Location: San Francisco
Programs Available: IT Training and Coding Bootcamps
Scholarships: Free For People in Transition
Our mission is to change the way people connect with their lives and careers. The Job Hackers provides individuals with the knowledge and experience needed to navigate the complex world of knowledge work. We do this by not only giving our participants valuable knowledge about software development to prepare them for real-world jobs, but working with them and employers to ensure the proper placement of the participants. We believe in the power of proper education to imbue its participants with skills the market is happy to pay for. It is because of this that the education given to people in transition is without cost. The Job Hackers model is to not receive compensation for their valuable ...
Agile Scrum Master Class Tentative Syllabus
Required Reading has links to Amazon website. You can find some of the books on Safari Online (indicated where applicable). Many public libraries give...Read more
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||50 students|
|Commitment||10 hours in class/wk|
- Larry has great experience and practical knowledge and is genuinely interested in imparting knowledge to people and helping them find jobs.
- Guest speaker concept is very good.
- Covers a good range of topics like Systems behavior etc which you won't get in any agile training.
- Overall superb experience
This Course Is the Best Investment You Can Make in Yourself and Your Profession
I enthusiastically echo my esteemed colleagues and fellow reviewers glowing comments and encourage you to read through them yourselves as I most whole-heartedly concur.
Without parroting too much, I offer my unsolicited two cents... This course truly exceeded my expectations.
Regardless of your chosen profession, once you have taken the course you will understand and learn that the Agile philosophy transcends IT and is applicable to many other disciplines. The elegance of the class, its structure, and the material presented is that it coalesces one's "project management" approach into a simple and practical methodology for knowlege-based development work. For me, a seasoned MBA and PM, classes were ...Read more
I am taking the JobHackers class online. I am absolutely amazed and having taken many classes before on different subjects, this is by far the most gripping, invigorating and motivating class. so glad I am able to do that. thank you Larry Apke for your dedication and commitment to help us all.
The Job Hackers brings a highly valuable opportunity to both those who want to manage or participate in software development as well as those who have waterfall project management skills and certification, looking to become an effective member of an agile development team.
In addition to articulating Agile principles and its methodologies, Scrum, Kanban and Feature Driven Development, among others, we spent a great deal of time on how to build, manage, facilitate, communicate and motivate agile teams - regardless of the setting, be it software development or business process development such as HR, sales automation, etc.
The Job Hackers brought us the benefits and essence of how to be an effective leader in the modern software development world; how to spot and address challenges ...Read more
I have an MBA. I had good business school professors. If this had been part of my MBA, it would've stood out as one of the best, if not THE best, class and instructor in the program.
The breadth of material covered was interesting. I came in expecting to focus on the PSM Agile certification. The class helped me prepare for the test, certainly, but it covered a lot of other topics that ought to be required for business leaders. A lot of it was about best practices and key thought leaders for business management in general, but with some particular focus on managing others with high job satisfaction and excellent performance, and how to manage change and critical decision making.
I've recommended several of my colleagues take this class and they all loved it too.
This course is seriously differentiated from any other Agile certification preparation course I've seen on the market. Other classes are usually two day workshops which are high level review the basic agile principles and do some exercises to prepare you for a certification exam. These courses are heavy on hands on work, (THE HOW) but skim the surface to the background of the material. The Job Hackers Agile course is distinctly different. It is a several week long course that goes deep into the concepts and history and evolution of thought behind the agile philosophy (THE WHY). It explains the reasons why agile is so necessary and applicable in our current times with an unprecedented velocity of change in the work place. Understanding they why poises empowers people with a foundatio...Read more
Larry’s Agile - Scrum training for sure exceeded my expectations! About 8 in class and 22-25 online and almost 100% participation during 12 days (7:30AM - 9Am) says it all! I am finishing the books that Larry recommended and looking forward on to taking PSM test (Professional Scrum Master) test! So far I am getting 80-95% on different Scrum knowledge practice tests (which I had a little to none idea about before I started this trading!) thank you Larry! ***** 5 stars ! :)
I've never suffered post-course withdrawals until completing The Job Hackers six-week Agile & Scrum Bootcamp. The learning experience was tremendous, and our diverse class commented on not wanting it to end. Most of us expressed how we were not the type of wide-eyed, bushy-tailed early risers to enjoy anything starting at 7:30 am, but Larry's engaging style and high-value curriculum motivated us to soak up all the knowledge, enlightenment and tools he shared. All of the recommended reading was worthwhile too. This training class was an outstanding professional development experience that extended far beyond preparing me for my successful passing of the Professional Scrum Master 1 certification (PSM 1).
Cons: There is no Bootcamp 2. After Bootcamp 1, you'll want more.
Attended the course remotely from New York. While there are no homework, project or group assignments, there is a substantial reading list to prepare for each class.
Even though as a remote student, the vibe felt like a physical classroom. Class es were held from 10:30 AM until 12 noon by video conference twice a week for 6 weeks. Students could ask questions during class via chat. The instructor, Larry is an excellent teacher. His explanations are very clear and concise.
At the end of the course, you will receive a "certificate of completion" and the ability to post it on your LinkedIn Profile. This course is designed to prepare students to take the "Professional Scrum Master I" certification exam which is proctored by an external testing organization and is the industry standard...Read more
I didn’t want this training to end! Glad I will be an Alumni of The Job Hackers now!
After our 2nd day (12 total) I had our main HR at my office listen to my Agile introduction presentation. She and our cloud enterprise director liked it so much - we started our weekly lunch and learn and it’s been couple of weeks now! :) Taking this training was for sure Win-Win!
Thank you Larry - I learned a lot and got inspired to learn more and teach others about Agile and Scrum!
Honestly, my expectations were low as this is a free course. So I was pleasantly shocked when the instructor turned out to be exceedingly engaging.
I would recommend attending in person if at all possible; the ability to ask questions in person and discuss with other participants would have added another level of depth to my understanding of the material. It was quite difficult to have discussions with people online - frankly I was too shy to attempt it.
I would also recommend completing all the reading as soon as possible; preferably in advance of the course. There is quite a lot of reading.
The job support and meetups seem excellent; I wish I lived closer to be able to take better advantage of both.
Besides providing experienced professionals with the tools and principles of the Agile Methodology, The Job Hackers' twice weekly (for six weeks) sessions goes beyond textbook information. Instead, it exchanges and challenges participants to think beyond the obvious. Counter to assumption, Agile is not confined to the Information Technology sector. Each week Larry Apke (Founder and CEO), Lecturer-in Chief, draws from over twenty years as practitioner of Agile in Scrum Master and Scrum Master Coach roles, to deliver practical and market-ready information. At the end of each session, participants take with them knowledge and skills they can use to further their career at current jobs or one they wish to secure.
The weekly sessions are well-structured, delivered with engaging and rich...Read more
I take Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Project Management training several times a year. These training sessions are very tech book and always help you prepare for a related exam. But they rarely cover real world experiences, they cover text book perfect experience. The real world is not at all like the text books. It's one thing to learn the ideal everything, it's another to apply that ideal training. The experience and discussions on real world situations and years of experience shared in the sessions helped me to get a new Agile Scrum Master role. I believe my ability to communicate my experience and training helped me to land a new job, and I believe I was better able to communicate because of the workshops I attended from The Job Hackers.
Thank you to Larry Apke for inviting me. I can'...Read more
The class and group is centered around agile principles and the Scrum framework along with communal support for job searching for those that need it. This is an excellent way to not only prepare for a PSM or CSM exam, but also gain a considerable amount of knowledge behind the principles that drive those frameworks. Many classes focus on the mechanics of the Scrum framework, but this is one of the few instances of a deeper drive that I have seen.
I would highly recommend this to others looking for knowledge to support a career in management of day-to-day product development or software engineering.
It was a chance meeting at a Meetup event that I met Larry who casually mentioned his workshop. I was stalled and struggling in my job search and floundered in an interview when I forgot key agile terms I've known for years. When Larry mentioned the Agile Scrum class, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to shake off the cob webs and try to discover where my knowledge gaps resided.
On the first day, I was surprised to find that Larry was volunteering his time specifically to help those in the middle of a job search, using a skill he was passionate about.
From this class I not only reinforced what I already knew, but learned so much more. The icing on the top was the opportunity to exercise my project management skills, network with others of same and varied situations. I al...Read more
I've been practicing Agile for about 10 year and became Certified Scrum Master in 2010. The Job Hackers class that Larry Apke conceived and is teaching plays a significant role in my deeper understanding of all that's behind the methodologies and technics of Agile and the manifesto of Scrum. Anyone who wants to excel in leading in the explosive innovation markets of today and well into the future, MUST attend this class to maintain her/his competitiveness in the Knowledge Workers markets of AI, Self Driving Cars, Drones, Medicine and Industrial Internet of Things.
A deep understanding of how teams should be self organized, how intrinsic motivation is key to building successful teams and how business and technology need to collaborate is what the class is bringing to the studen...Read more
I was one of the students from Larry's starting classes, and did not miss even one day because it was very extensively informing and eye opening. It helped me improve my strategy in searching for jobs, and interviews. With that advanced strategy, my interviews were more interactive and productive. Larry Apke and the job hackers will bring a difference to the job search solutions with the Agile/Scrum class. Project managers should take his class definitely.
So thankful I attended the Job Hackers Agile Course in SF.
Content-- excellent overview of agile and scrum framework with practical examples and exercises
Material-- just enough
Hours and location in Downtown SF-- perfect for folks needing to attend before work and w remote option
Price-- Free w donation encouraged
Larry-- always ready to go, passionate and highly knowledgeable
Cons-- Cannot think of any
A comprehensive course covering Agile software development and Scrum. The reading materials can be a bit overwhelming at times but it is worth getting through. Great way to meet others involved in project management, Agile and the Scrum world. After the course I was able to complete my PSM certification on the first try thanks to Larry. Would recommend anyone who wants to broaden their knowledge of Agile software development.