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We offer both certified, non-certified, and custom courses for your team, virtually, or, in person.
We have experienced trainers, many with 20+ years of agile experience, along with 15 or more years training experience.
Grow-Lean has a set of disciplined methods to prepare for, deliver and close out a training event.
We offer a variety of courses privately and can create customized workshops for your needs.
We offer both certified and non-certified courses as private sessions. A central certifying agency, like the Scrum Alliance, Scaled Agile International or the Project Management Institute approves the certified courses. Sessions we offer privately, include these and more.
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David is an amazing coach of agile and general leadership. Where many teachers will provide textbook observations, David provides practical advice based on real experiences. I always feel that I come away with tactical improvements that I can make as a leader and coach for my own teams. He also has a unique ability to make even a virtual training engaging and totally fun.
David hosted a fun and informative class and he kept me engaged during the two days. I really enjoyed learning from someone with a wealth of knowledge and experience and appreciated the extra time David was willing to spend 1:1 to address any extra concerns and learning opportunities. David, you gave great advice during the class, went above and beyond the learning objectives, and helped me achieve my ACSM. I will definitely recommend your classes to my colleagues and look forward to attending another class in the future. Thank you!
Class was extremely insightful and helped me on my journey switching careers!
It was a great class and Arlen was an excellent instructor. He adapted and adjusted the focus of the course as we went to make sure that everyone in the class got the most they could out of it.
I love the way David teaches very detail and the way he brings the class together with different skill tasks in-between. I will definitely recommend taking this class! I will be coming back in the future to advance in my career.
Thank you for such a hands-on and applicable training! The real-world scenarios, anecdotes, and examples made the material more relevant and easier to apply.
Love taking courses with David. This was my second course through Grow-Lean. The first class was the Certified Scrum Master in person pre-pandemic. The Certified Product Owner course was completed in a very engaging virtual course. I highly recommend taking any of their courses as the whole team is very collaborative. I will likely take another course with Grow-Lean in the future.
The A-CSPO course with instructor Arlen Bankston was everything I had hoped for. We learned new ways of approaching backlog prioritization, story refinement, sprint reviews and more. The class was dynamic and engaging. Arlen did a great job of tailoring content to the questions and interests of attendees.
I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for Donald Patti and his expertise in teaching the Scrum class this past weekend. I passed the exam today and was very confident thanks to him! His “hands on approach,” detailed course materials and interactive learning style made it a lot of fun! Thanks again Donald! Marcy Kravit
I had great training with David. One of the most important things for me was sharing real-life examples and relating them to the theory. One more benefit was the frequent opportunity for the participants to discuss different points of view and work on practical users cases. I am looking forward to my next training course.
Very detailed and engaging class. I like how interactive the class is and we got to collaborate in the different break-out rooms. I highly recommend Grow-lean and I plan on taking additional courses with them to advance my knowledge and career.
David is an excellent instructor. There is a lot of room for discussion and through breakout sessions, the class had the opportunity to share skills and experience. The class was based in the Agile mindset while teaching it.
The class was excellent! David knowns his topics, presents well with examples, and explains things when questions are proposed. He utilized tools, such as Mural, very well with breakouts and activities. Although the class was 9-5, it had built in breaks and activities that kept us engaged without the meeting be a drain or feeling as though it was dragging on. The use of Mural was great; I had experience with Miro in the past and other whiteboards, but using Mural was an excellent way to get experience using a new tool. The course also discussed other tooling options and comparisons that we can use in our own daily processes.
David Bulkin is a great coach. He has great knowledge which he shares through the class. Will surely be helpfull in my career.
David is really helpful and thourough with his explanations and course work
I had awesome experience in the sessions. Very engaging and detailed.
David worked with our team and did a very good job discussing how the Agile and Scrum concepts could be applied to our sutation.
David was a knowledgeable trainer who kept the class engaged with his experience and great personality!
Enjoyable class. Trainer was great, gave us real world examples, informative
Great course! The content was very relevant and the way it was presented made it immediately applicable. The collaborative nature of the course also enabled for more meaningful delivery of the concepts AND different perspectives on how to apply it. Arlen is great and I would definitely attend another session led by him in the future. Thanks!
Arlen was AWESOME in the CAL E & O course. I took away tons of stuff to try out with my organization. I will be back! I'll also send some colleges your way.
Arlen Bankston did a great job teaching this course. I highly recommend this course.
This course and instructor were fantastic. Very impactful example of real world applications and use cases. Thank you
Very well facilitated, interesting and engaging class. Many ideas to implement at work. The instructor lives the agile approach which is inspiring.
Excellent course, easy to understand and provided many useful tips/techniques for Product Owner role.
The class was very engaging, lots of discussion and fun as well. Instructor had a unique ways of explaining the concept. Loved it. The Mural board was a bit annoying in start and eventually got used to it.
The trainer was highly engaging and used real-world examples to highlight the concepts throughout the course. Based on the practice exams, this course is very efficient at preparing you for the CSM exam.
To be very honest, I thought this is going to be just like other certifications I attended: CSPO and A-CSPO where we'd sit and talk about the basics of PO role and learn about 5-10% of new stuff. This class completely exceeded my expectations. Arlen was an amazing mentor. I learned plenty of new stuff: different PO techniques and tools, how to think like a PO person from different angles I've never encountered in my career so far. This was definitely a course worth attending.
Donald did such a great job teaching this class, would 10/10 recommend.
This is good course to take . good examples. i learned a lot.
I enjoyed my class a lot! It was very detailed, straight to the point & easy to understand.
Don was a very good teacher! He was fun and engaging. Some of the exercises weren't as clear as I would have preferred, but the overall format worked well for a two day class. Would definitely recommend for an intro to Scrum!
Loved the breakout rooms and getting to put into practice what I was learning! Great class!
Great class! I enjoyed my class so much, very detailed and easy to understand the concepts thanks to the instructor.
The class provided insights about Scrum, Scrum Masters, roles involved in the process, and how each participates in SCRUM activities. Slides were instructive snd provided information that distinguished SCRUM as one of the Agile frameworks. Very helpful, informative, and preparatory for the CSM exam.
Nice job! Well organized, good tempo, good reinforcement of content tied into real-life experiences. Donald also made the class fun with his sense of humor. I definitely would recommend this class and Donald.
Donald Patti did a great job at keeping the class engaging through powerpoint, discussion, and team exercises.
Loved the course, really interactive and with lots of useful exercises and examples on how to apply the practices we have been taught during the class. Would totally recommend it!
Don was kind, funny, informative, and attentive. I could tell he is a SME in this subject, and he offered strong, constructive feedback throughout the course. The course was interactive and had a solid mix of instructor-led delivery, breakout sessions, and interactive quizzing to prepare for the exam.
Excellent training for Scrum Master. Very detailed, good mixture of activity and explanation of different topics. Interactive training helps you understand concepts much better.
Don did an amazing job instructing the class over the course of a two-day period in preparation for not only the CSM exam, but to assume the duties of a Scrum Master at the conclusion of the course. I highly recommend Don’s course as he remains engaging and energetic throughout the class. I passed the CSM exam immediately following the course with a 98%.
The information was useful and informative. It was mostly review for me, but a good review overall. I didn’t like Miro only for the fact it was clunky and cumbersome in functionality. That could have been because of connectivity or the amount of people working in the space at one time. However I could not download the app on my work computer.
Informative, and good examples for explaining concepts. Good exercises. Don was engaging and knowledgeable
Don is the man. I have never attended a training session that was so interactive and easy to work with teams.
Very informational, well prepared material.
Arlen is awesome instructor and I would love to take another class from him and I learn a lot from this class and would recommend Scrum Master from my company to take this class.
This was a really good class with lots of tips and practices to try. I'm looking forward to bringing these back to my organization.
Attended a 2 day session online. Great real world examples and great sharing of tools, tips and recommendations. My recommendation would be to lay out the expectations of the participants a little at front, and cut down on the many many emails I received prior to the class running.
ARLEN IS A GREAT INSTRUCTOR! Scrum is about people > process, and Arlen made everyone feel like they were a part of the training! GREAT TRAINER!
I believe that I've had training now with this trainer a few times. Perfect mix of preparing us for the test as well as discussing real world situations. I also appreciate the review as it's been a few years since I attained my SA5.0, and working day to day you forget the principles.
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