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Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Take the worlds first, and most respected agile product management certification course, from a Scrum Alliance approved company and an authorized Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

Take the worlds first, and most respected agile product management certification course, from an approved organization

The Scrum Alliance Certified Product Owner® Certification was the first certification in the agile community to focus on product management. Product Owners apply an effectiveness paradigm, ensuring that we deliver those items that are most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning. The continual learning from each release is used to adjust plans for future releases.

During this session you will hone your skills by breaking large chunks of work into smaller slices, prioritizing them, and then describing them to the extent necessary for a development team to build. You will focus on the strategy of what to build, and in what sequence, putting you in a position to lead both the strategy and technical execution aspects of product ownership. You will learn how to do all of this in a deep collaboration (no you don't talk to users and write stuff up for others to build, at least not anymore) that spans the organization, including business partners, end users, quality assurance (QA), developers, business analysts (BA) and even end users.

After successful completion of the course, and acceptance of the license agreement, you will be registered as a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner®. More importantly, you will be in a better position to help your organization apply agile methods to drive effectiveness. In addition to the Product Owners, anyone involved in product development, including business users, business analysts, testers, coders, etc., often take, and benefit, this session.


Don't waste your money or get scammed, choose a reputable, approved, training provider

Scrum Alliance® CSPO Sessions can only be delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Becoming a CST is hard and there are less than 300 CSTs world-wide, so many companies rent CSTs to deliver (we don't).

We have in-house CST capability so our trainers have been vetted further and are motivated to deliver excellence.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Provider. This means that in addition to the CSPO we are authorized to deliver advanced courses.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP), meaning that we can list and deliver continuing education classes that earn you Scrum Education Units® (SEUs).

Testimonials for Live Online, Virtual Training

It will be likely at least a few weeks before we return to in person training events. Until recently, the most popular agile courses, such as Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner and Leading SAFe, could only be delivered in person.

We have delivered many non-certified events virtually so we were prepared when we were allowed to deliver certification events online. To help you make a decision about our training easier we are posting reviews for our virtual events as they come in.

Live Online Session

[From LinkedIn] What do you do when sheltered in place? Attend a virtual class and get certified, of course. Special thanks to David Bulkin and Grow-Lean LLC for an outstanding experience.

3/28/2020
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Al Meadows Jr.
Live Online Session

[From LinkedIn] While the entire world is reeling from the pandemic outbreak, the best possible thing one can do is to remain calm and stay focused on his/her goals and build for future as "this too shall pass". Attended an amazing 2-days of Live Virtual CSPO training with David Bulkin last weekend which I planned couple of months ago. It was highly interactive, very well organized, full of group activities and discussions within the participants and overall the presence of highly energetic and knowledgeable trainer like David made this entire virtual class experience a lively one. The energy level and enthusiasm was so high in the class that I often felt I'm sitting in an In-Person session. I would highly recommend David Bulkin and grow-lean for any Scrum/Agile certification training. Thank You David for the great experience, would look forward for Advanced CSPO with grow-lean as well in near future..

3/28/2020
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Soudipta Kundu
Live Online Session

Great presentation style with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples which all made for a really enjoyable and informative training. The virtual classroom was great! The breakout rooms were fantastic ! It could not have been any different from having a classroom with physical presence of everyone. The course helped me understand how important a PO’s role is to create an environment where creativity and innovation will thrive; that will empower the team to build a world class product! A wonderfully practical course- both personally and professionally.

3/28/2020
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Yasmin Zafar
Live Online Session

Very effective real life work application of training. David takes extra time to help students understand how each process is applied in real life and how you can adapt it to your work and company culture.

3/28/2020
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Sy Lormier
Live Online Session

I liked the overall format and the presentation pace. Hands on learning experience. Multiple ways to learn things.

3/28/2020
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Sukanya Somasundaram
Live Online Session

Instructor interaction with students and students interacting with each other and doing group activities makes it a great learning session

3/21/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Sailaja Uppalapati
Live Online Session

Very interactive session. A lot discussion among participants and real life examples discussed, which helped in learning this framework faster

3/21/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Sudhir Bedi
Live Online Session

[From LinkedIn] I didn't realize when I signed up to attend this class how much I would be learning and getting out of my comfort zone. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity and sharing time with a group of individuals that challenged my thinking. This was a great class and time well spent (and virtual too)! Thank you David Bulkin

3/18/2020
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Julie Ho
Live Online Session

Depth of material and instructor taught it well

3/18/2020
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Eric Thompson
Live Online Session

Liked the mixed of review and activities, and the team activity was interesting, fun, and informative.

3/18/2020
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Laura Richardson
Live Online Session

The thoroughness of the content. The instructor’s energy level. The amount of content in two days seemed perfect for preparation to take the exam. The information provided before and after the class. The practice exams were extremely helpful, particularly the one on Kahoot - fun and memorable.

3/16/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Caryn Nelson
Live Online Session

The comfort of attending at home was great. I was able to address things at home without disturbing anyone and the entire class had plenty of opportunities to collaborate. If anyone missed a part, David made sure to set up time after class to catch them up.

3/16/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Lynne Mack
Live Online Session

In depth knowledge of the trainer and his method of providing a relatable experience.

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Siddhi Patel
Live Online Session

Time Management was tremendous being it a virtual session really appreciate all your efforts and focus to cover the agenda proposed.

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Varun Prakash Jeya Prakash
Live Online Session

Personal attention, break out sessions, after hour question and answer sessions.

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Sreeram Chandrasekaran
Live Online Session

Having attended the first virtual CSM certification training session last weekend, I feel David and Alex did an excellent job and not only presented the material in an easy and fun way to learn but exemplified the Scrum values by continually adapting to any technical challenges. All of the material covered during the training, plus David's advice to read the Scrum Guide several times and take the practice exam, totally prepared me for the exam, which I passed with flying colors this week! One of the things I also got a lot of value from was how David engaged all students to share real world experiences. This helped to solidify the concepts and get us beginners to think more along the lines of the Scrum framework, i.e. Scrum teams, their roles, events, rules and artifacts. The training was excellent and worth every penny!

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Ralph Ingerto
Live Online Session

Well organized, interactive, reality based (Down-to-earth), useful content provided towards exam prep. David actually embodies the Agile/Scrum framework and truly believes in its fundamental values/principles - and this comes across in his delivery of the material.

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Femi B
Live Online Session

I really appreciated David's teaching method/format for the virtual classroom and it worked for me. I'm a full time teleworker so while I was looking forward to the in-person training, the virtual classroom was not much of a stretch. I still got to meet different people and our breakout sessions into smaller groups let me get to know them a little bit better too. I must admit that it felt like there was definitely a lot more that we could have covered but then preparing for a virtual classroom on the eleventh hour was not something that David expected. He made it work though. In my opinion, he covered what was really important and that is, what the Scrum framework is all about, how to apply it to your own work and give you the foundations to be prepared for the exam. I didn't expect to know everything after leaving his class and that's okay. It gave me enough to be able to apply some things at work with what I learned in class. Oh, one more thing, the fact that the CEO of the Scrum Alliance checked-in to see how class was going shows the care and commitment of this company.

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
AnnMay Wentzel
Live Online Session

David Bulkin has a wealth of knowledge. The session, being that it was the first online session, was fantastic. Personally, I though it was a seamless transition to a format that had never existed previously. The education I recieved from the session empowered me and even though it was online, the session was invaluable.

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Michael Sorg Jr
Live Online Session

Initially, I was a bit nervous about a virtual course. However, I loved how informative and interactive the session was. I am completely new to the tech industry, but I felt SUPER comfortable during the session. David, Alex, and other participants really made the session run smoothly! I also loved that we were able to take breaks every hour.

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Tiffany Jenkins-Schaub
Live Online Session

The breakout rooms and encouragement from David for everyone in the class to participate made it seem like we were actually in a physical room, I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to get their CSM Certification!

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
CJ LeConey
Live Online Session

It was highly interactive and David stretched to answer individual case specific questions. David was very dynamic, open for any questions, and made sure each and every individual was participating. He had good documentation and flash cards for Q/A which facilitated in better understanding.

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Pratibha Singh
Live Online Session

Sometime I forgot that it’s virtual and I got really involved with the training.

3/14/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Durga Kiran Jagarlapudi
In-Person Session

I like the emphasis on practical application. Looking forward to putting everything into practice at work. The weekend schedule and location were convenient for me.

3/7/2020
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Rob Myers
In-Person Session

What I liked the most was examples that the trainer shared which relates back to real-life and work life/culture.

3/7/2020
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Ambika Verma

Attendance

Come to our session to start or checkpoint your agile product development journey

Product development activities span the value stream, from product ideation to release, so a wide variety of participants attend this session.
  • Business Analyst and Product Owners
  • Quality Assurance
  • Software Developers and Tech Leads
  • Project Managers and PMO Staff
  • Scrum Masters and Product Owners
  • Business Users
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Business Process
  • Management

Learning Objectives

Go beyond the mechanics of collecting requirements and learn how to empirically discover what to build

The Certified Product Owner® Certification focuses on the effectiveness paradigm. A good Product Owner (PO) ensures that we deliver what was asked for, a great Product Owner leads a discovery process to deliver what is actually valuable (what is asked for and what is valuable are often not the same).

The PO ensures that items that are most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning are built, then released. The development and release processes generate learnings that guide future releases. By continual learning you can ensure long term success even in the face of short term failures.

After the session you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Product Owner®. More importantly, you will have the conceptual basis on how to determine:

  • Why: clarify the vision and measurable goals
  • What: collaboratively and iteratively define the functionality
  • When: prioritize on value (to business, users, and for learning)
  • Done: determine when stories, features and releases are complete

You will apply the Scrum framework to product development and practice a dual-track readiness maturation process to prepare your team for release planning and sprint planning events gaining a practical perspective on applying the roles, artifacts and ceremonies of Scrum via hands on exercises, discussion and simulation.

You will learn how a variety of other frameworks strengthens Scrum and allows you to maximize value delivery.

  • XP and DevOps®: XP (Extreme Programming) is a Scrum superset for engineering excellence, including, among other things Test Driven Development (TDD), refactoring (keeping a code base clean) and continuous integration (build and test at least daily). DevOps builds on XP and adds continuous delivery (CI/CD) so that you can get to market, and learn, faster.
  • SAFe®, LeSS®, Scrum@Scale®: Scaling frameworks that provides additional roles, ceremonies and artifacts to work across multiple teams.
  • Kanban: Known for visualizing, limiting WIP creating flow, and making policies explicit. We focus on Kanban for your readiness pipeline (refinement).
  • Lean Startup®: An approach to mitigating business risks by getting to market quickly with a release that is also an experiment, learning from it, and adapting based on leanings. These concepts are critical to all PO's, in startups and large companies alike.

Exercises, discussions, simulations, games, yes we really mean games, case studies, examples and fun, yes even jokes, are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught in an immersive, engaging manner so that you learn, while enjoying yourself.

Pre-reads

Prepare in advance to maximize course value

If you have time prior to the session, you can benefit by by clicking here to check our free reading material and videos.

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • High quality printed book
  • Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, tea and beverages
  • Two-year membership to Scrum Alliance
  • Designation as a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) upon successful completion of class
  • An experienced agile expert as your trainer
  • Up to 16 PDUs and 14 SEUs

Agenda

Empirical Product Development

Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend a Grow-Lean Training

Before, during and after the class, choose Grow-Lean so...



  1. Go with a safe choice as Grow-Lean is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider and Path to CSP Educator with Certified Scrum Trainers on staff (no rent a trainer).
  2. You won't get canceled on at the last minute (choose your training company wisely). Over 99% of our attendees for Certified ScrumMaster Sessions (CSM, A-CSM, CSPO) get to attend the class they register for (i.e. except for extreme situations, like snowstorms, cancellations are rare and when they happen we give lots of notice).
  3. Get trained by a Scrum Alliance® approved, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).
  4. Gain an understanding of the agile philosophy with principles you can apply immediately.
  5. Gain practical skills you can apply in your workplace.
  6. Have fun while learning. Yes, serious fun, don't go to a boring training!
  7. You get high quality, hot food, and all day beverages.
  8. You are trained in a clean, quality, venue.
  9. You have a trainer with significant real world experience, as well as significant experience delivering training.
  10. Get increased retention via hands-on simulations, frequent quizzing, discussions and multiple mechanisms.

Certification Information

Basic facts about the certification

  • No additional charge to become certified.
  • No exam required now, exam expected to be required for classes soon.
  • Must attend a minimum of 14 hours class time to become certified.
  • Two years Scrum Alliance Membership.

Contact Us

Reach out to us, we are responsive and will respond to requests in a business day

  • Contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 between 9:00 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET US.
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  • For questions about coaching, consulting or private training, you can contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 or via email (links below).
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