(PRWEB) April 29, 2013
Scrumstudy.com, the leading provider in Scrum and Agile training, has announced the launch of a new certification - Scrum Product Owner Certified. The course trains professionals in Scrum with a business view of product development from a Product Owner's (a Scrum role) perspective. Scrum has been heavily adopted in product development due to its flexibility, simplicity and effectiveness, leading to a growing demand for professionals trained in Scrum. Though it is heavily adopted in and has been identified with the IT industry, Scrum has been finding favor as a product development framework across industries and even in fields as diverse as marketing.
"Scrum Master and Product Owner are two important roles in the Scrum framework. The Product Owner oversees the business side of product development including requirements, prioritization, stakeholder engagement and is regarded as the Voice of the Customer while the Scrum Master helps coordinate the activities of the development team and ensures they have no obstacles. Each role needs to understand Scrum deeply from their perspective and hence we have separate courses to train professionals manage different roles effectively.
"The Scrum Master Certified course is recommended for Scrum Masters, Scrum Team Members, Project Managers, Team Leads, Programmers, Designers, Testers, Software Engineers and Executives while the Scrum Product Owner Certified course is appropriate for roles including Product Owners, Product Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, CXO’s, Technical Consultants, Team Leaders, Program Managers, Project Sponsors, Executives, Business Owners, and so on.
"Anyone who would like to handle change adeptly and respond to unique market demands will easily benefit from implementing Scrum. For these certifications, practical experience in Scrum method is not mandatory, though familiarity with Scrum principles and practices is useful," said Ruth Kim, the company spokesperson announcing the launch.
Scrum Product Owner Certified is a parallel to Scrum Master Certified, Scrumstudy's existing Scrum course that has been widely popular and is currently offered in 40+ cities across the US. Scrum Product Owner Certified will be a two-day course and comes with high quality, comprehensive classroom study materials, 16 PMI® approved PDUs, Scrum Product Owner Certified Certificate, gifts and supplies. It comes with a free Risk Management certification course along with additional 20 PMI approved PDUs as part of the introductory offer.
Scrumstudy.com is owned by VMEdu, a training and certification technology company that has been funded by Sequoia Capital and owns other training brands like PMstudy.com, MYITstudy.com, PROJstudy.com, etc. PMstudy is the largest provider of project management certification trainings like PMP (Project Management Professional) in North America. SCRUMstudy also offers Agile Expert Certified, a three-day course in Agile Project Management and covers Agile methods like Lean Kanban, XP, Scrum, DSDM, FDD and Crystal.
"The world is going Agile. Scrum training and certification is gaining a lot of traction. Only a handful of agencies award industry accepted certifications in Scrum. What sets us apart is our quality courseware, experienced faculty and well designed case studies and simulation exercises that ensure the participants not only internalize the concepts of Scrum but is also endowed with practical working knowledge of Scrum that he/she can put into immediate action back in their organizations. This course methodology also makes our courses engaging and fun," said the spokesperson.
Ruth Kim also added "Looking at the growing inquiries from different parts of the US and Canada for Scrum Master courses, the company has decided to conduct sessions in most major cities in the US and Canada so that those would like to get Scrum trained, can do so in their local area.”
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