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Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced

Live Virtual Class, October 23-24, 2023

Class Overview

22 years after the Agile Manifesto, agile is becoming a commodity. Trainings are offered all over the place. But what makes a training a good training? 

We believe that different elements contribute to a successful training, such as the trainer’s past experience, his understanding of the material and the underlying theory as well as his teaching skills. In short, the quality of the training depends on the trainer.

So, choosing a training comes down to trusting the trainer, and with Ralph (LinkedIn) you are in good hands. 

Ralph has over 24 years of experience applying agile practices and over 20 years using Scrum successfully. Ralph used Scrum internationally on two continents at blue chip organizations, onsite and distributed in various domains. Ken Schwaber himself appointed Ralph to become a trainer for in 2010, being one of the first 10 trainers globally. Ralph taught over 8000 students all over the world. Ralph is a regular speaker at conferences and company events and is also co-author of the best-selling book: The Professional Product Owner.

Professional Scrum Product Owner

This official certified Product Owner – Advanced (PSPO-A) course focuses on helping experienced practitioners expand their ability to establish a solid vision, validate their hypotheses, and ultimately deliver more value to their stakeholders. The PSPO-A course is intended for Product Owners who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities.

The course goes beyond the topics explored in the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) class by deepening the attendee’s understanding of the role through the exploration of the many stances of a professional Product Owner. This course is an interactive, experiential workshop where attendees explore topics through a series of exercises and discussions. Students should have at least one year of Product Owner experience and practical knowledge of Scrum in order to participate in and benefit from these exercises.  Having previously taken the PSPO class is recommended, but not required.

Official PSPO II certification

To obtain the official certification, students must take the Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) exam. This is an online exam, the costs of which are included in the price of the training (By attending the training, you will get a second complementary attempt if needed). The exam is in English. After obtaining the certificate, you may from now on call Professional Scrum Product Owner II. You are also automatically a member of for an unlimited period of time.

Professional Scrum Trainer

Ralph, a German computer scientist, is an agile veteran. His first contact with agile was through eXtreme Programming (XP) in late 1999. Ralph setup test automation, continuous integration systems (CI) and build pipelines while working at Oracle in the UK years ahead the curve.

During the dotcom-high-days in 2000 he moved to New York doing some consulting and technical work at various banks. Around that time he immersed himself into Scrum. In 2001 he moved to the Bay Area to help Applied Biosystems (now Thermo Fischer) to kickstart their agile transition in various areas: technical, team level and management.

After six years he joined ThoughtWorks, the first agile consultancy, out of their San Francisco office. While at ThoughtWorks his clients included: The Gap, Inveneo, LinkedIn, Google and Roche Pharmaceuticals.

Since 2011 Ralph is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Bern where he teaches an agile living case in the medical science department.

He is a senior Scrum trainer with since 2010 (personally trained by Ken Schwaber and the first trainer in continental Europe), a Management 3.0 facilitator since 2014. Ralph is the author of the best-selling book ‘The Professional Product Owner’.

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All of our classes are delivered using Zoom (or Microsoft Teams) and Mural as live interactive workshops that enhance participation and keep focus .


OnlineDynamic Prices based on your part of the world!

  • Primary Market Ticket EUR 1450 - This ticket is for residents of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

  • Secondary Market Ticket EUR 950 - Tickets for all countries not listed as primary. You may be asked for evidence of residence after processing.

  • Tertiary Market Ticket EUR 600 - This ticket is for residents of African and some Asian countries. You may be asked for evidence of residence after processing.

Attending this class entitles you to 1 hour of free coaching.

If you did attend one of my classes in the past, even with a different vendor, you can claim a 30% discount. If you are attending the same training once more, you can claim a 70% discount.

All prices are exclusive VAT. All countries apart from Switzerland are exempt.

The first 10 registrations receive a complementary hardcopy of the bestselling The Professional Product Owner book delivered to their homes if you are based in the EU/CH.

Class Details



Delivery Method

Live Virtual Class
Time Zone: Europe/Zurich
Start/End Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Start: October 23, 2023
End: October 24, 2023

Class Format