Use the following useful articles and books to support you on your Professional Scrum Product Owner II journey, as well as our PSPO-I assessment hints and tips page which covers topics included in the PSPO-Advanced course.
- The PSPO-II assessment is designed to test experience with Scrum in the real world. It is the test associated and included in the PSPO-Advanced training course;
- Where the PSPO-I assessment focuses on the Product Owner’s role within the Scrum Framework, the PSPO-II assessment delves deeper into commercial principles and techniques for managing innovation;
- The PSPO-II assessment features 40 multiple-choice questions;
- Time pressure is less of an issue with the PSPO-II assessment;
- A score of 85% is required to pass. Questions are weighted by difficulty and partial marks are available in some cases (for example, if a question asks “Select the best three answers”, one mark is awarded for each);
- In order to prepare, it is recommended to read the Scrum Guide a couple of times and re-do the PSPO Open assessment. There may be some questions about scaling as well, but they are all grounded in the Scrum Framework;
- PSPO-A class participants who attempt the PSPO- II assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSPO-III assessment.
In addition to the suggested reading for PSPO-I which includes the Scrum Guide and the resources on the official Scrum.org PSPO Learning Path, the following resources are essential to prepare for PSPO-II:
- The Evidence-Based-Management guide, published by Scrum.org, is at the heart of the approach taught in the PSPO-A class. The EMB metrics defined in this document are very likely to come up in the PSPO-II assessment.
- Review the stances of the product owner, which we covered in the PSPO-A class.
For your bookshelf
These books are not essential for the assessment, but if you wanted to supplement your learning with some further reading, these titles are referenced in the class and would be a good place to start.
- ‘The Professional Product Owner’ by Don McGreal and Ralph Jocham – an in-depth summary of the topics covered in the PSPO class.
- ‘The Product Samurai’ by Chris Lukassen – a description of many of the advanced topics covered in the PSPO-A class, written by one of the authors of the class
- ‘Scrum – A Pocket Guide’ by Gunther Verheyen – a comprehensive and consise description of the scrum framework
Taking the Assessment
Once you have received your code and feel ready, schedule 90 minutes when you will not be interrupted then complete the following:
- Login to your Scrum.org account.
- Navigate to the PSPO-II Assessment page. Important details about the assessment are listed on this page
- Click the Start Assessment button in the middle of the page
- Enter your provided password
When you have passed a Professional level assessment (PSPO-II) with a score of 85% or higher, a downloadable, printable certificate and badge will be added directly into your Scrum.org member account profile.
Please check your member profile to download and print your certificate. To access your profile, click on your name, which will appear at the top of any Scrum.org page whenever you are logged into your account. Please feel free to use your Scrum.org certificate and badge to represent your status and understanding of Scrum.