Archive for March 29th, 2011

Mobile Media Messaging for PMPs

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Live Webinar Friday April 1, 12:00 pm EST
Presented by PDUs2Go
This is an information session and may not be eligible for Cat A PDUs

Upon the recent launch of the PDUs2Go Mobile PMP Club, PMs have expressed interest in learning more about how PDUs2Go is utilizing mobile media to expand PDUs2Go offerings. PDUs2Go has partnered with iZigg, the nation’s fastest-growing mobile media company.

Mobile media messaging may be part of the communications plan for projects with a large stakeholder base such as a change management program for a large corporation. Users can text a keyword to the iZigg 90210 portal and receive response texts with status information, calendar information or other announcements.

I am excited about mobile media and the capabilities it and iZigg offers not only for PDUs2Go but also the PMP community. JenniferWhitt, PDUs2Go founder

On Friday, April 1, at 12:00 pm EST, Dr. Scott Elliott, iZigg Founder, and Jennifer Whitt will present a webinar to introduce you to the technology, the applications and the opportunities for PMPs.

Click here to register for this information webinar.

Selling the PMO to the CFO

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

Selling the PMO to the CFO is like any sales proposition: it takes a good service and knowing how to close the deal.

The two keys are a PMO structure that adds appropriate, measurable value to the organization, and the ability to effectively make a case for funding in a highly competitive arena.

James Foreman and Paul Travers will explore the make-up of the PMO and how to measure its effectiveness, correlating functions and cost to the need and value-add.

The starting point is wide agreement on why the PMO should be established in the first place, what functions it will perform, and how it will be evaluated.  Appropriate measurements for the functions and the consequences of not performing them will be addressed.

With the design and measurements of the PMO in place, you’ll be ready to present a credible business case to the CFO. Keeping in mind that the CFO, and the entire executive team have competing demands for limited resources, your case for the PMO must be clear and concise. It has to stand out from the competition in the eyes of the CFO and the entire executive team.

The PMO can be a harder sell since there’s no obvious revenue stream associated with it. Tips for understanding the competitive landscape and designing the presentation at the executive level will be given.

A PMO can have a variety of characteristics, and evolve over time to keep in step as the organizational project management capability and practices evolve to meet changing needs.

As the PMO evolves and grows, the definition of success and value add (and thus measurement) will also evolve.  The presenters will explain the need to sell and re-sell the PMO on a periodic, sometimes annual basis.

Presented by:
James H. Foreman, PMP, Senior Consultant, ESI International & Paul Travers, PMP, Director of Program and Project Management, TD Ameritrade

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Lean Six Sigma Introduction

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Online Course
Offered by: Process Predictability Management Inc. – Educatevirtually.com
CDUs issued through Missouri State University’s Mgmt Development Institute
Credits:  3.0 CEUs (30 contact hours) or 30 Category B PDUs
eLearning course Price: $ 45.00 USD

This is a Continuing Education course with quizzes and an exam. Quizzes and exams need to be completed successfully to receive credits for this course.

Course description:

This course will introduce you to the Lean Six Sigma continual improvement process. The first module in the course covers the concepts of the Six Sigma and Lean methodologies. The history behind the concepts are detailed to provide insight on their origins and who developed them.

The Concepts module comprises three parts, each followed by a quiz. These are presented in a flash format with navigation. The second module covers the DMAIC Improvement Process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) and features real examples from certified projects of deliverables for each of the five phases.

Each phase section is presented in a flash format with navigation. There is a phase exit review quiz at the end of each of the DMAIC process steps. The case examples follow the phase exit reviews. There are two Lean Six Sigma success stories presented in flash format. The training concludes with a final exam and the issuance of a course completion certificate. This course provides 3.0 CEU credit hours. Help is available at help@educatevirtually.com

Course Contents

  • Six Sigma and Lean Concepts
    • Interactive Quizzes (3)
  • DMAIC Improvement Process
  • Phase Deliverable Examples
    • Phase Exit Review Quizzes (5)
  • Success Story Examples (2)
  • Final Exam
  • Course Completion Certificate

Sample Documents

  • Process Sigma Level Calculator
  • Process Sigma Level Table
  • DMAIC Phase Exit Review Checksheets
  • DMADV Phase Exit Review Checksheets
Registration on the website is required.
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Online Webinar
Offered by Rally Software
Duration: 30 min Credits: 0.5 PDU or 0.5 CDU

At Agile2007 we heard the tale of a distributed Scrum project with 50 people in 4 continents. BMC Identity Management decided to build their next generation product, including architectural changes and component integration, using Scrum to handle the uncertainty of their product’s requirements.

Presented by: Guy Pshigoda & Hubert Smits

Guy Pshigoda (LinkedIn profile) is an Agile Coach & PM for BMC Software, implementating Scrum at locations in Israel, US, France & India. He is a Certified Scrum Practitioner. Hubert Smits (LinkedIn profile), an Agile Coach & Mentor for Rally Software, is a Certified Scrum Trainer, and author of “Five Levels of Agile Planning” article and “A CIO’s Playbook for Adopting Scrum”. He formerly lectured on Agile at Glasgow University.

To claim 1 PDU credit for attending this webinar.  After registering and attending email your PMI Membership number and course information to pmi@rallydev.com

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

Compliance requirements affecting IT have exploded over the last ten years.

At this time, two major compliance frameworks, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX404) and HIPAA (security rule), have now been promulgated, implemented, and enforced.  Are SOX and HIPAA ‘legacy’ issues, or are they important drivers for IT?

In this webinar we will provide an overview of SOX and HIPAA in relation to IT,  discuss specific IT control and business analysis approaches to SOX/HIPAA, and present technical recommendations regarding compliance with HIPAA and SOX.

Subject Matter Expert: Dale Schartner, CISA
Dale Schartner (LinkedIn profile) is a Senior Consultant with ConsultUSA, PMCentersUSA’s exclusive Solutions Partner. Dale has 20 years of experience in consulting, IT auditing and business analysis.  He has worked for both health insurance and manufacturing companies on SOX 404 and HIPAA compliance projects. Dale is an MBA graduate of the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Registration to the PMCentersUSA site is required.

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