Professional Scrum Master™ and Product Owner Training

Learn Scrum Fundamentals & Principles for Maximizing Value

Scrum Teams flourish when the Scrum Master and Product Owner accountabilities are well fulfilled. The 3-day Professional Scrum Master and Product Owner (PSMPO) course combines the key learning objectives from both the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM) and Professional Scrum Product Owner™ (PSPO) courses. Merging PSM and PSPO together enables side-by-side learning in a way that is not possible when Scrum Masters and Product Owners are trained separately. These learners greatly benefit from having a shared understanding for one another and by blending the content, students avoid duplicate foundational content and have more space to focus on learning together. This course includes free attempts at both the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) and Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) globally recognized certification exams.

What You Will Learn

PSMPO Course LogoThroughout the class, students will develop and solidify their fundamental Scrum knowledge and have opportunities to expand their way of thinking about what it takes to be part of a self-managing team. They will explore both the inward facing mindset and the outward facing skills needed to deliver value and create impactful customer outcomes on a frequent basis. Accountabilities of the Scrum Master and Product Owner are interwoven with the Scrum values and the pillars of empiricism in a way that challenges students to immediately approach work in new ways following the class. PSMPO is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students engage in hands-on activities and explore real-life cases for how Scrum Masters and Product Owners can be successful.

Exclusively for In-House Private Training

This course is only available for private training events sponsored by organizations ready to provide first-class training for employees. It is not offered in an open public setting. This course is explicitly designed to grow the proficiency of an organization's Scrum Masters and Product Owners as they learn together and discover what it takes to effectively work together with the entire Scrum Team and stakeholders. Find a Professional Scrum Trainer to partner with and discover the best way to gain advantage through Professional Scrum within your organization.

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Course Objectives

Course Topics

  • Grow an Agile mindset and build awareness of why values and principles are key to success
  • Understand the Scrum framework and how empiricism enables rapid delivery of value
  • Build knowledge of how the Scrum Master and Product Owner accountabilities jointly serve the team, customers, and the organization
  • Experience techniques for focusing on the customer and delivering incremental value
  • Explore approaches for building alignment and execution of the strategy through product vision and product goal
  • Learn ways for understanding, delivering and measuring value
  • Practice how to manage the product backlog in ways supportive of achieving the product goal
  • Create clarity on how release planning builds transparency and helps manage stakeholder expectations
  • Solidify the importance of done and discerning what is done and what is undone
  • Gain appreciation for the art of working with self-managing teams and building a sustaining capability for solving complex problems
  • The Product Owner
  • Agile Product Management
  • Value-Driven Development
  • Product Backlog Management
  • Theory and First Principles
  • Scrum Framework
  • Release Management
  • Done and Undone
  • People and Teams
  • The Scrum Master

Who Should Attend

The Professional Scrum Master and Product Owner course is designed for Scrum Masters and Product Owners to learn together. This is especially important as they collectively provide leadership that Scrum Teams need to satisfy stakeholders,  including customers and users through the early and continuous delivery of value. When bringing this course into your organization, take care to include participants that will be working on teams together. We suggest participants read through the PSM Focus Areas as well as the PSPO Focus Areas before the class.

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Professional Scrum Certification

All participants completing this course receive passwords to take both the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) and the Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) assessments. Class participants who attempt the assessments 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. As a student in this course, you are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM II and PSPO II Assessments.


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Why Scrum.org

Scrum.org provides the highest quality Scrum training, training materials and certified Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) to teach them. Our training materials are created and maintained by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber, Scrum.org and the PST community members who teach the courses, helping to ensure that they are in tune with what’s organizations and always up-to-date with the latest practices.

The Course Stewards Model

Each Scrum.org course is assigned two Stewards.  The Steward is ultimately responsible for collecting input on the course materials, both those that exist and potentially additions to be made, reviewing that input with the community along with Ken Schwaber, and providing updates as required. 

Each course is stored in GitHub, allowing version control, feedback mechanisms, distribution and much more, not unlike the code that Scrum Teams deliver for their products.  Through GitHub capabilities, a PST can submit feedback on a course materials, its delivery content, speaker notes, exercises and much more.  With PSTs around the world teaching the materials, that provides a fantastic number of people to provide excellent feedback to improve the content and quality of the courseware.  

PMI PDU Credits

Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 21 PDUs after attending a three-day Professional Scrum Master and Product Owner (PSMPO) course. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI's "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at https://ccrs.pmi.org.  Find instructions here.