Scrum Product Owner Certified

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