In this 2-day class participants will gain a better understanding of what it means to deliver value and how to express that value inside and outside of their organization. Through a case study-based series of exercises, combined with instruction, students gain the entrepreneurial product leadership skills and practices critical to growing as a successful Product Owner.
The Product Owner’s role is multifaceted, requiring the practitioner to engage in behaviors and adopt mindsets beyond the core of Agility and the Scrum Framework. This course surfaces these behaviors by challenging the student to adopt several different Product Owner stances:
- Customer Representative – focused on understanding customer problems, challenges and potential opportunities
- Visionary – communicating the vision, future state and possibilities in ways that foster common understanding
- Experimenter – focusing on innovation, hypothesis testing and validating potential value to spark product innovation
- Influencer – communicating with and influencing stakeholders, customers and the Scrum Team to act with common purpose
- Collaborator – seeking input, ideas and feedback from others
- Decision Maker – focusing on creating maximum impact by making clear choices and decisions
Who should attend
This course is an interactive, experiential workshop where attendees explore topics through a series of exercises and discussions. Students should have at least one year of Product Owner experience and a practical knowledge of Scrum in order to participate in and benefit from these exercises.
Attendees are suggested to have read the EBM Guide
What will you learn
Professional Scrum Product Owner – Advanced (PSPO-A) is a 2-day hands-on, activity-based course that focuses on helping experienced Product Owners and Product Managers expand their ability to establish a vision, validate their hypotheses, and ultimately deliver more value to their stakeholders.
The course goes beyond the topics explored in the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) class by deepening the attendee’s understanding of the role through the exploration of the many stances of a professional Product Owner. Participants should have at least one year of Product Owner experience and a practical knowledge of Scrum in order to participate in and benefit from these exercises. Having previously taken the PSPO class is recommended, but not required.
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Owner Advanced course receive one password to take the PSPO II assessment. If you attempt the PSPO II assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.
About the instructors
Ralph Jocham works globally as an agile change agent helping customers of various business domains to improve their productivity, quality and throughput by using agile practices. Currently, Ralph’s main focus is targeted towards enabling management to understand agile and see how Scrum will benefit them in their given context.
Ralph co-designed the Professional Scrum Developer (Java) course and is Europe’s first Professional Scrum Master Trainer for Scrum.org since 2010.
The book The Professional Scrum Product Owner was written by Ralph Jocham and Don McGreal.
Anastasios Psarros (MSc Information Management) is an Entrepreneur, Management Consultant, Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer, and the current Scrum.org Professional Scrum Product Owner course Steward.
He has significant professional experience in various international sectors, e.g., IT, insurance, energy, retail, and finance, as a Product Owner, Scrum Master, Manager, and Managing Director. Anastasios has experienced the power of diverse, motivated teams during his tenures in Germany, USA, and Netherlands. He is passionate about helping companies on all continents unlock their full potential throughout their Agile journey, especially Managers, Leaders and Product Owners. To help lay the ground for an Agile world, he has been a lecturer for Agility and Scrum at the University of Applied Science in Koblenz, Germany since 2016.
Anastasios has helped the community by organizing one of the biggest Agile conferences in Germany, Scrum Deutschland, since 2015, and co-written two books on Scrum & Management and Responsive Enterprises.
Fabio Panzavolta started his professional journey as a software engineer in 2001 and for several years he developed software products.
The following step was to work as a project and program manager using (and ofter hacking) traditional waterfall methodologies until he discovered, embraced and started practicing Scrum in 2013.
He loves and he’s used to work with different cultures, thanks to his international experience, he’s trilingual (Italian, French and English) and always open to new challenging opportunities!
In 2010 he founded CollectiveGenius, in a mission to help people and companies to deliver complex products with Scrum. They provide professional Scrum training and coaching in Europe, mainly in France and Italy.
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 Product Owner – Advanced (PSPO-A) course. 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. Find instructions here.
- Fabio Panzavolta: 9-10 March 2023 10:00am – 6:00pm EET (virtual)
- Anastasios Psarros: 29-30 June 2023 10:00am – 6:00pm EEST (virtual)
- Anastasios Psarros: 14-15 December 2023 10:00am – 6:00pm EET (virtual)