We built this school to put Product Owners on the market with a solid foundation of methodology and practice when they start their first agile assignments.
Being a Product Owner is never a junior position.
The true purpose of this profession is to enhance customer satisfaction. PO thinking is governed by continuously creating business value helped by macro- and microeconomics and it is guided by full comprehension of value chain systems and business domains at all times. Understanding, managing and performing in such complex ecosystems is required to design and develop great products.
An important part of our mission is to overcome the followings.
Average Product Owners are being “made” through crash courses within a day or two. After a few hours of learning they pass an exam, get certified with a guaranteed (!) 98% success rate. They get hired, a few months pass and both the Product Owners and their employers are shocked to see lack of results or underperforming products and / or production. Everyone is disappointed.
We can’t change this by tomorrow, but we can address the problem and work towards a better landscape.
And that we do. Not only do we pre-select and train quality Product Owners, but we invest time and energy in market education as well. This way companies get better ideas how to find truly competent and promising workforce and build the environment required for these people to deliver.