Course Overview

Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC™) certification exam is designed to confirm applicants practical and working knowledge of Scrum that equips them to handle the business aspects and stakeholders in a Scrum environment.
Product Owner represents the interests of the stakeholders in the Scrum Team. Commonly called ‘the voice of the customer’, the Product Owner is responsible for ensuring clear communication of product or service functionality requirements. The Product Owner also prioritizes the requirements from the point of view of an end user, for maximum business benefit, defines the Acceptance Criteria, and ensuring those criteria are met.

Target Audience

This certification is for anyone who interfaces with stakeholders or works as a Product Owner in a
Scrum Team.

Reference book

A Guide to Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide) by SCRUMstudy.

Prerequisites

There is no formal prerequisite for this certification. However, SDC™ or SMC™ Certified professionals will be able to better understand the concepts required for this certification exam.

Exam Format

  • Multiple Choice
  • 140 questions per exam
  • One mark awarded for every right answer
  • No negative marks for wrong answers
  • 180 minutes duration
  • Proctored online exam.
  • Current Pass Rate: 93%

Expected Outcome

The participants will be prepared to take SPOC™ certification exam and pass. Also they will be able to apply the concepts in their day to day job.

Maintaining Certification

To maintain the certification status, Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC™) professionals will need to earn 40 re-certification credits every 3 years.

Course Outline

Agile and Scrum Overview

  • What is Agile?
  • Why use Agile?
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Methods
  • Other Agile Methods
  • Scrum Overview
  • Scrum Summary

Scrum Roles

  • Scrum Roles
  • The Product Owner
  • The Scrum Team
  • The Scrum Master
  • Advantages of Cross-functional Teams

Planning in Scrum

  • Scrum Flow
  • Requirements in Scrum
  • Prioritizing the Product Backlog
  • Adaptive Project Management
  • Scrum Planning
  • User Stories
  • The Concept of Persona
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Generic Done Criteria
  • Criteria for a Good User Story
  • Estimation
  • Importance of Value
  • Risk Burndown Graphics
  • Scrum Board

Sprint Planning

  • Sprints (from Product Owner’s point of view)
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Planning Game
  • Task Estimation

The Sprint Backlog

  • Implementation of Scrum
  • Daily Stand-up Meeting
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Sprint Retrospective Meeting

Product Backlog Grooming

  • Scrum for Large Projects
  • Scrum for Large Projects
  • The Chief Product Owner
  • Distributed teams in Scrum
  • Transition to Scrum
  • Mapping Traditional Roles to Scrum
  • Maintaining Stakeholder Involvement