Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced
Amersfoort, February 22-23, 2024
Mastering the Product Owner Stances
Professional Scrum Product Owner™ - Advanced (PSPO-A) is a hands-on, activity-based course that focuses on helping experienced Product Owners and Product Managers expand their ability to establish a vision, validate their hypotheses, and ultimately deliver more value to their stakeholders. The course goes beyond the topics explored in the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) class by deepening the attendee's understanding of the role by exploring the many stances of a professional Product Owner.
Students should have at least one year of Product Owner experience and a practical knowledge of Scrum to participate in and benefit from these exercises. Having previously taken the PSPO class is recommended but not required.
The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) certification exam.
Registration & Price
In this two-day class, students will better understand what it means to deliver value and how to express that value inside and outside of their organization. Through a case study-based series of exercises, combined with instruction, students gain the entrepreneurial product leadership skills and practices critical to growing as a successful Product Owner.
The Product Owner role is multifaceted, requiring them to engage in behaviours and adopt mindsets beyond the core of Agility and the Scrum framework. Students explore these techniques and how to pivot among them by exploring several Product Owner "stances", including:
- The Customer Representative:
- Focus on understanding customer problems, pains and opportunities
- Get into the mindset of the customer, placing yourself in their world, understanding their needs
- Deliver value by connecting product features to customer outcomes
- The Visionary:
- Champion the future state, possibilities, goals and chances
- Communicate the product vision, strategy and Product Goal
- Understand value and pricing models
- The Experimenter:
- Focus on innovation through experiments, hypotheses, tests, learnings, data and validation of value
- Understand the Product Owner’s role in a scaled environment
- The Decision Maker:
- Focus on making better decisions
- Navigate conflicting customer feedback
- The Collaborator:
- Seek collaboration with stakeholders and the Scrum Team
- Work beyond the Scrum Team, including contracts, finance, budgeting and governance in an agile way
- The Influencer:
- Lead the stakeholders, customers and Scrum Team to move in the right direction and to change their minds when necessary
- Learn how to create a stakeholder management strategy
View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.
Course Learning Objectives
- Experienced Product Owners will learn different stances to take to navigate everyday challenges.
- Modern complementary practices will be introduced through discussions, case studies and exercises.
- Students will leave with a clear understanding of Agile Product Management as they continue on their Product Owner journey.
- Learn about the various types of stakeholders that Product Owners represent and how to best work with them.
Who Should Attend this class?
This course is 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. The course does not address the Scrum framework (much), and we assume people have a proper understanding of the Scrum framework. Participants should have at least one year of experience as a Product Owner or Product Manager, while multiple years of experience and having attended the Professional Scrum Product Owner course and passing PSPO is preferred but not mandatory.
Other people who might benefit from the PSPO-A course include:
- Scrum Masters / Agile Coaches
- Company leaders
Professional Scrum Certification
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) assessment. The industry-recognized PSPO II certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. PSPO-A class participants who attempt the PSPO II assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a second attempt at no additional cost.
You are also entitled to a discount on the PSPO III assessment.
About the Trainer
Kai Stevens is a passionate Product Owner with over 12 years of Product Owner experience in different environments and a drive to build game-changing (software) products together with inspiring people. He has worked with several development teams on challenging products in the past years. Kai is experienced in all aspects of product ownership, from vision and strategy to tactics. You will find him pushing the limits to release early and often to validate assumptions and deliver value rapidly. When working with him, you will experience a compelling WHY at any time while he leaves the HOW to others with clear boundaries to become successful. Besides his work as a product owner, he also runs his own company: The Product Owner Coach. The mission of The Product Owner Coach is to help other product owners grow further in this beautiful but challenging role. The workshops and training he provides tap right into his daily experience as a Product Owner, which helps bridge theory to daily practice in reality.
Chee Hong Hsia
Chee Hong is a Dutch-born Singaporean scrum.org trainer and one of the few globally vetted to teach all the scrum.org official courses. He learned Scrum from Jeff Sutherland in 2006 and has used it ever since.
He is a freelance Product Owner & ICF Coach with over 15+ years of experience helping individuals, teams and organisations deliver more value while going through an agile transformation. His experience comes from working with numerous organizations in Europe and Asia. He helps and coaches scrum teams, middle management and C-level executives in the art of servant leadership, empirical thinking, bottom-up intelligence, the power of self-organization, evidence-based management and validate-learning.
His mission is to improve the profession of product delivery and coaching organizations in their Agile transformation journey. He uses Scrum combined with Kanban, Lean, and Extreme Programming practices while respecting the underlying Agile values and principles.
As a licensed Scrum trainer, he combines his two passions: Scrum & travelling. In 2011 he founded Scrumtraveller and started travelling worldwide to meet other experts and teach professional Scrum. During his travels, he facilitates professionals on a journey of discovering the underlying values and principles behind Scrum and challenges students to re-imagine the true potential of Scrum. He encapsulates all these experiences in his class while keeping it fun, engaging, and interactive.
In the Netherlands, Chee Hong is the cofounder of Scrum Facilitators, a Dutch-based training organization with seven trainers spread over The Netherlands and the UK. The mission of this company is to help professionals become awesome Scrum facilitators through training, meetups and product development. Chee Hong has taught Scrum in numerous countries such as Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and many more.