Professional Scrum Product Owner Advanced (PSPO-A)

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Course Overview

The course goes beyond the topics explored in the Professional Scrum Product Owner class by deepening the attendee’s understanding of the role through the exploration of the many stances of a professional Product Owner. This course is an interactive, experiential workshop where attendees explore topics through a series of exercises and discussions. Students should have at least one year of Product Owner experience and a practical knowledge of Scrum in order to participate in and benefit from these exercises.  Having previously taken the PSPO class is recommended, but not required.

Course Objectives

Students will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Product Owner and through a series of exercises combined with instruction, students gain a better understanding of what it means to deliver value and how to express that value inside and outside of the organization.

Course Topics

  • Understanding your products
  • Who are your customers?
  • Connecting product features to customer outcomes
  • Communicating the product vision and strategy
  • Value and pricing models
  • Innovation and experimentation
  • Stakeholders and stakeholder management
  • Agile governance, budgeting and contracting in relation to Scrum
  • Scaling the Product Owner role

Assessment Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Owner – Advanced course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) assessment. The industry-recognized PSPO II certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. PSPO-A class participants who attempt the PSPO II 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. 

Who Should Attend?

The Professional Product Owner-Advanced course is an advanced course specifically designed for Product Owners and product managers who have practical experience managing or owning a product. 
It is also beneficial to Scrum Masters and stakeholders who work with Product Owners. It is particularly beneficial for those with at least one year of building products with a Scrum Team.

Benefits of PSPO-A

  • Understanding the mind-set of an entrepreneurial Product Owner

  • Communicating an inspiring and compelling Product Vision to Teams

  • Creating a powerful Product Strategy to realize the vision

  • Practicing tactics of Product Ownership to execute on the Product Strategy

  • Continuously learn and improve using Evidence Based Management EBMgt ™

What Next?

SmoothApps offers the following additional training courses, which are available publicly and privately.

  • Professional Scrum Foundations
  • Professional Scrum Master
  • Professional Scrum Developer
  • Scaled Professional Scrum