Advanced - Certified Product Owner™

As a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®), you’ve been introduced to the Scrum terminology, ceremonies, and principles that enable you to fulfil the role of Product Owner on a Scrum Team. You’re focused on maximizing business value and prioritization, and understand how to do the best possible job to satisfy key stakeholders. One of your priorities should be your own success! Becoming Agile is a lifelong journey and incorporating Scrum values and Agile principles into your world of work takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

To further enhance your knowledge and skills, the next step is achieving an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner™ (A-CSPO™) certification from Scrum Alliance®.

As a Product Owner, you know there are rarely enough hours in the day to do what really matters; building really great products for your customers and end users. With our new role-specific educational programme, you'll learn specific tools and techniques so you can truly deliver the business value that matters. You’ll gain new skills and deepen your knowledge in these areas, and most importantly, you’ll learn how to say “yes” to your career by saying “no."

Our advanced offering is ideal for a Certified Scrum Product Owner who already has several months of experience working as a Product Owner in a Scrum Team.

Take the next step in your Agile journey

Through the A-CSPO programme, you’ll learn to:

  • Prioritize multiple business initiatives from competing stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Define and communicate a clear product vision that helps everyone focus on optimising outcomes for all stakeholders.
  • Build better products that delight customers.
  • Communicate effectively with various stakeholder groups to ensure coherence.
  • Identify the crucial opportunities your team and business need to deliver now and minimise low-value busyness.
  • Provide greater business value with effectiveness teamwork and adherence to Scrum values and Agile principles.
  • Define and validate business value.
  • Evoke stakeholder engagement through effective, focused meetings that build trust in your decisions and judgment.
  • Increase your credibility as a product expert and become recognized as a person who delivers real business results.
Most importantly, by taking the advanced educational offering, you will improve your implementation of Scrum in the workplace and keep your team on the right track.

What are the other benefits of an Advanced Scrum Product Owner certification?

A focus on implementation - The A-CSPO program is designed to build on your foundational knowledge with enhanced skills for the implementation of Scrum and Agile techniques within your company and teams.

Distinguish yourself in the global marketplace - Our Certified Scrum Trainers and Certified Enterprise Coaches have trained and coached Scrum to over 600,000 people around the globe. The new A-CSPO certification provides an opportunity to take the next step and stand out among the global Scrum community.

Stand out in your industry - As a member of the Scrum Alliance globally recognized community, you show your employer (or potential employer) your potential as a highly valued professional.

Requirements for attaining Advanced Scrum Product Owner Certification:

This certified educational offering is on the Path to CSP® programme, providing professionals with a set of techniques and skills that go beyond the basics and mechanics of Scrum, expanding into interaction, facilitation, coaching, and team dynamics.

How does Stuart lead this programme?

The programme is provided online and includes at least four hours live interaction with me via video calls.

Pricing is SG$1,995 or US$1,495 if you prefer. We prefer payment via bank transfer but also accept alternative forms of payment. Please let us know your preference and we will send you details of how to make payment.

The programme is performed largely by self-directed learning. You use the learning objectives to decide both whether you think you meet each objective and how you will demonstrate meeting the objective. A benefit of this approach is developing the ability to assess your own competence as well as assessing others. The objectives are in the following groupings:

  1. Performing the Role of the Product Owner
  2. Advanced Purpose and Strategy
  3. Empathizing with Customers and Users
  4. Advanced Product Assumption Testing
  5. Advanced Techniques for Working with the Product Backlog

Wherever you need improvement, or you request help, we can work together with calls or other activities that will help you achieve the learning objectives. There are also videos and other reference materials suggested for particular learning activities. I will also have regular calls, probably bi-weekly, perhaps on a particular topic or an open clinic style.

Once you meet all learning objectives I submit your application for approval.

You will be invited to join a group forum, which will allow learning and supporting each other through the programme.