With the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) you build on the CSPO and grow your ability to establish and communicate an actionable vision, rapidly test hypotheses, work effectively with stakeholders, and manage the backlog using a host of advanced techniques.
Unlike sessions offered by others, our A-CSPO is a true advanced session that is 100% live, completely interactive and slide-free.
The course uses Mural in a unique way that has been a huge hit with students and helps you stay fully engaged from beginning to end. We explore topics through exercises that drive deep discussion and you will learn from the industry’s most experienced CSP-PO Trainers, as well as from other advanced attendees. You leave ready to implement techniques the next day.
Arlen Bankston, was one of the first trainers to ever deliver the CSPO, and also one of the first to deliver the A-CSPO. Utilizing his extensive graphic and instructional design background he creates a uniquely entertaining and practical experience.
Arlen’s lengthy career as a founding executive in one of the earliest agile consultancies and the fact that he has filled multiple roles over his training and coaching career means that you’ll enjoy a consistently fresh and open-minded approach to agility that leans on real experience and anecdotes. Finally, Arlen goes to great lengths to help students share with one another, a benefit unique to these most advanced classes.
David A. Bulkin has over 40 years of experience in product development, spanning from software engineering to product management. He continues to actively build products, usually as a Product Owner. David also gets hands-on, keeping his coding and testing skills sharp. David first used agile methods starting in 2001 when he led development of the new JP Morgan Chase eBanking site.
David’s A-CSPO is reality-based. If you like a trainer that is honest, direct, and tells you what you need to know instead of what you want to hear, you will benefit the most from David’s training. If you are looking for a strictly by-the-book, step-by-step, approach, this is not the training for you.
This live online workshop is delivered by trainers Arlen Bankston and David Bulkin. Both with over two decades of agile product management experience.
The result is like a private consulting experience, just more fun.
We assesses personal situations and dynamically reorient towards creating practical paths forward for each participant. As such, to get maximum benefit and to receive the certification you should have a minimum of one year’s experience in a product role.
CST | CSP-SM | CSP-PO | CAL | A-CSM | CSM | A-CSPO | CSPO | LSS MB | SAFe SPC5
Arlen Bankston, a pioneering figure in the agile movement, was one of the first to integrate lean systems thinking and user experience practices with agile software development methodologies. His innovative approach has left a lasting impact on the field.
Currently, Arlen is a sought-after coach and trainer, specializing in advanced courses such as the Advanced CSPO, Certified Scrum Professional PO, Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster, Certified Agile Leadership Essentials and Team, as well as custom sessions including the Grow-Lean Remote and Hybrid Work. His expertise extends beyond the realm of software, exploring Lean, Six Sigma, BPM and other process management and systems thinking approaches to provide organizations with a comprehensive perspective.
Arlen's journey in the agile world began with his early involvement in the Scrum Alliance (member number 41) and as one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers . He further expanded his knowledge by becoming a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt during his six-year tenure leading a Lean-Agile practice. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found the consultancy LitheSpeed, which he successfully led for fifteen years before joining Grow-Lean.
Known for his thought leadership and dynamic, entertaining, and practical training style, Arlen has trained and mentored thousands of ScrumMasters, Product Owners, team members and executives. He designed the Agile Leadership Academy to address the leadership and structural challenges that many successful companies still face.
Arlen's client list spans across every industry and includes notable names such as RBC, Monster, Marriott, NBC Universal, CNBC, NGA, Capital One, T. Rowe Price, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Armed Forces Benefits Association. His book “HR and the Agile Organization” provides valuable insights on how human resources departments can adapt to support organizations striving for adaptability while enhancing employee engagement and retention.
Scrum Alliance: CST | CSP-SM | CSP-PO | CAL 1 | SAFe | SPC | PMI: PMI-ACP
David Bulkin is a managing director and head of training services at Grow-Lean. He assists teams as a coach / mentor; delivers training, and builds product. He has trained 20,000 students, and impacted thousands via public speaking and coaching. Unlike many trainer/coaches, he continues to build systems.
David delivers training, including the CSM, A-CSM, CSPO and A-CSPO courses; and has trained over 20,000 students with over 10,000 of them being with the Scrum Alliance.
David mentors and coaches teams and individuals.
He does all of this while actively building software, filling various roles at different times, including designing, coding, testing, PO and Scrum Master (think about that, someone who does what they teach).
David's commitment to helping others, combined with his continued work as a team member, positions him to deliver practical perspective that will help you boost your career.
David's thought leadership in 2009 on progressive elaboration for agile requirements influenced what is now known as refinement (entering Scrum in 2011). David has successfully applied agile to manufacturing, marketing, sales, finance, and other areas outside of IT. He was an independent reviewer of the original PMI-ACP body of knowledge that fed the creation of the PMI-ACP Exam and has worked on the exam questions for the Certified Scrum Master Exam. David’s broad background ensures you are getting up-to-date ideas to apply.
David is an industry veteran with 40 years of product development experience. In 2001, David's eBanking Team at JP Morgan Chase implemented agile with Kent Beck, the Father of Extreme Programming (XP), and perhaps also Agile, was the team coach. In addition to eBanking, David was also responsible for Online Account Opening, Insurance and Retirement Services.
David's deep experience, his high energy level, and his continued hands-on work helps David stays practical and level headed. He is able to understand your needs so you benefit from his experience.
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At present there is no examination required to achieve the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) Certification. Taking the session earns your A-CSPO if you meet the requirements outlined below.
The advanced certification will differentiate you, but more importantly the deep learning will allow you to interview with confidence and apply advanced techniques in the work place.
The A-CSPO also allows you to pursue Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner (CSP-PO) certification, which completes the Path to CSP.
The Product Owner role is both the most difficult and most poorly understood in the annals of agility, but there are plenty of tried-and-true ways to deal with the difficulties that you face. We have years of creative problem solving ready to bring to bear on your issues and guarantee that you will walk away with some fresh new tools and ideas.
How do you deal with unplanned mid-Sprint changes?
We’ll practice several techniques from the lean and product management communities for dealing fluidly and systematically with emergency and unplanned work. We’ll also help you prepare for fixed date deliveries, ensure the team has appropriate time to deal with technical debt and process improvements, and show how to avoid both over- and under-committing within the sprint.
Does your Sprint Review fail as a true product feedback loop and put participants to sleep?
It doesn’t have to be this way. Learn some unique tricks for bringing interactivity, life and practical worth to a session that often functions as little more than a status check to turn it into a session where we align and adjust future plans. You will also learn patterns for running large-scale reviews with many interdependent teams.
There is no exam for your certification, but you can still get significant benefit from our practice quizzes as they help ensure you know the basics so your classroom experience can focus on the big picture.
If you have time prior to the session use them as a refresher. Or perhaps, during the session you notice some weak spots and review the quizzes post class to fill in the knowledge gaps.