Archive for March 14th, 2011

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Online Live Webinar March 22, 2011 – 11:00 am to 12:pm EST
Presented by the Corporate Education Group ( REP 1011 )
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Free Course Id: MDW1258

Meetings are an opportunity to bring out the best in people in a collaborative, safe environment. Meetings can also be an incredible waste of time and resources if they’re not managed effectively. Creating an effective meeting involves making a series of conscious choices, and also preparing, conducting, and following through.

This webinar concentrates on how to use meeting effectiveness tools and best practices to promote energizing, focused meetings that produce results; it also provides opportunities to discuss specific meeting challenges and how to successfully facilitate your way to resolution.

What You Will Learn:

  • Foundation tools to set the stage for meeting effectiveness
  • Steps and actions to successfully manage the 3 phases of a meeting: Before, During, and After
  • How to prepare an action agenda
  • Strategies to keep participants engaged and focused
  • Facilitation skills and techniques to guide meeting interactions
  • Guidelines and tips for managing difficult behaviors and situations

About the Presenter:
Crystell Anthony, M.Ed., MBTI®, CAGS from Northeastern University, and a certified State Trainer for Massachusetts, is a Lead Consultant for Corporate Education Group and Principal and founder of her own consulting company, The Focus Group. Crystell has successfully designed and facilitated training programs in the public and corporate sectors for executive, managerial, and administrative professionals since 1979. Crystell’s training programs are known for containing simplified “best practices” for easy on-the-job applications and have been successfully installed in organizations across the globe.

This is now available as a recorded webinar – register to receive access.

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Online Webinar
Offered by PmCentersUSA (REP 1016)
Duration 30 Min Credits: 0.5 PDU Cat A Free

This webinar will focus on an easy, yet practical application of risk management for projects. You will learn simple tools, techniques, and templates that can be easily applied to your projects for effectively managing project risks.

We will discuss actual project examples and describe what works and why.

Subject Matter Expert:  Joe Lukas, PMP®, PE, CCE
Joe Lukas (LinkedIn profile) is Vice-President of PMCentersUSA, and leads a team of instructors and consultants in delivering project management and business analysis training and consulting to clients across the country.  Joe has been involved in project management for over 30 years and has worked in engineering, manufacturing, construction, project controls, estimating and contracting, and has been a Program and Project Manager supporting world-wide programs. His project management experience spans information systems, product development, capital construction and manufacturing projects. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional and Certified Cost Engineer.

Registration to the PMCentersUSA site is required.

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Online Webinar
Offered by PmCentersUSA (REP 1016)
Duration 30 Min Credits: 0.5 PDU Cat A Free

What are the consequences to your project if the schedule is incorrect?

How confident in the completion date would you be, given that well over 90% of project schedules contain errors that greatly reduced the schedule accuracy and value?

The webinar will cover the 10 most common mistakes people make when preparing schedules, and will also discuss techniques that should be utilized to avoid these scheduling mistakes.

Improve your scheduling ability by participating in this 30 minute webinar.

Audience:
Common Scheduling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them is intended for Project Managers, IT Managers, Business Analysts and anybody else who prepares project schedules.

Subject Matter Expert: Joseph A. Lukas, PMP®, PE, CCE
Joe Lukas (LinkedIn profile) is Vice-President of PMCentersUSA, and leads a team of instructors and consultants in delivering project management and business analysis training and consulting to clients across the country.  Joe has been involved in project management for over 30 years and has worked in engineering, manufacturing, construction, project controls, estimating and contracting, and has been a Program and Project Manager supporting world-wide programs. His project management experience spans information systems, product development, capital construction and manufacturing projects. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional and Certified Cost Engineer.

Registration to the PMCentersUSA site is required.

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Live Webinar – March 29, 12:00-1:00 PM EST
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 CAT A Free
This is a 1 hour seminar and attendees will be awarded 1 PDU for participating

The Agile Manifesto teaches us to favor working software over documentation. That makes logical sense … unless you work in a compliance/governance heavy environment.

How do you reap the rewards of better software and efficiency while satisfying documentation requirements?

Whether required by your clients, like CMMM(I), or due to the nature of your business, like HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley, certain metrics are a business requirement.  But, agile teams traditionally avoid such documentation like the plague.

Can these worlds co-exist?

We will explore several types of standards and metrics and show how to provide them while maintaining agility.

Presenter:

Steven Ropa (LinkedIn profile) has spent the last 17 years in the software development industry, first as a programmer and later as a development manager and director. He has been involved in the Agile development scene for the past 10 years, been an active contributor to the Agile Denver community and was on the organizing committee for Agile 2005. He has taught and led teams varying in size from small shops to large, distributed organizations in their transition to using agile methods. Steve is currently an Agile coach for VersionOne.

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