Archive for June 2nd, 2011


Live Webinar June 9; EMEA – 15:00 (London, GMT + 01:00)
Live Webinar June 9: Americas – 1 pm ET / 10 am PT

Offered by: Rally Software ( REP 3156 )
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU or 1 CDU Category A

Too often we label software “done” when it’s not tested, only partially documented and only half ready for release. We produce no business value, we pile on technical debt, and stakeholders have no confidence in our status reports.

In this webinar we’ll explore the “definition of done” – a way of focusing on business value while avoiding technical debt.

You will learn:

  • How defining “done” focuses your team on business value
  • How to develop and continuously improve your team’s definition of done
  • How “done” differs at the story, iteration and release levels
  • How to ensure regulatory and governance mandates are met
  • How identifying impediments to “done” helps your team continuously improve

Presentation is intended for: IT, Dev, QA and project managers, directors and team members who need better skills in defining “done”, helping to balance project debt & risk, predictability and value delivery.

Presenter: Zach Nies, Chief Technology Officer, Rally Software

Click to register for Defining Done: Creating Velocity without Debt

During registration you will have a chance to determine the session you wish to attend.


Live Webinar June 9, 2011 – 12:00 – 12:30 pm EST
Offered by PmCentersUSA (REP 1016)
Duration 30 Min Credits: 0.5 PDU or 0.5 CDU Cat A Free

With its peek into the future of the Business Analysis profession, Enterprise Analysis is one of the most fascinating new aspects of Business Analysis.

In this webinar, we will look at one of the most important techniques of the high-level Business Analyst – the preparation, documentation and presentation of the Feasibility Study.

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.

Click to register for the Live Presentation of A Quick Look at the Feasibility Study.

There is an older recorded version of this webinar – Click to view the recorded version of A Quick Look at the Feasibility Study


Live Webinar – June 9, 2011 9:00 AM EDT
Presenter: Journyx Inc.
Duration: 1 hour 1 CAT B FREE

Whether you manage a 3-person, 3-day project or a multi-million dollar software implementation, you are going to be dealing with people of different cultures – possibly even spread all over the globe.

You need to have the tools in place to effectively bring your project in under budget, on-time and within scope – while managing global cultural diversity.

In this interactive presentation, Bob Esplampour, an expert in managing projects across cultures and borders, will present some practical ways to overcome some of the most common pitfalls associated with managing globally.

Learn to identify and overcome issues involving cultural & geographic differences in:

  • Organizations
  • Operating Processes
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Planning & Staffing Techniques
  • Access to Information
  • Legal & Social Considerations
  • Leadership

Bob will share many real-life examples of problem solving techniques surrounding resource management. Attendees will walk away with some practical solutions they can begin applying immediately to their own projects.

Presenter: Bob Eslampour, Owner & Managing Director at MYP Consulting

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

Click to register for the June 9th session of Overcoming the Obstacles of Resource Management Across Cultures and Borders.


Fecha: Jueves 9 de Junio de 2011 (Fin de registro: 8 de Junio de 2011)
Hora: 12:00 PM (EST)
Presentado por: MPUG (REP 1369)
Conferencista: JuanJo Cukier
Precio: Gratuito
Duración: 60 minutos
Idioma: Español
PDUs: 1

Nombre del evento: Oficina de Proyectos y como implementarla con Microsoft Project.

Acerca del evento: Es conocido que menos del 20% de los proyectos que se realizan son exitosos, por lo que las organizaciones buscan mejorar sus prácticas.

  • Cómo armar una PMO
  • Metodología utilizada basada en la planificación estratégica Establecida.
  • Una Oficina de Gestión de Proyectos (PMO) es una entidad organizacional que provee servicios de soporte integral a las disciplinas de gestión de proyectos
  • La PMO debe ser el centro de mejores prácticas y la fuente de la documentación, dirección y métrica en la gestión y ejecución de proyectos

Biografía del conferencista: Licenciado en Sistemas y MS in Information Newtorking de Carnegie Mellon University, maestría que realizó con apoyo de la Beca Fulbright, del Departamento de Estado de EEUU.

Tiene publicados artículos en conferencias de ACM/IEEE y en congresos internacionales. Es miembro de comités técnicos y presidente de un Software Process Improvement Network.

Ha trabajado como Business Network Planner en Nortel Networks, EEUU y como Consultor Senior en el Grupo Pragma Consultores, liderando Oficinas de Proyectos, proyectos de calidad, estrategia, externalización e implantación de herramientas en clientes de primera línea.

Se encuentra certificado por el Software Engineering Institute para realizar evaluaciones oficiales CMMI (un estándar para el desarrollo de software). Actualmente se desempeña también como Gerente de Servicios de Project Management del Grupo Pragma Consultores. Su experiencia en gestión complementa su práctica en procesos, adquirida a través de más de 40 evaluaciones en Europa y América Latina

Haga clic en el siguienteenlace para registrarse: Oficina de Proyectos y como implementarla con Microsoft Project

Managing People You Can’t See


Live Webinar June 9 2011 – 12:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C Free
Presented by Citrix Online

Discover new techniques that can help you manage remote workers more effectively.

Attendees will learn:

  • The challenges of managing today’s dispersed workforce
  • Why employee engagement is key and how to foster it
  • Tactics to help you become a better manager – for both onsite and remote employees
  • How companies are using web conferencing to enable remote collaboration

James Ware, Future of Work Institute
James Ware, founder of the Future of Work Institute will provide insights on how the nature of work has changed to include mobile and remote employees – and the challenges this creates for managers. He’ll then offer some tactics to help you effectively manage people you can’t see.

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing

Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 9 – Human Resources

  • 4.3 Direct and Monitor Project Execution
  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 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 Managing People You Can’t See

Also From Citrix Online GoTo Meeting Corporate:

Cut Costs And Drive Efficiency Of Virtual Teams – A PDF article