Project Managing An Ironman Event

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Live Webinar December 2nd, 2014 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)

This webinar Liam Dillon (LinkedIn profile) will discuss the project management approach which will lead to a successful project despite times of crisis.

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DevOps for Executives

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Live Webinar – December 4th 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM EST
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Note: Although ASPE is an REP presentations may have to be recorded as a Cat C PDU Event – Contact Traci Lester Marketing Specialist at ASPE for more information

For managers and IT team leaders who want quick literacy on DevOps – how did something born of a Twitter hashtag become a transformational force in IT departments around the world?

Get a one-hour primer from ASPE on DevOps and why it’s important to the world of IT projects.

“DevOps,” like any buzzword, carries no agreed-upon definition and lots of misconception. In some ways, it’s an odd and accidental term for something so significant and multifaceted.

However, the underlying forces and reasons behind the DevOps movement are clear. It’s about corporate culture shifts, IT worker empowerment, amazing new tools, cloud computing capabilities, and movement towards a new way of managing IT work: unified, agile, and oriented around the needs of the business.

Properly understood and pursued, DevOps holds the promise of higher quality operations and projects, higher IT worker retention, continuous deployment of code and products, more robust systems, higher levels of automation, and much more.

Join Chris for the executive overview of the DevOps movement and what it means for IT teams everywhere.

Presenter: Chris Knotts, PMP – (LinkedIn profile) ASPE Creative Director

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning, Monitoring & Controlling
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.1 Develop Project Management 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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4 Key Benefits Of Integrating BPMN & DMN

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Live Webinar – December 2nd, 2014 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C – Free PDU
Presented by: Decision Management Solutions

The landscape of process modeling has evolved as have the best practices.

The smartest companies are using decision modeling in combination with process modeling.

The principle reason is that decisions and processes are discovered and managed in separate, yet, interrelated ways. Decision Model and Notation (DMN) is an evolution of Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0 into an even more powerful and capable tool set.

In this live webinar, Tom Debevoise (LinkedIn profile) and James Taylor (LinkedIn profile) share tips and advice from their new book, “The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling”.

They will cover 4 key benefits of integrating BPMN and DMN:

  1. Streamlined processes – By eliminating unnecessary gateways and scripting activities, the addition of Decision Modeling to Process Modeling streamlines the process.
  2. Focused Discovery – The teams that own the decision are often different than the process stakeholders and separate models better engage them.
  3. Improved visibility and flexibility – It’s easier to understand and change process behavior by changing the rules that are managed through decisions modeled in DMN.
  4. Greater analytic agility – Analytics can generate new rule sets, better decisions, for DMN in a manner that is not possible for BPMN.

James Taylor (LinkedIn profile) is CEO of Decision Management Solutions, and is the leading expert in how to use business rules and analytic technology to build Decision Management Systems. If you are looking for information on decision Management Systems Sign up for his newsletter – Decision Management News. Read his blog: JT on EDM; or Follow him on Twitter: jamet123. James has more than 20 years working with clients in all sectors to identify their highest-value opportunities for advanced analytics, enabling them to reduce fraud, continually manage and assess risk, and maximize customer value with increased flexibility and speed.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 6 – Time

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 5.4 Create WBS
  • 5.6 Validate Scope

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 December 2nd, 2014, 9:00 am – 10:00 am EST or
Live Webinar December 2nd, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Duration:1 hour Webcast – Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By: Gartner Webinars

Strategic technology trends have the most potential to drive significant enterprise impact over the next three years – and IT cannot afford to ignore them.

This session presents Gartner’s annual list of the top 10 trends you should be reviewing and factoring into your strategic planning for 2015 – 2016.

Discussion Topics:

  • Which trends will drive the greatest disruption to the IT landscape over the next three years
  • What critical technologies must be explored to support the move to digital business
  • How are these trends and technologies evolving and what actions must be taken today

Presenter: David W. Cearley (LinkedIn profile) VP & Gartner Fellow

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning
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 – November 25th, 2014 8:00 am – 9:00 am EST
Live Webinar – November 25th, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM BT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
Sponsored by:APM a division of  APMG International

This webinar demonstrates how an understanding of change management can help to:

  • Ensure the successful delivery of projects;
  • Realise the benefits and achieve the strategic outcomes of programmes;
  • Help those planning the portfolio to balance the introduction of new products, services, processes and systems with the time to embed new ways of working.

In this webinar Melanie Franklin (LinkedIn profile) with AgileChangeManagement will review the typical lifecycle of a change, from the initial realisation that existing ways of working are no longer appropriate, the concerns about how to change and the adoption of new ways of working to become the new norm.

She will demonstrate the emotional impact of change and suggest ways to generate participation in the change by all those impacted.

Melanie will also look at how this participation leads to greater collaboration between project teams and their users.

This webinar will be useful to all those involved in project and programme management, either as managers, sponsors, team members and those in the PMO. It is a very practical review of what change management is and how it can be included in project and programme plans.

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Recorded Webinar – April & May 2013,
Duration: 2 x 1 Hour Webinars ( Part 1 & Part 2)
Credits: UpTo 2 PDU Category B – Free PDU

Important Notes:

The Benefits Of Agile?

Part 1:

What are our challenges:

  • Building the wrong stuff
  • Delivering late
  • Low quality code
  • Lack of predictability
Why this occurs:

  • Poor process
  • Working on too many things
  • High technical debt
  • Detecting errors late
Solution

  • Deliver in stages to achieve value quickly
  • Keep core teams so can get synergy effectiveness
  • Provide teams with leadership
Available paths:

  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • Lean-Agile Framework
  • Lean-Agile Roadmap

This Session discusses the benefits you get from Agile, not the how of doing it. Agile is really about delivering business value incrementally, quickly and predictably. It should not be about development iterations. Starting with the “how” of Agile instead of the “why” of Agile often leaves many business stakeholders unclear with the need for Agile.

Part 2:

Scrum:

  • Describes the core roles, practices and artifacts
  • Why Scrum works
  • Where Scrum is best used
Kanban:

  • Describes the core guiding principles of visibility, explicit workflow, managing work-in-progress, measure flow, continual learning which define Kanban
  • Kanban as a transition method
  • Where Kanban is best used
Scrumban

  • Scrumban was designed as a transition method from Scrum to Kanban
  • Scrumban can be used in its own right
  • Understand how Scrumban can be a great hybrid, Agile method to use

While not an in-depth study of any of the methods, the webinar will illustrate why one must look at several factors when deciding on your team-Agile approach.

Presenter: Alan Shalloway (Linkedin Profile & @alshalloway) is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 40 years experience, Alan is a thought leader in Lean, Kanban, PPM, Scrum and agile design. He is the author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility, and Essential Skills for the Agile Developer: A Guide to Better Programming and Design. Alan is a co-founder and board member for the Lean Software and Systems Consortium.

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