The Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) was the world's fist agile certification for product development and is still the most popular. The Grow-Lean CSPO covers Product Owner (PO) behaviors, actions and activities through the lens of the Scrum Framework. If you are product focused and want to expedite your journey towards evidence based product development, where data, not emotion, drives your decisions, take the Grow-Lean Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) session. Our session is 100% hands on, with zero slides, and it is an actual product development course, as compared to requirements workshop offered by others.
Participate in an in-depth, hands-on, 100% live workshop with no
slides and no PowerPoint. Take product development
scenarios from high level concept down to build ready descriptions.
Along the way learn about the Story Mapping, Story Writing, Shift Left Testing, and other conceptual tools that all Product Owners should know.
If you want a slightly modified
Certified ScrumMaster you have many options. If you want a deep course on actual agile product development, choose
We cover Scrum, but from the perspective of a PO, and we go well beyond the Scrum guide to help you apply tools fit for your context.
In this session you learn by doing. We will spend a considerable amount of time creating a Positioning Statement, Lean Canvas, Story Map, and Stories, for a realistic scenario.
We will also do exercises like the one shown where we identify the metric in the small case study.
As a result, you leave ready to apply what you have learned when you return to work.
This live online workshop is based a collaboration of Arlen Bankston and David Bulkin, who combined, have over 50 years of product development experience. Both of them also have over two decades of agile experience, have trained thousands on agile product development, meaning, you get authentic learning.
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The class is highly interactive. A small portion of the training material is done sequentially. Approximately 2.5 hours into the session we start a simulation and use the questions and learning from the simulation to drive the class flow.
At present there is no examination required to achieve the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certification. Taking the session earns your CSPO if you participate in at least 14 hours of class time.
Grow-Lean covers the certification fees and you receive two years of Scrum Alliance Membership.
The certification will help differentiate you , but more importantly the learning will allow you to interview with more confidence and apply core product development techniques in the work place.
The CSPO also allows you to pursue the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) and Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner (CSP-PO) certification, to complete the Path to CSP.
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The Product Owner role is both the most difficult and most poorly understood in the annals of agility, but there are plenty of tried-and-true ways to deal with the difficulties that you face. We have years of creative problem solving ready to bring to bear on your issues and guarantee that you will walk away with some fresh new ideas.
Define what to build based on what we learn.
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Scrum Alliance® CSPO Sessions can only be delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Becoming a CST is difficult and there
are less than 300 CSTs world-wide, so companies often use CSTs associated with multiple organizations. We have in-house CST capability so
our trainers have been further vetted.
Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Provider. In addition to the CSPO we are authorized to deliver advanced courses including the Advanced CSPO (A-CSPO), and the Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner (CSP-PO). So, you can start and stay with Grow-Lean.
Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP), meaning that we can list and deliver continuing education classes that earn you Scrum Education Units® (SEUs).
Be careful of the company you pick. With Grow-Lean everything is covered including the certification fees, five practice exams a free class retake (within 120 days), 1-on-1 time with your trainers and you receive additional discounts off of your next session, including the Advanced Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO).
There are no surprise costs when you register or accept your license and we have a user friendly transfer and cancellation policy.
There is no exam for your certification, but you can still get significant benefit from our practice quizzes as they help ensure you know the basics so your classroom experience can focus on the big picture.
If you have time prior to the session use them as a refresher. Or perhaps, during the session you notice some weak spots and review the quizzes post class to fill in the knowledge gaps.
It was very interactive and easy to digest. As a new grad with no Agile and Product Owner experience, I must say David is an awesome teacher! He presented the material and used real-life situations. Hands-down 10/10 would recommend
Attended virtual CSPO training by David Bulkin. It was a great learning experience. I will definitely use Grow-Lean again for any future trainings. Great job!
Grow-Lean LLC provides learning course for all industries using agile methodologies. I took the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course. I really enjoyed learning from David Bulkin (trainer), his ability to walk our class through the course layout was a great experience and useful. Grow-Lean LLC CSPO class widened my knowledge base for understanding how to work the product backlog in reasonable (sizable) bits within Sprints through team collaboration, communications, and documenting valuable user stories and test cases. All that I learned is applicable in my current role as a Product Owner. I look forward to increasing my knowledge and taking future courses through Grow-Lean LLC.
Course content was excellent, engaging, and very well-presented. David did a masterful job of facilitating interactive group workshops from a virtual environment, giving attendees hands-on engagement in trying out the tools and techniques taught in his class. My biggest takeaway, however, is that David is intensely invested in making sure that you get the value out of this course that you expect. Due to a conflict, I had to miss the last 90 minutes of the course. Since it was close to the holidays, David had availability the following week, and set up a 90-minute meeting with me to personally go over the course material that I had missed. Very impressed by his dedication.
I'm a new Product Manager at a tech startup and this was my first Scrum training. Prior to this course I read Scrum, by Jeff Sutherland and worked on a Scrum team for 2 months. I really enjoyed the level of interaction that my instructor, Dave Balkin, included in the course! I expected the course to directly address the application of Scrum from the perspective of a Product Owner. In addition to this, the course was also about how Product Owners can deliver better products through Scrum. I was very impressed with Dave's deep understanding of product roles and agile principles. There are a lot of instructional providers in the market. I'll stick with GrowLeanAgile for all of my future Scrum training and certifications. I highly recommend this family of agile courses to anyone looking to break into agile roles or refresh their Scrum skills. These will be especially valuable to fellow military veterans making the pivot into the private sector or adopting Scrum into their teams.
David was a great guide and coach during the session. The course covered a lot in two days, but definitely had its own flair, which made it engaging, interesting, and helpful for my professional development. Really glad that I took this course as David made it clear what is most helpful to most teams when you serve as a PO.
A colleague recommended choosing Grow-Lean and David Bulkin’s CSM and CSPO classes over the other options, and I’m very glad that I listened! We covered the learning objectives and essentials while diving deeper to gain a better understanding of Scrum and the Scrum Master and Product Owner skills needed to progress in our respective Agile journeys, including exploration of common work applications and challenges. David’s experience inspires classes that are energetic, interactive, and packed with value. Each time I left feeling well prepared to implement what I learned. Bonus tip: try the book club & Agile Open Forum events!
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.
Highly interactive two day course focusing on many of the pillars of the Product Owner role. Many of the skills being shared were not only communicated, but more importantly, demonstrated during the course. Would highly recommend for POs just getting started and in their first years within the role to hear other perspectives. Many of the exercises are usable tools for day to day work within the role, thank you!
I enjoyed taking my Certified Scrum Product Owner course from Grow-Lean with David Bulkin. He was a great instructor and easily created a solid and interactive course that allowed us to be engaged and learn/deepen our knowledge on the subject with ease. It was also a great experience to take this course with my classmates as we shared experiences and had a great time doing the hands-on exercises together.
David was an excellent instructor for CSPO. I can honestly say this was the best training course I have ever taken. His practical approach allowed me to bring more value to my organization within days. Highly recommend. Grow-Lean will be the first place I look for additional training.
The instructor did a great job of engaging everybody in the class and explained things well. The interaction with the class were great. I was concerned that an online class might not deliver the same benefits and I’m glad that was not the case. I would definitely take this class again. Highly recommend to anybody looking for a CSPO.
Simply great! The perspective I had about being a Product Owner changed a lot and made me reconfirm that this is the path I want to follow. The group I was in was very good and David is an instructor that you can tell he really loves to teach. Thank you for all!
Grow Lean provided me with outstanding training. My instructor was personable, knowledgable, and engaged with the class. I felt like I left with a small group of new friends as well as a certificate. I feel much more confident as a product owner after going through this training. I've already gotten job offers that are directly tied to my training with Grow Lean.
David (and Don) were great instructors, probably the best virtual hosts I've experienced. David's enthusiasm and passion for both the topic (PO) and teaching in general were infectious, and he had the whole group interacting well. My only change would be around the length and mixing it in with a working day - the 8.5 hours could have used maybe a few more quick breaks to check emails and ensure nothing has burned down.
Very effective real life work application of training. David takes extra time to help students understand how each process is applied in real life and how you can adapt it to your work and company culture.
Great presentation style with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples which all made for a really enjoyable and informative training. The virtual classroom was great! The breakout rooms were fantastic ! It could not have been any different from having a classroom with physical presence of everyone. The course helped me understand how important a PO’s role is to create an environment where creativity and innovation will thrive; that will empower the team to build a world class product! A wonderfully practical course- both personally and professionally.
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.
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.
An amazing introduction to Scrum Product Ownership. David Bulkin brings a fantastic amount of energy and passion to the subject of Scrum Product Ownership, going beyond standard topics such as backlog refinement and user story creation, and instead putting a primary focus on the concepts and tools related to Product Ideation with plenty of real-world examples. I.E.) "Building the right thing." What a fun weekend, and I learned something too.
I highly recommend the Grow-Lean CSPO course! David Bulkin is a great teacher and made the experience super engaging and fun! In addition, the content was highly relevant and attuned to current workplace trends.
Syed Arsalan Zaidi
The overall flow of the session was very well thought out and all areas related to the Product Owner role were covered in great detail. David Bulkin, the trainer, was really engaging and what helped most is the fact that he has been a product owner himself, which means he can train with his own personal experiences.
S. Arsalan Zaidi
Excellent training sessions and very well structured material. Highly recommended
David was a fantastic instructor and teacher. Days later I am still thinking about what we learned and what real-world practices David used during the class that I can bring and utilize to improve our team and therefore improve our client's experiences. David and the others at Grow-Lean come with a lot of experience to back their techniques and approach to CSPO. I will recommend to others to take their course and I, myself, will take more of their courses in the future. You will NOT be disappointed.
We had Dave as the instructor for the Product Owner course and his facilitation was wonderful. Super engaging and complete with current relevant experience. A good mix of lectures and and classwork kept me engaged throughout the course and his willingness to answer questions ( I ask a lot of questions) was so appreciated
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I couldn't have had a better trainer. David knows his stuff and forces you to think deeper than just surface level. I am totally new to the Agile Framework and Scrum methodologies and this was an excellent course for a beginner. I can't wait to take the more advanced courses. I am not it the IT field, but the training can be used across multiple disciplines.
David is great instructor, he is very knowledgeable and his approach to involve people in discussion and workout / case study was fabulous. He provided lots of real -time example that helped in getting subject knowledge further better.
Very well run class. You can read the mechanics of being a ScrumMaster in a few hours to be just OK at it. David Bulkin's class expertly teaches you the art of being a ScrumMaster to be great at it.
Wonderful training for scrum, project ownership, et al. Engaging, useful, and funny presentations from David Bulkin make the experience seem less than a full day, while you still get all the knowledge you need for whatever project management initiative you are undertaking.
I take all of my certification classes with Grow Learn -- it is highly applicable, engaging, and key learnings are synthesized. You get an authentic experience of what agile really looks like, hands on. David Bulkin's sessions have -- and I cannot understate this -- literally changed our organization.
Excellent Company and Excellent Trainer. The class is very enjoyable because of David who has an excellent way of presenting and engaging the participants.
David makes his training session a very engaging experience that keeps you mentally & physically awake. The first time I took the training class with David was in-person in Dec 2018. This week was my renewal session after 2 years. It was amazing to experience how well David kept the web session alive and interactive... Best coach I ever had !
A weekend well spent! The material was covered in the most interactive and intuitive way. David has deep real world knowledge that he applies to the concepts. He keeps it engaging fun
This was an excellent class. There are several educational options out there, and I am glad I chose this one because Arlen's real-life experience and skill in designing this course made it valuable and fun. It was two days, and Arlen made it so relevant and interesting, I would be happy to spend many more days learning from him! Thank you!
Arlen is knowledgeable and clearly explained all the concepts
Arlen was amazing, he took the time and effort to answer every question that I asked and others asked. I would definitely sign up for a course with him again.
Great course. Interactive and very interesting. Arlen Bankston was a great instructor.
David Bulkin was amazing!! Very engaging and interactive class, utilizing Mural platform for course which definitely cultivated a space for grasping the material even further
What an amazing course! David Bulkin did an job engaging our class and providing us with the information we need to pass the exam. But he also took time to provide tips and techniques that would help us become true practitioners of scrum. He provided us with scenarios in and out technology to help us apply scrum in multiple ways.
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!
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.
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!
Orenthal V. Hawkins
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arlen is a skilled facilitator and brings a wealth of experience to the table. This enriches the experience significantly.
Great training with lots of additional, personalized material. Arlen was terrific.
Arlen was excellent and brought some excitement to the course. Perfect blend of practical exercises, class discussion and instructor lead information.