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Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner®

A-CSPO Badge

This 2-day course further enhances your knowledge and skills as an advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner.

As a motivated executive with a volition to make a difference, achieve the exclusive Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® designation with the Scrum Alliance®. Register and successfully complete this course to gain the unique A-CSPO accolade.

  • 16 PDUs | 16 SEUs
  • 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance®
  • Free notebook, estimation cards, eBook and more
  • Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance® and PMI
Upcoming Courses About the Instructors
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Feedback for the BERTEIG Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® Training

“The team at Berteig does an excellent implementation of this course, and I would recommend it to any product owner looking to learn and improve."
— Development Director - February 2017

"BERTEIG's course was very informative and full of other professionals who drove thoughtful conversations and discussions. This was an extremely valuable use of my very limited time!"
—Product Owner - December 2016

“This course was wonderful - so much in the way of practical insight and techniques - so much value!”
— Chief Operating Manager - July 2017

"I learned a lot of very valuable and essential information and plan to use the course material whenever possible."
—Manager - January 2017

“Great course. It was very interactive, not boring and fully packed with very valuable information. I recommend it.”
— Business Analyst - April 2018

"...provides real life examples and addresses questions in a way that not only teach you what you need but provoke further reflection."
—Program Manager, December 2016

"Content is immediately impactful..."
—Manager, December 2016

"The course is in-depth and interesting. I'll leverage this in my day-to-day work."
—Product Manager, December 2016

"Great great course! Recommend it to everyone."
—Consultant, December 2016

"This course came highly recommended but I still found it completely exceeded my expectations."
—Product Owner, October 2016

"Great course. I will definitely recommend BERTEIG for future courses."
— Business Analyst, October 2016

"I found this course to be very relevant given the transformation my organization is currently undergoing. I found it valuable to learn and understand the pure concepts, principles and guidelines without having them translated or watered down, thereby losing value."
—Senior Manager, October 2016

"Take it, advocate and practice better - gain better outcomes."
— Consulting Manager - August 2016

"Great session, with clarity on how to approach software development in a scrum environment."
— Senior Project Manager - August 2016

"One of the best courses I have ever taken because the instructors are able to TEACH the concepts in multiple ways."
— Product Manager - August 2016

"The role of Product Ownership and the level of commitment our company needs to take to become an Agile company is a crucial decision that I now have the tools to present the value of to other stakeholders in our organization."
— Founder - July 2016

"The Product Owner course helped clarify a number of questions I had about the implementation of Agile."
— Creative Director - July 2016

"Excellent classroom experience!"
— Product Owner - July 2016

"The course taught me many new ideas and concepts."
— Director - July 2016

"Knowledgeable and patient instructor! There was lots of interactions with the group that led to great conversations and 'ah-ha' moments!"
— Scrum Master - July 2016

"If you want to learn the basics of the Product Owner role quickly, this is the class!"
— Program Manager - July 2016

"As someone who has informally worked with the scrum team as a PO I believe I will be better equipped to move our team forward."
— Director - June 2016

"Great foundations for Product Owner definition. Definitely will recommend to friends."
— Senior Product Manager - June 2016

"Excellent course as you learn by doing and there is a lot of interaction with your peers and the instructor. This helps learn the course material and how it applies to real world scenarios."
— Senior Product Manager - June 2016

"Great motivating speeches empower us to go forth and do 'agile.'"
— Project Consultant - June 2016

"The class was a great way to apply the practical aspects of agile in a stress-free learning environment."
— Product Manager - June 2016

"This is a very well-organized and facilitated course. The instructors are very knowledgeable and I learned a lot."
— CIO - May 2016

"The instructors provided techniques and mindset training for value focused delivery."
— Independant Consultant - May 2016

"Second course I've taken and it was just as good as the first (CSM) - great instructors and very clearly taught!"
— Assistant Project Manager - May 2016

"The most practical course that I have ever taken."
— Project Manager - May 2016

"Great seminar! Enjoyed all the examples (the instructors) provided throughout the seminar."
— IT Project Manager - May 2016

"Fast-paced and educational...the Facilitator made this experience very memorable."
— Coordinator - May 2016

"Great course! Great opportunity to step back and reflect on what we're doing well and where we can apply more focus to become more Agile."
— Owner and Product Manager - September 2015

"10 out of 10. I learned a lot during this training that will definitely allow me to make the team process more efficient."
— Product Owner - August 2015

" I would definitely recommend BERTEIG for the Product Owner certification training (and other programs offered) for their professionalism!"
— Chief Projects Officer - August 2015

" Mr. Berteig delivers a good blend of practical and philosophical."
— Product Owner - August 2015

"This is a great course for anyone who is either already in the PO role or looking to become a PO in the future. It provides all the necessary knowledge and techniques you can apply."
— Product Owner - August 2015

"I recommend this eye-opening course to fledgling PO's, Agile adopters and PM's alike."
— Solution Analyst - August 2015

"Very professional and experienced! Would recommend."
— Owner - August 2015

"Excellent course - engaging, informative, and thought-provoking. I am certain I can now function as a strong Product Owner."
— Manager - July 2015

"I was skeptical about how much I would take away from the seminar, but now I would highly recommend Mishkin as a trainer: no reservations!"
— Product Manager - July 2015

"A must-do course for any newly assigned Product Owner."
— LBA - June 2015

"I will highly recommend this course not only for PO's but for all Scrum Team members to ensure clarity of roles."
— Manager & PO - June 2015

"A course every stakeholder and manager (of all varieties) must take."
— Architect - May 2015

"Superb course with insight on the role of a PO; great for people new to the role." - QA Manager - May 2015

"Mishkin's command of the material is top-notch."
— ScrumMaster - April 2015

"This course is a must-have for any person who works in project management and cares about achieving outstanding results for their customers."
— Project Manager - February 2015

"This course is exceptionally laid out (for) individuals both new and already exposed to Agile/ Scrum, with a great balance of instructional and hands-on content."
— Business Analyst - March 2015



You must have your CSM and CSPO; preferably at least one of them taken with BERTEIG (if not, a short phone interview will determine if you need to do some pre-reading).

Demonstrate at least one-year work experience specific to the role of the Product Owner (from within the past five years).


About Your Instructors

Evelyn's Portrait

Evelyn Tian

Evelyn Tian, is one of the few in the global Scrum community who holds high-level coaching and training qualifications. She is a:

  • - Scrum Alliance Certified Team Coach (CTC) & Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)
  • - Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • - Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership Educator
  • - Scrum Alliance Certified Path to CSP Educator

As a CST, Evelyn uses accelerated learning techniques like 'Training From The Back Of The Room' to teach the course content in brain-friendly ways that help you maximize the learning experience and information retention.

As a CEC with over 20 years of product development experience, and solid hands-on experience as the head agile coach of Ericsson, Evelyn brings in years of coaching experience to the class, which helps the session to be more beneficial and practical.

Her training is well known as "two days of fantastic learning and great fun!"

Since 2009, Evelyn has been working as a full-time coach, helping different organizations to transform. What makes her workshop different is that she works on coaching organizations in-the-trenches, and she takes hands-on learning and experience into her training workshops. She has a solid track-record coaching organizations and teams with Agile and Scrum transformation, and she is an internationally known conference speaker and trainer on Scrum, leadership and coaching.

In the past decade, she has provided training and coaching support to companies in the sectors of finance, insurance, telecom, automotive, marketing, etc.

Additionally, she is an advisory board member of IEEE Software, where she focuses on Agile, Scrum, Scaling and DevOps.


Mishkin's Portrait

Mishkin Berteig

Canada's Best Known & Longest-Standing Certified Scrum Trainer®

Mishkin Berteig leads, mentors, trains and coaches teams and organizations, managers and executives; he relishes challenging teams to go beyond the status quo and attain high-performance.

Mishkin helps organizations become more effective by using methods such as Scrum, Extreme Programming, OpenAgile® and Lean. These methods present the best balance between chaos and bureaucracy; they allow human creativity and problem solving to flourish in the service of tangible corporate and organizational goals.

Mishkin has over 15 years of professional experience with Agile methods. Mishkin publishes articles and thoughts about agile on Agile Advice. Mishkin has trained people from Canada, the United States, India, China, the Middle East and Europe.

Mishkin Berteig is President and co-founder of BERTEIG.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course you will be able to:

  • - Prioritize multiple business initiatives from competing stakeholders as well as prioritizing user stories, technical debt and other PBIs.
  • - Define a clear product vision that ensures your product remains focused on the features your end users will actually use.
  • - Build better products that delight customers using Scrum and Agile.
  • - Communicate effectively with various stakeholder groups to achieve alignment.
  • - Identify the crucial opportunities the business needs to deliver now and avoid wasting time chasing the latest shiny object.
  • - Provide greater business value and increased productivity with good teamwork and adherence to Scrum values & Agile principles.
  • - Define and validate business value.
  • - Develop stakeholder buy-in through effective, focused meetings that encourage stakeholders to trust your decisions and judgment.
  • - Increase your credibility as a product expert and become recognized as a person who delivers real business results.


Ideal for those who want to:

  • - Focus on implementation: The A-CSPO program is designed to build on your foundational knowledge and enhance skills for the implementation of the Scrum Values within your company and teams.
  • - Distinguish themselves in the global marketplace: The A-CSPO certification provides an opportunity to stand out among the global Scrum community.
  • - Stand out in industry: As a member of the Scrum Alliance's globally recognized community, you can demonstrate your potential as a highly valued professional.



    1. Welcome & Introductions
    2. Performing the Product Owner Role
      • - Examining the Product Owner Role
      • - Working with; Users, Stakeholders, Development Teams and Multiple Agile Teams
    3. Purpose and Strategy
      • - Developing product vision and strategies
      • - Conducting advanced release planning
    4. Customer Research & Discovery
      • - Understanding customers
      • - Performing product discovery
      • - Combining Design Thinking with product development
      • - Performing Hypothesis Driven Portfolio Management and Development
      • - Utilizing concepts and tools such as Customer Journey Map and Personas
    5. Evaluative Experiments
      • - Inspecting and adapting the product
      • - Identifying and evaluating assumptions, and testing assumptions
    6. Product Backlog Management Techniques
      • - Maximizing outcomes and impact
      • - Measuring product value
      • - Ordering and refining items
    7. Graduation
      • - Certification
      • - Feedback forms and gifts

Additional Benefits

Planning Cards

All attendees receive as many decks of Estimation Cards as they want! You're guaranteed at least 1 deck but the instructor often brings extra. Each deck includes four sets, therefore most Scrum teams need 2 or 3 decks. Feel free to ask for as many decks as you need.

Agile Advice book cover

All attendees receive a free electronic copy of Mishkin Berteig's book "Agile Advice" which is a compilation of articles from the highly successful Blog of the same name. We offer this free book because we like to encourage continuous learning long after the two days of classroom time!

Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider


As Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance®, BERTEIG instructors regularly facilitate Certified Scrum training seminars. BERTEIG is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute: our Certified ScrumMaster® and Certified Scrum Product Owner® courses have been approved by the PMI as "Technical Education" PDUs | Details at CCRS.PMI.org.


This course is designed for those who care about the business success of their products and projects and want to take their organisation to the next level: product managers, project managers, business unit leaders and business analysts. Knowledge of Scrum is a requirement for attending this Learning Event (normally, CSM and CSPO).
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Toronto, Ontario 2018/09/25 $2,495.00 Register Now