The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course teaches people how to maximize the delivery of value through software products and systems. Agile Product Ownership today requires more than knowledge of how to write a User Story or manage a Product Backlog. Professional Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of everything that drives value from their products. The PSPO course helps students develop and solidify this understanding - from early stakeholder management to release planning and delivery.
The PSPO course addresses a significant skill gap in the software development industry that we have seen growing over the last few years.
An effective Product Owner is one of the best predictors of product success, but many Product Owners seem to misunderstand the breadth of the role's responsibilities in delivering a successful product. Maximizing Return On Investment (ROI), optimizing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and capitalizing on product Agility are the things a Product Owner is intimately concerned with that the PSPO course focuses on.
The audience of the Professional Scrum Product Owner course includes those accountable for maximizing the value delivered by products and services, including;
Product Managers and Scrum Product Owners responsible for the delivery of a product, from conception to customer usage.
IT Development Managers responsible for a line of business or internal company system.
Strategy managers responsible for the overarching direction of a product or product family.
This two-day course covers the following:
Basics - What is Scrum and how has it evolved
Theory - Why does Scrum work and what are its core principles? How are the Scrum principles different from those of more traditional software development approaches, and what is the impact?
Framework and Meeting - How Scrum theory is implemented using time-boxes, roles, rules, and artifacts. How can these be used most effectively and how can they fall apart?
Scrum & Change - Scrum is different: what does this mean to my project and my organization? How do I best adopt Scrum given the change that is expected.
Scrum and Total Cost of Ownership - A system isn’t just developed, it is also sustained, maintained and enhanced. How is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of our systems or products measured and optimized?
Scrum Teams - Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional; this is different from traditional development groups. How do we start with Scrum teams and how do we ensure their success?
Scrum Planning - Plan a project and estimate its cost and completion date.
Predictability, Risk Management and Reporting - Scrum is empirical. How can predictions be made, risk be controlled, and progress be tracked using Scrum. Discussion starts with "Done and Undone" and continues with Quality Assurance in Scrum.
Scaling Scrum - Scrum works great with one team. It also works better than anything else for projects or product releases that involve hundreds or thousands of globally dispersed team members. How is scaling best accomplished using Scrum?
Unlike other Scrum certifications that require only class attendance, Scrum.org certification requires a minimum score on a rigorous assessment. The Professional Scrum Product Owner course has two associated assessments with two levels of certification: PSPO I and PSPO II. When you complete a Professional Scrum Product Owner course you will receive a password to take the PSPO I assessment one time within a 14-day period following the course. If you pass this assessment you will receive the industry-recognized "PSPO I" certification and your name will be posted on the Scrum.org website.
Attendees will be able to make the most of the class if they:
Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).
Understand the basics of product management.
Understand requirements and requirements decomposition.
Currently manage a product, or will be managing a product in the future.
Have a clear sense of the challenges and opportunities facing their product.
Want to know more about how to leverage agility to deliver more value to their customers.
Substitutions of attendee may be made at any time. Cancellation and/or reschedule requests must be received in writing by email. You are responsible for ensuring that Rob Maher Consulting receives your written request. Rob Maher Consulting will reply with a written acknowledgement. Attendees must cancel more than 10 business days prior to the course date to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests received 4 to 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a credit toward attendance at a future scheduled course taking place within 12 months of the original course. Rescheduling is allowed on a one time basis only, with no further rescheduling permitted. If you do not attend a course within 12 months from the original course, the entire course fee will be forfeited. Cancellations made 3 or less business days prior to the course date, or failure to appear for the course, will result in forfeiture of the course fee. Rob Maher Consulting reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses at any time. If Rob Maher Consulting cancels or reschedules the course, you are entitled to a full refund, but Rob Maher Consulting is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. If Rob Maher Consulting cancels a seminar in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.