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Last post 09:54 am October 21, 2014 by Simon Reindl
3 replies
07:06 am September 9, 2014

Hi just passed the PSM I exam (thank to all for the discussion/tips on here). Am thinking of the PSPO but had a few questions.

1. Is the Scrum Guide and associated reading enough to attempt this?
2. Is there alot of overlap between both?
3. There was a mention in previous post about provisioning an open assessment for the PSPO? Is there any update on this?


11:44 am September 9, 2014

1. By "associated reading", do you mean the 13 books here?…
2. There is def some overlap as both exams expect you to know Scrum in general well.
3. There is no open assessment for PSPO.

I'd recommend the Verheyen book (Scrum Pocket Guide) and this article:

Charles Bradley
Professional Scrum Trainer
Scrum Coach-in-Chief

07:07 pm October 20, 2014

Hi All,

Even i am planning to take PSPO exam. Can you please advise should i read Scrum Guide to appear PSPO or any other books or links for preparation.


09:54 am October 21, 2014

I would suggest that you
1. Read the scrum guide many times
2. Look at the objective domain, there is a lot data in that: :…
3. Repeatedly complete the Scrum Open assessment until you consistently achieve 100%
4. Do the Developer Open assessment to gain an appreciation of that perspective
5. Watch this video on you tube: Product Owner summary
6. Review all the posts in this forum
7. Remember that the PO is responsible for:
a. Value in the product
b. Return on Investment
c. Total cost of ownership
Reflect on how you would influence these within the Scrum Framework
8. Remember that there will be subtle questions where you need to consider the best case (or the least worst) option – it is not all black and white – and you need to be in the stance of the Product Owner (see point 6)
9. Reflect on how the three roles interact, and the key artefacts that they use
10. Understand how two common complementary practices help visualise the work
a. The burndown chart (start with
b. The Task board (or Scrum board)

I hope that helps, prepare well!

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