The Grow-Lean Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner (CSP-PO) builds on the A-CSPO to complete the Scrum Alliance Product Owner Path to CSP. Following this course you will be able to pursue Guide level certifications like the CST, CTC or CEC.
Our CSP-PO is 100% live, completely interactive and slide-free. It is delivered online using the tools Mural and Mentimeter. You will learn from the industry’s most experienced CSP-PO Trainer, Arlen Bankston, as well as other advanced attendees.
Arlen Bankston is Scrum Alliance Member 41 and was one of the first to deliver the CSPO course. His experience leading two consultancies for over 20 years, funding and building his own products, leading UX/UI work within agile teams and coaching large-scale organizational transformations means that you’ll get practical advice based on work across the public and private sectors. His extensive graphic and instructional design background also results in a uniquely entertaining and practical workshop experience. Arlen goes to great lengths to help students share with one another, a benefit unique to these most advanced classes.
This class includes a variety of custom-built tools and templates that you will find nowhere else, developed based on years of experience in product design, management, agile coaching and executive leadership.
The Role of the Product Owner in its many forms:
The theory of the role doesn't always match the reality of your authority and constraints. Learn how to make the most of your position based upon the type of business you’re in, the products or services that you helm, the life-cycle in which those products exist, your organization’s maturity and more.
Advanced stakeholder and customer engagement:
Product Owners hear a lot about “saying no” an appropriate thought given that much of their job boils down to scope management with perspective, but this is much easier said than done. Work through a variety of real-world situations that veer from the ideal and learn how you can work most effectively with stakeholders and customers in you unique context.
Launching new Scrum teams and projects:
Learn how to rapidly but thoughtfully kick off a new team or new engagement, considering how to properly align roles, create a basis for appropriate collaboration between the team and stakeholders, and communicate a compelling vision along with practical means to measure progress against it.
Scaling to larger projects:
Explore how and when to apply multiple teams against a common goal with a coherent backlog, intelligent dependency management and proper synchronization… without falling into a host of common traps.
Designing and communicating product strategy:
Practice crafting and comparing business models, creating targeted experiments, and prioritizing opportunities by value, time and economic impact.
Advanced backlog and release management:
Delve into a variety of techniques for prioritizing the backlog in tricky situations, creating long-term road-maps without sacrificing adaptability, optimizing release strategies and demonstrating return on investment for agile efforts.
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We address common PO misconceptions, including:
Myth: "As a, I want to, So that" is the only format for PBIs.
Myth: You should collect and clarify customer requirements, then hand-off details to the developers.
Myth: Going live is risky so only do it rarely.
Be careful of the company you pick. With Grow-Lean everything is covered including pre-reads, the class itself, the certification, and you receive additional discounts off of your next session, such as leadership training or session in the ScrumMaster pathway.
There are no surprise costs when you register or accept your license and we have a user friendly transfer and cancellation policy.
By taking the session you earn the chance to become a Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner (CSP-PO) as long as already have the A-CSPO Certification and are able to validate at least 24 months in the role of Product Owner, or Product Owner coach, over the last five years.
You also earn the opportunity to pursue guide level certifications:
At present there are few trainers or coaches who have significant product development experience; meaning, there is an opportunity for people like if you have that experience.
The CSP-PO will differentiate you, but more importantly the deep learning will allow you to interview with confidence and apply advanced techniques in your work place.
"We know the impact that a great workshop experience can have so all of our trainers have a minimum of 18 years of agile experience and 15 years of training experience."
The Grow-Lean Training Team
If you want to take a live online CSP-PO Workshop you have few options. One thing you can't get with the others is Arlen Bankston who:
Because you will...
Because you get...
Plus, you will laugh! We provide edutainment so that you have energy that drives retention.
Taking the session earns your the coveted CSP-PO Certification if you meet the requirements outlined below.
Earning the CSP-PO allows you to pursue guide level certifications:
To be very honest, I thought this is going to be just like other certifications I attended: CSPO and A-CSPO where we'd sit and talk about the basics of PO role and learn about 5-10% of new stuff. This class completely exceeded my expectations. Arlen was an amazing mentor. I learned plenty of new stuff: different PO techniques and tools, how to think like a PO person from different angles I've never encountered in my career so far. This was definitely a course worth attending.
Senior Product Owner
The A-CSPO course with instructor Arlen Bankston was everything I had hoped for. We learned new ways of approaching backlog prioritization, story refinement, sprint reviews and more. The class was dynamic and engaging. Arlen did a great job of tailoring content to the questions and interests of attendees.
Excellent A-CSPO course delivered by Arlen Bankston. Well presented, packed with useful information, high quality visuals, and interactive, engaging team exercises. Arlen brings solid industry experience with relevant stories and scenarios to support the course content. Highly recommend.
The CSP-PO class was informative, thought provoking and the breakout sessions made it more transparent how different organizations view the Agile process. Thank you Arlen!
Of the scrum alliance classes I've taken thus far Arlen's CSP-PO class was by far the best. It was apparent that he knew/created the materials he taught from, he shared a great many personal insights, and he created an environment that encouraged the rest of the class to share their experiences and be heard. Would train with Arlen again.
Arlen Bankston took my A-CSPO course and this was the first Scrum course that I recommended to other people because I absolutely loved it. The way he conducted the exercises helped me understand concepts. We also had a small exercise with David Bulkin which was also worth it.
My instructor, Arlen, was phenomenally knowledgeable and added a little bit of color to each section of the course. The way he connected each aspect of the material (by grounding the lessons in his past experience) made the class engaging and led me to seek out *more* courses he was leading.
Arlen Bankson is a fantastic instructor with a massive amount of experience. It made learning new tools and techniques easier because he could recall real examples to make the content more relatable. I will use Grow Lean and Arlen for my CSP-PO and SM.
This was an excellent class. There are several educational options out there, and I am glad I chose this one because Arlen's real-life experience and skill in designing this course made it valuable and fun. It was two days, and Arlen made it so relevant and interesting, I would be happy to spend many more days learning from him! Thank you!
Arlen is knowledgeable and clearly explained all the concepts
Arlen was amazing, he took the time and effort to answer every question that I asked and others asked. I would definitely sign up for a course with him again.
Great course. Interactive and very interesting. Arlen Bankston was a great instructor.
ARLEN IS A GREAT INSTRUCTOR! Scrum is about people > process, and Arlen made everyone feel like they were a part of the training! GREAT TRAINER!
Arlen was AWESOME in the CAL E & O course. I took away tons of stuff to try out with my organization. I will be back! I'll also send some colleges your way.
Great course! The content was very relevant and the way it was presented made it immediately applicable. The collaborative nature of the course also enabled for more meaningful delivery of the concepts AND different perspectives on how to apply it. Arlen is great and I would definitely attend another session led by him in the future. Thanks!
It was a great class and Arlen was an excellent instructor. He adapted and adjusted the focus of the course as we went to make sure that everyone in the class got the most they could out of it.
Arlen is a skilled facilitator and brings a wealth of experience to the table. This enriches the experience significantly.
Great training with lots of additional, personalized material. Arlen was terrific.
Arlen was excellent and brought some excitement to the course. Perfect blend of practical exercises, class discussion and instructor lead information.
One of the better Agile courses I have taken. The content was very well presented, interesting, and useful. The format was engaging and interactive, and it moved at a smart pace (I didn't doze off once). The instructor (Arlen) clearly put a lot of effort into preparing the course material/resources. I would definitely recommend.
David Bulkin and Arlen (Grow-Lean) are great instructors! I've already taken part on three certifications provided by them, and am every time grateful that I took the time to do it. They have a lot of experience and thrive on teaching us how to use Scrum on an real-life Agile Environment! Would recommend to anyone!
Arlen is a wonderful instructor and comes prepared to coach up and down. He brings a wide variety of domain knowledge, practical shared experience, and remains open to ideas from students. A class is only as good as the instructor leading it. Thank you!
The entire course was well structured and started with asking attendees what they wanted from the course. Arlen made sure to check in multiple to make sure we were covering the topics we asked for from the beginning. I found the exercises to be very well thought out and beneficial to applying the techniques and topics reviewed.