Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner®  

Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Take your Product Ownership journey to the next level with a REAL Product Owner! Live Online! Highly Interactive! (Central Timezone)


Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner®


All Advanced CSPO courses are taught by Educators approved by the Scrum Alliance. Taking an Advanced CSPO course, meeting the learning objectives, and accepting the license agreement designates you as an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner.Please review your trainer's course description below to determine which learning objectives this course satisfies.

You’re a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) who’s focused on maximizing business value and Product Backlog optimization to understand how to do the best possible job to satisfy key stakeholders.
The next step in your Agile journey is to achieve your Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO℠) certification. 

Come take the next step in your journey with someone that has experience as a Product Owner and can help you take your Product Ownership journey to the next level!

About Bob Sarni

Bob Sarni is an Organizational Change Coach, an Agile Mentor and Coach, a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Radical Collaboration Trainer, a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) at iOnAgility, LLC.

Bob uses his deep experience (over 25 years) in project, product, program, and portfolio management to help organizations realize maximum value on their investments by leveraging agile methods and practices for product development. Bob’s expertise is in guiding enterprise transition and implementation of Agile’s values and principles. He has experience with small and large teams and entire enterprises in the Insurance, Consumer Goods, Finance, Trading, Telecommunications, Aerospace, Defense, Government, and Life Sciences sectors.

Bob is one of the few trainers with experience as a Product Owner on large and small product development efforts. He continues to coach Product Owners and product-focused organizations regularly.


  • This Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) workshop is two full consecutive days. The workshop is live and highly interactive.
  • The class starts promptly at 9:00 am in the time zone advertised and will end on or before 5:00 pm.
  • We will have short breaks every hour and an hour lunch starting around noon.

Included in the workshop

  • The two-day live online workshop.
  • A two-year membership (or extension of your existing membership) to the Scrum Alliance.
  • An electronic copy of the workbook.
  • Access to a Dropbox folder with additional resources we cover during the workshop.
  • Copies of the Mural boards where we will do most of our exercises.
  • 16 PDUs if you have a Project Management Institute certification.
  • 16 SEUs for Scrum Alliance renewals.
  • Access to Bob after the workshop! This access to Bob is priceless J

Pre-requisites for the A-CSPO certification

  • Hold a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification with the Scrum Alliance.
  • Validate at least 12 months of work experience specific to the role of Product Owner (within the past five years).
  • Attend and participate in Bob Sarni’s certified A-CSPO for the entire two days.
  • Accept the A-CSPO License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

21-22 Oct 2021

Starting At:

09:00 CDT for 8.0 hours


Chicago, IL, United States of America




Live Online
Chicago, IL, United States of America 60601



Learning objectives for the A-CSPO

  • Examining the Product Owner Role
    • Why is Product Ownership is vital for you and your organization?
    • The mindset and actions to be successful as a Product Owner.
  • Working with Stakeholders
    • Techniques to interact with stakeholders over multiple Sprints.
    • Facilitative listening techniques.
    • Facilitating decisions with stakeholders.
  • Working with the Development Team
    • The impacts of shortcuts and unrealistic expectations. Example: accumulating technical debt.
    • Technical practices to help the Scrum Teams deliver a high-quality Product Increment and reduce technical debt each Sprint.
    • Collaborating with the Development Team to maximize the flow of value.
  • Product Ownership with Multiple Teams
    • Scaling Scrum.
    • Visualizing, managing, or reducing dependencies.
    • Feature teams versus component teams.
  • Product Strategies
    • Evolution of strategy over time in an Agile organization.
    • Defining purpose and strategy.
  • Product Planning and Forecasting
    • Creating a product plan or forecast with stakeholders.
    • Visualizing and communicating product strategy, product ideas, features, and/or assumptions.
  • Product discovery practices.
    • Validating product assumptions.
    • Using the Sprint Review is used to inspect and adapt.
    • Incorporating the validation of assumptions into the Scrum framework.
    • Developing hypotheses for a target customer.
    • Testing hypotheses.
    • Differentiating Outcome and Output
  • Maximizing outcomes and impact while minimizing output.
    • Modeling and measuring value.
    • Ordering a Product Backlog. Organizing and filtering a Product Backlog to link to product goals or strategy.
  • Advanced Product Backlog Refinement
    • Ensuring that enough Product Backlog items are “ready” for the upcoming Sprint.
    • Integrating feedback into your Product Backlog and Product Backlog items.
    • Improving Product Backlog Refinement.