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Portland State University (PSU)

1825 Southwest Broadway
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)
(503) 725-3000

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  • Saturday
    Jun 24 2017
    Intel Scrum Certification Workshop

    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.


    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


    •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



  • Friday
    Apr 22 2016
    ACT-W: A Conference for Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech
    Portland State University (PSU)

    ACT-W Portland: A Conference to Advance the Careers of Technical Women

    Building the Future of Women in Tech

    As the Portland tech scene continues to grow, more and more opportunities for both current and future professionals are added every day. Join us and 400 other women in tech for the 2nd annual ACT-W conference!

    ACT-W is designed to help women professionals network, grow their skills, and discover employers looking for exceptional talent. The conference is led by ChickTech in collaboration with Women Who Code, Girl Develop It, Lesbians Who Tech, and Portland State University. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet tech and business mentors, learn from our speakers, build both technical and social skills, and exchange experiences.

    This event is open to the public and is an exceptional forum for those who are dedicated to the advancement of women in technology. Whether entry level or executive, we welcome all professionals in the industry and invite you to take advantage of this great event!

    Like last year, we'll have professional headshots, mock interviews and resume reviews, a career fair, career and technical workshops, and some great keynote and lightning talk speakers!

    Professional Tickets: $35 Student/Unemployed Tickets: $20

    For more info and to buy your tickets, go to http://act-w.org/events/portland.

  • Thursday
    Mar 12 2015
    Implementing a Data-Centric Strategy & Roadmap - Focus on What Really Matters

    The Portland Data Management user group (DAMA) is committed to thought-provoking presentations that you can apply to your work.

    Data is the lifeblood of just about every organization and functional area today. As businesses struggle to come to grips with the data tsunami, it is even more critical to focus on data as an asset that directly supports business imperatives as other organizational assets do. Organizations across most industries attempt to address data opportunities (e.g. Big Data) and data challenges (e.g. data quality) to enhance business unit performance. Unfortunately however, the results of these efforts frequently fall far below expectations due to haphazard approaches. Overall, poor organizational data management (OM) capabilities are the root cause of many of these failures. This workshop will cover three lessons as illustrated in examples, which will help you to establish realistic OM plans and expectations, and help demonstrate the value of such actions to both internal and external decision makers.

    Among others, you'll walk away with three takeaways:

    • That organizational thinking must change: Value-added data management practices must be considered and included as a vital part of your business 's strategy.
    • Walk before you run with data focused initiatives: Understand and implement necessary data management prerequisites as a foundation, then build upon that foundation.
    • That there are no silver bullets: Tools alone are not the answer. Specifying business requirements, business practices and data governance are almost always more important.

      Speaker Bio: Peter Aiken, Ph.D., is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten data management authorities worldwide. As a practicing data consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing in and studying data management for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 20 countries across numerous industries, including defense, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and author of multiple publications, including his latest book “Monetizing Data Management”. Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint, a data management consulting firm that puts organizations on the right path to leverage data for competitive advantage and operational efficiency. He is also past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I).

      8:00 - 8:30 am - Sign In
      8:30 - 9:45 am - Presentation
      9:45 - 10:00 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
      10:00 - 11:00 am - Presentation continued

      Cost and Registration
      Free for DAMA Portland members!
      $15 for guests
      See the damapdx.org website for a list of corporate members