Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC)

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Scrum Product Owner Certified Overview

Scrum, created by Schwaber and Sutherland (c. 1995), is a popular Agile framework for developing and sustaining complex products. It offers a collection of roles, events, artefacts and rules, providing a way to assess the efficiency of your practices so that you can improve.

Scrum was formulated as a faster, more flexible way to deliver the greatest value in the least amount of time.

The Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC) course focuses on the perspective, responsibilities, tools and techniques employed by the Product Owner. It provides an interactive hands-on learning experience through a mix of highly interactive facilitator-led discussions, group activities, games and product development simulation.


This course will enable participants to:

  • Be familiar with the concepts, advantages and challenges of Scrum
  • Have a deep understanding of the Scrum framework’s philosophy and lifecycle
  • Explore the Product Owner’s role throughout the life of a Scrum project.
  • Gain a practical knowledge of Scrum from a Product Owner’s perspective, including roles, meetings and artefacts.
  • Be prepared to take on the role of Product Owner (‘the voice of the customer’) including managing common issues and roadblocks encountered in Scrum projects.
  • Have a working knowledge of the tools and techniques required to write effective requirements (User Stories), and to prioritise and maintain a product backlog.
  • Be adept in handling the business aspects of Scrum
  • Gain a functional understanding of the other roles in Scrum
  • Be prepared with the necessary knowledge to take the online Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC) certification exam.
  • The role of the Product Owner in applying the Scrum framework end to end.
  • Developing the project vision.
  • Optimising project value through business justification techniques.
  • Prioritising requirements using customer value-based prioritisation techniques.
  • Developing personas.
  • Writing effective epics and user stories by applying the INVEST model.
  • Decomposing user stories.
  • Determining ‘done’ and ‘acceptance criteria’.
  • Creating and grooming the prioritised product backlog (PPB).
  • Developing appropriate release strategies.
  • Roles in a scaled Scrum project (applying Scrum to programs and portfolios).
  • Interpreting sprint planning outputs e.g. the sprint backlog and burndown chart.
  • Incorporating risks and changes into the product backlog.
  • Exam format, timings, practice questions.

Trainers of this course will use a practical delivery approach to provide participants with a ‘hands-on’, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience.

Courses are facilitated by our experienced and qualified SCRUMstudy Certified Trainers (SCT). These can be held on-site or at our premises. All courses can be customised to suit your requirements.

Virtual training: You can learn more about our virtual delivery here.

Materials: A comprehensive participant handbook is provided.


The Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC) certification exam is a 3-hour, online, multiple-choice exam to be undertaken within 6 months after completing the 2-day training course.

Exams are administered by SCRUMStudy and are taken at a time convenient to you.


Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional credential by the Project Management Institute are eligible to earn 14 PDUs for their participation in this course (13 Technical, 1 Leadership).

Participants holding any of the Project Management accreditations (CPPP/CPPM/ CPPD) are eligible to earn 20 CPDs for this short course.


To ensure your outcomes are achieved, you are required to complete some pre-course preparation. This will be sent out 2 weeks in advance of the course.

Whilst not a formal prerequisite, it is recommended that you have undertaken the Scrum Master Certified (SMC) course to better understand the concepts required for the Scrum Product Owner Certification exam.

If you are not familiar with SMC, then your Scrum trainer will outline any additional topics you will need to revise prior to undertaking the Scrum Product Owner Certificate exam.


Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.

Melbourne courses are held at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.


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Yes. The exam for this course is to be undertaken online within 6 months of completing the 2 day training course. Upon passing the exam you will be certified. PM-Partners will provide you with the details and log-ins during the course.


Yes. The exam fee is included in the course cost.

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Who Should Attend?

This certification course is suitable for those who interface with stakeholders and those who influence the shaping of product solutions from a business perspective. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Business Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Iteration Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Agile Business Analysts

Course Information

Duration: 2 days

Development Units: 14 PDUs

Exam: 3 hour online exam taken after the course

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