EXIN Agile Scrum Product Owner Certification

A good Product Owner understands the business and the market, is the Voice of the Customer (internal or external), manages the product or service lifecycle and balances the need for both functional and non-functional requirements. This certificate emphasizes that value.

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EXIN Agile Scrum Product Owner is a certification that looks to confirm both skills and knowledge of the Agile framework and Scrum methodology, specifically with the Product Owner role in mind. Agile Scrum is about working together to successfully reach a goal. Agile methodologies are popular approaches in software development and are increasingly being used in other areas. Scrum practices include establishing cross-functional and self-managed teams, producing a working deliverable at the end of each iteration or Sprint. This certification focuses on adopting Agile or Scrum in the workplace and taking on the role of Product Owner.

Scope


An Agile Scrum Product Owner certificate ensures that a candidate can successfully lead Agile Scrum projects in the context of an overall Service and Product Lifecycle, in a way that adds the most value possible for the customer. In order to do this, the Product Owner provides direction, makes final decisions, and ensures that the Team is aimed at the right goals. The Product Owner is actively engaged with, communicates well with, and listens carefully to arguments from the Team. Within the context of the organization’s larger business objectives, the Product Owner provides the vision, but also the boundaries within which this vision must be realized. This is achieved by creating, maintaining and prioritizing the business valuedriven Product Backlog. It is the Product Owner’s responsibility to make sure the project earns a good Return on Investment.

Target group


The Agile way of thinking is best known in the field of software development, but the principles are increasingly being applied in other types of projects and it is fast becoming a regular project management technique. Scrum is the most used Agile methodology and is suitable for all professionals looking to keep their knowledge up to date with the latest developments in the fields of IT and Project Management, particularly those leading or participating in projects. The Product Owner role focuses on bringing Value for the Customer and Value for the Business, through Project Management techniques. In particular, the certification is suitable for professionals working in the areas of Project Management, Software development, IT Service Management and Business Management.

Context


The exam EXIN Agile Scrum Product Owner is part of the EXIN qualification program and has been developed in cooperation with international experts in the field. The candidate needs to be familiar with all Basic Concepts from the EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation course. Please refer to the Preparation Guide of the EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation for details. This Preparation Guide is freely available on the website www.exin.com.

Requirements for certification


- Successful completion of the EXIN Agile Scrum Product Owner exam.
- Successful completion of an EXIN Accredited EXIN Agile Scrum Product Owner Training including Practical Assignments.
- Knowledge of Scrum terminology, for instance through the EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation exam, is strongly recommended.


Examination details

  • Examination type: Computer-based or paper-based multiple-choice questions
  • Number of questions: 40
  • Pass mark: 65%
  • Open book/notes: No
  • Electronic equipment/aides permitted: No
  • Time allotted for examination: 90 minutes

The Rules and Regulations for EXIN’s examinations apply to this exam.


Training

Training is a mandatory part of the certification.


Contact hours

The recommended number of contact hours for this training course is 16. This number includes group assignments, exam preparation, and short coffee breaks. Not included are: homework, the logistics related to the exam session, the exam session and lunch breaks.


Indicative study effort
120 hours, depending on existing knowledge.