Agile Testing


Length: 1/2 day

This course is offered through a partnership with agilityIRL

For anyone interested in increasing their skill in testing as used within an Agile method like Scrum or Extreme Programming (XP).

After taking this class, learners will be able to:

    • Explain Agile’s view of testing
    • Develop strong acceptance criteria
    • Define and articulate a number of Agile testing related practices including, but not limited to, Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration, etc.
    • Manage Test Driven Development (TDD), test management and automation

Participants should understand basic Agile philosophy and, at least, one method (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), etc.)

Price: $470.00  Early Bird Pricing: $423.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEUs: .48

Useful Websites:

www.agilityIRL.com

www.scrumalliance.org

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or if you would like to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Session on:

  • Fall dates to be posted in August 2018

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

Agile Bootcamp


Length: 3 Days

This course is offered through a partnership with agilityIRL

For anyone interested in learning about the Agile philosophy.

After taking this class, learners will be able to:

Understand the roles (if specified) for:

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Scrumban

Exploring the events (if specified) for:

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Scrumban

Recognize the artifacts (if specified) used in:

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Scrumban

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each method and determine which one will best meet the needs of their current development efforts.

There are no prerequisites for this course, but reading/watching the following may assist participants:

Agile Manifesto 

Scrum Guide

Scrum Alliance Scrum Foundations Videos

Price: $800.00  Early Bird Pricing: $720.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEUs: 2.52

Useful Websites:

www.agilityIRL.com

www.scrumalliance.org

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or if you would like to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Fall dates will be posted in August 2018

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

Intro to Agile


Length: 1/2 day

This course is offered through a partnership with agilityIRL

For anyone interested in learning about the Agile philosophy.

After taking this class, learners will be able to:

  • Differentiate between Agile and other frameworks of the philosophy
  • Understand, at a high level, the main framework being used in today’s marketplace

There are no prerequisites for this course, but reading/watching the following may assist participants:

Price: $470.00  Early Bird Pricing: $423.00

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEUs: .48

Useful Websites:

www.agilityIRL.com

www.scrumalliance.org

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or if you would like to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Fall dates will be posted in August 2018

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

Agile Leadership: Making the Future a Way of Life


Length: 2 days

For leaders at all levels: from the front-line to the C-suite

Agile: The “Why”

  • 2×2 Reasons to Care About Agile
  • How We Got to Now: A Brief History of Organizational Solutions
  • Agile: The Organizational Solution for Today’s World

Agile: The “What”

  • Agile’s Heritage
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Team Members Roles & Responsibilities
  • Agile Myths
  • Major Agile Product Development Frameworks
  • Micro and Macro Agile

Agile: The “How”

  • Myth Busting
  • Definitions
  • Culture is THE Key
  • Culture Defined
  • The First Step in any Organizational Transformation
  • A Framework for Cultivating Organizational Agility
  • Assessing Cultural Solution Alternatives
  • Organizational Life Cycle States and Agility

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Price: $1,100.00 Early Bird Pricing: $990.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Text: no texts are used in this course
  • Food:  Lunch is included in all courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEUs: 1.68
  • Useful Websites: https://agilityirl.com

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or you would like to have this course customized specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Fall dates to be posted in August 2018

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

Agile: An Executive Overview


Length: 4 hours

For leaders at all levels: from the front-line to the C-suite

Agile: The “Why”

  • 2×2 Reasons to Care About Agile
  • How We Got to Now: A brief History of Organizational Solutions
  • Agile: The Organizational Solutions for Today’s World

Agile: The “What”

  • Agile’s Heritage
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Team Member Roles & Responsibilities
  • Agile Myths
  • Major Agile Product Development Frameworks
  • A Deeper Dive into Scrum
  • Micro & Macro Agile

Agile: The “How”

  • Myth Busting
  • Definitions
  • Culture is THE Key
  • Culture Defined
  • How to Begin Cultural Change
  • An Introduction to a Framework for Cultivating Cultural Change

There are no prerequisites for this course

Price: $470.00  Early Bird Pricing: $423.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: There are no texts used for this course.
  • Food: Lunch is included in all courses that are 7 hours or more
  • CEUs: .48

Useful Websites: https://agilityirl.com

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or if you would like to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Fall dates will be posted in August 2018

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

Leading Through Conflict


Length: 4 hours

This course pairs well with Building the Business Case for Change

  • Change Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Architects
  • Team Leaders
  • Department Managers
  • Understand the Power of “Yes”
  • Understand the Power of “No”
  • Understand win-lose scenarios and their cost
  • Recognize win-win possibilities and the gains

This course does not have a prerequisite requirement.

Price: $320.00 Early Bird Pricing: $288.00 up to 4 weeks prior to course start date.

Course Texts: no texts are used in this course

Useful Websites: PMI Talent Triangle https://www.pmi.org/learning/training-development/talent-triangle

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or if you would like to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

This course is new for this academic year.

Fall dates will be posted in August 2018

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

From Business Case to Project Charter


Length: 4 hours

People who lead teams, departments, change initiatives, process improvement efforts, and/or determine goals and strategic plans.

  1. Understand how the elements of a business case transfer to a project charter
  2. Recognize the audience for a project charter
  3. Appreciate the elements of an effective project charter
  4. Learn to critique your own charters with a best practice checklist
  5. Write a project charter based on business case

To take this course, you must also register for Building the Business Case for Change.

Price: $320.00 Early Bird Pricing: $288.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

Course Texts: no texts are used in this course

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or if you would like to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

This course is new for this academic year.

Fall dates will be posted in August 2018

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

Managing an ERP Project


Length: 1 day

This course pairs well with the Executing Successful Projects Certificate.

  • Project Managers
  • Those who perform the role of a project manager on an ERP Implementation Project

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Illustrate key principles and concepts regarding the ERP Business Case
  2. Describe architecture and understand how ERP fits into IT Enterprise Architecture (with a focus on SAP)
  3. Define and demystify data and master data through the use of “real-world” examples
  4. Describe silos and explain how ERP breaks down business silos through business process integration
  5. Define exactly how business process is relevant to ERP projects, especially with the use of master data and business process mapping
  6. Understand analytics to achieve vertical benefit
  7. Describe and perform basic Business Process modeling tasks and understand their relevance to the ERP Business Case
  8. Understand the core principles of ERP Projects and project manager’s role in managing change

This course does not have a prerequisite requirement.

Price: $295.00 Early Bird Pricing: $250.75 until February 28, 2017

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in a daytime course or a light meal with an evening course.
  • Free Parking
  • .96 CEU’s awarded for attendance

New registration dates coming soon.

Leading Stakeholders through Change


Length: 1/2 day

This course pairs well with Building the Business Case for Change

People who lead teams, departments, change initiatives, project teams, process improvement efforts, and/or determine goals and strategic plan.

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Grasp the role of change in an organization
  2. Understand the Key Drivers of change
  3. Appreciate why change efforts fail
  4. Comprehend the change process
  5. Understand and plan for the Butterfly-Effect theory
  6. Identify key stakeholders
  7. Recognize your Sphere of Influence
  8. Utilize the 3 Steps of Change Implementation
  9. Analyze your audience and individualize communication
  10. Practice new skills on a case study

Suggested Prerequisite: Building the Business Case for Change

Building the Business Case for Change will help you identify tangible benefits used to craft messages for key stakeholders.

Price: $320.00 Early Bird Pricing: $288.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or you would like to have this course customized specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

“I liked the blend of activities: videos and teaching” – from spring 2017 participant

“Very relevant- good breakdown of people’s response to change.” – from spring 2017 participant

Fall dates will be posted in August 2018

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

Building the Business Case for Change


Length: 1 and 1/2 days

This course pairs well with Leading Your Stakeholders through Change.

People who lead teams, departments, change initiatives, project teams, process improvement efforts, and/or determine goals and strategic plans.

  1. Identify common sources of change
  2. Explain the linkage between an organization’s strategy and change, and the role of the business case
  3. Complete the non-financial sections of a business case and support the preparation of the financial analysis
  4. Convert the intangible benefits of a change initiative into tangible, quantitative benefits and use them in the business case
  5. Recognize the application of the principals of good data presentation
  6. Identify crucial success factors and risk for a change initiative

This certificate does not have a prerequisite requirement.

Price: $880.00 Early Bird Pricing: $792.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course.
  • Food: Lunch is included in all courses that are 7 hours or more

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or if you would like to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

“While the materials were really good – the conversations and examples really helped my understanding and application.” – from Cheryl Kyle

“I really enjoyed this class!” – from spring 2017 participant

Fall dates will be posted in August 2018

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu