This is an advanced course. Participants must have a good basic knowledge of Scrum and have already worked in a Scrum environment.
For those new to Scrum, we recommend the Scrum Essentials course.
Product and Program managers are responsible for juggling many competing interests: committments to customers, committments to the marketplace, all while managing risk and change. Additionally they must organize and optimize the competing interests by systems architecture, persona, product functionality, and customer rollout plans. These responsibilities are very difficult in large, international organizations that develop and market interrelated products and product families.
The Professional Scrum Product Owner course helps these managers understand how to use Scrum to meet these responsibilities. Their input is Product Backlog, a prioritized list of requirements that optimize value and reduce waste. Their output are increments of work ready to inventory for release. The Product Owner manages the Scrum Teams for the Product and Program Managers, using these artifacts to help them fulfill their responsibilities. This course teaches attendees how to use Scrum, a tool, to manage product and system development to achieve these benefits, while avoiding traditional pitfalls and black holes. It helps them understand the Scrum role of Product Owner, and how to use the role and Scrum.
After this course a Product or Program Manager is enabled to optimize value, prioritize requirements and to reduce waste. He learned how to manage the product backlog, releases and risks. He knows basic rules how to interact with other Product Managers and with marketing.
The course is intended for those accountable for optimizing the value of products and product families: Product Managers responsible for the delivery of a product, IT Development Managers responsible for a line of business or internal company system, as well as strategy managers responsible for the overarching direction of a product or product family.
After the course participants have the opportunity to test their newly acquired knowledge with the Professional Scrum Product Owner Assessment. The exam is demanding and requires a sound knowledge of Scrum. The certification exam is an online test in English language and takes 60 minutes. Certification fees are included in the course price. Further information on PSPO I certification can be found on the Scrum.org website.