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Live Webinar September 2nd, 2014 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
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, Johanna Rothman shares how to create small world networks that assist your project teams to become more lean and more agile so that your product releases all together, and on time.

Participate in this tutorial to learn how to build our networks for collaboration, to learn how to use our knowledge of people’s intrinsic motivation, specifically to use the knowledge that people like to help others, and that people want their piece of the product to succeed.

Presenter:  Johanna Rothman  (LinkedIn profile, @JohannaRothman) is a Keynote speaker Author & Agile expert

Click to register for Agile Program Management: Networks, Not Hierarchies

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The Human Side of Business Postmortems

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Live Webinar September 3rd, 2014 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C Free
Presented by : O’Reilly Webcasts

Imagine you had to write a postmortem containing statements like these?

  • “We were unable to resolve the outage as quickly as we would have hoped because our decision making was impacted by extreme stress.”
  • “We spent two hours repeatedly applying the fix that worked during the previous outage, only to find out that it made no difference in this one.”
  • “We did not communicate openly about an escalating outage that was caused by our botched deployment because we thought we were about to lose our jobs.”

While the above scenarios are entirely realistic, it’s hard to find many postmortem write-ups that even hint at these “human factors.”

Their absence is, in part, due to the social stigma associated with publicly acknowledging their contribution to outages. And yet, people dealing with outages are clearly subject to physical exhaustion, psychological stress, not to mention impaired reasoning due to a host of cognitive biases.

This webcast  Dave Zwieback will specifically focus on the effects and mitigation of stress and cognitive biases during outages and postmortems.

This “Human Postmortem” is as important as the technical one, as it enables building more resilient systems and teams, and ultimately reduces the duration and severity of outages.

Presenter: Dave Zwieback (LinkedIn profile) VP of Engineering at Next Big Sound, and author of 3 eBooks  The Human Side of Postmortems,   Antifragile Systems and Teams   and DevOps Hiring, has been managing large-scale mission-critical infrastructure and teams for 17 years.  Dave  writes on Simple Thoughts About Complex Human Systems  and  was previously the head of infrastructure at Knewton, managed UNIX Engineering at D.E. Shaw & Co. and enterprise monitoring tools at Morgan Stanley. He also ran an infrastructure architecture consultancy for 7 years. Follow Dave @mindweather or on mindweather.com.

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

  • 4.6 Close Project or Phase
  • 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”

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Live Webinar September 3rd, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT Presented by:  Human Capital Institute Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU

The Cost Of A Bad Hire Can Be Staggering”

Harvard Business Review states that as much as 80 percent of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. Recent studies have put the figure as high as the annual salary of the employee. Forbes research suggests that 46 percent of new hires turn out to be bad hires.

What role can technology play in improving these statistics?

Join this webcast for an overview of some of the technologies currently available to drive engagement for the entire recruiting lifecycle and improve the ROI on the firm’s recruiting budget. By focusing on the user experience and the needs of both the hiring manager and team firms will see a drastic improvement. Forbes writer and author George Anders (LinkedIn profile) author of the “The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else” will evaluate the importance of the following topics:

  • Social recruiting
  • Collaborative hiring
  • Advanced candidate assessments
  • Video interviewing
  • Integrated ATS and L&D software for more efficient onboarding

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
  • 9.4 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 You Had Me at Hello: Engagement with Technology from Sourcing to Onboarding

Strategic & Creative Recruitment

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Live Webinar September 3rd, 2014 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour ea Credits: 1 Category C – Free PDUs
Presented by: HR.com

Is your organization facing two of today’s biggest recruitment problems:

  • Difficulty recruiting qualified candidates and
  • Having those qualified candidates whom you want to hire decline your job offer?

No matter how good your recruitment efforts are, they could always be better!

Your organization’s recruitment team must wear many hats: recruiter, marketeer, salesperson, detective, psychologist, social worker, nanny, negotiator, and PR person. Sound familiar?

 With the intense competition, your organization never has enough qualified and competent employees. Your choices are the Band-Aid approach: to curtail new business development, raid your competitors, pay outlandish salaries, premium fees, or signing bonuses or to develop a Strategic Marketing Model which involves and includes input from several departments and lots of people within your organization.

Learn how to strategically and creatively recruit more qualified candidates at lower recruitment costs and in a more timely manner.

Learn how to:

  1. Make the paradigm shift from recruiter to marketeer.
  2. Learn to apply a “recruitment is marketing” training model based on the proven principles of behavioral and marketing psychology and relationship strategies to better meet your recruitment objectives.
  3. Learn how to conduct an in-house Recruitment Audit to discover how to make the best use of available resources and create new ones.
  4. Learn to develop an arsenal of marketing strategies including a strategic recruitment and marketing plan – in writing – to better sell yourself and your organization. Fact: if a candidate doesn’t like you, he or she will not consider your organization.

Dr. Elliott B. Jaffa (Mindspring bio, LinkedIn profile) will take a magnifying glass to your budgeting and advertising; follow-up strategies: calling and telemarketing, mailing (yes, old fashioned snail mail), emailing, and texting; your brochure, public relations materials, and even your application form; and in-house programs,and internal recruitment.

Learn the power of conducting “captive audience” seminars and benefits of trade show training to stand out at your next job fair and convert your table or booth into a recruitment magnet.

This Session Takeaways:

  • Learn to develop a forma Marketing Plan in writing for your recruitment efforts.
  • Learn how to conduct an on-house Recruitment Audit to analyze what your organization has been doing up to now to apply your top three strengths to overcome your six weaknesses.
  • Develop a strategic recruitment and marketing plan to better “sell” your organization and your recruiters based on the principles of behavioral psychology and relationship strategies.

PDU Category C documentation details (for this conference):
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • 9.2 Acquire 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’

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Live Webinar – September 2nd, 2014 7:30 am – 8:30 am EDT
Live Webinar – September 2nd, 2014 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM BT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
Sponsored by: Associaton for Project Management – APM

This is a thought provoking webinar on project leadership that will help you to lead yourself and others more effectively in a project context.

Susanne will discuss the differences between management and leadership and how it relates to you as a project manager. Through powerful strategies, she shows you how you can increase your performance, become a project leader, and differentiate yourself from the competition.

No matter your role or your level of experience there will be powerful lessons to be learned from this webinar. It will help you to:

  • Understand the differences between management and leadership
  • Apply the strategies that will make you a project leader
  • Build effective relationships with your team and stakeholders
  • Ask for feedback
  • Focus on the 20% of activities that add to 80% of your results

Susanne believes that a great project manager is first and foremost able to manage his or her own state of mind and that project management success is as much about managing people as it is about managing tasks, plans and resources.

As a result she helps people to look inwards and become a better leader; someone who sets a great personal example, who is excellent at inspiring and focusing the team and who also understands how to liaise with the client and senior stakeholders to deliver that which they really need.

Susanne Madsen

Susanne Madsen is a project leadership coach, trainer and consultant and the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook – Six Steps to Unleashing Your Potential. Her new book The Power of Project Leadership – 7 Keys to Help you Transform from Project Manager to Project Leader will be published in January 2015.

Susanne has over 17 years’ experience in managing and rolling out large change programmes of up to $30 million for organizations such as Standard Bank, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase. She is a PRINCE2 and MSP Practitioner and a qualified corporate and executive coach. She is also a Member of the Association for Project Management (APM).

Susanne specializes in helping project managers improve their leadership skills so that they can gain control of their projects and fast-track their career. She does this through a combination of training, coaching, mentoring and consulting.

Visit Susanne’s website at www.susannemadsen.com

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Live Webinar – September 2nd 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
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 decades, application developers and IT operations people have been set up in armed camps, often at odds with each other and unable to trace sources of frustration to their root cause.

The business suffers while non-technical people wonder
“what everyone in IT is doing.”

DevOps is a grassroots movement sweeping IT and project shops across the western world.

Like any buzzword, there’s no exact definition and lots of misconception. However, the underlying forces and reasons behind the DevOps movement are clear.

It’s an exciting and heady brew of corporate culture shifts, IT worker empowerment, amazing new tools, cloud computing capabilities, and movement towards a new vision of enterprise IT capability which is unified, agile, and oriented around the needs of the business.

Properly understood, this movement reveals a world where it’s possible to deploy code faster and more effectively than ever – continuously, with an ethic of non-stop quality improvement and value for the business.

In this one-hour presentation, we will take you on a tour of the DevOps movement and explain the massive potential that lies behind it.

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

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

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 4.4 Monitor and Control Project Work
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 6.2 Define Activities

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 What is DevOps? A Colorful Introduction

  • 4.4 Monitor and Control Project Work
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 6.2 Define Activities