Live Webinar December 4th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

The late management guru Peter Drucker wrote, “The task is to lead people. And the goal is to make productive the specific strengths and knowledge of every individual.”

In this presentation, you will learn what Peter Drucker was inferring and how to develop from a Head-First Manager into a Heart-First Leader.

BOTH are necessary for your success.

In this presentation, you will discover:

  • The difference between your “heart” and your “brain”;
  • How your brain limits your perspectives and your heart expands them;
  • How leadership traits can be learned by understanding value;
  • How axiology can increase your leadership abilitiesl how your “thinking” STRENGTHS are the key to your success; and …
  • How to shift from a head-first manager to a heart-first leader.

Presenter : Traci Duez (LinkedIn profile)  is an accomplished and sought-after speaker. She has spoken at over 100 events in the last 4 years including international locations such as Trinidad, Canada, and Amsterdam. Traci is the CEO Axiogenics a Certified Coach, and a member of the John Maxwell Team as well as the author of Breaking Free: Leading the Way: Learning First to Lead Yourself  Traci Has an excellent grasp of “Breaking Free” though her  20+ years experiencing various roles from medical technologist to laboratory informatics specialist; from project manager to director of an IT consulting firm.

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Harmonizing Agility & Discipline


Live Webinar – December 3rd, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Demystify a wide range of agile & traditional requirements / development methodologies!

This session looks at the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and gives prescriptive guidelines to requirements leadership looking to improve results by striking a better balance between agile and disciplined practices.

These practices are not mutually exclusive – the real issue is to look at your current circumstances and find the right balance to maximize success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Look at the structure of agility and discipline-based methods
  2. Provide guidelines for adding agile practices to traditional software development environments
  3. Provide guidelines for reapplying traditional development practices to the agile software development environment.

This session refocuses the agility versus discipline dialogue.

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From Use Cases to Test Cases


Live Webinar – December 8th 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Note: Although ASPE is an REP presentations may have to be recorded as a Cat C PDU Event – Contact Traci Lester Marketing Specialist at ASPE for more information

  • Use cases and their agile brethren, user stories, are popular forms for documenting functional requirements.
  • Nearly every requirements document, functional specification, or design document contains some form of use cases.
  • Because they describe behavior and distinct outcomes, use cases can be the foundation for test cases.

This presentation will show simple and sophisticated techniques for transforming use cases into effective test cases.

  1. Start with techniques for organizing systems into processes and activities.
  2. Learn how to define the behavior of these processes and activities in use cases.
  3. See how to define distinct scenarios, to partition inputs into different characteristic values, and to relate those scenarios and inputs to expected results.
  4. Finally, construct executable test cases from those scenarios, inputs, and results.

You’ll see how to easily produce a good set of test cases – exhaustive enough to give your software a good workout, but intelligent enough not to waste time and effort.

Presenter: Marc Balcer (LinkedIn profile) is an architect at Model Compilers, specializing in using model-driven approaches to analyze, develop, and manage projects in subject matters as diverse as medical instrumentation, telecommunications management, financial services, and transportation logistics. Marc consistently seeks out opportunities for automation in the development process, developing tools to transform information captured during requirements and analysis into executable code.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 8 – Quality

  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 5.5 Validate Scope
  • 8.1 Plan Quality Management
  • 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance
  • 8.3 Control Quality

As a Category C ‘Self Directed Learning Activity’ remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your ‘PDU Audit Trail Folder’

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Live Webinar – December 3rd, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 Hours + QA – 1 Category C Self Directed Learning PDUs
Presented by: SD Times (Software Development Times)

Organizations today face increasing threats to their data, from ever-more nefarious, cutting-edge hackers who put any large company with a website or an app at risk.

But there are steps that can be taken to thwart the theft of digital data:

Ensure compliance to standards. There are several code security standards out there, but the question is, how do organizations understand what they mean and apply them to their own software development efforts.

Identify security flaws across the organization. Code coming from your developers, COTS and (most suspect) open source can all have potentially damaging flaws.

Stay informed with reporting and metrics. Organizations must measure and gauge the effectiveness of their defect reduction efforts.

We invite you to join Rod Cope of Rogue Wave Software and David Rubinstein, (LinkedIn profile) editor-in-chief of SD Times, for a unique webinar discussion of the security issues and threats organizations face today. No slides, just talk, and a chance for you to get answers to your questions.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 8 – Quality 11 – Risk

  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 11.2 Identify Risks
  • 11.5 Plan Risk Responses

As a Category C “Self Directed Learning Activity” remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your “PDU Audit Trail Folder”

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Live Webinar December 3th, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Presented by the Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Course ID: MDW1288

What Can Children Teach Us about Project Management?

As surprising as it may seem, the art of raising children leverages many of the same skills as managing a project team.

Fostering the growth of a child’s mind requires the creation of a positive atmosphere comprised of love, trust and enablement. Similarly, in working with teams, we strive to create an atmosphere of open communication, collaboration and trust.

This webinar will highlight and examine 7 things you can learn from kids that apply to project management:

  1. Play group dynamics are a lot like team dynamics – no one should be left out and we should respect the will of the group
  2. To gain cooperation, timing is everything – never seek it on empty stomachs or after a long day and understanding what motivates others is the key to maintaining collaboration
  3. Learning moments need to be seized and capitalized on
  4. How to combat peer pressure – being unique doesn’t mean you don’t fit in
  5. Working through conflict means learning to work it out — bullying hurts everyone, especially the bullier
  6. Value everyone’s talents and approach- not everyone learns the same or thinks the same
  7. Be consistent when applying support, rewards, corrections and routines – it will reduce anxiety and set a pace

About the Presenter: Bonnie Cooper (LinkedIn profile), PMP®, Instructor and Consultant for Corporate Education Group, is a twenty-year information technology professional. In her current role as the Program Director for the Massachusetts Medical Society’s (MMS) Corporate IT Program Office, Bonnie is responsible for coordinating the efforts of project teams, overseeing the implementation of project standards, managing the corporate IT strategic plan, and leading the program to re-engineer the membership platform for MMS.

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Live Webinar December 4th, 2014 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Cat A – $20 USD PDU
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

Projects create unique products, services, or results. Thus, the inevitability of change is an inescapable factor resulting from every project.

Every project creates opportunities that must be seized or forever lost. Without attention to organizational change, these products, services, and results may never be used.

Attend this 1 hour presentation to learn how to increase your awareness and start to acquire the skills to manage resistance to organizational change resulting from your projects.

In this 1 hour in-depth webinar participants learn:

  • Concepts of organizational change management and the differences in change versus transition
  • Typical responsibilities of change agents
  • How change disrupts expectations
  • Reasons for and causes of resistance and how to manage resistance
  • The importance of respecting differing frames of reference
  • Emotional responses to change

EARN 1 PDU after viewing this webinar

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