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

    Maarten Hoppen

    Maarten Hoppen has been working in Agile environments since 2004. He has a background in development and management. For the last 7 years he has been a full time Agile Coach, a Professional Scrum Trainer at and Accredited Kanban Trainer at the Lean Kanban University. He loves working with individuals, teams and organizations to help them adopt Agile and Lean thinking in their work, communication and collaboration. His goal is to improve productivity, create a pleasant workplace and unleash intrinsic motivation. The last years he can see a shift of focus in his work towards management consulting and optimizing the organization as a whole. In that perspective he believes Kanban is the best tool for optimizing the whole and addressing resistance in a company. That is also why he certified as an Evidence Based Management (EBMgt) Consultant at He is a pragmatic Agilist and always look for the best combination of tools and frameworks to reach the goal we want to achieve.

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