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Monday
Apr 10, 2017
"Secrets of a More Productive Day" Workshop
Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building

This session is designed SPECIFICALLY for: Senior Managers, Middle Managers and Superintendents who have TOO MUCH TO DO...

                                     ...and NEED TO GET MORE TIME.

You will learn the tools, mindset and practices to improve your daily productivity by 20% or more every day. You will learn how to regain 30 minutes. EVERY DAY. 30 minutes to focus on your priorities. 30 minutes to beat traffic home. 30 minutes to help an employee through a challenge she is facing. 30 minutes to each lunch. 30 minutes to exercise. What do YOU need 30 minutes for? In this session you will learn the exact strategies AND tactics the most productive leaders use to Master Time Management, Get Things Done, and Be Better Leaders.

This program will benefit you and dramatically transform your TIME MANAGEMENT skills. You'll be more efficient, more effective and more productive every day.

Facilitated by:

   JASON W. WOMACK, M.Ed., M.A.
                                       Author and Leadership Coach

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Saturday
Aug 24, 2019
Kanban Training & Workshop
NedSpace

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

Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on August 24th, 2019; 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.
  * 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. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organization, 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].

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Saturday
Oct 31, 2020
Virtual Scrum Training

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

Practical Training for Scrum

Join us for an all-day Scrum training on, October 31st, 2020; 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 training with exercises will cover the material from the scrum introduction certification class and the 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.

WHO SHOULD COME?

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

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in a 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. The 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 a 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.

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 training 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 training and passed.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS

By attending this training you’ll receive professional development units (PDU). They are for professionals looking to maintain Project Management Institute (PMI)- certified credentials. Eligible PDUs: 8 PMP PDUs

ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

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

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

For further information or for scholarship opportunities: please contact Heber Michaels, [email protected].

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Saturday
Apr 10
Virtual Scrum Training
Online

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

Practical Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum training on April 10th, 2021; 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 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.

WHO SHOULD COME?

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

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS

By attending this training you’ll receive professional development units (PDU). They are for professionals looking to maintain Project Management Institute (PMI)- certified credentials. Eligible PDUs: 8 PMP PDUs

ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

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

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Saturday
May 15
Virtual Kanban Training
Virtual

Learn how to “Stop Starting and Start Finishing”

Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on May 15th, 2021; 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. 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. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organization, 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
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