Professional Scrum Product Owner™ Certification - Career Path

Are you eager to gain new business skills to become a Scrum Product Owner? Know what Product Owner career path is available after PSPO™ certification.

The Product Owner role is ever evolving, and an influx of several Scrum Product Owner jobs is expected over the next few years. Take a look at the Product Owner career path available for Product Owners in Scrum organizations.

What next after PSPO™?

Once you have achieved the PSPO I credential, you can further enhance your Product Owner skills by pursuing the following credentials:

  • PAL-I 
  • PSK-I 
  • PSPO-II
  • PSM-III

PSPO™ Career Path & Future Scope

The Product Owner career path with PSPO™ certification is bright with a wide range of Product Owner career opportunities and a chance to learn new things. Let’s see the other Product Owner career paths that professionals can pursue.

Project Manager

As a Product Owner, you can work as a Project Manager. The Project Manager owns the entire project and is accountable for following the process and smoothening the workflow. A Project Manager, just like a Product Owner, acts as a bridge between the team members and the stakeholders by closely working with them.

Business Analyst

Every business needs a responsible individual for gathering and analyzing the requirements from the Stakeholders. The Product Owner can take on the responsibilities of a Business Analyst who helps the development team understand the customers’ requirement and develop products liked by the customers.

Product Manager

The Product Manager role bears resemblance to the Product Owner role. But both roles carry different skill-sets. An individual with an MBA degree is the most suited for Product Manager role as this role focuses on a single product at one time.

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Why you should go for a PSPO Certification

The role of a PSPO (Professional Scrum Product Owner) encompasses more than writing requirements and managing a product backlog. Scrum is an Agile project management framework that lays out a set of meetings, tools, and roles that work in concert to help teams structure and manage their work efficiently. A product owner is the lead user of the system or a team who is well-attuned to the market, the product, and the expectations from the product. Launching a Product in the marketplace involves planning, managing the budget, understanding all product management aspects that drive value from the product, working with the company stakeholders and understanding the customer needs and requirements. This is where a PSPO adds structure to the whole process, by providing structure and working as the backbone of project management for companies.

Over 90% of the companies today rely on a Professional Scrum Product Owner to add value to an Agile project. Organizations like Siemens, PwC, CISCO, ANZ, FedEx, VMware, and many more are following the Agile way of working which empowers the workforce and helps them decide where to work, how to work and when to work with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints. This has enhanced the value of the PSPO certification as a result of which today there are more than 44000 PSPO holders around the globe, making it among the most in-demand Scrum certifications.

A PSPO course will help individuals and organizations understand how to tune into the requirements of the project as a team and maximize  product value by making it cost and quality-efficient.  The Product Owner is responsible for delivering a successful project using the right Agile processes and principles.

A Professional Scrum Product Owner helps to streamline delivery of software products and systems, ensuring that the organization improves its bottom line.


A PSPO certification can help professionals:

  • Prepare for a stable career in Scrum with top companies
  • Build a career as a product owner, agile project manager and more
  • Embark on a successful career path by taking on the highly-accountable role of a Scrum product owner
  • Secure well-paid jobs with an average salary of  $97,000 per year as per Payscale.com

Hiring Professional Scrum Product Owner benefits the organization by ensuring :

  • Customer Satisfaction which creates better business engagements
  • End products created are of the highest quality and as per customer requirements
  • Transparency is maintained between the Stakeholders
  • The risk of a failed product is reduced as the risks are owned by the Scrum Team.

Fortune 500 companies are hiring professionals who have undergone training and achieved the PSPO certification. This is your chance to get trained by the best and gain the certification that will redefine your career. Enroll now and become part of the elite league of PSPO  professionals!

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A Quick Glimpse into the PSPO Certification Process

Steps to become a PSPO

  • Enroll for the PSPO course at KnowledgeHut, a Professional Training Network member of Scrum.org.

  • Take the 2-day PSPO course delivered by Professional Scrum Trainers® (PSTs).

  • On successful completion of course, Scrum.org will email you the password to take the exam.

  • Take the 1 hour online PSPO exam which comprises of 80 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Answer and True/False.

  • Score a minimum of 85% to pass the PSPO assessment, after completing the course.

  • Get the industry-recognized "PSPO I" certification, along with a PSPO I logo.

    Note: PSPO I must be passed before attempting the much more difficult PSPO II.

What You Will Learn

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for undertaking this course and subsequent certification. But, in order to get the most value from the PSPO training, it is recommended to have any of the below:

  • Basic knowledge on scrum
  • Experience in working with a Scrum team
  • Experience in software product development

Who Can Attend

  • Developers
  • Product Owner
  • Product Manager
  • Leadership Team
  • New/Existing product Owners
  • Those who wish to embark on a Product Owner career

KnowledgeHut Experience

EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS

Learn from the real-world experience of accredited industry experts and advance your knowledge with in-class activities and simulations.

ELITE PANEL OF PSTs

Interact with accredited PSTs who also have years of experience as active Scrum practitioners.

LEARN FROM PRACTITIONERS

Learn directly from active practitioners engaged in implementing Scrum principles in real projects.

GATEWAY TO SCRUM COMMUNITIES

Get access to a wider community of active Scrum professionals and enhance your practical knowledge of Scrum.

CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND SUPPORT

Avail continuous support through monthly webinars, e-books, and conferences and keep pace with the latest industry updates.

HANDY RESOURCES

Get Access to tutorials, articles, interview Q&A and case studies prepared by the industry experts with latest updates in the Agile industry.

PSPO Course Curriculum From Scrum.org

On day one, the training focuses on the fundamentals that are essential for understanding and satisfying the role of the Product Owner in the context of product management and Scrum. The course not only provides a greater understanding of the role itself but also gives you a clearer idea of the principles of agile project management by the Product Owner. You will learn:

  • Values of agile development
  • Responsibilities of Product Owner
  • Appropriate meetings with the Product Owner
  • Compulsions of the Product Owner
  • Leadership qualities of the Product Owner
  • Understanding of business values incl. KPIs
  • Measuring business value

Day two stresses on a practical approach to teaching the methodological skills the Product Owner needs for successfully handling a Scrum project. You will understand more effectively:

  • Product build up
  • Relevance of user stories
  • Setting and achieving strategic product goals
  • Release strategies and planning with Scrum
  • Estimating and prioritizing requirements
  • Forecasting capability with Scrum
  • Product development involving multiple teams
  • Total cost of ownership

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A provider of Enterprise Learning Solutions (ELS), KnowledgeHut creates industry-fit talents through training, coaching, and consulting by globally-acclaimed trainers. Much of KnowledgeHut’s repute in co-creating business value stems from:

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  • 250+ industry-relevant courses.
  • Consulting and coaching to transform organizations.
  • Trainers with experience in Retail, E-commerce, Energy & Utilities, etc.
  • 500+ Clients
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  • Capgemini
  • Cognizant
  • Honeywell
  • PWC
  • JP Morgan
  • Philips
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Individuals Can Enroll In Groups To Avail Huge Discounts

By registering in groups, you can save up to 15% on the course fees. The discount you can avail will depend on your group size.

Career growth of PSPO certified Professionals

Meet your instructors

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Chris

Chris Bexon

PST

Chris has over 20 years experience as a Developer, Scrum Master, Agile Transformation Coach, and Professional Scrum Trainer. I am passionate about building high performing organisations and teams, growing Agile cultures, and enabling people to more efficiently and effectively deliver value.

Chris has worked in both the public and private sector business domains. His focus is to transform organisations to achieve a sustained competitive advantage by adopting agile principles and practices, and a culture of continuous improvement.

As a mentor and coach, he has worked with individuals and teams to develop technical skills, patterns and practices to improve alignment across the business.

Chris provides:
Scrum.org Professional Scrum Foundations, Professional Scrum Master training delivered in a transformation learning style where students will feel engaged, inspired, challenged while maximising understanding and retention of knowledge.

Consulting and training For executives, directors, and managers leading Agile initiatives.
Courses complimentary to Scrum like Agile Requirements, Agile Facilitation, Training built for your needs

Agile Coaching from beginner through advanced, small scale or large
 

Simran

Simran Reshma Nagarani

Agile coach,PST

I am a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and Coach. I have worked in the Software Development field for 13 years in USA & India. 

With my education as an IT engineer and an MBA in Finance, I served in the Banking and Financial Services domain with companies such as: Citigroup, BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse, Brown Brother Harriman & Co., American Express. 

 

I have served in the role of a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Product Owner and a Business Analyst. While playing various roles, I’ve faced a fare share of real world challenges that limit an organization’s ability to benefit from Scrum. I  bring rich examples of facing and addressing challenges.

 

My tryst with Scrum and delivering training gained momentum when I had the opportunity to learn from the creators of Scrum Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland in Boston in 2010.

 

During this PSM workshop you’ll experientially learn the Scrum Framework, it’s elements, and how you can apply it in your context. Participants of my workshops have shared that I bring a lot of energy and creativity.

As a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and Coach, I am committed to help you, your teams and your leaders improve your organizational agility using Scrum. 

Punit

Punit Doshi

Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer®, ICAgile Certified Agile Coach

Punit is an IT professional with over seventeen years of experience in project and product delivery and business management and over five years of Agile transformation experience.

His experience ranges from project leadership, design, development, implementation, maintenance, and operation of projects to delivery management and architecture validation. Having worked on several turnkey projects, he brings with him rich experience of application development in domain of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. 

Punit has worked with large Banks, Fortune 500 US Credit Card companies and Banking and Insurance companies and lead the setting up of BI Practice (ETL CoE) at Syntel. Punit is passionate about Agile training and consulting. He has trained a large number of professionals and coached several technology teams to ensure appropriate implementation of Scrum framework.

Specialties: Scrum Master, Agile Transformation, Data Warehousing, UNIX Shell Scripting, Teradata, UDB DB2, Oracle, SQL Server.

Alexander

Alexander Brown

Technical Agile Coach, Professional Scrum Trainer, Software Crafter and Developer

Alex has over 20 years of consulting experience in developing IT products within the financial sector as a Developer, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Software Craftsmanship Coach. He is passionate about building high performing organisations and teams, growing an Agile culture, and enabling people to be more efficient and effective in delivering value.

Alex has 10+ years in agile, who early on saw the benefits of scrum and the importance of software craftsmanship, to enable a team to iteratively deliver a high quality and maintainable product at a sustainable pace.   Due to either leading, or being part, of an agile team he has helped deliver several successful products. He has been there, done it and has the scars to prove it. 

Alex in recent years has moved to roles which help transform organisations to achieve a sustained competitive advantage by adopting agile principles and practices, and a culture of continuous improvement across all levels from executive to team.

As a mentor and coach, he has worked with individuals and teams to develop technical skills, patterns and practices to improve alignment across the business. 

Alexander

Alexander Hardt

PST

As an Agile Coach, I am responsible for the agile transformation of my business unit. Besides my work with digital product teams improving their flow, my focus is to grow an enterprise culture that enables high performance. Therefore, we build on a person centered guiding theme with supporting principles and workflow. Our vision is that we are an organization where everyone is happy to work and strives for invaluable results that we are proud. 
Being a Professional Scrum Trainer within Scrum.org is a great learning experience for myself. My mission is to support all students best possible on their individual learning path. Mastering Scrum is our journey.

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FAQs

KnowledgeHut Support On Your PSPO Journey

There is no time window in which to take the exam. However, once you begin the exam, it has to be completed in 60 minutes.The first attempt is free and comes with the training.

Yes. You could purchase any number of attempts. Each attempt will be chargeable.

However, if the second attempt is taken within 2 weeks of completing the first attempt, the second attempt would not be charged.

Any number of attempts can be made, provided you are willing to pay(as each attempt is chargeable).

The course is aimed at Product Owners and all others accountable for maximizing the value delivered by software products and services. We also suggest this training to experienced product managers and product owners wanting to enhance their business success with agile practices.

The PSPO certification is a validation of the holder’s understanding and expertise of the Scrum framework and ability to apply it to maximize the value of the product. This credential is also a reflection of the holder’s commitment to the profession and their dedication to success. The PSPO I reflects an intermediate understanding of Scrum while the PSPO II reflects an advanced learning of Scrum.

There are no prerequisites for the training or certification exam.

You will be eligible for 14 SEUs and 14 PDUs.

The cost for PSPO I is $200 and for PSPO II is $ 500.

SEUs are credits awarded by the Scrum Alliance. They recognize your dedication to the Project Management and Agile world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. At present, Scrum Alliance members who hold a Certified Scrum Professional®, Certified Enterprise Coach and/or Certified Scrum Trainer credential need to earn SEUs to get recertified.

PDUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute.They recognize your dedication to the Project Management world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. Every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

Your instructors are Scrum experts who have years of industry experience.

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