Certifications and Affiliations
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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) is a legislatively mandated USDOT program that applies to Federal-aid highway dollars expended on federally-assisted contracts issued by USDOT recipients such as State Transportation Agencies (STAs). The PLUM Catalyst is certified in Minnesota by the City of Minneapolis (MnUCP Minnesota Unified Certification Program), in Texas with TxDOT (TUCP Texas Unified Certification Program) and in California by Caltrans (CUCP California Unified Certification Program). The PLUM Catalyst is also Minnesota TBG (Targeted Business Group) certified.
Scrum Product Owner
Certified by the Scrum Alliance, a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) creates the product vision, orders the Product Backlog, and makes sure the best possible job is done to delight the customer. The PLUM Catalyst is certified and experienced in Scrum methodologies for multiple technology and strategy agile scrum teams
Cityfi facilitates and helps create positive, sustainable change for people and the economy – fast, equipping leaders with the understanding of new business models and cutting edge solutions, alongside policy frameworks and approaches that cities can use to leverage current and new technology. Cityfi has created a premier network of national subject matter experts and advisors from diverse backgrounds to support the work of clients. The Chief Catalyst of the PLUM Catalyst is a Cityfi Affiliate
Minnesota Targeted Group Business
To be certified as a Targeted Group small business, the business must be at least 51% owned by a woman, racial minority, or person with a substantial physical disability. In addition, the business must be operated and controlled on a day-to-day as well as long-term basis by the qualifying owner. In other words, ownership is not enough; operational control is also required. The PLUM Catalyst is MnTGB certified
The Central Certification (CERT) Program is a small business certification program recognized by Hennepin County, Ramsey County, the City of Minneapolis and the City of Saint Paul. The CERT Program certifies small businesses, including small Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE) and small Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE). The PLUM Catalyst is CERT recognized
The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the transdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. INCOSE is designed to connect systems engineering professionals with educational, networking, and career-advancement opportunities in the interest of developing the global community of systems engineers and systems approaches to problems.
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing and technology information around the globe.
LEANSTACK Certified: Coaching LEAN
LEANSTACK offers hands-on training to provide necessary foundation skills to coach teams on delivery of breakthrough innovation.