Archive for May 9th, 2011

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Live Webinar – May 19, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Sponsored by: Project World & World Congress For Business Analysts
Presented by: Peter Saddington (LinkedIn profile), Enterprise Agile Coach
Duration: 1 Hours – 1 Category C Self Directed Learning PDUs

This web seminar will be about the top 10 personality traits needed to be an excellent Product Manager or Product Owner for an Agile development team. Find out the characteristics that really enhance the ability for a development team to deliver well-understood and valuable software.

You will learn:

  • The 10 characteristics of a Great Product Manager
  • The artifacts that a Product Manager is responsible for

Peter Saddington, Enterprise Agile Coach – Peter has beenworking with lean and Agile methods since its inception in the mid 1990′s. A highly sought after Agile coach and educator, Peter built one of the most respected Agile software development news site. Peter authored the book: [The Scrum Pocket Guide] – A practical guide to Scrum. Check out the ways tosubscribe to his site.

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning Executing

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 6 – Time 9 – Human Resources

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Execution
  • 5.2 Define Scope
  • 6.5 Develop Schedule
  • 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 10 Key Characteristics of a Great Agile Product Owner

A special Thank You to Agile Scout @AgileScout (aka Peter Saddington) for alerting us to this Great Webinar!! Learn more about Peter and his agile mission.


Check out his terrific website, all agile, all the time ;-)

For more information on the Product Owner and another great webinar check out the Leaders of Agile: Making Fundamental Changes with Scrum with Kent Beck.


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Live Webinar – May 17, 12:00 pm – 1:30 am EST
Offered by MPUG WebnLearn UK ( REP 1369 )
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU 1 Cat A Free

Learn how to get the most out of Microsoft Project.

Looking for ways to make your projects more efficient, wow your co-workers, and learn some new skills?

Project Widgets’ Ira Brown shares tips and tricks he’s picked up in 20 years of “front line” experience. (Open to members and non-members for no charge).

This session will walk teach you how to create custom calculated fields and graphical indicators that allow you to easily identify tasks that need to be updated, building project status indicators using red/yellow/green graphics, as well as creating simple, useful macros and custom toolbars that will save you a great deal of time and effort when working in your projects.

Speaker: Ira Brown

Ira Brown is the President and CEO of Project Widgets, Inc, a Microsoft Project Partner specializing in add-on products, implementation services, integration, training, and custom software development for Microsoft Project. He is a leader in the field of project management, and is a recognized Microsoft Project expert. He has implemented Enterprise Project Management solutions for over twenty years, and applies his “front line” experiences to ensure the success of every project.

MPUG members can register for the presentation with their MPUG membership number. If you are not a member register as a GUEST for the May 17th presentation.

Click to register for Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices: Using Microsoft Project.

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Live Webinar – May 12, 2011 1:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Journyx Inc.
Duration: 1 hour 1 CAT B FREE

Project Document Management is an overlooked area where you can easily increase productivity. Using just a few of the many Agile & Integrated Project Managementâ„¢ methods will increase your team’s satisfaction.

Reduce problems caused by misunderstandings and the frustration of constantly changing requirements and other customer interactions.

Technology has moved forward, have you kept pace managing your documents? These gains can be had without expensive tools and with no heavy training burden.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Plan their projects using documents as deliverables
  • Reduce the effort toward forcing people to review or acquiesce to document content
  • Reduce the number of and complexity of many of their documents
  • Learn many document management tips geared to easing the process burden on projects

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

Click to register for Project Document Management: How to Save Time, Reduce Workload, & Increase Productivity.

Creating Use Cases

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Online Webinar
Duration: 1 hour live webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category B Free
Presented by PROJECTinsight (Metafuse Inc)

Use Cases …… You’ve heard the term before and may even have used them in your office. However, do we really understand how to create them so that the BUSINESS users can understand them?

Review the pros and cons of using use-cases within your organization or within your department. Evaluate good and bad examples of use cases and when certain approaches work better than others.

In order to claim a Category B PDU after watching this presentation contact PROJECTinsight (Metafuse Inc) and advise them of the Date and Time you watched this prerecorded event along with your information and request a Category B PDU Certificate.

Click here to view a previously recorded version of Creating Use Cases from 7/28/2010.