Meet and Sketch
Join a group of local artists in informal meetings to draw and paint using dry media. This is not a class with formal instruction, however there will be ample opportunity to trade tips and techniques for creating art. Come prepared to draw! Please bring only dry media such as graphite, charcoal, pastel, watercolor pencils, ink or colored pencils.
When: Aug 21, 2018 7pm in Reading, MA
de-light-ful Holiday String Art - Christmas in August 8.21.18
Come and create a de-light-ful Holiday String Art piece. Enjoy a warm night out with no snow while still in vacation mode! Roll up your sleeves and get ready to hammer, paint and string your own custom holiday art. Makes for a unique decor item or gift! Choose from Tree, Cross, Star (not shown), Star Fish, Skull or Pineapple.DON'T WAIT to sign up - ticket sales close 48 hour prior so we can prepare materials. $55.At the Art Lounge On Haven, you will be led step-by-step to create an awesome take project. All supplies and materials needed are included; just sign up and show up!"Pink Fizzy" Summer Spritzer will be the signiture drink of the night along with wine, beer and soft drinks available at our bar.
When: Aug 21, 2018 7pm in Reading, MA
Leading SAFe 4.5 with SA Certification - Reading, MA - August
Leading SAFe® with SA Certification Applying a Lean-Agile mindset with SAFeWith SAFe 4 Agilist CertificationBased on version 4.5 of SAFe 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. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become acertified SAFe 4 Agilist (SA) Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe 4 Agilist, you should be able to: Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise Recognize and apply a Lean-Agile Mindset and principles Continuously explore, integrate, deploy, and release value Empower with a Lean Portfolio Coordinate the development of large solutions Enhance your Lean-Agile leadership skills Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise Topics Covered Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset Understanding SAFe Principles Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise Empowering a Lean Portfolio Building Large Solutions What You 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. 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 Prerequisites All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. Instructor: Bob Ellis, Regional Agile Delivery Lead Bob specializes in agile advisory services, customizes and delivers a portfolio of agile training courses for clients, and holds multiple agile certifications CSM, CSPO, Scrum@Scale Practitioner, Scaled Agile Framework SAFe Consultant SPC4.5. Bob is a lifelong learner, reading on latest topics of value delivery, enterprise agility, and creation of business value. He is published on Silicone Angle TV and several blog articles focused on what Agile means at the c-suite. Bob holds a BS Engineering from Cornell University and MS Management Science from MIT Sloan School of Management.
When: Aug 22, 2018 8am in Reading, MA