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Saturday
Oct 27
SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Training
NedSpace

SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Training

Join us for a our SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager workshop on Saturday, October 27th, 2018; featuring Jay Mittal PMP, CSM, CSPO, SA, SPC; an experienced Project and Product Manager, whose client list include many of the Fortune 500 companies, including Nike, Columbia Sportswear, and Standard insurance in Portland, OR. Jay is a certified trainer for SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe Product Owner, and SAFe Agilist courses.

Blockbuster. Kodak. Tower Records. Nokia. Taxi Industry. Compaq. These companies were all iconic market leaders that couldn’t adapt to new business models and technology innovations ahead of their competitors. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper, and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. Enterprises must learn how to adapt quickly to these changing technologies and economic conditions or they will become extinct, no matter their size, smarts, or strength. This holds true even for businesses that don’t consider themselves Information Technology (IT) or software companies. Professional services, financial services, healthcare institutions, and government entities are all highly dependent on their ability to produce new technology-based products and services. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques.

FAMOUS LAST WORDS

IBM: "There will only ever be a need for 100 computers." DEC: "No one would ever buy a personal computer." Blockbuster: "People don't want to watch films over the internet." Novell: "Our technology is much more sophisticated than Microsoft." Bookstores: "People want to pick up and handle the books, not read them on the computer." SONY: "Beta technology is far superior to VHS." LOTUS: "Our spreadsheet is far superior to Microsoft even if it is complicated." NOKIA: "Our phones are the world standard, even if they are proprietary." TOWER RECORDS: "People want to own their own music, not rent it online." BlackBerry: "Our security is what companies want, they won't let Android or iPhones on their network, even if our stuff costs more." Kodak: "People will always prefer film cameras, even if we invented digital ones."

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

You’ll learn how to apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART. In addition, you'll learn;

 * Learn about the Scrum Process.
 * Learn what a Product Owner/Product Manager is responsible for.
 * Come away with insights on how to manage your next project
 * Learn about the Scaled Agile Framework for enterprises.
 * Learn what a Product Owner for in large organizations like Intel, Nike, Google, and Apple are implementing Agile techniques in Scaled environments. Come away with insights on how to manage your next projects.
 * Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise
 * Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
 * Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
 * Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning
 * Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value
 * Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
 * Create a role action plan

BENEFITS

 * Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
 * Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
 * Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs)
 * Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace
 * Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

JAY MITTAL’S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 * Highly skilled professional with over fifteen years of experience, Jay has extensive experience in diverse software and hardware platforms providing management, leadership, analysis, design, development, migration to implement business technology solutions.
 * Experienced in complete life cycle of software development projects in both Waterfall and Agile frameworks including working as Project Manager, Product Manager, Scrum Master and Agile coach.
 * Consulting experience with Standard Insurance, Anthem Insurance, Nike, Michelin Tire, Novelis, WebMD.
 * Experienced in different Industry Verticals including: Retail, Life & Health Insurance, Manufacturing, Advertising, and Banking.
 * Worked as Project and Product Manager with Fortune 500 companies. Client list include Nike, Standard Insurance, Michelin Tire, and WebMD.

JAY MITTAL'S CERTIFICATIONS

 * Implementing Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC)
 * Leading Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Agilist (SA)
 * Scaled Agile Framework for Teams - SAFe 4.5 Practitioner (SP)
 * Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
 * Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
 * PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
 * Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP - MS Project 2010)

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING

This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed. In addition for more information with SAFe certification. www.scaledagile.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Friday
Dec 19, 2008
XPDX Conversation meeting
McMenamins on Broadway

Monthly, 3rd Friday meeting of the Extreme Programming user group conversation meeting to discuss all things Agile and Extreme Programming.

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Monday
May 4, 2009
Agile Project Management Workshop with Chris Sims
McMenamins Kennedy School

This is a full day, experiential introduction that focuses primarily on the project management elements of Agile. It's ideal for anyone who is going to be or wants to be invovled in an agile project: developers, product people, managers, and of course, project managers.

Course Description:

On a software project, uncertainty is certain. The customer will change their mind, a 'must have' feature will be discovered, deadlines will move, or an unexpected competitive threat will need to be countered. The agile approach to project management allows the team to easily adjust to these changing conditions in order to produce the most valuable software possible.

This experiential workshop teaches the fundamentals of agile project management, and is recommended for everyone who will be involved in an agile project. We will explore the key roles, responsibilities, interactions, and processes that make a successful agile project happen.

Participants will learn:

  • Estimation
  • Release planning
  • Prioritization
  • The rhythm of iterative development and delivery
  • The flow of deliverables
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Communication on an agile team
  • Empirical process control
  • Agile metrics
  • Simple tools for managing agile projects

The workshop focuses on practical 'how to' skill development, while providing enough theory so that participants will understand why the techniques work. Interactive exercises allow participants to learn by doing. Class notes, suggestions for further reading, and free follow-on consulting are all included to ensure that the workshop's lessons can be effectively applied back in the 'real world'.

BTW: We want $550 for the privilege of hearing us speak.

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2009
“Product, Project and Program Managers in Product Development: Who’s Responsible for What?”
Residence Inn Portland West / Hillsboro

The Oregon chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) invites you to its November Learning and Networking Event; “Product, Project and Program Managers in Product Development: Who’s Responsible for What?”

Throughout the development of every product, tough decisions have to be made including funding, features, schedule and resources. Three key roles for this process are the product manager, the project manager and the program manager. Three panelists with experience at IBM, HP, and Tektronix will explain each manager’s perspective on the product development process and explore ways to eliminate potential areas of overlap and friction. A Q&A session will follow allowing the audience to clarify points or share additional thoughts on this important topic.

Attending this event will provide you with a clarification of roles and suggestions for how to work more effectively with each position at every stage of a product development cycle.

Event Details Thursday, November 19, 2009 5:30 – 6:00 pm Registration and Networking 6:00 – 7:30 pm Presentations and Q&A

Residence Inn Portland West / Hillsboro 18855 NW Tanasbourne Drive Hillsboro, OR 97124 503.531.3200

$15 on-line registration prior to the event $20 at the door

www.pdmaoregon.net

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Thursday
Jul 15, 2010
TOP TEN CAUSES OF NEW PRODUCT FAILURES
PSU Business Accelerator

Product Development and Management Association Learning and Networking Event

Most new products fail even though really smart people work hard to make them successful. Why is that? The journey from a glimmer of a new idea to a commercially winning product is long and arduous, with many steps and decisions along the way. This event will identify the most common causes of new product failure and propose action to avoid those problems in the future. The discussion will range from the fuzzy front end to sales support and from individual to team to market challenges.

Two of the most experienced Product Managers in Portland, with combined new product experience of over 50 years, will illustrate the causes of failure with real-world examples. Audience members will have time to pose questions, offer comments and exchange ideas on this important and challenging topic.

Everyone involved in product planning and product development from either the engineering or marketing side will benefit. The causes that will be explained apply to start-up companies as well as large, established corporations. By attending, you’ll be able to go back to your product development activities and quickly assess if you’re at risk of becoming a victim of one or several of these all too common pitfalls.

This event will be at: Portland State Business Accelerator intersection of SW Corbett Ave. & SW Meade St. Portland, OR 97201

Be aware that this location can be difficult to find. The best set of directions for finding the event are available at http://psba.pdx.edu/drivingdirections
NOTE: if using GPS or online mapping: use intersection of SW Corbett Ave and SW Meade St, Portland, OR 97201. Do NOT use street address (2828 SW Corbett Ave.), as you will be given bad directions.

$20 on-line registration prior to the event $25 at the door (A discount is available for PDMA members)

For more details on the event and the speakers and to register on-line, visit www.pdma.org/oregon For additional information contact: Steve Little Programs Director -- PDMA/Oregon Chapter 503-756-2545 [email protected]

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Wednesday
Oct 27, 2010
HALO DESK Webinar
Online

You will learn about the myriad of knowledge areas that HALO DESK covers, including: Microsoft Office & Adobe software products, business, strategy, communication, customer service, finance, leadership, project management, teamwork, time management, as well as several personal development areas.

HALO DESK boasts comprehensive set of resources for business professionals to expand knowledge, skills and productivity with Microsoft and Adobe software; communications, customer service, financial, project management, leadership, team work, time management and other personal development courses.

This webinar will give you an inside view of what HALO has to offer. From Books, book summaries, instructional videos, collaboration tools to practice exams, HALO DESK has it all. Course topics include:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Strategy
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Business Skills and Soft Skills
  • Information Technology
  • Production & Logistics
  • Career & Self Development
  • Small Business
  • Economics & Politics
  • Industries
  • Intercultural Management
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Thursday
Nov 18, 2010
Design Thinking: Integrating the Left and Right Brain for Better Decisions, Better Results
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Everyone designs. Business people have focused on designing organizations to reliably generate profits. Today’s designers have focused on designing products and services to be truly compelling to customers. What is most compelling to customers though, is often not rational or logical. So designers have evolved effective and efficient trial-and-error approaches that recognize and accommodate rational and non-rational factors. When these heuristics have been applied to strategy and business modeling, it has produced businesses such as the Apple’s iTunes and iPod ecosystem. Design Thinking balances left brain and right brain decision-making, and when applied to strategy work often creates bigger win-wins for companies and their customers, than achievable through conventional thinking.

In this short experiential workshop, based on techniques used at HP, we will provide a brief introduction to the key concepts, break up into small teams and step through a facilitated Design Thinking exercise. At the end of the session, we will regroup to learn from each team’s experience with the process.

The Design Thinking approach is collaborative, interdisciplinary and highly relevant to anyone involved in the development of new products and services: product managers, engineers, designers, and marketers. The objective of this workshop is to provide you with the foundations of Design Thinking and launch your on-going learning on the topic.

Due to the interactive nature of the exercise, we’ll have to limit the number of registrants so register early to make sure you get to participate that evening.

A special thanks to the Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) for hosting this event.

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Tuesday
Jun 26, 2012
Public Course: SharePoint 2010 for Effective Team Collaboration
Advisicon

PDUs available for this course

Course Description

This course teaches participants how to design, create and customize SharePoint sites and to use SharePoint 2010 to collaborate, share documents, communicate and coordinate activities and projects.

Who should to take this course?

Anyone who is or will be using SharePoint 2010 to manage or participate in projects.

Course Outline

  • Understanding the purpose and architecture of SharePoint 2010
  • Creating sites with masters and sub sites
  • Customizing interfaces, layouts and WebParts
  • Utilizing Lists, Discussion Boards, and Document Libraries
  • Adding, deleting, creating folders, checking documents in and out, versioning, and modifying document library settings
  • How to Upload project snapshots to SharePoint utilizing the Pictures Library
  • How to conduct Surveys
  • Managing site permissions and users

Register for this course on eventbrite.

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Wednesday
Sep 19, 2012
Project Management Foundations and Best Practices
through Ambridge Event Center

Modern projects are in the clutches of constant pressure. They must deliver more with less, while meeting short schedules and tight budgets. Unfortunately, too many projects fail at this challenge. This class shows you how to organize small to medium size projects, then work with a team to accomplish them on schedule and within budget. Participants learn practical and proven project management techniques, then immediately apply them to real projects as in-class teams.

Topics include:

  • Starting a project on a firm foundation by defining it clearly, then getting alignment among the stakeholders
  • Visual tools for building a good plan that addresses the how, when, and who of the project
  • Executing the plan, monitoring progress, steering, and making changes
  • Properly closing a project, including how to learn lessons for future improvement

The class includes proven techniques researched by the Project Management Institute, the global professional body for project management.

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Thursday
Jan 31, 2013
Technology Association of Oregon Developers Forum: Product Planning in an Agile World - Bridging the Gap Between Vision & Backlog
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

In the agile software development world many techniques exist to aid teams in constructing and organizing backlogs into sprints. But what about a collaborative technique to visualize the big picture between the vision and the product backlog? How do you support fixed milestones while still being agile? Roadmaps can help bridge the gap between the long term vision and the current sprint. So what are some best practices? What methods have been used in the past, good and bad, and how can we improve the process at our own organizations?

Panelists: •Adam Light, Management Consultant - Agile Delivery •David Nash, Vice President Product Management, ADP •Dean Bergan, Vice President Network Engineering, ADP Dealer Services International •Dave Patterson, Sr. Agile Software Engineering and Quality Leader
•Dorian Simpson, Managing Director, Planning Innovation and former PDMA President

Moderator: •Jeff Krueger, Chairman of the TAO Technology Leadership Exchange and PM Evangelist

Please join the Technology Association of Oregon Development Forum and the Oregon Product Development Managers Association in a panel discussion as we share ideas and talk about lessons learned.

Event Details: When: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM (includes buffet dinner) Where: Kells Irish Restaurant, Portland,OR Cost: $25 Members $45 Nonmembers Register: TAO - 503-228-5452

Series Sponsors: Rally Software Salesforce.com

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Tuesday
Mar 26, 2013
Mastering Requirements Gathering
Advisicon

7 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

A proper set of requirements are the backbone of all successful projects. Poor requirements inevitably lead to poor project performance. Requirements provide the essential link between the goal of the project and the design of outputs and products. They are the only proper basis for your project's quality efforts and are the first line of defense against scope creep. Poor requirements, by themselves, lead to rework and subsequent schedule and budget overruns, flawed designs, failed quality and testing programs, and customer dissatisfaction.

This course teaches participants how to elicit, characterize, document, analyze, validate, verify and manage requirements for new projects, products and services. This is a must have for anyone who will be part of delivering or managing a project and includes tools, flowcharts and courseware that leverage industry best practices for successfully managing and delivering requirements to stakeholders..

Included Materials

Course participants receive a course manual and CD with tools and templates for gathering, recording, and managing requirements.

Who should take this course?

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Senior Management/ Customer or Stakeholders
  • Business Analysts
  • Team Members responsible for gathering informational and required details for project deliverables

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

Course Outline

  • Eliciting Requirements
    • Defining high-level business requirements
    • Identifying user classes & representatives
    • Selecting elicitation techniques
    • Eliciting functional & non-functional requirements from users
    • Identifying business rules
    • Reviewing requirements with users
  • Requirements Analysis
    • Clarifying complex and unclear requirements
    • Evaluating & prioritizing requirements
  • Requirements Documentation
    • Naming conventions and definitions
    • Documenting relevant facts and assumptions
  • Requirements during the Design & Build Phase
    • Match product to prioritized requirements
    • Requirements-based quality control
    • Establishing a stakeholder acceptance process
  • Requirements Change Control
    • Establishing document version control
    • Establishing change control process
    • Tracking changes
  • Requirements Verification
    • Verifying requirements
    • Creating requirements traceability
  • Requirements during Testing and Acceptance
    • Establishing requirements-based performance and acceptance tests
    • Requirements-based redesign & rework
  • Requirements and Closing a Project
    • Acceptance of deliverables
    • Project documentation closeout process

Register

Register at http://mastering-requirements-gathering-calagator.eventbrite.com

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Wednesday
Mar 27, 2013
Practical Project Management
through Advisicon

14 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

Based on Project Management Institute methodology, this class examines the foundation of Project Management. Students will learn Project Management concepts, helpful Project Management terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

Learning Objectives

•Project Lifecycle Steps, Templates and Key Activities •Managing Issues, Risks and Requirements •Delivering Value and Success through Chaos and Changes •Scheduling Tools and Techniques for Managing Complex or Dynamic Projects

Included Materials

This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, with 300+ pages of PMI approved life-cycle and thorough reference guide.

A CD with Advisicon’s best practice electronic tools and templates to aid in Project Management, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

Who should take this course?

•Project Managers •Project Team Members •Project Contributors •Project Support Team •Functional Managers •Executives

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

Course Outline

  • Project Management Overview
    • The Goal of Project Management
    • Projects and Operations
    • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
    • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
    • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
  • Executing and Controling a Project
    • Implementing Project Plans
    • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
    • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
    • Managing Communications
    • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
  • Initiating a Project
    • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
    • Identifying Project Deliverables
    • Gathering Project Requirements
    • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
    • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
    • Risks
  • Closing Out a Project
    • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
    • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
    • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
    • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
    • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
    • Operations, Customers, and Others
    • Final Reports and Project Closure
  • Planning a Project
    • Project Management Planning Processes
    • Developing the Scope Management Plan
    • Developing the Project Management Plan
    • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Communications Management

Simulation

We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise by forming workgroups that have the responsibility for planning and executing a project. Build a product according to the scope of sponsor specifications and implement the disciplines learned to deliver it within time and budget. We add twists, turns and other project real world problems for the teams to work through which adds to the fun of this creative simulation which effectively reinforces concepts and tools taught in the course.

Registration

Register at http://practical-project-management.eventbrite.com/

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Wednesday
Apr 17, 2013
Mastering Requirements Gathering
Advisicon

7 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

A proper set of requirements are the backbone of all successful projects. Poor requirements inevitably lead to poor project performance. Requirements provide the essential link between the goal of the project and the design of outputs and products. They are the only proper basis for your project's quality efforts and are the first line of defense against scope creep. Poor requirements, by themselves, lead to rework and subsequent schedule and budget overruns, flawed designs, failed quality and testing programs, and customer dissatisfaction.

This course teaches participants how to elicit, characterize, document, analyze, validate, verify and manage requirements for new projects, products and services. This is a must have for anyone who will be part of delivering or managing a project and includes tools, flowcharts and courseware that leverage industry best practices for successfully managing and delivering requirements to stakeholders..

Included Materials

Course participants receive a course manual and CD with tools and templates for gathering, recording, and managing requirements.

Who should take this course?

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Senior Management/ Customer or Stakeholders
  • Business Analysts
  • Team Members responsible for gathering informational and required details for project deliverables

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

Course Outline

  • Eliciting Requirements
    • Defining high-level business requirements
    • Identifying user classes & representatives
    • Selecting elicitation techniques
    • Eliciting functional & non-functional requirements from users
    • Identifying business rules
    • Reviewing requirements with users
  • Requirements Analysis
    • Clarifying complex and unclear requirements
    • Evaluating & prioritizing requirements
  • Requirements Documentation
    • Naming conventions and definitions
    • Documenting relevant facts and assumptions
  • Requirements during the Design & Build Phase
    • Match product to prioritized requirements
    • Requirements-based quality control
    • Establishing a stakeholder acceptance process
  • Requirements Change Control
    • Establishing document version control
    • Establishing change control process
    • Tracking changes
  • Requirements Verification
    • Verifying requirements
    • Creating requirements traceability
  • Requirements during Testing and Acceptance
    • Establishing requirements-based performance and acceptance tests
    • Requirements-based redesign & rework
  • Requirements and Closing a Project
    • Acceptance of deliverables
    • Project documentation closeout process

Register

Register at http://mastering-requirements-gathering-calagator.eventbrite.com

Website
Wednesday
May 8, 2013
Mastering Requirements Gathering
Advisicon

7 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

A proper set of requirements are the backbone of all successful projects. Poor requirements inevitably lead to poor project performance. Requirements provide the essential link between the goal of the project and the design of outputs and products. They are the only proper basis for your project's quality efforts and are the first line of defense against scope creep. Poor requirements, by themselves, lead to rework and subsequent schedule and budget overruns, flawed designs, failed quality and testing programs, and customer dissatisfaction.

This course teaches participants how to elicit, characterize, document, analyze, validate, verify and manage requirements for new projects, products and services. This is a must have for anyone who will be part of delivering or managing a project and includes tools, flowcharts and courseware that leverage industry best practices for successfully managing and delivering requirements to stakeholders..

Included Materials

Course participants receive a course manual and CD with tools and templates for gathering, recording, and managing requirements.

Who should take this course?

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Senior Management/ Customer or Stakeholders
  • Business Analysts
  • Team Members responsible for gathering informational and required details for project deliverables

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

Course Outline

  • Eliciting Requirements
    • Defining high-level business requirements
    • Identifying user classes & representatives
    • Selecting elicitation techniques
    • Eliciting functional & non-functional requirements from users
    • Identifying business rules
    • Reviewing requirements with users
  • Requirements Analysis
    • Clarifying complex and unclear requirements
    • Evaluating & prioritizing requirements
  • Requirements Documentation
    • Naming conventions and definitions
    • Documenting relevant facts and assumptions
  • Requirements during the Design & Build Phase
    • Match product to prioritized requirements
    • Requirements-based quality control
    • Establishing a stakeholder acceptance process
  • Requirements Change Control
    • Establishing document version control
    • Establishing change control process
    • Tracking changes
  • Requirements Verification
    • Verifying requirements
    • Creating requirements traceability
  • Requirements during Testing and Acceptance
    • Establishing requirements-based performance and acceptance tests
    • Requirements-based redesign & rework
  • Requirements and Closing a Project
    • Acceptance of deliverables
    • Project documentation closeout process

Register

Register at http://mastering-requirements-gathering-calagator.eventbrite.com

Website
Wednesday
May 29, 2013
Practical Project Management
through Advisicon

14 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

Based on Project Management Institute methodology, this class examines the foundation of Project Management. Students will learn Project Management concepts, helpful Project Management terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

Learning Objectives

•Project Lifecycle Steps, Templates and Key Activities •Managing Issues, Risks and Requirements •Delivering Value and Success through Chaos and Changes •Scheduling Tools and Techniques for Managing Complex or Dynamic Projects

Included Materials

This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, with 300+ pages of PMI approved life-cycle and thorough reference guide.

A CD with Advisicon’s best practice electronic tools and templates to aid in Project Management, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

Who should take this course?

•Project Managers •Project Team Members •Project Contributors •Project Support Team •Functional Managers •Executives

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

Course Outline

  • Project Management Overview
    • The Goal of Project Management
    • Projects and Operations
    • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
    • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
    • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
  • Executing and Controling a Project
    • Implementing Project Plans
    • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
    • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
    • Managing Communications
    • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
  • Initiating a Project
    • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
    • Identifying Project Deliverables
    • Gathering Project Requirements
    • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
    • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
    • Risks
  • Closing Out a Project
    • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
    • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
    • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
    • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
    • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
    • Operations, Customers, and Others
    • Final Reports and Project Closure
  • Planning a Project
    • Project Management Planning Processes
    • Developing the Scope Management Plan
    • Developing the Project Management Plan
    • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Communications Management

Simulation

We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise by forming workgroups that have the responsibility for planning and executing a project. Build a product according to the scope of sponsor specifications and implement the disciplines learned to deliver it within time and budget. We add twists, turns and other project real world problems for the teams to work through which adds to the fun of this creative simulation which effectively reinforces concepts and tools taught in the course.

Registration

Register at http://practical-project-management.eventbrite.com/

Website
Thursday
Jun 13, 2013
Portland Perl Mongers – Simple Questions Should Have Simple Answers + pdx.pm governance
Free Geek

speaker: MichaelSchwern

If a developer ever says “it’s really simple”, run and do not look back.

Developers often throw around terms like “easy” and “obvious” but what do they tell them about what to do to make something “easier” and “more obvious”? What does it tell them about whether somebody else will find something “easy” and “obvious”? Not a lot.

Giving simple questions simple answers tells how to take action to make things easier and more obvious to the casual user. Embracing the task of providng simple answers rejects the fallacy that complex implementations mean complex answers. It creates a new relationship of respect between the user and the developer; a good user can ask a simple question illuminating what people want to do, and a good developer fulfills the user’s desire for a simple answer. What does it mean to be simple?

  • How do you find it?
  • What are its benefits?
  • What happens when you don’t seek simplicity?

pdx.pm governance

Before the presentation, we'll have a short discussion about the future of the monthly group meetings as Eric Wilhelm is no longer able to be the sole organizer.

As usual, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub.

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Tuesday
Jun 25, 2013
Practical Project Management
through Advisicon

14 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

Based on Project Management Institute methodology, this class examines the foundation of Project Management. Students will learn Project Management concepts, helpful Project Management terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

Learning Objectives

•Project Lifecycle Steps, Templates and Key Activities •Managing Issues, Risks and Requirements •Delivering Value and Success through Chaos and Changes •Scheduling Tools and Techniques for Managing Complex or Dynamic Projects

Included Materials

This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, with 300+ pages of PMI approved life-cycle and thorough reference guide.

A CD with Advisicon’s best practice electronic tools and templates to aid in Project Management, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

Who should take this course?

•Project Managers •Project Team Members •Project Contributors •Project Support Team •Functional Managers •Executives

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

Course Outline

  • Project Management Overview
    • The Goal of Project Management
    • Projects and Operations
    • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
    • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
    • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
  • Executing and Controling a Project
    • Implementing Project Plans
    • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
    • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
    • Managing Communications
    • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
  • Initiating a Project
    • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
    • Identifying Project Deliverables
    • Gathering Project Requirements
    • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
    • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
    • Risks
  • Closing Out a Project
    • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
    • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
    • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
    • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
    • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
    • Operations, Customers, and Others
    • Final Reports and Project Closure
  • Planning a Project
    • Project Management Planning Processes
    • Developing the Scope Management Plan
    • Developing the Project Management Plan
    • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Communications Management

Simulation

We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise by forming workgroups that have the responsibility for planning and executing a project. Build a product according to the scope of sponsor specifications and implement the disciplines learned to deliver it within time and budget. We add twists, turns and other project real world problems for the teams to work through which adds to the fun of this creative simulation which effectively reinforces concepts and tools taught in the course.

Registration

Register at http://practical-project-management.eventbrite.com/

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Thursday
Jun 27, 2013
Mastering Requirements Gathering
Advisicon

7 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

A proper set of requirements are the backbone of all successful projects. Poor requirements inevitably lead to poor project performance. Requirements provide the essential link between the goal of the project and the design of outputs and products. They are the only proper basis for your project's quality efforts and are the first line of defense against scope creep. Poor requirements, by themselves, lead to rework and subsequent schedule and budget overruns, flawed designs, failed quality and testing programs, and customer dissatisfaction.

This course teaches participants how to elicit, characterize, document, analyze, validate, verify and manage requirements for new projects, products and services. This is a must have for anyone who will be part of delivering or managing a project and includes tools, flowcharts and courseware that leverage industry best practices for successfully managing and delivering requirements to stakeholders..

Included Materials

Course participants receive a course manual and CD with tools and templates for gathering, recording, and managing requirements.

Who should take this course?

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Senior Management/ Customer or Stakeholders
  • Business Analysts
  • Team Members responsible for gathering informational and required details for project deliverables

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

Course Outline

  • Eliciting Requirements
    • Defining high-level business requirements
    • Identifying user classes & representatives
    • Selecting elicitation techniques
    • Eliciting functional & non-functional requirements from users
    • Identifying business rules
    • Reviewing requirements with users
  • Requirements Analysis
    • Clarifying complex and unclear requirements
    • Evaluating & prioritizing requirements
  • Requirements Documentation
    • Naming conventions and definitions
    • Documenting relevant facts and assumptions
  • Requirements during the Design & Build Phase
    • Match product to prioritized requirements
    • Requirements-based quality control
    • Establishing a stakeholder acceptance process
  • Requirements Change Control
    • Establishing document version control
    • Establishing change control process
    • Tracking changes
  • Requirements Verification
    • Verifying requirements
    • Creating requirements traceability
  • Requirements during Testing and Acceptance
    • Establishing requirements-based performance and acceptance tests
    • Requirements-based redesign & rework
  • Requirements and Closing a Project
    • Acceptance of deliverables
    • Project documentation closeout process

Register

Register at http://mastering-requirements-gathering-calagator.eventbrite.com

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Tuesday
Jul 9, 2013
Practical Project Management
through Advisicon

14 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

Based on Project Management Institute methodology, this class examines the foundation of Project Management. Students will learn Project Management concepts, helpful Project Management terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

Learning Objectives

•Project Lifecycle Steps, Templates and Key Activities •Managing Issues, Risks and Requirements •Delivering Value and Success through Chaos and Changes •Scheduling Tools and Techniques for Managing Complex or Dynamic Projects

Included Materials

This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, with 300+ pages of PMI approved life-cycle and thorough reference guide.

A CD with Advisicon’s best practice electronic tools and templates to aid in Project Management, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

Who should take this course?

•Project Managers •Project Team Members •Project Contributors •Project Support Team •Functional Managers •Executives

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

Course Outline

  • Project Management Overview
    • The Goal of Project Management
    • Projects and Operations
    • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
    • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
    • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
  • Executing and Controling a Project
    • Implementing Project Plans
    • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
    • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
    • Managing Communications
    • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
  • Initiating a Project
    • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
    • Identifying Project Deliverables
    • Gathering Project Requirements
    • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
    • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
    • Risks
  • Closing Out a Project
    • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
    • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
    • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
    • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
    • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
    • Operations, Customers, and Others
    • Final Reports and Project Closure
  • Planning a Project
    • Project Management Planning Processes
    • Developing the Scope Management Plan
    • Developing the Project Management Plan
    • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Communications Management

Simulation

We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise by forming workgroups that have the responsibility for planning and executing a project. Build a product according to the scope of sponsor specifications and implement the disciplines learned to deliver it within time and budget. We add twists, turns and other project real world problems for the teams to work through which adds to the fun of this creative simulation which effectively reinforces concepts and tools taught in the course.

Registration

Register at http://practical-project-management.eventbrite.com/

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Friday
Aug 23, 2013
THE POWER OF PROFESSIONALISM/12th Annual Managing Projects Programs and Portfolios Conference
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

Friday, August 23, 2013

This premier educational event takes place every August.

Come join us to . . .

  • Learn the latest tools, tips, techniques and trends in project, program and portfolio management that will help you take your career to the next level and improve your organizational success.

  • Network and share ideas and experiences with executives, project, program and portfolio managers, sponsors, and other practitioners from a wide variety of industries, government agencies, and educational institutions.

  • Earn professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining your PMI credential.

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Tuesday
Oct 29, 2013
CRM: "He Who Has the Data Wins"
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

CRM: "He Who Has the Data Wins" presented by Rusty Lee

Each of these questions will be presented from both the perspective of you as a business owner, and also as a consultant helping your clients make decisions.

What is CRM?
Why from a business perspective is CRM important?
How can it benefit my business?
What will it cost me?
What's the payback?
How can a small business have an effective CRM program that works?

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

Presented by: Rusty Lee lives in the Battle Ground area and has been supporting the IT needs of Small Business for the last 10 years as CEO for CallMyPcDr.com . He has presented to audiences large and small on a wide range of topics. In a previous life he was Director of Marketing for a manufacturing firm in Portland, responsible for sales and marketing worldwide.

During his over 20 years of Sales and Marketing experience he learned the old fashioned way about the importance of customer data. Back then it was called database marketing. He's kept in touch with his Marketing Roots and now can add the Technology Perspective to the equation of CRM.

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Tuesday
Jan 14, 2014
PDX Digital PM January Meetup
ISITE Design

Who:

PDX Digital PM is Portland's inaugural monthly meetup for Digital PMs and producers. If that's you and you'd like to attend, please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-digital-pm-january-meetup-tickets-9142921725

What:

For our inaugural event, the theme is "Defining Digital PM - The People and the Role." The agenda is as follows:

  • Introductions and ground rules
  • A quick recap of profile survey results
  • A panel discussion on "the people and the role"
  • Wrap-up and networking

When:

January 14, 2014 from 6-7PM! Show up between 5:30PM and 6:00PM to mingle and get settled. There will be time to network following the event as well.

Where:

We'll be meeting in the community room at ISITE Design. Beverages and snacks will also be provided thanks to host sponsor ISITE Design!

Why:

Portland's digital project management and production community is underserved when it comes to sharing knowledge and raising the status of the role industry-wide. Project management for the web is still in its infancy, piecing together elements of agency production, software project management, and digital strategy in a diverse role that requires a great degree of smarts and skill. Let's get together to share our stories and experiences in an effort to all be better project managers.

Want to know more? Visit pdxdigitalpm.com

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Wednesday
Apr 9, 2014
PNSQC Presents: Kathy Iberle and Lightning Talk Previews of Upcoming 2014 Presentations
Glyph Cafe

PNSQC Presents:

Join PNSQC board members and supporters in downtown Portland at Glyph Cafe on April 9 to discuss our upcoming conference with other software quality advocates. You'll learn how you can get involved in the conference by submitting an abstract proposal. Submission deadline is April 17.

Lean Project Management Specialist Kathy Iberle will give a short talk, and you'll have the chance to sign up to present a Lightning Talk. We're encouraging speakers to turn their talks into abstract proposals for the 2014 conference.

Location: Glyph Cafe - Downtown Portland Date: April 9th, 6:00pm

RSVP's appreciated but all are more than welcome. Event detail questions: email Dwayne at [email protected]

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Saturday
May 31, 2014
Scrum/Agile Workshop by Agile Coach/Trainer at Intel
Portland State University Engineering Building

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding more … faster, cheaper and better. Technology, new product development and innovation have to churn faster than we’re used to. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

IBEA Foundation is hosting a Scrum/Agile Event to coach and train professionals and students about Intel Scrum Product Development. This event will help Project Management, Computer Science and Engineering professionals to gain extensive knowledge about Scrum Framework Development at Intel.

Scrum is an agile philosophy used widely within Intel's main projects. All proceeds from this event will go towards Domo de Organico, an organization devoted to sustainable recycling in Mexico City

Come Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on May 31st, 2014, hosted by the IBEA Foundation featuring Suzanne Ward, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer at Intel. So if your the right fit for this event contact us at [email protected].

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Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
PDMA Learning and Networking Event: THE FUZZY FRONT END OF PRODUCT INNOVATION
Lucky Labrador Public House Multnomah Village

THE FUZZY FRONT END OF PRODUCT INNOVATION

PDMA Learning and Networking Event

Thursday, November 20, 2014

6:00 - 8:00pm

Jon Marshall, President & Chief Innovateur, Innovation Frameworks

The Fuzzy Front End (FFE) is the messy "getting started" period of new product development processes. It includes opportunity analysis, concept generation, and pre-technical evaluation. As important as they are, these activities are often chaotic, unpredictable, and unstructured. Jon will provide an overview of this challenging period and then describe 2-3 tools or techniques that you can apply to start to bring clarity and order to this critical but least understood phase of the product life cycle. We will provide time for Q&A and an interactive discussion with the audience.

Jon is one of the area’s leading authorities on the FFE and innovation processes. For over 10 years Jon has been a fervent student and practitioner of many aspects of innovation, such as frameworks and models, creative and critical thinking, and metrics. His background in engineering and project management helps Jon merge innovation principles with the practical realities of developing products.

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. The Oregon chapter's mission is to help local professionals and organizations to identify, develop, and launch more innovative and profitable products and services through cross-industry collaboration, thought leadership, and the sharing of best practices and practical knowledge. For more information about the Oregon Chapter of the PDMA, please contact: David Nash, Chapter President, at [email protected].

We encourage everyone in Oregon who is interested in the Product Development and Management Association to become a member of the National PDMA. For a great explanation on the benefits of membership in the PDMA, click here

Schedule:

6:00 – 6:30pm: Gathering / Networking / Refreshments**

6:30 – 6:45pm: Announcements (upcoming events, who’s hiring, etc.)

6:45 – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm: Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm: Networking

Cost:

$10 on-line registration prior to the event **

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members

To register online, click the website above

** Note: This is a no-host event. The complete Lucky Lab food and drink menu is available. Grab a cold ale & bite to eat - and bring a friend or colleague to add to the discussion!

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Thursday
Dec 11, 2014
Downtown PMI Portland Chapter Roundtable
The Portland Building 1120 SW 5th Ave

SIMPLE SECRETS: 13 SKILLS OR PRINCIPLES TO INSPIRE SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE AND CAREER
Saby Waraich shares his fascinating personal story, he identifies the principles he found to be instrumental in his success. As he puts it, “...as I reflect upon my life, I believe there are 13 principles which have helped guide my journey. And I believe they can help anyone.”

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Wednesday
Apr 8, 2015
PMI Portland Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile round table is a monthly gathering of Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and others interested in discussing how to apply agile techniques, tools and organization structures.

The April round table will be an open discussion on tools supporting agile project management and product development.

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Tuesday
Jun 9, 2015
PDX Digital PM
eROI

PDX Digital PM is Portland's monthly meetup for Digital PMs and producers. Account types, strategists, and anyone else interested in the Digital space are welcome as well!

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Wednesday
Jun 10, 2015
PMI Agile Roundtable: Babel Fish: Adding Value as a Project Manager in an Agile Culture
Unitus Community Credit Union

What's the project manager's role in an Agile project? More importantly, how can a project manager add value?

Frank D'Andrea will provide real-world insights and discuss how PMs can act as translators across project disciplines.

As usual, we’ll begin at 12p and end at 1p. See you at the Unitus Credit Union Community Room this Wednesday.

The PMI Agile Roundtables are open to all interested in Agile and managing agile products - Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Product Managers, et. al. are welcome.

This month we'll be bringing pizza and drinks.

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Wednesday
Oct 14, 2015
October PMI Agile Roundtable
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

For October, we will debrief on the PMI Org Agility Conference and the Agile Alliance conference by those who attended. If time permits, we'll select topics from our backlog (or ones added by attendees) to discuss as a group.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus for their continued support

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Tuesday
Nov 17, 2015
To Certify or Not to Certify | Project Management Event
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

It’s widely known that Project Management requires a certain personality to juggle people and process with a smile. But do Project Managers excel because of certifications, or because of experience? Come join us on November 17th to hear from a diverse panel of Project Management professionals that have gone back to the textbooks for certifications and others who have bypassed formal education for on-the-job experience. All are equally successful with a variety of pros and cons, you won’t want to miss the certification debate from our panelists.

Questions to be answered:

How easy or difficult is it to earn certifications? What is the professional value of earning certifications? What type of certification is most widely accepted or required? What specific experience has removed the need for a certification? What is the monetary value of each certification, or choosing none? What is the right certification for your current and future role?

Panelists:

Saby Waraich Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) Saby Waraich is an International Speaker & Coach with over 16 years of experience in Information Technology, Project Management and Leadership Development. Saby has been serving PMI Portland Chapter as a Volunteer for the last 7 years and is currently leading the Chapter as its President. Saby is currently working as Senior Information Systems Manager at City of Portland, and as an adjunct Professor at PCC and University of Phoenix. Saby enjoys working with people and brings enthusiasm, inspiration & leadership qualities. Saby is a graduate of Portland State with Master's in Engineering and Technology Management and a Bachelor's in Computer Science & Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India. He is fluent in 4 languages which brings different frames of reference to approach problems and is a self-directed, confident individual with an ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Saby lives in Happy Valley (near Portland, Oregon) with his wife and two kids.

Adam Edgerton

Adam is a Senior Producer at Instrument. He has spent much of the last decade in technical project management on both client and agency sides. From leading large-scale enterprise projects to overseeing client project portfolios to growing and managing a team of project managers, he has cut his teeth on the entire digital project management experience.

Mitch Huff Certified Scrum Master

Mitch Huff is an Agile Program Manager at Viewpoint Construction Software, where he's been leading development of a Software as a Service product for enterprise businesses. Prior to Viewpoint, Mitch led software teams for Nike's FuelBand and Running experiences. His teams were the first at Nike to deliver their software to production continuously, serving traffic from millions of customers with multiple software deployments per day.

Mitch started his career in 2000 with his own business building websites out of his Virginia Tech dorm room during the .com bubble. He continued coding even after focusing his career on project management ten years ago. One of his current coding projects is a simulator that predicts a software project's range of delivery dates for teams using Kanban and continuous delivery. Some of his recent side-projects have included http://meetingmerit.com and http://spinwhim.com

Julie Morse Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Julie Morse is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She earned her certifications at MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. in 2003 and has practiced Lean Six Sigma project work since then in both manufacturing and healthcare companies. Julie is currently working as the Process Improvement Project Manager for Clinicient, Inc. Julie’s personal mission statement is “To help others see a new way of doing things that improves their efficiency and work/life balance.”
Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. Her passions in life include spending time with her 2 nephews, 3 dogs and driving a convertible MINI Cooper with PDXMINI.org. Julie lives in Hillsboro, OR.

Event Details Date: Tuesday, November 17th Time: 7:30am - 9:30am I 7:30am Networking I 8:00am Program Where: Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR Cost: $25 Members I $45 Nonmembers

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Wednesday
Dec 9, 2015
December PMI Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month as a group we'll select topics (either from our backlog or ones proposed be attendees), vote on the most interesting and time box discussions on each.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus for their continued support

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Wednesday
Jan 13, 2016
January PMI Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month, Agile coach Phyllis Thompson will be discussing how to use Open Space for company meetings and facilitating organizational change.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus for their continued support

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Tuesday
Feb 9, 2016
Certified Scrum Master 2-Day Course with Agile Coach Greg Smith
through Ruck & Maul Training Center

Register to reserve your seat and save $95! http://www.ruckandmaul.org/upcomingcsmclasses/pdx209csm

By earning a Certified ScrumMaster® certification you:

  • Expand your career opportunities by staying relevant and marketable across all industry sectors adopting Agile practices.
  • Demonstrate to employers and peers your attainment of core Scrum knowledge.
  • Learn the foundation of Scrum and the scope of the Certified ScrumMaster’s role from the best minds in Scrum.
  • Engage with a community of recognized Scrum experts who are committed to continuous improvement.

As a CSM, you will be able to fill the role of ScrumMaster or Scrum team member. Through the certification process, you will gain an understanding of the Scrum framework, including team roles, activities, meetings, and artifacts.

Additionally, with your CSM certification, you will have access to local user groups, online social networks, and additional resources that are only available to Scrum Alliance members.

In addition, CSMs receive a profile page on the SCRUM ALLIANCE® website and have access to a specially designed logo to highlight their credentials.

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Wednesday
Feb 10, 2016
February PMI Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time box discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
Mar 9, 2016
March PMI Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time box discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Credit Union for their continued support.

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Tuesday
Apr 5, 2016
Role of a Project Manager in an Agile Environment
CENTRL Office

The traditional role of a Project Manager is evolving. In the world of technology Project Managers who have relied on a highly structured model that imposes timelines in a long term project plan, working Agile may seem quite incompatible; even possibly traumatic.

Join the TAO Project Management Community in a discussion on the Role of the Project Manager in an Agile Environment on Tuesday, April 5th at 5:30 pm at CENTRL Office.

Some questions we’ll be pondering: What the heck does a Project Manager do in an Agile environment? What are the difference between Product Owner vs. Project Manager? How do you manage client facing expectations? How do the framework, processes, interactions with stakeholders change? *How do you estimate in Agile?

PANELISTS

Jay Haldors- Sr. Development Project Manager, Viewpoint Construction Software

Jay Haldors is a Development Program Manager at Viewpoint Construction Software. He is focused on the development of Viewpoints core products and works directly with the product development teams in an agile development environment. He has 18 years of high tech experience in Project Management and holds multiple certifications, including PMP, ACP, CSM and ITIL. He is married and has two boys, a crazy cat, and a old house that always needs work. For fun he loves to travel and photography, and enjoys triathlons when he can a way to work them into his schedule.

Jean Richardson - Principal, Azure Gate Consulting

Over the course of nearly 25 years, Jean has become experienced in coaching, agile and traditional project management, requirements and business analysis, and training. Her experience and career path have spanned both traditional and agile methods, frameworks, and cultural perspectives. The agile leadership model she espouses, Pervasive Leadership, is designed to help leaders set a collaborative context while still meeting their own stewardship responsibilities to the organization. In addition to coaching and managing projects, Jean has been a Multnomah County Court mediator for the last 13 years and served as a Better Business Bureau arbitrator. She currently serves on the Agile PDX coordinating committee, is co-founder of the Leadership Salon, serves in the role of PMI Chapter Engagement Representative for the Agile Community of Practice in Portland, and is a member of the Portland Chapter mentoring committee.

Chris Tobias- Lead Services Integrator, GE Healthcare

Chris Tobias builds great teams to solve tough problems. With more than 20 years’ experience in Healthcare software, business leadership, organizational change and customer service, he works hard to create a clear vision of excellence and inspire people to bring their best work to the table. As Lead Services Integrator for GE Healthcare his teams have tackled numerous complex software releases, new product launches and business transformation efforts. He is deeply experienced with project management methodologies, Lean methods and Agile business transformation. As a speaker and author Mr. Tobias loves to engage audiences in thought provoking conversations about technology, health and personal transformation. He has taught Project Management and has both PMP and Six Sigma certifications. He also co-chairs the Technology Association of Oregon’s Digital Health Community which hosts Oregon’s largest health innovation events and forums. Outside of the office Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two very active children, cycling and tinkering with inventions in the garage.

MODERATOR

Melissa LaFrance Project Manager, Fiserv

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Wednesday
Apr 13, 2016
April PMI Agile Roundtable
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time box discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
May 11, 2016
May PMI Agile Roundtable (Location Change this month only)
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time box discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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May PMI Agile Roundtable (Location Change this month only)
Unitus Community Credit Union - 1st Floor

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time box discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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Sunday
May 22, 2016
Project Management Information Fair for Veterans
1900 S.W. Fourth Ave., Ste. 2500A

Don't miss this opportunity for veterans to learn about educational and career opportunities in Project Management, as well as an introduction to PMI Portland Chapter. This is a free event for military veterans and their spouses to learn about educational and career opportunities in Project Management. Active, reserve, guard, and retired are invited. All levels of project experience are welcome, too.

Career and Educational Sponsors to be announced soon!

Be sure to register in advance by clicking the "Register Now" button above.

Agenda

Introduction to Project Management The Military & Project Management PM Educational Resources PM Certification Resources PM Career Resources PMI Portland Chapter

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Tuesday
Jun 7, 2016
Project Management June Happy Hour
WeWork Custom House

Project Management Community invites you meet and mingle with other People, Program and Project Managers at an informal happy hour at WeWork on June 7th from 5 - 7 pm.

Light appetizers and beverages will be served and tours of the WeWork space will be available.

The mission of the Project Management Community is to help professionals in the technology field gain practical experience and information on technology and methodologies by providing educational events and networking opportunities.

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Wednesday
Jun 8, 2016
June PMI Agile Roundtable - "Ask me anything Agile" with Diana Larsen
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable meets the second Wednesday of every month from Noon to 1:00 pm. It provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing Agile projects. We welcome roles beyond project managers and value a variety of perspectives and levels of experience with Agile.

This month we'll have a Lean Coffee talk with Diana Larsen, co-author of "Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great" http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Retrospectives-Making-Teams-Great/dp/0977616649/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464982080&sr=8-1&keywords=retrospectives+making+good+teams+great.

The theme will be "Ask me anything Agile". Bring your favorite Agile-related topics / problems. We'll select up to three for for Diana to discuss.

PMI Certifications holders can claim 1 PDU.

Thank you again to Unitus for hosting this round table

NOTE: Diana will also be hosting a workshop "Getting Great Results from Retrospectives", July 7 & 8. http://www.pmi-portland.org/activities/workshops/662-great-results-retrospectives

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Thursday
Jun 16, 2016
Certified Scaled Agilist - SAFe Agilist Certification Program
through World Trade Center

The SAFe® Agilist certification program is for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean-Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise. It validates their knowledge in applying the Scaled Agile Framework, lean thinking, and product development flow principles in an enterprise context so they can lead the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.

This Leading SAFe® workshop will show you how to deliver large projects with multiple teams and how Agile works at the portfolio and program levels.

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Thursday
Jul 7, 2016
CPSO 2-Day Training with Certified Scrum Product Owner and Agile Coach Greg Smith
through Ruck & Maul Training Center

By earning a Certified Scrum Product Owner® certification you:

  • Expand your career opportunities by staying relevant and marketable across all industry sectors adopting Agile practices.
  • Demonstrate to employers and peers your attainment of core Scrum knowledge.
  • Learn the origins of Scrum and the scope of the Certified Scrum Product Owner's role from the best minds in Scrum.
  • Engage with a community of recognized Scrum experts who are committed to continuous improvement.

As a CSPO, you will be able to fill the role of Product Owner or Scrum team member. Through the certification process, you will gain an understanding of the Scrum framework, including team roles, activities, meetings, and artifacts.

Additionally, with your CSPO certification, you will have access to local user groups, online social networks, and additional resources that are only available to Scrum Alliance members.

In addition, CSPO's receive a profile page on the SCRUM ALLIANCE® website and have access to a specially designed logo to highlight their credentials.

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Wednesday
Jul 13, 2016
July PMI Agile Roundtable
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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Thursday
Aug 18, 2016
Project Management for Nonprofits
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel: 1022 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

Nonprofit technology projects come in all types and sizes, and managing them is rarely anyones primary job. Success is often found not in simply getting “the thing” done, but in managing the process along the way.

It’s easy to understand how nonprofit staff get sidled with project management in the course of their work: you manage the website for your organization, so it just makes sense that you are responsible for the upcoming website redesign project, right? Likewise for the CRM migration, email platform transition, and on, and on.

Nervous about helming such a transition? That’s where this Lab comes in.

Managing a technology-related project for your nonprofit can seem like a daunting task, whether you have experience in project management or not. Each project and organization presents its own unique set of challenges. Even if you feel like you have a good system in place, having a chance to connect with other’s approaches and perspectives can be an eye-opening experience.

During this Lab, we will spend the day working through strategies, frameworks, and best practices to help guide you through the range of technology-related projects that you encounter and how to better manage them for success. Be prepared for exercises that will get you thinking about a particular project your organization is currently working on or getting ready to begin. Also come ready to share your experiences, tips, and lessons learned with the rest of the group as we work to learn as a community.

At the NTEN Lab, you will learn how to:

Oversee project budgets Develop project plans Reign in scope creep Manage internal communications & expectations Handle vendor relationships Monitor & evaluate the “success” of your project

About the NTEN Lab

The NTEN Lab is an in-person, collaborative space for shared learning, as well as an opportunity to connect with your peers to explore different ways to manage technology-related projects for your organization. This hands-on workshop is focused on bringing in your organization’s context in a way that allows you to learn from and support others in the nonprofit community.

Details

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm (doors open at 8:30am)

Location: Portland: The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel: 1022 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

Meals: Snacks and lunch will be provided

CFRE Credits: NTEN Labs and Webinars qualify for CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credits. Full participation in this NTEN Lab are applicable for 5.5 credits.

Support This event is presented through generous support from the Meyer Memorial Trust.

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Saturday
Aug 20, 2016
Intel SCRUM Training at Portland State
Portland State University Engineering Building Room 510

Want to learn how to take your projects to the next level?

Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on August 20th, 2016; hosted by the IBEA featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully. Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

STRUCTURE OF EVENT: Day 1 – Learn about the Scrum Process, Learn what a Scrum Master is responsible for, come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

Additional for Audience: SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS? If you share our event via Linkedin using @ibea then you have front row seats to this event! Thanks for spreading the word. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Friday
Aug 26, 2016
PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

We are pleased to announce the 15th annual Project Management Institute, Portland Chapter conference. This year promises to be the largest and most exciting event yet!

With 2 full days of education, networking, and career advancing opportunities, and an anticipated 500+ participants, your PMI Portland Chapter has worked diligently to draw top industry speakers to the stage.

The conference is tailored to grow your practical project management knowledge about contemporary leadership trends, as well as products and services, to help you drive towards your career goals.

Come, be a part of this dynamic community event that is sure to take your career to the next level!

Early bird discount through June 15 - Register NOW!!!

What to Expect? Keynote Speaker: Jeff Tobe

5 Educational Tracks

Strategy | Leadership | Technical | Agile | Business Analysis

Open Space Session • Professional Networking • Exhibition Hall

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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016
September PMI Agile Roundtable
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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Get 'Er Done: Surveying Digital Project Management Tools
Open Signal (Formerly Portland Community Media)

There are many digital tools out there to help you tackle your projects and "get 'er done"—from full-blown project management platforms to communication and file-sharing tools. Get an idea of the digital project management tools out there with advice and opinions from the pros.

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I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (this month is Nike)
Forge Portland

At this unique meetup, "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _", each month we introduce a new company through one of their star employees.

For September its going to be Gokul Surya from Nike!

In his own words, here's how Gokul manages his career:

"Continuously iterate to reach the pinnacle” is what comes to my mind whenever I take time to think about the future. I believe that people, processes and perspectives will help me get to where I want to be. Trusting the people, collaborating on developing the processes, and using different perspectives to solve problems along the path to develop a successful organization.

You definitely don't want to miss this :)

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Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016
October PMI Agile Roundtable: Working with Complex Systems
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

Working with Complex Systems (with an Introduction to the Cynefin Framework)

Have you ever been part of a project that no matter how well planned it is, it seems much harder than it should be and you don't see the results you originally hoped for? It's possible that the approach taken may have been incorrect for the situation and a new paradigm of decision making may be necessary. This talk will give you a useful framework to understand different contexts that we work in and more appropriate decision making techniques for the different situations we find in our business. The session will also cover how this understanding can be applied in project management and leadership. Be prepared for an eye opening discussion that may very will change how you approach your work from now on!

Rhea Stadick applies leading edge techniques to accelerate business results across complex, global organizations. She's driven by the need to do the right things right and ensure healthy workplaces that support diversity of thought and encourage continuous improvement and learning. Over the last 10 years she's led grassroots efforts and initiatives to establish improved ways of working that focus on fast value delivery and sustainable development. As one of the early adopters of Agile at Intel Corporation, Rhea helped to foster other change agents in this space and cleared a path to enable Agile to be an accepted and embraced way of working across 100,000+ people and over 60 countries. As a systems engineer, she has developed an expertise in Complex Adaptive Systems and applying practical methods to work in dynamic contexts. Rhea is a TEDx speaker and keynoter on topics including new approaches for modern business and thriving in changing environments.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016
November PMI Agile Roundtable - Conflict, Collaboration and Consciousness with Jean Richardson
Unitus Community Credit Union

Agile teams are all about high bandwidth cross-functional communication. But, we can get really jumpy about conflict. Creative conflict is where the good stuff is in product development and innovation.

In her travels Jean has had the opportunity to observe a large number of teams work together—and attempt to work together. It’s clear that conversations change, the way the team moves together changes, and quality of work changes as the teams consciousness is raised. Many agile practices serve to support the goal of consciousness raising. Through observation, research, and experimentation, Jean has developed a working definition of team consciousness which will be a useful tool for you as you lead agile projects.

Come learn about how effective conflict engagement deepens consciousness and what we mean when we talk about consciousness and software development. Jean’s style is dialogic, so expect to interact!

About Jean Richardson Jean Richardson is principal consultant and founder of Azure Gate Consulting. Through more than 25 years of experience in software development she consulted in project management, writing, training, public speaking, and business analysis, and the last five years as an Agile coach helping leaders transform organizations.

As a businessperson, she has learned that basic human issues are at the root of most business problems and most customer/vendor, employer/employee, or client/consultant disputes. Jean believes that if we ignore this fact we dehumanize ourselves and imperil our society.

As a consultant, her client list boasts a wide range of businesses including ADP, Cambia Health Systems, Chrome Systems, Dealertrack, Intel, Daimler/Chrysler, Kaiser Permanente, Mentor Graphics, Oregon State Department of Human Services, Portland General Electric, The Regence Group, US Bank, and UTi. Jean’s background includes thirteen years’ experience as a court-based mediator, and she brings a strong orientation to her practice as healing work.

She has taught at Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland State University, and at Marylhurst University where she taught MBA students. She teaches “Collaboration for Cross Functional Teams,” “Facilitative Leadership,” and “Effective Conflict Engagement” for private clients. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and professional development events.

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Wednesday
Dec 14, 2016
CANCELED : December PMI Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

Due to the possibility of inclement weather we're canceling this event - we apologize for any inconvenience

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
Jan 11, 2017
CANCELED : January PMI Agile Round Table - NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH
OHSU

Due to the current weather conditions, we're canceling this event - we apologize for any inconvenience. Please be safe.

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to OHSU for their support.

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Wednesday
Feb 8, 2017
February PMI Agile Round Table - NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH
OHSU

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Take the elevator to the 7th floor and follow the signs

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to OHSU for their support.

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Saturday
Feb 25, 2017
Intel Scrum Certification Workshop
Portland State University Engineering Building

Want to learn how to take your projects to the next level? Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on Feburary 25th, 2017; hosted by the IBEA featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully. Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

STRUCTURE OF EVENT: Day 1 – Learn about the Scrum Process, Learn what a Scrum Master is responsible for, come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

Additional for Audience: SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS? FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Wednesday
Mar 8, 2017
March PMI Agile Round Table - NEW LOCATION
OHSU

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Take the elevator to the 7th floor and follow the signs (Room 714).

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to OHSU for their support.

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Wednesday
Apr 12, 2017
April PMI Agile Round Table
OHSU

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Take the elevator to the 7th floor and follow the signs (Room 714).

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to OHSU for their support.

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Wednesday
May 10, 2017
May PMI Agile Round Table (Paddy's Bar and Grill)
Paddy's Bar & Grill

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month Jean Richardson lead a discussion on PMI's "Pulse of the Profession 2017" for Agile (please download and read the report prior to the round table).

The report can be downloaded here: https://www.pmi.org/learning/thought-leadership/pulse/pulse-of-the-profession-2017

We will meet at: Paddy's Bar & Grill - Irish Pub 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204 (No host lunch if you wish to order from Paddy's menu)

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Jun 14, 2017
June PMI Agile Round Table (Paddy's Bar and Grill) Noon to 1:00 pm
Paddy's Bar & Grill

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at: Paddy's Bar & Grill - Irish Pub 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204 (No host lunch if you wish to order from Paddy's menu)

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

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Saturday
Jun 24, 2017
Intel Scrum Certification Workshop
Portland State University (PSU)

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on June 24th, 2017; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

STRUCTURE OF EVENT:

Day 1 – Learn about the Scrum Process, Learn what a Scrum Master is responsible for, come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS

•Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science •Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors •Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) •Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace •Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

Additional for Audience: SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: •Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales. •Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months. •Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales. •Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers. •Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations. •International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS: •PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute •PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org •CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance •CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

THERE WILL BE FOOD AND COFFEE! FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT i[email protected].

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Wednesday
Jul 12, 2017
July PMI Agile Round Table (Paddy's Bar and Grill) Noon to 1:00 pm
Paddy's Bar & Grill

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at: Paddy's Bar & Grill - Irish Pub 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204 (No host lunch if you wish to order from Paddy's menu)

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

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Tuesday
Jul 18, 2017
Portland Atlassian User Group
Wacom Experience Center

The Portland, OR Atlassian User Group is back with new group leads. We'll host our first event to re-invigorate the community, introduce new people, and brainstorm topics and speakers for future events. This is a meet and greet event so come prepared to laugh while enjoying drinks and light snacks. Get to know each other through activities, and bring business cards to enter to win prizes in giveaways.

Bring your great ideas; influence the next event. We want to know: what you're interested in, what you feel comfortable presenting about, and what you're dying to learn. We'll gather topics, speaker, and date suggestions for our next get-together.

Location: The event will be hosted by Wacom at their Experience Center (1455 NW Irving St., Suite 110, Portland, or 97209) on July 18, 5 PM PDT.

Register Online

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Wednesday
Aug 9, 2017
August PMI Agile Round Table (Paddy's Bar and Grill)
Paddy's Bar & Grill

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month Daniel Ackermann will cover the topic: “Scrum, Kanban, ScrumBan for software development?” - presenting the different methods and explore some benefits and drawbacks of each, and under which situations each method can be used. Daniel will speak for about 30 minutes followed by a group discussion on the ideas presented.

We will meet at: Paddy's Bar & Grill - Irish Pub 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204 (No host lunch if you wish to order from Paddy's menu)

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.


About Daniel : Daniel is a Project Management and Agile consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the software development and technology industry. He has a master’s degree in Project and Program management from Boston University and obtained his PMP certification in October 2001. He is a Certified Scrum Master and hold the PMI-ACP certification. His main area of interest is the translation of skills from traditional project management to the Agile world and how the two worlds can co-exist in an enterprise

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Monday
Sep 25, 2017
TAO - Project Mgmt Lightning Talks Happy Hour
WeWork Pioneer Place

Meet, mingle and learn from other People, Program and Project Managers during our lightning talks.

All registrants are invited to submit a topic, attendees will vote on topics, and three people will be asked to speak during our Happy Hour. Present an unsolved question or an inspirational answer - it's your choice. The only rules are that the topic is Project Management and you only have five minutes.

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Wednesday
Oct 11, 2017
October PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at:

The Standard: 900 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Class Rooms 1 & 2

Meeting Rooms are on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
Jira in Action: Software Development & Project Management
CENTRL East Side Location

Two Jira users walk into a bar... What do they find? Each other and a whole lot of ways to use Jira to solve problems. This month two local users will share how they use Jira and other products to collaborate and manage internal projects from technical to business. Come to learn from their successes, failures, and everything in between. Ask questions and collaborate; our hope is that you'll walk away with answers to your burning challenges, or at least feel like you have a local Bat-line to call for help.


We'll also report out on the latest from Atlassian, including announcements from Summit in San Jose. If you attended, we'd love for you to share your most-memorable moment and what you learned.


Event Details:


Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Time: 5:30-7 PM PDT


Location: Centrl Office Eastside - 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232


Other things and things: Food and social lubricant provided, cheers!

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Wednesday
Nov 8, 2017
November PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This Month we're honored to have Jean Richardson present: Servant Leadership: A Grounding Discussion

Summary: For agilists, servant leadership has long been the go-to leadership model. Most agilists aren’t grounded in what servant leadership really is.

This discussion will introduce you to the founder, his initial conceptual overview of servant leadership, modern thought leaders, and common critiques of the model. You will leave with an easy way to determine whether you really are a successful servant leader.


Jean Richardson led the webinar “Intro to Servant Leadership for the Flummoxed” last month. She will set the context for a discussion on this leadership model and encourage discussion among the attendees. Jean is the author of The Preservation of the Agile Heart, an advanced discussion of agile advocacy and where agile advocates need to go from here. Learn more at agileheartinfo.com.

We will meet at:

The Standard: 900 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Broadway CR (Basement - signs will show the way)

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Saturday
Nov 18, 2017
MS EXCEL - ADVANCED EXCEL FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS
Union Bank Tower

Want to take your career to the next level?

Practical, Hands-on Training for Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in business today. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace. Unfortunately many college students, recent grads, and professionals haven’t mastered Excel or have the adequate Excel skills employers are seeking. According to Payscale, “ 80 percent of job openings require spreadsheet and word-processing software skills. Yet so many people never even give Excel a chance because it has an intimidating stigma around it.”

If you walk through the finance or accounting department at any major corporate office, you will see computer screens filled with Excel spreadsheets outlining financial results, budgets, forecasts, and plans used to make big business decisions. Marketing and Product profesionals using Excel to list customer and sales targets; managing thier sales force and planning future marketing plans based on past results. Pivot tables to quickly and easily summarize customer and sales data by category with a quick drag-and drop. HR professionals using giant spreadsheets full of employee data and understand exactly where the costs are coming from and how to best plan and control them for the future. Supply logistic professional to manage inventory and forecasts demand. In essence, you can turn an entire department around just because you know how to manipulate data in order to get an aggregate view.

STRUCTURE OF COURSE:

Advanced functions and formulas Logical functions Conditional functions Financial functions Text functions Date functions Array formulas Lookups and data tables Using lookup functions Using MATCH and INDEX Creating data tables Advanced data management Validating cell entries Advanced filtering Advanced charting Chart formatting options Combination charts Graphical objects PivotTables and PivotCharts Working with PivotTables Rearranging PivotTables Formatting PivotTables PivotCharts Exporting and Importing Data Exporting and importing text files Getting external data Analytical Tools Goal Seek Scenarios Macros and Visual Basic Running and recording a macro Working with VBA code

BENEFITS

Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support.The ability to analyze data is a powerful skill that helps you make better decisions. Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool.

MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT

They are NOT seeing if you simply have Excel as a skill. They are diving deeping when it comes to determining which candidate to interview and hire. They look for Pivot Table, VLOOKUP, Macros, VBA, Conditional Formatting, Charting and Filtering…These are far more telling of your ability to an employer then writing Excel. Someone who writes VLOOKUP, Pivot Table, Filtering demonstrates an ability to analyse data and so has eliminated a potential barrier in the mind of the hiring manager reviewing your resume. In essence, use actual Excel functions in your Resume!

INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Did you know that Excel know-how can instantly increase your job prospects as well as your starting salary? Excel is a transferrable skill that any hiring manager understands is critical. Research shows job applicants who know MS Excel make $22.66 per hour on average compared to the $20.14 per hour their peers make who don’t know the program. That’s roughly an extra $20 per eight-hour workday and $100 per work week, simply for knowing how to use a single computer program. Moreover, full-time employees in certain industries can see a starting salary bump of anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 per year based on their Excel skills. That’s not chump change you can ignore.

INSPIRING ENTREPRENEUR?

A majority 63 percent of twenty-somethings want to start their own business. How will you stay organized, track data, or forecast your finances if you’re not spreadsheet-savvy? Many millennials simply want their first job. But, what about your performance once someone hires you? The biggest complaint employers have about millennials is that they lack basic hard and soft skills.These skills include things like teamwork and problem solving, but also basic administrative skills like MS Word and Powerpoint. Once you’re hired, you want to meet the basic requirements of your role without stressing.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Martin Jetton has 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. He's currently a Principal at the Liberty Advisor Group, where he works in advanced supply chain analytics. In his previous role, he was the Senior Predictive Consultant at Corios; where he developed predictive models and scorecards, forecast trends, identify uncertainties, and assign the ideal strategies to maximize performance. The firm’s clients are in the banking, brokerage, credit, utilities and healthcare industries.

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through MS Excel; Software Engineers, Finance Professionals, HR Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Wednesday
Dec 13, 2017
December PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This Month we'll continue on the topic of Servant Leadership: A Grounding Discussion with Jean Richardson (and possibly discuss other leadership models). Summary: For agilists, servant leadership has long been the go-to leadership model. Most agilists aren’t grounded in what servant leadership really is.

As requested by the attendees, this discussion will continue last month's topic - introduce you to the founder, his initial conceptual overview of servant leadership, modern thought leaders, and common critiques of the model. You will leave with an easy way to determine whether you really are a successful servant leader.


Jean Richardson led the webinar “Intro to Servant Leadership for the Flummoxed” last month. She will set the context for a discussion on this leadership model and encourage discussion among the attendees. Jean is the author of The Preservation of the Agile Heart, an advanced discussion of agile advocacy and where agile advocates need to go from here. Learn more at agileheartinfo.com.

We will meet at:

The Standard: 900 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Tree Room (located on the Concourse Level down the escalator) (NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT LOCATION THAN LAST MONTH)

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Jan 10
January PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile. This month the group will discuss The Agile Practice Guide:

"Created in partnership with Agile Alliance®, the Agile Practice Guide* provides tools, situational guidelines and an understanding of the various agile approaches available to enable better results. It is especially useful for those project managers accustomed to a more traditional environment to adapt to a more agile approach."

PMI members can download a pdf version of the practice guide at: https://www.pmi.org/pmbok-guide-standards/practice-guides/agile

Thanks to The Standard for their continued support

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

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Saturday
Jan 20
Intel Scrum Certification Workshop
Union Bank Tower

Want to learn how to take your projects to the next level

Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on January 20th, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

STRUCTURE OF EVENT:

Day 1 – Learn about the Scrum Process, Learn what a Scrum Master is responsible for, come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS

•Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science •Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors •Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) •Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace •Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

ADDITIONAL AUDIENCE

SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

•Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales. •Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months. •Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales. •Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers. •Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations. •International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS:

•PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute •PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org •CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance •CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

THERE WILL BE COFFEE!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Wednesday
Feb 14
February PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile practices.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at:

The Standard

900 SW Fifth Ave,

Portland, OR 97204

Class Rooms 1 & 2

Meeting Rooms are on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Feb 21
Sketch and Diagram: Using Lucidchart in Jira and Confluence
Wacom Experience Center

Joseph will be present on how to enhance your Confluence and JIRA experiences through visual communication with Lucidchart. Sharing best practices and use cases, he'll show how powerful visualizing systems and processes can be for your organizations.

Lunch provided and drinks provided. Register online to reserve regular or vegetarian lunch.

Bring a notebook and pen to take notes, business cards to help you connect, and good questions for Joe.

Wednesday
Mar 14
March PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile practices.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at:

The Standard

900 SW Fifth Ave,

Portland, OR 97204

Class Rooms 1 & 2

Meeting Rooms are on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Saturday
Mar 31
Kanban Training & Workshop w/ Suzanne Ward
Portland State University - Fourth Avenue Building

Practical, Hands-on Training For Kanban Learn how to “Stop Starting and Start Finishing”

Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on March 31st, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our Kanban workshop will help you adopt a value–centric system of planning and executing your work. In this one day course we cover the basics of Kanban, one of the agile processes, through a combination of theory and extensive exercises. With in-depth exercises and coaching from an experienced practitioner, participants will learn how to initiate change with Kanban and bring in process improvements by identifying and addressing bottlenecks, prioritize, and initiate collaboration.

BENEFITS:

+++ Get a thorough understanding of the Kanban method, its core principles and practices +++ Learn how to design and introduce a Kanban system into your existing work environment +++ Understand how to improve service delivery with Kanban systems and ensure better customer focus +++ Learn to maximize benefits of the Pull-based workflow, limit Work In Progress (WIP) through continuous collaboration and active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the

    best possible team workflow

+++ Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions +++ Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science +++ Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors +++ Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) +++ Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace +++ Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

WHO SHOULD COME?

Kanban is one of the easiest ways to get your process and delivery under control, anyone with work that needs to get done will benefit. People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, CIO’s, Team Leaders, Technical Leaders, Program Managers, Department Managers, Portfolio Managers, Supply Logistics Professionals.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.

Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.

Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.

Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.

Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.

International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS:

PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Wednesday
Apr 11
April PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This Month we're honored to have Daniel Lynn present: Technical Consulting

Summary: What Is Technical Coaching?

All the best athletes teams have coaches. Musicians and singer? They have coaches too. If you’re a top-level executive at a Fortune 500 company, chances are you have a coach too. So what about the people building your products? Should they have coaches?

Coaching has really taken off over the past decade, but somehow our teams - the people who make the products that our companies live or die by - they’ve been left behind. In this talk we’ll discuss the what a technical coach does (and doesn’t do) and how to tell if your team could benefit from one.

About Daniel:

Daniel has been developing software for nearly two decades and has been working in agile teams for the last 10 years. More recently, he has worked with agile42 coaching teams on the adoption of agile practices both in code and across the organization, but his passion is still in writing great software and helping others do the same.

We will meet at:

The Standard

900 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204 Class Rooms 1 & 2 Meeting Rooms are on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Wednesday
May 2
PSU CEPE Potential Instructor Info Session
Center For Executive and Professional Education

PSU’s Center for Executive & Professional Education (CEPE) has ongoing needs for instructional staff. If you’re interested in teaching for CEPE (or think you might be!), please join us for this info session to meet us and learn about our needs. After a presentation on our history, courses, hiring process, and what we look for in instructors, we’ll break into discussion groups so attendees can network and learn more.

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Wednesday
May 9
May PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This Month we're honored to have Adam Light facilitating: Change is Hard! Lessons Learned from Enterprise Agile Transformation

Fast moving SAAS businesses use agile methods natively. The recently-published PMI Agile Practice Guide shows there is broad understanding of agile practice fundamentals. Yet agile transformation continues to struggle in traditional organizations. What lessons can we draw after 15 years of mainstream experience? Come share your own experiences and gain a higher-level perspective on the difficult work of leading Agile change in an established company.

Your guide for this conversation will be Adam Light. Adam led his first agile transformation as the director of a traditional PMO. His experience made him a believer in Agile. And he has since spent nearly ten years helping technology leaders lead change and overcome challenges to make their traditional organizations more productive, innovative, and humane.

Thanks to The Standard for providing the venue and to Adam for leading this discussion

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Saturday
Jun 9
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agilist Training -Two Days Training
through Union Bank Tower

Intro to Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SAFe) Training Two Days Training

Join us for a two-day Scaled Agile Framework workshop on June 09th, 2018 and June 16th, 2018; featuring Jay Mittal PMP, CSM, CSPO, SA, SPC; an experienced Project and Product Manager, whose client list include many of the Fortune 500 companies, including Nike and Standard insurance in Portland, OR. Jay is a certified trainer for SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe Product Owner, and SAFe Agilist courses.

Blockbuster. Kodak. Tower Records. Nokia. Taxi Industry. Compaq. These companie were all iconic market leaders that couldn’t adapt to new business models and technology innovations ahead of their competitors. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper, and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. Enterprises must learn how to adapt quickly to these changing technologies and economic conditions or they will become extinct, no matter their size, smarts, or strength. This holds true even for businesses that don’t consider themselves Information Technology (IT) or software companies. Professional services, financial services, healthcare institutions, and government entities are all highly dependent on their ability to produce new technology-based products and services. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques.

Come get a taste of the future of management and learn about SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework). This two day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification program and is for executives, managers and Agile change agents who are responsible for leading a Lean/Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise.

FAMOUS LAST WORDS:

IBM: "There will only ever be a need for 100 computers." DEC: "No one would ever buy a personal computer." Blockbuster: "People don't want to watch films over the internet." Novell: "Our technology is much more sophisticated than Microsoft." Bookstores: "People want to pick up and handle the books, not read them on the computer." SONY: "Beta technology is far superior to VHS." LOTUS: "Our spreadsheet is far superior to Microsoft even if it is complicated." NOKIA: "Our phones are the world standard, even if they are proprietary." TOWER RECORDS: "People want to own their own music, not rent it online." BlackBerry: "Our security is what companies want, they won't let Android or iPhones on their network, even if our stuff costs more." Kodak: "People will always prefer film cameras, even if we invented digital ones."

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

– Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project – Learn about the Scaled Agile Framework for enterprises. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. And how large organizations like Intel, Nike, Google, and Apple are implementing Agile techniques in Scaled environments. Come away with insights on how to manage your next projects.

BENEFITS:

  • Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
  • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
  • Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

JAY MITTAL’S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Highly skilled professional with over fifteen years of experience, Jay has extensive experience in diverse software and hardware platforms providing management, leadership, analysis, design, development, migration to implement business technology solutions.
  • Experienced in complete life cycle of software development projects in both Waterfall and Agile frameworks including working as Project Manager, - Product Manager, Scrum Master and Agile coach.
  • Consulting experience with Standard Insurance, Anthem Insurance, Nike, Michelin Tire, Novelis, WebMD.
  • Experienced in different Industry Verticals including: Retail, Life & Health Insurance, Manufacturing, Advertising, and Banking.
  • Worked as Project and Product Manager with Fortune 500 companies. Client list include Nike, Standard Insurance, Michelin Tire, and WebMD.

JAY MITTAL'S CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Implementing Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Leading Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Agilist (SA)
  • Scaled Agile Framework for Teams - SAFe 4.5 Practitioner (SP)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP - MS Project 2010)

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING:

This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected]. P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/agiletraining2018

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Wednesday
Jun 13
June PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile practices.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at:

The Standard

900 SW Fifth Ave,

Portland, OR 97204

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Saturday
Jun 23
Scrum Certification Workshop
Portland State University

Want to learn how to take your projects to the Next Level

Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on June 23rd, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

– Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS

Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales. Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months. Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales. Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers. Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations. International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING

This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected]. P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

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Wednesday
Jul 11
July PMI Agile Roundtable - "Ask Me Anything about Agile: Perspectives From the Trenches" with Diana Larsen
The Standard

Come for an noon hour of dialogue with Diana Larsen, author, coach, consultant, speaker, startup founder, visionary pragmatist, chief relationship builder, and sojourner in the many various fields of Agile.

There will be no prepared slides or lecture, just spontaneous dialogue with you and your colleagues about real challenges you face today. We'll focus on your specific, real-time questions, challenges, dilemmas and issues about retrospectives, teams, agile, adoptions, liftoffs, managing, leadership, complexity, learning, the Agile Fluency™ Model, and more. Invite her to discuss whatever is top of your mind! We will collect and aggregate your questions, sort them into topic areas, and invite the questioners to join Diana in a time-boxed conversation.

We'll get through as many topic areas as possible between networking and close. Join us!

Bio:

Diana Larsen co-founded and directs the Agile Fluency™ Project and leads the practice area for Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions at FutureWorks Consulting. Diana is author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning; and co-originator of the Agile Fluency™ Model. Find out more about Diana at http://www.agilefluency.org/about.php

We will meet at:

The Standard 900 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204 Main Level - Atrium

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Saturday
Aug 4
Kanban Training & Workshop
Union Bank Tower

Practical, Hands-on Training For Kanban

Learn how to “Stop Starting and Start Finishing”

Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on August 04th, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our Kanban workshop will help you adopt a value–centric system of planning and executing your work. In the one day training we cover the basics of Kanban, one of the agile processes, through a combination of theory and extensive exercises. With in-depth exercises and coaching from an experienced practitioner, participants will learn how to initiate change with Kanban and bring in process improvements by identifying and addressing bottlenecks, prioritize, and initiate collaboration.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

      * Understand how to make prioritization, sequencing and scheduling decisions based on economic factors instead of hunches.

      * Learn how to forecast single and multiple work items (releases, sprints) and be able to answer the questions like "When will the work be finished?" accurately instead of guessing due dates.

      * Acquire skills to avoid emotional objections to changes in general and to Kanban WIP limits introduction in particular.

      * Enabled by seven Kanban cadences, be able to introduce continuous learning and improvement process by implementing organizational feedback loops.

      * Familiarize with Kanban Risk Management approaches, service orientation, asymmetrical commitment and rollout phases for a Kanban initiative.

      * Increase Kanban knowledge to manage, sustain and scale evolutionary improvements in their organization.

BENEFITS:

      * Get a thorough understanding of the Kanban method, its core principles and practices.

      * Learn how to design and introduce a Kanban system into your existing work environment.

      * Understand how to improve service delivery with Kanban systems and ensure better customer focus.

      * Learn to maximize benefits of the Pull-based workflow, limit Work In Progress (WIP) through continuous collaboration and active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the best possible team workflow.

      * Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science.

      * Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors.

      * Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs).

      * Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace.

      * Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.

      * Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions.

WHO SHOULD COME?

Kanban is one of the easiest ways to get your process and delivery under control, anyone with work that needs to get done will benefit. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organisation, from senior managers looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices. Who should come? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams;

      * Senior Managers

      * Program and Project Managers

      * Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts

      * Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents

      * Product & Software Developers & Testers

      * Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers,

      * Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.)

      * Portfolio Managers, Supply Logistics Professionals.

      * Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

      * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.

      * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.

      * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.

      * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.

      * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.

      * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS:

      * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute

      * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org

      * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner,   Scrum Alliance

      * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

*** P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

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Saturday
Aug 11
Scrum Certification Workshop
Union Bank Tower

Want to learn how to take your projects to the Next Level

Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on August 11th, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

– Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS

Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
 * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
 * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
 * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.
 * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.
 * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

 * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
 * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org
 * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
 * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING

 * This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed. 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected]. P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

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Monday
Aug 20
Certified ScrumMaster Workshop
Downtown Portland

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is an in-depth two day immersion into the world of Scrum. The class is full of practical, real world techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace. This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand.

Class Learning Objectives As a Certified ScrumMaster class participant, I want…

To explain Lean, Agile and Scrum so that I can better understand Scrum’s relationship to the Agile Manifesto To describe the Scrum framework, so that I can clearly comprehend the Scrum process To describe the roles and responsibilities in Scrum, so that I can understand who does what To do a deep dive into the ScrumMaster role so that I can clearly understand the breadth and depth of my role To experience Scrum, so that I know what it feels like when I start doing it for real To explain how to seed a product backlog, so that I can assist the Product Owner with creating one To demonstrate how to write user stories, so that I can clearly articulate the who, what, and why behind a backlog item To teach team members how to relatively size backlog items, so that the product owner can make better prioritization decisions To explore the Sprint construct, so that I can coach my team on the importance of good Scrum practices To list and explain the key events in Scrum, so that I know what is happening, before, during, and after each sprint To explore some additional concepts, so that I can support a Scrum implementation in my organization

Benefits Learn while not being bored and having fun Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) and Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? IT Professionals (Architects, BAs, DBAs, Developers, Testers, etc.) IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs) Project Managers Anyone interested in learning the benefits of Scrum

TAKE AWAYS Easy to use reminders of Scrum Printed class manual Scrum reference card Copy of the Braintrust book Scrum for the Rest of Us 16 SEUs/16 PDUs Two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance Fulfill one of the requirements for the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) certification

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Thursday
Sep 13
September PMI Agile Round Table - NEW DAY, NEW TIME, GOING VIRTUAL
PMI Agile Round Table: Virtual zoom location

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. This round table alternates between speakers and specific topics (watch Twitter and LinkedIn for details), traditional brainstorming and voting on 2 to 3 focus topics from the group, and a new online Lean Coffee format we are eager to try out.

Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile practices.

This month the round table is in transition to a virtual forum that will provide more flexibility for attendees. As a group, we'll be discussing what we want from from a forum such as this; we'll look at the Lean Coffee Table tool for managing lean coffee sessions and (if time is available) selecting agile-related topics / issues.

Come join us and help us create and develop an agile community focused on providing value.

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event (email address and name needed for PMI verification)

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