Archive for July 27th, 2011

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Live Webinar August 3, 2011 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU Free

Projects are journeys into the unknown filled with ambiguity. It’s one thing to understand that projects are filled with uncertainty; it’s quite another thing not to do anything proactive about it!

In this webinar, you will learn how to manage uncertainty in project environments through the application of world-class project risk and opportunity management.

Learning objectives include:

  • “Demystify” risk and opportunity management in the project environment
  • Understand the six critically-important processes applied to manage project risks and opportunities
  • Acquire tools and techniques commonly used to manage project risk and opportunities

The Presenter:

Eric Nielsen, PMP®, (LinkedIn profile) has more than 30 years of work experience in small, mid-size and large corporate environments, at all levels from technical to executive. Drawing on his background in the Nuclear Power industry, Eric has helped numerous organizations improve their project performance across many industries including Defense, Aerospace, Medical Devices, and Healthcare. Eric also designs and facilitates project management training programs and is dedicated to supporting the development of project management professionals worldwide.

Click to register for Risky Business: Demystifying Project Risk Management

Why Agile?

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Live Webinar – August 3, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU Free
This is a 1 hour seminar and attendees will be awarded 1 PDU for participating

Agile Methods have taken software development by storm.

Professionals are hoping to gain the efficiencies and quality that experts profess Agile methods provide. They are also looking for a higher quality working environment, including increased empowerment that Agile preaches.

Learn the ASPE perspective on Agile Project Management.

Presenter:
Bill Gaiennie (LinkedIn profile) has more than 16 years of working in the software development field as a developer, project manager, ScrumMaster, and a training coach.  Bill is an accomplished, experienced Agile trainer,with 5 years of Agile experience effectively leading product and project teams in a wide array of Agile management and methodology based initiatives. He is currently an accredited member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is active in the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance communities.

Click to register for Why Agile?

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Online Course Presented by Enterprise Management Association-International (EMA-I) Duration: 1 Hour  -  1 Category C PDU Free

This 3 part course on Building an Optimized Project Portfolio will be featured on pduOTD.com from July 27th to July 29th 2011.

Part 1  July 27th – Why are Complex decisions so difficult and time consuming?

Part 2 July 28th – From Strategic Plan to Prioritized Objectives and Project Candidates.

Part 3 July 29th – From Prioritized Projects to Optimized Portfolio Given Constraints and Risk

At the end of this session, you will understand why most approaches to complex decisions in organizations today are time consuming, perhaps frustrating, and result in less than optimal results.

You will learn how to structure and make such decisions using the Analytic Hierarchy Process.

This session will review common approaches to complex decision-making today and why they often fail, introduce complex decision-making concepts, and introduce the use of the Analytic Hierarchy Process for complex decisions.

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Initiating, Planning

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.1 Develop Project Management Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

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 view Part 1 of 3: Why Are Complex Decisions So Difficult And Time Consuming?

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Online Webinar
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category C Free
Sponsored by American Management Association (REP 1294)
Presented by:  Mike Levesque, PMP
Although the AMA is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number Contact the AMA for further information.

Why Business Analysis Is the Cornerstone of Successful Projects
Recording Date: February 18, 2009

A major source of project failure is incomplete, inaccurate, and misunderstood requirements. In a nutshell, if you don’t identify the “right” requirements for a project, problems will be magnified at every other step of the process.

The bottom line is that nailing down requirements for your initiatives is a high-stakes activity, even more so during a recession where every penny counts.

Faced with conflicting requests from customers, users, partners, competitors, and regulators—the role of the business analyst to define and prioritize requirements, foresee related impacts, and create actionable plans is critical.

In this Webcast, you’ll find out about the due diligence needed to keep projects on track using the tools of business analysis.

What You Will Learn:
Whether you’re an experienced project manager or are just starting out, this program will help fine tune your understanding the basics of requirements management, including:

  • Leading causes of project failure and what you can do to minimize the risks
  • How business analysis is the key to trimming project costs
  • Ways to turn unrealistic expectations into realistic features
  • Using BABOK to improve your requirements development
  • How business analysis differs from project management
  • And much more.

Presenter: Mike Levesque, PMP, (LinkedIn profile) is a Principal with Critical Solutions. He brings over twenty years of practical experience in the discipline of project management to AMA. As a project director, he has successfully planned and executed projects of varying complexity with budgets in the multimillion dollar range. His expertise extends to developing project management methodologies, critical chain project management, risk management, resource management, establishing long-term customer relations, organizational dynamics, change management, and instructional system design.

While attending this program is FREE, you will need to sign in or register for the AMA Site.

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Initiating, Planning

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope

  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 5.1 Collect Requirements
  • 5.2 Define Scope
  • 5.3 Create WBS

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 sign in and view Achieving Project Success Through Business Analysis