Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Workshop
Wednesday Aug 22 and Thursday Aug 23 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sheraton Hotel in Edison, NJ
Support@Grow-Lean.com  or +1.609.975.9294

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Date:Wednesday Aug 22 to Thursday Aug 23
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day
Trainer: David Bulkin
Support: Support@Grow-Lean.com
+1.609.975.9294
Location:
Sheraton Hotel
125 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ 08837
732.225.8300
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The Certified Product Owner™ Certification focuses on the effectiveness paradigm. A good Product Owner ensures that we deliver those items that are most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning. The continual learning from each release informs the plans for future releases.

You will learn how to apply the Scrum framework and a dual-track readiness maturation process to guide empirical product development

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Discounts

Early Bird, Group, and Unemployment Discounts

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Refund Policies

Understand What Happens if You Can't Attend

There may be situations where you as an attendee has to cancel. All cancellations where payment was via Amex incur a minimum fee of 4.5%. Cancellations made less than one week prior to the event can be credited towards a future event minus a $150 transfer fee. We almost never cancel, but, if we cancel late (excluding uncontrollable events like a snow storm), and you are gracious enough to move to another of our events, we provide you a $150 credit.

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 agile/lean training and consulting to individuals, teams and organizations. David has 32+ years experience delivering software and systems and has been applying agile methods for 16 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. This experience allows him to deliver hands-on, reality based, training, that can impact your career.
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Refund Policies

Grow-Lean commits to canceling classes as a last resort and we expect a similar commitment from attendees

There may be situations where you as an attendee, or Grow-Lean as a host, has to cancel. We realize that you made a commitment when you registered so we rarely cancel. If we cancel less than sixteen (16) days prior to the scheduled event start date, due to low enrollment, and you wish to come to another of our events, we provide you a $150 discount.

Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with the policies.

  • A full refund will be issued for cancellation requests received sixteen (16) or more days prior to the scheduled event, with the exception that when an American Express credit card is being used for payment, a cancellation will incur an additional 5% transaction fee. The additional fee for American Express credit cards applies irrespective of when the cancellation is requested.
  • A $75 charge will apply for cancellation requests that Grow-Lean receives seven (7) to fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled event start date.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests that Grow-Lean receives less than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event start date. However, we will credit the amount paid toward a future event. Attending a future event will be incur an additional $150 transfer fee.
  • To cancel, email us at support@grow-lean.com. After sending the email call 609. 975.9294 during normal business hours (9:00 AM EST to 5:30 PM EST).
  • Grow-Lean reserves the right to cancel an event at any time based on insufficient enrollment or unforeseen events such as illness or inclement weather. Class cancellation notice will be provided via email and/or phone call, and a full refund will be issued promptly.
  • We try to avoid cancellations. If we cancel less than sixteen (16) days prior to the scheduled event start date, due to low enrollment, we will refund your money or provide you a $150 discount towards a transfer into another one of our upcoming events.

Sheraton Hotel

125 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ 08837
732.225.8300



Directions

Getting to the venue

From Newark International Airport

  • Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 10.
  • Follow 514 West.
  • Take right exit for Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel is on the right past the first light.

From North

  • Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 129.
  • Follow Route 287 to Route 514 West.
  • Take the right exit for Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel will be on the right past the light.

From South

  • From the New Jersey Turnpike, take Exit 10 to 514 West.
  • Turn right for the Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel is on the right.

From East

  • Take Route 440 South.
  • Follow signs for Route 287 to Route 514 West.
  • Take right exit for Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel is on the right past the first light.

From West

  • Follow Route 287 South to the end.
  • Exit at Route 514 West Bonhamton.
  • Take right exit for Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel is on the right past the first light.

From Garden State Parkway, Exit 127

  • Follow Route 287 to Route 514 West.
  • Turn right for the Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel is on the right.



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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

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 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 32+ years experience delivering software and systems and has been applying agile methods for 16 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 9,000 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, 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.

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

Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Take the worlds first, and most respected agile product management certification course, from a Scrum Alliance approved company and an authorized Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

Take the worlds first, and most respected agile product management certification course, from an approved organization

The Scrum Alliance Certified Product Owner® Certification was the first certification in the agile community to focus on product management. Product Owners apply an effectiveness paradigm, ensuring that we deliver those items that are most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning. The continual learning from each release is used to adjust plans for future releases.

During this session you will hone your skills by breaking large chunks of work into smaller slices, prioritizing them, and then describing them to the extent necessary for a development team to build. You will focus on the strategy of what to build, and in what sequence, putting you in a position to lead both the strategy and technical execution aspects of product ownership. You will learn how to do all of this in a deep collaboration (no you don't talk to users and write stuff up for others to build, at least not anymore) that spans the organization, including business partners, end users, quality assurance (QA), developers, business analysts (BA) and even end users.

After successful completion of the course, and acceptance of the license agreement, you will be registered as a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner®. More importantly, you will be in a better position to help your organization apply agile methods to drive effectiveness. In addition to the Product Owners, anyone involved in product development, including business users, business analysts, testers, coders, etc., often take, and benefit, this session.


Don't waste your money or get scammed, choose a reputable, approved, training provider

Scrum Alliance® CSPO Sessions can only be delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Becoming a CST is hard and there are less than 300 CSTs world-wide, so many companies rent CSTs to deliver (we don't).

We have in-house CST capability so our trainers have been vetted further and are motivated to deliver excellence.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Provider. This means that in addition to the CSPO we are authorized to deliver advanced courses.

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).

Attendance

Come to our session to start or checkpoint your agile product development journey

Product development activities span the value stream, from product ideation to release, so a wide variety of participants attend this session.
  • Business Analyst and Product Owners
  • Quality Assurance
  • Software Developers and Tech Leads
  • Project Managers and PMO Staff
  • Scrum Masters and Product Owners
  • Business Users
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Business Process
  • Management

Learning Objectives

Go beyond the mechanics of collecting requirements and learn how to empirically discover what to build

The Certified Product Owner® Certification focuses on the effectiveness paradigm. A good Product Owner (PO) ensures that we deliver what was asked for, a great Product Owner leads a discovery process to deliver what is actually valuable (what is asked for and what is valuable are often not the same).

The PO ensures that items that are most likely to increase company ROI, add value for the customer, and maximize learning are built, then released. The development and release processes generate learnings that guide future releases. By continual learning you can ensure long term success even in the face of short term failures.

After the session you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Product Owner®. More importantly, you will have the conceptual basis on how to determine:

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

You will apply the Scrum framework to product development and practice a dual-track readiness maturation process to prepare your team for release planning and sprint planning events gaining a practical perspective on applying the roles, artifacts and ceremonies of Scrum via hands on exercises, discussion and simulation.

You will learn how a variety of other frameworks strengthens Scrum and allows you to maximize value delivery.

  • XP and DevOps®: XP (Extreme Programming) is a Scrum superset for engineering excellence, including, among other things Test Driven Development (TDD), refactoring (keeping a code base clean) and continuous integration (build and test at least daily). DevOps builds on XP and adds continuous delivery (CI/CD) so that you can get to market, and learn, faster.
  • SAFe®, LeSS®, Scrum@Scale®: Scaling frameworks that provides additional roles, ceremonies and artifacts to work across multiple teams.
  • Kanban: Known for visualizing, limiting WIP creating flow, and making policies explicit. We focus on Kanban for your readiness pipeline (refinement).
  • Lean Startup®: An approach to mitigating business risks by getting to market quickly with a release that is also an experiment, learning from it, and adapting based on leanings. These concepts are critical to all PO's, in startups and large companies alike.

Exercises, discussions, simulations, games, yes we really mean games, case studies, examples and fun, yes even jokes, are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught in an immersive, engaging manner so that you learn, while enjoying yourself.

Prereads

Prepare in advance to maximize course value

If you have time prior to the session, you can benefit by reviewing review material. Check out free material by clicking here.

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • High quality printed book
  • Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, tea and beverages
  • Two-year membership to Scrum Alliance
  • Designation as a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) upon successful completion of class
  • An experienced agile expert as your trainer
  • Up to 16 PDUs and 14 SEUs

Agenda

Empirical Product Development

Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend a Grow-Lean Training

Before, during and after the class, choose Grow-Lean so...



  1. Don't go with a safe choice as Grow-Lean is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider and Path to CSP Educator with Certified Scrum Trainers on staff (no rent a trainer).
  2. You won't get canceled on at the last minute (choose your training company wisely). Over 99% of our attendees for Certified ScrumMaster Sessions (CSM, A-CSM, CSPO) get to attend the class they register for (i.e. except for extreme situations, like snowstorms, cancellations are rare and when they happen we give lots of notice).
  3. Get trained by a Scrum Alliance® approved, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).
  4. Gain an understanding of the agile philosophy with principles you can apply immediately.
  5. Gain practical skills you can apply in your workplace.
  6. Have fun while learning. Yes, serious fun, don't go to a boring training!
  7. You get high quality food and all day beverages.
  8. You are trained in a high quality venue.
  9. You have a trainer with significant real world experience, who also has a decade plus of training experience.
  10. Get increased retention via hands-on simulations, frequent quizzing, discussions and multiple mechanisms.

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What our clients say about us

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Certification Information

Basic facts about the certification

  • No additional charge to become certified.
  • No exam required now, exam expected to be required for classes soon.
  • Must attend a minimum of 14 hours class time to become certified.
  • Two years Scrum Alliance Membership.

Contact Us

Reach out to us, we are responsive and will respond to requests in a business day

  • Contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 between 9:00 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET US.
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  • For questions about coaching, consulting or private training, you can contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 or via email (links below).
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Discounts

Early Bird, Group, and Unemployment Discounts

There are number of discounts set aside for each session for Grow-Lean Training alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more, for the unemployed, and in a limited number of cases, for those paying on their own.

Act now as there are specific number of discounted seats per each session.

We will respond to your request in 24 hours.

There are a number of rules governing discount codes, please review them.

  • Discounts are not combinable, only one can be used at a time.
  • Each class has a limited number of discounts.
  • You must supporting information for hardship and self-pay discount requests.
  • Grow-Lean reserves the right to audit, and/or deny a discount request.
  • Honesty is expected when requesting a discount so that they can be provided to those most in need.
  • The supply of discounts is limited.
  • If you receive a discount code it will remain valid until the time limit or total count threshold is reached, whichever is first.
  • Request discount codes early and use them quickly.

The early bird is no longer available for this session. You can find another session by clicking here, or, if you are paying on your own (i.e. not sponsored by your employer), you may want to consider a self-pay discount for this, or another session.

A group discount is available for three or more people registering together for the session. Please make your request now. Grow-Lean will evaluate the request based on the number of attendees you are sending.

Click here to request a group discount.

A limited number of self-pay discounts, worth up to $200 off of the regular price are available on a first-come, first-serve, basis to individuals who are not reimbursed by their employer. Currently, there is a self-pay discount available for this session. Please request this discount only if your employer will not reimburse you.

Click here to request a self-pay discount (if your employer will not reimburse you).

A limited number of hardship discounts are available if you are collecting unemployment from your state of residence and can provide a copy of your most recent unemployment benefit claim. We will review, and potentially approve a hardship discount of up to 40% if any are available. If you are not currently collecting state unemployment benefits please consider the self-pay or early-bird discounts for sessions where they are available.

There are no hardship discounts available for this session.

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We appreciate our alumni and often provide discount for prior attendees of Grow-Lean Training.

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