Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Workshop
Monday Dec 6 and Tuesday Dec 7 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Certified ScrumMaster



Date: Monday Dec 6 to Tuesday Dec 7
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EST) each day
Trainer: David Bulkin
Support: Support@Grow-Lean.com
+1.609.975.9294
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Includes a free virtual retake of the same class, at the same or lower rate, if used within 120 days of the class date.
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The Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Certification was the first, and is still the most respected certification in the Agile Community. It is the starting point on a journey to agility or a reflection point for experienced practitioners. Grow-Lean’s CSM is a reality based, fun, interactive, hands-on, workshop.

After the session we pay for, and register you, with the Scrum Alliance. You can take the exam immediately after the class or you can wait. You take it from any computer/smartphone with Internet access.

After passing the exam you are a Certified ScrumMaster. More importantly you will better position to grow Agile in your organization and advance your career.

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Agile Trainer: David Bulkin

Managing Director, Grow-Lean LLC
Scrum Alliance: CST, CSP SM, CSP PO, CAL 1; SAFe SPC, PMI: PMI-ACP

David Bulkin is a managing director and head of training services at Grow-Lean. He delivers the CSM, A-CSM and CSPO courses. He certified over 10,000 students with the Scrum Alliance. Unlike most trainers David continues to build systems as a team member, doing hands on work like designing, coding, testing, etc. His commitment to training others, combined with his continued work as a team member, positions him to deliver a classroom experience that will boost your career.

David's thought leadership in 2009 on progressive elaboration for agile requirements, influenced what is now known as refinement (entering Scrum in 2011). David has successfully applied agile to manufacturing, marketing, sales, finance, and other areas outside of IT. He was an independent reviewer of the original PMI-ACP body of knowledge that fed the creation of the PMI-ACP Exam and has worked on the exam questions for the Certified Scrum Master Exam. David’s broad background ensures you are getting up to date ideas to apply in your workplace.

David has 37 years of work experience, making him an old guy, but no worries, he has high energy and is up to date on modern technologies. David has been applying agile since he got his start in 2001 at JP Morgan Chase where Kent Beck, The Father of Extreme Programming (XP), and perhaps also Agile, was his coach. Via DevOps, XP techniques are growing in popularity today; David is in a good position to help you learn them.

As a hands-on practitioner David has had many roles including Project Manager, Coder, Tester, Business Analyst, Product Manager, Product Owner, and Scrum Master. David continues to build things, including the software serving up this web page, so, if it is broken, contact him.

By continuing to work on actual projects and product development, David stays practical and level headed. He brings an understanding of your needs into the classroom so you benefit from his experience.


A Bit About David From David

Hi,

I live on the East Coast of the US close to New Jersey and Philadelphia. I have one wife, two kids, and a cat. My older daughter is a in college, living away from home for the first time. My other daughter is high school. Like many, our family got a pet, in our case, a rescue cat, early in the pandemic. I miss being in session with students, but it has been nice to see my wife, kids and the cat!

I am known for high energy and keeping it fun, and personal, so, if you attend a session with me, you won't be bored.

Recent Testimonials

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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.

11/8/2021
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.

10/14/2021
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.

10/11/2021
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.

10/9/2021
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.

9/25/2021
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.

9/9/2021
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!!!

8/26/2021
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!!!

8/26/2021
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

8/14/2021
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.

8/7/2021
Leading SAFe 5
Mohan Velpuri
Live Online Session

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

8/7/2021
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.

7/27/2021
Certified ScrumMaster
Robert Perdue
Live Online Session

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

7/17/2021
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.

7/6/2021
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.

6/12/2021
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.

5/13/2021
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.

4/24/2021
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.

4/10/2021
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.

3/16/2021
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.

3/16/2021
Certified ScrumMaster
Lanadja Dunson
Live Online Session

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

2/27/2021
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!

2/6/2021
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!

2/2/2021
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.

1/25/2021
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.

1/16/2021
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.

1/16/2021
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.

1/11/2021
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.

1/11/2021
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.

1/7/2021
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.

1/7/2021
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!

12/17/2020
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.

12/17/2020
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.

12/14/2020
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.

12/14/2020
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.

12/5/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Sayanti Pal
Live Online Session

The level of engagement provided in the sessions.

11/14/2020
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.

11/14/2020
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.

11/12/2020
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.

11/12/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Steve Oldakowski
Live Online Session

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

11/12/2020
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!

10/24/2020
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.

10/12/2020
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Daniel Dennis
Live Online Session

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

9/26/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Jason Koelle
Live Online Session

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

9/19/2020
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.

9/19/2020
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.

9/17/2020
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.

9/10/2020
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.

9/10/2020
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.

9/10/2020
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!

8/6/2020
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.

8/6/2020
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.

8/6/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Kathleen Mullen
Live Online Session

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

8/1/2020
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.

8/1/2020
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.

7/29/2020
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.

7/23/2020
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.

7/16/2020
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!

7/13/2020
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.

7/9/2020
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

7/9/2020
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.

7/7/2020
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.

7/7/2020
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.

7/7/2020
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.

7/7/2020
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.

6/27/2020
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.

6/24/2020
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

6/24/2020
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.

6/24/2020
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.

6/24/2020
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.

6/22/2020
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.

6/22/2020
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.

6/20/2020
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.

6/20/2020
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.

6/20/2020
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.

6/20/2020
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

6/20/2020
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.

6/13/2020
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.

6/13/2020
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.

6/13/2020
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.

6/11/2020
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.

6/9/2020
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.

6/9/2020
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.

6/6/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Victoria Ziegler
Live Online Session

Learning from shared experiences in cohorts respective workplaces. Knowledgeable Instructor.

6/6/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Brian Thomas
Live Online Session

The coach was really nice an open to questions. Very friendly. Made the session go smoothly.

6/6/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Syeda Ali
Live Online Session

The instructor kept us engaged. MIRO board setup by the instructor was very useful. The hands on exercises and breakout session were very useful

6/5/2020
SAFe 5 Lean Portfolio Management
maria hassan
Live Online Session

Great discussion and insights from Don. Also, helped to have a coach in our group!!

6/5/2020
SAFe 5 Lean Portfolio Management
Shelah Mabeus
Live Online Session

I thoroughly enjoyed this class! I wasn't sure how a virtual class would be but David was able to keep the class engaged. The format was also great - the class was broken up into a mixture of reviewing materials along with real-world scenarios. Very effective and interesting class - would highly recommend!

6/3/2020
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Emily Mann
Live Online Session

David's vast experience alone was worth the cost of the class. Being able to learn from David as well as all the other attendees proved invaluable. The session went flawlessly, and I loved being remote as well.

5/26/2020
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Chuck Rickwald
Live Online Session

The class had a TON of real world examples and really puts a lot of your current mindset into perspective. It gave me a handful off new tools and ideas I could apply to my job the very next day, in fact I actually did apply a few. David was really willing to go over something that I either had questions on or I was confused about. I could write a 5 paragraph essay about the parts I enjoyed but that is probably overkill. It was overall a really solid experience.

5/26/2020
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Jeffrey Romanowski
Live Online Session

The balance of theory and mechanics of Scrum -- Much more than just an explanation of Scrum also how it applies to real-world environments.

5/20/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Mira Hamilton
Live Online Session

David was incredibly passionate about the material he was teaching. Every time I attend a training somewhere, a part of me is always worried that the course and/or trainer will be rigid, leading to boredom, less retention, and not an overall great experience. With David, he took the time to show why what he was teaching was important, and always kept the dialogue light-hearted and entertaining. He's a great asset to Grow-Lean!

5/18/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Drew Edwards
Live Online Session

The training was great. David is a great instructor; at no point did I feel like I was in training, but rather at a mentoring session, sharing stories and experiences. He was able to tie back all of the agile principles and scrum framework to past experiences and relate to our current situations, and in a way that made everything click. I registered for an in-person class, but with Covid-19, it was moved to virtual. I was hesitant... I dreaded sitting in front of my computer with the possibility of distractions, but that was not the case. David made it very interesting and kept everyone engaged.

5/18/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Lynnann Shilling
Live Online Session

I like the style of David and Aleksander's teaching. They really value input of the team throughout the training which results in more engagement of each student. I do really enjoy the Breakout Sessions as well :)

5/16/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Mohammad Karim
Live Online Session

Tutor's expertise on the subject matter, real-world examples, small work groups, and lots of breaks in between to keep the focus. Allowing participants to share their real work experiences, approaches across varied industries was interesting and useful. This training provides complete knowledge and ideas to become a good Scrum Master and prepares sufficiently for the test. I thoroughly enjoyed the participation and passed the test within three days after the training! Thank you Grow-Lean!

5/11/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Kavitha Rajamani
Live Online Session

Learning theory is important; however, hearing the framework applied in real-life applications is invaluable.

5/11/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Mary Wheeler
Live Online Session

A-CSM training focuses more on the practical application of the framework than the overview (CSM). Performing mini "case-studies" as we go through the material is extremely helpful in learning how to apply and see real world examples of Scrum implementation. The Powerful Questions and Conflict sections are something we can all benefit from learning.

5/4/2020
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Billy Callahan
Live Online Session

David was very knowledgeable and answered any question the class had, without hesitation. The class was very interactive and fun, and because of that, I was able to easily learn and retain the information he provided. I will be continuing my education in the near future, hopefully with him as my instructor.

4/18/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Aaron Simington
Live Online Session

This is my second training with David Bulkin, David is a very active, energetic and a great trainer. He has in depth knowledge but has a down to earth personality when comes to his class. He teaches the subject extensively but in a interesting manner. I am very glad to have connected with him who's training made a big change in my way of thinking and career. Hope to get associated with David in near future. Would like to comment about Online training session - Though I read the reviews by other students about the online training, was still skeptical when I was choosing mine. But now after attending Grow Lean's ACSM training, I am convinced and have full confidence that It was really a best choice i made to attend Online session.

4/11/2020
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Srinivas Diddi
Live Online Session

[From LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6657718752165019648/] Huge thank you to David Bulkin for leading an informative, fun and challenging Certified ScrumMaster course! You kept us engaged and promoted interaction, participation, collaboration and communication. It was a privilege to take the virtual class and was a blessing to have such an amazing group of classmates. I would recommend anyone to take a course with him, virtual or in person.

4/4/2020
Certified ScrumMaster
Jonathan Lam

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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.

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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.


David Bulkin, Agile Trainer

Managing Director, Grow-Lean LLC
Scrum Alliance: CST, CSP SM, CSP PO, CAL 1; SAFe SPC, PMI: PMI-ACP

David Bulkin is a managing director and head of training services at Grow-Lean. He delivers agile/lean training and consulting to individuals, teams and organizations.

David serves as a catalyst to expedite the journey from plan driven to adaptive methods. David is known for practicality and achieving results. He helps individuals grow their careers while leading organizations on the path to higher ROI.

David has 36 years experience delivering software and systems and has been applying agile methods for 19 years across the entire value stream from strategy and product ideation to development and support. As a hands-on practitioner David has had many roles including Project Manager, Developer, Tester, Business Analyst, Product Manager and ScrumMaster.

Through training, coaching and speaking, David has impacted over 20,000 individuals, helping them grow their use of agile methods.

As a coach and consultant, David helps organizations adopt and expand their use of agile by working with change agents, teams, PMOs, managers and executives. As a speaker David regularly presents at the two major agile conferences, the Scrum Gathering and Agile 20xx, as well as at regional events. David is active in the agile communities including Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean, Kanban, and SAFe.

David has provided thought leadership in areas such as applying progressive elaboration to agile requirements, integrating engineering principles into development teams, and applying agile to marketing, sales, finance, and other areas outside of IT. He was an independent reviewer of the PMI-ACP body of knowledge that fed the creation of the PMI-ACP Exam and has worked on the exam questions for the Certified ScrumMaster Exam.

As a Certified Scrum Trainer David delivers Certified ScrumMaster, Advanced Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Product Owner Training, PMI-ACP Prep, as well as non-certified sessions on topics including agile engineering (Extreme Programming / XP), requirements, teaming, and the executive side of agile.


Learn more about David Bulkin by clicking here to see his LinkedIn Profile.

David's Agile Certifications

  • Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Scaled Agile Academy:  SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Project Management Institute: PMI Agile Certified Professional (ACP)

David's Public Speaking on Agile

  • From Extreme Waterfall, to Agile
    October 10, 2016 : Agile Tour 2016, Philadelphia, PA
  • Agile Coach & Trainer, to CEO, Should I Follow My Own $%*! Advice?
    July 27, 2016 : Agile 2016, Atlanta, GA
  • PredictAgility with Adaptive Release Planning
    May 12, 2016 : Nashville PMI Symposium, Nashville, TN
  • Agile Coach to CEO: Leadership in Action!
    May 12, 2016 : Nashville PMI Symposium, Nashville, TN
  • Surviving Extreme Waterfall, Making Agile Work
    April 19, 2016 : Scrum Gathering, Orlando, FL
  • The Agile PMO
    April 15, 2016 : Virtual, United States
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, Making Agile Work in the DoD
    October 26, 2015 : Agile DC, Washington, DC
  • Authentic Agile Adoption, Avoid Agile Anti-Patterns
    October 5, 2015 : Agile Tour, Philadelphia, PA
  • Building Righter Stuff with Agile & HDD
    August 13, 2015 : Nashville Tech Council, Nashville, TN
  • Cracking the Agile Culture Code
    August 6, 2015 : Agile 2015, Washington, DC
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, Making Agile Work in the DoD
    August 5, 2015 : Agile 2015, Washington, DC
  • Agile versus Fragile
    June 18, 2015 : Virtual, North America
  • Agile for the Waterfall Guy and Gal
    May, 2015 : Scrum Gathering, Phoenix, AZ
  • Build Righter Stuff with Hypothesis Driven Development
    October 21, 2014 : Agile DC, Washington, DC
  • Agile for the PMI Guy and Gal
    October 6, 2014 : Agile Tour, Philadelphia, PA
  • Build Righter Stuff with Hypothesis Driven Development
    October 6, 2014 : Agile Tour, Philadelphia, PA
  • Team Based Business Process Re-engineering with Scrum
    September 22, 2014 : Scrum Gathering, Berlin, Germany
  • Long Term Adaptive Release Planning
    July 29, 2014 : Agile 2014, Orlando, FL
  • Build Want You Need, Not What You Wanted
    July 29, 2014 : Agile 2014, Orlando, FL
  • Using Agile Testing to Improve Business Outcomes
    June 10, 2014 : PMI Conference & Expo, Houston, TX
  • Agile Release Planning for the PMI Guy
    June 9, 2014 : PMI Conference & Expo, Houston, TX
  • Long Term Adaptive Release Planning with Scrum
    May 6, 2014 : Scrum Gathering, New Orleans, LA
  • Build Want You Need, Not What You Wanted
    May 5, 2014 : Scrum Gathering, New Orleans, LA
  • Don’t Build Want You Want, Build What You Need
    October 8, 2013 : Agile DC, Washington, DC
  • Hypothesis Driven Development, Aligning to Outcomes
    October 7, 2013 : Agile Tour, King of Prussia, PA
  • Continual Backlog Refinement, Get Stories to Ready
    August 7, 2013 : Agile 2013, Nashville, TN
  • Beyond Stories, an Intro to ATDD, BDD & HDD
    August 6, 2013 : Agile 2013, Nashville, TN
  • ATDD/BDD and Then Beyond with HDD
    July 9, 2013 : Agile Philly, Wayne, PA
  • Don’t gamble on user stories alone, specify by example!
    May 7, 2013 : Scrum Gathering, Las Vegas, NV
  • Keynote: Agile Teams, from Good to Great
    October 12, 2012 : AgilePalooza, New York, NY
  • Specification by Example
    April 16, 2012 : Agile Leadership Network, Jersey City, NJ
  • Moving Towards Agile Greatness
    November 14, 2011 : Agile Leadership Network, Jersey City, NJ
  • Keynote: Agile Teams, Good to Great
    November 4, 2011 : Agile Palooza, Boston, MA
  • Three Plus Amigos & the Readiness Team
    November 4, 2011 : Agile Palooza, Boston, MA
  • Individuals to Teams, from Good to Great
    October 26, 2011 : Agile DC, Washington DC
  • Agile Teams, Good to Great
    Sep 10, 2011 : Philly Day of Agile, Philadelphia, PA
  • 10 Minutes to a Better Standup
    August 9, 2011 : Agile 2011, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 10 Minutes to Testable Specifications
    August 9, 2011 : Agile 2011, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Keynote: Agile Teams, Good to Great
    June 10, 2011 : Agile Palooza, King of Prussia, PA
  • Three Plus Amigos & Readiness Team
    June 10, 2011 : Agile Palooza, Philadelphia, PA
  • Agile Risk Management
    Apr 5, 2011 : NDIA, Baltimore MD
  • Decoupled Requirements Pipeline, “Get to Ready”
    August 11, 2010 : Agile 2010, Orlando FL
  • Keynote: Agile, A Case for Change
    May 19, 2010 : Agile in Action, King of Prussia PA
  • Decoupled Request Pipeline
    May 9, 2010 : Orlando Scrum Gathering, Orlando FL

I live on the East Coast of the US close to New Jersey and Philadelphia. I have one wife, two kids, a cat, and a fish. My older daughter is a freshman in college, but living at home (saving us money). My other daughter is in middle school. Like many, our family got a pet, in our case, a rescue cat, early in the pandemic. I miss being in session with students, but it has been nice to see my wife, kids and pets!

I am known for high energy and keeping it fun, and personal, so, if you attend a session with me, you won't be bored.

"Understand how to apply a collaborative, evidence based approach, to your development efforts."

Arlen, Chris, David and Don - Your Grow-Lean Trainers

Overview of Grow-Lean Certified ScrumMaster®

The Certified ScrumMaster®, a.k.a. the CSM, was the world's fist agile certification and still the most popular. It covers Scrum events (similar to meeting but more action focused), roles and artifacts (the things created), as well as the larger agile mindset. If you are new to agile or want to expedite your agile journey take a CSM with Grow-Lean.

David Bulkin has certified over 10,000 Scrum Masters. He has been applying agile for 20 years and he still an active practitioner, involved in all aspects of creating systems as Scrum Master, PO, coder, tester, and BA, meaning, your CSM is based on reality. David is also an active coach, providing hands on support to teams as they embrace agile, meaning you get deep and meaningful learning. David has applied agile in diverse areas including IT, factories, health care, marketing, legal, the military, etc., meaning he can speak to your reality.

Certified ScrumMaster Details

Many trainers teach theory, not practice, because they have not been involved in creating products. With little actual experience to draw on they deliver canned, vague, content lacking intellectual depth.

Would you prefer a trainer who...
  • uses reality based exercises?
  • provides meaningful answers to questions?
  • delivers a 100% live, collaborative session?
  • facilitates deep discussion?
  • has actual, deep, agile experience?

If you answered yes, take a fun, interactive session, where you will laugh (yes actual laughing) as you learn!

Everything Included, No Nasty Surprises!

Be careful of the company you pick. With Grow-Lean everything is covered including the exam certification fees, six full practice exams one free exam retake, and free class retake (within 120 days). There are no surprise costs when you register or accept your license. For the free exam retake, you won't likely need it as you will pass on the first time with a high score.

You can get 1-on-1 time with your trainer, you can take the class again for free within 120 days and you receive additional discounts off of your next session, including the Advanced ScrumMaster (A-CSM).

Exam, Guaranteed to Help You Pass

Woman Studying for Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Practice Exam
  • Take from home: Take the exam from your house.
  • Exam is free: No extra fee to take the exam.
  • Available immediately: You are registered within minutes after the session.
  • You will pass: Thousands of Grow-Lean students have passed, so will you.
  • We will help: If you don't pass we will study with you.
  • Free retake: One free exam retake within 90 days is included.
  • More than exam prep: Certification helps you get an interview ; our session will give you knowledge to help get a job.
  • Number of questions: 50
  • Exam name: Certified ScrumMaster Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based, open book, no outside assistance
  • Exam access: Grow-Lean registers you immediately after class, you get an email with a link
  • Exam duration: 60 minutes maximum
  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing score: 37 out of 50 for English Version
  • Exam period: You have 90 days to complete the exam
  • Language: English, and multiple other languages
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt, and first retake is included as part of your course registration fee if the exam is taken within 90 days of course. After 90 days you pay a $25 fee.
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt.

What You Learn in the CSM...

The basics of agile, Scrum and practices from other frameworks, so you and your team can apply an empirical, evidence based, product development approach.

You gain both the agile philosophy as well as the practical application; meaning, you can immediately apply new skills within the constraints of your workplace while moving towards increasing levels of agility over time.

Applying Scrum:

  • Roles: Help your group of Developers and the PO excel as a team.
  • Events: Facilitate (not manage) Refinement, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective events.
  • Artifacts: Ensure Product and Sprint Backlogs are lightweight and actionable to maximize value of the increment.

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...What You Earn in the CSM

By taking the session you earn the chance to take the certifying exam. Upon passing you are a CSM. This helps you get interviews, but, more importantly, you gain knowledge that will help you interview with confidence, achieve results in the workplace, and improve your career.

Start and Continue Your CSM Journey with Grow-Lean

Scrum Alliance® CSM 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 many companies essential rent part time CSTs. 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 CSM we are authorized to deliver advanced courses including the Advanced CSM (A-CSM), and the Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster (CSP-SM). 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

Pre-reading for the your Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster 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 ScrumMaster specific material (also specified on the same page).

Why Choose Grow-Lean...

  • Small group of elite, experienced trainers.
  • Fair pricing, high quality.
  • Caring customer support before and after your training.
  • Delivery focused, not sales focused. You get what you paid for.
  • Everything is included. Don't get surprised by hidden fees!
  • Free retake within 120 days for any session at same or lower price.
  • Our trainers are actual practitioners. Don't trust talking heads!
  • Training material and approaches vetted by experts.

Practice Exams

  • If you pass the practice exams you will pass the real exam with ease.
  • Six full practice exams giving you hours of additional material..
  • Prepare not only for the exam, but for the workplace.
  • Our exams are more difficult than the actual exam as we have lots of pick multiples.
  • Exam explanations are baked in, you learn as you go.

Immersive classroom exercises...

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.

Upcoming Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Sessions

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