Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC) Course

Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC)

Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC) is an intensive training course on one of the most critical roles defined by the world’s most popular Agile method: Scrum. The course provides an interactive hands-on learning experience through a mix of highly interactive facilitator-led discussions, group activities, games and product development simulation.

This course focuses on the perspective, responsibilities, tools and techniques employed by the Scrum Product Owner.

About this course

Course Objective:

  • To provide participants with an understanding of the Product Owner’s role throughout the life of a Scrum project.
  • To provide practical knowledge of Scrum from a Product Owner’s perspective, including roles, meetings and artefacts.
  • To prepare participants to be comfortable in taking on the role of Product Owner (‘the voice of the customer’) including managing common issues and roadblocks encountered in Scrum projects.
  • To give participants a working knowledge of the tools and techniques required to write effective requirements (User Stories), and to prioritise and maintain a healthy product backlog.
  • To prepare candidates with the necessary knowledge to take the online Scrum Product Owner Certification (SPOC™) exam.

How this course is delivered

Course Content Summary

  • The role of the Product Owner in applying the Scrum framework end to end.
  • Developing the Project Vision.
  • Optimising project value through business justification techniques.
  • Prioritising requirements using customer value-based prioritisation techniques.
  • Developing Personas.
  • Writing effective Epics and User Stories by applying the INVEST model.
  • Decomposing User Stories.
  • Determining ‘Done’ and ‘Acceptance Criteria’.
  • Creating and grooming the Prioritised Product Backlog (PPB).
  • Developing appropriate Release Strategies.
  • Roles in a scaled Scrum project (applying Scrum to programs and portfolios).
  • Interpreting Sprint Planning outputs e.g. the Sprint Backlog and Sprint Burndown Chart.
  • Incorporating Risks and Changes into the Product Backlog.
  • Exam format, timings, practice questions.

Outcomes & Certification

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be familiar with the concepts, advantages and challenges of Scrum and the Product Owner role.
  • Participants will be adept in handling the business aspects of the Scrum method.
  • Participants will be equipped with the knowledge, tools and techniques needed play the role of Product Owner (“Voice of the Customer”) in their organisation.
  • Participants will equipped with effective techniques to:-Write effective product vision statements;
    – Perform release planning;
    – Gather, prioritise and maintain requirements;
    – Write epics, user stories, acceptance criteria and personas;
    – Track and report progress;
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the roles and interactions with other Scrum core team and non-core team roles.

Examination & Certification

The Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC) Certification exam is a 3 hour online multiple-choice exam to be undertaken within 6 months after completing the 2 day training course. The exams are administered by SCRUMStudy and are taken at a time convenient to you. The cost of the exam is included in the course fee (2 free re-takes included).

Course Prerequisites

To ensure your outcomes are achieved the course requires you to complete some pre-course preparation. This will be sent out 2 weeks in advance of the workshop (or at the time of booking if booking less than 2 weeks prior to course commencement).

Whilst not a formal prerequisite, it is recommended that you have undertaken the Scrum Master Certified (SMC) course to better understand the concepts required for the Scrum Product Owner certification exam. If you are not familiar with SMC then your Scrum trainer will outline any additional topics you will need to revise prior to undertaking the SPOC exam.

Course Dates


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