Scrum Product Owner Credential

Scrum is simple. Try it as is and determine if its philosophy, theory, and structure help to achieve goals and create value.

Scrum is founded on empiricism and lean thinking. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is observed. Lean thinking reduces waste and focuses on the essentials.

This course is credentialed by the Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.

The Product Owner is accountable for maximizing the value of the product resulting from the work of the Scrum Team. How this is done may vary widely across organizations, Scrum Teams, and individuals. The Product Owner is also accountable for effective Product Backlog management, which includes:

Developing and explicitly communicating the Product Goal; 

Creating and clearly communicating Product Backlog items; 

Ordering Product Backlog items; and,

Ensuring that the Product Backlog is transparent, visible and understood.

The Product Owner may do the above work or may delegate the responsibility to others. Regardless, the Product Owner remains accountable. For Product Owners to succeed, the entire organization must respect their decisions. These decisions are visible in the content and ordering of the Product Backlog, and through the inspectable Increment at the Sprint Review. The Product Owner is one person, not a committee. The Product Owner may represent the needs of many stakeholders in the Product Backlog. Those wanting to change the Product Backlog can do so by trying to convince the Product Owner.

Who Should Attend?

  • Any nonprofit professional that is providing the vision to their team or to the team(s) they work with.  
  • Any nonprofit professional that wants to lead by serving their team, even if they are a nonprofit professional that is a “team of one.”
  • This could mean everyone from a Board Chair to CEO to a Director of a Department.

About the Scrum Product by Scrum Inc. for Nonprofits Course

The Scrum Product Owner program was developed by the co-creator of Scrum, Dr. Jeff Sutherland. Featuring an in-depth curriculum and insights from real-world nonprofit case studies, this course goes beyond the basics of Scrum and the Scrum Product Owner role.

The Scrum Inc. Scrum Product Owner credential formally recognizes your knowledge of lean principles, Product Owner techniques, patterns of high-performing teams, and how the Product Owner  role scales in an organization.

This training is for intermediate levels of Scrum experience. 

Prerequisite suggested: Scrum Basics for Nonprofits or Scrum Master for Nonprofits 

Product Owner Credential

“excellent “translation” of scrum framework and roles to nonprofit world, “

-Product Owner Attendee

In a Scrum Product Owner by Scrum Inc. course you’ll learn:

  • How the Scrum Framework helps deliver products and services faster and with higher quality while cutting cost and improving employee happiness and job satisfaction.
  • How to assess business value.
  • How to consistently deliver a successful product to the marketplace.
  • Techniques and metrics Scrum Product Owners use to prioritize features, projects and portfolios.
  • The patterns and practices of high-performing Scrum teams.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Name the key attributes of a good Product Owner
  • Explain that the Product Owner should be focused on building the right thing, and is responsible for clearly communicating their vision and developing a Product Backlog to achieve that vision.
  • Recite techniques for creating a vision statement that is compelling enough to be broadly shared, yet concise and easily remembered.
  • Describe why the Product Owner should spend half of their time with customers and stakeholders and the other half of their time with the team.
  • State that the Product Owner is accountable for maximizing the value of the work done by the team.
  • Explain the benefits of using customer personas.
  • Recognize that the Product Owner has the final say on the ordering of the Product Backlog.

“It’s always a pleasure to be in a training led by Diane. She does a great job of making Scrum relatable to a variety of contexts.”

-Product Owner Attendee

Benefits of Scrum Product Owner Credential:

  • Highly regarded, industry recognized credential
  • Sets you apart as a leader with proven expertise
  • Most popular Agile framework in use
  • Evidence-based techniques for consistently delivering high value to stakeholders
  • Empower team productivity and collaboration
  • Stay competitive in today’s job market

Curriculum from the source: Developed by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum, the Product Owner curriculum has evolved from decades of experience transforming teams, organizations, and individuals.

Evidence-based: More than just philosophy, each class is grounded in research and case studies across a wide variety of disciplines and industries.

Sustainable Practices & Solid Techniques: Students learn patterns and practices of high-performing teams that are proven to accelerate personal and team performance.

About the Product Owner by Scrum Inc. Exam & Credential

Students who complete a Product Owner training comprised of at least 14 hours of live instruction time covering all Learning Objectives with a Scrum Inc. Scrum Trainer are eligible to take the Product Owner exam. Students who pass the exam will earn their Scrum Inc. Scrum Product Owner credential.

The Scrum Inc. Scrum Product Owner credential formally recognizes your knowledge of lean principles, Product Owner techniques, patterns of high-performing teams, and how the Product Owner  role scales in an organization.

The Scrum Inc. Scrum Product Owner credential is the only Scrum Product Owner credential endorsed by Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum and inventor of Scrum@Scale. The Product Owner credential will make you stand out to employers, stakeholders, and peers.

By the end of this course you will be able to access and complete the Product Owner exam, download your Product Owner credential (upon successful completion of the exam), and state the renewal process.

The Scrum Product Owner credential is a distinguished designation highlighting individuals who can systematically drive immediate business results, uphold a compelling product vision and return real revenue for their companies via the Scrum framework.

Deliver twice the value at half the cost.

This course is credentialed by the Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.

Product Owner Credential

Are you interested in the Scrum Master course also?

We offer a 3-day private intensive course combining the Scrum Master and Product Owner trainings. 

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Clear and was easy to understand
Trish Bachman
November 23, 2020
She's fantastic. Clear and direct. Allows enough time for conversation, debate and questions.
Maggie Perry
Product Owner
November 23, 2020
Absolutely stellar educator and facilitator. Blending silly and fun and serious and extensive experience makes for a wonderful experience. Impressive
Linet Mera
Co-Executive Director
November 23, 2020
Great energy combined with subject matter expertise
Kimberly Hays de Muga
November 23, 2020
well run, well produced course with pertinent content and resources
Kimberly Hays de Muga
Novmer 23rd, 2020
Not once, in eight days, did I even come close to nodding off. That doesn't happen often... The course moved quickly - and I'm an old fashioned note taker - so I truly appreciate access to the slides and other resource material. Don't know if there's an improvement in there, as there's a lot of material to cover. Maybe add a day - or two 😉
Pam Stewart
Sr Staff - Program Investments & Impacts
It was really helpful to hear about the experiences of my classmates as we all represented nonprofits of different sizes and missions. I liked using MURAL for our various exercises and appreciated that Diane injected practicing Scrum in many aspects of the training, from calculating our class velocity to performing a retrospective.
Joanne Hayashi
President and Co-Founder
The targeted resources and curriculum really set the stage for a successful adoption of Scrum. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of support materials provided and nonprofit case studies.
Dominick Bruno Jr