2 Required Courses and 1 Agile Elective Course - Required Hrs/Elective Hrs: 28/7
The use of Agile as an approach to managing projects has increased dramatically over the last several years. Project Management Institute's (PMI) research has shown that the use of Agile practices has tripled since 2008 and the demonstrated benefits associated with Agile Development can lead to a decrease in product defects, improved team productivity, and increased delivery of business value. PMI.org has recently changed their PMP certification test to include many of the Agile methodologies.
Today’s business environment is fast moving and constantly changing in order to keep up with competitors, new technology and customer demands. Agile is an iterative and incremental approach that can be applied to all aspects of the business. Requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams.
Through hands-on group exercises, participants will experience what it means to be agile while gaining an appreciation for key techniques. The program is designed to enable high knowledge retention and to keep attendees fully engaged throughout.
This program consists of two required courses and one additional Agile elective course. The required courses are (1) Introduction to Agile, Scrum, and Kanban (14 hours), and (2) Agile Product Discovery and Story Writing. For the Agile elective, you must take one (7- hour course) from a selection of three Agile practice courses.
Choose one from the following Agile practice courses: Agile Human Resources (7 hours), Agile Coaching and Leadership (7 hours), or Agile Marketing (7 hours). These courses may be taken individually or as part of the certificate program.
If you are interested in becoming PMI Agile certified, please visit the PMI website for more information.
***Important***2 classes are required for the certificate: (1) Introduction to Agile and (2) Agile Product Discovery and Story Writing. Choose 1 additional Agile course from the other required classes listed below.
1 Required Course and 0 Elective Courses - Required Hrs/Elective Hrs: 12/0
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 12/1.2
During this three-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.
Participants in the class gain insight into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and reorganize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing Program Increment Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.
*Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).*
Our Mission: To provide a meaningful online results-focused learning experience that will position you for growth opportunities.
Online classes will be interactive and include a mix of pre-work assignments and live-online class discussions. You may participate in active dialogue, reflection, explore real-life scenarios, or group activities to demonstrate your understanding and share meaning. Come prepared to engage and explore new ways of learning and relationship-building.
1 Required Course and 0 Elective Courses - Required Hrs/Elective Hrs: 16/0
This ScrumAlliance ® course is a highly interactive, virtual, live online version of the ScrumMaster ® course which blends exercises, games and stories to help you learn about the Scrum Framework, how to apply Scrum to your team, and how to help your organization leverage Scrum while avoiding common challenges and pitfalls. Learn different techniques that you can add to your toolkit to really help make a difference with your team.
As a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®), you'll have the training you need to help your Scrum Team perform at their highest level. Through the certification process, you'll learn the Scrum framework and gain an understanding of team roles, events, and artifacts. As the expert of Scrum values, principles, and practices, the ScrumMaster protects the team from both internal and external distractions.
You will receive:
Qualification for ScrumMaster® Certification Exam (passing the exam is a required follow-on step for certification)
All exam and certification fees included
Two year membership for the Scrum Alliance
1 on 1 Tutoring until you pass your test
Post-class tips, tools and videos
14 PDUs from PMI (Project Management Institute). This class also satisfies 14 of the 21 training hours for the PMI/ACP certification
THERE ARE NO PREREQUISITES - ANYONE CAN ATTEND
Taught by course instructor Miljan Bajic, a Certified Agile Coach (CEC), and Scrum Trainer (CST).
4 Required Courses and 1 Elective Course - Required Hrs/Elective Hrs: 49/6
Most of us spend nearly all of our working hours communicating with others. Whether we are instructing a staff member on how to complete a project, brainstorming ideas with colleagues, giving a formal sales presentation, writing an e-mail or business letter, or meeting customers' needs, effective communication skills are essential to our professional success and satisfaction.
This certificate program allows individuals to develop the confidence and clarity in communication to complement their professional skills and support their career growth.
Through presentation, discussions, and exercises, you will explore the theory and practice of effective workplace communication.
***Please Note to Complete Certificate Program***You must complete four required courses (see list at bottom of page) and one elective course. To satisfy your certificate elective, choose from the following classes. You may also select any other instructor-led class or test prep to satisfy your elective requirement.
Leading Through Influence Business Writing: Refresh the Basic Rules
Constructive Conflict Resolution Flexible Leadership
1 Required Course and 0 Elective Courses - Required Hrs/Elective Hrs: 30/0
A winning grant proposal can help your program survive or grow. It can be the frosting on the cake that helps elevate your program to the next level. In order to attract the interest of funders, organizations must demonstrate substantive programming, good supporting data and financial viability, and they must package this complex information in a clear and convincing style. Research to find a likely funding source and a proposal that will meet unique guidelines and rise above the competition are also crucial to success.
Please bring a computer to the class as well as a project to work on. If you don’t have a current project, the instructor will provide practice materials.