Online Webinar
Duration: 1 Hour 1 PDU -  Category A  $25 USD PDU
Presented by: Fissure Corporation (Rep 1026)

In this webinar Fissure will focus on elicitation; the data gathering portion of the business analyst skill set that can often demand the lion’s share of an analyst’s time and effort.

In This Webinar You Will Learn:

  • How elicitation fits into the six BA Knowledge Areas
  • The keys to successful stakeholder analysis
  • How to select appropriate elicitation techniques
  • Effective interviewing preparation
  • Best listening practices for interviews
  • Tips for successful facilitation
  • Dealing with problem participants

Click to register for Business Analysis Spotlight: Navigating Elicitation Challenges


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Michael Charles PMP (LinkedIn profile) has put together nineteen of the most effective project management leaders to help guide you through all the aspects of project management!

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Project Manager Success Summit

Recorded  – April 25th, 26th & 27th, 2014
Presented by: Michael Charles, PMP / PM Leadership Coach
EARN Up to 19 PDUs Credits: Category B 19 PDU
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Below are the sessions and speakers information for:
Day 3 of the Summit

PDU Of The Day Summit speakers for Day 1, were featured Dec 15th 2014 and  information for Day 2 speakers was published December 17th 2014 on PDU Of The Day.

The summit is a 3-day VALUE-PACKED event where the world’s top project management and leadership experts, trainers, coaches and thought leaders are brought together to share insights, practical tips and strategies to help you become a more effective and successful leader in order to achieve better, quality results through your team.

Sixteen (16) interviews/presentations spread out over 3 consecutive days all meant to empower you to lead effectively.  There will also be THREE(3) ADDITIONAL BONUS PRESENTATIONS for your growth and enjoyment.

That’s a total of 19 interviews /presentations.

Once you register, you will be given access to the sessions and lots of speaker’s swag.

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Day 3 – Speakers and Presentations

Frank P. Saladis

Frank P. Saladis PMP

FRANK P. SALADIS (LinkedIn profile) is a respected author, keynote speaker, and senior consultant for the International Institute for Learning Inc. (IIL).  Frank is also the originator of International Project Management Day, a day of recognition for project managers held during November each year.

Frank is the author of numerous highly regarded Books within the Project Management community and a popular series of articles entitled “Positive Leadership in Project Management”  He was awarded the 2006 Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award by PMI®. He is a past president of the PMI® New York City Chapter and was the Chair of the PMI Education and Training Specific Interest Group (EdSIG) through 2008.

Frank also has a creative side – He wrote and often performs the project management classic – Take a listen to “The Project Management Blues

Positive Leadership in Project Management

When a person is assigned as a project manager, he or she is placed in a leadership position, regardless of size and complexity of the project. The project manager then assumes both leadership and management responsibilities. There are many theories and suggestions about what a successful leader is and there will probably always be some debate about what qualities truly make an effective leader. Positive leadership, I believe is one of the key success criteria. Leaders who display enthusiasm, some emotion, a willingness to take risks and accept the occasional mistake as a learning experience and who take the time to recognize and acknowledge the work of their teams are displaying positive leadership. Positive leaders create WOW teams and produce WOW projects and emphasize professionalism, and excellence in execution and delivery.

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Reggie Hammond

Reggie Hammond MBA

Reggie Hammond (LinkedIn profile) has committed his professional career to delivering business critical initiatives for the individuals and organizations he has engaged. As Managing Partner for Your Crescendo, Reggie provides coaching and sessions to help individuals and organizations create purpose, awareness and impactful living within their organizations.

Reggie passionately pursues his purpose to help others discover and actively impact the world through living their purpose. As a part of that purpose Reggie is a strong supporter of “Create Your Dreams” youth development program in the Atlanta area that promotes education and hard work, helping students to break the cycle of generational poverty and create a brighter future for themselves.  Reggie encourages you to look at Supporting his great cause.

Successful Project Delivery Through Purpose and Engagement

Projects fail more often than we care to admit.  How frequently varies by the study, but few argue that number is significant and opportunistic – unless you’re referring to their projects.  It’s been estimated that $12 trillion dollars a year is spent on projects a year.  That’s about a fifth of the world’s GDP.  The question is why do they fail.  This has been studied substantially as well.  The common element these studies highlight are people factors.  This, you can likely relate to your project. Think about the people on your project.  How many of them are fully engaged?  How many bring their full presence to the tasks.  How many are there to check off their tasks on the workplan and collect their checks at the pay period?  Our discussion will explore how engagement and purpose drives successful project delivery.  And how you can drive engagement on your project to raise the likelihood success.

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Irene Becker

Irene Becker (LinkedIn profile @JustCoachIt) Irene is a C-Suite Leadership Coach who focuses on  Transformational Leadership with her 3Q Edge IQ – EQ and SQ  —- IQ (Intelligence Quotient)To enhance focus, ideation, ability to learn-relearn – EQ (Emotional Quotient) To improve emotional intelligence, communication, engagement & resiliency – And SQ  (Social / Spiritual Quotient) to build purpose, values alignment, leadership.

As CEO of a successful multi-million dollar company, and the accoutrements of success she had taken for granted, Irene faced a life crisis that forced to to rely upon her values.  She came to learn that the “greatest power we hold is not in what we have, but in who we truly are when we choose to ignite, engage and unleash the leader or hero within. Our greatest power lies in our ability to use what is to create what can be in our self, our lives, our relationships, our leadership and our work.”

Irene founded Just Coach IT to help organizations understand the importance of all three Q’s for success.  Read the articles on her Blog and learn more about the 3 Q’s at Will YOU Make The Critical Shift Forward? 

Learn more about how Irene Turns Conflict around – Read the “Archived Twitter Chats” with Irene including “#IBMswchat From Conflict To Connection: Using Conflict To Build Engagement/Rapport“, “Conflict Resolution with Irene Becker #pmchat 7 June 2013” and “Questions & Answers Conflict Resolution with Irene Becker Part 2 #pmchat 14 June 2013“.

Achieving Project Success Through 3Q Leadership

3Q Leadership is a methodology that is unique. It helps clients optimize strengths and USE challenges, stressors and failures to succeed.  In this session, you will learn

  1. The seven ways to TURN CONFLICT AROUND
  2. STEPS that will help you achieve, reach, resonance and results with internal and external stakeholders,
  3. Recognize when and how to adjust your communication style,
  4. Develop reach, resonance and results across social, digital and cross generational boundaries!

Stop being a volunteer fireman/firewoman. Your job as a project managers is not just to plan your work and put out fires.  Tune into this session and start using fires to empower, engage and develop the communication, collaboration and results that drive project success.


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Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart (Linkedin Profile, @JimPStewart) With over 20 years experience in IT, Jim has managed numerous multi-million dollar international infrastructure and software development programs. As principal of JPStewart Associates since 2003, Jim is engaged in multiple endeavors including consulting, training and mentoring. A Project Management Professional since 2001, he has trained hundreds of PMP’s via both virtual and on-site sessions. He also provides on-site training to corporations in Risk and Project Management basics.  Check out Jims Blog The Useful PM.

The Use of Assessments in Gauging Project Maturity

Studies show that a significant number of projects either fail outright or don’t meet all of their objectives. This is not due to a failure of project management as a discipline. It’s due largely to a failure to correctly engage the tools and techniques of project management. Sometimes this happens at the grass roots level but as often as not, these processes are not well understood at the senior management level.  There are various maturity models that speak to how well a company runs its projects from the ad hoc “chaos” level up to the fully optimized level. And the problem is that too many companies run at or near the ad hoc level, endlessly churning and repeating the same mistakes. In this talk I’ll discuss a model of project maturity and how the bar can be raised by using assessments to gauge both project manager maturity and the healthiness of your projects.

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Dev Ramcharan

Dev Ramcharan

Dev Ramcharan (LinkedIn profile) has focused on implementing effective, multi-level Project Management Office organizations in both Private and Public Sectors for the last 20 years. Dev has spoken internationally at PMI sponsored events (Cairo, Egypt, at two P2P (Projects to the Point) conferences, and presented “Transforming your PMO into a Centre of Excellence” at the PMI Global Conference in Washington, DC.

Building a Career as a Project Management Professional

The presentation/interview is focused on an area of vital interest to project management practitioners, i.e.,  charting and managing a career path in project management. In our conversation we will cover  all the stages of a career in our profession: entry level, mid-career, and late stage practice, including a brief summary of effectiveness in consulting. Guidance is also provided on an overall approach to developing a career management plan. We will share with you FREE of charge a tool that will help you evaluate job opportunities and devise a career plan to become more successful as a project management practitioner.

A PDU Opportunity With Dev & PMI Government CoP 
Optimize your Career as a PM In Government (Cat A)

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Peter de Jagger

Peter De Jager

Peter de Jager (LinkedIn profile  @pdejager)  is a very highly respected keynote speaker/writer/consultant on the issues relating to managing change of all shapes and sizes in all types of organizations. He has published hundreds of articles on Problem Solving, Creativity and Change Management – to the impact of technology on areas such as Privacy, Security and Business Issues appearing in publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist and Scientific American.

Peter is best known to IT audiences for his efforts to create responsible awareness of the Y2K issue – For which he received several awards from IT associations and Govt. Agencies.  He has also written several regular columns and presented sessions to world class organizations.

Peter has spoken in over 35 countries recognized worldwide as an exciting, humorous, provocative and engaging speaker.

Peter’s Kindle publications include A Pocket Full Of Change about Organizational ChangeSo? You’re a Manager… Now What?, and Truth Picks Vol I. A Truth Pick is a short, pointed commentary on a popular quote – For Peter these “Truth Picks” was a personal morning meditation he was publishing – which  blossomed until several thousand people were reading them on a daily basis.

Peters presentations and workshops are highly interactive, fun, irreverent to mistaken ideas and most distinctively – provocative. He entices the audience, by demonstrating conflicts between their stated beliefs and behaviors, to think differently about what they thought they knew. You can read much of his work in the publications section of and view his videos at

The Mythical Man Month

In 1975, Frederick P. Brooks Jr. published “The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering”, a collection of insightful observations on how large computer projects fail, flounder and sometimes even succeed. Close to 40 years later, the Mythical man-month is still as relevant as it ever was – if not as well known and as well read as it should be by project managers in all fields of endeavour.

**NOTE** This session is presented by Peter de Jager with the express permission of the author. Peter will focus on the key idea in the book. That throwing extra resources at a late project, will just make it later. He’ll address why this is so, what we might do about it, and even why we continue – 30+ years later – to fall into the thought trap that 10 people can dig a hole 10 times faster than one person. The Presentation will, of course, include other concepts in the book, but the core of the presentation will focus on Brooks’ Law – why it’s true, why it matters, and what it means to the success and failure of your next project.

For “More Great Learning Opportunities”
View Over 60 Hours of Webinar Sessions by Peter deJager

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Once you register, you will be given access to the session schedule and lots of speaker’s swag.

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Online Webinar - recorded May 2014
Duration: 45 min Webcast Up to .75 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By:  QSM

A business stakeholder (project manager, account representative, etc.) is faced with an all-too-familiar challenge: his client requests a quote for developing a new application within a very short timeframe, and not much information about scope to go on.

In this webinar, QSM’s Laura Zuber (LinkedIn profile) shows how the business stakeholder can produce a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimate on the spot, using QSM’s web-based solution, SLIM-WebServices.

Follow his process as the business stakeholder collaborates with corporate estimation specialists to refine those initial estimates as they advance to more detailed stages.

By incorporating contributions of a variety of project stakeholders in the estimation analysis process, the business stakeholder is able to make better business decisions.

PDU Category C documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 6.2 Define Activities
  • 6.4 Estimate Activity Resources
  • 6.5 Estimate Activity Duration
  • 13.3 Manage 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’

Click to register for How A Collaborative Estimation Process Produces Realistic Estimates Fast


Online Webinar - Recorded January 13th 2014
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Course ID: WS011314

This panel discusses the hottest rising priority in human skills and why we’re hearing about the need more often.

The Panelists:

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.4 Manage Project Team
  • 10.3 Control Communications
  • 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’

Click to register for Dealing with Difficult People and Good Facilitation


Online Webinar  – Recorded
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A - $25 USD 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.


  • 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


Online Webinar -  Recorded June 11th, 2014
Presented by:  Training Magazine
Duration: 1 Hour 1  Category C  PDU – Free PDU

Despite strong efforts in many organizations, women continue to be poorly represented in top leadership roles worldwide. This means many businesses are failing to reap the well-documented “gender dividend.” So what are all these well-meaning companies doing wrong?

Chances are, they are looking at “advancing women leaders” as a development issue, or perhaps as a hiring-and-promoting challenge — when, in fact, it’s a culture change issue. Advancing women into leadership roles successfully requires bringing together all stakeholders (and both genders) in a concerted change effort, with support and energy from top leadership. The organization must change, to bridge the gender gap and make the very best use of all its talent, thereby gaining a competitive advantage.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The gender dividend: the business advantage of developing women leaders in the organization
  • Why addressing this challenge as a change effort that brings many stakeholders together is essential to success
  • How your change management initiative can succeed in bridging the gender gap to include everyone
  • How to use your talent management strategy as a key lever
  • Some specific skills women leaders need to be effective in positions of power

Speakers:  Deborah Rocco (LinkedIn profile) With over 20 years of experience  in the telecommunications, biopharmaceutical, and healthcare industries, Deborah has a depth of knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness, team collaboration, and change management. Over the past 15+ years, Deborah has led large teams of learning professionals and technical experts responsible for the design and delivery of leadership development, OD, culture, and training initiatives. Deborah holds an M.Ed in Human Resource Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and is a trained Integral Coach.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • 9.2 Acquire Project Team
  • 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 Bridging the Gender Gap: A New Approach to Shattering the Glass Ceiling