PSPO® - Professional Scrum Product Owner Certification

Course Highlights

This course is an interactive learning experience that equips participants with practical tools and techniques to help develop business agility in their context. The course covers all focus areas and exam preparation for the online Professional Scrum Product Owner certification from


The use of agile development methods such as Scrum continues to grow apace. This is based on extraordinary benefits in productivity, quality, predictability and flexibility being experienced across diverse companies and industries. Agile has now entered the mainstream, with most software development organisations worldwide using it on some projects.

But to be successful, the role of Product Owner is key, but is often misunderstood as it goes well beyond writing user stories and managing the product backlog. The role supports the delivery of valuable products or services, bridging business strategy with product execution.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts underlying Agile Product Ownership. The training includes classroom type presentation, interactive exercises and simulations, and in-depth discussions with experienced Agile / Scrum practitioners/trainers. This course will give you the knowledge needed to pass the PSPO online exam and work as an effective Product Owner.

What's Included

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Increase business agility through the execution of the Product Owner role
  • Recognise the value of a Product over Project mindset
  • Learn how to execute from business strategy to product release using Scrum
  • Understand the facets of Product Ownership
  • Understand the Scrum Principles and the role of Empiricism
  • Understand Product Owner accountabilities as member of the Scrum Team
  • Learn how to align value delivery around business strategy, product vision, Product Goal, and Sprint Goal
  • Know how to effectively communicate the business strategy, product vision, and Product Goal
  • Understand common techniques used for Product Backlog Management, Release Management, and Forecasting
  • Recognise popular metrics that the team can use to track value & product delivery
  • Understand useful approaches that enable greater stakeholder & customer communication with the Scrum Team

Professional Scrum Certification

All participants of this 2-day course will receive a password to take the Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) assessment at the end of the 2nd day. Participants who attempt the PSPO I assessment within 14 days of receiving the assessment password and do not score the required 85% to pass, will be able to make a second attempt at no additional cost.

Topics Covered

Introduction to Agile

  • Introducing the Agile History, Culture& Mindset
  • Overview of Values & Principles– understandinguncertainty & complexity of product delivery

The Scrum Framework

  • Roles – ScrumMaster, Product Owner and Developer
  • Timeboxed Events – Sprint Planning, Stand-Up, Review and Retrospective Backlog Refinement/Grooming – a continuous activity
  • Artifacts – Including Backlogs, Definition of Done and Product Increments

The Product Owner role and Responsibilities

  • Product owner role in the Scrum events
  • Product Owner Characteristics and typical responsibilities
  • The Product Owner as Leader – working with the ScrumMaster

Value DrivenDevelopment

  • Learn how Scrum Teams incrementally develop value-based work for the organisation while retaining quality
  • User stories and acceptance criteria with examples
  • Introduction to useful Metrics to track value realisation and delivery

Customer& User Involvement

  • Defining your customer needs, user engagement& feedback, and stakeholder management
  • Welcoming change for the customer’scompetitive advantage

Product Backlog Management, Release Management, and Forecasting

  • Introduction to Estimation with Story Points, Planning Poker and Velocity
  • Effectively managing change with Scrum
  • Prioritising your Backlog to MaximiseValue and Minimise Risk
  • Return on Investment, Cost of Delay, Weighted Shortest Job First
  • Defining Product and Release scope
  • Minimum Viable Features & Products
  • Planning and Costing Product Releases in Scrum

PSPO Exam Preparation

  • Exam Tips and Techniques
  • Recap of the Scrum Framework, the Scrum Guide and the Product Owner
  • Sample Exam Questions


This course is intended for those interested in starting a career as a Product Owner, or for Product Owners who are looking to increase their understanding and improve performance in the role. Scrum Masters may also find this course useful to deepen their knowledge and improve how they support and coach the Product Owner on their team. Other stakeholders or representatives of business & user needs who interact with Scrum Teams, such as Product Managers, Project Managers and Business Analysts will also find this course insightful.

For details on the Professional Scrum Product Owner Exam, see

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