Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner

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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.

Find out more about the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner training.

"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

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Details

What is the Advanced-CSPO?

This is a unique class, based two plus decades of lean and agile experience by a lauded entrepreneur, presenter and consultant.

  • You utilize a variety of tools and techniques while learning about the mechanisms behind each.
  • You leave ready to customize these approaches for your own environment.

In the session you...

  • Explore real-world scenarios
  • Participate in deep simulations
  • Learn from the instructors long lean and agile background
  • Learn from the experience of others while sharing your own

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...

  1. Deep discussion and learning.
  2. A 100% live collaborative session.
  3. Meaningful answers to questions.
  4. Case studies and real-life examples.

Plus, you will laugh! We provide edutainment so that you have energy that drives retention.

Session Schedule

Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO)

Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
Mon
6
Feb
Tue
7
Feb
USD 1,295
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 895
Two Days Live Online
valid till 3 Feb
Arlen Bankston
$75 a month or less
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,295 USD 895
valid till 3 Feb
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
Mon
20
Mar
Tue
21
Mar
USD 1,295
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 895
Two Days Live Online
valid till 11 Feb
Arlen Bankston
$75 a month or less
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,295 USD 895
valid till 11 Feb
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
Thu
23
Mar
Fri
24
Mar
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
USD 1,675
Two Days Live Online
valid till 23 Mar
Arlen Bankston
$140 a month or less
6:00 AM (EST)
2:00 PM (EST)
€ 1675 EU
valid till 23 Mar
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
Thu
13
Apr
Fri
14
Apr
USD 1,295
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (EST)
USD 895
Two Days Live Online
valid till 18 Feb
Arlen Bankston
$75 a month or less
11:00 AM (EST)
7:00 PM (EST)
USD 1,295 USD 895
valid till 18 Feb
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
Thu
4
May
Fri
5
May
USD 1,295
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 895
Two Days Live Online
valid till 18 Feb
Arlen Bankston
$75 a month or less
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,295 USD 895
valid till 18 Feb
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
Mon
12
Jun
Tue
13
Jun
USD 1,295
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 895
Two Days Live Online
valid till 18 Feb
Arlen Bankston
$75 a month or less
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,295 USD 895
valid till 18 Feb
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
Thu
29
Jun
Fri
30
Jun
USD 1,295
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 895
Two Days Live Online
valid till 18 Feb
Arlen Bankston
$75 a month or less
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,295 USD 895
valid till 18 Feb
Two Days - Amsterdam
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
Thu
5
Oct
Fri
6
Oct
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CET)
USD 1,675
Two Days In-Person
valid till 5 Oct
Arlen Bankston
$140 a month or less
9:00 AM (CET)
5:00 PM (CET)
€ 1675 EU
valid till 5 Oct
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
Tue
4
May
Wed
5
May
USD 1,295
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 895
Two Days Live Online
valid till 18 Feb
Arlen Bankston
$75 a month or less
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,295 USD 895
valid till 18 Feb

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What You Learn

Key learning areas in the Advanced-CSPO

  • Elevating the PO Role : Make the case for a strong PO with an appropriate amount of authority and autonomy
  • Engaging Stakeholders : Bringing stakeholders with divergent interests and strong personalities together and helping them align
  • Scaling the Role : Work across teams and organizations
  • Moving Beyond Scrum : Applying ideas and techniques from Lean Startup and Kanban
  • Finding Value : Discovering true needs instead of trying to build to spec
  • Aligning with Legacy : Working with legacy systems and waterfall teams
  • Applying DevOps : Applying CI/CD to get to market frequently and drive learning loops
  • Dealing with Change : Working with constant priority changes by businesses and stakeholders
  • Roadmapping with Agility : Planning out several years into the future while remaining agile
  • Measuring and Reporting : Creating transparency into progress
  • Executing with Excellence : Designing and facilitating more effective Scrum events
  • Using Collaborative Modeling : Increase trust, speed and product quality with collaborative modeling

What You Earn

Become an Advanced-CSPO

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.

Go Beyond Scrum

With other agile frameworks

As an advanced class we go beyond Scrum and cover how to grow with practices from other agile frameworks:

  • XP and DevOps: Engineering practices to continuously deliver quality.
  • SAFe®, LeSS® Scrum@Scale®: Align multiple teams on one endeavor.
  • Kanban: Limit WIP, increase focus and create flow.
  • Lean: Apply the mindset from the mother of agile.
  • Lean Startup®: Apply build-measure-learn loops to improve outcomes.

Don't stop at Scrum. Come to this session and learn how to apply ideas from a variety of frameworks.

Practice Quizzes?

There is no exam, but the quizzes reinforce learnings

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.

  • The practice quizzes are active learning that increases retention.
  • They apply what cognitive science calls retrieval practice.
  • Retrieval practice makes learning challenging which helps you remember the material.

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.

Immersive Classroom Experience

A mix of technologies and interactive approaches

For both virtual an in person events, we keep the training interactive.

  • Virtual: We use Zoom as the core virtual technology and we use Mural as virtual space where we run exercises, and play educational games, resulting in an interactive session.
  • In Person: We use a number of exercise in person events. We also use additional technologies such as Mural, Miro or Google Docs as a virtual white board to keep the session interactive.

Why Choose Grow-Lean

Longest tenured trainers, smaller classes and higher quality

  • Small group of elite, experienced, longest tenured, agile trainers.
  • Fair pricing, high quality.
  • Caring customer support before and after training.
  • Delivery focused get what you pay for.
  • Everything is included. Don't get surprised by hidden fees!
  • Trainers are actual practitioners. Don't trust talking heads!
  • Training material and approaches vetted by experts.
  • High quality, real, interactive training.