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Portland State Univeristy

Engineering Building, 1930 SW Fourth Avenue, EB 315, Portland, Oregon, 97201 (map)

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  • Saturday
    Feb 16 2019
    Professional Scrum Training

    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 February 16th, 2019; 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.


    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


     * 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


    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.


     * 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 time frame. 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 multicultural 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.


     * 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


    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.


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


    For further information: please contact Heber Michaels, [email protected] or our team at [email protected].

  • Monday
    Aug 6 2018
    Data Science Course: Introduction to Scientific Computer for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists
    Portland State Univeristy

    Did you ever feel you are “drinking from a hose” with the amount of data you are attempting to analyze? Have you been frustrated with the tedious steps in your data processing and analysis process and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do things”? Are you curious what the buzz of data science is about? If any of your answers are yes, then this course is for you.

    Classes will all be hands-on sessions with lecture, discussions and labs. Participants can choose to sign up for one or both courses. For more information, download the syllabus (PDF).

    Agenda: Part One - Introductory Course
    * Coding and scripting basics
    * Best practices in data science
    * Version control using Git
    * Workflow and RStudio, and
    * How to troubleshoot

    Agenda: Part Two - Intermediate/Advanced Course
    * The import-tidy-transform-visualize-model-communicate workflow
    * The tidyverse suite of packages (dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2, and purrr)
    * R Markdown

    August 6-7 Part One: Introduction to Scientific Computing - $350
    August 8-10 Part Two: Intermediate/Advanced Scientific Computing - $500
    DISCOUNT: If you attend both Part One and Part Two - $750