Optimizing Requirements Discovery

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Live Webinar February 4th 2015 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
There is also a previously recorded version of this webinar available.

Why should it take months to determine project scope
And gather requirements?

Register now to look at the underlying problems that impede the collection of business requirements and make projects less successful.

Within this session, participants get new data from IAG’s research that quantifies the cost of poor requirements and shows the impact on companies of a strong, repeatable process.

Attendees will see some of the techniques IAG uses in our methodology and proven successful on over 1,000 engagements.

Finally, making quantum organization improvement is our specialty and this session will review the levers of change that IAG focuses on to deliver excellent results.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Executive perspectives on making requirements change
  2. Techniques for optimizing requirements discovery
  3. The tactics of requirements competency development

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Conducting Meetings With Virtual Teams

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Live Webinar Feb 11th, 2015 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

Leading effective virtual meetings with our teams is a large challenge today, especially since 70% of participants are multi-tasking and not engaged.

Problems, misunderstandings and communication breakdowns are magnified in virtual communication compared to face-to-face meetings.

The key is to build relationships and trust with virtual team members and take specific steps to keep them engaged and increase participation in virtual meetings.

Objectives:

  • Develop strong relationships and trust with virtual team members
  • Overcome the biggest obstacles to conducting effective virtual meetings
  • Increase engagement during virtual meetings
  • Use best practices for virtual meetings to produce results you want

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 – February 5th, 2015 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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Live Webinar February 5th, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 min Credits: .5 PDU Category C Free
Presented by : O’Reilly Webcasts

This webcast talk is designed to provide information for beginning managers and individual contributors who are looking at getting into management.

Christian will cover significant points regarding:

  • How to view UX in relation to the acquisition of new management & business-related responsibilities
  • Guidelines on how to interact with your team
  • Guidelines on how to interact with the rest of the organization
  • Guidelines on how to treat yourself as you take on the new role

The talk is organized around taking the focus of a young design manager away from design and geared towards learning more about the people around them and how their team and the manager can better support the business.
About Christian Manzella

Presenter: Christian Manzella (LinkedIn profile, @cmanzella) has been working in the internet for nearly 20 years, across multiple industries. He is co-founder of GIANT, and is the VP of UX & Design at Moz, in Seattle.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 9 – Human Resources

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 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’

Click to register for Managing The UX Team: Learning How To Learn Again

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Live Webinar February 4th, 2015 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Fissure Corporation (Rep 1026)

There are many tools and techniques “out there” to help in leading and building high performance teams.

In this presentation Fissure will look at several that have been used very successfully inside and outside of the workplace.

Each will be presented using real-life examples and the audience will participate in several exercises designed to apply and practice the tools and techniques.

Learn:

  • The three leadership styles and a model for knowing which one to use
  • A process for developing productive relationships

Whether you’re a leader or team member, you will benefit from and enjoy this presentation.

Click to register for Leadership Styles & Productive Relationships

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Live Webinar February 4th, 2015 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

In this webinar, you will learn how to manage the portfolio of people relationships in your life.

Presenter: David Barrett (LinkedIn profile) is a Founding Member IIBA and Professional Speaker and the founder  of ProjectTimes.com, ProjectWorld, ProjectSummit and BusinessAnalystWorld conferences held around the world.  As the National Program Director for all Project Management training out of the Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Canada and in partnership with nine other universities across Canada, he published several books including The Power of the Plan – Empowering the Leader in You!.

Click to register for Connect! And Stay Connected: Managing your Professional & Personal Relationships

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