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Live Webinar October 27th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A  – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI LEAD CoP (REP #S004)

Come hear an actual account of agile techniques in practice! You can’t miss this!

The applications developed with agile techniques included systems organizing the production of flight critical Lithium Hydroxide air purification cartridges (used on both the Shuttle and Space Station), the Quick Disconnect hardware (used to transfer hypergolic propellants), and the Problem Reporting System (used to initiate repair on heat shield tiles after each mission).

The LiOH (Lithium Hydroxide) Laboratory produced the Environmental Control Life Support System (ECLSS) air-purification cartridges used in the Space Shuttle during flight and on the International Space Station.

These cartridges, commonly called LiOH cartridges, were a mission-critical flight element, and one of the few systems that had no backup.

There could be absolutely no exceptions in any of the processing and quality steps!

Without the LiOH air purification cartridges in active use during flight, the astronaut crew would quickly suffocate.

The LiOH software development team produced the LiOH cartridge production tracking software and created a variety of new reports using Agile Project Management techniques.

Using these techniques, a project that was originally estimated to take 18 months was finished in six months.

This effort helped maintain the LiOH Lab’s status as a facility that never once delivered a product that failed to meet specifications or put the safety of an astronaut at risk.

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

Presenter:  Dr. Stephen M. Schneider PMP PMI-RMP PMI-ACP  (LinkedIn profile) has been Faculty at Capella University since 2010. Dr. Schneider worked at the Kennedy Space Center  from 1980 to 2010, leading a variety of software projects to create software applications supporting Space Shuttle ground operations and  created award winning  software including NASA Space Act and other awards and were featured in NASA publications.

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Live Webinar – October 28th 2014, 10:30 am – 11:30 am EDT
Offered by: Global Knowledge UK  (REP 1999)
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU Credits: 1 PDU Category 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.

As the population and the workforce ages, making sure that you have leaders ready to replace those retiring is a top priority for Leadership Development professionals.

In this complimentary 1 hour webinar Bart Vandermosten, (LinkedIn profile) Director of Business Transformation, will discuss how to recognize future leaders and how to train them to make sure they are ready for their future role.

Click to register for Finding and Developing your Next Leaders: Personal Effectiveness for IT Professionals

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Live Webinar – October 28th 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’

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The Education of a Value Investor

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Live Webinar October 29th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C  – Free PDU
Presented by American Management Association (REP 1294)
Although the AMA is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number Contact the AMA for further information.

A Story of Carving a Path to Financial Acumen and Personal Growth

Join  Guy Spier as he discusses his unforgettable lunch with legendary icon Warren Buffet and his transformation from a young hedge fund manager and Gordon Gekko wannabe, driven by greed, to a sophisticated value investor who enjoys success without selling his soul to the highest bidder.

This program explores Guy’s transformative quest for wealth, wisdom, and enlightenment in the world of finance, emanating from the $650,100 lunch with Warren Buffet.

The webcast will be an insightful conversation exploring:

  • The journey of transformation and the lessons learned
  • Meeting Warren Buffet and the key takeaways from the legendary lunch
  • Investing tools – best practices for the value investor
  • Defining true value in business and in life

Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional in finance, in business, or simply carving a path to your own personal transformation for growth and finding true value in business and in life, the webcast should be on your must-attend list!

We encourage you to register even if you are unable to attend live; you’ll receive replay information following the event.

Presenter: Guy Spier (LinkedIn profile) has run the Aquamarine Fund for 17 years achieving impressive record of market-beating returns. An ardent disciple of Warren Buffett, Guy launched the fund with $15 million in assets. Guy was educated at Oxford University and Harvard Business School. He is a regular commentator on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Television, and Fox Business News.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Initiating  & Executing, Planning
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources 11 – Risk

  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 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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Visual Strategic Planning

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Live Webinar October 22nd, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU or 1 CDU 1 Category A – Free PDU

Strategic change initiatives are profiling in organizations. To facilitate execution of these initiatives, firms are investing in business architecture to help assess and plan them.

Enterprise Business Architecture is quickly evolving into a mainstream business capability. Some would argue that it is already there considering 50% of the world’s top performing enterprises have embraced business architecture as a strategic differentiator.

The tools and techniques of business architecture should be foundational to strategy development, deployment and executive planning. This webinar intends to demonstrate the business architecture framework, describe the what, why, how and uses of some architectural blueprints.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Purpose and benefits of Business Architecture to scope, planning and delivery.
  2. Applicability of Business Architecture in the context of the rapid Change Agenda
  3. Business Architecture framework and a variety of approaches to know when to use model types.
  4. Different views of a business architecture framework and how analysis techniques will expose risk.
  5. To think architecturally in the decomposition of the organization as a technique for defining organizational impact, scope and for Process Modeling & Requirements analysis methods.

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Live Webinar – October 23rd, 2014 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
By BATimes (Diversified Business Communications REP 1811)
Duration 1 Hr  1 Cat A PDU/CDUs – Free  PDU / CDU

All of the work we do relies on a steady flow of well-timed, accurate and manageable information.

We have tools, technology, techniques and a lot of people around us to make this information available to ourselves and others.

  • But are we using them properly?
  • Are using the right tools at the right time in the right place?
  • Are the techniques we employ doing the job?
  • And are the people around us helping or hindering the process?

Communicating effectively across our projects, at all levels, is one the most important keys to our success. This session will allow us to think about some of the key communication tools and techniques available to us to ensure our project success

Course Learning Objectives Include:

  • Understand what tools and techniques are available to us
  • Learn how to use the right tool in the right place
  • Learn how to establish a sound communications process for all levels of our project

With the Course You Will Receive:

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

Presenter: David Barrett (LinkedIn profile) is a Founding Member IIBA and Professional Speaker.  He is also the Project Director for the Centres of Excellence in Project Management and Business Analysis at The Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University, the co-editor of ProjectTimes.com and BATimes.com.

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