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08
Jun
2019

SAFe 4 Agilist (SA) Training/Certification

06-08-2019 8:30 am - 06-15-2019 5:30 pm
$1,095.00

Date: Saturday, June 8th and Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days)

 

Description

Develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe 4 Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, you’ll learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.

You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace. You’ll also get practical advice on supporting Agile teams and programs, empowering a Lean Portfolio, building a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinating large solutions. Learn 

 

Summary

Safe1During this two-day course, attendees will 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. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

Accelerate your SAFe adoption with the SAFe® Learner Subscription for enterprises.

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Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise
  • Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher
  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
  • Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  • Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

Presentation

Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Establishing Team and Technical Agility
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems
  • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management
  • Leading the transformation

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What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

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People

Who will benefit?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

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Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

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SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Agilist certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

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Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee is $100

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Exam Details

  • Name: SAFe 4 Agilist Exam
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course

More Exam Details

  • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (75% passing score)

 

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Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

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Duration

2 days

PMI Certification

Technical

Leadership

Strategic

Total

PMP®

6.00

6.00

3.00

15.00

PgMP®

6.00

6.00

3.00

15.00

PMI_RMP®

6.00

6.00

3.00

15.00

PMI_SP®

0.00

6.00

3.00

9.00

PMI_ACP®

6.00

6.00

3.00

15.00

PfMP®

0.00

6.00

3.00

9.00

PMI_PBAsm

0.00

6.00

3.00

9.00

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Date: Saturday, June 8th and June 15th, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days)

Location: 

California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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This meeting provides attendees with PDU's as outlined int the table, above.

21
Jun
2019

PMP Boot Camp June 2019

06-21-2019 8:00 am - 06-23-2019 4:00 pm
$1,299.00

VT

PMP Boot Camp Overview:

Are you studying to become a PMP?  Are you already a PMP and need 35 PDUs toward your PMP Continuing Certification Requirements? Then please join us on June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of 2019 at the Edge Business Suites in Westlake Village, California.

PMP Boot Camp Description:

PMI 4C’s CAPM/PMP Exam Boot Camp is a 3-Day workshop designed to prepare students how to successfully pass the PMP and CAPM examinations. By employing PMK Academy’s professional instructor services, our Chapter ensures the highest quality of training possible for those aspiring to obtain their credentials. The Boot Camp helps students with their certification efforts before and after the workshop and also delivers the best prices for this type of workshop. Lastly, the Core Boot Camp Strategies that are delivered by our course support the core knowledge and understanding of critical Project Management concepts, principles and techniques.

The class starts promptly at 8:30 AM each day and continues with significant content right up to the end of each day at 5:30 PM. Upon successful completion, each student receives a Certificate of Completion. Please arrive on time and stay until the end of the day for each day of the class.

If you have a goal of getting PMP/CAPM certified in 2019, this is your chance!

The release of PMBOK 6 raises the bar for project management practitioners providing the most relevant knowledge and skills sought by recruiters and employers.

  • 3 Days of intense, hands-on coursework led by two expert instructors.
  • This PMP Boot Camp blends communications, collaboration and content to enable real-time instructor/student interaction from any place you desire.
  • This unique WebEx Boot Camp allows you to view all Powerpoints while at the same time viewing the instructor. You can interact with the instructor and other students and can ask questions at any time.
  • This Boot Camp is a real-time collaboration tool that supports interactions over a network between participants for team work, presentations, and training.
  • This course offers the most comprehensive study materials in the industry. The complete resource package includes:
  • THE PMP EXAM: HOW TO PASS ON YOUR FIRST TRY BY ANDY CROWE: The textbook defining exactly what to study for the test, how to learn it, how to apply it, and why it is important
  • PREDEVELOPED SLIDE DECK: A PowerPoint presentation with presenter’s notes making it easy to facilitate the curriculum
  • FLASHCARD APP: 250+ flashcards on an easy to use App. Sort, review, flag and retain all inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs
  • CONVERSATIONS ON THE PMP EXAM: Audio tracks of PMP experts discussing their insights into PMP Exam topics, and tips and tricks to help you pass
  • QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE: 6 page, laminated study guide that presents all 49 processes along with key inputs, tools and techniques and outputs
  • STUDENT WORKBOOK: Print out of the entire slide deck with space for taking class notes
  • TESTING APP: Phone/tablet app filled with practice test questions
  • PASS THE PMP ONLINE: 35 hours of online modules, over 1000 practice test questions, exercises, and more accessible 24/7 (3 months)
  • ONLINE TESTING SIMULATOR: Includes Practice Test A, B and C for a total of 600 additional questions accessible 24/7 (3 months)
  • PROCESS EXPLORER: An online tool providing a dynamic and interactive view of the entire process framework
  • FORMULA SHEETS: Various formula sheets and handouts help students memorize, understand and perform needed calculations
  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Proof of obtaining 35 Accredited Contact Hours/PDUs

$1,199.00  Members (includes lunch)

$1,299.00 Non Members (includes lunch)

27
Jun
2019

June 2019 Monthly Dinner Meeting in Thousand Oaks

06-27-2019 5:45 pm -9:00 pm
Price Varies - Log in for Member Price

Join us Thursday, June 27th, for a Dinner Meeting in Thousand Oaks

Topic:  Future State – Focus on Communication & Career Development

As the workplace continues to change rapidly we focus on mastering technology and often forget to master how we communicate and where we need to develop to move forward in our careers. Use this opportunity to focus on the intent of your communication and how your actions or inaction can impact others. Plus, learn career development best practices to stay relevant and resilient in a world where most people will hold at least 12 jobs at different companies in their lifetime.

The presentation will cover: how communication and career development practices influence your career success; the importance of your language and actions when communicating with others; and career development best practices to stay fit for targeting your next role.

About Lynette Ward

Lynnette J Ward

Lynnette J. Ward is a Career Consultant who believes in the power to choose our work. She specializes in leadership, management and career development and has a unique ability to motivate and influence others to take action and adapt to change.

Lynnette coaches individuals across all functions and industries to build lifelong strategies and execute successful career development plans. Her enthusiasm and public speaking abilities make her a dynamic training facilitator. With an authentic approach she easily establishes trust with participants creating an engaging experience. Lynnette shares her leadership training and coaching expertise on behalf of Leadership Choice and Right Management.

Prior to her roles as a training facilitator, coach and consultant, Lynnette gained insight into corporate infrastructure from a foundation of experience in leadership and sales roles in the Time Inc. magazine division of Time Warner on behalf of LIFE and PEOPLE; and as West Coast Director for a division of TIME. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, a Public Relations concentration and a Speech Communication minor. Lynnette is a member of the Association for Talent Development Los Angeles and International Coach Federation Los Angeles.

 

Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Meeting Time: 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (dinner at 6pm)

Location: 

Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel
30100 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
http://www.sheratonagourahills.com/

Agenda: 
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm     New Member Orientation 
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm     Dinner
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm     Announcements
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm     Speaker Presentation
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm     Break
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm     Speaker Presentation
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm     Raffle/Meeting adjourned

This meeting provides attendees with 2 PDUs.

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Membership Stats

Total Members 694
New members this year 88
PMP® Members 449
CAPM® Members 4
PgMP® Members 2
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 11
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 690
Student Members 3
Other Members 1