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Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II - Boston - July 2019 - Guaranteed to Run
An Advanced Scrum Master Class Professional Scrum Master II™ (PSM II) course is a 2-day advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. The PSM II class is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. This course is one step in that journey. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam. This PSM II class at the Scrum.org Boston HQ in Burlington, MA is presented by Yuval Yeret, PST at AgileSparks and is Guaranteed to Run. Unlike the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course which focuses on how to use Scrum, the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM II is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Scrum Team, Product Owner, and organization. The class then teaches students about related practices and skills to enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters. IS THIS PSM II TRAINING FOR ME? The Professional Scrum Master II course is an advanced course specifically designed for experienced Scrum Masters who have a thorough understanding of the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people with at least one year of Scrum Master experience. TELL ME MORE. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT? Over the 2 days, students will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Scrum Master such as how the principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make and how the Scrum Master can help change the environment of Scrum Teams, creating an environment for agility to thrive. The Scrum Master role is complex and often, a Scrum Master must be able to apply different stances in order to be effective, such as: The Scrum Master as a Teacher The Scrum Master as a Coach & Mentor The Scrum Master as a Facilitator The Scrum Master as a Change Agent As a Scrum Master, being able to identify, and effectively apply, which stance would benefit your team the most depending on the situation or circumstance could prove to be the key to the success of your team. As a Scrum Master, part of your role is to help management and other stakeholders across your organization understand the benefits of Scrum and Agile. Therefore, it is imperative that you have the information and background that is needed to gain credibility in order to be an effective change agent. Throughout the class, your PST will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources and more. There will also be time in class for the Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) to provide coaching on challenges that you and your classmates may be experiencing today or may in the future. WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF THIS COURSE? What practices, tools, skills and stances make an effective Scrum Master How the Scrum principles and values help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make How the Scrum Master acts as a servant-leader and improve their ability in this role What the Scrum Master can do to support Development Teams and Product Owners to become more effective Ways that the Scrum Master can help to change the environment making it more conducive for Scrum Teams to be successful with greater agility Provide tips and techniques for the Scrum Master to work with the rest of the organization in support of their Scrum Teams ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment and are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score. WHY SCRUM.ORG TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION? Scrum.org is run by the co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber. He also maintains the Scrum Guide. The organization is run by folks who eat, sleep and breathe Scrum and it shows in the carefully crafted curriculum and examinations. It ain’t easy. Your Scrum.org certification will hold more credibility with employers because you don’t receive it automatically after taking a course. You must pass the certification exam. Your PSM training gives you an excellent shot at achieving certification. Scrum.org’s courseware is uniform and rigorously updated and fine-tuned to ensure every participant receives valuable and actionable training from Professional Scrum Trainers. To be clear, uniform doesn’t mean boring! It means quality!

When: Jul 22, 2019 9am in Burlington, MA
Excel - Level 1 Class | Boston, Massachusetts
Excel - Level 1 This course will introduce students to spreadsheets and the fundamentals concepts of Microsoft Excel. Learn these features of Microsoft Excel and get more done quickly. Learn how to: Quickly set up workbooks, enter data, and format it for easier viewing, Perform calculations and find and correct errors, Visualize data with charts and graphs, including new sunbursts, waterfalls, and treemaps and Print worksheets and charts Excel Versions That Can Attend: Excel 2019, 365, 2016, & 2013 (Microsoft Windows PC)Course Taught With: Excel version 2016 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and CoursewareNot Appropriate For: Macintosh versions of Excel Related Courses: Excel - Dashboards Excel - Data Analysis with PivotTables Excel - Level 1 Excel - Level 2 Excel - Level 3 Excel - VBA Programming   Length:   1 day(s) Daily Start Time:   10Eastern Time Daily End Time:  17Eastern Time Registration Cutoff:   15 Days Prior to Class Start Price:   $335.00 (U.S. Dollars) Location:   67 S. Bedford Street, Suite 400 West, Burlington, MA 01803  Training Format:   Hands-on, Live Online Training with a Remote Instructor Certstaffix® Training classes are instructor-led live online training you attend in a local computer lab or from your home/office. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting. Instructors can view student progress and take control of their PC to provide direct assistance. Students can see the instructor's presentation as well as voice questions directly to the instructor and participate in class discussions.   Our Remote Instructor-led classes offer: A real, live instructor teaching you from another location Hands-on learning with the software you are being taught Interaction with all students in the class at other locations Easy assistance from the instructor: To ask a question, you simply speak and all students and the instructor can hear you They can see your computer screen with permission They take control of your computer if you get stuck with permission Two Ways to Attend: 1. Attend From Your Home or Work You can attend any of our public classes from your home or work - all you need is a high-speed internet connection. We provide access to any needed software and lab environments during your class. We’ll ship you any course material about 1 week prior to your class start date. 2. Attend From One of Our Computer Labs You can also attend any of our public classes at our computer lab location at 67 S. Bedford Street, Suite 400 West, Burlington, MA 01803. You’ll get access to a fully set up learning environment for you to walk into and start class. We provide a computer and access to any needed software and lab environments. We’ll ship you any course material about 1 week prior to your class start date. Questions? Feel free to call or email us if you have questions about course content or how our training method works: Call Us: 888-330-6890Email Us We have additional Microsoft Excel Courses if this course doesn't fit your needs. Course Outline: Chapter 1: Set up a workbook 3 Explore the editions of Excel 2016 4 Excel 2016 4 Excel Online 4 Excel Mobile Apps 5 Become familiar with new features in Excel 2016 6Create workbooks 7 Modify workbooks 13 Modify worksheets 18 Merge and unmerge cells 23 Customize the Excel 2016 app window 26 Zoom in on a worksheet 26 Arrange multiple workbook windows 28 Add buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar 30 Customize the ribbon 33 Skills review 39 Practice tasks 40 Chapter 2: Work with data and Excel tables 43 Enter and revise data 44 Manage data by using Flash Fill 48 Move data within a workbook 51 Find and replace data 56 Correct and expand upon data 60 Define Excel tables 65 Skills review 69 Practice tasks 70 Chapter 3: Perform calculations on data 73 Name groups of data 74 Create formulas to calculate values 77 Sidebar: Operators and Precedence 88 Chapter 4: Change workbook appearance 111Format cells 112Define styles 118Apply workbook themes and Excel table styles 121Make numbers easier to read 127Change the appearance of data based on its value 130Add images to worksheets 138Skills review 142Practice tasks 143Chapter 9: Create charts and graphics 237 Create charts 238 Create new types of charts 248 Customize chart appearance 252 Find trends in your data 260 Create dual-axis charts 263 Summarize your data by using sparklines 264 Create diagrams by using SmartArt 266 Create shapes and mathematical equations 271 Skills review 277 Practice tasks 278Chapter 11: Print worksheets and charts 323 Add headers and footers to printed pages 324 Prepare worksheets for printing 330 Fit your worksheet contents to the printed page 331 Change page breaks in a worksheet 334 Change the page printing order for worksheets 335 Print worksheets 337 Print parts of worksheets 339 Print charts 343 Skills review 345  Public Class Policies and Conditions When you enroll into our public classes, on the registration form, you have acknowledged and agreed to our public class policies and conditions. This includes cancellation/reschedule/no show policies that are time sensitive. I understand: Certstaffix® Training classes are live, hands-on training with your instructor teaching from a remote location. If not familiar with this format see our Remote Instructor-led page. Certstaffix® Training is primarily a Business-to-Business training provider. In certain locations, we cannot accept enrollments from students who's tuition fees are being paid by themselves, not their employer. Read full details here Payment: If paying by check - Payment is due 15 days from this registration request. To request alternative payment terms, you must call 888-330-6890. If you have submitted a late registration, less than 15 days before your class start date, we require immediate payment. If we have not received your payment by the due date, we may reschedule/cancel your enrollment. We will inform you prior to making any changes to your registration. I can cancel or reschedule my registration without penalty or charge provided I give Certstaffix® Training notice of 14 days or more before the first day of my class. If I request to cancel or reschedule my registration less than 14 days before the first day of my class, I will be charged 100% the course fee and am not entitled to a refund. I have one (1) opportunity to use Certstaffix Training Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date. If I no show to my class, I will be charged 100% the course fee and am not entitled to a refund. I have one (1) opportunity to use Certstaffix® Training Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date. If attending in a computer lab: an additional seat fee of $100 per day will be charged to attend my makeup session. I cannot change my class location 14 days or less before the first day of class because Certstaffix® Training has shipped training materials and provisioned resources. Location changes requested prior to that timeframe are subject to availability and may incur an additional charge. Should Certstaffix® Training need to cancel my class due to insufficient enrollment, or postpone it due to events beyond their control, Certstaffix® Training will notify registered students as soon as possible. In such cases, the student may reschedule to a future class date at no additional charge or receive a refund for any money on account relating to that registration. Travel arrangements and costs are the sole responsibility of the student. Certstaffix® Training suggests obtaining refundable reservations. Certstaffix® Training classes are confirmed approximately 14 days before the start of the class. We cannot guarantee class commitments before that window of time. Certstaffix® Training will not be responsible for any cancellation costs incurred, including but not limited to, airline/mass transit tickets, hotel reservations and so on.

When: Jul 22, 2019 10am in Burlington, MA
Pints and Pies at Osteria Nino! • Every Monday
If you're looking for #MondayMotivation, we're got you covered every week with FREE PIZZA, cold beer, and patio games! Pints and Pies at Osteria Nino! • Every Monday • 6-8pm• FREE wood fired pizza on the patio • Cornhole & Giant Jenga • Featured Samuel Adams beers• GiveawaysNo cover  #OsteriaNino

When: Jul 22, 2019 6pm in Burlington, MA
Greater Burlington Women's Outdoor Networking/$5 Advance Tix (FREE Food)
( Bring Business Cards!  Lanyards Now at All Events! ) Come Join Us and Build Your Network This Year {Meet New People & Make Some Connections} with Other Women from Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Business Professionals from Greater Burlington Area at Nice Venue! Taste Some Good Pizza and More!   {Outside Networking if Weather Permits}                                        Dress code is business casual          *Most Beers $6 to $8/Wine $7 to $10/Drinks $8 to $12*                                        (Plenty of Free Parking in Lot)  Any Questions:  Contact Jeff at MassConnections@Yahoo.com or (781) 820-8057                               ($10 Cash at The Event)  

When: Jul 22, 2019 6pm in Burlington, MA
Conflict Management Training in Burlington, MA on July 23rd 2019
Course Description: Disagreements, differences of opinion and conflicting perspectives on key issues inevitably arise in any context where people are working together. Research has shown that workplace conflicts can become highly destructive. Negative emotions may be stirred up, poisoning team morale, creating stress and destroying relationships. Conflict may emerge between managers and their staff, between team members or departments. Conflict may be expressed openly, but it may also be hidden, in the form of irritation, resentment, loss of morale and lack of commitment. Hidden conflict is easy to miss and therefore can be particularly damaging. Ultimately, this is likely to have an adverse effect on team and company performance, costing time and money. It is therefore vital to manage conflict constructively. As an team member and leader, your ability to deal with and resolve conflicts defines your success in the longer term. Our one day workshop in Conflict Management and Communication Skills immerses you in the most advanced conflict management tools, strategies and practices applicable today. You will gain hands on practice on proven frameworks, go through simulations and exercises that will train you to be highly effective professional and leader, starting day one. Course Topics: 1) Science behind workplace conflicts 2) Understanding Human Behaviour 3) Different Personality Types 4) Conflict Management Styles 5) Conflict Management Strategies 6) Workplace Conflicts 7) Conflict Resolution Agreements 8) Working with difficult people 9) Relationship and reputation management Learning Objectives: Getting a handle on and gaining insights into your conflict management style through self-assessments (TKI®). Role playing to practice techniques and new skills in a safe environment. Proven best practices for approaching conflict management. Practices for resolving conflict as a third party mediator. Scientifically validated frameworks on effective communication in stressful situations. Transferring your learning back to your work environment using job aids, templates and other resources. How You Will Benefit Build trust and credibility with colleagues and team members Leverage potential conflict situations as opportunities for critical conversations that enhance work relationships. Gain confidence in holding difficult conversations calmly and assertively. Manage difficult situations proactively. Increase your effectiveness in managing conflict. See growth in your overall performance Once after the training we will provide you the course completion certificate.

When: Jul 23, 2019 9am in Burlington, MA
Julie Kinscheck
Public Happy Julie Show! Come on down!

When: Jul 23, 2019 11am in Burlington, MA
Leading SAFe 4.6 with SA Certification Training in Burlington, MA on July 24th - 25th 2019
Course Description: During 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) ●      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 You Earn: ●     2 Days Classroom Training from Certified SPC4 Trainers ●     16 PDUs and 16 SEUs ●     Student Course Kit ●     One year membership with Scaled Agile ●     Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) ●     Attendees may be eligible to apply for 16 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 SEUsunder category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance. 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 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. Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive: ●     SAFe Agilist certificate ●     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

When: Jul 24, 2019 9am in Burlington, MA
Boston Women in 3D Printing - July meetup
Join local Women in 3D Printing ambassadors Blaise and Lynda, every month, for casual drinks in Boston, MA.

When: Jul 24, 2019 6pm in Burlington, MA
Succulent Diffuser Garden Class
A Whole Bunch Flower Market is teaming up with High Point Chiropractic and Garden City Planters to host a succulent diffuser garden class. Join us for a fun night of making your own natural succulent diffuser garden and learn all about how essential oils and succulent plants can work together! Dr. Kandyce Mutter and Rebecca Marion, RN will be doing a brief intro to Young Living essential oils, how they can benefit your overall health, and why you would want to add them to a succulent. After that, you get to make your own unique succulent garden with our awesome instructor Sandra.   Come enjoy snacks, drinks, and good company while making your own garden. Spaces are limited so grab your tickets soon! If we do sell out, we will open up another future date.

When: Jul 24, 2019 6:30PM in Burlington, MA
Adam Payne
Full Band (Adam Payne Syndicate) 6-9pm

When: Jul 25, 2019 6pm in Burlington, MA