Professional Scrum Product Owner
Live Virtual Class, November 20-21, 2023
Get trained by Gunther Verheyen, independent Scrum Caretaker and Scrum practitioner since 2003, in this online PSPO class ("Professional Scrum Product Owner").
The Professional Scrum Product Owner class is the cutting-edge course about organizing product ownership with Scrum in the most effective way. It explores the worldwide challenge that many Scrum implementations run into, i.e. how business people and product managers should engage in an environment of Scrum and in collaborating with a Product Owner and Scrum Teams. It is the class for awesome Product Owners and for anyone responsible for or involved in optimizing the value that products and services maintained with Scrum deliver.
The Professional Scrum Product Owner class introduces the role and accountability of a Product Owner within the organization (as an Agile product manager) and on a Scrum Team. The class builds on the core expectation for Product Owners to maximize the value of the work done for a product, thereby serving customers, users and the organization. It includes techniques and thinking tools for product delivery with Scrum and the related behavioral shifts.
Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course and maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide. All materials used and presented in the class are in sync with the 2020 update of the Scrum Guide.
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Gunther Verheyen calls himself an independent Scrum Caretaker on a journey of humanizing the workplace (with Scrum). He is a world-leading Scrum expert. He started applying Scrum in 2003, has published two best-selling books on Scrum ("Scrum - A Pocket Guide" and "97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know") and has closely collaborated with Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum.
- Agile Product Management
- The Scrum Framework
- Managing Product Backlog
- Managing 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
Attendees make the most of the class if they:
- Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).
- Passed the Product Owner Open assessment.
- Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through taking 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.
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. This course will be taught in English
Assessment and Certification
The Professional Scrum Product Owner course is associated to the credential of Professional Scrum Product Owner level I (PSPO I).
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Owner course receive a password to take the Professional Scrum Product Owner level I (PSPO I) assessment.
These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding Professional Scrum credentials.
Gunther Verheyen is a longtime Scrum practitioner (2003). After a longstanding career as a consultant, he partnered with Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, and Director of the Professional Scrum series at Scrum.org (2013-2016). During his time, Gunther redesigned and substantially updated the PSM course material and the PSM assessments.
Gunther nowadays engages with people and organizations as an independent Scrum Caretaker.
Gunther is the author of the acclaimed book Scrum – A Pocket Guide in 2013, and a second edition was published in 2019. Ken Schwaber recommends that book as “...the best description of Scrum currently available” and “extraordinarily competent.” Several translations of his work are available. In 2020, Gunther published the book "97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know" with O'Reilly Media.
When not travelling for Scrum and humanizing the workplace, Gunther lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.
The class will be online as a Zoom meeting. Gunther limits the technology and increases the learning. Students work in small groups in a Zoom breakout room, using a Google Jamboard. As in a physical environment, Gunther uses a physical flipchart for drawing core Scrum concepts.