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SAFE� 4.5 PROGRAM CONSULTANT (SPC) (4 days Workshop)

24 Oct

Agile SAFE� 4.5 PROGRAM CONSULTANT (SPC) Workshop

Description
Build and execute the implementation rollout strategy of your organisation

Our SPC courses are delivered by one or two SPCT’s (SAFe Program Consultants Trainers). Our SPCT trainers have extensive SAFe experience with training and implementing SAFe at large organisations.

Become a leading agent for change—and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in your enterprise.

Learning goals

After this course, you should be able to:

Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Empower with a Lean Portfolio
Align the organization to a common language and way of working
Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
Act as a SAFe® 4 Lean-Agile Leader (SL) certifying agent

Passing the exam will provide you of:

One-year certified membership as an SPC4
Access to license the course materials needed to train aspiring SAFe® Agilists, SAFe® Practitioners, and SAFe® PM/POs
Access to no-cost license materials, videos, and artifacts that support launching Agile Release Trains
Inclusion in the SPC4 directory listing (optional)
SPC4 branding kit with the SPC certification mark
Access to the private SPC LinkedIn Group

If you do not pass for the exam and want to try it again, €250,- will be charged

http://www.unicomlearning.com/safe-1507009445.html

FOUR-DAY TRAINING PROGRAM
DAY 1 & 2: Leading SAFe®

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 a Lean-Agile Enterprise
Empowering a Lean Portfolio
Building Large Solutions

DAY 3 & 4: Implementing SAFe®

Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
Designing the Implementation
Launching an ART
Coaching ART Execution
Extending to the Portfolio
Sustaining and Improving
Becoming an SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

Exam Details

Exam name – SAFe 4 Program Consultant 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 Implementing SAFe 4.5 course
Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
Number of questions – 60
Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate)
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 $250.
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.

Exam Study Materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

Course materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.
Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
Practice test – A practice test will be available for this exam in 2017
Sample test – Download questions

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 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

Audience

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.

Attendees typically include:

Professional Services Consultants
Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors
Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
Development, QA and IT management
Program and Project Managers
Product and Product Line Managers
Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel
Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group

Prerequisites

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SPC4 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe® Program Consultant.

Details

Type : Training
Period : 4 days
Training days : 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th of November 2017
Maximum number of participants : 40
Level : Master
Location : Bangalore
Language : English
Lunch included : Yes
Exam : Yes
Incompany : Yes
Payment methods : Invoice, iDEAL, CreditCard

Agile SAFE� 4.5 PROGRAM CONSULTANT (SPC) Workshop

 
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Data Storytelling with Visualization (workshop)

24 Oct

Data Storytelling with Visualization (workshop)

We love all things data, and we’re always on the lookout for with new ways to visualize the world around us. Occasionally, though, we need a little inspiration. These quotes inspire us, reminding us why visualization matters.

As data becomes increasingly ubiquitous, companies are desperately searching for talent with these data skills. LinkedIn recently reported data analysis is one of the hottest skill categories over the past two years for recruiters, and it was the only category that consistently ranked in the top 4 across all of the countries they analyzed. Interestingly, much of the current hiring emphasis has centered on the data preparation and analysis skills—not the “last mile” skills that help convert insights into actions. Many of the heavily-recruited individuals with advanced degrees in economics, mathematics, or statistics struggle with communicating their insights to others effectively—essentially, telling the story of their numbers.

The need for more data storytellers is only going to increase in the future. With the shift towards more self-service capabilities in analytics and business intelligence, the pool of people generating insights will expand beyond just analysts and data scientists. This new breed of data tools will make it easier for people across business functions to access and explore the data on their own. As a result, we’re going to see an unprecedented number of insights being generated within companies than ever before. However, unless we can improve the communication of these insights we will also see a poorer insight-to-value conversion rate. If an insight isn’t understood and isn’t compelling, no one will act on it and no change will occur.

http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Data_Visualisation_Summit_Bangalore/

It’s important to understand how these different elements combine and work together in data storytelling. When narrative is coupled with data, it helps to explain to your audience what’s happening in the data and why a particular insight is important. Ample context and commentary is often needed to fully appreciate an insight. When visuals are applied to data, they can enlighten the audience to insights that they wouldn’t see without charts or graphs. Many interesting patterns and outliers in the data would remain hidden in the rows and columns of data tables without the help of data visualizations.

Data visualization expert Stephen Few said, “Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” Any insight worth sharing is probably best shared as a data story. The phrase “data storytelling” has been associated with many things—data visualizations, infographics, dashboards, data presentations, and so on. Too often data storytelling is interpreted as just visualizing data effectively, however, it is much more than just creating visually-appealing data charts. Data storytelling is a structured approach for communicating data insights, and it involves a combination of three key elements: data, visuals, and narrative.

Training

Training Name : Data Storytelling with Visualization

Date : 29th November, 2017

Pricing : INR 9,000 + GST

Agenda

Session Time
Visualization as a Data Story Telling technique 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
PowerBI – Getting Around
Demo / Teaser Session 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Connecting to a data file and Data Preparation
Basic reporting with different charts 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Bar, Pie, Line, Scatter, Bubble, Treemap, Funnel 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
DAX Commands 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Custom Visuals 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Power BI on Cloud and Quick Insights 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Workshop,Data Storytelling with Visualization