PeopleCert Scrum Product Owner I is designed for all professionals who wish to understand the Scrum Framework and the role of the Product Owner.
Design and Deliver awesome Products
Scrum is a lightweight framework that enables teams and organisations to design, develop, and deliver better products faster, while adapting to external changes.
Scrum originated in Software Development and IT, where it was used to deliver high quality and complex software products. Today, Scrum is adapted across multiple business functions (operations, security, marketing, sales, HR, etc.) making it an ideal enabler for agile transformation initiatives.
The Scrum Product Owner Role
Within a Scrum team, the Product Owner serves as the link between the Scrum Team and the Business or Customer, and his primary focus is to communicate the product vision and strategy while ensuring it remains aligned to business goals.
Based on Agile principles, it enables teams to self-organize by encouraging close collaboration between all team members and specialisms involved. Scrum challenges the assumptions of the sequential approach to product development and replaces it with an iterative process. It includes a set of meetings, tools, and roles that work in harmony to help teams structure and manage their work.
The goal of this approach is to timely capture changes in customers’ needs, along with any other unpredictable challenges that may occur — for which a sequential approach is not suited. As such, Scrum uses an evidence based framework that embraces the fact that problems cannot be fully defined upfront. Instead, it focuses on maximising the team’s ability to respond to emerging requirements, deliver value quickly, and adapt to new market conditions.
Why should you get PCSPO I certified?
Although Scrum is lightweight and easy to understand, it is very hard to master. Today, 81% of organisations use Scrum (66%) or a Scrum hybrid (15%) as they have embraced agility, but only 16% report that their agile maturity is above average. This creates an urgency for up- and re-skilling, to match the need.
Becoming a PCSPO I certified professional will help you prove your skills and stand out from the crowd.
5 + 1 reasons why you need a PCSPO I certification
- Product Owners’ Market is rising. Current LinkedIn job openings; EU: 35k, USA: 99k, APAC: 26k
- Product Backlog Management: build and refine PB to maximise product value
- Prioritisation: Manage Stakeholders expectations to team capacity and ensure product success
- Practical, interactive, lightweight
- Get certified anytime, anyplace
- Lifetime validity
Learning areas covered
1. Agile Project Management Fundamentals
Understand what Agile Project Management and iterative and incremental development are, identify key success factors of Agile Project Management and how it can be used outside of Software Development
2. Scrum Fundamentals
Define Scrum and learn about the Scrum Team, Scrum Artifacts and Scrum Events
3. Value-Driven Product Management
Understand the basics of Product Strategy, Vision, and Planning, how to define Product Value and how to validate Product Assumptions
4. The Product Owner Role
Identify the core skills and traits of a successful Product Owner and how to effectively work with Stakeholders
5. Product Backlog Management
Learn how to build and refine the Product Backlog.
Why is it important to hold a Scrum certification?
Holding a Scrum certification proves the candidate’s familiarity with Scrum practices, beyond the mere
knowledge of terminology. It shows employers that the candidate has the potential to be the person they need to cover the Product Owner accountability in their teams.
Whether the candidate is a Scrum beginner or a seasoned professional, a certification is a significant advantage when aiming to motivate and lead teammates. The PeopleCert Scrum Product Owner credential showcases that the candidate has the skills necessary to maximize the value of the product resulting from the work of the Scrum Team.
The PeopleCert Scrum Product Owner I certification covers the fundamental knowledge and skills required for a candidate to build their knowledge and skills regarding Scrum principles and practices.
The PeopleCert Scrum Product Owner I Certification Exam is designed to validate a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of Scrum basics as detailed above as well as how to be able to apply this knowledge through tools and practices in a modern enterprise.
The PeopleCert Scrum Product Owner I exam focuses on the following three (3) categories in the cognitive domain of Bloom’s taxonomy1 which is a reference for different levels of learning:
In order to be eligible for the PeopleCert Scrum Product Owner, I level examination a candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic Scrum terms, principles, processes, practices, and tools and it is recommended that the candidate has received Accredited Training by a PeopleCert accredited training partner
The exam is closed book with forty (40) multiple choice questions. The pass grade is 70% (28 out of 40 questions).
The exam lasts 60 minutes.