25
Apr
2019

April 2019 Monthly Dinner Meeting in Thousand Oaks

04-25-2019 5:45 pm -9:00 pm
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Join us Thursday, April 25th, for a Dinner Meeting in Thousand Oaks

Topic:   The Biggest Leadership Secret

There is no prototypical leader, but all great leaders share this one common trait: self-awareness. “What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths - and can call on the right strength at the right time.” This presentation will allow us to learn how to discover our strengths, explore how to identify unique leadership styles and how to best apply our strengths in the workplace to optimize our leadership skills.

Attendees will leave prepared to discover strengths, identify leadership styles and apply strengths on a daily basis adding value to an organization’s bottom line while increasing employee ROI.

About Scott Asai

image008Scott Asai has been developing leaders for 20+ years with the following groups: youth, sports, Millennials and companies. As the owner of Leadership Muscle and Growing Forward he hosts a podcast and monthly speaker series with General Assembly while coaching people by leveraging their personal strengths: the most efficient way possible.

Scott’s background includes: a B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, Certified Professional Coach & Certified Strengths Coach. His latest book, The Startup Church: Reaching Millennials Where Faith Meets Business, is available on Amazon. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, working out and going to Disneyland on a weekly basis.

 

 

Date: Thursday, April 25th, 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.

14
May
2019

Agile Essentials Course - Santa Clarita (May 14th - 15th, 2019)

05-14-2019 9:00 am - 05-15-2019 5:00 pm
$895.00

2 Days, PDU Hours: 16

(Strategic:3, Leadership:4, Technical:9)

Why Understand Agile Concepts?

If you use agile practices in your projects, or your organization is adopting agile approaches to project management, it is important to understand how these impact your current project activities.

Among the top reasons for project failures were various aspects of the predictive or waterfall method utilized by many projects. Research indicated that smaller time frames, with delivery of components early and often, lead to an increased success rate. Projects utilizing agile techniques provide a shortened delivery time frame, along with continued prioritization of features, to ensure that the changing organizational environment can be supported.

PMI® recognizes that knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools to support the development of applications has been increasing dramatically over the last several years. Research also demonstrates the value that agile methods can have in increasing delivery of business value and agility, improving team productivity and decreasing product defects. This is reflected in the Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments section that has been included for each knowledge area in the 6th edition of the PMBOK® Guide.

Course Purpose:

Since many may be familiar with a single agile method, this course will present the principles, practices, terminology, tools and techniques associated with major agile methods that can be successfully utilized on project efforts to support an adaptive project approach.  

The target audience for this class includes project managers and individuals who want to learn more about various agile methods or have only recently been exposed to or involved in agile projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the agile mindset and principles
  • Understand the major agile methods
  • Understand team roles and responsibilities associated with various agile methods
  • Understand the various tools and techniques associated with different agile methods
  • Understand the various knowledge and skills that support an adaptive approach
  • Identify where agile practices can be incorporated into various project approaches

Course Topics:

  • Agile Mindset and Principles
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Performance
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

Instructor Greta Blash:

Greta Blash has extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and internationally. Her areas of experience include business analysis, project management, product management, agile development, customer relationship management, and business intelligence.

Greta has taught project management, business analysis and agile essential and certification courses worldwide for the last ten years. She taught the entire Master of Project Management program for DeVry/Keller in Las Vegas. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of business analysis, agile and project management, using a blended approach.

She is the co-author of Basics of Good Project Management, in addition to a number of videos on youtube.

In addition to her CSM and PMP certification, she also holds agile (PMI-ACP), business analysis (PMI-PBA) and program management (PgMP) certifications from Project Management Institute (PMI).

14
May
2019

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Course - Santa Clarita (May 14th - 16th, 2019)

05-14-2019 9:00 am - 05-16-2019 5:00 pm
$1,195.00

3 Days. Contact/PDU Hours: 24

(Strategic: 4, Leadership: 6, Technical:14)

What is the PMI-ACP® Certification?

The PMI-ACP® recognizes knowledge of various agile principles, practices and tools developing applications has been increasing dramatically over the last several years. Research demonstrates the value that agile methods can have, improving team productivity, increasing delivery of business value and in decreasing product defects. The PMI-ACP® is positioned to recognize and validate knowledge and experience with this important approach.

The PMI-ACP® can provide an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of agile practices. The PMI-ACP® is not limited to project managers or Project Management Professional (PMP)®. Individuals with experience working on agile project teams can also apply.

Course Purpose

The purpose of this class is to prepare participants with existing 1,500 hours of agile experience to pass the PMI-ACP® certification exam.   This course will present the principles, practices, terminology, tools and techniques associated with major agile methodologies that are covered on the PMI-ACP® exam. This course satisfies the 21 hours of contact training required to sit for the exam.

This course was developed to reflect the updated examination content outline from December 2014.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the agile mindset and principles
  • Understand the major agile methods covered on the PMI-ACP® exam
  • Understand the various principles and roles associated with agile methods
  • Understand the various tools and techniques associated with agile methods
  • Learn how to pass the PMI-ACP® exam

Course Topics:

  • Agile Mindset and Principles
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Performance
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)
  • PMI-ACP® Exam Content Outline Domains and Tasks
  • How to pass multiple-choice question exams

Our instructors have over twenty years of training and consulting experience in the areas of project management, facilitating business requirements and agile software development. They hold PgMP®. PMP®, PMI-ACP®, and PMI-PBA® certifications and have held several PMI® chapter board and Region 7 positions. They also have taught the entire PMI® GAC approved Masters of Project Management (MPM) at Devry/Keller University.

Facilitated Methods is dedicated in assisting you to pass the Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)® exam the first time.

Facilitated Methods is a division of Blash Enterprises, Inc.

Instructor Greta Blash:

Greta Blash has extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and internationally. Her areas of experience include business analysis, project management, product management, agile development, customer relationship management, and business intelligence.

Greta has taught project management, business analysis and agile essential and certification courses worldwide for the last ten years. She taught the entire Master of Project Management program for DeVry/Keller in Las Vegas. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of business analysis, agile and project management, using a blended approach.

She is the co-author of Basics of Good Project Management, in addition to a number of videos on youtube.

In addition to her CSM and PMP certification, she also holds agile (PMI-ACP), business analysis (PMI-PBA) and program management (PgMP) certifications from Project Management Institute (PMI).

23
May
2019

May 2019 Monthly Dinner Meeting

05-23-2019 5:45 pm -9:00 pm
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TBA

 

Topic: TBA

 

27
Jun
2019

June 2019 Monthly Dinner Meeting

06-27-2019 5:45 pm -9:00 pm
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TBA

 

Topic: TBA

 

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