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  1. Managing Project Teams - Free For a limited time
  2. How To Track Your Projects- Free For a limited time
  3. How To Scope Your Projects - Free For a limited time

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How To Scope Your Projects

Online WebinarPresented by: PDUs2go (Rep 1637)
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour ea Credits: 1 Category A – Free PDUs

If you want to deliver your projects on time, then you need to clearly define the scope of your project upfront.

Learn how to:

  • Scope your project and
  • How to monitor it on a regular basis.

You’ll also find out how to implement change control so that any change requests to the project scope can be managed carefully.

Course Objective:

  • Describe best practices and tips to scope projects effectively and create an action plan to take the 1st step.

Projects can always be a challenge, but if you follow the tips and tricks you learn in this Webinar, you’ll create wins for you and your teams.

Click to register for How To Scope Your Projects

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The Four Levels of Agile Requirements

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Live Webinar August 28th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Requirements Management CoP (REP #S055)

Don’t you just love the word ‘Requirements’?
It’s so clear isn’t it – NOT!

This webinar is dedicated to discussing the 4 levels of requirements and why it is important to gather the right level at the right time and not dive into the details too early.

Sally Elatta will discuss 4 techniques for slicing EPICs into smaller deliverables and also share how you can use Business Value Points for prioritizing features.

Whether or not you’re using Agile:
You will absolutely walk away with tips to help you improve your current requirements approach.

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

Presenter: Sally Elatta, (LinkedIn profile) one of PMIs® LEAD Experts, is a dynamic Coach, Trainer and Public Speaker who is passionate about transforming individuals, teams and organizations into improving their project management and software development practices and delivering business value early and often. She is a certified ScrumMaster, Scrum Practitioner, Certified by IBM, Microsoft and Sun.  Sally also publishes several short learning videos on AgileVideos.com.

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Live Webinar – Recorded February 27th, 2013
Offered by BATimes (Diversified Business Comms REP 1811)
Duration 1 Hr 1 Cat A PDU/CDUs – Free PDU 1 PDU / CDU

Development Peer Review Is Effective
It Ensures A Higher Quality Product

Unfortunately, peer reviews of requirements documents often aren’t held when intended and those that are performed don’t always go as intended. Reviewers take only a superficial look and they often miss major defects that lurk in the specification, leading to delivery of a poor quality product.

In this webinar, Karl Wiegers, a best-selling author and speaker on requirements management and software peer reviews, gives practical advice to make requirements peer reviews more effective and encourage prospective reviewers to participate.

Listen in as Karl shares:

  • An overview of the peer review formality spectrum
  • Major characteristics of reviews
  • Five steps you can take to improve peer reviews of requirements

Presenter: Karl E. Wiegers (LinkedIn profile) Principal Consultant Process Impact has provided training and consulting services worldwide on many aspects of software development, management and process improvement.

Karl is the author of many books including:

Click to register for 5 Steps to Better Requirements Peer Reviews

Idea Mapping

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Live Webinar August 28th, 2014 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: Global Consulting CoP (REP #S029)

Idea Mapping is a powerful whole-brained visual thinking tool that enhances memory, note-taking skills, thought organization, planning, creativity, and communication.

It uses color, key words, lines and images to connect thoughts associatively. Idea Maps are the natural expression of the way the brain processes information associatively.

The human brain is better at processing information when it is presented visually. Despite this, however, most communication is linear rather than visual.

By converting the information that is received into an idea map, you create relationships which will help clarify the information contained.

For a limited time you can get:

  • Kindle Book Summary of  Summary: Idea Mapping – Jamie Nast [Kindle Edition] This 32 page summary explains how idea mapping enables you to plan more effectively, allow others to understand you better, and permits more connections between logical ideas and creativity.

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

Presenter: Jamie Nast (LinkedIn profile) is the author of the book Idea Mapping: How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More, and Achieve Success in Business .

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The Art of Getting It Done

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Live Webinar August 27th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour  Credits: 1 PDU Category B  – Free PDU
Presented By: PROJECTinsight (Metafuse Inc)
In Cooperation With: Core Performance Concepts (Rep #1399)

Note: Please record this as a Category B Presentation – You will receive a Category B certificate from PROJECTInsight

No Project Is Successful Without A Plan!

Putting a plan together will certainly ensure that deliverables are defined and tasks are completed.

However as a project progresses and project team members come and go, keeping the project team on task and then closing the project is really the difficulty part, not to mention getting the customer to sign-off on the final deliverables.

Objectives

  • Learn the reasons that ending a project is harder than starting a project
  • Gain successful sign-off by customers on project completion
  • Identify techniques for effectively closing projects

This webinar is meant for those who have seen project target dates slip because final details are delayed.

Who should attend:

  • Project managers, Portfolio managers,
  • Project team members, Project Leads,
  • Project sponsors & function/business unit managers,
  • Subject Matter Experts, Business Analysts, Scheduling Specialists and ….
  • Other business stakeholders.

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Practical Project Risk Management

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Live Webinar – August 28th, 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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