PSPO – Professional Scrum Product Owner with Certification

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) is a 2-day course that covers the role and accountability of the Product Owner on a Scrum Team and within the organization. This class qualifies as a train-the-trainer event for students accepted into the Professional Scrum Trainer credential program. Such trainer candidates spend an additional 1/2 day in the classroom after the regular class.

    Professional Scrum Product Owner is THE cutting-edge course for effective Product Ownership. It explores the worldwide challenge that many Scrum implementations run into, i.e. how should business people and product managers engage in Scrum and collaborate with Scrum Development Teams?

    The Professional Scrum Product Owner class focuses on the core expectation for Product Owners to maximize the value of the work done for a software product, thereby serving customers, users and the organization. selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.

    Course Topics

    • Agile Product Management
    • The Scrum Product Owner
    • Managing Requirements, Products and Releases
    • Value-Driven Development


    Students are challenged to think in terms of Scrum and the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.

    • Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and how the role of the Product Owner fits in
    • Students can act as a Product Owner for Scrum Teams and stakeholders
    • Students can effectively increase the business agility of their organization

    Target Audience

    The training may be interesting to all involved in software development upon the Scrum framework, but has been specifically conceived for those responsible over products from a business perspective and taking up the highly accountable role of Scrum Product Owner.


    Students work in teams. They learn through team assignments, discussions and hands-on exercises.


    Attendees make the most of the class if they:

    • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
    • Have passed the Scrum Open assessment
    • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through having taken part in a Professional Scrum Foundations or similar course
    • Have been on or are closely involved in building or enhancing a software product or application using Scrum
    • Have read one of the Scrum books of Ken Schwaber or the book "Scrum – A Pocket Guide" by Gunther Verheyen

    Assessment and certification

    The Professional Scrum Product Owner course has two associated credentials: Professional Scrum Product Owner level I (PSM I) and Professional Scrum Product Owner level II (PSM II).

    All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Owner course receive a password to take the PSPO I assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSPO II assessment.

    These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSPO I and PSPO II credential.

    Tags: agile, scrum

    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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