Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

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Certified Scrum Product Owner

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The Certified Scrum Product Owner®, a.k.a. the CSPO, was the world's fist agile certification for product development and is still the most popular. It covers Product Owner (PO) activities through the lens of the Scrum Framework. If you are product focused and want to expedite your journey towards evidence based product development, where data, not emotion, drives your decisions, take the Grow-Lean Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) session.


The Basics of CSPO

Participate in an in-depth, hands-on, workshop. Take product development scenarios, that you select, from position statement to concrete test scenarios. Along the way learn about the Lean Canvas, Story Mapping, Story Writing, and other conceptual tools that all Product Owners should know.

This workshop is useful for those involved in product development across experience levels. The session is practical and hands-on but will cause you to think different. The workshop of lots of hands-on work, so you get to practice what you are learning.

Why would you take our session?

  1. Separate myth from fact. For example not all stories should be in "As a..., I want to..., So that" format.
  2. Go deep into actual product development techniques instead of rehashing what is covered in a Scrum Master session.
  3. Use product development scenarios that you and your classmates choose, to practice your PO skills, so you are leave ready to apply what you learned.
  4. Enjoy variety and fun. Yes, you laugh and enjoy the session while learning!

Job Prospects for Product Owners / Managers

Product Owners jobs are growing and the salaries are generous

Companies with Top Product Owner Salaries

Product Owner Title Variations

Countries with Top Product Owner Salaries

Frequently Asked Questions About Product Owner Salaries

What is the difference between Product Owner and Product Manager and how does that impact salary?
Terminology varies widely. In some organizations, a Product Manager may be more senior than a Product Owner and thus earn more. In other organizations, especially those who have adopted agile, there may only be a Product Owner. To complicate matters even more, the terms are Product Manager and Product Owner are often synonyms, meaning different words, same thing.

Glad we could clear that up : )
Will taking the class get me a job as a Product Owner?
Taking this class will not guarantee you a position, but it will increase the probability of getting an interview.

Our sessions provide you both a conceptual understanding as well as practical take-aways as our trainers have deep experience in the field. The probability of receiving a job offer depends on your background and willingness to continue to work hard outside of the class room.
These salaries seem high, are they achievable for me?
The sample salaries across companies were obtained from Indeed.com on 29-May-2022. Many Product Owners work in Information Technology (IT) and IT jobs are generally well compensated. Realistically you should not expect to start at the high end of the range unless you have deep, salient experience and knowledge.

Top Benefits Afforded to Product Owners

  • 401(k) with match
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
PO Benefits and High Compensation Companies from https://www.indeed.com/career/product-owner/salaries?from=top_sb#common-benefits

Session Schedule

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Thu, 7 Jul to Fri, 8 Jul
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$995 US $695 US until 1 Jul
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Certified Scrum Product Owner

Sat, 16 Jul to Sun, 17 Jul
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$995 US $695 US until 1 Jul
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Certified Scrum Product Owner

Wed, 27 Jul to Thu, 28 Jul
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$995 US $595 US until 1 Jul
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Certified Scrum Product Owner

Mon, 29 Aug to Tue, 30 Aug
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Arlen Bankston

$995 US $595 US until 15 Jul

Date & Time Trainer / Logistics Price / Discount Details / Register
Thu, 7 Jul
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Fri, 8 Jul
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$995 US $695 US until 1 Jul
Sat, 16 Jul
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 17 Jul
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$995 US $695 US until 1 Jul
Wed, 27 Jul
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 28 Jul
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$995 US $595 US until 1 Jul
Mon, 29 Aug
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Tue, 30 Aug
5:30 PM (EDT)
Arlen Bankston
Online : 2 days
$995 US $595 US until 15 Jul

Training Discounts

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  • Early bird combines with all discounts.
  • You can add another: group, out of pocket, hardship or student.
  • If you are a Grow-Lean alumni, you can get early bird and alumni, plus one of: out of pocket, hardship or student. To do so, request an alumni discount and explain your situation.

Certification Information

Become a CSPO

  • No additional charge to become certified.
  • No exam required at present, exam expected to be required in the future.
  • Must attend a minimum of 14 hours class time to become certified.
  • Two years Scrum Alliance Membership included.

Certified Scrum Product Owner Journey

Steps to Improve Your Career with a Certified Scrum Product Owner Certification

  1. Choose a trainer has actual deep experience as a PO. Arlen and David both have significant experience in product development.
  2. Register for the session with a reputable company; choose Grow-Lean.
  3. Use our pre-reads and practice quizzes to prepare.
  4. Attend a lively, Powerpoint free, hands on session.
  5. Login from the link sent in the email.
  6. Accept your license with Scrum Alliance.
  7. Experience career growth.

Start Your CSPO Journey

Continue Your Journey With Grow-Lean

Scrum Alliance® CSPO Sessions can only be delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Becoming a CST is difficult and there are less than 300 CSTs world-wide, so companies often use CSTs associated with multiple organizations. We have in-house CST capability so our trainers have been further vetted.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Provider. In addition to the CSPO we are authorized to deliver advanced courses including the Advanced CSPO (A-CSPO), and the Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner (CSP-PO). So, you can start and stay with Grow-Lean.

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).

Pre-Class Reading and Videos

Maximize your learning with preparation

Pre-reading for the your Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner training.
If you have time prior to the session, you can benefit by by clicking here to check free reading material and videos.
  • Start with a short read, the Agile Manifesto and the principles behind it.
  • Spend a bit more time reading the Scrum Guide. It is thirteen light pages.
  • Have some more time, watch the Scrum Alliance videos.
  • Even more time, check the Certified Scrum Product Owner specific material (also specified on the same page).

What You Learn...

Lessons From the CSPO

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: Lead your team through learning loops discovering what to build instead building to spec.

As an effective PO, you determine...

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

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 and released. This....

  • 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.

What You Earn

Takeaways from our CSPO

By taking the session you earn the chance to become a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) as long as you actively participate.

The certification will differentiate you, but more importantly the deep learning will allow you to interview with confidence and apply evidence based product management approaches in the workplace.

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

Virtual technologies and interactive approaches to keep it fun

We use technologies including Miro, Mural, Google Slides, Google Jam Boards and others to create an interactive training experience.

You use these technologies in breakout rooms with class peers, learning Scrum and Agile hands on.

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.