Joshua Render


Master of Science in Administration 2015

Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

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Classes and Grades
Course ID - TitleGradeCreditsYear & Session
CPS 603 - Computer Info Systems A- 32013 Spring
MSA 600 - Foundation Research Method in Admin A 32013 Spring
CPS 510 - Software Systems Engineering A- 32013 Fall
MSA 602 - Financial Analysis, Planning & Control A 32013 Fall
MSA 601 - Organizational Dynamics & Human Behavior A 32013 Fall
BIS 634 - Seminar in Information Systems Issues A 32013 Fall
MSA 604 - Admin, Globalization, & Multicultural A- 32014 Spring
MSA 603 - Strategic Planning for the Admin A 32014 Spring
MGT 643 - Human Resource Management B+ 32014 Fall
PSC 514 - American Public Policy Making A 32014 Fall
MSA 699 - Applied Research Project in Admin A 32015 Spring
CPS 612 - Software Project Mgmt A 32015 Spring
Cumulative GPA: 3.86

Concentration: Information Resource Management
GPA: 3.86

The program offers insight into human and organizational relationships; develops skills in oral and written communication; enhances the capacity for sound analytic judgment; and encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. Coursework focuses on applied action grounded in theory and embraces the fundamental educational principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and stresses the ethical responsibilities of administrators.

Scientific Research (Master Capstone Project)

The graduate thesis paper I submitted to complete my graduate work and earn my degree. It is a study on job satisfaction of employees within the Adirondack region of New York and the Central Michigan Lower Peninsula region.

On the right, the "Job Satisfaction Impact Groups" and their overlapping areas of interaction.

Job Satisfaction Impact Groups

Bachelor of Computer Information Systems 2012

Baker College
Flint, Michigan

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Concentration: Computer Information Systems
GPA: 3.89

Learn how technology can be used to improve all aspects of business operations, from teamwork and leadership to project management and customer service. As a graduate, you’ll have the management skills and technical understanding to be able to improve your job performance and develop new opportunities.

Certificates of Completion

UIPath Process Mining (AppOne) (2020)

Training aimed at Business Analysts for the UIPath process mining tool AppOne.

Automation Anywhere Business Analyst (2020)

This track teaches business analysts how to identify the right processes for automation, calculate FTE benefits and build effort estimates, document and justify use cases, understand risk and dependencies and walk clients through the design of the automation process.

Automation Anywhere BA Badge

PMI Education and Seminars (2020)

PMI Education and Seminars (2019)

PMP Training - 2019

Training for the PMP Certification

PMEdge - 2019

Training on Project Management terminology from PMI and a final test.

PMI Education and Seminars (2018)

Statistics and Lean Six Sigma (2018)

Python Data Science and Machine Learning (2018)

Project Coordinator (2017)

11 Course Certificates - From project management to communication and meeting leadership, you'll learn how to keep project tasks and teams on track in the most efficient ways.

Project Management Principles and Practices (2015/2016)

University of California, Irvine
4 Course Certificates
1 Capstone Project

At the end of the series, you will be able to identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process.

Business and Data Analytics - (2015/2016)

Professional Certifications

PMP® Project Management Professional - 2019

Certificate Number: 2556660
Certification Authority: Project Management Institute

Even if “project manager” isn’t part of your title, the PMP applies to anyone who helps bring a project to completion. Just like a CPA validates expertise for accountants, the PMP recognizes your ability to manage projects—and the hard work you’ve done so far.

PMI-ACP® Agile Certified Practitioner - 2018

Certificate Number: 2211142
Certification Authority: Project Management Institute

From the people who brought you the PMP®, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. Show your peers, employers, and stakeholders that your agile knowledge runs deep.

Created by agilists for agilists, the PMI-ACP is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts—75 percent versus 56 percent—as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.

CSM® Certified ScrumMaster - 2020

Certificate Number: 001064880
Certification Authority: Scrum Alliance

ICGB® Certified Green Belt - 2018

Certificate Number: G-4238
Certification Authority: International Association for Six Sigma Certification

The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt™ (ICGB™) is a professional who is well versed in the core to advanced elements of Lean Six Sigma Methodology, who leads improvement projects and / or serves as a team member as a part of more complex improvement projects lead by a Certified Black Belt, typically in a part-time role. A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Method including competence in subject matters contained within the phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) as defined by the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge™. A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt understands how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Lean Six Sigma at a high level of proficiency.

PSM I® Professional Scrum Master - 2018

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The PSM assessments are grounded in the Professional Scrum Master subject areas. The assessment is exhaustive and rigorous. Many questions ask you to think about or interpret the meaning from the Scrum Guide, apply content from the PSM subject areas, and in some cases, apply your own experience.

PSM II® Professional Scrum Master - 2018

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The PSM assessments are grounded in the Professional Scrum Master subject areas. The assessment is exhaustive and rigorous. Many questions ask you to think about or interpret the meaning from the Scrum Guide, apply content from the PSM subject areas, and in some cases, apply your own experience.

PSPO I® Professional Scrum Product Owner - 2018

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The PSPO assessments are grounded in the Professional Scrum Product Owner subject areas. The assessment is exhaustive and rigorous. Many questions ask you to think about or interpret the meaning from the Scrum Guide, apply content from the PSPO subject areas, and in some cases, apply your own experience.

PAL I® Professional Agile Leadership - 2019

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The Professional Agile Leadership (PAL I) assessment is available to anyone who wishes to validate that you are a leader who understands that being Agile adds value to your business; and why leadership understanding, sponsorship, and support of Agile practices are essential to an organization becoming more agile.

SPS® Scaled Professional Scrum - 2020

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Scaled Professional Scrum certification indicates that you:

Understand how to manage and participate in scaled software and product development using Nexus
Know the appropriate agile practices and scaling fundamentals you could apply to multiple Scrum teams working together

AgilePM® Agile Project Manager - 2018

Certificate Number: 04222148-01-MD7K
Certification Authority: APMG International / Agile Business Consortium

Dynamic Systems Development Methodology

Adopt a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigor, and visibility required for good project management, and the fast-pace, change, and empowerment provided by Agile.

AgilePgM® Agile Program Manager - 2019

Certificate Number: 04263071-01-D799
Certification Authority: APMG International / Agile Business Consortium

DSDM Program Management

AgilePgM teaches you a disciplined but flexible agile approach to the management of organizational change – enabling you to play a crucial role in ensuring a program captures its vision.

ITIL® V3 Foundation - 2017

Certificate Number: 02365137-01-VYRD
Certification Authority: AXELOS Global Best Practice/APMG International

The ITIL Certification Scheme provides a modular approach to the ITIL framework and is comprised of a series of qualifications focused on different aspects of ITIL best practice.
The scheme structure provides a clear progression from Foundation through to Practitioner, Intermediate, Expert and Master whilst allowing you to focus on the aspects that are most relevant to your role.

TKP® Team Kanban Practitioner - 2020

Certification Authority: Kanban University

-Understand core concepts of the Kanban Method.
-Learn the 3 Change Management Principles and the 6 General Practices of The Kanban Method.
Experience the benefit of WIP limits to improve flow.
-How to run the Kanban meetings to focus on the work and allow the team to organize around it
-How to proceed to the next level with Kanban.

Certified Kanban Coach® - 2018

Certificate Number: e0c9a2c0-6778-11e8-addf-0bfb4d977db6
Certification Authority: International Business and Quality Management Institute

You will learn what Kanban is, how it operates, and what advantages it offers compared to other approaches for managing product development. You will also gain a solid understanding of advanced subjects, will learn how to apply Kanban to various scenarios, and will be exposed to case studies and existing best practices.

APRA™ Project Requirements Analyst - 2018

Certificate Number: 54652837090194
Certification Authority: International Organization for Project Management

Accredited Project Requirements Analyst (APRA™) is responsible for three types of activities: (1) Elaborating Requirements (the project charter or definition): Business process documentation, and stakeholder interviews. This is sometimes also called requirements gathering. (2) Analyzing Requirements: Determining whether the stated requirements are clear, complete, consistent and unambiguous, and resolving any apparent conflicts. (3) Recording Requirements: Requirements may be documented in various forms, usually including a summary list and may include natural-language documents, use cases, user stories, or process specifications.


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