Registered Product Owner Credential

We are breaking down silos, opening up and strengthening communication, and empowering teams to help your nonprofit create twice the impact in half the time at a sustainable pace.

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.

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.

Who should attend:

  • Any nonprofit professional, regardless of title, who is providing the vision to their team or to the team(s) they work with; or  
  • Any nonprofit professional, regardless of title, who wants to lead by serving their team, even if they are a nonprofit professional that looks like a “team of one” on the organizational chart.
The pricing for the credential course is on a sliding scale based on your organization’s operating budget.
Product owner Credential

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

2023 Session:

September 11th

September 18th 

September 25th

October 2nd

12:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Sliding scale – nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $1 Million and/or military

Sliding scale – nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $1 Million > $5 Million

Sliding scale – nonprofits with an operating budget over $5 Million

 

WE OFFER TEAM PRICING!
Send your whole team through the Registered Product Owner course with our team pricing and save big! 
You can now learn as a team, collaborate on your questions and ideas real time in class, and bring your learnings right back to your workplace. 
Grow together as a team for one low price.
5/5

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

-Linda – Product Owner Attendee

2023 Session:

September 11th

September 18th 

September 25th

October 2nd

12:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Sliding scale – nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $1 Million and/or military

Sliding scale – nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $1 Million > $5 Million

Sliding scale – nonprofits with an operating budget over $5 Million

 

The Product Owner is accountable for effective Product Backlog management, which includes:

  • Developing and explicitly communicating the Product Vision and Product Goal; 
  • Creating and clearly communicating Product Backlog items; 
  • Prioritizing Product Backlog items; and
  • Ensuring that the Product Backlog is transparent, visible, and understood.
Product Owner Credential

Why Should You Become a Registered Product Owner?

Scrum helps organizations:

  • Innovate faster;
  • Increase client and stakeholder satisfaction;
  • Improve communication and reduce silos;
  • Reduce friction in team collaboration;
  • Improve employee morale and productivity;
  • Increase transparency, fast feedback and continual improvement; and 
  • Move from ideation to delivery more quickly.

2023 Session:

September 11th

September 18th 

September 25th

October 2nd

12:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Sliding scale – nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $1 Million and/or military

Sliding scale – nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $1 Million > $5 Million

Sliding scale – nonprofits with an operating budget over $5 Million

 

WE OFFER TEAM PRICING!
Send your whole team through the Registered Product Owner course with our team pricing and save big! 
You can now learn as a team, collaborate on your questions and ideas real time in class, and bring your learnings right back to your workplace. 
Grow together as a team for one low price.

About the Registered Product Owner for Nonprofits Course

The Registered 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 in-depth on the Product Owner role. You will also receive one year of e-mentoring free from our trainer!

This training is for intermediate levels of Scrum experience. 

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

About the Registered Product Owner by Scrum Inc. Exam & Credential

Students who complete at least 14 hours of Registered Product Owner training are eligible to take the Registered Product Owner exam. Students who pass the exam will earn their Registered Product Owner credential.

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

In the Registered Product Owner course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Deliver higher quality products and services faster, while cutting cost and improving employee happiness and job satisfaction;
  • Assess business value;
  • Consistently deliver a successful product to the marketplace;
  • Use techniques and metrics to prioritize features, projects, and portfolios; and
  • Interpret 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.
Product Owner

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

5/5

“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

About Agile in Nonprofits:

Agile in Nonprofits was created in 2018 as a product of DH Leonard Consulting. Our mission is to support nonprofit organizations that are looking to achieve greater impacts in their communities faster than they ever have before. Our organization is the creator of the nonprofit-specific training in Agile and has trained over 5,000 nonprofit professionals to successfully implement Scrum in their organizations.

The Registered 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

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Clear and was easy to understand
Trish Bachman
Consultant
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
Consultant
November 23, 2020
well run, well produced course with pertinent content and resources
Kimberly Hays de Muga
Consultant
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
PO