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November 18, 2019 Restructures its PSPO Assessment and Certification Products 

Boston – November 18, 2019 –, the Home of Scrum, today announced that it now offers a comprehensive series of Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)™ certification assessments with fundamental, advanced and distinguished levels. By restructuring its Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) assessment and certification products, and adding an additional level, enables individuals to demonstrate their understanding, knowledge and practice of the Product Owner role in Scrum and their ability to maximize the value delivered with a product.

“Because Product Ownership is a difficult role, it’s important for Product Owners to have a good understanding of the Scrum framework and how to deliver and maximize value,” said Dave West, CEO and Product Owner, “By introducing three levels of assessments and certification for Product Ownership, can more accurately validate the level of mastery for each individual.”

Based on the Scrum Guide, each assessment – offered online – challenges an individual’s knowledge of Scrum,how they practice Scrum and how they can apply this knowledge to master their role and/or use of complementary practices. The PSPO assessments and associated globally-recognized industry certifications provide a way for individuals to prove their level of Product Ownership. offerings for PSPO certification now include the following assessments:

  • PSPO I  is the essential fundamental level for Product Ownership. Individuals that have passed PSPO I and achieved certification demonstrate an intermediate understanding of the Scrum framework, and how to apply it to maximize the value delivered with a product.

  • PSPO II is the advanced level for Product Ownership. Individuals that have passed PSPO II have demonstrated an advanced level of Professional Scrum Product Ownership knowledge.  This individual understands what is required to be an effective Product Owner who maximizes value using Scrum. They have demonstrated advanced knowledge around owning a vision, managing a Product Backlog, and engaging with stakeholders & customers to deliver valuable products using Scrum.  

  • PSPO III is the distinguished level for Product Ownership.  Individuals that have passed PSPO III have demonstrated a distinguished level of Professional Scrum Product Ownership mastery. This individual has shown a deep understanding of the important role the Product Owner plays in delivering valuable products.  They understand how to own a vision, manage a Product Backlog, and engage with stakeholders & customers to deliver valuable products using Scrum. This individual has also demonstrated an understanding of professionalism and a commitment to improving the value a product delivered utilizing Scrum.  

The PSPO I and PSPO II assessments are multiple-choice, while PSPO III consists of multiple-choice questions and essays.

Professional Scrum certification assessments are available to anyone who wishes to assess and certify their Scrum knowledge and do not require taking a class, although Professional Scrum Training is highly recommended. To learn more about the PSPO assessment and certification products, go here. also offers training, assessments and certifications for Professional Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Developer, Scaled Professional Scrum, Professional Agile Leadership and Professional Scrum with Kanban.

This announcement follows today’s announcement that now offers a Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced (PSPO-A) training course. 


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