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Shoulder to Shoulder - Merrimack Valley/Lowell area
Sponsored by: JF&CS
Minimum age: 18
JF&CS Shoulder to Shoulder is a family-centered, peer-to-peer program offering weekly in-home visits to support military families faced with the challenges that accompany military service. We are seeking volunteers in the Merrimack Valley. Volunteers are veterans, spouses, parents, and other militar . . .

When: Aug 20, 2017 12am in Waltham, MA
Shoulder to Shoulder Volunteer
Sponsored by: JF&CS
Minimum age: 18
JF&CS Shoulder to Shoulder is a family-centered, peer-to-peer program offering weekly in-home visits to support military families faced with the challenges that accompany military service. We are seeking volunteers in Eastern MA particularly in Lowell, Framingham and Central MA and the Greater Bosto . . .

When: Aug 20, 2017 12am in Waltham, MA
Private & Semi-Private Circus Arts Lessons with the Pavlatas
1. Before you book online, check in to set up a lesson time and establish what you will concentrate on in your lesson (ground acro, aerial silks, static trapeze, low wire, lyra, aerial sling, cloud swing, juggling, etc.):  email Melinda at Moody Street Circus.  2. Once a time and date for the lesson has been arranged, you must register and pay online immediately to guarantee your spot. 3. You must sign a waiver prior to participation in any activity at the studio. You can download this from our website and bring it in with you to the lesson. 4. We reserve the right to turn away any student who is not a good fit for the activity concerned.  Safety is our priority concern. If you have just had a shoulder injury, or you are over a safe weight for us to properly spot you, we cannot teach you safely. Lessons include a warm up and individualized instruction depending on your skill and ability level. A great activity to do with friends or family!  Current students of Moody Street Circus: if you'd like to book a private lesson to work on your solo project, email Melinda to figure out what times might work.

When: Aug 20, 2017 1pm in Waltham, MA
Jon Taffer's Rescue Tour - Boston/Waltham, MA
Jon Taffer’s Rescue Tour is a three hour intensive workshop for bar, nightclub and restaurant owners, operators, managers, bartenders, and other industry professionals who want to take their career and business to a higher level of success. General Admission - $199.00 "VIP" Ticket - $499.00

When: Aug 21, 2017 11am in Waltham, MA
Cost: $199.00 - $499.00
BOSTON - SAFe® 4.0 For Teams with SP certification
SAFe® 4.0 for Teams This two-day course teaches members of Agile Release Trains how to work in a SAFe environment using Scrum, Kanban, and XP. Participants will experience being Agile teams, learn to write stories and break features, as well as how to plan and execute iterations. Participants will also learn about Agile Release Train and their role in it, planning program increments, integrating with other teams in the program and improving as a train.  Attending the class prepares participants to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Practitioner (SP). Audience The following individuals will benefit from this course:  Team members who apply Lean and Agile at Scale All members of an Agile Release Train about to launch Learning Goals After this course, you should be able to: Operate as member of an Agile team on anAgile Release Train  Plan iterations  Execute iterations and demo value  Improve your team and train processes  Plan Program Increments  Integrate and work with other teams on the train Topics Covered Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) Being an Agile Team Building the backlog Planning a Program Increment Executing Iterations SAFe® Certification SAFe® Practitioner (SP) certification SAFe® Certification Kit Attendees who pass the exam will receive: A SAFe Practitioner certificate One-year certified membership as a SAFe Practitioner What You Get The class registration includes: Attendee workbooks Eligibility for attendees to take the SAFe® Practitioner (SP) exam with certification exam administration and scoring Annual Renewal Renewals are from the date of certification Renewal fee: $100 10 continuing education/outreach hours Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) Attendees may be eligible to apply for 16 Continuing Education – Strategic PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications. Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance. Group Rates: When booking as a group, 3-5 people receive a 10% courtesy, 6-10 receive a 15% courtesy, 11+ receive a 20% courtesy, contact for promo code; for groups of 20, please contact us for a private course rate Agile Big Picture Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations greater than two weeks before start of course are eligible for a refund (subject to a $150 processing charge). Should you need to cancel between 8-14 days before start of course, you may chose to transfer your seat to a course of equal or lesser value (or pay the difference in course cost). No refund or course transfers are offered within 7 days of course start, however you may transfer your seat to another person at any time up to start of course. If you require travel planning assistance, please feel free to contact our event coordinator at agilebigpicture@gmail.com

When: Aug 22, 2017 8:30AM in Waltham, MA
Rosé Tuesdays all summer long at Flank Waltham!
Join us for our first Rosé Tuesday on June 6th! Our inaugural featured rosé comes from Revelry Vintners, located in Walla Walla, WA. The 2016 vintage is a cabernet franc & grenache blend. It invokes flavors of strawberry, raspberry and kiwi.

When: Aug 22, 2017 5pm in Waltham, MA
Info Session: User Experience Certificate Program, Bentley University
If you want to pursue advanced study but can't commit to a graduate degree program, a certificate offers an ideal solution. Bentley's UX Certificate program is one of the oldest and most respected programs of its kind in the country. The User Experience (UX) Certificate Program at Bentley University has educated thousands of UX professionals during the past 27 plus years. The UX certificate serves a wide range of working professionals, including user experience designers and researchers, usability specialists, product managers, marketing specialists, developers, engineers, business analysts, and senior management. Snacks and Refreshments will be served!

When: Aug 23, 2017 6:30PM in Waltham, MA
Moonlight Tours

What was life like on a big country estate in the early 1800s? Take a moonlight tour at Gore Place and find out! We’ll see the 1793 carriage house, walk the grounds, and tour the 1806 mansion, one of the few early homes designed by a woman. $15, $10 members and ages 5-12. Advanced tickets moonlight-tours.bpt.me



When: Aug 25, 2017 12am in Waltham, MA
Cost: $10 - $12
Moonlight Tours of Gore Place
Moonlight Tour Through a Historic Bostonian Mansion

Take a step into an ancient era when you explore a 50-acre estate that's been around since the early beginnings of the United States. Less than 10 miles outside of Boston, the Gore Place is a three-century-old preserved mansion and working farm grounded with deep historical roots, one of the earliest homes designed by a woman. Built in 1806, its owners were prominent Bostonians, one of which served as governor of MA and as a United States senator. On this tour, you'll take a spooky, moonlit stroll through the grounds and see what life was like here back in the 1800s. Take a peep at an authentic 1793 carriage house and waltz through the mansion too.

When: Aug 25, 2017 7:30PM in Waltham, MA
Cost: $5 - $7.50
BOSTON - SAFe®4.0 Scrum Master with SSM Certification
In this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of  the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe 4.0 Scrum Master course explores the role of Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning thekey components of scaled Agile development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute iteration planning. You’ll also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe. Audience Intended for people new to the role of the Scrum Master, or people wanting to better understand the role and how it fits in a SAFe enterprise, attendees typically include: New or existing Scrum Masters Team Leads Release Train Engineers Learning Goals After this course, you should be able to: Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise Perform the role of the Scrum Master in SAFe Facilitate Iteration Planning and effective Iteration execution Support effective Program Increment execution Build high performing teams by becoming a servant leader and coach Topics Covered In this course you will: Identify the key components of Agile development Identify the key elements of Scrum Explore Scrum in the context of a SAFe enterprise Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master Identify the characteristics of an effective Scrum Master Experience PI planning and explore how to facilitate this event Experience a complete iteration Explore how to facilitate iteration planning, backlog refinement, team and system demos, and the iteration retrospective Identify ways to track iteration progress and foster collaboration and synchronization between the teams in the program Explore improvement at the Program level with the Inspect and Adapt workshop Identify the characteristics of a servant leader Experience coaching with powerful questions Identify ways to facilitate better meetings, foster team member collaboration, and manage conflicts Prerequisites There are no prerequisites to take this course. All stakeholders working in a Lean-Agile environment or transformation are welcome to attend. SAFe Certification Attending this course prepares you to take the SAFe 4.0 Scrum Master exam in order to receive the SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification. What You Get The class registration includes: Printed workbooks PDF workbooks Course certificate Eligibility to take the SAFe 4.0 Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam Exam Details Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam Exam Format: Multiple Choice Exam Delivery: Web-based; Open Book Exam Access: First attempt free within 30 days from course completion date Exam Duration: Candidates have 30 days from course completion date to answer all questions and submit their exam Number of Questions: 43 Passing Score: 31 (72%) Sample Test Questions Annual Renewal Renewals are from the date of certification. Renewal fee: $100 10 continuing education/outreach hours 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 and PMI-ACP certifications. Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance. Group Rates: When booking as a group, 3-5 people receive a 10% courtesy, 6-10 receive a 15% courtesy, 11+ receive a 20% courtesy, contact for promo code; for groups of 20, please contact us for a private course rate Agile Big Picture Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations greater than two weeks before start of course are eligible for a refund (subject to a $150 processing charge). Should you need to cancel between 8-14 days before start of course, you may chose to transfer your seat to a course of equal or lesser value (or pay the difference in course cost). No refund or course transfers are offered within 7 days of course start, however you may transfer your seat to another person at any time up to start of course. If you require travel planning assistance, please feel free to contact our event coordinator at agilebigpicture@gmail.com

When: Aug 31, 2017 8:30AM in Waltham, MA