Certified Scrum Professional - PO

Complete the Path to Certified Scrum Professional and Improve Product Development Effectiveness

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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.

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Key Details

A 100% live, interactive workshop

A 100% live, interactive workshop where you benefit from deep agile experience of your trainer.

This class is 100% live, interactive and collaborative (beware of the self-study programs). It 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.

  • You will experience a wide variety of techniques to discover and analyze market and competitive landscapes, customer needs and strategic goals.
  • You’ll learn how to craft and iterate upon business models, roadmaps and product backlogs, using analytics to guide your decisions.
  • You’ll see how tools like the ones used in class can also be used to collaborate and communicate more fluidly with both your teams and your stakeholders.
  • You’ll learn advanced stakeholder management techniques, forecasting methods, estimation strategies, team interaction patterns, scaling models and more.
  • Finally, whatever questions you raise in class will be answered as directly as possible, as we favor practical application over theory.

Session Schedule

Certified Scrum Professional - PO (CSP-PO)

Two 8-hour sessions - Live Online
Trainer: Arlen Bankston

Wed
10
Jul
Thu
11
Jul
USD 1,495
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
USD 1,295
Live Online / Virtual
valid till 21 Jun
Arlen Bankston
$108 a month
9:00 AM (EDT)
5:00 PM (EDT)
USD 1,495 USD 1,295
valid till 21 Jun
Two 8-hour sessions - Live Online
Trainer: Arlen Bankston

Mon
22
Jul
Tue
23
Jul
USD 1,495
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
USD 1,295
Live Online / Virtual
valid till 21 Jun
Arlen Bankston
$108 a month
10:00 AM (EDT)
6:00 PM (EDT)
USD 1,495 USD 1,295
valid till 21 Jun
Two 8-hour sessions - Live Online
Trainer: Arlen Bankston

Mon
12
Aug
Tue
13
Aug
USD 1,495
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
USD 1,295
Live Online / Virtual
valid till 29 Jun
Arlen Bankston
$108 a month
11:00 AM (EDT)
7:00 PM (EDT)
USD 1,495 USD 1,295
valid till 29 Jun
Two 8-hour sessions - Live Online
Trainer: Arlen Bankston

Thu
22
Aug
Fri
23
Aug
USD 1,495
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
USD 1,295
Live Online / Virtual
valid till 6 Jul
Arlen Bankston
$108 a month
10:00 AM (EDT)
6:00 PM (EDT)
USD 1,495 USD 1,295
valid till 6 Jul
Want to bring a training to your team or organization?
Contact us to discuss options for private workshops.

Training Discounts

A variety of discounts to fit your situation.

Request your discount on the session (a class on date/time with a trainer) you want. If more than one discount applies explain in your comments.

You can pay in up to 12 installments by choosing Splitit at checkout.

For Grow-Lean Alumni, log in or use your account email when registering, and receive an automatic discount. If you also qualify for another discount, request it, and, if your email matches, we know you are an alumni.

If you have a Visa or Mastercard credit card you can pay in up to 12 monthly installments. There are no fees or interest if you pay on time! Your available credit must be enough to cover the full cost and there is a hold on your credit card for the amount that you have not paid.

For example, if your final fee is $1,000 and you chose 10 installments:

  • You would pay $100 today and have a $900 hold placed on your credit card.
  • The following month your credit card would be charged another $100 and the hold would be reduced to $800.
  • Each month you pay $100 and each month the hold is reduced by $100.

If you are not familiar with the term "hold" this is similar to what hotels do when you check in, to cover extra expenses you may incur including the mini bar.

The benefit to you is that you do not pay any interest or fees if all payments are on time.

Find Session

Find the session you want on the class list, then click "Discounts" link. Early-bird discounts do not need to be requested.

Choose Discounts

You will be on the discounts tab for the class.

Select Discount

Choose the appropriate discount then click the link for it. Not all discounts are available for all sessions.

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Provide the requested information then click "Submit".

Early Bird
Early Bird

Combines With: Everything

Able to register in advance?

The Early Bird discount is available on many of classes.

There is no need to request it. Simply register while it is available.

If you receive another discount it will combine with the Early Bird.

Out of Pocket
Out of Pocket

Combines With: Alumni, Early Bird

Paying yourself and won't be reimbursed?

The Out of Pocket is for you if you won't be reimbursed. If you are unemployed, a military veteran, or a student request the appropriate discount.

Choose a specific session (class on a date with a trainer), click on Discounts, and complete the request form. If you are not sure of the date, choose a session and explain in the comments.

Group & Private
Group & Private

Combines With: Early Bird

Bringing friends or colleagues to one or more sessions or want a private session?

The Group and Private Discounts are for sending three or more attendees to one or more events or for private events (i.e. just for your team).

To request, choose a session (class on a date with a trainer) you are interested in, click the Discount Link, and when filling out the form describe your situation.

Our Training Team will reach out to you.

Alumni
Alumni

Combines With: Early Bird, Hardship, Out of Pocket, Student, Veteran

Get 5% off for each public session, over $495, you took with us, up to 20%.

The Alumni Discount provides you discounted rates to future Grow-Lean training.

For each Grow-Lean session* you take with us, at a rate of $495 or above, you accumulate another 5% off of a future training, up to 20% off*.

* We have a small number of partner events where the alumni discount does not apply.

Hardship
Hardship

Combines With: Early Bird, Alumni

Suffering an economic hardship and able to provide an unemployment notice or separation agreement?

The Hardship Discount is for you if you are suffering an economic hardship and are able to provide an unemployment notice or separation agreement and are not being reimbursed.

Choose a specific session (class on a date with a trainer), click on Discounts, and complete the request form. If you are not sure of the date, choose a session and explain in the comments.

Student & Educator
Student & Educator

Combines With: Early Bird

Are you a full-time student or educator, with a .edu email address?

The Student Discount is for you if you are a full-time student or educator with a .edu email address.

Choose a specific session (class on a date with a trainer), click on Discounts, and complete the request form. If you are not sure of the date, choose a session and explain in the comments.

When completing the request tell us your major and expected graduation date or explain what you teach and where.

Military & Veteran
Military & Veteran

Combines With: Early Bird

Are you active duty military or a veteran?

The Military / Veteran Discount is applicable if you are active duty, reserve, or retired from the military.

Choose a specific session (class on a date with a trainer), click on Discounts, and complete the request form. If you are not sure of the date, choose a session and explain in the comments.

When completing the request tell us if you will be reimbursed or not.

Have a Visa or Mastercard Credit Card?
Pay in up to 12 installments by choosing Splitit at checkout.
You pay zero interest!

Arlen Bankston

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.

What You Learn

Core topic areas.

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. Additionally, there are related roles like Product Marketing Manager, Product Owner and Business Analyst that cover many of the same areas. 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 other roles in the organization, 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, cost of delay (time value) 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.

Want a slow, boring, self-study program?
Probably not. Interact and learn with your peers via exercises and deep discussion in a 100% live workshop.

Address Myths that Hold You Back

Don't fall for agile myths!

Unicorns are beautiful, but not real. Don't fall for agile myths.

We address common PO misconceptions, including:

Myth: Always use "As a, I want to, So that" for stories.

Facts:

  • There are many valid formats for writing stories.
  • Use what works in your context.

Myth: Your focus is to clarify requirements and get stories ready for the developers.

Facts:

  • Getting into details and managing the developers means you have less time for strategy.
  • Instead, help customers, users, SMEs and developers collaborate so they can refine the details.

Myth: Going live is risky so only do it rarely.

Facts:

  • Infrequent releases means big releases and less learning.
  • Frequent smaller releases mean less risk & more learning.

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Everything You Need is Included

Avoid the nasty surprise costs.

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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.

Benefits You Earn

Valuable post class benefits including membership, a free class retake, etc.

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:

  • Certified Scrum Trainers (CST): A CST is a trainer that has been vetted, and approved, to deliver Scrum Alliance Certifications, including the CSP-PO.
  • Certified Team Coach (CTC): A CTC is coach that has been vetted and approved to coach at the team level on Scrum.
  • Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC): A CEC is coach that has been vetted and approved to coach at the organizational level on Scrum.

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.

Certification
Path to CSP - Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner (CSP-PO) Certification.
Certification Fees Covered
Your certification fees are covered. There are no additional charges or surprise costs.
Two Year Scrum Alliance Membership
Two year membership with the Scrum Alliance.
Automatic Certification Renewal
Your other Scrum Alliance certifications are automatically renewed, with no Scrum Alliance fees and no need for SEUs
16 Project Management Institute PDUs
Although this is not a PMI Class you still get 16 Professional Development Units to help meet your PMI continuing education requirements.
One Free Class Retake (within 120 days)
Want to learn more, take the class a second virtual class as long as it is listed at the same or lower rate.
Alumni Discount
Take one training get 5%, two get 10% off, three get 15%, all the way up to 25% off.

Why choose this CSP-PO?

Live Online Workshop with an Agile Expert.

Best Option for Live Online

If you want to take a live online CSP-PO Workshop, which you should, you have other options. One thing you can't get with the others is Arlen Bankston who:

  • Has been actively applying agile since the late 1990's (pre manifesto days).
  • Was Scrum Alliance member 41.
  • Helped create the initial Product Owner Certification.
  • Who delivers the most engaging training experience.
Because you will...
  • Experience a blend of exercises, real-world case studies, engaging games, and more.
  • Oscillate between theory and application to illustrate the gap between what is possible most often done in business environments.
  • Leave ready to take your product team to the next level through pragmatic tips and stories from the instructor’s decades of consulting experience, as well as learning from often equally experienced fellow students.

Because 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.

Earning Your Certification

The Certified Scrum Professional - Product Owner.

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Taking the session earns your the coveted CSP-PO Certification if you meet the requirements outlined below.

  • Have a Scrum Alliance® A-CSPO Certification.
  • Can validate at least 24 months in the role of Product Owner or Product Owner Coach over the last five years.

Earning the CSP-PO allows you to pursue guide level certifications:

  • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)
  • Certified Team Coach (CTC)
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