Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced
Live Virtual Class, March 27-28, 2023
Get trained by Gunther Verheyen, independent Scrum Caretaker and Scrum practitioner since 2003, in this online PSPO-A class ("Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced").
The Advanced Professional Scrum Product Owner class is the cutting-edge course to deepen your understanding of the accountability of the Product Owner as intended and designed in the Scrum framework. It is the class for awesome Product Owners who aspire taking the next step in their journey of servant-leading their teams, their customers, their stakeholders and their organization.
Even as the sole decision maker, a professional Product Owner in Scrum masters various techniques to collaborate with Developers, users, stakeholders and, ultimately, with anyone in the organization who wants to know more about iterative-incremental product management with Scrum. The Advanced Professional Scrum Product Owner class introduces not just the stances of a Product Owner, but also how this translates into actionable behaviors and decisions with tools and approaches for the interactions and collaborations that a professional Product Owner has. The Advanced Professional Scrum Product Owner class thus goes to the essence of the role of Product Owner in the sense of being accountable to show leadership through vision, goals and building bridges between development, customers and the wider organization.
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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Registration & Price
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Gunther 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.
- The Scrum Product Owner
- Representing the Customer
- Leading through Vision
- Embracing experimentation
- Collaboration is key
Students are challenged to think as a Product Owner and enact according to a Product Owner's accountability as designed and intended in the Scrum framework.
- Students will have a clear understanding of the role and accountability of a professional Product Owner.
- Students can act as a Product Owner for Scrum Teams, stakeholders, customers and the wider organization from an in-depth understanding of maximising value through Scrum.
Attendees make the most of the class if they:
- Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).
- Have solid experience as a Product Owner (at least one year).
- Holding the PSPO I and/or PSM I credential (preferred).
- Have attended a PSM and/or PSPO class by Gunther Verheyen (preferred).
- Have read one of the Scrum books of Ken Schwaber or the book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” by Gunther Verheyen (preferred).
The Advanced Professional Scrum Product Owner course is an advanced course specifically designed for Product Owners, Product Managers, and Business Analysts focusing heavily on Product Management skills, tools, techniques, and knowledge as part of their work on the Scrum Team. It is particularly beneficial for those people with at least one year of Product Owner experience. This course is one step in their journey of professional development.
Students work in teams. They learn through team assignments, discussions and hands-on exercises. This course will be taught in English. The course does not address the Scrum framework (much). We assume people have a proper understanding of the Scrum framework.
Assessment and Certification
The Advanced Professional Scrum Product Owner course has the Professional Scrum Product Owner level II (PSPO II) certification as associated credential. All participants completing the Advanced Professional Scrum Product Owner course receive a password to take the PSPO II assessment. If participants take the PSPO II assessment within 14 days after the class, and do not achieve the 85% certification score, they get 1 free re-attempt.
Additionally, all participants completing the Advanced Professional Scrum Product Owner course are entitled to a discount of 200 $ on the PSPO III assessment (regular price: 500 $).
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.
Since 2016, Gunther is engaging 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.