Archive for March 21st, 2011

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Live Webinar – March 24, 2011 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST
Presented: by Journyx
Duration: 1 Hour Cat B FREE

Have you ever heard or said the phrase,
I have all of the responsibility but none of the authority”?

Without the proper authority it is difficult to bear the responsibility for a project. Yet this is what we are asked to do many times.

  • How do we exercise project authority when it hasn’t been specifically granted or stated?
  • Is authority something that is given or something that is earned?
  • How do others respond to our authority?

As a Project Manager we are responsible for our projects. By virtue of that responsibility we can assume the authority we need for our projects.

In this session we will explore various ways to assume authority on a project and how to exercise this authority.

Topics

  • Taking Responsibility – Understanding your role
  • Core Values – Making project decisions based on your core values
  • Principled Leadership – Leading from the front
  • Benevolent Dictatorship – Be kind with your team and bold with your decisions
  • Moving Forward – Exercising authority in your areas of responsibility

This webinar is 1 hour long and attendees are eligible for 1 PDU.

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Online Webinar
Offered by ESI International (REP 1038)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU or 1 CDU – 1 Cat A Free

Seventy-five percent of all change management programs fail because of their lack of employee support.

To ensure the health of an organization, change processes must be embraced on all levels. The role of middle managers today has evolved into the linchpin between senior management and employees as never before.

Incremental change, once episodic, is now endemic to every organization, and change now occurs continuously.

Through technological advances and leaner organizational designs, employees are often expected to do more with less. The result is a new role for middle managers, who are charged with ensuring that the benefits of organizational change are communicated to those who implement it.

Mr. Gilbert discusses the four new role imperatives for middle management and how these roles operate within the lifecycle of change throughout the organization:

  • Creating a positive environment to enable adoption of change
  • Developing accountability and ownership
  • Realizing benefits of change
  • Ensuring return on investment

This presentation addresses this new trend in project management as it relates to change, as well as the evolving role of middle management in the change process. The discussion focuses on emerging responsibilities in change management while introducing ways to operate concretely within the lifecycle of change, and offers practical tips for change adoption using tools to document benefits realization and ensuring return on investment.

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Live Webinar – March 25, 11:00-12:00 PM CST
Offered by: Solutions Cube Group (Rep 2451)  $15.00 USD
Attendees will be awarded 1 Cat A PDU for participating.

Having project stakeholders make decisions in a timely manner and complete project work can have varied results from project to project, and team to team.

Studies have shown that quality and timeliness of project work increases dramatically when collaborative meetings are used to bring the “right stakeholders” together to make decisions and create deliverables on projects.

Learning how to effectively leverage the power of collaborative meetings and keep project stakeholders engaged in and productive during meetings is the focus of this 1 hour course offered in Solution’s Cube Group’s Collaborative Meeting Series of webinars.

Learn about structuring meetings, selecting participants, creating deliverables in a real time environment and managing stakeholder participation.

In this 1 hour live in-depth Webinar participants learn how to:

  • Use collaborative meetings (JAD meetings) to improve the quality of deliverables
  • Enable project stakeholders to gain alignment and buy-in on project decisions
  • Determine who the “right” project stakeholders are for project meetings
  • Use Ground Rules for managing stakeholder participation and improving project meeting results

This is part 1 of a three part series presented by Solutions Cube.

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MS Project – Advanced

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Live Webinar March 29 2011 – 4:00 pm  EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Cat C Free
Event Code: 100168 A Microsoft Event Presented by: ABSI

Featured Product/Topic: Microsoft Office Project

This seminar will cover Advanced topics in MS Project such as

  • Resource pools,
  • Costs,
  • Earned value, and
  • Printing reports.

Presenter: Ed Avizur (LinkedIn profile)

Please Note: In order to attend the webinar series attendees will need to have a Windows Live ID. A link to set up this ID is located on the registration site. Please do this prior to the session

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What is a Requirements Workshop?

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

Utilizing the JAD Session method developed by IBM in the 1970s, the Requirements Workshop is one of the most effective techniques for quickly developing high-quality requirements.

This webinar will explain how to prepare for and conduct a Requirements Workshop, and will also provide tips on how to handle potential problems that can sidetrack the workshop.

Subject Matter Expert:  Rick Clare, PMP®, CBAP®, OCP
Rick Clare (LinkedIn profile) is the Business Analysis Practice Director and a Senior Instructor for PMCentersUSA, with over 15 years experience in the Systems/Business Analyst field and over 18 years of experience as a technical lead/trainer.  Rick’s career experience has been as a Senior Oracle Database Developer, performing analysis, design, development and documentation on numerous database systems using Oracle and its complete set of development tools

Registration to the PMCentersUSA site is required.

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