SUTD: Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner

Exclusively designed for those who are already certified as Scrum Product Owners, the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) training represents the next stage for professionals with a solid grounding in Agile and Scrum principles. This course is tailored to empower you to establish stronger connections with stakeholders and your Agile team, ensuring that you collaboratively develop products that resonate with and gain approval from your customers.

The A-CSPO Certification training is an opportunity for professionals to focus on enhancing their existing skills and equipping themselves with the expertise needed to drive positive change within their organization’s Agile environment. Through this advanced training, you will deepen your understanding of product backlog management, refine your product visioning techniques, and learn to navigate complex stakeholder dynamics, positioning you to lead your team to new heights of success.

This virtual class is conducted using Zoom.
This course is offered in partnership with SUTD with a subsidy of up to 90%.

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Course Overview

The Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) training is designed for professionals with a foundational understanding of Agile and Scrum principles who are ready to elevate their expertise. Building on your existing experience as a Scrum Product Owner, this course enhances your ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders and Agile teams to deliver products that meet customer expectations. Participants will gain advanced skills in areas such as product backlog management, stakeholder engagement, and product visioning, empowering them to address challenges such as conflicting stakeholder interests, prioritization issues, and maintaining a clear product vision.

This comprehensive course deepens your understanding of advanced product ownership, strategic visioning, and effective communication within Agile environments. You will learn to implement Agile and Scrum practices at a higher level, ensuring alignment across multiple teams and fostering increased engagement, accountability, and productivity. The A-CSPO certification training equips professionals with the expertise needed to drive continuous improvement and success in product development, transforming your organization’s approach to delivering high-value products.

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a distinctive institution that focuses on integrating design and technology education. The university places a strong emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and hands-on learning experiences. With a commitment to producing well-rounded graduates who can address real-world challenges, SUTD stands at the forefront of cutting-edge research and education in design, engineering, and technology.

 

SUTD will award learners who have completed the Certified Advanced Scrum Master, Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Agile Scaling Practitioner 1 with a Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Practitioner. (Sample Certificate)

Are you inspired to become a recognized Agile Practitioner? If so, the prestigious Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Practitioner, awarded by SUTD, will provide you with a competitive edge, solidifying your status as a professional Agile practitioner.

Course Fees : Up to 90% subsidy

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will

  • Deepen their product ownership skills: Gain advanced techniques for managing the product backlog and collaborating effectively with stakeholders to ensure clarity and alignment.
  • Enhance their Agile leadership abilities: Develop the skills to empower and inspire Agile teams, fostering an environment of innovation and value-driven development.
  • Optimize value delivery: Learn advanced prioritization methods and data-driven decision-making strategies to maximize product value and efficiency.
  • Facilitate effective stakeholder engagement: Master the art of engaging and aligning stakeholders with business objectives, ensuring their needs and expectations are met.
  • Lead Agile practices: Acquire the expertise to drive continuous improvement within your teams, applying Agile principles and practices to achieve successful product delivery.
  • Implement strategic visioning: Refine your ability to create and communicate a compelling product vision that guides and motivates your team.
  • Navigate complex project dynamics: Equip yourself with the skills to manage complex project challenges, such as conflicting stakeholder interests and changing market conditions.
  • Promote accountability and commitment: Foster a culture of accountability and commitment within your Agile teams, ensuring everyone is aligned towards common goals.

By integrating these advanced practices, participants will be positioned to lead their organizations toward greater agility, efficiency, and success in product development.

Benefits of Advanced Scrum Product Owner Certification

Earning the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) certification offers numerous benefits for professionals and organizations alike:

  • Enhanced Career Opportunities: With an advanced certification, you distinguish yourself in the job market, making you more competitive for higher-level positions in Agile environments across various industries.
  • Deepened Agile Expertise: The A-CSPO certification equips you with a deeper understanding of Scrum and Agile methodologies, enabling you to handle complex product ownership responsibilities and drive continuous improvement effectively.
  • Improved Leadership Skills: Gain advanced skills in leadership, stakeholder management, and team empowerment. These will allow you to lead and mentor Agile teams more successfully, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
  • Increased Organizational Impact: Apply advanced Scrum practices to enhance product development processes, stakeholder engagement, and alignment with business objectives, leading to higher-quality deliverables and increased customer satisfaction.
  • Strategic Decision-Making: Develop a refined ability to prioritize work, make data-driven decisions, and navigate uncertainties, ensuring that your product development efforts are focused on delivering maximum value.
  • Enhanced Stakeholder Collaboration: Master the art of engaging and aligning stakeholders, ensuring their needs are met and expectations managed, which is crucial for successful product outcomes.
  • Optimized Product Management: Learn advanced techniques for managing product backlogs, visioning, and roadmapping, equipping you to manage products more effectively from conception to delivery.
  • Scaling Agile Practices: Learn techniques for scaling Agile practices across multiple teams and larger organizations, ensuring consistency and efficiency in product delivery.
  • Continuous Professional Development: Join a community of experienced Scrum professionals, gaining access to ongoing learning and networking opportunities that support your professional growth and Agile journey.
  • Agile Transformation Leadership: Equip yourself with the skills to lead Agile transformations within your organization, driving cultural and operational changes that support long-term success.

The A-CSPO certification not only enhances your skills and knowledge but also empowers you to make significant contributions to your organization’s Agile initiatives, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and high performance.

Becoming an Agile Practitioner

Understanding the Agile Practitioner Role

An Agile Practitioner is a professional who embodies the principles and values of Agile methodologies to enhance project and product management. Agile Practitioners play a pivotal role in transforming traditional project management approaches into more adaptive, collaborative, and iterative processes. They facilitate continuous improvement, ensuring that teams are flexible and responsive to changing requirements and stakeholder needs.

Core Responsibilities

Implementing Agile Practices: Agile Practitioners introduce and uphold Agile practices such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean, guiding teams in their application to ensure effective and efficient project delivery.

Coaching and Mentoring: They act as mentors and coaches to team members, helping them understand and adopt Agile principles and fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

Facilitating Communication: Agile Practitioners ensure clear and open communication among team members, stakeholders, and customers, promoting transparency and alignment throughout the project lifecycle.

Removing Obstacles: They identify and address any impediments to the team’s progress, ensuring that the team remains focused and productive.

Continuous Improvement: They drive initiatives for ongoing process improvement, using feedback loops and retrospectives to refine practices and enhance team performance.

Earning certifications such as the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Practitioner can provide a structured path to gaining the necessary knowledge and skills. Such certifications demonstrate your proficiency and dedication to Agile practices, setting you apart in the job market and enhancing your career trajectory. Becoming an Agile Practitioner is a journey of continuous learning and adaptation, driven by a commitment to fostering agility, innovation, and excellence in project and product management.

Curriculum

Day 1

Why product ownership?

Mindset and actions of a successful Product Owner

Interacting with stakeholders

Product Owner as a facilitator, various facilitation techniques

Technical debt, how to reduce

How to maximize the flow of value

Scaling frameworks

Techniques to define product purpose and define product strategy

Product planning Market analysis, competitor analysis

Day 2

Techniques of product discovery

Cognitive Biases of Product Owners

How do we validate product assumptions?

Outcome versus output

Define and test hypotheses for target customers

Advanced techniques for ordering and refining product backlog

Advanced techniques to determine product value

Organizational change & impact

Upcoming Schedule

Please Note:

  • This course is offered in partnership with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
  • All registrations and payments for the short courses will be processed through the SUTD Short Courses Portal.
  • Participants in this virtual class conducted via Zoom are expected to have their internet-enabled computing devices (such as laptops or tablets) with power chargers readily available to access and download course materials. No physical copies of the course materials will be distributed.

Trainers

Suresh Konduru

Masters in Engineering, Certified Scrum Trainer, CST, Scrum Alliance Suresh Konduru has 25 years of experience in the IT industry, extensively in Agile Transformation, Agile Consulting, Agile Coaching and Scrum Training, Product Development, Delivery Management, Program Management, and Project Management for Global Fortune 500 customers. He Specialises in "Training Scrum from the Back of the Room" based on brain science learning. Suresh delivered more than 500 workshops in the areas of Agile, Scrum, Scrum Master & Product Owner in more than 35 countries. He trained more than 12,000 professionals globally and is the only Certified Scrum Trainer rated 5 out of 5 on Google by more than 4,000 genuine Google reviews. Suresh has strong hands-on experience in product and project delivery. He established and managed large programs to drive Delivery Excellence, Financials, Innovation, Metrics, Customer satisfaction, Management Reporting, etc. Managed large turn-key transition programs while taking over from long-standing partners seamlessly. Established and ran multi-year and multi-million AMS engagements that included SLA compliance, due Diligence, Pre-Sales, etc. Established and worked in a distributed and scaled Agile environment with large teams at multiple locations.

Grant Eligibility

This course is offered in partnership with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Singapore Citizen Aged 40 and above Singapore Citizen Aged below 40 and All PRs ETSS : SME - Sponsored employees
Course Fees $2500.00 $2500.00 $2500.00
Funding 90% 70% 90%
Nett Fees $250.00 $750.00 $250.00
GST $67.50 $67.50 $67.50
Nett Fees + GST $317.50 $817.50 $317.50

Please Note:

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (“MCES”)

1. MCES is an enhanced subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% of course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programs will be charged the appropriate subsidized fees if they are eligible for MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG’s grant).

For more info, please visit the SkillsFuture website at https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/enhancedsubsidy.

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (“ETSS”)

1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of the basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:

– Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore

– Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

– Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course

– Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

For more info, please visit the SSG website at https://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html.

What's Included

  • A copy of The Scrum Guide
  • A full set of course material
  • Complimentary 2-years Scrum Alliance Membership
  • CSM exam fee and one more free attempt

Prerequisites

Who Should Attend?

  • A copy of The Scrum Guide
  • A full set of course material
  • Complimentary 2-years Scrum Alliance Membership
  • CSM exam fee and one more free attempt

Certification Process

Register from a REP Institute

AgileAsia and get in-person coaching by Certified Scrum Trainers®

Login with Scrum Alliance credentials

After the successful completion of the course, Scrum Alliance will send you the credentials. Login with them and create your own.

Use those credentials to take the exam

Answer at least 37 correctly out of 50 questions with-in a 60 minute time frame

CSM License Agreement

Once you pass the exam you will be asked to accept the CSM License Agreement which is valid for 2-years

Congratulations. You are a Certified ScrumMaster!
Maintain your CSM certification by renewing for every 2-years

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Testimonials

Eugene Lee

Project Manager


Never have I attended such an engaging course and it makes my journey of Agile and Scrum journey much more fun and fulfilling. Trainer Stuart Mitchell has definitely take up the standard of teaching and coaching up many notches. Very insightful views from vast working experiences that Stu has. Highly recommended!

Edwin Anuruddha Chow

Event Manager


Dennis and team are just simply great to work with. They are prompt with their replies and clear with their instructions to ensure that learners get the best experience and learning journey with them. That's why I had chosen to go back to them for my CSPO course after taking my CSM course with them. I am looking forward to the post course gatherings and informal trainings which I heard they they organize after Covid.

Quah Kai Li

Senior Auditor


The class was conducted in the best way possible (online zoom classes)! Stu is really passionate and shares many tips on facilitation. Highly recommend to anyone!

Shibil Poulose

Senior Director at VISA Singapore


Thanks for the CSM course, I found it a rewarding experience. The course was well set out, easy to understand, and had an amazing trainer and coach (Stuart). It wasn’t just about certification, but also gave insights to a lot of engagement techniques and real world experiences. I would highly recommend this course.

Renganayaki Ramasamy

Junior Product Associate


The CSPO course that I took recently from Agile Asia was excellent. The instructor Mr.Sam had made us understand the responsibility of a PO very easily, with good hands-on practices and Q&A sessions after each topic. I would recommend this course for anyone, who would like to acquire Agile skills in a short period.

Abby Zhijun Wu

Software Engineers


Absolutely wonderful course - The 2-day program was concise yet informative, also very engaging. Highly recommend anyone looking to do Certified Scrum Master to go with Agile Asia. The payment was also fuss-free, and if you are Singaporean, Skillsfuture credits were easily utilized

Lydiawati

Junior Product Associate


Excellent course. The trainer was very interactive and provided very useful examples and facilitation techniques that are relatable in the working world. It was a good and enriching experience engaging with the trainer and other team members via the different platforms used throughout the course.

Terry Ng

Software Engineers


The program was concise and practical. I get to walk through the entire scrum process. Stu guided the team into role-playing for experiential learning! Much enjoyed! Word of caution: High energy and focus required throughout the course.

Ajay Kumar Venkatasubramanian

Junior Product Associate


One of the best providers in the agile training space. The facilitators Stu and Sam have been there are done Scrum in large organizations and bring a wealth of knowledge. They convey concepts so well during classes that even people without a prior background can assimilate the knowledge easily.

Herman Shah

Software Engineers


Attended CSM course by Stu Mitchell. Really enjoyed his lesson. Taught us how to be a good ScrumMaster. The techniques and case studies and engagement by the trainer, really showed the role is key in the scrum team. Definitely recommend.

Poh Sing Low

Software Engineers


This is an excellent training program conducted by a highly professional, knowledgeable and practicing trainer supported by a very motivated team. Stu Mitchell demonstrated in the real-life example of how to facilitate a Scrum team as a Scrum Master. His role plays often depict the real-life example

S. Davidson

Executive Director, JP Morgan (October 2017)


Thanks again for the course, I found it excellent and connected directly to all the challenges we talked through (especially as I am in large scale scrum delivery, plugging into multiple waterfall teams/cultures - not easy!).

R. Roach

CSM Trainer (TCS)


As a course participant you will definitely learn how to implement Scrum, but more importantly, exposure to Stuart’s passion will give you both critical insights into the underlying, non obvious, issues and tools and techniques you can use to immediately increase the odds that your orgnanization’s

A. Nath

Trainer (Oracle)


I cleared my Scrum Master certification examination with 100% mark. I am so grateful for your efforts! Stuart is an incredible trainer. I will highly recommend you to my friends and colleagues

C.Popescu

Senior Scientist at Oracle


I had some agile experience going into the training, and it was very helpful to learn what I do well. More importantly, I learned what I don’t do well and how to change that.

FAQ

How can I obtain the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Practitioner?

To obtain the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Practitioner, register and complete the mandatory Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM), Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO), and Certified Agile Skills – Scaling 1 (CAS)courses provided by SUTD. After obtaining the three certifications from Scrum Alliance, email SUTD, attaching your A-CSM, A-CSPO, and CAS (S1) certifications, along with the Certificate of Completion issued by SUTD. Following verification, SUTD will award you with the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Practitioner.

If I possess one or both certifications from Scrum Alliance, can I attend the other course to obtain the Professional Certificate?

SUTD allows participants to take either the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner or Certified Agile Skills – Scaling one course to qualify for the Professional Certificate. Email SUTD your three Scrum Alliance certifications along with the Certificate of Completion issued by SUTD. Upon verification, SUTD will award you the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Practitioner.

If I have both the A-CSM and A-CSPO certifications from Scrum Alliance, how do I obtain the Professional Certificate issued by SUTD?

To receive the Professional Certificate issued by SUTD, participants must take Certified Agile Skills (Scaling 1) offered by SUTD. You must email SUTD your three Scrum Alliance certifications along with the Certificate of Completion issued by SUTD. Upon verification, SUTD will award you the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Practitioner.

How do I register for the course?

To register for the course, click the “Enroll Now” button located on the right side of this page. This will redirect you to the SUTD course registration page. Select the intake dates and click the “Sign Up Now” button. Complete all required information on the registration page and click the “Submit” button. Once your registration is received, SUTD staff will promptly follow up to verify your personal information and provide you with an invoice for payment.

Next Intake:

September 09, 2024 - September 10, 2024
Course Duration:2 Days (Virtual)

You will be directed to SUTD website to register

$317.50 - $817.50

(Include GST)

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