EXIN Agile Scrum Product Owner (ASPO.EN)


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 value-driven Product Backlog. It is the Product Owner’s responsibility to make sure the project earns a good Return on Investment.

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.


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 Owne


The EXIN Agile Scrum Product Owner certification is part of the EXIN Agile Scrum qualification program.

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.

Requirements for certification

Knowledge of Scrum terminology, for instance through the EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation exam, is strongly recommended.

(Bron EXIN)

  • Scrum Product Owner Certified

  • Overview
    The Product Owner represents the interests of the stakeholder community to the Scrum Team. 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 or she must understand and support the needs and interests of all stakeholders, while also understanding the needs and workings of the Scrum Team.

    Applicants will be awarded the Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC™) certificate by SCRUMstudy upon successfully passing the certification exam.

    Audience Profile
    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. It is also highly recommended to attend a 2-day SPOC™ classroom training provided by a SCRUMstudy approved Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)

    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

  • Certification

    Prerequisite Experience

    Prerequisite Education
    Preferably SDC™ (or) SMC™ certified professional

    Target Audience
    Anyone who interfaces with business stakeholders or works as a Product Owner in a Scrum project.

    Maintaining Certification (RCUs)
    40 Recertification units every 2 years