Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner

Designed exclusively for individuals who hold certification as Scrum Product Owner, the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) training is the next step for professionals deeply rooted in Agile and Scrum methodologies. This course is meticulously crafted to empower you in fostering stronger collaborations with your product owner role and your Agile team. The primary objective is to collectively develop products that not only align with but also earn approval from your customers.

The A-CSPO Certification training provides a platform for professionals to focus on enriching their current skill set and equipping themselves with the specialized knowledge required to instigate positive transformations within their organization's Agile ecosystem.

Learners who have completed the Certified Advanced Scrum Master, Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified Agile Scaling Practitioner 1 will be awarded with a Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Practitioner by SUTD.

Course Details

Course Dates: 
9 - 10 September 2024


Closing date: 16 August 2024

Course Dates: 
11 - 12 November 2024


Closing date: 18 October 2024

2 days, 9.00am - 5.00pm (Virtual)


Who Should Attend

  • Product Owners and Product Managers
  • Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters
  • Executives and Managers supporting Agile transformations
  • Project Managers and Team Leads transitioning to Agile

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Diploma/GCE A Level or relevant work experience
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner issued by Scrum Alliance

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to / can expect to: 

  • Deepen product ownership skills, including backlog management and stakeholder collaboration.
  • Enhance agile leadership abilities to empower teams and drive value-driven development.
  • Optimize value delivery through advanced prioritization and data-driven decision-making.
  • Facilitate effective stakeholder engagement and alignment with business objectives.
  • Lead agile practices to drive continuous improvement and successful product delivery
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 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 Owner
  • How to 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
  • Organization change & impact
  • Assessment - 20 MCQ (Virtual)
  • No Scrum Alliance exam

By successfully finishing this course in tandem with the Advanced Certified Scrum Master and Certified Agile Scaling Practitioner 1 programs, you set the stage for acquiring the esteemed Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Practitioner from SUTD. This thorough certificate signifies your mastery as a project and product practitioner within Agile settings.

This Certification is awarded by: 

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay

The above module fee payable is inclusive of 9% GST.



Suresh Konduru
Founder, Entreprise Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®)
Suresh Konduru has 25 years of experience in the IT industry, extensively in Agile Transformation, Agile Consulting, Agile Coaching, Scrum Training, Product Development, Delivery Management, Program Management, and Project Management for Global Fortune 500 customers. He specializes in "Training Scrum from the Back of the Room" based on brain science learning.

Suresh delivered more than 500 workshops on Agile, Scrum, Scrum Master, and 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 seamlessly taking over from long-standing partners. 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.



Gaurav Rastogi 
Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) & Enterprise Agile Coach

Gaurav is an experienced IT professional for 20+ years helping enterprise teams transform into Agile mind-set, create innovative culture and feel empowered. Gaurav holds specialisation in Agile, Scrum implementation & training. For the past 10 years, he has facilitated several Agile workshops, innovation games and has trained 1,000’s of professionals in these areas. Gaurav is also the co-creator of Leadership coaching model and a frequent speaker at global and regional Agile & Scrum conferences. In his coaching assignments & workshops, he has engaged with global banks, asset management companies, technology firms, telecom giants and several start-ups across the globe. He has also conducted public trainings for the employees of large organizations.

Industry Credentials:

  • SAFe® Program Consultant & Trainer
  • Certified IC Agile Team Facilitator Trainer
  • Certified IC Agile Coach Trainer
  • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • Certified Scrum Professional – Scrum Master
  • Certified Scrum Professional - Product Owner
  • Certified EXIN DevOps Master

Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

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 to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% 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 programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

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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 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

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The Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme to help pay for the post-secondary education of Singaporeans.

This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families in investing in the future education of their children and to prepare them for the economy of the future. PSEA is not a bank account.

It is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is opened automatically for all eligible Singaporeans.

Account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings’ approved fees and charges for approved programs conducted by approved institutions.

However, you will have to check your eligibility and balance by contacting MOE first.

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