A Deep Dive into PeopleSoft

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Live Webinar August 6th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI® IT & Telecom CoP (REP #S009)

As per Wikipedia, “Enterprise system software is a multi-billion dollar industry that produces components that support a variety of business functions. IT investments have become the largest category of capital expenditure in United States-based businesses over the past decade. Though early ERP systems focused on large enterprises, smaller enterprises increasingly use ERP systems”

When Enterprise Resource Planning became the next big thing, many large and small organizations jumped in without fully investigating if it was right for them.

Knowing some of the challenges and pitfalls that come with choosing and implementing any ERP can be one of the critical success factors for the project. In addition, if your organization is considering Oracle’s PeopleSoft, the quintessential ERP, information that can assist the business in making thoughtful decisions is key.

Before your organization jumps on the bandwagon, hear Kathy discuss topics along the project lifecycle including the all important business decision to undertake such an effort. Next Kathy will discuss some planning highlights, the role of the project manager, and lessons learned.

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

Presenter:  Kathy Martucci (LinkedIn profile)

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Practical Project Risk Management

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Live Webinar – August 5th, 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

Risks exist on projects because by definition, projects possess uncertainty. Organizations that ignore risks experience reduced project success rates due to the wasted effort and delays that result from dealing with issues.

Risk management methodologies address this challenge but tend to be too theoretical or require significant process discipline or historical data to be practical.

During this webinar you will learn practical, lightweight best practices for managing risks throughout a project’s lifecycle.

Benefits of managing risks through this approach include:

  • Improved project predictability
  • Improved ROI for your overall portfolio
  • Quantification of cost & schedule contingencies
  • Reduced effort spent resolving project issues

Who should attend this webinar?
Managers/Directors of PMOs, Project Managers

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: Initiating  & Executing, Planning
Knowledge Areas: 11 – Risk

  • 11.1  Plan Risk Management
  • 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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Digital Revolution

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Live Webinar August 5th, 2014, 9:00 am – 10:00 am  EDT or
Live Webinar August 5th, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast  – Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By: Gartner Webinars

There is a sea change happening in technology and in business.  That change is starting to revolutionize the global economy.

The world in 2020 will be a far different world than today’s. So what will happen in the next five years?

This session covers the rise of digital business: what it is and why it is important now.

Patrick Meehan (Gartner bio) will discuss how companies are starting to build their own digital businesses to create the type of competitive advantage that can dominate markets for years and about the technology engines that will propel digital business.

He will also focus on the reality of how to leverage digital business as digitalization becomes complete.

Discussion Topics:

  • What digital business is and why it is important now
  • How companies are building their own digital businesses to create competitive advantage
  • What are the technology engines that will propel digital business
  1. A must-see infographic connecting the survey data behind the report

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning

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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Live Webinar – August 5th 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

PMI (Project Management Institute) continues to meet the needs of Project and SDLC (Software / System Development Life Cycle) professionals by offering another specialty certification.

The industry knows how critical a working relationship between the BA and PM is for project success. Also it is well understood that smaller companies can only afford to have Project Managers yet still need strong business analysis work done. PMI as answered these needs by offering this new certification.

Pilot applications are being accepted through May 12, 2014.

This web seminar will go over in depth the PMI-PBA handbook (costs and application requirements), the examination content outline and the reading/outside knowledge requirements. We will save you the time and energy of reading through the 70+ pages of documentation.

Learn the information, knowledge, and skills needed to achieve the designation.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.3 Develop Project Team

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 Introducing the New PMI-PBA (Professional in Business Analysis) Certification

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Live Webinar – August 5th, 2014 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
By: BATimes (Diversified Business Communications REP 1811)
Duration 1 Hour 1 Cat A PDU/CDUs – Free  PDU / CDU

Keeping up in today’s fast-paced world requires a robust skillset!

Not only are project managers expected to manage a colossal amount of projects, they’re expected to direct resources to properly plan for those projects. Often times, those two sides of the business don’t align very well.

Join AtTaskUnlike Before and Project Times as they explore three ways you can align people and process for a more productive team.

Get insights from specialists in the PPM field that can help you take your skillset from project manager to project leader.

Key topics of discussion:

  • What small tweaks can I make to increase my team’s productivity and my own productivity?
  • What is the difference between project management and project leadership?
  • How can I coordinate efforts between teams and departments to increase productivity?
  • How can I measure my progress on the road to higher productivity?
  • What types of tools can I use to align management of resources with management of projects?

With the Course You Will Receive:

  • Access to the Live and Recorded Version of Webinar
  • Personalized Certificate of Attendance
  • Copy of Presentation Slides

Presenters:

Deanne Earle PMP (LinkedIn profile  @UnlikeBefore ) Director of Unlike Before LTD. – is a sought after keynote speaker and  International Project Consultant specializing in delivering business technology projects. A founding member of The Glass Breakers global women’s network, a published author, and expert in the areas of project delivery, management, change and leadership, Deanne challenges the DNA of a company’s leadership where necessary to achieve greater business value from technology projects.

Make sure to check out Deanne’s Change Through Action Blog.

Michael Luciano MSc (IT) – (LinkedIn profile) Director of Quality Assurance, AtTask  Michael currently holds the position of Director of Quality Assurance at AtTask and regularly  speaks on the current state of the QA industry . Michael has over twenty years experience in the field of quality assurance, having built high performance global teams for such companies as Xerox, EDS, HP, Thomson Reuters and, currently,

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Live Webinar August 5th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 75 Minutes webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: Change Management CoP (REP #S056)

In the execution of a project, collaboration is inevitable. Requiring a combination of skills, knowledge and resources, projects often attract numerous participants from various cultural backgrounds.

Consequently, a great variety of cultural differences and similarities, as well as distinct practices and differing values and interests for participation, emerge when firms and people come together in a project organization.

In this webinar Karen will present the outcomes of her Ph.D. research, which focus on the people-side of project management. She will introduce a new perspective on project management and, in light of the Panama Canal Expansion Program, describe how project participants deal with the cultural complexity in their everyday work life.

Stressing the need for explicit attention to cross-cultural collaboration, and based on the research outcomes, the webinar finishes with both cultural risks in project management and suggestions for the Project Manager.

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

Presenter:  Karen Smits PHD (LinkedIn profile  @Karen_Smits) is an Organizational Anthropologist, and Trainer in Business Culture. Ph.D. Author of Cross Culture Work in Panama Canal Expansion Program. Curious, straight-forward and always smiling, Karen is an excellent speaker on Cross Culture Collaboration.  You can read her blog at  http://crossculturework.com/  or order her book Cross Culture Work: Practices of Collaboration in the Panama Canal Expansion Program online.,

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