Larry Elle 
Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. 


Friday February 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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Career Source Career Center 
186 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Agile and Scrum Fundamentals 


WHEN:         Friday, February 24, 2017, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

WHERE:      Career Source Career Center
                     186 Alewife Brook Parkway
                     Cambridge, MA, 02138, 3rd Floor

In the Fresh Pond Shopping Center, near the Alewife T Station.

Free parking available. 

Cost: $119.00  ($99.00 plus $20.00 Materials fee for Agile/Scrum binder)
Early Bird Rate: $109.00 if registered by February 17, 2017.

PMI credential holders can earn 7.5 PDUs.

This one-day class is designed to provide you with a rapid foundation in the values, benefits, and practices of Agile and Scrum in the shortest amount of time using an active classroom with simulations and interactive team learning exercises. You’ll leave with a solid understanding of what “doing Agile” or “adopting Scrum” really means and be ready to move forward with Scrum in your organization. If you already do Scrum and need to spin up more teams or on-board new employees quickly, this is the class for you.

Here’s a list of the topics the class covers:

  • Comparing traditional and Agile approaches
  • Understanding the roles, events, artifacts, and rules of Scrum
  • Visualizing progress with taskboards, burndowns, and burnups
  • Creating, ordering, and grooming the product backlog
  • Estimating with teams using planning poker & affinity techniques
  • Conducting iterative planning and development with Scrum, Kanban, and XP
  • Conducting effective standups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives
  • Working with a Definition of Ready (DoR) and a Definition of Done (DoD)

Who Should Attend? With rich, useful content, a single day commitment, and a low price, the class is great for both individuals and teams. Individuals quickly gain the knowledge they need to broaden their skills and make themselves more marketable, teams carry back knowledge they can apply immediately. This course is ideal for programmers, engineers, project managers, team leaders, anyone involved with product development.

    PRESENTER: Pat Arcady is a leadership architect. She coaches leaders and works with teams to increase employee engagement, team alignment, and collaboration.  Her work integrates core principles from three key knowledge areas: the agile movement, conflict resolution and mediation, and the new brain research.  Pat’s mission is to guide teams and leaders in creating dynamic work places where people are engaged, productive, and innovative. Pat earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Memphis, an MS from Miami of OH, and a BA from Marian University in Indianapolis. Pat’s email is: .

Register online and reserve your seat Now.  Workshop size is limited to 25.  Registration ends 9:00am February 24, 2017 or when the workshop is full. 

If paying by check your check must be received by February 17, 2017.  We are not responsible for lost, delayed, or misdirected mail.  Major credit cards accepted via PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account or registration to use PayPal. 

Refunds are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. 

Refunds are provided to workshop participants when they notify the Professional Development Collaborative 24 hours in advance of the workshop. Credit card charges and handling are subtracted from the amount refunded. A credit may also be applied to a future workshop in lieu of a refund. All refund requests should be sent by email to:

Refund requests that arrive after the workshop begins are not accepted and no refund will be provided.

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The Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. is a non-profit education and training center for professionals in transition who are seeking to grow their skills and utilize their expertise in a professional setting.  Subject matter experts with in-demand skills provide affordable training, while businesses and organizations offer collaborative work opportunities and employment alliances.  The vision of the PDC is to create an organization that grows the skills of highly motivated professionals, and in turn, is an aid to the New England economy. We welcome your help as volunteers, trainers, or employed professionals open to mentoring other professionals.


 “Training Today’s Professionals For Tomorrow’s Workplace”


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Read what some participants have said.

“The class was one of the most engaging and cost-effective classes I’ve
taken in my  25+ years of work.”

- Irwin Schreiman, PerkinElmer

 “Awesome Class!”
- Stanley Ivas

“Best in Boston to learn Agile/Scrum.”
- Kanda Alagappan

“I can use these principles & practices to take charge of my day today.”
- Heather Mardis, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS

 “Very informative, engaging, and a definite ‘go to’ for starting or improving agile in your company.”
- Abhinay Pujari, GMO

“If you are planning to or are employing Agile methodology, this class should be required.“
- Mark Ayasee, VFA Inc.

“Excellent class. Covered the fundamentals in a fun interesting manner.“
- Josh Feldman

“It’s as good for beginners as for someone who is already using agile.“
- Oleg Puzatkin, VFA Inc.

“Definitely worth every penny + would absolutely recommend!“
- Colleen Schwartz, AlixPartners

“Agile ASAP is a great one day introduction to Agile and Scrum.  The teachers are among the best in the world. I brought my entire team with me, and they left excited and ready to bring it to work the next day.  I will send more teams to this class, and I’ll bring the teachers into my company for on-site training.  Don’t miss it!”  - Richard Kasperowski, Nokia