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Live Webinar – November 25th, 2014 8:00 am – 9:00 am EST
Live Webinar – November 25th, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM BT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
Sponsored by:APM a division of  APMG International

This webinar demonstrates how an understanding of change management can help to:

  • Ensure the successful delivery of projects;
  • Realise the benefits and achieve the strategic outcomes of programmes;
  • Help those planning the portfolio to balance the introduction of new products, services, processes and systems with the time to embed new ways of working.

In this webinar Melanie Franklin (LinkedIn profile) with AgileChangeManagement will review the typical lifecycle of a change, from the initial realisation that existing ways of working are no longer appropriate, the concerns about how to change and the adoption of new ways of working to become the new norm.

She will demonstrate the emotional impact of change and suggest ways to generate participation in the change by all those impacted.

Melanie will also look at how this participation leads to greater collaboration between project teams and their users.

This webinar will be useful to all those involved in project and programme management, either as managers, sponsors, team members and those in the PMO. It is a very practical review of what change management is and how it can be included in project and programme plans.

Click to register for Change Management For Project & Programme Managers

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Recorded Webinar – April & May 2013,
Duration: 2 x 1 Hour Webinars ( Part 1 & Part 2)
Credits: UpTo 2 PDU Category B – Free PDU

Important Notes:

The Benefits Of Agile?

Part 1:

What are our challenges:

  • Building the wrong stuff
  • Delivering late
  • Low quality code
  • Lack of predictability
Why this occurs:

  • Poor process
  • Working on too many things
  • High technical debt
  • Detecting errors late
Solution

  • Deliver in stages to achieve value quickly
  • Keep core teams so can get synergy effectiveness
  • Provide teams with leadership
Available paths:

  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • Lean-Agile Framework
  • Lean-Agile Roadmap

This Session discusses the benefits you get from Agile, not the how of doing it. Agile is really about delivering business value incrementally, quickly and predictably. It should not be about development iterations. Starting with the “how” of Agile instead of the “why” of Agile often leaves many business stakeholders unclear with the need for Agile.

Part 2:

Scrum:

  • Describes the core roles, practices and artifacts
  • Why Scrum works
  • Where Scrum is best used
Kanban:

  • Describes the core guiding principles of visibility, explicit workflow, managing work-in-progress, measure flow, continual learning which define Kanban
  • Kanban as a transition method
  • Where Kanban is best used
Scrumban

  • Scrumban was designed as a transition method from Scrum to Kanban
  • Scrumban can be used in its own right
  • Understand how Scrumban can be a great hybrid, Agile method to use

While not an in-depth study of any of the methods, the webinar will illustrate why one must look at several factors when deciding on your team-Agile approach.

Presenter: Alan Shalloway (Linkedin Profile & @alshalloway) is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 40 years experience, Alan is a thought leader in Lean, Kanban, PPM, Scrum and agile design. He is the author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility, and Essential Skills for the Agile Developer: A Guide to Better Programming and Design. Alan is a co-founder and board member for the Lean Software and Systems Consortium.

Click to register for An Introduction to Agile Part 1 – From a Business / Executive Point of View

Click to register for An Introduction to Agile Part 2 – Overviews of Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban

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Live Webinar – November 26th, 2014 8:00 am – 9:00 am EST
Live Webinar – November 26th, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 pm BT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
Sponsored by:APM a division of  APMG International

Agile continues to be a hot topic, not just within the project management community but for those who lead organizations.

Agility is a competitive advantage, as it is associated with organisations who are more responsive to change and get products to market faster.

Internally, the advantages are higher productivity and greater collaboration between project teams and their users/stakeholders.

Attend this webinar to find out:

  • What does agile project management involve?
  • What are the benefits of agile project management?
  • How do these benefits translate into wider business management challenges?
  • How can you and your organization become ‘more agile’?

This event is a fast-paced tour of the principles, structure and benefits of agile project management, suitable for project managers, programme managers and those in the PMO.

Remember, you cannot call yourself a project professional if you don’t know about Agile Project Management!

Click to register for Agile Project Management Is A State Of Mind, Not A Project Methodology!

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Live Webinar November 24th, 2014 – 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A  – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI LEAD CoP (REP #S004)

Are You A Team?
Or Just A Group Of People Working Together?

A founder’s spirit is often lost over time and growth through M&A can result in a fragmented “Frankenstein” of stitched together organizations.

How can a group of people become a real team?

How can organizations with thousands of people in dozens of countries maintain a strong sense of a shared identity and commitment to shared goals?

By leveraging the roots of their greatness, their organization’s DNA and shared organizational culture – as invisible as the air we breathe, as inescapable as gravity, and more powerful than any Gantt chart.

Leverage the power of your culture in your next project team!

Participants will:

  • Understand the power of an organization’s past to shape its future.
  • Appreciate the influence that organization culture has on behavior and results.
  • Have access to 3 ways of exploring and deepening a team’s shared sense of history and organizational culture.
  • Realize that an organization’s culture can be made visible through sharing stories and other practical exercises.
  • Be equipped to install the foundation of a shared organizational cultural required to turn a globally dispersed group of people into a real team, with a shared identity and commitment to a future that is bigger than their differences.

Kimberly helps organizations achieve what SEEMS impossible, but is merely difficult. How? By turning managers into leaders and groups into teams. and you can too!  Come and join Kimberly in this energetic and highly engaging presentation!

Presenter:  Kimberly Wiefling (LinkedIn profile) is the Founder and President of Wiefling Consulting, a global leadership and business management consulting firm. She is also Executive Editor of the Scrappy About Series, and is a globally recognized author and business leadership consultant specializing in helping people achieve what seems impossible.

Kimberly currently spends about half of her time working with high-potential leaders in Japanese companies, facilitating leadership, innovation and execution excellence workshops to enable Japanese companies to solve global problems profitably. One of the keys to her success is a focus on not only a winning strategy, but a winning culture. Business culture transformation lies at the heart of all of her work. Kimberly’s book, Scrappy Project Management: The 12 Predictable and Avoidable Pitfalls Every Project Faces, was published in 2007 and is the focus of this webinar.

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

Click to register for Building A Shared Team Identity by Exploring Your Organization’s DNA

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Live Webinar November 24th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A  – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Ethics CoP (REP #S050)

  • What does daily project life look like for a GM?
  • What are the key challenges a GM faces in this role? What are key decisions?
  • What are the principles of leadership behind this?

This session is intended to provide the field perspective of a GM and will be supported by many use cases

Presenter: Michael van den Brand (LinkedIn profile) MBA General Manager, ADP Streamline, has held various marketing and operations positions in different business units. He was formerly the Director of Managed Services in the Netherlands

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

Click to register for Authentic Leadership: A GM perspective On Project Management

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Live Webinar – November 27th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EST
Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category C 1 PDU- Free PDU

Resource availability is a key source of negative risk to projects. Even if your project has well-defined scope and validated activity effort estimates, if the resources you are provided are working on multiple projects and operational activities, predictability of schedule outcomes is poor.

This webinar will review some options for responding to this risk from both a systemic and project-focused perspective.

LESSONS LEARNED:

  1. Understand the criticality of uncertain resource availability on project outcomes.
  2. Learn which approaches for getting better knowledge of resource availability won’t work in your organization.
  3. Gain a better understanding of the pros and cons of the practices that can successfully incorporate resource availability uncertainty into project planning and tracking.

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”

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.

Click to register for  Managing Uncertainty in Resource Availability