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Live Webinar October 30th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Quality CoP® (REP #S019)

PMI® Quality Community of Practice: Our mission is to increase members understanding of Project Management Quality by exploring the Quality Processes as defined in the PMBOK and encouraging members to network by sharing experiences, knowledge and tools.

It has become evident that effective Project Management, in the 21st century, has become significantly more demanding. The customer has been added to the PM table and is demanding higher and higher levels of project quality. The successful Project Manager can borrow many of the techniques used by Lean and Six Sigma disciplines to deliver products and processes to continually meet customer needs profitably.

This presentation includes many helpful suggestions and basic tools to assist the Project Manager in delivering consistently to the customer’s needs and expectations.

Presenter: Phillip C. Reinke, BS/MS, MBA, Six Sigma Master Black belt – (LinkedIn profile) The author of  The New Brass Ring: Dmadd, Process Improvement for the 21st Century, My Mentor: Direction for Successful Twenty-First Century Leadership, an adjunct Professor of Process Improvement  and consultant; Phillip is one of the original 30 General Electric Master Black belts. He has worked within the Industrial Engineering and Process Improvement discipline for nearly 30 years and has also lead successful quality deployments for many fortune 500 companies.

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

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What Is Hot & What Is Not In Leadership

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Live Webinar October 30th, 2014 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: Leadership in PM CoP (REP #S051)

Project Leadership Is NOT Just Directing Tasks

Good “Project Leadership” encompasses many areas that require observation, emotional intelligence and  relationship building.

Project Managers have a good grasp of the technical tasks when it comes to running a project – but how comfortable are you with “Real Leadership”?

Did you know that a “Leader”
Does not have to be in a position of authority
To influence or better the workings of the organization?

Think about the influencers in your organization.  “Real Leaders” can be anyone in your organization from a shipper/receiver to the CEO.

Project managers often do not have line authority over the teams they work with or the work that is performed.  Especially in these cases it is Leadership that makes these projects successful!

Learn how to be a stronger leader
And to be able to spot the “real leaders” that you work with.

- Edmonton Pm

Come and learn what is “Hot” and what is “Not” – You may just be surprised!

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

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Project Portfolio Management Simplified

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Live Webinar – October 30th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00pm EDT
Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category C 1 PDU- Free PDU

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is a strategic decision making approach aimed at maximizing overall returns on project investments. By focusing on the “right” projects, it is expected that there will be improved organization alignment to strategic plans as well as optimized utilization of financial and human resources.

Unfortunately, there is a significant amount of misinformation in the marketplace about PPM and many organizations that have attempted to implement these practices have failed. Of course, vendors stand ready to “help” unsuspecting executives with snake oil claims of “silver bullet” process or tool purchases to achieve PPM nirvana.

This webinar will provide you with a solid grounding of PPM principles – costs, benefits, critical success factors and lessons learned. These will help you decide whether pursuing PPM improvement is a valuable and realistic goal for your organization. This presentation will also improve your knowledge of the PPM lifecycle and provide you with the key decisions and approaches necessary to launch a successful PPM initiative.

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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Live Webinar October 30th, 2014 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by:  Human Capital Institute
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU

Are Your Stakeholders Accountable?

There is an art and science to project management, especially when it comes to balancing stakeholder accountability.

While you may not be capable to shift the culture in the short term, or perhaps never, there are strategic tools and tactics you can employ now to make accountability transparent.

There are four key areas that are constant factors in any project or initiative:

  1. Planning,
  2. Communication,
  3. Business acumen, and
  4. Relationship management.

These four areas set the stage for how well you assess and outline activities, educate and advise stakeholders, know your business, and create and foster trust.

The importance is to stay focused on the objective and leave the “take it personal” attitude at the door.

Learn:

  • What considerations should you make during planning?
  • What activities will strategically set you up for success?
  • How do you identify problems and mitigate the risks?
  • What are some proposed solutions that you can implement?

Presented by: Stacey Rivers (LinkedIn profile) Director of Technical Project Management in the Global Technology and Operations Division Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 10 – Communications 13 – Stakeholders

  • 13.1 Identify Stakeholders
  • 13.2 Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • 13.4 Control Stakeholder Engagement

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 October 29th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Risk Management CoP (REP #S048)

There are people who are “born leaders”, others who stumble into leadership but all are leaders because people follow them, share theirs ideas and values and commit to their vision, their projects, and their decisions.

The presentation explores the connection between leadership trust and ethics in the project “moments of truth”.

Presenter: Giusi Meloni (LinkedIn profile) currently has responsibility for coordinating all soft-skill project management coaching and training programs, covering such areas as  leadership, communication, teamwork, negotiation and cross-cultural awareness.  She has published various articles in Italian publications and websites, she is lecturer on International Project Management and a popular international speaker on project management competencies.

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

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Live Webinar October 31st, 2014 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: Human Resource CoP (REP #S045)

Organizations throughout the world increasingly make use of contingent workers in a variety of projects (including, for example, product development engineering, marketing campaigns, field service and many others).

The talents of these contingent workers often play vital roles in contributing to the success of projects, but the human resources implications are important to consider.

In this webinar, Joe will discuss a variety of issues affecting the use of contingent workers in project teams, including worker selection, co-employment, liability/risk, intellectual property, motivation/leadership and optimizing performance when a project team involves a mix of regular employees and contingent workers.

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

Presenter: Joe Lampinen PMP CMfg LEED AP (LinkedIn profile) Joe is a Director in the Engineering Services Group at Kelly Services Inc. He holds an interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University, a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Law and Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently completing a Master of Science degree in Technology at Purdue University.

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