Oct 13, 2018 7:00 AM

The City Ruck Tour 2018 (CRT18) is a series of 60 friendly Ruck Marches hosted by Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) and led by select volunteers from OEW’s Masked Athlete Team and OEW’s Community Ambassador population. The purpose is to perform outdoor fitness in a group setting, while learning more about OEW’s mission, which is to Honor, Empower, and Motivate our nation’s wounded military veterans. On average the distance will be 12 miles, and will vary from city to city, based on the assigned Ruck Leader’s plan. The pace will be moderate (approx. 18-20 minutes per mile), and the group will move together as one team. Short breaks will occur as needed. The amount of weight you carry in your rucksack is up to you. However, you are required to have two (2) quarts of water, a reflective band or belt on the outside of your ruck, and a headlamp or flashlight. Kid friendly. Dog friendly. There will be a Rally Point (RP) 3-4 miles from the End-Point, for any late comers to join in for the final miles. Upon conclusion of the ruck march, there will be a “Circle of Trust” closing ceremony where you will hear a testimony directly from one of our Adaptive Athlete honorees, or participating military veteran. Prepare to be inspired. Everyone in the circle will receive a CRT patch, and probably a hug! This year’s Tour is adopting a special theme…Veterans reaching out to Policemen! OEW will lead the nationwide effort in providing much needed relief to our hurting Law Enforcement Officer community. OEW challenges you to embrace this initiative. Every CRT city will have policemen rucking with us. We will hear their stories. We will demonstrate our support. We will show our respect. We will express our gratitude for the thankless and dangerous job they perform. OEW is helping launch a “Task Force Blue” (name pending approval) police services organization that will do for our injured cops what OEW does for our wounded vets, ultimately saving lives by preventing suicide. All CRT tour stops are FREE to cops (active and retired). Everyone else pays $25. Your registration fee goes directly to OEW’s treasury to fund OEW programs in addition to covering the cost of patches and volunteer Ruck Leader travel cost. Please spread the word, bring some friends! See you there!

May 01, 2018 7:00 PM

Zach & Lane Winters are stopping through Phoenix, sharing songs & stories from their new album. Titus Haug (from San Diego) will be joining the evening. Early Bird tickets are ON SALE! Help us spread the word by inviting your friends on Facebook!Doors at 7:00, Music at 7:30opener: LOVKN (from Phoenix, AZ)All ages welcomeStudent Ticket: $8Early Bird: $10General Admission: $12Stream Zach's new album "To Have You Around" on Spotify.For more information about the artists, go to their websites:https://www.zachwinters.com/https://www.facebook.com/titushaug/Paste Magazine calls Zach Winters’ songs “perfect for a hushed afternoon in the season that bears his name.” In the last couple years, Winters has been on tour throughout the US, musically migrating with his family and playing shows with Josh Garrels, JOHNNYSWIM, Tow'rs, Will Reagan, A Boy & His Kite, Aaron Strumpel, & others. He also traveled to the Southern Hemisphere to join NZ Holly Arrowsmith for shows throughout Australia & New Zealand. He has had the honor to sing for Syrian refugees, laboring mothers, orphans in Mexico, and his friends, neighbors and family. He & his family reside on the Great Plains.

Jun 19, 2018 8:30 AM

Owners of top-100 landscape companies open the hood on their operations and explain the systems that got them to the top. Bring your numbers (all financials are kept confidential) and learn the simple systems proven to build more efficient, more productive landscape companies. It couldn’t be easier. In just 2 days, you’ll create real planning & estimating systems for your company, ready to be used the very next day. For more information, check out our LMN Workshop Website!   Agenda & Peer Networking Download the LMN Workshop Agenda. Peer networking will take place at the end of Day 1 from 4pm-6pm. Join us for wings, drinks & great conversation! FAQs Will food be provided?A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. What do I need to bring to the Workshop?We recommend bringing your company P&L Statement in order to create a Company Budget.  You will also require a laptop to participate in the Workshop.   What is the cancellation policy on Workshops?No refunds will be issued unless the event is cancelled by host/show management. Registrations are non-refundable.  If something occurs that prevents you from attending please send a substitiution. It is suggested that you purchase travel insurance for those coming to events from out of town in the event of cancellation by the host/show management. Any Questions? If you have any questions, please contact us at support@golmn.com.

Oct 16, 2018 8:00 AM

Get top notch DOT Hazmat Training! This is a one day class taught by our experienced trainers who have performed hundreds of roadside inspections. Our roadside hazardous materials course discusses common hazardous materials violations that get both companies and drivers penalized and placed out of service. We'll show your drivers and other personnel how to stay in compliance with DOT hazmat rules, manage your risk and keep your hazmat data Q's to a minimum. NOTE: We also offer a two day Admin/Manager hazmat class. Our combined Hazmat classes together offer a complete 3 day hazmat course, October 16th, 17, 18. Check our tickets for the full 3 day hazmat course. Click Here for HAZMAT for Admin/Managers. Hazmat training Topics Covered: How does DOT define Hazmat? When Do Hazardous Materials rules apply? Important Hazmat Definitions Hazard Classes and Divisions and how they apply to shipping papers, placards and labels. Learn How to use the North American Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). This also satisfies OSHA hazmat awareness level rules. Shipping paper rules Proper Placarding of a transport vehicle Driving And Parking Rules in Part 397 Marking requirements for both bulk and non bulk Labeling of hazardous materials packages (bulk and non bulk) Hazmat Loading And Securement Separation and segregation of hazardous materials When Do You Need a CDL hazmat Endorsement? Package integrity Required permits and paperwork AND MUCH MORE! BOOK YOUR SEAT TODAY! Class Information: This class starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm. Depending on class size and participation, this class can run a bit long. Casual attire. Lunch and materials are included. Ticket price is for each person to attend class. (NOTE: Multiple ticket purchases for the same company may receive a discount. Call our office for details at 866.296.7394). A laptop computer or smartphone device with internet access is allowed and recommended. NOTE: A resort fee may be required at some hotels. Book Today For Special Room Pricing! Rooms are limited. Need more travel help? contact: Tamara Hellmann - 573.634.4881 Email: thellmann@classictravel.org Have additional questions? Call 866.296.7394 Emailus at: info@dottrainingsolutions.com

Oct 17, 2018 8:00 AM

Get the best DOT Hazmat Training for your employees! This is a two day class taught by our experienced trainers who have taught both the transportation industry and law enforcement. This hazardous materials course is designed to help supervisors, managers and other compliance professionals how to stay in compliance with DOT hazardous materials regulations. You will learn a systematic approach to applying hazmat rules that will give you actionable information that you can use in your business today! NOTE: We also offer a 1 day driver hazmat class. Our combined Hazmat classes together offer a complete 3 day hazmat course, October 16, 17, 18. Check our tickets for the full 3 day hazmat course. Click Here for HAZMAT for drivers. Topics Covered: How does DOT define Hazmat? When Do Hazardous Materials rules apply? Important Hazmat Definitions Hazard Classes and Divisions and how they apply to shipping papers, placards and labels. How to use the 49 CFR 172.101 table to select proper shipping names. Preparing Shipping papers Proper Placarding of a transport vehicle. Marking requirements for both bulk and non bulk Labeling of hazardous materials packages (bulk and non bulk) General packaging requirements How to select an authorized package and UN package ID codes Loading, unloading and separation requirements. Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting hazmat incidents Package integrity Driving and Parking Rules. Required permits and paperwork Common exceptions for hazmat shipping (Materials of trade, Combustible liquid etc) AND MUCH MORE! Class Information: This class starts at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm both days. Depending on class size and participation, this class can run a bit long. Casual attire. Lunch and materials are included. Ticket price is for each person to attend class. (NOTE: Multiple ticket purchases for the same company may receive a discount. Call our office for details at 866.296.7394). A laptop computer or smartphone device with internet access is allowed and recommended. NOTE: A resort fee may be required at some hotels. Book Today For Special Room Rates!Rooms are limited. Need more travel help? contact: Tamara Hellmann - 573.634.4881 Email: thellmann@classictravel.org Have additional questions? Call 866.296.7394 Emailus at: info@dottrainingsolutions.com

Apr 28, 2018 8:00 AM

Travel & Scholarship Promotional Pricing Available! -call or email for details! SAFe® 4.5 Product Owner/Product Manager with POPM Certification Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise—and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs—by becoming a SAFe® 4Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role. They will also learn how to apply lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART. Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager, attendees should be able to: Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles Create a role action plan   Topics Covered   Applying SAFe in the Lean enterprise Relating a Lean-Agile Mindset to the Product Owner and Product Manager roles Collaborating with Lean Portfolio Management Continuously explore customer needs Executing the Program Increment Defining the Product Owner/Product Manager roles and responsibilities Creating a Product Owner/Product Manager action plan   What Attendees Get The class registration includes: Attendee workbook Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)exam One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform Course certificate of completion Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.   Who will benefit? The following individuals will benefit from this course: Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, and Business Analysts Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects 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 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)certification exam: Attend a Leading SAFe® course Experience working in a SAFe environment Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications SAFe Certification Kit Becoming a SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes: SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager PDF certificate SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager digital badge to promote the accomplishment online One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the PO/PM Community of Practice Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections with other SAFe certified professionals A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey   Annual Renewal Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned. Renewal fee: $100 Exam Details Exam name: SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager Exam Exam format: Multiple choice Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed Exam access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager course Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam Number of questions: 45 More Exam Details Passing score: 35 out of 45 (78% passing score) Language: English Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50. Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions. 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. For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting:  thei4group.com Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and will be assessed a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed. All ​classes are NOT guaranteed to make.  Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements due to cancelled classes.  It is recommended that you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations.  In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.  

May 09, 2018 8:00 AM

Travel & Scholarship promotional pricing available!!  --call or email for details! And, the i4 Group conducts in-house training for your enterprise with special pricing available.   SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master Advancing Scrum Master servant leadership with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) with SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master Certification Based on version 4.5 of SAFe Summary This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices; the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value; and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders in the larger program and enterprise contexts. The course offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise. Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).   Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master attendees should be able to: Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in a multi-team environment Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at scale Address Agile and Scrum anti-patterns Support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture Learn to apply Kanban eXtreme Programming (XP) frameworks to optimize flow and improve the team’s work Facilitate program planning, execution, and delivery of end-to-end systems value Support learning through participation in Communities of Practice and innovation cycles   Topics Covered Exploring the Scrum Master role in the SAFe enterprise Applying SAFe Principles: A Scrum Master’s perspective Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns Facilitating program execution Improving flow with Kanban and XP Building high-performing teams Improving program performance with Inspect and Adapt   What Attendees Get The class registration includes: Attendee workbook Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) exam One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform Course certificate of completion Attendees must attend both days of the course to qualify for the exam.   Who will benefit? The following individuals will benefit from this course: Existing Scrum Masters Team leaders, project managers, and others assuming the role of an Agile Team facilitator in a SAFe or enterprise Agile context Engineering and development managers responsible for Agile execution and coaching teams, including teams of teams Agile coaches Agile Program Managers Prospective SAFe Release Train Engineers Prerequisites All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, having one or more of the following certifications is highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification   SAFe Certification Kit SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification SAFe Certification Kit Attendees who pass the exam will receive: A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certificate A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Advanced Scrum Master A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master branding kit with the SASM certification mark SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online   Annual Renewal Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned. Renewal fee: $100   Exam Details Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master Exam Exam Format: Multiple Choice; Multiple Select Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master course Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50. Exam Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 120 minutes to complete the exam Number of Questions: 60 Passing Score: 42 out of 60 (70%) Language: English Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions. 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 For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting:  thei4group.com Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and will be assessed a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed. All ​classes are not guaranteed to make.  Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements due to cancelled classes.  It is recommended that you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations.   In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.    

May 14, 2018 8:00 AM

Travel & Scholarship promotional pricing available!!  --call or email for details! And, the i4 Group conducts in-house training for your enterprise with special pricing available. SAFe® Scrum Master Applying the Scrum Master role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise with SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Certification Based on version 4.5 of SAFe   Summary In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning. Attendees will 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 at scale. SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe. Attending this course prepares individuals to take the SAFe 4 Scrum Master exam to receive the SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification. Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe® Scrum Master, attendees should be able to: Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise Facilitate Scrum events Facilitate effective Iteration execution Support effective Program Increment execution Support relentless improvement Coach Agile teams for maximum business results Support DevOps implementation Topics Covered In this course attendees will: Introducing Scrum in SAFe Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master Experiencing Program Increment planning Facilitating Iteration execution Finishing the Program Increment Coaching the Agile team What Attendees Get The class registration includes: Printed workbook Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) exam One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform Course certificate of completion Attendees must attend both days of the course to qualify for the exam. Audience The following individuals will benefit from this course:  New Scrum Masters who need to perform the role Existing Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterprise Team Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master role SAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role 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® Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam: Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP) Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes SAFe Certification Kit SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification SAFe Certification Kit Attendees who pass the exam will receive: A SAFe Scrum Master certificate A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Scrum Master A SAFe Scrum Master branding kit with the SSM certification mark SAFe 4 Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online Annual Renewal Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned. Renewal fee: $100 Exam Details Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam Exam Format: Multiple choice; Multiple select Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Scrum Master course Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50. Exam Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam Number of Questions: 45 Passing Score: 33 out of 45 (73%) Language – English Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.   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   For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting:  thei4group.com Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and will be assessed a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed. All ​classes are not guaranteed to make.  Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements due to cancelled classes.  It is recommended that you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations.   In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.  

Jun 16, 2018 8:00 AM

Travel & Scholarship promotional pricing available!!  --call or email for details! And, the i4 Group conducts in-house training for your enterprise with special pricing available.   SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master Advancing Scrum Master servant leadership with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) with SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master Certification Based on version 4.5 of SAFe Summary This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices; the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value; and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders in the larger program and enterprise contexts. The course offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise. Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).   Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master attendees should be able to: Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in a multi-team environment Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at scale Address Agile and Scrum anti-patterns Support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture Learn to apply Kanban eXtreme Programming (XP) frameworks to optimize flow and improve the team’s work Facilitate program planning, execution, and delivery of end-to-end systems value Support learning through participation in Communities of Practice and innovation cycles   Topics Covered Exploring the Scrum Master role in the SAFe enterprise Applying SAFe Principles: A Scrum Master’s perspective Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns Facilitating program execution Improving flow with Kanban and XP Building high-performing teams Improving program performance with Inspect and Adapt   What Attendees Get The class registration includes: Attendee workbook Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) exam One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform Course certificate of completion Attendees must attend both days of the course to qualify for the exam.   Who will benefit? The following individuals will benefit from this course: Existing Scrum Masters Team leaders, project managers, and others assuming the role of an Agile Team facilitator in a SAFe or enterprise Agile context Engineering and development managers responsible for Agile execution and coaching teams, including teams of teams Agile coaches Agile Program Managers Prospective SAFe Release Train Engineers Prerequisites All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, having one or more of the following certifications is highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification   SAFe Certification Kit SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification SAFe Certification Kit Attendees who pass the exam will receive: A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certificate A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Advanced Scrum Master A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master branding kit with the SASM certification mark SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online   Annual Renewal Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned. Renewal fee: $100   Exam Details Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master Exam Exam Format: Multiple Choice; Multiple Select Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master course Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50. Exam Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 120 minutes to complete the exam Number of Questions: 60 Passing Score: 42 out of 60 (70%) Language: English Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions. 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 For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting:  thei4group.com Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and will be assessed a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed. All ​classes are not guaranteed to make.  Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements due to cancelled classes.  It is recommended that you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations.   In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.    

May 23, 2018 8:00 AM

Travel & Scholarship promotional pricing available!!  --call or email for details!   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. 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). Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified 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 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. 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 Annual Renewal Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned Renewal fee: $100 For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting:  thei4group.com Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and will be assessed a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed.   All ​classes are not guaranteed to make.  Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements due cancelled classes.  It is recommended that you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations.   In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.      

May 12, 2018 8:00 AM

Travel & Scholarship Promotional Pricing Available! -call or email for details! SAFe® 4.5 Product Owner/Product Manager with POPM Certification Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise—and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs—by becoming a SAFe® 4Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role. They will also learn how to apply lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART. Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager, attendees should be able to: Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles Create a role action plan   Topics Covered   Applying SAFe in the Lean enterprise Relating a Lean-Agile Mindset to the Product Owner and Product Manager roles Collaborating with Lean Portfolio Management Continuously explore customer needs Executing the Program Increment Defining the Product Owner/Product Manager roles and responsibilities Creating a Product Owner/Product Manager action plan   What Attendees Get The class registration includes: Attendee workbook Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)exam One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform Course certificate of completion Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.   Who will benefit? The following individuals will benefit from this course: Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, and Business Analysts Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects 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 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)certification exam: Attend a Leading SAFe® course Experience working in a SAFe environment Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications SAFe Certification Kit Becoming a SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes: SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager PDF certificate SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager digital badge to promote the accomplishment online One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the PO/PM Community of Practice Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections with other SAFe certified professionals A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey   Annual Renewal Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned. Renewal fee: $100 Exam Details Exam name: SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager Exam Exam format: Multiple choice Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed Exam access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager course Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam Number of questions: 45 More Exam Details Passing score: 35 out of 45 (78% passing score) Language: English Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50. Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions. 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. For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting:  thei4group.com Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and will be assessed a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed. All ​classes are NOT guaranteed to make.  Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements due to cancelled classes.  It is recommended that you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations.  In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.  

Jun 09, 2018 8:00 AM

Travel & Scholarship Promotional Pricing Available! -call or email for details! SAFe® 4.5 Product Owner/Product Manager with POPM Certification Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise—and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs—by becoming a SAFe® 4Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role. They will also learn how to apply lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART. Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager, attendees should be able to: Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles Create a role action plan   Topics Covered   Applying SAFe in the Lean enterprise Relating a Lean-Agile Mindset to the Product Owner and Product Manager roles Collaborating with Lean Portfolio Management Continuously explore customer needs Executing the Program Increment Defining the Product Owner/Product Manager roles and responsibilities Creating a Product Owner/Product Manager action plan   What Attendees Get The class registration includes: Attendee workbook Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)exam One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform Course certificate of completion Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.   Who will benefit? The following individuals will benefit from this course: Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, and Business Analysts Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects 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 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)certification exam: Attend a Leading SAFe® course Experience working in a SAFe environment Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications SAFe Certification Kit Becoming a SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes: SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager PDF certificate SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager digital badge to promote the accomplishment online One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the PO/PM Community of Practice Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections with other SAFe certified professionals A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey   Annual Renewal Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned. Renewal fee: $100 Exam Details Exam name: SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager Exam Exam format: Multiple choice Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed Exam access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager course Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam Number of questions: 45 More Exam Details Passing score: 35 out of 45 (78% passing score) Language: English Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50. Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions. 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. For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting:  thei4group.com Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and will be assessed a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed. All ​classes are NOT guaranteed to make.  Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements due to cancelled classes.  It is recommended that you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations.  In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.