Just passed PSPO I - Is not PSPO II the next step? Job?

Last post 11:32 pm March 23, 2020
by Mark Adams
3 replies
02:21 pm March 23, 2020

Hey SCRUM friends,

So at the age of 20 i passed the PSPO I exam, really happy that i can say that and im proud of myself :)

But as "just need to keep on the run" i would ask you guys if the PSPO II would be the next logical move or to get some work experience?

The problem is i have my own startup company where im the CEO and product manager and if anyone worked at a early startup company it a real rollercoaster but it provides you some important life lessons :) 

So, i dont really have "somebody" to learn from but myself, but i read the "The Professional Product Owner: Leveraging Scrum as a Competitive Advantage" and got a real understanding and a bigger picture of product management / product ownership. 

Is it enough to study on my own and try the PSPO II or should i go and attend one of the courses (are they worth it, honest opinion) ? 


Also i have a funny question just in my mind and want to let it out... How did you guys manage to get your first PO position? 


Kind regards,


06:20 pm March 23, 2020

Congrats Dino, I would suggest studying and earning your PSM1 next. It's hugely beneficial to know about the ins and outs of both PO and SM roles. 

As far as getting some help and learning about the PO role in the real world, I'd normally say to look for local meetups of product owners. Considering the world is pretty much on shut down of large meetups, that may be more challenging. Maybe start looking around on LinkedIn and find some PO's in a similar space or regional location and start networking virtually? 

07:02 pm March 23, 2020

Congrats Dino,

ca you share with us your learning path?


11:32 pm March 23, 2020

For right now, try to focus on getting some experience in the role of an Agile Product Manager. Once you have a few years under your belt, take the two in-person Scrum.org PO classes and then attempt the PSPO II and III.

My first role came through a contracting/IT staffing firm. They are always filling technology roles at companies who don't think that product-related or software development-related roles should be permanent.