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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Live Webinar – December 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

It’s been exciting over the past year to watch as big products become available that really give development teams the tools they need to perform agile software engineering  (Microsoft Team Foundation Server in particular, but the story is bigger than that).

With tools like TFS and a host of others, development teams can track and store all their code, automate their releases, control versioning, automate testing, collaborate across the team and much more.

But how much are these tools doing to bridge the infamous gap between development of the product and the production environment into which it is released?

For years we have heard about breakdowns between agile developers, release teams, and operations staff who have to maintain system stability and keep customer-facing software stable. We wanted to talk to a real-world expert about how newer tools and techniques are being used to break down walls between agile development and release engineering.

Join  Chris Knotts,  (LinkedIn profile) for one hour of open Q & A with ASPEs resident Agile Engineering guru and TFS expert, Brian Brewer. They will have an unscripted conversation about how teams are using these tools, and how real-world IT shops can use agile practices and have stable deployments too.

Presenter: Bryon Brewer (LinkedIn profile)

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

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 4.4 Monitor and Control Project Work
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 6.2 Define Activities

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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Practical Project Risk Management


Live Webinar – December 4th, 2014 2:00 pm EST
Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category B 1 PDU- Free PDU

NOTE: Eclipse will provide a Certificate for attendance upon request.

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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Developing Emotionally Effective Leaders


Live Webinar December 2nd, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Presented by:  Human Capital Institute
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU

Bullying, Avoidance, Stress, Frustration, Should not be in the workplace!

When it comes to emotional intelligence, the gap between knowing and doing is holding many leaders back.

While it has become widely accepted that emotional intelligence is a key ingredient of leadership success, leaders struggle to translate their understanding into day-to-day actions.

The good news is that the steps necessary to become more emotionally effective are not complex and can be integrated into a leader’s daily activities.

Learning and development professionals can also use this information to design more effective programming that supports leaders to bridge the knowing-doing gap.

Presented by: Drew Bird (LinkedIn profile) Principal ClearPoint Leadership Strategies

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 9.4  Manage 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”

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Live Webinar December 4th, 2014 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm EST
Duration: 1 Hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: Leadership in PM CoP (REP #S051)

Leadership is a critical skill that is needed in every organization and as our budgets become tighter, our resources more limited, and our teams are spread more widely…leadership has taken on new meanings.

In our globalized workforce, the same skills of success that leaders have been using for years just aren’t gaining the same traction any longer. The new rules of leadership are much more concrete and much more difficult to deliver.

This webinar is going to introduce you to the 3 keys of modern leadership: adaptability, judgment, and integrity.

Dave will also discuss the capstone skill that makes all of these other skills important: communication.

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

Presenter: Dave Wakeman, (LinkedIn profile, @davidwakeman) is an expert in management and leadership and works with organizations around the world in the areas of team building, communications, strategy, and change management. His work has appeared in PM Network, Voices of Project Management, US News and World Report, and many others.

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