marketplace. This defines the perspective from which the role of the Product Owner in the Scrum framework is taught.

Professional Scrum Product Owner is THE cutting-edge course for Product Owners, Agile product managers and anyone responsible for a software product’s success in turbulent markets.

Assessment and Certification


The Professional Scrum Product Owner course has two associated assessments and certification: Professional Scrum Product Owner level I (PSPO I) and Professional Scrum Product Owner level II (PSPO II).

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Owner course receive a password to take the PSPO I assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSPO II assessment.

These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSPO I and PSPO II certificate.

Course Outline

Part 1 Introduction:




  • Introduction and ground rules of the course.

  • Overview of agile and scrum.


Part 2 Value Driven Development:




  • The primary job of a product manager is to increase the value created by the product for which he or she is responsible.

  • This section covers value drivers, and strategies for measuring them.


Part 3 Product Management:




  • Agile product management is different than traditional approaches.

  • This section explores those differences, as well as how the Product Owner works in an Agile environment to deliver a product.


Part 4 Managing Requirements:




  • The Product Backlog is the fuel that feeds the development team, and managing it is one of the primary roles of the Scrum Product Owner.

  • Here you will learn about User Stories, ordering and organization strategies, and Product Backlog grooming.


Part 5 Planning Releases:




  • What does a good release look like?

  • Why are releases done?

  • What impact can a bad release have on you and your customer?

  • This section explores release strategies and how to optimize the delivery of value with them.

  • A release is often the first step to realizing value.

  • What better way to learn how to plan a release than to do it?

  • Here students cover the basics of identifying a release goal and requirements, backlog ordering, estimation, adjustment, and baseline planning.


Part 6 Lean Planning :




  • A release is often the first step to realizing value.

  • What better way to learn how to plan a release than to do it?

  • Here students cover the basics of identifying a release goal and requirements, backlog ordering, estimation, adjustment, and baseline planning.


Part 7 Managing Product:

  • Understanding Total Cost of Ownership is fundamental to successfully managing a product.

  • How do you balance between optimizing the value of a release and maximizing the value of the product or system as an asset for the organization?


 

Audience

The Professional Scrum Product Owner course is targeted to Product Owners and anyone else accountable for maximizing the value delivered by software products and services. Scrum Masters benefit from this course as their role often includes coaching Product Owners.

The Professional Scrum Product Owner course is primarily targeted to those accountable for maximizing the value delivered by products and services, including:

  • Product Managers and Scrum Product Owners responsible for the delivery of a product

  • IT Development Managers responsible for a line of business or internal company system

  • Strategy managers responsible for the overarching direction of a product or product family


Prerequisites:

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)

  • Passed the Scrum Open assessment.

  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through taking part in a Professional Scrum Foundations or similar course.

  • Have been on or are closely involved with the product management aspects of a software product or application.