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.
Throughout 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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* When offered in-person, this course is generally delivered over three consecutive days. When offered as a Live Virtual Class, the course may be broken up into more, shorter days.
Course Learning Objectives
- 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 this class?
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.
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.
Take a Professional Scrum Class
Everyone has different needs when it comes to finding a training course, whether you are looking for something introductory, specific to your role or a more advanced topic, we invite you to explore and find a class that fits your professional needs or the needs of your team or organization. Whether you prefer to learn in person, virtually, or in a private setting with others from your organization, there are multiple options for attending Scrum.org training classes. Explore these options and learn the differences.
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Scrum.org training provides a hands-on, activity-based learning experience using a consistent set of materials around the world no matter which of our Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) is teaching the course. Each course explores real-world challenges to help students apply what they learn in their roles once back at work.
The maintenance of Scrum.org courseware is based on feedback from the overall PST community who are delivering each class. They all teach from the same content, bringing great consistency, but also feedback from the real-world to drive incremental improvements and high quality.
On their path to becoming a PST, they must have several years of Scrum experience. Once PST candidates apply, they then go through an extensive process that includes: interviews, validation of knowledge, training, peer reviews and more.
PSTs bring their own style and experiences with a consistent delivery of Scrum.org training around the world, so you know each course we teach is aligned with Professional Scrum, and all of your teammates are learning from the same course materials.
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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.