Certified Scrum Product Owner
Mon Aug 29 and Tue Aug 30
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Workshop
Monday Aug 29 and Tuesday Aug 30
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Live Online
Support@Grow-Lean.com or +1.609.975.9294

Certified Scrum Product Owner



Date Monday Aug 29 to Tuesday Aug 30
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT) each day
Price $995 US
$595 US until 15 Jul
Trainer Arlen Bankston
Agile Coach & Trainer
Support Support@Grow-Lean.com
+1.609.975.9294
Virtual Live-Online delivery plus free virtual retake (within 120 days at same or lower rate).
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The Certified Scrum Product Owner®, a.k.a. the CSPO, was the world's fist agile certification for product development and is still the most popular. It covers Product Owner (PO) activities through the lens of the Scrum Framework focusing on the effectiveness paradigm where we discover what to build instead of delivering what was planned.

The session provides you the intellectual tools you need to ensure that we continually learn so we can deliver those items that are most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and create new learning. If you are product focused and want to expedite your journey towards evidence based product development, where data, not emotion, drives your decisions, take the Grow-Lean Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) session.

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Agile Trainer: Arlen Bankston

Lean/Agile Consulting/Training Partner
CST | CSP-SM | CSP-PO | CAL | A-CSM | CSM | A-CSPO | CSPO | LSS MB | SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5) |

Arlen Bankston was at the vanguard of the agile movement, beginning to practice within two years of the Agile Manifesto’s writing. He was among the first to explicitly blend lean systems thinking and user experience practices with agile software development practices. Arlen was one of the earliest Certified Scrum Trainers, exploring Lean, Six Sigma, BPM and other process management and systems thinking approaches to ensure that organizations took a holistic perspective beyond just the software. He became a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt while leading a Lean-Agile practice for six years, and was a successful entrepreneur helping to build and lead an Agile Consultancy. He is now working in concert with Grow-Lean LLC.

Arlen has worked across virtually every industry and enjoys a reputation as a thought leader and a dynamic, entertaining and practical trainer and presenter. He has trained and mentored thousands of ScrumMasters, Product Owners, team members and executives.

He has consulted and trained for hundreds of clients across every industry such as RBC, Monster, Marriott, NBC Universal, CNBC, NGA, Capital One, T. Rowe Price, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Armed Forces Benefits Association. Arlen wrote the book “HR and the Agile Organization” to describe how human resources departments can adapt to better support organizations that are trying to become more adaptive while improving employee engagement and retention along the way.

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Tim Fantone has a background as a Project Manager and knows that interest in agile and Scrum are growing. He decided to take a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) session with Grow-Lean to enhance his on the job performance.

Tim received a 94% on the certifying exam and recommends that others take a Grow-Lean CSM. He is considering additionalGrow-Lean sessions for himself.
Anna Sosnina attended an Advanced Certified Scrum Master as it was the next logical step in her career. She chose Grow-Lean as they have a great reputation in the agile world. She noted she was engaged in exercises probably 85% of the time and enjoyed the deep discussion in the break out rooms. She also had lots of fun.

She got actionable insights to apply immediately at work and has recommended the course to colleagues.
Lesley Nelson attended a Grow-Lean Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Session. She had been hearing more about Agile and took advantage of time at home during a shelter in place order. Leslie felt the trainers made it fun and easy to relate to.

Lesley does not have a ScrumMaster role, but identified actions that she implemented. She was grateful that there was a post class test prep session with the instructor to make passing the exam easy.

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Live Online Session

Trainer David Bulkin was very informative and kept everyone engaged.

May 31
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

The session was very interactive which helped keeping the group focused. The real life examples were of great value

May 31
Certified ScrumMaster
Lucia Garza
Live Online Session

It was very inspiring how the instructor embodied the agile approach.

May 31
Certified ScrumMaster
Merima Sejdija Pajko
Live Online Session

Awesome instructor. Great information provided and can be used in my everyday product owner role.

May 31
Certified Scrum Professional - Product Owner
Kevin Fullen
Live Online Session

The instructor gave very detailed instructions and amazing visual aids. Miro was great too.

May 25
Certified ScrumMaster
pilialoha benjamin
Live Online Session

I love how interactive the class was throughout the 2 day period. The instructor did a great job making sure that everyone understood the information before moving on to the next topic.

May 25
Certified ScrumMaster
Sherika Facey
Live Online Session

The topics were organized in a way that I could follow and understand. I like that there were slides to print and take notes on. Don did a great job at articulating each subject we needed to learn. He tried to mix the class up by adding break-out sessions, exercises, quizzes, etc. I feel very prepared to study and pass the CSM exam.

May 25
Certified ScrumMaster
Jodi Lombard
Live Online Session

The teaching method was very fun and interactive with classmates and lecturer. The lecture was very interesting and make me eager to listen. It was with real-time examples so we were able to understand better.

May 14
Certified ScrumMaster
Min Guo
Live Online Session

The class is packed with information and delivered in a fun and patient manner.

May 4
Certified ScrumMaster
Veronda Junious
Live Online Session

Team exercises throughout the session, to help us better understand the concepts

May 4
Certified ScrumMaster
Meghna Mathur
Live Online Session

I liked the whole class! I was transparent with some concerns regarding a specific section, & the instructor modified his presentations based on this feedback. Amazing to have a teacher respond & adapt so quickly!!

March 23
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

Don Patti is very knowledgeable of the subject matter and has a great deal of experience. The activities and teams break outs were very helpful as well as all the resources he provided to continue studying post class. I scored a 98 on the exam -- thank you :)

March 19
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

I have left with numerous valuable assets that I will apply immediately to my company and peers. How to better facilitate meetings, what powerful questions to ask and when to ask them, why cycle time is a valuable metric to use and so much more. Some online 2 or 3 day sessions could be stale and boring not so with Davids class. He kept a great pace and made it fun and very informative. I am grateful I took this class. I have left this class more confident knowing I’ll be able to take what I learned and apply it to my every day life and company.

January 13
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

Practical advice. Interactive activities using real world situations. Virtual course allowed me to save commuting time and interact with Scrum Masters from across the country.

December 13
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Shalynn Simatovich
Live Online Session

It was very interactive and easy to digest. As a new grad with no Agile and Product Owner experience, I must say David is an awesome teacher! He presented the material and used real-life situations. Hands-down 10/10 would recommend

December 11
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Mirabel Ehirim
Live Online Session

The way all the material was presented was a very fresh and interactive take which kept me really engaged. The instructor Arlen is fantastic and extremely knowledgeable on Scrum. He does a great job at providing real world experiences and making it relate to everyone else's. The pace and subjects covered is exactly what I was hoping for this class.

December 9
Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master
Steve Oldakowski
Live Online Session

The instructor was energetic and engaging, I was able to follow and participate in the sessions. I liked the instructor's method and sense of humor, and how he relates the material with real-life examples. This is a great course, and I plan to take the Advanced CSM.

December 9
Certified ScrumMaster
Maha Al-Shetihy
Live Online Session

It is clear David really cares about the questions and even example projects members of the class bring to him. He dives deep, gives suggestions, and asks questions because he is genuinely interested. He keeps training exciting and fun, while ensuring everyone is taking away new perspectives, tools, and knowledge.

November 8
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Rich Kierod
Live Online Session

David Bulkin did a great job conveying the information, and was able to relate it in terms of my current role (construction project manager). He was very energetic and kept the class engaged. He never read from the presentation slides, which was fantastic in explaining the material and keeping up my interest. I would definitely recommend David's class to a colleague.

October 14
Certified ScrumMaster
Dean Marraccini
Live Online Session

I like the real-world application/tangents. the interactiveness of the class was pretty good I liked the use of breakout rooms that was a nice way to speak with classmates.

October 11
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

It went well beyond teaching for passing a test. David cares that you walk away a deeper thinker than a robot who memorizes concepts for a cert. I liked that he pushed for understanding of the content rather than just reading slides. The class had great energy and interaction from all participants which I thought was well done for a zoom atmosphere. We were all engaged and somewhat entertained. David gets it and he knows how to present the information in a way that stimulates deep thought.

October 9
Certified ScrumMaster
Freeman Burns
Live Online Session

They instructor Donald Patti was clearly knowledgeable and experienced with the subject matter. He didn't hesitate to answer and engage with the class members. He also employed different methods for us to learn and an overall fun atmosphere.

September 25
Certified ScrumMaster
Rob Jowaisas
Live Online Session

Really liked the engaging, no nonsense teaching style. David effectively conveyed the scrum mindset and essential concepts. Through his course, guidance, and supporting materials, I was able to develop a much better understanding of scrum and the Scrum Master role and easily pass the CSM test.

September 9
Certified ScrumMaster
Nathanael Forsberg
Live Online Session

Prior to attending the session I had few limited, nearly zero knowledge amout Agile and Scrum. However, by the end of my session I had a thorough understanding on the subject. Not only did David Bulkin manage to cover all important aspects of Scrum within a short timespan of 13 hours, but the training itself was tailormade to allow me to grasp the entire concept of Scrum and Agile in a very practical sense. Since I was attending the session from outside U.S. I had to sit through until 3.00A.M. in the morning and not once was I finding it difficult or dull because he conducted the training in an extremely fun manner so I was energized throughout. It was a fun and insightful session! Davind Bulkin is an hilariously awesome trainer! & I will definitely attend more sessions conducted by him and Grow-Lean LLC!!!

August 26
Certified ScrumMaster
Ashani Rodrigo
Live Online Session

Prior to attending the session I had few limited, nearly zero knowledge amout Agile and Scrum. However, by the end of my session I had a thorough understanding on the subject. Not only did David Bulkin manage to cover all important aspects of Scrum within a short timespan of 13 hours, but the training itself was tailormade to allow me to grasp the entire concept of Scrum and Agile in a very practical sense. Since I was attending the session from outside U.S. I had to sit through until 3.00A.M. in the morning and not once was I finding it difficult or dull because he conducted the training in an extremely fun manner so I was energized throughout. It was a fun and insightful session! Davind Bulkin is an hilariously awesome trainer! & I will definitely attend more sessions conducted by him and Grow-Lean LLC!!!

August 26
Certified ScrumMaster
Ashani Rodrigo
Live Online Session

This teacher is amazing and very very knowledgeable and funny too. Throughout the training he was patient with us newbies and helped us along the way. Thank you to Don of GrowLean. I really appreciate you

August 14
Certified ScrumMaster
Cameron Duke
Live Online Session

Don was really good at presenting all the topics in SAFe. Liked Kahoot! Quizes and his patience in explaining all the topics in detail.

August 7
Leading SAFe 5
Mohan Velpuri
Live Online Session

The integration of the SAFe framework website with the instructors course material.

August 7
Leading SAFe 5
chris spears
Live Online Session

I didn't know what to expect because I had never before taken an online class. At no point did I feel disengaged or feel that I was in a virtual class. David Bulkin is a fantastic instructor, offering guidance and helpful hints, while agilely managing the chats. The course content was clear, concise, and comprehensible. The class was set up so that I was able to learn a lot in a short period of time. It provided information that was useful in the context as to how I will be using it. After taking this class, I now have a better understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies. This class more than met my expectations and is the reason why, I believe, I scored a 98% on the exam on my first attempt. I look forward to taking additional courses offered by Grow-Lean and hopefully with this instructor.

July 27
Certified ScrumMaster
Robert Perdue
Live Online Session

The instructor's enthusiasm and mixture of anecdotal and theory based teaching.

July 17
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

I enjoyed David's examples from his real-world experience and that he referred to class members to talk about specific applications of Agile that they've seen. The group was able to learn about applications of Scrum through each other's experience and see shades of different practices for unique needs at different companies. We also could learn about what others disliked, giving us something to think about as aspiring facilitators or eventual Scrum Masters.

July 6
Certified ScrumMaster
Jessica McClure
Live Online Session

The session was perfect, not boring, at a good pace, with good content, good discussion, and the application of and chance to share and evaluate real world experiences. This is the second course that I have taken with David Bulkin. He is a terrific instructor and the reason that I have and will continue to choose GL over the competition. Please continue to develop your process and offerings.

June 12
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
George Baker
Live Online Session

David's real world experience and the ability to discuss and share on attendee experience and help them understand how it applies to their workplace. Unlike other trainers who will focus on the theory, David provides real world examples and examples affecting himself and shares it with the class. Class engagement is top-tier, and people leave with a brightened sense of knowledge for Scrum.

May 13
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Amogh Patkar
Live Online Session

David Bulkin is an effective Scrum Trainer. He understands that new material is not immediately registered in the brain and so he repeats and asks questions in different ways just to get us thinking. I appreciate his methods. He is also energetic. The course materials were useful and I am of the impression that he gauges his sessions based on the experience of his audience which is good. I plan to do the A-CSM with him. Also, leading up to the session, attendees received loads of pre-class material such as test quizzes and other material to help understand Scrum. These were very valuable to me.

April 24
Certified ScrumMaster
Najma Gordon
Live Online Session

David knowledge and way of explaining and involving people. All practice exercises were very thoughtful and informative. I was able to fill lots of gaps in my understanding.

April 10
Certified ScrumMaster
Pankaj Goel
Live Online Session

David's training went beyond simply teaching us how to pass the certification exam. Using practical examples, breakout sessions, and a highly engaging teaching style, he helped us understand the "why" behind using Scrum. Many people get lost in the "how" and end up with a gutted implementation of the Agile methodology. Having completing this training, I'm much better positioned to encourage a lasting, effective implementation of Scrum in our organization.

March 16
Certified ScrumMaster
Jarrett Cross
Live Online Session

I found that having a trainer with tons of experience very valuable. He has trained over 425 times and you can tell he has perfected the way he trains in order to impact us as trainees giving us a better opportunity to retain the knowledge. He was very inclusive and had everyone involved. He was intentional in how he spoke and delivered the knowledge in class in order to keep us all engaged.

March 16
Certified ScrumMaster
Lanadja Dunson
Live Online Session

Talking about real world examples that match the topic, and the simulated PI.

February 27
Leading SAFe 5
Albert Bongiovi
Live Online Session

I really enjoyed the interactive, fun, hands-on virtual learning session with instructor, Donald Patti. Don has a wealth of knowledge and provided real world examples and activities to help solidify the course content. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting this certification. Don, thank you for being an excellent trainer!

February 6
Certified ScrumMaster
Ria Joseph
Live Online Session

I learnt so much from this course. Very interesting, fun, educational and hands on. The instructor definitely has a passion for teaching this course and it shows through his teaching style. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

February 2
Certified ScrumMaster
Roselyne Marete
Live Online Session

I liked how the instructor gave real world examples to help connect the information. I think he was thoughtful and well versed and felt confident in his ability to teach.

January 25
Certified ScrumMaster
Rachelle Peay
Live Online Session

The open communication and learning. Real world scenarios and exercises. Loved our break out sessions that we were able to work together with our fellow team members.

January 16
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Daina Caldwell
Live Online Session

I found the sessions to be very interesting and interactive. The instructor gave "real life" examples that I could understand contextually. The class material also provided helpful context which the instructor was able to build upon.

January 16
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Kathleen Phillips
Live Online Session

The content David provided is both valuable and applicable in a multitude of scenarios and settings. Each day, principles are taught that can be immediately applied in many different business cases.

January 11
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Robert Midiri
Live Online Session

Real world examples were incredibly helpful, and to actually build something was very useful as well. I appreciate the presenter's ability to adapt to his audience.

January 11
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Michael Manchester
Live Online Session

Excellent Company and Excellent Trainer. The class is very enjoyable because of David who has an excellent way of presenting and engaging the participants.

January 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Anum Saiyed
Live Online Session

I have been doing Scrum/XP/etc for 10+ years and although I am proficient at it and my team is doing well, I still found dozen different things that we can do and improve in our mindset and processes.

January 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Zemira Lalic
Live Online Session

This class was perhaps the best delivered course I have taken in my career. Mr. Bulkin was a master at presenting the material, including and engaging all of the class participants to ensure that learning was taking place, not merely knowing how to answer test questions. It was fun and interesting. Another notable observation - David Bulkin was available from the beginning of the class start all the way to the ending and beyond. I don't think he ever left his teaching post. We were able to ask questions and clarifications during all of the breaks and even after the close of the day. I am HAPPY to recommend Grow-Lean and specifically Mr. David Bulkin for any class course they offer!

December 17
Certified ScrumMaster
Stanley Melling
Live Online Session

David was dynamic, engaging, knowledgeable and funny. He certainly knew the material and provided exercises and real-world examples to drive home the key points. The pre-readings and quizzes were a great way to get an introduction to the course and to get the basics down. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting this certification.

December 17
Certified ScrumMaster
Rachel Resnick
Live Online Session

David is an exceptional teacher: knowledgeable, prepared, thorough; skilled at explaining abstract concepts articulately and challenging his students to think differently. The class was a great balance of engaging lectures and hands-on group work. I don't care who you are, if you take this class you are going to walk away having learned something new that can be applied to your work and life.

December 14
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Tabitha Frahm
Live Online Session

Our instructor did a great job building rapport on both days. The real life applications of being show the tools and driving growth by stumbling on how to best use the tools for our given circumstance.

December 14
Certified Scrum Product Owner
David Hernandez
Live Online Session

Trained resources like me who actually had zero background in Scrum. David knows how to engage resources and his trainings are extremely good and thorough. I completed my certification successfully with 96% due to his awesome training.

December 5
Certified ScrumMaster
Sayanti Pal
Live Online Session

The level of engagement provided in the sessions.

November 14
Certified ScrumMaster
Aya Heshmat
Live Online Session

David’s industry knowledge blended with his Agile acumen and teaching style made it a phenomenal learning experience.

November 14
Certified ScrumMaster
Bishop Curry
Live Online Session

Real life examples were mentioned during the course relevant to the topic which helped to relate to the Agile topic.

November 12
Certified ScrumMaster
Aparna Kuttuva
Live Online Session

Went far beyond just the leaning objectives of the Scrum Master role by demonstrating principles and philosophies that every good employee should consider in our business world today. Being able to relate and apply to so many people's own experiences in their roles/teams and giving suggestions.

November 12
Certified ScrumMaster
Steve Oldakowski
Live Online Session

The general discussions and some of the real-life examples of the topics.

November 12
Certified ScrumMaster
Gregory Klein
Live Online Session

I really enjoyed the interactive activities throughout the session - these were helpful for learning and helped us apply concepts immediately. Also, I passed my exam tonight!

October 24
Certified ScrumMaster
Kathleen Curry
Live Online Session

I found the real life scenarios discussed in the class to be extremely helpful and will definitely put them to use in my day to day.

October 12
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Daniel Dennis
Live Online Session

Real life examples, repetition of important subjects, open discussion rather than lecture all the way through.

September 26
Certified ScrumMaster
Jason Koelle
Live Online Session

It was the right pace and the training materials provided ahead were for instrumental.

September 19
Certified ScrumMaster
Lisa Roy
Live Online Session

Very knowledgeable Instructor, was able to make the class comfortable and provided tons of scenario to help better understand. Great class and I look forward to training with him again.

September 19
Certified ScrumMaster
Michael Diaz
Live Online Session

How interactive and organized it was. I enjoyed a lot the "workshop" feeling even when being an online course.

September 17
Certified ScrumMaster
Viviana Murillo Cordoba
Live Online Session

I found that the information regarding Scrum and the instructor's use of real life experiences / examples were extremely valuable.

September 10
Certified ScrumMaster
Sarah A. Boone
Live Online Session

I really enjoyed David's energy and subject knowledge throughout the two day session. He was always willing to work through lunch or after class in order to go over anything that was unclear. I also found that the practice tests that were provided truly helped me to pass the CSM Exam. Lastly, even though the class was virtual, it still felt that we were all together in once class room. The breakout rooms gave the students an opportunity to meet one another and collaborate on the answers to the questions.

September 10
Certified ScrumMaster
Ryan Sonsini
Live Online Session

The instructor has the ability to show contents in different ways and make the class fun. Also, the content represents in the way that are useful in real world and more practical than theories. The interactions between students are great.

September 10
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

One of the best video share sessions I've been in post-virus. David did a great job of keeping the class engaged, and clearly values teaching methodology as much as he values Scrum and Agile. Information and discussion provided the opportunity to discuss real world examples and experiences. Interaction and learning tools covered a surprisingly wide range of technologies, several of which I hadn't seen before or been aware of, I got some bonus inspiration for how to engage with stakeholders during online sessions!

August 6
Certified ScrumMaster
Sara Peters
Live Online Session

Even though we were in a virtual environment the small class size allowed us to be interactive, ask questions and participate in activities we would have done in an in-person class setting.

August 6
SAFe 5 ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

The class definitely went well beyond the Scrum Guide which was a good thing. I was very much prepared for the exam. I learned quite a bit that will be useful to take back to my organization.

August 6
Certified ScrumMaster
Kathleen Mullen
Live Online Session

The exercises where good ... Loved the MIRO board and the ability to collaborate with others on that.

August 1
Leading SAFe 5
Live Online Session

With right tools in place ( Zoom, Miro, kahoot) I didn't feel that its virtual session. Team members as well as Donald made it interactive and informative.

August 1
Leading SAFe 5
Raja Kathirvel
Live Online Session

Don was a great instructor and kept things lively and engaging. The course content and presentation were also top notch.

July 29
Leading SAFe 5
Andrew Carlson
Live Online Session

David made the entire virtual session entertaining. In addition to achieving a solid understanding of the Scrum framework we participated in many thought provoking exercises skirting the fringe of the framework. It makes sense to follow the framework in an attempt to achieve the common goal while continually improving the process and simultaneously providing flexibility to adapt to change and uncertainty. The strong emphasis on collaboration and transparency within a team promote self-examination and a realization that we can all do better.

July 23
Certified ScrumMaster
Kerry Shuey
Live Online Session

I liked relearning skills I've forgotton over the last four years. The information has helped me to apply to my current position.

July 16
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Deborah Busch
Live Online Session

David was great! He is friendly, came prepared, and was very comfortable with the material which allowed him to make the class much more conversational than just a subject matter expert at the front while we all watch quietly. David encouraged us to ask questions at any time along the way and this opened up to allow us to bring our experience into the training. I am sure that makes it more interesting for him but it also lets us all bond with each other along the way and hear varying points of view while learning the material. Thank you for a great class experience!

July 13
Certified ScrumMaster
Chris Duffy
Live Online Session

I highly recommend David's Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training. It was immediately evident David knew his stuff and was bringing his real-world experience to the class. If you have concerns about dull virtual courses, you won't find that here. It was very engaging with lots of hands-on activities, leaving me sure that I could immediately apply what I had learned. I would, without a doubt, take other courses from David.

July 9
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Tracie Johnson
Live Online Session

Excellent real world examples of how to apply learning. Great brainstorming sessions and overview of good practices

July 9
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Susan Marangos
Live Online Session

The course coalesced years of experience in working with agile projects in one form or another and the best experiences of my career into a role that fits me like second nature, a CSM. The instructor was the most valuable part of the course. Educators with hands on experience are the ones I seek out. David Bulkin is a great asset for Grow Lean. Get more like him.

July 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Mark Hudak
Live Online Session

David was terrific! He kept everyone engaged and involved the entire time! We covered everything multiple times in such a way that it reinforced the learning early and often.

July 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Elizabeth Pimper
Live Online Session

Given the fact that the sessions were in a virtual mode, the content was easy to follow as the instructor did a fabulous job in setting the learning framework and provided some fun along the way. The repetition in presenting the learning content was very good.

July 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Martin Toye
Live Online Session

What I found most valuable about this session was the ability to freely discuss and ask questions without being held to a strict timeline or Q/A time-box. Learning from the other students and the instructor about real-life Scrum practices, is what helped me be able to connect the dots around how Scrum can be applied in any organization to any problem. David was amazing at fostering an open and collaborative environment which made the class super enjoyable.

July 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Ericka Fisher
Live Online Session

Both sessions were excellent! They were casual, interactive and kept the entire class engaged. I appreciated the literature provided to be read in preparation for the class. The post-training test prep was fun and helpful. David is an excellent instructor, and created an environment that was comfortable and encouraged questions and discussions.

June 27
Certified ScrumMaster
Sheryl Porter
Live Online Session

David has an extreme mastery of all of the covered topics and also an impressive lineage within the world of agile. With that said he remains humble and relatable. David is also able to present the material in a way that is both entertaining and helps with retention.

June 24
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Adam Berr
Live Online Session

The A-CSM session helped me refresh the mechanics of CSM that I took one year ago, and go much more in depth. It added more to it: the agile framework, that was only introduced at the CSM, here was one of the key sections we went through. I also found Active listening and facilitating, Agile coaching, Problems solving and Grow beyond conflict extremely helpful. We had plenty of sessions where the team shared experiences and worked together on areas of personal improvements. Truly recommended to all those who really want to build up on CSM and really go beyond it

June 24
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Francesco Lamberti
Live Online Session

David Bulkin took what could have seemed like a very long 2-day virtual course and made it engaging and interesting and fun. Technology was well deployed to aide in the remote learning. David is an enthusiastic instructor who managed to elicit active participation from everyone in the class, even those like myself who are generally more comfortable observing in the background. I would definitely take another class with David Bulkin and would highly recommend his Advanced CSM course to others.

June 24
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Steven Lewis
Live Online Session

It has been eight years since I took the CSM course and this was a great way to not only refresh my Scrum skills but to dive deeper into the mechanics. David is very knowledgeable and even though we were virtual (due to covid19) we had many break out sessions where we could collaborate and share real world Scrum scenarios. I will be implementing the Powerful Questions and using what I learned in the Growing Beyond Conflict sections.

June 24
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Jami Dolezal
Live Online Session

I really liked the virtual CSM training training because David and Don have tremendous "real world" experience they impart as part of the curriculum, their ability to strike the appropriate balance between teaching and incorporating interactive learning sessions, and their ability to facilitate discussion with the session attendees with some humor.

June 22
Certified ScrumMaster
Molly Janiczek
Live Online Session

Energetic, Interactive, and material is explained really well. David engages with students, listens and answers questions and is available in, and after, class. Very well taught course.

June 22
Certified ScrumMaster
Donika Elezaj
Live Online Session

The CSPO certification online session was precise and concise, and delivered exactly what needed to be delivered in time. David was receptive and responsive to everyone's questions and ideas, and kept the session very interesting. David kept the team motivated and engrossing throughout the whole online session.

June 20
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Live Online Session

David is full of energy and there is no real dull moments during the class. I appreciate the real world examples and working in teams to better understand the methodology.

June 20
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Mark Schaffer
Live Online Session

I loved the approach to describing PO roles and responsibilities. The class was extremely interactive, David was extremely knowledgeable, and I feel great about my introduction to the PO space.

June 20
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Alex Henry
Live Online Session

Going into two full day classes, I was a little concerned about my attention span but David kept the class very engaging and interactive. We covered a lot of ground in two days discussing various topics. It was a good mix of lecture and hands on exercises, which were fun and thought provoking. David has a good sense of humor that makes the class more interesting.

June 20
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Harsha Konreddy
Live Online Session

The class was interactive, there was something to learn from each section. David is a great facilitator

June 20
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Abimbola Oyekanmi
Live Online Session

I appreciate the candor and real world practical realities of the project space as shared by the instructor rather than sticking to closely to boilerplate material. The instructor prepares you for the CSM exam, but goes above and beyond to ensure you take a way useful skills and knowledge to further develop your acumen and maturity in dealing with complex people/process situations. Likewise, the humor and atmosphere created by the instructor opened up the rest of the class to encourage participation, comfort and a friendly environment.

June 13
Certified ScrumMaster
Spirangelos Antipas
Live Online Session

The instructor was well versed in Scrum and provided opportunities for clarifying questions and went beyond theories to tie instruction to real world scenarios. He was able to probe the team to think outside the box. As a first time Scrum class attendee, I am glad I took this class from this instructor. He was engaging, accommodating, did not use empty fillers to kill time. Every minutes of the class was very productive. The Online experience was no different than the class room experience.

June 13
Certified ScrumMaster
Dr. Dickson Jesuorobo
Live Online Session

David did a great job of keeping the content interesting and helping a fully remote class feel connected and engaged. The course provided the content review required to comfortably pass the exam but also extended the course value well beyond just "exam prep" by relating content to real-world experiences. I plan to come back to Grow-Lean LLC for additional certifications in the ScrumMaster line in the future.

June 13
Certified ScrumMaster
Elizabeth Morin-Kensicki
Live Online Session

As someone coming in with limited Agile process background, David did a great job providing a strong framework and foundation for "what" the Agile process is and "what" the role of the product owner is, while also provide the "why". He blended real world experience, story telling with the fundamentals to provide an easy to consume 2 days of training. I definitely feel like it was two days well spent.

June 11
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Joseph Sullivan
Live Online Session

I like Davids's training style, very energetic. His high energy kept me engaged. I always felt like school wasn't for me and there was no way I could sit in a class or virtual class, and be fully captivated. That changed one I took this training, so much that I'm looking to get more. I think it was overall great and well rounded, with the jokes, teaching style, and everything. David is a very personable guy and I believe comfortability is key. Furthermore, I will be looking for more certification training to take with him.

June 9
Certified ScrumMaster
Kahlil Smith
Live Online Session

Real world application and scenarios, fun dialogue, and an expert trainer who has been there, done that. Dave Bulkin clearly cares about the learning experience, ensuring the students learn the material, and is very passionate about Agile.

June 9
Certified ScrumMaster
Cameron Nokes
Live Online Session

Great content and flow. I really enjoyed the breakout rooms and the ability to learn from others and their experience of scrum in their organizations and apply that experience to practical exercises we completed together. I was hesitant to join a virtual session but the interactivity exceeded my expectations! It was nice getting to interact in a small (less than 10 people), open session that allowed for great collaboration.

June 6
Certified ScrumMaster
Victoria Ziegler

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Grow-Lean doesn't like to inconvenience students so we cancel classes as a last resort, providing advance notice when we have to. We ask for a similar commitment from attendees

Grow-Lean has established policies around situations where you as an attendee, or Grow-Lean as a host, must cancel or reschedule. Grow-Lean's policies are significantly more consumer-friendly than most other training providers. We do this because we realize that unforeseen things happen, but we ask that you be thoughtful about canceling late so we can continue to put our customers first.

By registering yourself or others for the session, or by being a registrant, you agree to the policies below. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Cancellations

Cancellation requests received at least sixteen (16) days prior to the event will receive a 100% refund minus a 5% credit card processing fee.

Cancellation requests received fifteen (15) to eight (8) days prior to the event will receive a 100% refund minus a 5% credit card processing fee and a $125 late cancellation fee.

Cancellation requests received seven (7) or less days prior to the event will receive a credit equal to 50% of the amount paid that can be applied to any future event that the registrant will take in the next twelve months.

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Live Online Training



After you register we will provide instruction to prepare you for the session, including information on how to work with our team to ensure that your technology is configured for the event. If you have problems, no worries, unlike most training companies our team has over a decade of experience delivering online, and we are ready, willing and able to help you setup prior to the event.

Preparation Checklist

Follow the checklist below to ensure you have what you need. Have problems; no worries, we will assist you with the technical setup and we will get with you, prior to the training, to make sure you are ready.

  • Computer with a webcam: The vast majority of laptop have integrated webcams. If you don't have that, we will help you setup your phone as a webcam.
  • A working headset or speaker plus microphone: Many people use their smartphone ear-buds.
  • Zoom Client: Download the Zoom client at, https://zoom.us/download. After the download, install it.
  • Access to Google Docs. Test your access at https://drive.google.com/. If you don't have Google Docs access we will work with you to ensure your training quality.
  • A location from which to participate: Ideally this location will have good lighting and be relatively quiet.
  • Training Material: After registration you will get a link download course material. You can print this material, or view it online.
  • Getting into the Session: After registration you will provided information on getting into the session.

What is the Class Like

Worried that an online training won't be engaging? Think again, our training events have numerous interactive elements including games, exercises and group breakouts. In a breakout, you are in a virtual room with a small number (usually three to six) of other class participants. When you are breakout room, you and the other members are separated from the rest of the class.

  • Breakout Discussions: Each session varies a bit, but you will generally be in a breakout discussion, with a small group of participants, 10 times a day or more. The breakout provide an opportunity for intense, small group discussion. Ideas are then shared with the entire class.
  • Exercises: We have numerous exercises tuned for virtual delivery. These are delivered across the class as a whole and in breakout groups.
  • Games: Yes, actual games, where people laugh and have fun; serious fun, that increase retention and learning.


Arlen Bankston, Agile Trainer

Lean/Agile Consulting/Training Partner
CST | CSP-SM | CSP-PO | CAL | A-CSM | CSM | A-CSPO | CSPO | LSS MB | SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5) |

Arlen Bankston was at the vanguard of the agile movement, beginning to practice within two years of the Agile Manifesto’s writing. He was among the first to explicitly blend lean systems thinking and user experience practices with agile software development practices. Arlen was one of the earliest Certified Scrum Trainers, exploring Lean, Six Sigma, BPM and other process management and systems thinking approaches to ensure that organizations took a holistic perspective beyond just the software. He became a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt while leading a Lean-Agile practice for six years, and was a successful entrepreneur helping to build and lead an Agile Consultancy. He is now working in concert with Grow-Lean LLC.

Arlen has worked across virtually every industry and enjoys a reputation as a thought leader and a dynamic, entertaining and practical trainer and presenter. He has trained and mentored thousands of ScrumMasters, Product Owners, team members and executives.

He has consulted and trained for hundreds of clients across every industry such as RBC, Monster, Marriott, NBC Universal, CNBC, NGA, Capital One, T. Rowe Price, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Armed Forces Benefits Association. Arlen wrote the book “HR and the Agile Organization” to describe how human resources departments can adapt to better support organizations that are trying to become more adaptive while improving employee engagement and retention along the way.

Details

The Basics of CSPO

Participate in an in-depth, hands-on, workshop. Take product development scenarios, that you select, from position statement to concrete test scenarios. Along the way learn about the Lean Canvas, Story Mapping, Story Writing, and other conceptual tools that all Product Owners should know.

This workshop is useful for those involved in product development across experience levels. The session is practical and hands-on but will cause you to think different. The workshop of lots of hands-on work, so you get to practice what you are learning.

Why would you take our session?

  1. Separate myth from fact. For example not all stories should be in "As a..., I want to..., So that" format.
  2. Go deep into actual product development techniques instead of rehashing what is covered in a Scrum Master session.
  3. Use product development scenarios that you and your classmates choose, to practice your PO skills, so you are leave ready to apply what you learned.
  4. Enjoy variety and fun. Yes, you laugh and enjoy the session while learning!

Job Prospects for Product Owners / Managers

Product Owners jobs are growing and the salaries are generous

Companies with Top Product Owner Salaries

Product Owner Title Variations

Countries with Top Product Owner Salaries

Frequently Asked Questions About Product Owner Salaries

What is the difference between Product Owner and Product Manager and how does that impact salary?
Terminology varies widely. In some organizations, a Product Manager may be more senior than a Product Owner and thus earn more. In other organizations, especially those who have adopted agile, there may only be a Product Owner. To complicate matters even more, the terms are Product Manager and Product Owner are often synonyms, meaning different words, same thing.

Glad we could clear that up : )
Will taking the class get me a job as a Product Owner?
Taking this class will not guarantee you a position, but it will increase the probability of getting an interview.

Our sessions provide you both a conceptual understanding as well as practical take-aways as our trainers have deep experience in the field. The probability of receiving a job offer depends on your background and willingness to continue to work hard outside of the class room.
These salaries seem high, are they achievable for me?
The sample salaries across companies were obtained from Indeed.com on 29-May-2022. Many Product Owners work in Information Technology (IT) and IT jobs are generally well compensated. Realistically you should not expect to start at the high end of the range unless you have deep, salient experience and knowledge.

Top Benefits Afforded to Product Owners

  • 401(k) with match
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
PO Benefits and High Compensation Companies from https://www.indeed.com/career/product-owner/salaries?from=top_sb#common-benefits

Certification Information

Become a CSPO

  • No additional charge to become certified.
  • No exam required at present, exam expected to be required in the future.
  • Must attend a minimum of 14 hours class time to become certified.
  • Two years Scrum Alliance Membership included.

Certified Scrum Product Owner Journey

Steps to Improve Your Career with a Certified Scrum Product Owner Certification

  1. Choose a trainer has actual deep experience as a PO. Arlen and David both have significant experience in product development.
  2. Register for the session with a reputable company; choose Grow-Lean.
  3. Use our pre-reads and practice quizzes to prepare.
  4. Attend a lively, Powerpoint free, hands on session.
  5. Login from the link sent in the email.
  6. Accept your license with Scrum Alliance.
  7. Experience career growth.

Start Your CSPO Journey

Continue Your Journey With Grow-Lean

Scrum Alliance® CSPO Sessions can only be delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Becoming a CST is difficult and there are less than 300 CSTs world-wide, so companies often use CSTs associated with multiple organizations. We have in-house CST capability so our trainers have been further vetted.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Provider. In addition to the CSPO we are authorized to deliver advanced courses including the Advanced CSPO (A-CSPO), and the Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner (CSP-PO). So, you can start and stay with Grow-Lean.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP), meaning that we can list and deliver continuing education classes that earn you Scrum Education Units® (SEUs).

Pre-Class Reading and Videos

Maximize your learning with preparation

Pre-reading for the your Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner training.
If you have time prior to the session, you can benefit by by clicking here to check free reading material and videos.
  • Start with a short read, the Agile Manifesto and the principles behind it.
  • Spend a bit more time reading the Scrum Guide. It is thirteen light pages.
  • Have some more time, watch the Scrum Alliance videos.
  • Even more time, check the Certified Scrum Product Owner specific material (also specified on the same page).

Everything Included

No Nasty Surprises!

Be careful of the company you pick. With Grow-Lean everything is covered including the certification fees, five practice exams a free class retake (within 120 days), 1-on-1 time with your trainers and you receive additional discounts off of your next session, including the Advanced Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO).

There are no surprise costs when you register or accept your license and we have a user friendly transfer and cancellation policy.

What You Learn...

Lessons From the CSPO

Be an effective PO by improving outcomes.

  • Novice PO: elicit and gather requirements to build.
  • Good PO: goes a bit further to prioritize and refine requirements.
  • Effective PO: Lead your team through learning loops discovering what to build instead building to spec.

As an effective PO, you determine...

  • Why: clarify the vision and measurable goals
  • What: collaboratively and iteratively define the functionality.
  • When: prioritize on value (business, users, learning).
  • Done: determine when stories, features and releases are done.

As an effective PO, you create short cycles where items most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning are built and rapidly and released. This....

  • To generate learnings which guides the next loop.
  • Allowing for adjustments of plan based on the learnings.
  • Thus maximizing value by increasing the probability of long term success even in the face of short term setbacks.

What You Earn

Takeaways from our CSPO

By taking the session you earn the chance to become a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) as long as you actively participate.

The certification will differentiate you, but more importantly the deep learning will allow you to interview with confidence and apply evidence based product management approaches in the workplace.

Practice Quizzes?

There is no exam, but the quizzes reinforce learnings

There is no exam for your certification, but you can still get significant benefit from our practice quizzes as they help ensure you know the basics so your classroom experience can focus on the big picture.

  • The practice quizzes are active learning that increases retention.
  • They apply what cognitive science calls retrieval practice.
  • Retrieval practice makes learning challenging which helps you remember the material.

If you have time prior to the session use them as a refresher. Or perhaps, during the session you notice some weak spots and review the quizzes post class to fill in the knowledge gaps.

Immersive Classroom Experience

Virtual technologies and interactive approaches to keep it fun

We use technologies including Miro, Mural, Google Slides, Google Jam Boards and others to create an interactive training experience.

You use these technologies in breakout rooms with class peers, learning Scrum and Agile hands on.

Why Choose Grow-Lean

Longest tenured trainers, smaller classes and higher quality

  • Small group of elite, experienced, longest tenured, agile trainers.
  • Fair pricing, high quality.
  • Caring customer support before and after training.
  • Delivery focused get what you pay for.
  • Everything is included. Don't get surprised by hidden fees!
  • Trainers are actual practitioners. Don't trust talking heads!
  • Training material and approaches vetted by experts.
  • High quality, real, interactive training.

Session Schedule

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)


Certified Scrum Product Owner

Thu, 7 Jul to Fri, 8 Jul
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$995 US $695 US until 1 Jul
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Certified Scrum Product Owner

Sat, 16 Jul to Sun, 17 Jul
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$995 US $695 US until 1 Jul
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Certified Scrum Product Owner

Wed, 27 Jul to Thu, 28 Jul
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$995 US $595 US until 1 Jul
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Certified Scrum Product Owner

Wed, 10 Aug to Thu, 11 Aug
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$995 US $595 US until 15 Jul
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Certified Scrum Product Owner

Sat, 13 Aug to Sun, 14 Aug
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$995 US $595 US until 15 Jul
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Certified Scrum Product Owner

Wed, 24 Aug to Thu, 25 Aug
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$995 US $595 US until 22 Jul
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Certified Scrum Product Owner

Mon, 29 Aug to Tue, 30 Aug
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Arlen Bankston

$995 US $595 US until 15 Jul

Date & Time Trainer / Logistics Price / Discount Details / Register
Thu, 7 Jul
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Fri, 8 Jul
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$995 US $695 US until 1 Jul
Sat, 16 Jul
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 17 Jul
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$995 US $695 US until 1 Jul
Wed, 27 Jul
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 28 Jul
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$995 US $595 US until 1 Jul
Wed, 10 Aug
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 11 Aug
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$995 US $595 US until 15 Jul
Sat, 13 Aug
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 14 Aug
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$995 US $595 US until 15 Jul
Wed, 24 Aug
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 25 Aug
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$995 US $595 US until 22 Jul
Mon, 29 Aug
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Tue, 30 Aug
5:30 PM (EDT)
Arlen Bankston
Online : 2 days
$995 US $595 US until 15 Jul