Professional Scrum Product Owner

Professional Scrum Product OwnerTM (PSPO) is a 2-day course focused on teaching students how to maximize the value of products and systems. This cutting-edge course is for Product Owners, Agile product managers, and others responsible for a product’s success in the market. In this course, students develop and solidify their knowledge of being a Product Owner through instruction and team-based exercises.

Course trademark’s owner: Scrum.org

Duration: 2 days

Class type: Live Virtual

Capacity: 20 learners

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English

Used tools: Zoom/Teams, Mural, Slack, StoriesOnBoard, Strategyzer, Kanbanize/SwiftKanban, and John’s physical flipcharts

COURSE OVERVIEW

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Learn To Maximize Value

Being a professional Product Owner encompasses more than writing requirements or managing a Product Backlog. Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of all product management aspects, including but not limited to product ownership, that drive value from their products.

The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Product Owner I certification exam (PSPO I).

What You Will Learn

Over the 2 days, students will develop and solidify their knowledge of being a Product Owner through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product will become more clear from an Agile perspective. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of the product to the marketplace.

The PSPO course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises.

View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.

Course Objectives

Students are challenged to think in terms of Scrum and the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces and their specific challenges.

  • Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and how the Product Owner role fits in.
  • Students can act as a Product Owner for Scrum Teams and stakeholders.
  • Students can effectively increase the business agility of their organization.

Course Description

Being a professional Product Owner encompasses more than writing requirements or managing a Product Backlog. Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of all product management aspects, including but not limited to product ownership, that drive value from their products.

The 2-day Professional Scrum Product Owner course focuses on all of these areas to teach students how to maximize the value of software products and systems.

PSPO is the cutting-edge course for Product Owners, Agile product managers, and anyone responsible for a software product’s success in the market. In this course, students will develop and solidify their knowledge of being a Product Owner through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product will become more clear from an Agile perspective. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of the product to the marketplace.

The PSPO course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases.

Who Should Attend?

The PSPO course may be interesting to all involved in software development upon the Scrum framework but has been specifically conceived for those responsible for products from a business and product management perspective and taking up the highly accountable role of Scrum Product Owner.

Course Topics

  • Agile Product Management
  • Value-Driven Development
  • Scrum Principles & Empiricism
  • The Scrum Framework
  • Product Backlog Management
  • Release Management

Certification Assessments

All participants completing the PSPO course receive one password to take the PSPO I assessment. PSPO class participants who attempt the PSPO I assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost..  As a student of the PSPO class, you are also entitled to a discount on the PSPO II assessment.

Why Scrum.org

Scrum.org provides the highest quality Scrum training, training materials and certified Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) to teach them. Our training materials are created and maintained by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber, Scrum.org and the community of PSTs who teach the courses, helping to ensure that they are in tune with what’s happening in software development organizations and always up-to-date with the latest practices.

Professional Scrum Trainers bring their own style and experience to the courses, but use the same materials so that students are learning from the same content regardless of who teaches the course or where it is taught around the world.  Read more about the differences.

PMI PDU Credits

Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) workshop. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s “Education courses provided by other third-party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at https://ccrs.pmi.org.

Are you ready?

The advice to prepare is to watch:

and slowly & carefully read:

Arriving at a workshop without having slowly and carefully read the Scrum Guide shows disrespect to other attendees. Respect is one of the five Scrum Values.

Workshop Environment

Assessment preparation tends not to be covered in the workshop. The workshop focuses on attendees getting ready to apply new skills back at work immediately after the workshop. There is an expectation that attendees will attend some free post-workshop Zoom calls and watch recordings of their own group (or previous groups) doing tough practice tests, sometimes including John Coleman’s own practice tests which address the same learning outcomes, albeit from a different angle. John has an expectation that attendees will attend the calls, as assessment preparation does not scale on a 1:1 basis. Signing up to this workshop is effectively signing up to attend these calls.

Sometimes, John Coleman will have a co-trainer, someone who is already qualified or who is building up experience. Please let John Coleman know in advance if you need him to bring an assistant trainer who speaks your language via john@orderlydisruption.com; economics will hopefully be in our favor to allow that if there is enough demand.

Live Virtual

  • Each segment is 60-75 mins long with 15-30 min breaks. Attendees have the choice of spreading the workshop over several days if advertized or if other attendees are ok with that —no recording of the workshop to improve openness. The workshop size is limited to 20 attendees.
  • Workshop attendees will use Zoom/Teams, Mural, Slack, StoriesOnBoard, Strategyzer, Kanbanize/SwiftKanban, and John’s physical flipcharts.
  • Learning online is almost as effective as face to face. The critical difference is working together online; it takes longer to do things. A “funnel” gets added to the Kanban Board for optional best efforts additions to the official curriculum. Most questions will get answered to the satisfaction of the attendees, one way or the other.

Rules to follow:

  • cameras on
  • mics on – let’s avoid delayed interventions
  • be on time for every segment
  • no meetings/phone-calls/emails during the active segments
  • be self-aware and conscious of the needs of others to have their say
  • no hijacking of the agenda; a free coach session is on offer per attendee, use that instead.

The delivery content is a combination of slides, flip charts, and exercises. The focus is more on flip charts and exercises. The approach is a combination of experiential training and Training From The Back of The Room, regardless of the training course, while sticking to the Scrum.org learning objectives. Many practical problems get discussed. and more often than not, options to solve problems are presented. But some problems need sessions in themselves, and it would be unfair to distract the class if the entire class doesn’t want to take that path and/or the trainer is getting concerned that the learning objectives might not be attained within the training course timebox. In addition, some topics could be completely outside the scope of the training class. To that end, some topics may need to be “parked”. Some topics could be completely outside the scope of the training class. Best efforts are made to address “parked” topics during the workshop and/or subsequent video conference calls.

A Scrum Reset is often needed in the workshop

If the class attendees demonstrate additional ability, bonus content may get covered. However, the class pace can get set to a slower pace by even one attendee who has not prepared for class, as per pre-class communications. While John Coleman’s style is to assume zero knowledge, some attendees may have negative knowledge, preconceived ideas that are incorrect according to Scrum.org.

Negative knowledge creates drag for a training class, hence John Coleman sometimes performs pre-training-screening-calls. While there are no formal pre-requisites for Scrum.org classes, the trainer may request in pre-training phone calls that some attendees go to Profesional Scrum Foundations/Scrum Master (by any Scrum.org trainer) to ensure a smooth learning experience, even if the booked class ticket needs to be postponed to another date, refunding if necessary less banking fees. Either way at the beginning of each workshop, some kind of Scrum reset takes place to align attendees and reduce the potential for learning drag later.

Payment, fees & cancellation

  • Payment in advance is required, no exceptions. All documentation requirements for invoice payment by the training date must be declared at the outset.
  • VAT additional for UK clients only.
  • No responsibility is taken for costs resulting from cancellation/postponement.
  • A minimum quorum is needed for this class to proceed.
  • It’s unusual for courses to get canceled. Some classes require a minimum number of attendees. No responsibility is taken for costs resulting from cancellation/postponement.
  • You may cancel up to the specified online ticketing deadline, and if so, depending on the payment engine/approach, the refund could have deductions for bank transfer fees.
  • You may postpone your ticket with a minimum of three business days notice, thereafter your lack of attendance at the booked date will be treated as a cancellation with zero refund (due to planning & venue costs for class numbers). Best efforts would be made to fit you into a later workshop.
  • Electronic manuals and Scrum.org assessment fees are included. Physical manuals are not provided.

GDPR etc.

Subject to GDPR or other regulations:

  • Attendees may be asked to optionally consent to receive communications, e.g., follow-up email newsletters.
  • A booking is not a guarantee of attendance. The trainer may need to contact attendees to assess their readiness for the training class. It is possible the trainer will recommend additional training/reading before you can be accepted into the booked class.
  • In order to get an assessment, the trainer must submit your name and email address to Scrum.org; Scrum.org may in turn send you regular newsletters.
  • Attendees will be invited to a slack channel for the class to enable communications before, during, and after the class.
  • Photographs and/or video permission will be requested in class for follow-up marketing purposes.
  • Reviews & Testimonials will be requested in class; you can add the same review and star rating to each of VocalReferences, TrustPilot, and Google, to be performed optionally in class. Attendees may also be asked to provide feedback to Scrum.org. For these requests, regardless of the response, additional bonus learning content will be delivered.
  • A limited number of free of charge post training Zoom/alternative calls are offered. To book, attendees can arrange to meet me via  https://calendly.com/johncolemanagile
  • Attendees may be asked to join compatible communities, e.g., the LeSS community.
  • See the privacy statement at orderlydisruption.com.

Pricing

Pricing excludes UK VAT. UK VAT only applies for orders from the UK, VAT does not apply outside the UK. To request a manual invoice simply email info@orderlydisruption.com with the subject “manual invoice”. Without exception, all seats for a booking must be prepaid to confirm that booking.

UK CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: VAT is added once your country name has been selected at checkout. For UK customers VAT is 20%.

Early Bird ticket – first five: 942.66 €

Normal ticket: 1,143.83 €

Member of an under-presented group ticket: 913.92 €

Country with a low GDP ticket: 571.92 €

Professional Scrum Master

Professional Scrum Master TM (PSM) is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework, and the role of the Scrum Master in it. This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises and teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master I certification exam (PSM I).

Course trademark’s owner: Scrum.org

Duration: 2 days

Class type: Live Virtual

Capacity: 16 learners

Country: Netherlands

Language: English

Basically, the training is in English. But only if all participants speak Dutch, the training will be provided in Dutch.

Used tools: For this live virtual class we will use MS Teams and Mural.

What You Will Learn

Over the 2 days, students will see why PSM is the cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and for anyone coaching a team toward increased efficiency and effectiveness. The course includes advanced thinking for servant-leadership and behavioral shifts.

Throughout the course, students are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

The PSM course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases.

View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.

Professional Scrum Master Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment. PSM class participants who attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

 

Drawing: Scrum by Pyke Koch

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Price

All prices include 21% VAT.

For group tickets, the minimum number of registrants is 3 tickets for a 15% discount.

Normal ticket: 1,082.95 €

Normal ticket Group: 920.51

Early Bird ticket: 946.25 €

Early Bird ticket Group: 804.51 €

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Preparation guide for the PAL I exam

PAL I exam is a bit expensive, so we have provided a guide for the candidates to prepare, practice and pass it according to our experience.

Professional Agile Leadership

Scrum.org exams and in this case PAL I exam are challenging and a little bit expensive. So people want to know how they can pass these exams with more confidence. Therefore, we have decided to prepare a series of preparation guides for the Scrum.org exams.
Each guide contains minimum mandatory actions that should be done for passing the exam in a suitable timeframe.

Scrum.org has introduced PAL I (Professional Agile Leadership I) certificate for all people who have a management position. Indeed, it helps people to transform their mindset from the management world to the leadership world. I believe PAL I exam is tough and for passing it, you should be really prepared before the exam.
In this post, we will introduce the PAL I exam (Professional Agile Leadership I) step by step preparation guide as follows:

Books and Articles

  1. Read “The Scrum Guide” carefully word by word
  2. Read ” Evidence-Based Management (EBM)”
  3. “Scrum Insights for Practitioners: The Scrum Guide Companion” book by Hiren Doshi
  4. “Agile Leadership Toolkit” book by Peter Koning
  5. The Scrum Values” blog post by Gunther Verheyen
  6. If you can, attend a PAL-E (Professional Agile Leadership – Essentials) course
  7. Do Agile Leadership open assessment many times
  8. Do Agile Measurement open assessment many times
  9. Practice PAL I sample questions of theScrumMaster.co.uk by Simon Kneafsey
  10. Do all scrum open tests (scrum, product owner, developer, Nexus)

Complementary Materials

  1. “The Heart of Leadership” book by Mark Miller
  2. “Reinventing Organizations” book by Frederic Laloux 
  3. “Creativity, Inc” book by Ed Catmull
  4. “Managing for Happiness” book by Jurgen Appelo
  5. Manage the time carefully and be in your highest energy state when you want to take the exam

Also, there are a lot of complementary resources that you can find in this link for the PAL I exam.

Related posts:

1- Preparation guide for the PSM I exam (Professional Scrum Master)

2- Preparation guide for the PSD I exam (Professional Scrum Developer)

3- Preparation guide for the PSPO I exam (Professional Scrum Product Owner)

4- Preparation guide for the PSM II exam (Professional Scrum Master II)

5- Preparation guide for the PSM III exam (Professional Scrum Master III)

6- Preparation guide for the PSK I exam (Professional Scrum with Kanban I)