Fast Tracking Project Concepts

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Live Webinar – October 5th, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am  EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider: IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

So you’ve been assigned a complex,
poorly defined project concept
So now what?

Nothing is worse (or better) for a senior project manager or analyst than being handed a project that is: strategic, very large, and way outside your comfort zone in complexity.

These projects will sometimes roll around the halls of big companies for months while they struggle to gain sufficient momentum and clarity to really move forward with a sense of purpose and direction.

  • Let’s say one of these career-bruisers/-builders is yours?
  • What do you do next?

This session is about the tactics of early-stage project intake and clarification – getting clarity efficiently.

Learning objectives:

  1. Inside the project intake process – why is intake so dysfunctional?
  2. The action plan – simple steps that drive project clarity and milestones that deliver benefit.
  3. Targeted result – time tested deliverables that work

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Separating Compensation From Recognition

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Live Webinar October 4th, 2016 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: Human Capital Institute

Rewards & Recognition Are Different!

The terms rewards and recognition have often been used together to describe a company’s incentive system.  This is a real problem because the two concepts really are different and should be treated as such.

Scott A. Jeffrey (LinkedIn profile) Associate Professor, Monmouth University, will introduce the attendees to two fundamental types of incentive programs and show why the concepts of rewards and recognition should not be confused.

Rewards can be thought of as:

  • Part of a contingent pay system; it is a “do this, get that” type of arrangement.  For example, sales people who sell a specific amount of a product earn an additional bonus.

Recognition is different from this as it is:

  • What is termed a “discretionary” rewards system. Rather than provide a reward for a specific accomplishment, this type of reward is provide for “good work in general.”
  • It may also be given for a specific action, but it differs in the fact that it is not a reward that was promised ex-ante for engaging in that behavior.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to identify and separate contingent and discretionary reward systems
  • Participants will understand the need for both types of systems
  • Participants will understand the benefits that accrue from a well implemented recognition system
  • Participants will understand how to design and implement discretionary recognition systems
  • Participants will learn how to encourage managers to engage in discretionary recognition behaviors

Note: SHRM has pre-approved this webcast for 1 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) towards SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

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Live Webinar October 4th, 2016, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: Gartner Webinars

Gartner’s original prediction that the term “Big Data” would become meaningless by 2020 was actually a bit off – it’s largely useless already for differentiating products and solutions in most areas today, and customers are hearing identical terminology with little meaning or differentiation from most vendors in the space.

In this webinar Terilyn Palanca (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) Gartner Research Director will talk about what the term has come to mean today, where it should still be used, and where it should not.

Discussion Topics:

  • Where is “Big Data” irrelevant as a differentiating term today
  • What does “Big Data” really mean to buying organizations today
  • How can I message and position my “Big Data” product or solution effectively

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What Big Data Means Today &
How To Position Effectively

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Live Webinar October 4th, 2016 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C Free
Presented by : O’Reilly

Creating successful big data project isn’t just a technical endeavor. The management of a big data project is also key. A lack of management understanding is one of the most common patterns for failure.

In this webcast, Jesse Anderson (CEO, Smoking Hand) will cover some of the ways that management teams can set-up their data engineering team for success. We’ll cover how to engineer big data solutions from a management and project management point of view.

You will learn:

  • How to decipher between what is and what isn’t big data, and the importance of knowing the difference.
  • Which business decisions and expected outcomes to identify before starting a big data project.
  • Best practices for managing your data engineering team.
  • How to create a proof of concept for your big data project.

This webcast offers a selection of content from Jesse Anderson’s upcoming live online training Managing Enterprise Data Strategies with Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka on October 18th & 19th

Presenter:  Jesse Anderson (LinkedIn profile) CEO of Smoking Hand, is a creative engineer with many years of experience in creating products and helping companies improve their software engineering.  Jesse previously created big data and data science curriculum for Cloudera, leading instruction for thousands of people entering this field, and has played an active part within the Apache Hadoop community, creating many popular open source examples for big data use cases.

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Engineering Big Data Solutions:
Management’s Role In Creating
Successful Big Data Projects

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You Don’t Need No Stinking Test Cases?

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Live Webinar October 4th, 2016 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider:  Provider:  Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

In this webinar Robin Goldsmith will examine the essential elements of a test case, four keys to effective test cases, five different ways to view the same test, and advantageous alternative low-overhead test case formats.

Presenter: Robin Goldsmith (LinkedIn profile) author of Discovering Real Business Requirements for Software Project Success,  advises & trains business and systems professional on risk-based Proactive Software Quality Assurance and Testing™, requirements, REAL ROI™, metrics, outsourcing, project and process management.Robin is a subject expert for TechTarget’s SearchSoftwareQuality.com and a subject expert/reviewer for the IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK v2).  Robin  writes the Unconventional Wisdom blog on TestHuddle.com and is publishing his next book shortly – Cut Creep—Put Business Back in Business Analysis to Discover REAL Business Requirements for Agile, ATDD, and Other Project Success. Make sure to check out GoProManagement.com Robin’s site!

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You Don’t Need No Stinking Test Cases?

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Live Webinar October 5th, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: PROJECTinsight (Metafuse Inc) Free PDU
In Cooperation With: Core Performance Concepts (Rep #1399)

Every interaction presents the opportunity to lead and have a positive impact on others. Great leaders are not only able to motivate, inspire, and bring out greatness in others, but are exceptional listeners. The question is, are you an active listener?

Active listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding. Often times when people talk to each other, they don’t listen attentively. They are distracted either half listening, listening with their own agenda or thinking about their response.

Join Brenda Williams, (LinkedIn profile) leadership and communication expert, in this interactive workshop that provides ready to implement listening skills that will enable you to inspire and influence others bringing about positive change and creating deeper relationships.

You will learn to build connections that are authentic and committed. Your team will become inspired, motivated and collaborative.

Benefits:

  • Remove hidden obstacles to successful communication
  • Strengthen communication through three levels of active listening
  • Connect, engage and inspire teams to deliver results

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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Become An Active Listener That Motivates & Inspires Teams

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