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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).

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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.
  • Product Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Quality Assurance
  • Software Developers and Tech Leads
  • Project Managers and PMO Staff
  • Scrum Masters
  • Business Users
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Business Process
  • Management
  • Tech Leads

Learning Objectives

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

Be an effective PO; by improving outcomes...

  • Novice PO: elicit and gather requirements to build.
  • Good PO: goes a bit further to prioritize and refine requirements.
  • Effective PO: uses a different approach. Lead your team through learning loops discovering what to build instead building to spec.

As an effective PO you will identify and clarify...

  • 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.

As an effective PO...

  • You create short cycles where items most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning are built and rapidly released.
  • To generate learnings which guides the next loop.
  • Allowing for adjustments of plan based on the learnings.
  • Thus maximizing value by increasing the probability of long term success even in the face of short term setbacks.

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.

Apply a variety of other frameworks to strengthen Scrum and maximize value delivery.

  • XP and DevOps®: XP (Extreme Programming) is a Scrum superset for engineering excellence, including practices like Test Driven Development (TDD), and continuous integration (build and test at least daily). DevOps builds on XP and adds continuous delivery (CI/CD). This sounds like stuff that programmers care about but you can get high quality product to market, and learn, faster.
  • SAFe®, LeSS®, Scrum@Scale®: Scaling frameworks that provides additional roles, ceremonies and artifacts to work across multiple teams. If you work on a large product these principles are critical.
  • Kanban: Known for visualizing, limiting WIP creating flow, and making policies explicit. We focus on Kanban for your refinement activities.
  • 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.


Prepare in advance to maximize course value

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

Start with the Agile Manifesto and the principles behind it. This is a short read at less than two pages.

Spend a bit more time reading the Scrum Guide. It is 13 pages but the pages are not dense.

Have some more time, watch the Scrum Alliance videos.

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • 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


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 98% of our attendees for Certified ScrumMaster Sessions (CSM, A-CSM, CSPO) get to attend the class they register for (i.e. 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 have a trainer with significant real world experience, as well as significant experience delivering training.
  8. 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.

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  • Contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 between 9:00 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET US.
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