This Certified Scrum Master training was nothing short of exceptional. It combined expert instruction, comprehensive content, practical application, and ongoing support to provide a well-rounded learning experience. I left the course not only with a robust foundation for the certification exam but also with the confidence and knowledge bases to drive Agile transformations in my future organization. I highly recommend this training to anyone looking to enhance their Scrum and Agile skills. Thank you, David Bulkin, for setting me up for success!
Our trainer required participation, which is good. There wasn't a list of objectives or principles to memorize, it was moreso a challenge to think critically and outside the box.
The class was exactly as advertised! The class was informative, engaging, and timely. Arlen did a great job of keeping the entire class engaged. He answered questions, listened to ideas and shared so much good information.
Well thought out instruction. Good group excercises.
Informative class about prioritization techniques
Very informative, enjoyable, and was able to pick it up pretty well I think!
I took the CSPO training with Grow-Lean and it met all my expectations. I had taken the CSM certification training with David a few years back, and when the time came I selected to train with Grow-Lean for my CSPO certification as well. As expected, David was very absolutely brilliant in keeping everyone engaged, and I came away feeling confident that I can do a better job in my role as a PO. I would definitely consider Grow-Lean for my future training needs. It was what I call "high-octane" and I loved it.
My instructor was David and being new to tech/IT he really explained everything perfectly. He kept us engaged and made sure we knew everything before moving on to different topics. His approach to teaching ensured everyone was not memorizing material but actually learning and applying it!
Marvelous training that's so very much worth the money. Couldn't recommend higher!
David's course is very well structured and touches on all learning objectives. Love that he uses real world examples! Take this class if you want to elevate your skill set as a Product Owner or if you are wondering if you should even be a PO. After three days of taking the CSPO class, I feel more confident in myself to be able to do my job the Agile way. I can't wait to start inplementing what I learned when I return to work.
Great teacher and great material.
Really enjoyed the class. I was very prepared for the test and passed on first try. Thank you!
I really appreciate that Don has actual experience in what he teaches but also is able to teach. That is not always the case with people in a teaching role. He shows obvious passion for both the subject and helping people learn how to either better their skills or for someone like me, learn an entirely new skill.
very good instruction - applied real world examples, listened to attendees and customize his instruction to meet needs of attendees.
Don was a great instructor. Content was delivered in a clear and easy to understand manner. I felt well prepared for the certification test as well as equipped with knowledge that I will apply in my career. Highly recommend.
Don Patti made my experience great
I can't wait to take additional courses from Grow-Lean! I came out with many practical tools to apply in my context. The instructor is very knowledgeable with a lot of real life examples to help us understand the various concepts that we were learning. It's very organized and engaging, I would totally recommend!
David Bulkin was a great teacher and kept the class engaged the entire time! We covered the necessary content but also applied more critical thinking and discuss real life applications. I felt very prepared for my exam.
One reason I selected this course is it was completed without one PowerPoint slide. The instructor, Arlen Bankston, would facilitate the lesson and move the participants into break outs using a Mural board. It was beneficial to be hands on and partnering with others while learning.
I took the A-CSPO certification..It was a amazing class and had excellent takeaways to build great products!! Arlen is an amazing instructor made the learning very much fun. Thanks to Grow Lean and Arlen for such a terrific class!!
The teaching sure that David used! He did GREAT!
David Bulkin did a great job getting us prepared!
I loved the group live interaction! The class was easy to follow and set up in a way that a lot of information was easily consumed. Had a great experience!
Highly recommend!! Wonderful experience!
Very informative and Great Work Life examples provided.
I actually quit a competitor's A-CSPO course cause it was an awful experience. Had a great time in Arlen's class. Very likable guy with tons of real world experience. Will definitely recommend him to others.
The instructor's clear and engaging explanation of the material. I appreciated the various ways of engaging learning e.g. the team projects and Kahoot games.
David genuinely cares about his students’ learning and their careers.
David was awesome! We had a very small class (class of 5 plus him) and he made it very interactive.
Instructor was knowledgable, personable and a good instructor. Enjoyed the class tremendously!!!
Thorough and made the learning materials interesting
Donald Patti is an amazing, engaging instructor whose patience, expertise, knowledge, and experience introduced me deeper into Scrum. I had some experience, but after spending three days in his class, I left feeling more confident and more knowledgeable. He has supplied me with great amount of material to prepare for the CSM certification exam that I plan to take in the next 21 days. I will provide an update soon because I have much material to study.
Material was organized and well presented.
I thought the training was fabulous! It was super helpful to stay up to date on where things are going in the world of agile. I plan to review the material and figure out how to use it to keep agile strong in my organization. I thought Arlen Bankston was one of the best instructors ever! He is full of personal insights, industry knowledge & trends, and he has an easygoing style that made it enjoyable to listen to. I would attend another course by Arlen any time!
I enjoyed the small class approach. There were real stories for different situations to help consider for your own organization. Really enjoyed the zoom breakout sessions.
Really great instructor and interesting discussions with all attendees
DP was an amazing instructor. I passed my CSM test first try.
Grow-Lean is an exceptional training experience for anyone wishing to learn about the Scrum framework and obtain a certification. I can speak to the CSM certification experience and I learned with Chris Doss as my trainer. Chris does an awesome job in explaining Scrum using real-world applications and is attentive in ensuring that all students grasp what "good Scrum" looks like. I highly recommend taking a course with Chris or even with David Bulkin. Both are incredibly knowledgeable and keep you engaged. Thanks so much Grow-Lean for a fun and educational experience, without you I would not have passed the Scrum exam with a perfect score!
My instructor, Chris Doss was amazing! He kept the class engaged throughout the entire sessions by using real life examples, great conversational topics and the use of games for group exercises. He provided tons of reading material as well. I am happy to say that with his help, I passed my CSM on the first try! I recommend taking Chris for all your classes! Thank you Chris and Grow-Lean!
I took a CSM course with Chris Doss. He is an excellent trainer! I found that the course itself was comprehensive and well-detailed. I found that I was very confident in the information and concepts necessary to pass the exam, and then there’s the fact that I scored high on the practice exam we took at the end of the course. Absolutely satisfied with my experience!
Very engaging course. Loved the format. The breaks were perfectly timed. The group work reinforced the learning. The Mural board was great. I'm not somebody who typically enjoys training courses...so this review holds considerable weight.
David is a an amazing educator, I was surprised at how much I learned during the session.
Dan Patti was not only knowledge buy his background and history enriched the experience as he shared and gave insight to many of the attendees how to bridge gaps an better implement scrum at here own organizations
Interactive training, the instructor was knowledgeable in the real world, material was well laid out. I LOVED the Kahoot! It's a great training tool.
David's teaching style was exceptional, and he made the training highly interactive and engaging. It was an excellent way to begin understanding the fundamentals of Scrum.
David is an excellent instructor. I can say that I learned a lot about scrum and how to properly use it.
The class was amazing, the instructor was knowledgeable, engaging, and dynamic! The best aspect for me, personally was that even though the class duration was and is 8.5 hours, each day for 2 days, it felt like the time just flew by! David Belkin, the instructor, is an industry professional with vast experience and deep knowledge, who makes sure to keep the class engaging, interactive, and fun. If I could give more than 5 stars I would, that’s how much I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, all while learning at the same time! You can’t go wrong with choosing Grow-Lean and David Belkin, trust me. Plus, if you register early, you can take advantage of a significant discount off the regular price! Take their CSPO class, and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. I cannot recommend them highly enough. You’re gonna love it! David and crew, you’ve earned a fan for life! -Merrill
Well planned class curriculum and highly engaging.
DP was a great teacher, he made the class fun, highly interactive, and everyone was engaged throughout. When I take my next class, I definitely will look for the module taught by DP!!
The instructor Don Patti did a great job keeping us engaged, and spent time going over the content and answering questions. My least favorite part of the class was MIRO, it took some getting used to.
This comprehensive training program exceeded my expectations in terms of content, delivery, and value. The course content was well-structured and covered a wide range of topics essential for an advanced Scrum Product Owner role. One aspect that truly stood out was the quality of the instructor, Arlen Bankston. Not only does he possess extensive practical experience as a Product Owner, but he was able to present complex concepts in a clear and engaging manner. He encouraged active participation, fostered discussions, and shared valuable real-life examples that enriched the learning experience. Grow-Lean's online training for the Scrum Alliance Advanced Scrum Product Owner Certification (A-CSPO) exceeded my expectations in terms of content quality, expert instructors, interactive learning materials, and overall value. I highly recommend this company and training program to anyone seeking to enhance their skills as a Scrum Product Owner and achieve advanced certification.
Don was amazing with what he does and how he dispenses his knowledge to make it easily digestible by others. I cannot begin to describe the amount that I have learned from this.
Don P.was an excellent instructor/coach! Learned a lot of real world applications and techniques. I feel confident to sit the exam. -Nate M.
David was fantastic! Very engaging and kept the class very entertained. Wonderful information. Really looking forward to incorporating what I learned at work.
David was undoubtedly enthusiastic about the course and sought to engage the students in his class to actively participate with the material in the course.
David was absolutely amazing. His enthusiasm and ability to use real world examples throughout the program really helped us better understand the material.
Excellent instructor - interactive throughout the two day session. Well planned and encouraged engagement amongst all participants. The training material and teaching techniques enforced scrum and agile principles that was focused driven
David is a good coach. What helped me was, it was not a presenation rather group activities. Keeps it interesting and he switches people in group that helps to interact with others. Thank you.
This course was structured in the perfect way to introduce the fundamentals of being a Scrum Master and it provided material to ensure confidence in the certification earned. Grow-Lean's material is excellent and the instructor (Don Patti) executed the delivery to perfection. I enjoyed working with my peers and learning from them as well. An overall great experience.
Instructor was very knowledgeable and made the session as interactive as possible! Excellent course and material!
Great training experience. Arlen is a knowledgeable trainer with vast experience in consulting. He brings various tools and exercises to help get the point across. It is a rich learning journey through his training sessions.
David was very knowledgeable and give us a lot of insight into the Scrum process. I feel comfortable with concepts of Scrum and feel prepared to take the test.
The Scrum training was wonderful. David was very thorough and explained concepts in a very easy and intuitive way. He engaged everyone in repeated exercises ensuring the concepts that were discussed were immediately solidified. This training has changed my understanding and approach towards Scrum. David is definitely my choice for next advance course when I plan it.
Great course! Really enjoyed how the material was presented and I'm feeling confident heading into the exam.
Let me just say how amazing David is. This was the first class I've ever taken that gave me a practical view of Agile in the workplace and the value I took away from it is priceless. You will not be sorry for this amazing investment of your time.
I had the privilege of attending Arlen's A-CSPO training, and I must say it was an exceptional learning journey that far surpassed my expectations! Arlen's shared invaluable insights and tips on the Product Owner role. I highly endorse Arlen to anyone seeking to elevate their Product Owner knowledge to new heights.
Great course, and very interactive! I'm not an English native speaker so I thought that maybe that could cause me problems understanding certain concepts but it was all straightforward to understand.
Great training, David was able keep the attention of all participants all the time, very active and a lot of good information I will start implementing
Instructor (Don Patti) was excellent! His energy was consistent throughout the course. He used Miro for course collaboration and Kahoot for knowledge checks. The course was well organized and I enjoyed it very much! I have no constructive feedback.
Great teacher and excellent real application examples. The practice exams were extremally helpful for the exam. You are almost guaranteed to succeed.
The host made this a painless learning environment and he was very knowledgable of the material.
The CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) class I went to was superior to similar classes I have attended. David totally nailed it by using real-life examples, and kept the subject matter on point by effectively steering discourse - Definitely worth it!
David is a great facilitator and a trainer. The class size was perfect that made it easy to participate and learn.
The course was interactive and fun, David gave us an in-depth session even though it was a basics class, looking forward to continuing the CSPO certification path with David and the team.
David was a great instructor who kept the class engaged and delivered the material in a way that was easy to understand.
David was great fun to work with. Kept the class interesting and full of anecdotes.
Great experience and knowledgeable teacher. Will plan on taking the next level class from David! thanks!
I attended a CSM course with David Bulkin as a trainer. The course is very interesting and brings a lot of knowledge to new Scrum Masters who want to pass the exam. Thank you!
The training was engaging, well planned and a great use of time. I feel the knowledge I have gained will help pass the certification without a problem.
I found it astonishing to hold an interactive class online. For an 8.5 hours class, it went on quickly. The concepts are extremely interesting and were explained fashionably.
Don Patti was an amazing instructor. He immersed us into our learning through practice scrum situations. When we were not sure about something, he never made us feel "dumb". He was patient and re-directed his lesson until we understood. I really enjoyed his class!
The course was very engaging and lively. Trainer has a wealth of experience in the subject matter and was able to address the attendees' questions/concerns when it came to real-life situations.
Grow-Lean is the best Agile Training Company by far! Their instructors are very knowledgeable and give practical advice and scenarios to learn from. The medium they use for sharing and engaging students in a virtual environment is fantastic! I would recommend them over any other training company I have worked with. David did an amazing job of covering the material in an engaging way that involved everyone even though it was in a virtual environment. He is knowledgeable and experienced and is a great instructor. I would recommend him and the Grow-Lean training company any time!
I really enjoy the interactions between instructor and participants. The instructor David B was very knowledgeable and provided great advances scrum tips. Looking forward to taking CSP SM next.
Arlen Bankston absolutely MADE my CSP-SM Certification an absolute joy. He facilitated and guided our cohort to be the best versions of ourselves as we grew into our coveted new certifications. It was more than a learning experience, but rather a learning, networking, sharing, growth experience all in one.
Hands down the best virtual training course that I have done. Donald Patti's professionalism, preparation, dedication to course material, and engagement created the perfect learning environment. He facilitated an exceptional class that will get you across the CSM "finish line" with a beautiful new badge to add to your resume.
David Burkin was a great instructor. He stopped to answer any and all of our questions. He definitely has the experience and it shows.
Great course, Don kept things moving along and interesting for all of us. Good balance of typical "lecture" class and interactive activities. Highly recommended if you are looking for a CSM or first Agile certification. If you already have another Agile cert, this course is going to be about 70% review of Agile and Scrum principles and maybe 30% focused on the Scrum Master's role. I honestly enjoyed the review though.
David Bulkin, was an excellent instructor and led an engaging, informative, and fun class. The instruction was highly practical and provides a solid foundation for agile scrum practices. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to learn and understand scrum and agile.
David Bulkin's storied agile career and teaching experiences come out in this great learning course. His energy helps keep the class interesting and entertaining, along with engagement and team exercises. He's persistent in confirming that his students understand the content throughout the course. David's and Grow-Lean's objective is that students learn and understand the content, period. I highly recommend David and Grow-Lean for your next learning opportunity!
The Certified ScrumMaster session was better than expected. Not only did I learn about CSM from David Bulkin, but he made it fun. Meeting new people in the on-line class was great too. The Mural board for teaching is an awesome tool. I would recommend Grow-Lean to anyone who wants to be a Certified ScrumMaster!
Excellent, interactive learning environment and well executed delivery with very interesting and applicable examples and class work that enabled full grasp of the concepts/processes taught.
I enjoyed Don Patti. He made practical lessons and easy to relate to similes helping to enhance the retention. Also the tools provided during and post class allowed me to go into the test with confidence. And not to boast but I passed with a 100%, thanks to their help, on the first attempt.
I recently attended a CSP-SM class from Grow-Lean. I particularly appreciated all of the information that was shared leading up to the class in the class prep email and how friendly and responsive they were when I reached out with a few questions prior to my class. During the class Arlen was an awesome instructor and I appreciated how he was able to share form his wide variety of experience. I would definitely take another class from them again!
Don was an excellent trainer who kept all the students engaged. I enjoyed the interactions and games we played on Miro as teams. That to me helped me better understand the topic at hand. He had good jokes that made us laugh to lighten the mood/day. I would definitely refer a friend to his class because he made sure to address the topics, we wanted to learn more about at length.
I highly recommend the Grow-Lean Certified Scrum Master course! David Bulkin is an exceptional, personable, and fun teacher who made the learning experience engaging and enjoyable. I specifically sought his course out because I enjoyed his teaching style in the CSPO course so much. The course content was highly relevant and tailored to current workplace trends, which makes it easy to apply in real-life scenarios. Hugely valuable learning experience! I'm confident in my ability to apply the principles of Scrum to my work.
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
The online(live) training session is well organized and covered all the agile concepts in detail. Chris Doss, our facilitator did a great job and helped us readdy for the exam by end of the two-day training. Highly recommended for those who want to take their agile implementation to the next level!
The entire course was well structured and started with asking attendees what they wanted from the course. Arlen made sure to check in multiple to make sure we were covering the topics we asked for from the beginning. I found the exercises to be very well thought out and beneficial to applying the techniques and topics reviewed.
It was a super informative session and my trainer, Don Patti, was so fun and friendly! We learned so much in such a short amount of time and it was extremely helpful for helping me get my certification.
David was a very good instructor and he kept the material interesting and kept the class engaged.
Don did a great job explaining the basics of Agile in an engaging way. I followed the guidance he gave and got 100 on the exam. The test itself was not too difficult and the skipping #1 trick worked just fine. Thank You for all the help.
The was one of the best continued education courses I've taken. I am genuinely impressed with the knowledge my instructor, Chris, had. He was able to answer, from experience, questions far outside of scope with ease and to offer advice on how to handle certain situations should they arise. There is zero doubt in my mind that I'm going to be able to pass this cert. It will be mostly due to the instruction I received. The presentations and group activities were spot on in my professional experience. Using those small side meetings to get people talking introduces the mindset needed to be a scrum master. This gave practical experience on top of standard slideshows. You can tell that time and care went into the lesson plan. I am beyond impressed and this was thoroughly worth the time.
This course was informational and enjoyable. Even though the participants had varying levels of work experience, Don Patti moved the course along at a great pace. He had SO MUCH content prepared, which allowed him to ask the participants which topics were of most interest to us and customize the activities to address those key topics. Don was a fantastic instructor!
I loved the interactive portion of this training. I appreciated getting to work in a small group and collaborate on various activities to practice the skills we were learning. The kahoot games helped me solidify what I had learned in the training and it was fun! Thanks, Don!
This was a great experience. Don was super knowledgeable and delivered a comprehensive lecture with engaging team activities. And the course provided great review and practice material to pass the test.
Don Patti was a great teacher, super helpful ! The activities made concepts easy to understand .He gave us great tools and strategies to pass the exam!
The instructor made the two days of the course fly by as he made the material easy to understand and kept everyone engaged. I would highly recommend Donald Patti and Grow-Lean.
DP was an amazing instructor. He made the content very easy to understand by comparing the complex details to real world situations. I was very impressed by his knowledge and ability to effectively communicate/instruct.
The class was great, I had David Bulkan as my instructor. He speaks with a lot enthusiasm and kept the class interesting. We did a lot of team exercises that helped with my understanding of theoretical ideas.
Was a great experience and very accommodating. I actually missed a scheduled session and had no challenges switching my registration with no additional charge.
Don is a superb instructor - obviously an expert in the Agile and Scrum project management, but just as importantly, he's an expert in teaching these as well as keeping the class's collective attention and interest.
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.
Instructor was very good, gave time for the class to go and work on actual assignments which helped myself and others gain a more practical understanding of the concepts. Only reason it is not a 5 star is because a lot of the material while straightforward, is very dry.
The information was presented in a fun way, yet everything I needed to pass the Certified Scrum Master exam was included.
I have had David for all 4 classes I have attended. Cspo, Csm (all three levels)-- he was/is great at combining humor and practical knowledge, each class has been wonderful. If you want to enjoy learning and bring real world experience to these classes, these are the folks to do it with! Theygenuinely want to bring something new from each class to your real job/career.
Very knowledgeable. Fun exercises, made learning scrum fun! I learned so much! Would highly recommend! Gave away virtual prizes which was funny!
DONALD PATTI is a great coach. His coaching technique is easy to follow and well paced. I was never distracted nor bored. Kept us alert and engaged! He is definitely a TOP expert for CSM!
Don Patti was a great instructor and kept the whole class engaged. All the discussions and group activities were relevant to real-world scenarios. I especially enjoyed the Kahoot quiz activities to test our knowledge. I would recommend this course to my colleagues.
The instructor was excellent.?Course content was made clear, fun and engaging. Well done ??
this was an excellent course! It was overloaded with material but Donald managed to go though all of it with a enough level of detail. I appreciate deep and wide experience and knowledge which Donald shared with us. He clearly distinquished 'official' state of the art and his own opinions during discussions. He supported the discussions and our activity (without it, remotly, it wouldn't be possible to stay active and take this amount of knowledge). The tools, technology etc worked perfectly and even when something was wrong Donald reacted quickly and effectively and modified the way of running the course in the best way. All answers, even not really about S@S were answered deeply enough. I will recommned Donald to all my colleagues :)
Great personal engagement with our small class size. Really used all the space/time and responded to our personal needs and learning styles.
Arlen is a wonderful instructor and comes prepared to coach up and down. He brings a wide variety of domain knowledge, practical shared experience, and remains open to ideas from students. A class is only as good as the instructor leading it. Thank you!
Excellent training sessions and very well structured material. Highly recommended
It was a weekend filled on learning and Dave made it fun.
Perfectly tailored sessions. Thank you.
Donald Patti is a world class agile coach! I was lucky enough to have my CSM course facilitated by Donald. He provided one of the most engaging and worthwhile courses I've experienced. Donald is extremely engaging, patient was able to create an interactive and productive environment for the entire class. I passed my exam immediately after the last session.
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.
Don was an OUTSTANDING instructor who made class fun yet I learned ALOT. He was patient and always willing to answer the many questions sent his way. He offered to stay over for anyone wanting extra help. Would absolutely take another class with him.
The training was very interactive and our Trainer Chris Doss was very knowlegeable, patient and thorough! All the class activities and quizzes was a fun plus too!
David Bulkin and Arlen (Grow-Lean) are great instructors! I've already taken part on three certifications provided by them, and am every time grateful that I took the time to do it. They have a lot of experience and thrive on teaching us how to use Scrum on an real-life Agile Environment! Would recommend to anyone!
Arlen Bankson is a fantastic instructor with a massive amount of experience. It made learning new tools and techniques easier because he could recall real examples to make the content more relatable. I will use Grow Lean and Arlen for my CSP-PO and SM.
I really loved the class structure and how engaging the teacher, Don Patti was. He did a great job of incorporating activities with Miro and quizzes with Kahoot an it really enhanced my learning.
The two-day class was very informative and interesting. Don ensured our class was engaged and kept things lively. The knowledge checks were great and helped affirm that we were indeed on the path to success! I’m happy to say, combined with the prerequisites provided before class and teaching style of Don, I was able to pass my certification exam on the first try!
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.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and the curriculum was current and relevant. Great course. Would recommend to anyone.
Chris Doss did an awesome job teaching the class, keeping everyone involved. I think the pre read material was perfect for people like me with zero scrum experience. The only thing I would have liked to do was mix up the groups when we were paired up. We had a small class size and would have benefited from pairing with others as well. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to learn more about scrum/agile framework.
DP did a great job explaining Scrum using real life examples. Classroom activities were educational as well as entertaining. Highly Recommend Don Patti
The instructor is phenomenal. I love his teaching style and his knowledge. He made the class fun and informative.
Don has a great presence, sense of humor, and plenty of industry experience. He was time-conscious, directed us without using command-and-control, he kept track of class requests and norms. Really enjoyed the course.
The CSM class was very informative and the instructor David Bulkin I would highly recommend to anyone looking to take this class as a teacher. He provided all of the necessary tools and demonstration using real-life examples during to provide a great understanding of Agile.
Regardless of the subject, it takes a great instructor to keep a class, especially one that is remote, engaged, and excited about learning. I am looking forward to taking more classes.
Grow Lean was amazing! Don was a great teacher. His activities kept everything interesting and allowed me to relate the information to real world activity. He is great at keeping the energy up and keeping everyone engaged
Our trainer, Arlen, gave me an incredible experience. I appreciated the way he translated industry-specific terms into broader vocabulary so that people from different professional backgrounds could really connect with the content. He paced the curriculum perfectly to fit our needs and was mindful of creating space for us to interact. The session was a perfectly sized learning environment - intimate enough to have meaningful interactions, but enough variety to make every activity feel fresh.
100% satisfied and value for money. Well organised training with helpful materials. Polite emails for training guide and reminders; pre-training date.
The breakout group exercises were fantastic. Don covered everything he needed to about Agile/Scrum. That class moved along quickly and held my interest the entire weekend. I took the class on the weekend and passed the exam with a 94% on Monday morning. A fantastic experience.
The class was very knowledgeable and exciting. It was really refreshing to see the instructor coaching the team with interactive learning. The instructor was extremely helpful when asking questions about subjects we didn’t understand. Awesome Class!
I really enjoyed my CSM course since it was interactive, information-filled, and David was a knowledgeable and engaging instructor. I would definitely take a course with Grow Lean again.
I found the interactive Mural board really helpful for class and activities.
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.
Really enjoyed the scrum course with David Bulkin. He went way beyond just teaching theory. We had a lot of discussions about actual business application in our work environments. Was very prepared for the exam.
David Bulkin, our instructor had high/consistent energy which keep the class going strong over the 2 days. He delivered great content for me to leverage in my current role.
Very engaging, content was well prepared and well designed. Enjoyed the learning experience.
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.
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!
Don kept us all engaged for the entire course!
The class was fascinating and fun; the activities and interactions between participants in the call were really nice and always keeping the ides of Scrum in practice. The use of visuals and images to support the ideas and concepts is great to help to retain the information. I had so much fun and I will recommend it to my friends and colleagues.
I took the ACSM course with David. It was great to dig deeper into some of the topics you would cover in the CSM course, but with more of a focus on real world implementation and problem solving. The course ran at 6 am local time for me and still managed to be very engaging despite the early hour!
Arlen is very knowledgeable and provides real world examples from his experience. The course is light weight, but provides robust insight into advancing scrum and agility.
David Bulkin was my instructor and he did a great job. I especially loved the fact that he spent time on the terminology but his main focus was application of the concepts. Sure you can read a book about a car but can you drive it. If people were paying attention they should know how to drive so to speak after taking his/your course.
The training offered by Grow-Lean for the Certified Scrum Master was interactive and very informative, I was also able to retake my class to ask further doubts. I highly recommend taking this course from Grow- Lean!!
Instructor David engage the class to collaborate. Free and comfortable to express your ideas. Practical example and apply.
Flexible. There is room to grow and team work. Healthy and be yourself.
I am typically not a fan of Mural, but I thought in this instance it was laid out well and facilitated real good conversations. I appreciated it wasn't a flat Powerpoint read out. It was also nice that there was a lot of time for our class to bring in our own working life challenges for peer discussion/recommendations.
A great course. With great people and a great teacher.
The instructor provided valuable information and the course was put together very well.
David was engaging & made the day fly by! I feel much more confident as a Scrum Master and overall supporting role for my team.
David's ability to hold attention was outstanding, one of the best! The course material way nowhere near as dry as expected, especially being presented as interactively as it was.
Great medium on Mural. Excellent instructor. Exercises were very useful and did a great job at cementing knowledge.
Participation of the group by the facilitator. Exercises helped facilitate discussion and connected theories to real world examples.
The CSM course taught by Don Patti was a fantastic experience. It was engaging, interactive and informative and an excellent use of my time. I highly recommend! (Also, Don's class helped me score 100% on the test.)
I really liked David's delivery on the material with real world examples and in a practical approach. He was willing to stay back after class to dive deeper into areas of concern.
The material was abundant, the class was interactive, and the teacher was engaging. Very good class, great teacher!
Mr. Arlen Bankston was an outstanding instructor. He is very knowledgeable of the topic and speaks from his own experience and not from a slide. The class was very interactive and fun. I enjoyed the Mural presentation because they were a lot of fun and easy to understand. I also liked the assignments that required us to get in teams. Sometimes articles aside from the reading book gave me a better idea and understanding of the subject for the course. I never expected to learn so much from an online class; I now see Scrum in a whole new way. I will reach out to him for future classes or some advice.
Great class! Very informative and interactive. It is so helpful meeting people across the globe facing the same issues and trying to solve the same problems. Love the use of mural to work through the class.
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.
It was fantastic, cleared up so many of the concepts that I wasn't sure about and also provided some amazing insight on how to deal with things at the workplace, we went through many scenarios and discussed them in detail, and David Bulkin was amazing, willing to stay after class for as long as we wanted in order to help clear up anything we may have missed.
FIrst impression with Grow-Lean was their webpage That was amazing. I mean a training site that answered all my questions before I got there. Well done. The class was great. I am Scrum Master and I was looking for practical knowledge that I could apply in my job. I am not just looking to get certs. This was a great class for that. If you want the answers, then Scrum may not be for you. This course helps you think and be confident that you will work with your teams to help them get better. David Bulkin, the instructor, was fantastic. He has a vast amount of Agile experience, and still comes off genuine and relatable. He told personal stories that supported the instruction as well as stories that created a great atmosphere. I enjoyed my fellow students as well. We had time to interact and learn from one another. Let me sum it up. I am really glad I took the class. Jeff
David provided a wealth of information that came from decades of real world experience. The conversations within helped connect the concepts to actual situations. There was a good blend of practical advice and application with theory and concepts for deeper study.
I found Don's training to be incredibly engaging, thoughtful and fun! I was actually sad when it ended. Don's teaching, coaching, training materials and team exercises prepared me incredibly well for the exam. I took the exam less than 24hrs following the training and passed with a 98% score. I highly recommend Don and Grow-Lean!
Certified myself with David Bulking, good teacher and nice person.
The course was extremely helpful in preparing for the exam. Our instructor, Donald Patti, was fun and engaging and used relatable examples to explain the material. The test prep materials were extremely helpful.
I took the CSM course virtually with Grow-Lean for 2 back-to-back days. Donald Patti, who was our trainer, clearly articulated the CSM concepts and highlighted the practical practices that a Scrum Master would implement in the industry. Don kept the session very engaging and encouraged participation from all students. Highly recommend this course with Don if you are pursuing a CSM certification or want to increase your knowledge on Scrum/Agile topics.
Had the pleasure to take Donald Patti's Certified Scrum Master training, and as always his structure and content delivery makes it very easy to follow intense course work. There are many simulations and group exercises discussed through Miro board with Zoom breakout rooms for team discussions. Don makes his class very engaging, and quite entertaining with metaphors and real life examples. I previously took his SAFe POPM class and I personally find him to be a tremendous teacher. Highly recommend taking Don's classes.
Don Patti was a great instructor. Kept the course engaging and entertaining. He had plenty of dad jokes ready to go! He also provided more then enough material/resources to pass the CSM. I would highly recommend one of his classes.
Had great experience attending training to obtain Scrum Master certification. The material and content were well received and better than expected. Thanks to David B. for taking time to explain complex concepts in clear and plain language making it easy to understand.
Arlen was a wonderful class leader. He kept the class interesting by including historical stories about where concepts came from, productive breakout sessions and timely coffee/lunch breaks. He was also very nimble and adjusted content on the fly as questions came up. I would definitely recommend this class to any leaders interested in learning more about Agile methodologies and how best to support their teams.
This is one of the best PD courses I've ever taken. It moved at a good pace, covered all relevant points, and had relevant group exercises. It was obvious the instructor, Donald Patti, was incredibly well versed in the subject details with plenty of life experience to pull examples from. I would highly recommend this course for anyone either working as a Scrum Master or someone transferring into this role.
My instructor, Arlen, was phenomenally knowledgeable and added a little bit of color to each section of the course. The way he connected each aspect of the material (by grounding the lessons in his past experience) made the class engaging and led me to seek out *more* courses he was leading.
I really enjoyed Don Patti's class. As an inexperienced person transitioning to agile methodology, Don explained scrum so well that I feel absolutely confident now.
I had an excellent experience taking a course with Grow-Lean. The course material prepared me very well for the exam. After a bit of studying, I was able to attain a 100%. Thank you Grow-Lean!
Thank you David for another great session. It was awesome!! I must say I have learned a lot in the A-CSM course and I am hoping to apply all the learned skills in my daily job. I look forward to sign up more classes in the future. Thank you again
I had a great experience with the certification course, and really enjoyed the collaborative format!
Don is probably one of the best agile trainers I have ever had, he know his stuff and has the capacity to explain it in a simple way.
David was a fantastic teacher and it was obvious he truly has a passion for what he does. Class was fun and informative. Can't wait for the next one!
The CSP-SM Training session from Arlen was engaging. He used an assortment of presentation tools and games that made for an interesting learning experience.He is really knowledgeable with a lot of experience that thus his real world examples help with understanding context. Lots of useful content and tools to use in real life.
The instructor Arlen did a great job in presenting the material and leading the discussions. For me, I have been in this role for a while, so I found the discussions very valuable.
Don was excellent! The course was extremely informative, well planned and fun! I enjoyed working with my team and really felt that I was being prepared for the knowledge required to successfully complete the exam. I would recommend anyone interested in becoming a CSM, take the course with Don.
DP from Grow-Lean did such an amazing job at keeping the class entertaining while packing in much needed information. He was thorough with eye catching visuals to help us remember pertinent information. I felt ready to take my exam after his class. Highly recommend to all who are considering Scrum Certifications (CSM).
DP was a great teacher! He is extremely knowledgeable and really made me feel comfortable to ask questions. He thoroughly explained the subjects and I walked away with a better understanding of Scrum and other frameworks as well. I would definitely take this class again! He even gives out gifts - thanks for the play-doh DP!
Don Patti is an excellent coach/mentor/trainer/and overall GURU he truly cares about his students and makes learning ALOT of FUN! I look forward to taking another boot camp with him. I would highly recommend and suggest everyone enroll through Grow-Learn…and select Don Patti you will not regret it!
The instructors at Grow Lean are second to none and have extensive/founding knowledge on all Scrum/Agile principles. The classes are taught in a dynamic and interactive way so to keep you engaged throughout. They make sure to apply all aspects to real life scenarios and can provide so much content it's a shame the classes are only 2 days.
Arlen Bankston took my A-CSPO course and this was the first Scrum course that I recommended to other people because I absolutely loved it. The way he conducted the exercises helped me understand concepts. We also had a small exercise with David Bulkin which was also worth it.
This was another great course provided by David Bulkin! The content was conveyed in a way that was easy to understand, and the ability to work with other class members via breakout rooms helped me practice what was taught. The pace of the course was good, and the structure of the course kept me interested the entire time. I definitely learned a lot from this course; and will apply it to my current job. I plan to take another course from David in the near future!
David was a fantastic facilitator. The two days flew by quickly and everyone was engaged in the conversation. David effectively used Mural to create fun activities and made sure everyone had a voice and participated. There was also enough humor to keep learning fun and interesting, but not enough to be a distraction. I would absolutely take another course with David and Grow-Lean. Overall, this was a wonderful experience.
Excellent course on scrum and the entire framework. The class featured professionals from different backgrounds and the instructor made sure to use relevant examples across the various industries. Schedule was 5 pm to 10:30 pm which suited me best as it didn't intervene with work schedule. Will certainly recommend!
First class in a long time where I was fully engaged. Smaller classes, and very interactive. Real world scenarios. I really enjoyed having David Bulkin as an instructor. He was super funny and helpful. Thanks for an amazing class.
Gave working examples of key concepts and engaging discussions in class - was a joy to have Don as an instructor.
This class was excellent! Don has certainly put the time and effort into making a fun, enjoyable learning experience for his students, and it shows! I had a great experience and feel so confident in my knowledge of Scrum.
The information and exercises were clear and concise. It was presented in a way that made it easy to understand and apply. All of your questions are answered and you feel confident taking the exam. Don was a great teacher!
This course was very informative & interactive. I’ve put off taking this course for a couple years & glad I finally took it. It was well worth it. Don Patti was an exceptional instructor. I appreciate the patience & helpfulness from Don. I definitely will refer this course & Don to others.
This course was very informative & interactive. I’ve put off taking this course for a couple years & glad I finally took it. It was well worth it. Don Patti was an exceptional instructor. I appreciate the patience & helpfulness from Don. I definitely will refer this course & Don to others.
This course was absolutely amazing! Don provides learning that is organized and easy to follow. Don also includes relevant real-world training activities and plenty of hands-on practice. I highly recommend taking CSM with Donald J Patti!
Fun and interactive class room. Don P did a great job. Learned a lot about agile and scrum.
Good mixture of theory and real-world application by DP affords anyone, including me, without first-hand experience to really understand the framework and to take initial steps to incorporate in every day efforts.
Of the scrum alliance classes I've taken thus far Arlen's CSP-PO class was by far the best. It was apparent that he knew/created the materials he taught from, he shared a great many personal insights, and he created an environment that encouraged the rest of the class to share their experiences and be heard. Would train with Arlen again.
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.
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 training offered by Grow-Lean for the Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster was a master class on advanced scrum methodologies and theory. The material compiled and presented by Arlen Bankston was high quality and it was clear that we were in great and experienced hand for the subject matter. I highly recommend this course for all who have chosen Scrum mastery as their career choice.
Great class. Instructor did a great job of keeping us engaged and getting the information out in an entertaining way and it made for an easy time on the certification exam.
Don was one of the best instructors I've ever had the pleasure of learning from.
Donald Was an amazing instructor! He keeps you engaged the whole time! He even stayed after the second day to answer the questions I had for him. The interactive portion of the class helped a lot to retain and remember the material. Highly recommend taking any of the courses he offers!
Great Instructor for a very long 16 hours over 2 days, his expertise, energy, and well-crafted interactive material made the class informative as well as entertaining.
David Bulkin is an amazing instructor! I have taken several certification classes, and David is by far the best and my most favorite instructor ever. David is highly knowledgeable and extremely personable. He easily kept the entire class engaged the entire 16-hour session by making everyone feel included. David also made the material easily digestible by presenting a fantastic breakdown of the information along with relevant real-life examples and experiences. I was not initially excited about taking this class since it was a weekend session. Also, the class happened to fall on the same week that I moved into my new home. However, the time flew by extremely fast. During the time I was in attendance for David's class, I did not think about the many boxes that were sitting around my new home waiting to be unpacked. That says a lot about David and his teaching style. I never actually saw David take a break during the class sessions. The students recognized David as an expert in his field and used their breaks to seek advice or gain more golden nuggets of wisdom from him. David is also a very positive person with great energy, which makes him extremely approachable. If possible, I will definitely take more of David's classes.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and experienced in the subject matter. Class was engaging with multiple different activities. I feel well prepared to take and pass the Scrum Master training.
Great training and David is makes it interesting!
It was a great job by Chris.
Great education on a matter that i saw as relevant in current stage of my career
Always entertaining. Course subject matter is great and does in fact represent real-world scenarios in most cases. I found this quite helpful. Thanks, David.
David was an amazing instructor, and the pace of the course was perfect, with many real world examples. The whole structure was really well done. There were folks from all over the US, with varied backgrounds, and working situations. I would definitely recommend this course with David for anyone seeking this certification.
David was great! He really helped us learn Agile, and the point of being a Scrum Master much more deeply, beyond the basics. He is an encyclopedia! Thanks David!!
If possible, I would have given six stars. As usual, David just doesn't stick to the Scrum Alliance material, but goes to the bottom of topics and shares his rich expertise and insight during the class which helps us to get a better grip on it. The lively debate and conversation that he drives is very much enjoyable and is a bonus. Thanks David.
I took the certification course over a weekend and it went smoothly. Instructor was knowledgeable and personable. Was a smaller class size which I think contributed to such a positive experience as it allowed for easier slow downs and pacing decisions.
I really enjoyed learning scrum framework with Grow-Lean and would commend David for his practical, fun and interactive approach to teaching.
I really enjoyed taking David's class! Very informative and full of hands-on exercises.
I passed me certification today! I big shout out to Chris Doss who is a an amazing instructor. His training was interactive, engaging and clear. I learned a lot from this course and connected with other participants.
David was a great teacher. He made the class relevant and kept the pace hopping. Questions and discussions were encouraged. I would take a class from him again.
Great two day session for the A-CSM training. The material covered and discussions were at the right length.
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.
I appreciated the format and exercises during the course. I really felt that I was prepared with a solid understanding and study guide for the CSM.
One of the better Agile courses I have taken. The content was very well presented, interesting, and useful. The format was engaging and interactive, and it moved at a smart pace (I didn't doze off once). The instructor (Arlen) clearly put a lot of effort into preparing the course material/resources. I would definitely recommend.
Arlen was articulate, knowledgeable and engaging. He had a broad spectrum of content that allowed the class to think and relate!
This is a great course. With the two days course I learn some skills that can use in the product in our organization. And also this is a 9pm to 5am course for me in Taiwan's timezone but still is a great learning journey for me.
The CSP-PO class was informative, thought provoking and the breakout sessions made it more transparent how different organizations view the Agile process. Thank you Arlen!
Amazing introduction to scrum and agile frameworks. As a part of a start-up, we needed solutions that could scale and provide the same agility we needed to innovate. DP at Grow lean kept the class engaged, wasn't afraid to provide feedback and correction in a humorous and meaningful way, and inspired students to pursue and agile mindset.
I enjoyed the Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner Course, it was great with brilliant insights and amazing group exercises.
Don was a great instructor. He knew the material exceptionally well and he could teach it in a very clear and enjoyable manner. I will probably look for other classes he offers that I can take.
Mr. Patti made this course very engaging. This is my first experience with scrum. I'm glad I chose this class. I feel as though I have a good base and I'm more confident as I begin my journey into this new field.
This was a wonderfully interactive, informative and overall great course. Don Patti was a great instructor, he made everything easy to understand and fun. I would definitely take another class with him and Grow-Lean. So happy I took this certification!!
Arlen was excellent and brought some excitement to the course. Perfect blend of practical exercises, class discussion and instructor lead information.
The content itself was great, but I feel like we lost a bit of time reviewing it because the instructor could have been a little more organized. There were times where we skipped over a specific term/concept because it was assumed everyone knew what it meant, and that left me feeling a bit lost trying to catch up. I did pass my exam on the first try after I reviewed materials multiple times, but I feel that I could have gotten a higher score or taken the exam sooner had I not had to review so much on my own.
Excellent A-CSPO course delivered by Arlen Bankston. Well presented, packed with useful information, high quality visuals, and interactive, engaging team exercises. Arlen brings solid industry experience with relevant stories and scenarios to support the course content. Highly recommend.
Great training with lots of additional, personalized material. Arlen was terrific.
Good overview of Product Management, and review of good Product Management practices
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!
One of the best Scrum training courses I've attended. Well planned, ran smoothly from start to finish. I was able to gather more useful information specific to my PO role than from other courses in the past. Highly recommend.
Arlen is a skilled facilitator and brings a wealth of experience to the table. This enriches the experience significantly.
I enjoyed the material and especially the interactive components!
I love the interaction and information portrayed in this class. It reviewed a lot of the scrum master principles while adding additional context. The class was interactive and supportive. The instructor took his time explaining the information, had break out rooms to interact with others and answered all questions. Overall great class!
The course was interactive and had a solid mix of instructor-led delivery, breakout sessions, and interactive quizzing that helped with the exam preparation. The trainer, Donald Patti, was kind, funny, informative, and attentive, and with the learning from this course, I easily passed my exam. Thank you!
The course was interactive and had a solid mix of instructor-led delivery, breakout sessions, and interactive quizzing that helped with the exam preparation. The trainer, Donald Patti, was kind, funny, informative, and attentive. I could tell he is an expert in this subject and offered robust and constructive feedback throughout the course.
A great interative class combining instruction, group activities and open dialog. I would take another class from this instructor - David Bulkin
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 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.
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.
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.
Fantastic Class! Chris Doss is an excellent instructor. The Certified Scrum Master class was laid out well and in a manner where the information was easily retained,
Chris Doss was very knowledgeable and helpful in learning scrum framework
Chris was an excellent instructor and the CSM class was well structured, easy to follow, and even included time to discuss real examples from class mates. Highly recommend this class and instructor!
Chris was a great instructor. Lessons were very easy to understand and apply.
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.
The instructor was very personable, and explained everything very well.
Grow-lean mentors are very welcoming and always check on their students to make sure they are receiving they knowledge being transferred. I will definitely recommend it who ever try to enroll with Grow-lean
David was a wonderful instructor, explained things very well and encouraged discussion and answered all our question! Highly Recommend!
Had an informative and engaging time over these last two days learning all things Scrum! Grow-Lean definitely prepared me and I feel confident proceeding both into this exam as well as into my career! Any and all should come and take this course!
David is awesome. High energy and very intent on assuring that you have proper understanding of the information.
Very warm and informative, lots of great wisdom I will carry throughout my career. - James R
I attended the 2-day session with David during the weekend. It was amazing to learn and get a few agile concepts refreshed with David and the class. The class was just the right size of 10 people allowing David (instructor) to provide an individual focus for each of us. I personally would recommend this course to anyone willing to learn CSM.
This was a refresher CSM course for me. My initial experience with Grow Lean was in 2015 with David Bulkin, as my class instructor in an in-person classroom setting. I was not sure whether an online environment would be beneficial for learning. But I have to command David for clarity of communicating key Agile concepts, ability to effectively train his audience via a remote setting and just an unbridled enthusiasm for Agile methodology. David is a master motivator, who keeps all of his class attendees engaged, participating and learning while have fun! Grow Lean is clearly the best in the business and David Bulkin proved this yet again. I appreciated an opportunity to enhance my knowledge of Agile methodology and looking forward to an Advanced CSM class next month!
It was indeed an enriching learning experience during the 2 day CSPO session with David Bulkin. The overall concept of Product Owner was brought across and explained in the most uncomplicated way for everyone to understand. Thank you David, Grow-Lean and Scrum Alliance !! Arun
I am very happy with my experience! Will definitely take another course with grow-lean!
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
The teaching method was very fun and interactive with classmates and lecturer. The lecture was very interesting and make me eager to listen. It was with real-time examples so we were able to understand better.
The training broadens horizons and helps to think out of the box. It was great teamwork during training. Thanks Arlen!
Arlen did a great job - thanks.
Arlen is knowledgeable and clearly explained all the concepts
Great class! Fun and informative
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.
Great interactive class!!
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!
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.
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!
Awesome training, very engaging content, the course did not have one dull moment. The content was extremely relevant as well!
Amazing two day course led by Arlen for my CSP-PO certification. Great content, great use cases, and so much more.
The class was very informative and gave me good understanding of the role of the PO
very well structured workshop. Liked the great visualization of next level product owner tools.
The CSM training was very detailed. The class offered several ways to learn and understand SCRUM and AGILE foundation. The class is fast paste, but it allowed everyone time to understand each concept. The class targeted diverse organization. Allowing individuals to share their input and reasoning for decision making.
The CSM class was great and very informative. Great instructor!
Good introduction to Scrum methodology. Very thorough slide package, with videos embedded. Interesting class activities, with small group exercises in Miro virtual whiteboard. Instructor has software development background, and most of class was presented in that context. It would be helpful to understand how Scrum tools could be used in physical product design. Overall, a good primer for the ScrumMaster exam.
The amount of material covered in two days of class exceeded my expectations. Very happy with the delivery of the material and prep emails received. Wonderful job Don & David! Best, VJ
Working Grow-Lean was a very professional company to work with. Their materials were informative and all of their correspondence was thorough and helped with learning the material.
enjoyed the class and the interactions. very informable. highly recommend
The course provided a good overview of the SCRUM team with a focus on the SCRUM Master. It also filled in some gaps that I had relating to how the SCRUM process is implemented in our company. The class was not perfect, we had some technical issues that while frustrating did provide an opportunity to work through issues.
Very informative course which not only explained the Scrum process but also delved into other Aglie Frameworks to show the difference between Scrum and other methodologies. The in-class activities were fun and engaging while giving students a more thorough understanding of the benefits of Scrum.
Excellent class. I recommend it to learn the fundamentals of Agile methodology, and all things Scrum.
Great course on CSM fundamentals. Thank you Grow-Lean team!
The practice sessions, lecture material all very informative and very detailed. It would be good idea to provide how to's on MIRO software, but not critical. Whole class was very well instructed
The class was great! Don P. was a great instructor who clearly translated the concepts behind learning the ways of the scrum master. Overall I would highly recommend the class for anyone who is wanting to better the way they tackle product development.