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Live Webinar September 25th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Requirements Management CoP (REP #S055)

No one likes working on misguided projects, or efforts that don’t meet business needs, or projects doomed for failure.

Through this presentation, you will learn a repeatable process for creating a bulletproof business case that increases the odds of project support and success. Help contribute to your organization’s bottom line with bulletproof business cases!

Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the essential components of an effective business case
  • Plan a business case effort using an approach that helps you function as a trusted advisor to your organization
  • Select appropriate techniques for determining root causes of business problems or the main drivers of opportunities
  • Avoid common pitfalls when recommending or justifying projects
  • Name the essential factors to analyze when exploring the feasibility of a business case
  • List the four most important cost-benefit analysis measures and what they are used for.

Presenter: – Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP President and Founder of Watermark Learning, Richard Larson has over 30 years of experience in business analysis, project management, training, and consulting. Rich is a frequent speaker at Business Analysis and Project Management conferences and author of CBAP Certification Study Guide (2nd Edition). He was the Review Chair for the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge version 2.0 and co-lead for the Collect Requirements chapter of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 4th edition.

Note: You do have to be a PMI® member to register for this opportunity.

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Live Webinar September 25th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

Software projects are often strategic business transformation initiatives within the organization.

Given the high stakes involved, one of the approaches for successful project delivery is formulating an objective stakeholder driven measurement model for improved decision making.

The Goal-Question-Metric (GQM) framework is an objective and stakeholder driven measurement model with eight measures for hybrid COTS (Commercial off-the-shelf) and bespoke types of software projects.

The eight measures are:

  1. Function Points (FPs),
  2. Lines of Code (LOC),
  3. McCabe’s Cyclomatic Complexity (VG),
  4. Cost Performance Index (CPI),
  5. Schedule Performance Index (SPI),
  6. Sigma level (Cpk),
  7. Defect Density (DD) and
  8. Defect Removal Efficiency (DRE)

… Pertaining to the five project attributes namely: 

  1. Size,
  2. Complexity,
  3. Schedule,
  4. Cost and …
  5. Quality

Learn more in this webinar!

Click to register for Understanding and Using the Goal Question Metric (GQM) based Measurement Model for IT Projects

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Premium Memberships are only $199 USD per year
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Live Webinar – September 25th 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

Automating your build and deployment process helps implement consistency and gets your developers focused on what’s important – developing code!

Save time and effort by automated the build and deploy process.

You will learn how the build service compiles your source code, packages into binary code, runs unit and automated tests against the new build, and optionally deploys the code to a production environment.

Attendees will see a live demo of setting up a build definition, configuring continuous integration, running a build, and deploying the build output to a production server.

Presenter: Bryon Brewer (LinkedIn profile)

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

  • 4.4 Monitor & Control Project Work
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 8.1 Plan Quality Management
  • 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance

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’

Click to register for Automated Builds and Deploys with TFS 2013

Effective PPM Change Management

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Live Webinar – September 25th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EDT
Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category C 1 PDU- Free PDU

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) initiatives are expected to provide significant benefit to multiple roles within an organization.

Intuitively, most staff can understand the potential value in the organization, process and technology changes involved with a PPM initiative. However, the lack of change management practices through a PPM initiative’s implementation is one of the most common reasons for their failure. Symptoms of this issue can include poor executive commitment, resistance or political pressure from functional management and compliance issues with project teams.

Eclipse will review common misconceptions about PPM initiative implementations, provide some guiding principles for successful change and detail the steps and key communication messages necessary to gain buy-in from executive and functional management as well as from project teams.

This webinar will also provide tips that can be incorporated into the initiation and planning of your PPM initiative to increase your odds of success.

Who should attend this webinar?
C-Level Management, IT Directors and Managers or Directors of PMOs

NOTE: You may have to hit the MORE… link to register for this session on the registration page.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning, Monitoring & Controlling

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

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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Idea Mapping

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Live Webinar Sept 24th, 2014 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: Global Consulting CoP (REP #S029)

Idea Mapping is a powerful whole-brained visual thinking tool that enhances memory, note-taking skills, thought organization, planning, creativity, and communication.

It uses color, key words, lines and images to connect thoughts associatively. Idea Maps are the natural expression of the way the brain processes information associatively.

The human brain is better at processing information when it is presented visually. Despite this, however, most communication is linear rather than visual.

By converting the information that is received into an idea map, you create relationships which will help clarify the information contained.

For a limited time you can get:

  • Kindle Book Summary of  Summary: Idea Mapping – Jamie Nast [Kindle Edition] This 32 page summary explains how idea mapping enables you to plan more effectively, allow others to understand you better, and permits more connections between logical ideas and creativity.

Note: You do have to be a PMI® member to register for this opportunity.

Presenter: Jamie Nast (LinkedIn profile) is the author of the book Idea Mapping: How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More, and Achieve Success in Business .

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Live Webinar – September 25th 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Offered by: Global Knowledge UK  (REP 1999)
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU Credits: 1 PDU Cat A – Free PDU

Note: Although Global Knowledge is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number and may need to be recorded as a Category C PDU. Contact Global Knowledge for further information.

In this hour-long webinar, Global Knowledge instructor and PMP-certified project management expert Daniel Stober (LinkedIn profile) will look beyond the triple constraint model and focus on the true essence of project success: stakeholder satisfaction.

Many project managers (PMs) fall into the familiar habit of managing based on the constraints of time, cost and scope. While all of these are important, managing them effectively doesn’t guarantee project success if the PM fails to conduct proper stakeholder management.

To manage stakeholders effectively, the PM has to set expectations. Once expectations are set, the PM must influence the perception of project performance with the stakeholder. Tune in as Dan explores methods you can use to accomplish that goal.

Click to register for How Project Managers Can Influence Their Stakeholders Perceptions