Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner

Inspire with your product. Expand and deepen your skills as a Product Owner. Learn how to work strategically, test product hypotheses and create targeted value propositions.

From tactical to strategic product ownership

Get to know techniques and models with which you can better understand your users, their needs and challenges. Deepen your understanding of the business model behind your product to create more value for your company. Learn to work strategically as a P.O.

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Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner Training A-CSPO ACSPO

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We use a case study to deepen your work as a Product Owner in a concrete and practical way. We use several models to create a product strategy and develop plans to put it into practice. Learn how to effectively facilitate work with your stakeholders, collaborate with your scrum team and learn advanced methods for maintaining your product backlog. Model and measure business value, learn about story mapping and much more. Above all, advanced training is about skills: continue your journey from knowledge to competence!

Your options

Cohort-based training

Our new A-CSPO training offers you an immersive, in-depth learning experience that no other format can match. You work through the prepared and structured content together in a small group of approx. 4-6 people (“cohort”).

Depending on the module, 1-2 cohort meetings (“peer group meetings”) are planned for each module. These will be coordinated by the participants themselves at the beginning of the kickoff and are not listed in the schedule given here.

In addition, the training includes 2 “facilitated peer group meetings” of 90 minutes each, accompanied by our trainers or coaches. These dates are shown in the list below.

Self paced - start when you want!

In this option, you complete the training modules at your own pace and work your way through the workbook. We are available to you in the community during this time. In addition, you book a total of 4 coaching sessions with us (included in the price).

The four coaching sessions incl. Your workbook serves to support you and to check the learning objectives. After completion, we will register you for certification.

Upcoming dates for cohort-based training

Feb. 15. - March 21, 2024
Closed
€ 1.650 + VAT.

Regular

April 29 - June 6, 2024
planned
€ 1.500 + VAT.

Super Early Bird

Sept. 5. - Oct. 10. 2024
planned
€ 1.500 + VAT.

Super Early Bird

Nov. 7. - Dec. 19. 2024
planned
€ 1.500 + VAT.

Super Early Bird

Cohort based

The better way of learning: with and from each other. Together we develop new skills in small groups using exercises. In this way, we deepen the knowledge acquired in the preparation phase to the point of proficiency.

Community powered

Before, during and after training, you have a community of like-minded people at your side who are going down the same path. Our experienced coaches support this journey at many points along the way.

Certified

On completion of the training, you will also receive the coveted Scrum Alliance “Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner®” (A-CSPO) certificate and a two-year membership of the Scrum Alliance.

What you will learn
We won't leave you alone!
3 months Pro membership included

In the community, you can deepen your learning journey after the training and get answers, many more online courses to deepen your knowledge and exchange ideas with like-minded people. In addition, we hold regular events where we address current topics as well as the issues and special topics of our members.

Incl. 1h professional agile coaching

Take advantage of this offer to deepen and grow your learning even after the training.

The contents in detail

Module 1
Reflection Product Ownership

As an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner, you also reflect on yourself and how you perceive your role as a Product Owner, your mindset and what potential for improvement you can discover in yourself. You recognize the importance of product ownership.

Module 2
Working with stakeholders

In our deep dive on your work with stakeholders, you will learn some basic facilitation techniques and processes to support group discussions and bring about decisions. This will help you to work more effectively with your stakeholders.

Module 3
Working with teams

You will learn to better understand the issues of technical debt, the long-term impact of issues such as “failure demand” and how flow efficiency can help you deliver value sooner. In addition, how you can work effectively with multiple teams.

Module 4
Product strategy

Learn the difference between product vision and product strategy and understand the time horizons for planning, strategic and operational work. You will get to know three different models that will help you to develop a strategy and implement it operationally.

Module 5
Product Discovery

Using an end-to-end case study, you will learn techniques such as personas, empathy maps and value proposition canvas to delve deep into your users’ needs and develop product features that inspire your users.

Module 6
Validate product assumptions

Learn to recognize our own cognitive biases and the assumptions we make about product features on a daily basis. Learn techniques for formulating these assumptions correctly in the form of hypotheses and testing them systematically.

Module 7
Advanced product backlog maintenance

Learn how to apply advanced techniques for managing the product backlog: Value Modeling, StorProy Mapping and how to align your product backlog to a product goal.

Module 8
Probabilistic Forecasting

Forecasts based on estimates only work for a very short time horizon and are team-specific. Get to know static methods with which you can create a better prediction of delivery time or volume.

Why you should do your A-CSPO training with us

Experienced and practical

Our two trainers for this course, Andreas Wintersteiger and Brigitte Pfeifer-Schmöller, have been working in the role of Product Owner for many years and continue to do so. Instead of theoretical knowledge, we give you practical experience!

Examples from daily practice

Our training content is based on real examples from the daily practice of product owners and real framework conditions.

Experts in agility, experts in learning

Because it does matter who you learn from, we have always acquired expertise in human learning.

You get so much more than just a workout

We know that the real challenges only come after the two days of training, so we won't leave you alone!

Any questions?

FAQ

If you cannot find an answer in our FAQs, we will be happy to help you. Simply book an appointment with us!

Both options include the A-CSPO training to the extent described.

  • cohort-based, modular training OR self-paced online training with 4h coaching
  • 20 hours of live online training, of which approx. 14 hours are facilitated
  • approx. 16 hours of intensive preparation (video, learning materials, workbook and individual tasks)
  • Detailed instructions for preparation (workbook)
  • Professional coaching 1 session (cohort-based) or 4 sessions (self-paced)
  • Three months Pro membership in the Mixed Agile Arts® Community with all comprehensive online learning content and benefits.
  • Two-year membership of the Scrum Alliance incl. Certification fees
  • A book
  • Printed documents, printed workbook, writing materials and other goodies will be sent by post

This training is aimed at experienced product owners: if you are a product owner in one or more agile teams and have already completed the basic level. Have you been able to gain at least one year of professional experience in your role as Product Owner and would now like to grow further? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Yes, for the certification you need the basic level certificate “CSPO” of the Scrum Alliance. You must therefore have this certificate before this training.

In addition, you must have at least 12 months of practical experience as a Product Owner on your profile with the Scrum Alliance. However, these do not have to be CSPOs.

No. As an active participant in this training course, you will receive the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® certificate from the Scrum Alliance (A-CSPO). The prerequisite for this is full attendance at all online live sessions, independent preparation and homework, as well as participation in the training. Reflection (preparation) and homework are an essential part of the learning objectives. As trainers, we are called upon to check that these have been achieved. If you are unable to attend in full, please contact us in advance to clarify whether you can attend on other dates.

In the run-up to the training, i.e. the first session (kick-off), you will be sent a reflection sheet with questions. This should help you to reflect on your previous work as a product owner. Allow about 2-3 hours for this.

This training method is essentially based on three pillars:

  1. Individual learning: Theoretical content is developed in very small units by the learners themselves and at their own pace. Participants are given access to our learning community platform, where they can consume content online (“self-paced”). Individual exercises round off the self-paced learning objective assessment.
  2. Learning in a group (cohort): On our platform, members of the cohort will deepen their knowledge through practical exercises in small groups. On the one hand, these exercises go much deeper than would be possible in a full-day training course and, on the other hand, they are completely taken from the learners’ daily practice. Through the discussions generated during the exercises, the participants learn with and from each other and feel much more responsible for their own and the group’s learning success. The group exercises are structured and accompanied by our highly experienced consultants, coaches and trainers.
  3. Mentoring and coaching from us: In addition, participants receive intensive support for their learning journey from us in the form of mentoring and coaching, where their individual understanding and mindset is further deepened. In each training program, the majority of the cohort appointments are facilitated by us; the group only makes a few appointments on its own, but then in a targeted manner.

In this option, you complete the training modules at your own pace and work your way through the workbook. During this time, we are available to you in our Mixed Agile Arts® community (Ask Me Anything, office hours, discussion space, etc.). In addition, you book a total of 4 sessions (1 hour each) of coaching (included in the price). At the end, you send us your completed workbook. The four coaching sessions incl. your workbook are used to check the learning objectives. We will then register you for certification. The processing time is typically shorter in this option, but depending on your speed it can also be longer.

No preparation is necessary with this option, you can start at any time. There are no dates. If you buy the self-paced option, you will receive immediate access to the training and 4 voucher codes for coaching by email.

It all depends on your needs. If you prefer to study in a group and are prepared to coordinate your times with others, the cohort-based option is probably better suited to you.

If you want to focus on your own learning journey and prefer to work undisturbed, alone at your own pace, then choose “Self-Paced”.

Quite simply, there is less work involved for us. Even if the one-off creation and structuring of the learning content was a lot of work, we honestly only want to cover the costs incurred by us here.

Cohort-based training is a lot more work for us and therefore a little more expensive. There are typically 4-5 people in a cohort.

After your confirmed registration (online registration) for the training, you will receive an email from our workflow with access to the Community Platform and detailed instructions on what to prepare.

We will also activate the “Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner” course for you, where you will find the preparation and content for each module.

If you already know shortly before the training that you cannot participate, please contact our office. We will look for a solution where you can either postpone your participation or send a substitute participant.

If you are unable to attend a follow-up appointment, you have the option of making up for this in one of the next training sessions; another option is a private individual session (may be subject to a surcharge, depending on availability). In any case, please also contact our office.

We use the“Zoom” tool for video conferencing in our A-CSPO training. Other tools are “Welo” and “Miro”. Please understand that we cannot accommodate individual tool requests for public training courses with up to 16 participants. It may be that your company has restrictive guidelines regarding authorized tools or websites, incl. Protocols exist. Please check in advance whether the above-mentioned tools are approved in your professional infrastructure and function adequately. If necessary, please check alternative options for participation (e.g. without VPN, private PC or via mobile phone/tablet). You can check here whether Zoom works for you.

As soon as you have registered as a training participant, you will receive all the information you need to participate and familiarize yourself with the tools in good time before the training.

Live online means that the training is “live”, but using teleconferencing and teleworking tools. We make sure that the interaction between you and our trainers, as well as with the other participants, is as close as possible to face-to-face training (i.e. “live” or on-site). This means you can take part from anywhere with a modern Internet connection.

Differentiation from (purely) “online”:

Fully online training courses, such as our Scrum Foundations training, can be completed at your own pace and at your own pace on our learning platform. There are no dates.

Yes, because you are important to us! To guarantee your learning success, there are no mass events with us!

We limit our training courses to 16 participants. This guarantees us and you that we can maintain our quality standards. We take the time to answer questions and create sufficient space for discussion and reflection.

Yes, there are different funding options depending on the country, federal state and your personal circumstances. Please understand that we cannot provide comprehensive information about the funding landscape in the various countries.