Getting It Done! Wednesday, February 25, 12-1 p.m., FPH 102

Join Asha Kinney from IT and Alana Kumbier from the Library for some practical tips on how to keep up with your work and lower your stress level at the same time. They will share a strategy based on the book “Getting Things Done” for staying organized and avoiding wasted time and energy. They’ll also demo some great online tools for staying organized like Trello and Google Calendar. Free lunch!

Wednesday, February 25
12-1 p.m.
FPH 102

Agile Project Management Class

Are you swamped with projects?

Do you have a hard time keeping track of what is important?

Are you doing the most valuable work given the resources you have available?

Hampshire College IT Director Bob Crowley and Senior Programming Analyst Ben Fellows invite you to attend their Agile Project Management class being held at Amherst College.

This will be the first in a series of classes we will offer this year on project management. This class is open to anyone, but we have reserved some seats for Hampshire folks, so come join us.

Class Description

You may be familiar with the concepts of traditional project management. Scrum represents another very effective tool in your toolbox of project management techniques.

For projects in which the requirements are continuously changing, you may need a more proactive project management approach.

In this course, you will use Agile project management and focus on Scrum as a project management technique. We will use our time in class to work through the stages of a sample project.

This course is intended for anyone who wants to efficiently manage projects that experience frequent changes in user requirements.

There will be a follow-up session one month after the training so participants can discuss their experiences using the course content, specifically what they learned, what they thought went well, what did not go according to their expectations, and what they think can be improved.

Pre-work: Participants are encouraged to read “The Power of Scrum” by Jeff Sutherland  (isbn:1463578067), available on Kindle or in print. Please read the text prior to the first class.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, November 5 8:30 am – 12:00 Alumni House, Amherst College
Tuesday, December 3 9:00 am – 10:00 Alumni House, Amherst College

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