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What is this course?

The Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner™ (A-CSPO™) course is part of the Scrum Alliance’s Path to Certified Scrum Professional®. This step in the Product Owner’s journey is a combination of workshop, applied learning on the job and reflective learning as part of online group coaching sessions.

This programme is aimed at practicing Product Owners, growing skills and knowledge in areas such as stakeholder identification and management, neuroscience-based collaboration techniques, scaling and advanced product backlog management.

It focuses on growing a Product Owner’s knowledge and skills to define and operate in a more Agile product-based organisation driven by product outcomes and metrics, supported by results driven approaches and insights into human based biases and behaviours.

The two-day workshop builds on a combination of interactive exercises, practical real-life examples, and lively discussion, and will equip you with the knowledge required to be an effective Scrum Product Owner.

Real learning happens through application and reflection, so following the workshop you will have two one to one coaching sessions, 30 minutes each, so that you can reflect on how you are applying your knowledge and skills. On completion of the course, you will become an A-CSPO™, which will make you eligible to work towards the Certified Scrum Professional®.

 

Upcoming Course Dates

Location Start date Price exVATTrainerStatus
London - Barbican 25 Mar - 2 days £1060Matt Roadnight
Zia Malik
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What will you learn?

The Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner™ programme will help you take that next step in your growth as a Product Owner. By the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Identify the skills and capabilities needed for a Product Owner to collaborate as a member of a cross-functional Scrum Team in order to create successful products
  • Use techniques to identify that you are working with the key stakeholders you need
  • Recognise when to act as a facilitator for stakeholders
  • Identify when a group is engaged in divergent thinking or convergent thinking
  • Use different techniques for engaging with stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Discuss the impact technical practices may have on the ability to maximize business value
  • Describe the key attributes of different scaling frameworks and approaches
  • Utilise approaches to identify purpose or strategy to foster alignment and shared ownership
  • Plan a product release based on content from a roadmap, market segmentation or window
  • Connect teams directly to customers and users to build deeper understanding and empathy
  • Visualise and communicate product and feature ideas and assumptions
  • Incorporate testing assumptions into the Scrum framework
  • Develop hypotheses for a given target user/customer segment
  • Maximise outcome and impact to the business, user, and market whilst minimising output for a product/feature idea
  • Use different techniques to model and measure value
  • Describe and apply at least four factors to implement when ordering a product backlog, and different techniques to structure and filter the contents of a product backlog
What topics will be covered?
  • Product definition and organisational impact
  • In-depth exploration of the Product Owner role and implementation patterns
  • Mapping and working with Stakeholders
  • Neuroscience-based collaboration techniques
  • Group facilitation techniques
  • Scaling approaches and patterns(e.g. SAFe, LeSS)
  • Managing dependencies or reducing/removing dependencies between teams
  • Visualising dependencies between teams
  • Large-scale participatory meeting formats
  • Cogitative bias that influences individual and Product decision making
  • Vision to value
  • Identifying target markets, looking at problem / solution fit and product market fit
  • Exploring user jobs to be done
  • Where to start with a Product – push v’s pull
  • Creating Product tests
  • Getting early feedback using marketing and prototypes to drive Product research
  • Quantifying value and return on investment
  • Comparative cost of delay
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