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Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Certified Live Online

This advanced class teaches you the skills you need to increase your confidence, credibility, and value as a Product Owner.

You get lifetime access to course materials. Plus this is the only A-CSPO that uses our interactive software so that breakout exercises are valuable and fun. You'll also be automatically enrolled in Mike Cohn's exclusive membership site, including 12 months of ongoing coaching and support. 

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About The Course

This two-day course is delivered live and online by that is taught by by experienced CST Brian Milner.

You’ll learn advanced skills to help you consistently deliver value and prove your commitment to the product owner role. It includes managing multiple initiatives and stakeholders, and knowing how to turn a vision into a plan that delivers the most value to the business. 

Before the live workshop, you’ll receive study materials: pre-recorded video lessons to work through and complete before the live portion of the training. During the two days of live, online training, you’ll participate in class discussions and practical breakout exercises to demonstrate group work as well as individual work. 

Once the class is completed and you have proven 12 months experience specific to the Product Owner Role, you will be an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner.

If you’re a Certified Scrum Product Owner® with 12 months of experience, take this next stage of training to stand out in your industry with this advanced certification.

With this course you can

  • Set yourself apart - fewer than 5,000 people have achieved this certification worldwide
  • Become a valuable asset to multiple stakeholders by managing multiple projects 
  • Increase productivity with a well-prioritized and articulated product backlog
  • Express a product vision in a way that inspires teams 

Eligibility

  • You have completed and have a Certified Scrum Product Owner Certification
  • You have at least 12 months of work experience specific to the role of Product Owner within the last five years.

Why Train with Mountain Goat Software?

Mountain Goat Software has trained more than 45,000 agile professionals in certified classes, trained 100s of teams in private training, and issued more than 5000 licenses for on-demand video training.
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We go beyond theory to provide real-world advice. Our trainers share up-to-date guidance about what is and isn’t working, and our video courses include techniques you can apply immediately.

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You get the best learning experience. You get access to unique interactive software for all our live, online classes, and all our courses are delivered in succinct lessons that are designed to make the learning stick.

Mike Cohn

These are the only courses designed by Mike Cohn, co-founder of the Scrum Alliance, and author of Succeeding with Agile, User Stories Applied, and Agile Estimating and Planning.

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You can expect the best customer service. Whether you have questions, or need help, our exceptional team is there to support you, and treat you like a member of the Mountain Goat family!

PDUs, SEUs, & Certification

ScrumAlliance Badge

On completion of the pre-recorded videos, live sessions, and proof of a CSPO certification and 12 months relevant experience, you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance as an Advanced-Certified Scrum Product Owner

16 PDUs

This course earns you 16 PDUs within the PMI.

16 SEUs

This course earns you 16 SEUs towards your CSP designation within the Scrum Alliance.

Additionally, if you currently hold a certification with the Scrum Alliance, attending this course will automatically advance your previous certification expiration date to the new certification expiration date.

About the Instructor

Brian Milner

Brian Milner

Brian Milner is a Certified Scrum Trainer that brings over 20 years of software development experience to his classes. Over half that time Brian spent working exclusively with organizations as they transitioned to Agile practices. Beginning as a developer, he worked up through management layers and eventually transitioned to life as a Scrum Master and then as a Coach. Having been in both Waterfall and Agile organizations, Brian brings the practical experience of having seen what works and what doesn’t in the real world. Brian has a heart for the Scrum Master role having been one for many years and worked with them in multiple organizations.

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Who Should Take This Course?

This is an Advanced level course.

This is a core course for the following roles:

  • Coach
  • Product Owner

This is a recommended course for the following roles:

  • Agile Evangelist
  • Analyst
  • Product Manager

Course Outline

The Product Owner Role

You’ll discuss the product owner role and demonstrate an understanding of how different organizations may affect your approach to this role. You’ll also learn advanced techniques for working with stakeholders to gain information about their goals, and communicating progress towards those goals.

Planning and Strategy

You’ll learn how to create a successful product vision, and how to break that down into Product Increments that are valuable to stakeholders. You’ll also be able to communicate a forecast for your vision and plan a product release.

Customers and Users

You’ll understand how to navigate and segment the needs of customers and users (including what to do when those needs seem to conflict with each other). You’ll work on discovery techniques, including ways to connect the development team to customers and users so that the activities and needs of customers and users are clear, leading to successful product outcomes.

Validating Product Assumptions

Learn different approaches to validate product assumptions based on cost and quality of learning.

Working with the Product Backlog

In the advanced course, you build on your knowledge of the product backlog so you can translate backlog items into value for stakeholders. This means knowing which items bring the most value to different stakeholder groups, as well as managing and prioritising items so that the team is always working to maximise outcome.

How it Works

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Before the Course

Once you register, you get access to 4+ hours of training videos to watch before you attend. These videos include key lessons and are essential viewing before you attend the live class.

You are required to watch all videos before attending live, so make sure you leave enough time to work through them.

With lifetime access to all modules in these videos, you can watch them whenever you need, long after the live class so they’re a significant advantage to your training experience.

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During the Course

You’ll participate in a two-day live, online class via Zoom, facilitated by your experienced Certified Scrum Trainer. You’ll get to know other attendees through group discussions, and practical breakout sessions.

The Team Home Software used for the breakout exercises is a popular part of our training. It’s unique to Mountain Goat Software and it really helps make the course interactive and engaging.

The lively two days will fly by, we know because that’s the feedback we get from attendees. Be prepared to come with questions, and leave with answers and confidence to test out your new skills.

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After the Course

After the class we want you to be successful in your agile journey. That’s why we’re the only training provider to offer a 12 month membership into The Agile Mentors Community (value $299). Founded by Mike Cohn, your membership includes access to a community of smart and generous agilists, as well as additional resources to make it easier to succeed with agile. See below for more details of what’s included in your membership.

Got a Question?

What payment methods do you accept?

You can register on our site and pay with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. For a group of 10 or more, contact Laura Cohn if you wish to be invoiced.

Are your courses only for software developers?

Not necessarily. Each course has attendees from a variety of backgrounds, including from non-software fields. Mike’s passion is product development of all sorts, so many examples are software related, but no software development experience is required.

What is your refund policy?

If you cancel or reschedule more than 7 days before the first day of the class you will receive a full refund. If you cancel or reschedule within 7 business days of the first day of class, a 50% fee will be charged, and the remaining 50% can be used as a credit toward a class to be taken within 6 months from the date of the canceled class. All cancellation requests must be made via email. Refunds or credits will not be issued for no shows, partial attendance or cancellations within 24 business hours.

We want you to feel confident about enrolling in our live, online courses. If after watching the pre-course videos and participating in the live sessions you don’t find the course valuable, email us within 7 days for a full refund.

Will my certificate say virtual if I take the certification online?

No, your certificate will not mention the course was held virtually. It will look the same as the in person certificates.

Do you offer course discounts?

Yes:

  • Save $100 per person when you register 10 or more people.
  • Save $100 when you register for both classes.
  • Save $100 for early bird registration.
Do I have to be a CSPO to take this class?

Yes. The Scrum Alliance requires this.

Is there a test?

No! You must simply complete the pre-work, attend the live sessions, and enter your 12-months of experience in the Scrum Alliance dashboard to become certified.

Can I take the CSPO and A-CSPO back-to-back?

Yes. You must have the CSPO first but there's no waiting period before you can take the A-CSPO class.

I'm close to having 12-months experience. Can I take the class while I'm working towards the experience requirement?

Yes. You can take the class even if you do not yet have 12 months of Product Owner experience. You will not be able to be certified until you enter the required experience in the Scrum Alliance dashboard but you can fulfill the class requirement at any time.