- February 25, 2020
- Posted by: dinakcon
Importance of Advanced Certified Product Owner Training
In today’s dynamic business environment, a product owner takes on multiple roles such as project manager, strategist, customer liaison, analyst, and product designer. With the main objective of maximizing value delivered by the product, a product owner indulges in multiple areas of product development. Enterprises that have transitioned or implementing Agile, the role of a product owner is one of the critical roles in handling Agile projects.
For Product Owner’s, CSPO certification helped a lot to understand the essentials of the roles and responsibilities in line with product development and Scrum. But, if you are still struggling with solving real-world problems, collaborating effectively, switching from delivering features to owning outcomes, and addressing challenges across teams, then Advanced Certified Product Owner is a certification that you should go for. An A-CSPO credential validates your skills and advanced knowledge of everything related to Scrum and brings real value to the product that is being developed.
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- Interactive instructor-led A-CSPO training
- Expert trainer, interactive sessions with case studies and role plays
- Classes across 108+ locations worldwide
- Instructor-led training that is always on schedule
- A-CSPO study guide prepared by subject matter experts
- Interact with co-participants from a diverse background
- Achieve 16 PDUs/16 SEUs
- Convenient 2-day training on weekends/weekdays
About A-CSPO Training
This 2-day Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) certification Training is an advanced-level certification provided by Scrum Alliance® that is ideal for product owners who manage a string of business initiatives from competing stakeholders, define product vision, validate business value, and are involved in identifying critical business opportunities. The key takeaways upon completion of this A-CSPO training are that participants gain an in-depth understanding of A-CSPO learning objectives, official designation as “Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner,” and two-year membership from Scrum Alliance.
This A-CSPO training will be delivered by an expert Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). These CSTs have extensive experience of using Scrum techniques in real-world scenarios, and they achieve the status of CST only after rigorous evaluation process from Scrum Alliance.
Participants must attend a 2-day (16 Hour) classroom training/public workshop delivered by a CST. At this time, there is no option of taking this A-CSPO Certification Course as online training.
Benefits of A-CSPO Training
- Build on existing foundational knowledge with actual implementation skills
- A-CSPO certified individuals stay relevant, more marketable, and expand their career opportunities across industry
- A-CSPO certified professionals are in high demand with an annual salary in the range of USD 100K – USD 130K in the US
- Standout among other product owners and global Scrum community with A-CSPO certification
- Achieve a common goal along with your peers with enhanced team collaboration
- Get a 2-year free membership with Scrum Alliance
About Dinak Strategy Consulting LTD
Dinak Strategy Consulting Limited is a highly respected strategic process management firm operating in the knowledge industry and dedicated to building excellent delivery capacity in clients and organizations across Africa and beyond. Our goal is to detect, capture,, and develop ideas from within and beyond business with the potential to impact how our clients think about strategy and competitive advantage.
We offer courses in various categories such as Project Management, Business Analysis, IT Service Management, Agile Project Management, IT Security Management and Marketing. We have trained over 5,000+ professionals across Nigeria and are a trusted partner for large companies, small and medium businesses, and government organizations to deliver globally-recognized training and certification programs Dinak Consulting certification training programs are adhered to global standards such as ISACA, PMI, TUV SUD, AXELOS and CIM.
Who’ll benefit from A-CSPO Training?
Job roles that can benefit from A-CSPO training include, but are not limited to:
- Product Managers
- Business Stakeholders
- Business Analysts
- Senior Engineers
- Project Managers
- Scrum Masters
- Agile Coaches
- Anybody who has experience of working with a Scrum Team
Prerequisites to take up A-CSPO Training
There are no prerequisites to take up CSPO training.
Maintaining A-CSPO Credential
- One has to maintain A-CSPO credential by renewing it every two years by obtaining 20 SEUs.
A-CSPO Training Course Overview
1. Product Owner Core Competencies
Examining the Product Owner Role
1.1. Describe at least three distinct responsibilities of the Product Owner and at least two benefits of mastering the role.
1.2. Identify the impact on a Scrum Team and organization of at least three anti-patterns that might exist for Product Owners.
1.3. Discuss at least three types of organizational contexts that affect the approach to the Product Owner role
Working with Stakeholders
- Identify at least four major stakeholder
1.5 Demonstrate at least three techniques to interact with stakeholders over multiple Sprints.
1.6 Discuss at least three techniques to collaborate with the key stakeholders.
1.7 Using two concrete examples, recognize when the Product Owner should not act as the facilitator for the stakeholders.
1.8 Demonstrate at least three facilitative listening techniques.
1.9 List at least three alternatives to open discussion and demonstrate the use of at least one of them.
1.10 Identify at least three indicators when a group is engaged in divergent thinking and at least three indicators where a 1.1.1 group is engaged in convergent thinking.
1.11 Identify at least three challenges of integrating multiple perspectives.
1.12 Describe at least three ways a group of stakeholders could reach their final decision.
Working with the Development Team
1.13 Define technical debt and explain why the Product Owner should be cautious about accumulating technical debt.
1.14 List at least five development practices that will help Scrum Teams deliver a high-quality product Increment and reduce
technical debt each Sprint.
1.15 List at least three ways development practices may impact the Product Owner’s ability to maximize business value each Sprint.
Product Ownership with Multiple Teams
1.16 Recognize at least two different scaling frameworks or approaches.
1.17 Question the benefits of managing dependencies when compared to reducing/ removing dependencies.
1.18 Describe at least three techniques for visualizing, managing, or reducing dependencies or constraints.
2. Advanced Purpose and Strategy
Developing Practical Product Strategies
2.1 Discuss a real-world example of how product strategy is operationalized and evolves over time in an Agile organization.
2.2 Practice at least two approaches to identify purpose or define strategy.
Advanced Product Planning and Forecasting
2.3 Create a product plan or forecast with stakeholders.
2.4 Demonstrate how to plan a product release.
- Empathizing with Customers and Users
Customer Research and Product Discovery
3.1 Use one technique to connect teams directly to customers and users.
3.2 Practice at least two techniques of product discovery.
3.3 Practice at least one technique to visualize and communicate product strategy, product idea and features.
4. Advanced Product Assumption Validation
- List two cognitive biases that may impact the Product Owner’s capability to effectively deliver business
4.2 Appraise how effectively the Sprint Review is used to inspect and adapt based on the product Increment that was built in the Sprint.
4.3 Compare at least three approaches to validating assumptions by their cost and the quality of learning.
4.4 Experiment with approaches to incorporate validating assumptions into the Scrum framework.
4.5 Develop hypotheses for a target customer/user segment and create a plan to test one hypothesis.
5. Advanced Techniques for Working with the Product Backlog
Differentiating Outcome and Output
5.1 Describe one benefit of maximizing outcomes and impact while minimizing output.
5.2 Use at least two techniques to model value and use at least two techniques to measure value.
5.3 Differentiate at least four techniques to order a Product Backlog.
5.4 Apply at least two techniques to organize and filter a Product Backlog to link to product goals or strategy.
Advanced Product Backlog Refinement
5.5 Experiment with at least one technique to generate new Product Backlog items.
5.6 Illustrate how the Product Owner can ensure that enough Product Backlog items are “ready” for the upcoming Sprint.
5.7 Organize and facilitate a session with stakeholders to break down a solution or feature as progressively smaller items that may be completed in Sprints.
5.8 Integrate feedback from at least three sources to generate and order Product Backlog items.
5.9 Assess how to refine the Product Backlog and recognize at least three ways to improve.