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Professional Scrum Product Owner – Advanced course
Live Virtual (Zurich, Switzerland time)
3-4th December 2020

Registration is now closed.
Please contact Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk to check availability.

Course Description

This 2-day Professional Product Owner – Advanced (PSPO-A) course focuses on helping experienced practitioners expand their ability to establish a solid vision, validate their hypotheses, and ultimately deliver more value to their stakeholders. The PSPO-A course is intended for Product Owners who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities.

The course goes beyond the topics explored in the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) 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.

The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Product Owner II certification exam (PSPO II).

The Product Owner’s role is multifaceted, requiring the practitioner to engage in behaviors and adopt mindsets beyond the core of Agility and the Scrum Framework. This course surfaces these behaviors by challenging the student to adopt several different Product Owner stances:

  • Customer Representative – focused on understanding customer problems, challenges and potential opportunities
  • Visionary – communicating the vision, future state and possibilities in ways that foster common understanding
  • Experimenter – focusing on innovation, hypothesis testing and validating potential value to spark product innovation
  • Influencer – communicating with and influencing stakeholders, customers and the Scrum Team to act with common purpose
  • Collaborator – seeking input, ideas and feedback from others
  • Decision Maker – focusing on creating maximum impact by making clear choices and decisions

This 2-day Professional Product Owner – Advanced (PSPO-A) course focuses on helping experienced practitioners expand their ability to establish a solid vision, validate their hypotheses, and ultimately deliver more value to their stakeholders. It is intended for Product Owners who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities.

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 practical knowledge of Scrum in order to participate in and benefit from these exercises.

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.

Course Objectives

  • Practicing Product Owners will learn different stances a Product Owner takes in order to navigate everyday challenges. Attendees leave knowing how to best identify and serve various groups of stakeholders and what competencies are expected. In order to aid in this journey, modern complementary practices will be introduced through discussions, case studies, and exercises.
  • Students will leave with a clear path to moving forward in their Product Owner journey.
  • Gain a better understanding of how to use vision, value, and validation to create a competitive advantage for any product.
  • Learn about the various types of stakeholders that Product Owners represent and how to best work with them.
  • Explore the different stances that a Product Owner can take during their journey toward being a true professional Product Owner.
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 & Certifications

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.

Venue Location

This will be a Live Virtual Remote / Online class. You can find out more here.

You will attend online and be able to see, hear and interact with the trainer and the other attendees. The format and structure of the course remain unchanged and we cover all the same material and topics as if you were attending in person.

Attendees will interact throughout joining in discussions and taking part in group activities and exercises. Lessons are be broken down into short sections followed by a break to allow regular time away from the screen.

The class will run from 09:30 to 17:30 each day in the time zone where the class was scheduled.

Full details on how to participate will be sent to you by email shortly before the class.

Live Virtual Class Requirements:

– Computer with an internet connection.
– Microphone and Speakers.
– Webcam
– Free install of Zoom.us
– We can assist you with the setup in the days before the class if required. Get in touch.
– The trainer will be available for 30 minutes each day before the course starts to offer any technical assistance to get you set up.

Wim Heemskerk

About The Trainer

Wim Heemskerk helps organisations multiply the value they create by embracing the full power of their people. He helps management & development teams to be agile in their practices.

Wim is honest, transparent, passionate, and always ready to try a fresh angle. He likes to inspire and encourage learning and lasting change, the kind people say they created and wanted themselves.

You can read more about Wim Heemskerk on LinkedIn and you can contact him here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there still spaces available on this course?
If you can see the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page then there is space available.

What are the course hours?
Courses start at 09:30 and finish at 17:30 each day.

How much does the Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) certification cost?
The price of the PSPO II assessment and certification is included in the course fee.

How do I achieve the Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) certification?
The PSPO II certification is achieved by taking and passing an online assessment in your own time in the days/weeks following the course. It can be taken from any internet connected computer.

What is required to achieve the Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) certification?
The PSPO II assessment is comprised of multiple choice questions that must be completed in 60 minutes. The pass mark is 85%. The course fee provides up to 2 attempts at the PSPO II assessment.

How many people will attend?
Our courses are kept small to ensure a premium experience.

How should I prepare for the course?
The only preparation required is to read the Scrum Guide.

I’m not sure if I have enough experience to take the course. What should I do?
Email us at Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk and we will advise you.

Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU’s for attending a course.

Can I pay via Credit/Debit card?
Yes. Please click the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page, then select the ‘Register now and pay via Credit Card’ option.

Can I pay via Invoice?
Yes. Please click the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page, then select the ‘Register now and pay later via Invoice’ option. Alternatively email us at Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk.

When is VAT payable?
VAT will be removed if you supply an EU VAT number and are outside the UK. VAT is not payable for courses located outside the UK & EU. VAT is always payable for in-person courses in the UK.

Where can I find your course booking policies?
Visit our course policy page.

Where can I find more answers to common questions?
Visit our full FAQ page for more answers to frequently asked questions.

Where can I contact the trainer with further questions?
Email us at Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk.

Course Feedback

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