The Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) builds on the CSPO and helps experienced practitioners grow their ability to establish an actionable vision, validate and invalidate their hypotheses, and deliver more value. The Grow-Lean session is interactive, experiential, disciplined, and does not use any slides. We explore topics through exercises that drive deep discussions and you leave ready to implement techniques the next day.
The Grow-Lean A-CSPO is 100% live and interactive, instructor led with deep interaction. Many other provider offerings are largely asynchronous, meaning, you work alone through most of the material. We believe that you should learn agile, in an agile fashion!
Your trainer, Arlen Bankston, was one of the first trainers to ever delivery 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. The course uses tools like Mural and Mentimeter in unique ways that many students have commented is interesting in its own respect and keeps them fully engaged from beginning to end.
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.
"Bring your product development challenges, aspirations, fears and dreams and together we will take you from adhering to specification to discovering and building to value."
Arlen and David - Your Grow-Lean Trainers
This is a unique class, based two plus decades of lean and agile experience by a lauded entrepreneur, presenter and consultant.
In the session you...
The result is like a consulting experience; just more fun.
Participants should have a minimum of a year experience in a product role and those with relatively little experience, as well as those with deep experience, should find value in this course, as the session assesses personal situations and is consistently reoriented toward creating practical paths forward for you and the other participants.
Why choose our training? You get...
Plus, you will laugh! We provide edutainment so that you have energy that drives retention.
Early Bird Discount
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Out of Pocket Discount
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Get 5% off for each public session, over $500, you took with us, up to 25%.
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By taking the session you earn the chance to become an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) as long as you meet requirements for work experience (one year a Product Owner or similar role) and have a CSPO certification.
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.
As an advanced class we go beyond Scrum and cover how to grow with practices from other agile frameworks:
Don't stop at Scrum. Come to this session and learn how to apply ideas from a variety of frameworks.
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.
For both virtual an in person events, we keep the training interactive.