Agile Open Forum (AOF)
Agile Open Forum (AOF) Workshop
Wednesday Jul 19
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Agile Open Forum

Free Event to Grow Agility

Date Wed Jul 19
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (EDT)
Notes Live-Online session where you choose the topics.
Fees Free Event
Facilitators David Bulkin, Aleksandr Kofman, Chris English
Notes Live-Online session where you choose the topics.

Don't miss out on the popular Grow-Lean Agile Open Forum™ (AOF) for Grow-Lean alumni and any working agilists. The AOF covers topics selected by attendees, so come with your challenges, bring your friends, and be ready to learn from others while helping others learn.

Join us for this FREE event if you...

  • Want an outside perspective on your organization's use of agile.
  • Want to discuss a specific challenges.
  • Want to meet with like-minded agilists and form connections.

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David Bulkin

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 assists teams as a coach / mentor; delivers training, and builds product. He has trained 20,000 students, and impacted thousands via public speaking and coaching. Unlike many trainer/coaches, he continues to build systems.

David delivers training, including the CSM, A-CSM, CSPO and A-CSPO courses; and has trained over 20,000 students with over 10,000 of them being with the Scrum Alliance.

David mentors and coaches teams and individuals.

He does all of this while actively building software, filling various roles at different times, including designing, coding, testing, PO and Scrum Master (think about that, someone who does what they teach).

David's commitment to helping others, combined with his continued work as a team member, positions him to deliver practical perspective that will help you 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.

David is an industry veteran with 40 years of product development experience. In 2001, David's eBanking Team at JP Morgan Chase implemented agile with Kent Beck, the Father of Extreme Programming (XP), and perhaps also Agile, was the team coach. In addition to eBanking, David was also responsible for Online Account Opening, Insurance and Retirement Services.

David's deep experience, his high energy level, and his continued hands-on work helps David stays practical and level headed. He is able to understand your needs so you benefit from his experience.

Aleksandr Kofman

CSP-SM | SPC 5 | RS@SP | CSPO

Bilingual Agile Coach & Trainer with over 10+ years of successful experience in software development and Agile methodologies. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in various industries. Skilled in building rapport with leadership and stakeholders, building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and the ability to think outside the box.

Chris English

CSM | CSPO | Registered Scrum@Scale Practitioner

In 2020, Chris began his agile journey with Grow-Lean by obtaining the CSPO. Since then, he has consistently collaborated with the Grow-Lean team to enhance alumni services. Chris's joint efforts have led to the introduction of innovative tools, such as online quizzes, which not only prepare students for certification exams but also enrich their overall learning experience. Committed to supporting both alumni and the broader agile community, Chris English and Grow-Lean have initiated complimentary services and events. Among these are the Agile Open Forum and the Agile Open Community, both designed to assist individuals regardless of where they stand in their agile journey.

Preparation for Session

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  • Tech Check: Test your setup (mic, webcam, etc.) in our Public Voice Channel to ensure you're ready to engage.

David Bulkin

Scrum Alliance: CST | CSP-SM | CSP-PO | CAL 1 | SAFe | SPC | PMI: PMI-ACP

David Bulkin is the Managing Director and Head of Training Services at Grow-Lean. He has 40 years of product development experience and stays current by continuing to engage in product development. In 2001, his eBanking Team at JP Morgan Chase implemented Agile practices under the guidance of Kent Beck, the father of Extreme Programming (XP). David left the bank to help grow the Agile community.

David supports teams and individuals in their Agile journeys as a mentor and coach. Unlike most trainers and coaches, he remains actively involved in product development, taking on roles such as designer, coder, tester, Product Owner, and Scrum Master. His hands-on experience and high-energy level ensure that you get practical and applicable insights in a fun, lively environment.

David's extensive background spans various industries, including manufacturing, marketing, sales, finance, and more. David started developing in 1984 when he built a package to simulate Major League Baseball games and run a fantasy league. After that, he worked on various development projects for the US DoD. In the early 1990s, he built an Internet startup that delivered some of the first profitable sites on the web. In the late 1990s, he joined JP Morgan Chase, where, in 2001, he led eBanking development using agile methods.

He was an independent reviewer of the original PMI-ACP body of knowledge and contributed to the Certified Scrum Master Exam questions. His thought leadership in 2009 on progressive elaboration for Agile requirements influenced what is now known as refinement, which was incorporated into Scrum in 2011.

David has trained over 20,000 students and influenced thousands more through public speaking and coaching. He delivers various training courses, including CSM, A-CSM, CSPO, and A-CSPO, and has trained over 10,000 students with the Scrum Alliance. His sessions are practical, energetic and fun, and based on his experiences in big and small organizations, David customizes the training for your needs so you get a practical perspective that can significantly boost your career.

Aleksandr Kofman

CSP-SM | SPC 5 | RS@SP | CSPO

Bilingual Agile Coach & Trainer with over 10+ years of successful experience in software development and Agile methodologies. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in various industries. Skilled in building rapport with leadership and stakeholders, building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and the ability to think outside the box.

Chris English

CSM | CSPO | Registered Scrum@Scale Practitioner

In 2020, Chris began his agile journey with Grow-Lean by obtaining the CSPO. Since then, he has consistently collaborated with the Grow-Lean team to enhance alumni services. Chris's joint efforts have led to the introduction of innovative tools, such as online quizzes, which not only prepare students for certification exams but also enrich their overall learning experience. Committed to supporting both alumni and the broader agile community, Chris English and Grow-Lean have initiated complimentary services and events. Among these are the Agile Open Forum and the Agile Open Community, both designed to assist individuals regardless of where they stand in their agile journey.

Agile Open Forum

The place for you to come and grow with other members of the agile community

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The Agile Open Forum is a recurring event that covers topics selected by attendees. Depending the number of attendees there is one or more breakout sessions to discuss the topics.

As the name implies, this is an Open Forum, so bring your friends and colleagues to...

  • Get an outside perspective on your organization's use of agile.
  • Discuss specific challenges.
  • Meet with like-minded agilists and form connections.

Session Schedule

Agile Open Forum (AOF)


Agile Open Forum

Wed, 26 Jun to Wed, 26 Jun
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Online - 1 day
David Bulkin

0 USD 0 USD <br/>until 21 Jun

Date & Time Trainer / Logistics Price / Discount Details / Register
Wed, 26 Jun
6:00 PM (EDT)
 -  Wed, 26 Jun
7:00 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 1 day
0 USD 0 USD until 21 Jun

What Happens at an Agile Open Forum

For each Agile Open Forum we have a Mural Board.

Attendees choose the potential topics and then vote on them.

We then do a lighting round of type and talk. If the topic is really interesting we may do an exercise

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