The Product Owner acts in the interest of the community of stakeholders of a team that works according to the SCRUM methodology. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, and effective methodology designed to deliver significant value quickly and throughout a project. Scrum ensures transparency in communication and creates an environment of collective accountability and continuous progress.
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The Product Owner is responsible for ensuring clear communication of product or service functionality requirements to the Scrum Team, defining Acceptance Criteria, and ensuring those criteria are met. The Product Owner must always maintain a dual view. He must understand and support the needs and interests of all stakeholders, while also understanding the needs and workings of the Scrum Team.
The final exam confirms that candidates have acquired practical knowledge of Scrum that gives them the means to manage the commercial aspects and the stakeholders in a Scrum field.
This certification is for anyone who interfaces with stakeholders or works as a Product Owner in a Scrum Team.
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.
Maintaining the certification
To maintain the certification status, Scrum Product Owner (SPOC) certified professional will need to earn 40 re-certification credits every 2 years. These Re-certification units can be earned by participating in continuous learning activities of the SCRUMstudy's continuing certification requirements program. Further information are available at this link.
Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC) official certificate