Archive for March 23rd, 2011

Building the Product Backlog


Live Webinar March 25, 2011 – 2:00 pm EST
Presented by CollabNet Duration: 1 Hour 1 Cat C Free

Building and maintaining a Product Backlog can be a time-consuming effort.

Though the Product Owner has final say in the prioritization, a good product backlog is a result of a combined effort of the Product Owner, Scrum team, ScrumMaster and stakeholders.

In this webinar you will learn techniques and ideas for the entire lifecycle of backlog management and how each of the Scrum roles, as well as stakeholders, can contribute to its overall effectiveness.

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Live Webinar March 30, 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: MDW1257

Agile project management is a project management methodology based on the idea that projects must be able to adapt to ever-changing business needs.

There have been several approaches to agile project management over the years, but Scrum, the approach addressed in this webinar, is one of the most popular and has been used since the early 1990’s.

This webinar provides context for what agile project management using Scrum is, its benefits, and how it differs from traditional project management.

It also introduces roles, processes, and techniques to overcome the challenges of working on agile projects.

About the presenter:
Scott Kastner, PMP®, CSM (Certified ScrumMaster) (LinkedIn profile), manages the IT Systems Operations at jetBlue Airways, and is also a project management instructor and consultant for Corporate Education Group. Scott’s strong technical and project management background coupled with his practical business understanding has made him highly regarded in the project management community for his expertise and knowledge in the field.

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Live Webinar – March 30, 12:00 pm EST
Offered by Global Knowledge.Presenter ( REP 1999)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU1 Cat A Free

Chaotic business environments seem to be the new norm.

Examine the Agile methodology and learn how it can help you manage projects in today’s chaotic business environments.

With economic pressures and growing customer demands and expectations, the idea that you can plan a months-long (or years-long) project and then simply execute it seems quaint. Today’s business environment requires a new approach to project management and development.

Traditional project development methodologies do not tolerate today’s unpredictability. They assume stability and instruct us to expend great effort trying to avoid or minimize change.

When change cannot be avoided, traditional approaches incur stiff penalties in the form of rework and realignment. We need a methodology that will allow us to embrace change so we can adapt to the surprises that are now so much a part of business.

The Agile methods provide flexibility. Designed to allow for changes and to minimize the impact when change happens, Agile methodology is no longer a fringe approach to project management.

It is becoming mainstream precisely because it helps us to achieve project success in spite of the chaos around us.

Discover how the Agile methods can help you cope with:

  • Morphing business needs
  • Shifting requirement priorities
  • Rearranged project priorities
  • Resource reallocation
  • Time line compression

Instructor: Alan S. Koch, PMP, CSM, ITIL

Alan has more than 30 years IT experience, Alan’s education and training are extensive, and he is affiliated with numerous industry-leading organizations, including the Agile and Scrum Alliances.

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SharePoint 2010 Quick Customizations


Live Webinar – Friday March 30, 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

Many organizations, small and large, are implementing SharePoint 2010; however, the installers do not always have to time to completely customize the installation before users starting accessing it.

In this webinar, you are going to learn to perform quick customizations of a SharePoint 2010 installation so that you can get up and running fast.

You will learn to perform customizations in four ways, including:

  • Creating a custom look and feel to brand your sites
  • Using Web parts to quickly provide content for your users
  • Creating a custom search page that provides content inside and outside of SharePoint
  • Using the SharePoint Designer to quickly add new data sources

Presenter: Tom Carpenter has more than 18 years of experience in the technology industry. He has authored several books on topics ranging from network infrastructures and VoIP to Windows Server technologies, including his most recent book, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and tradeshows, and presents in-depth training classes on Windows 7, Hyper-V, SharePoint and Wireless Networking throughout the United States. He is also heavily involved in implementation and management projects involving Microsoft technologies

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Live Webinar March 30 2011 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Duration: 1 hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Cat A Free
Presented by :Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

In this webinar, Joe Burns will walk you through the techniques and strategies for testing systems that make use of SOA architecture and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software.

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