Archive for September 7th, 2011

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Live Webinar September 15, 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

This webinar will discuss how to create an effective and correct Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

Too often Project Managers don’t take the time to create a WBS, which makes preparation of the schedule and budget more problematic. Guidelines for creating a WBS will be covered, along with actual of good and bad examples.

This presentation will be 30 minutes long with a live question and answer session following the presentation.

Subject Matter Expert: Joseph A. Lukas, PMP, PE, CCE
Joe Lukas (LinkedIn profile), is Vice-President of PMCentersUSA, and leads a team of instructors and consultants in delivering solutions in project management, business analysis and business process improvement.  Joe has been involved in project management for over 30 years and has worked in engineering, manufacturing, construction, project controls, estimating and contracting, and has been a Program and Project Manager supporting world-wide programs.

Click to register for Get Off On the Right Foot With a WBS

Agile Testing

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Live Webinar – September 14, 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

Testing in an Agile environment can be a daunting task. Testing is a crucial activity to help maintain and ensure the quality of our software.

How do teams stay on top of the constant set of feature changes, continually retest, and still meet their iteration goals and commitments?

We will discuss some of the common challenges facing Agile teams and their testing efforts. We will discuss how different testing techniques, collaboration techniques, automation, and tools can support the team in creating a quality product while overcoming those challenges.

Presenter:
Andy Painter (LinkedIn profile)has over 15 years of professional software development experience.  Andy has experience with XP techniques and practices, such as Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Pair Programming. With over two years of Agile Implementation, Coaching and Training experience, he has worked with agile teams of varying size and maturity, from Fortune 50 to startup. Andy is currently a Certified Scrum Master

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Live Webinar September 13, 2011 -4:00 pm CET (Central European Time)
Duration: 1 hour  Credits: 1 PDU Category C Free
Presented by: Avepoint and the European SharePoint Conference

In this webinar, Christian will discuss the reasons why SharePoint migrations are more complex than they may appear, and how they may become a roadblock to moving forward with your overall SharePoint strategy.

He will share some insight into 3 of his 11 strategic considerations for SharePoint migration, giving attendees actionable data for their migration plans.

NOTE : You will have to register with the conference site to attend this free webinar

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning, Monitoring & Controlling

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 10 – Communications

  • 4.3 Direct and Monitor Project Execution
  • 10.3 Distribute Information

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 11 Strategic Considerations for SharePoint Migration

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Live Webinar September 13, 2011 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Ema / ASG
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU Free

IT is costly, and in the current economic climate must improve its financial transparency so business partners can better understand cost drivers and tradeoffs.

Hardware and software assets, IT staff time, and contracts represent massive enterprise expenditure requiring effective management.

Cloud sourcing models promise greater flexibility but also complexity to match.

Join EMA Research Director Charles Betz and ASG Senior Product Manager Patrick Wolf to learn:

  • How your company can better communicate the costs and benefits of IT to its business partners
  • The benefits of modeling and allocating IT costs back to IT services
  • How to manage the increasing variety of IT assets, along an increasing variety of objectives
  • The implications of Cloud for IT financial management

This is a can’t-miss Webinar if you are involved in IT financial management, portfolio management, or asset management.

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning, Monitoring & Controlling

Knowledge Areas: 7 – Cost

  • 7.1 Estimate Costs
  • 7.2 Determine Budget
  • 7.3 Control Costs

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 IT Financial Management in the Cloud Era

PMP Exam Changes: Get Ready!

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Live Webinar September 14, 2011 12:30 am – 1:30 pm EST
Duration: 1 hour live webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category B Free
Presented by PROJECTinsight (Metafuse Inc)

  • Did you know the PMP exam is changing?
  • What do those changes mean to you? How can you prepare for the changes?
  • If you haven’t taken the exam yet, what should you do?

PMI has changed the PMP Exam as of Aug 31, 2011 to align it with the current Role Delineation Study, according to recommendations of by their psychometric testing service. About 30% of the questions will be changing.

This webinar will help you get ready to pass the revised PMP exam and will cover the following:

  • Breakdown of questions by process group
  • Performance domain changes
  • Changes in the performance domain task descriptions
  • Cross-cutting knowledge and skills
  • Sample test questions for the new format

Click to register for PMP Exam Changes: Get Ready!