Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO)

Why is this course important?

Product Ownership is pivotal to maximise the value delivered by the Scrum Team. If you have the CSPO certification and are looking to provide even better outcomes for your customers and business then this course is for you.

This course will help you:

  • Improve your collaboration and engagement with stakeholders
  • Define Product Strategy and practice Product Discovery
  • Bring the customer into the room
  • Improve your collaboration with your team(s)
  • Identify, articulate, prioritise and validate assumptions
  • Model and Measure Value
  • Revolutionise Refinement
  • Scale Product Ownership

This Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner course is the second step on the Path to CSP (Certified Scrum Professional – Product Owner) and builds on the fundamental principles and practices covered in the CSPO course.


The key areas and topics we will cover are:

Product Planning

  • Levels of Planning.
  • Product Strategy.
  • Product Discovery and Design Thinking with Scrum.
  • Roadmaps, Release Planning and Forecasting.

Engaging Stakeholders

  • Stakeholder Mapping.
  • Bringing the Customer into the room.
  • Practice facilitation techniques.

Product Assumptions

  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Bringing the Customer into the room
  • Practice facilitation techniques

Modelling and Measuring Value

  • Why model Value?
  • Approaches to understanding and modelling value
  • Applying value models to prioritise the Product Backlog
  • Measuring Realised Value

Product Ownership at Scale

  • Organisational design and scaling for Product Based delivery
  • Key patterns for groups of teams, team organisation and synchronisation across teams and specialisms.
  • How these patterns relate to popular scaling approaches


  • Integrating feedback into Refinement
  • Backlog Refinement workshop
  • Applying BDD (Behaviour Driven Development)

Engineering Quality

  • Why the PO cares about Technical Debt
  • Types of Technical Debt
  • Dealing with legacy debt

This course is tailored to support the ongoing evolution of product ownership for those who hold the CSPO certification. Whether you are a Product Owner, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Product Manager, Business Analyst or in a coaching role this course will help you build on your current capabilities.


Qualification for A-CSPO requires:

  • Full attendance of the course.
  • Engagement in group exercises.
  • Have successfully achieved CSPO.
  • Have a minimum of 12 months of Product Owner experience.

Following successful completion of the course, the eligible participants will become an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (certification fee is included in the course fee).

An electronic version of course slides, materials and workshop output will also be provided.


The course runs to a convenient 9:30 pm – 16:00 pm schedule over 3 days along with some homework to enable really deep learning along with some space to fit in other aspects of your life. There will also be regular breaks for tea and coffee and to stretch your legs.


We recommend you have a (re)read through the latest Scrum Guide, written by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland the co-creators of Scrum. The Scrum Alliance also has a nice overview of Scrum which might serve as refresher.

To warm up for the course here is some pre-reading and video content (time permitting):

Interested in a private course for your team or organisation? Get in contact with us.
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Your trainer

Colin bird

Although best known for my long association with Scrum, I love everything Lean, Agile and Kanban. I get a buzz out of catalysing new ideas, collaboration, creativity and innovation to engage the full potential of teams and leadership.​

​I am a ‘Fearless Organisation Certified Practitioner’, a member of the TAC (Trainer Approval Community) for the Scrum Alliance and a collaborator on ScaleAgility, a Principles Led approach to applying Agile at scale.​

Away from work, I try and squeeze in way too many sports and hobbies: road cycling up mountains, trail running with my dog, sailing, skiing, diving and lots of DIY projects!

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