Advanced Professional Scrum Product Owner with Certification - (PSPO-A)

Professional Scrum Product Owner™ – Advanced (PSPO-A) is a hands-on, activity-based course that focuses on helping experienced Product Owners and Product Managers expand their ability to establish a vision, validate their hypotheses, and ultimately deliver more value to their stakeholders.

    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. 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. Having previously taken the PSPO class is recommended, but not required.

    Course Learning Objectives

    • Experienced Product Owners will learn different stances a Product Owner takes in order to navigate everyday challenges
    • Modern complementary practices will be introduced through discussions, case studies and exercises
    • Students will leave with a clear understanding of Agile Product Management as they continue on their Product Owner journey
    • Learn about the various types of stakeholders that Product Owners represent and how to best work with them.

    Who should attend

    This course is designed for Product Owners, Product Managers, and Business Analysts focusing heavily on Product Management skills, tools, techniques, and knowledge as part of their work on the Scrum Team. The course does not address the Scrum framework (much), and we assume people have a proper understanding of the Scrum framework. Participants should have at least one year of experience as a Product Owner or Product Manager, while multiple years of experience and having attended the Professional Scrum Product Owner course and passing PSPO is preferred, but not mandatory.

    Other people that might benefit from the PSPO-A course include:

    • Scrum Masters / Agile Coaches
    • Company leaders

    Assessments & 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 second attempt at no additional cost.

    Martin Hinshelwood

    Martin Hinshelwood is a consultant for naked Agility Limited and helps organisations to deliver better software faster by adopting DevOps & Agility using Visual Studio, TFS/VSTS, Azure, & Scrum. Martin has been a consultant for 6 years and previously had 10 years' experience in engineering software solutions.

    Martin has been awarded as a Visual Studio ALM MVP every year since 2008, has been a Visual Studio ALM Ranger since 2010 and in 2014 Martin co-authored Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013.

    Martin also became a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with, Ken Schwaber's organisation, in 2010 and currently teaches public and private courses; Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Professional Scrum Developer (PSD), & Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) with Nexus. He is also a Evidence-based Management Consultant with and helps organisations figure out how to move towards agility.

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