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Professional Scrum Product Owner
Live Virtual, UK/London time
11-12th November 2024

504 Reviews

£950 + VAT. When is VAT added?

09:00 to 17:00 each day
Format: Live & Online
Trainer: Simon Kneafsey
Language: English

Professional Scrum Product Owner™ (PSPO) is a hands-on, activity-based course where students explore how Product Ownership is crucial to the success of a product. Throughout the class, students learn a number of practices that they can use once they leave the classroom.

Students will learn how Professional Scrum helps them to move from a project mindset to a product mindset.  At the end of the class students will understand how the shift in mindset and new practices can be put into action with Agile Product Management.

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

Course Overview

There are many myths and misconceptions about the role of the Product Owner. The accountabilities of the Product Owner, however, go well beyond managing the Product Backlog and writing User Stories. The Product Owner is pivotal to bridging business strategy and product execution in order to help the organization create valuable products.

In this two day class* students will develop and solidify their knowledge of the Scrum framework and the accountabilities of being a Product Owner through instruction and team-based exercises. Students learn techniques that they can use to help them overcome the challenges that are often encountered on a day-to-day basis. They will do this while learning better ways to collaborate and engage with the users and customersstakeholderstheir team(s) and organization to provide greater value in the product being delivered.

View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others. You can download the course datasheet for offline reading.

*  When offered in-person, this course is generally delivered over two consecutive days. When offered as a Live Virtual Class, the course may be broken up into more, shorter days.

Course Learning Outcomes

When a student leaves the classroom they will have improved skills to impact their products and organizations by:

  • Improving value created by staying focused on value and outcomes
  • Increasing organizational learning validating sooner rather than later which will also reduce costs
  • Achieving better business outcomes by aligning initiatives with business strategy through shared vision and aligning people toward clear goals
  • Increasing business agility by being data informed and empirical

Course Learning Objectives

  • Understand that Product Ownership includes Product Management performed with an Agile mindset
  • Recognize the value of a product over project mindset
  • Learn how to bridge business strategy to product development tactics
  • Experience ways to align the team around the business strategy, product vision, Product Goal and Sprint Goal
  • Find ways to effectively communicate the business strategy, product vision and Product Goal
  • Discover techniques to collaborate with users, customers, stakeholders and members of the Scrum Team
  • Identify metrics that can be used to track value creation and successful product delivery
  • Learn how quality and the Definition of Done support long term product viability and reduce time to market
  • Understand the Scrum Principles and Empiricism
  • Understand the Product Owner accountability on the Scrum Team
  • Learn techniques for Product Backlog Management, Release Management and Forecasting

Course Topics

  • Agile Product Management
  • Value-Driven Development
  • Scrum Principles & Empiricism
  • The Scrum Framework
  • Product Backlog Management
  • Release Management

Who Should Attend this class?

This course is appropriate for students in any industry where teams are working to solve complex problems. The Professional Scrum Product Owner course is for:

  • Product Managers wanting to up-skill their agile proficiency
  • Professionals interested in advancing their Product Ownership skills
  • Product Owners with some experience in the role that are looking to improve their understanding or improve their use of Scrum and the Product Owner accountability
  • Scrum Masters wishing to improve how they can coach Product Owners

Venue Location

This is a Live Virtual Remote/Online Course. The course is specially designed to run online and includes frequent breaks and an hour for lunch. 

The format and structure of the course remain the same 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 exercises. Lessons are broken down into short sections followed by a break to allow regular time away from the screen.

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, Speakers & Webcam.
  • Free install of Zoom.
  • We can assist you with the set up if required.
  • The trainer will be available before the course starts to offer assistance.

About The Trainer

Simon Kneafsey is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org & TheScrumMaster.co.uk. He is on a mission to simplify Scrum for 1 million people. Simon has 25+ years of industry experience and has been using Scrum since 2005. He has already helped 25,000+ people with training. His learning resources at TheScrumMaster.co.uk have helped a further 500,000+ people. He can help you too!

Simon’s courses come highly recommended with 950+ personal LinkedIn recommendations. He is 5-star rated on Trustpilot & Google. His clients include Google, NASA, the United Nations, Amazon, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Roche and many, many more.

You can read more about Simon Kneafsey on LinkedInTheScrumMaster.co.uk and you can contact him.

Simon Kneafsey

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.

How do I take the assessment?
The fee includes up to 2 attempts at the assessment, which is taken online in your own time following the course. Further details are listed above.

What are the course hours?
Courses hours are listed at the top of the page.

Can I attend from my country?
Yes. Everyone is welcome at all of our courses. You can attend from anywhere!

Can I attend on a different date?
Yes. We run courses regularly and you can find all our upcoming dates on our public course page.

Why learn with TheScrumMaster.co.uk?

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. We provide a range of free additional resources to help you learn more in advance if you wish.

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 7 PDU’s for each day of the course.

Do you offer discounts?
We usually offer discounts for group bookings, not for profit organisations and hardship cases. Find out more at our Discounts page.

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 select the ‘Register now and pay later via Invoice’ option when you register. Find our company information and contact us to request a quote or invitation letter.

Do I need to pay VAT?
For Live & Online Courses, VAT is added if you are in the UK. VAT will not be added if you are in the EU or the rest of the world.

For In-Person Courses, VAT is added if the course is taking place in the UK or EU.

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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“He’s a phenomenal teacher of Scrum techniques and articulated the Scrum concepts professionally with classic real life examples. Simon has complete mastery about Scrum Framework and proficiently teaches on how it applies in Complex Projects. I think Simon is the best Scrum Trainer out there and I highly recommend him for all your Scrum Training needs”
Praisewin Dinakar. Sr. Staff Software Engineer at Motorola

“I have been lucky enough to attend the Professional Scrum Master presented by Simon. I spent a lot of time searching for, and finding a good course presented by an experienced tutor. Simon lived up to his online profile for professional knowledge and experience and this ensured his course that I attended was both insightful and practical.
Chris Hall. Lead Software Engineer and Scrum Master at Kingfisher IT Services

“If there is one man who knows about Scrum – it is Simon Kneafsey. Buckle up and hold tight as Simon will take you through everything you need to know about Scrum. Engaging, entertaining and drawing on both theory and practice, he is the only man for all your Scrum training needs.”
Davin Mac Ananey. Head of Online / Senior Digital Professional

“How to teach about being a Scrum Master while acting as a great Scrum Master? That’s what Simon did. Experienced, precise with excellent communication skills.”
Josep F. Barranco. Scrum Master at King

“Simon clearly has a mastery of what he teaches and made the course both enjoyable and simple to follow with real-world examples and good use of visuals. Simon has deep knowledge of Scrum and Agile frameworks having previously run leading edge projects prior to becoming a trainer. If you’re serious about Scrum, I recommended you attend one of Simon’s courses.”
Arun Malhotra. Engagement Leader at Pegasystems