Archive for September 15th, 2011

ITIL 2011 Refresh


Live Webinar – September 21, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Offered by: Global Knowledge (REP 1999)
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU

ITIL 2011 Refresh was released in July 2011. The purpose of today’s session is a high-level overview of changes and the discussion of how these changes affect you.

This webinar describes some facts about the refresh, Global Knowledges response to ITIL 2011, and they will answer your questions about the changes.

What is the ITIL 2011 refresh? Changes to:

  • Service strategy
  • Service design
  • Service transition
  • Service operation
  • Continual service improvement
  • Course syllabi
  • Examinations

Presenter: Michael Scarborough

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Live Webinar September 22 2011 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – $15 USD
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

This webinar is the third in a 6 part series series of Project Leadership vs. Project Management by Solutions Cube. An overview of the information in the 6 Part Series was held September 1st, September 8th was Team Focus & Support, and September 15 was Personal Growth. Each module in the series can be taken individually. The entire series qualifies for up up to 7 pdus .

Many people are project managers but few exhibit project leadership skills. Project leadership is one of the dimensions that differentiates effective project managers from non-effective project managers.

Being a leader requires more than managing the mechanics of a project. Effective leaders develop their teams.

  • Do you coach/mentor team members?
  • Are you conscious of team member workloads?
  • Do you encourage your team to respectfully challenge your decisions?
  • Do you effectively deal with conflict?

Attend this 1 hour presentation to learn how improving your project leadership is a journey of continuous improvement and starts with self assessment. Discover tips for improvement in one aspect of project leadership – team development.

In this 1 hour in-depth webinar participants learn:

  • Differences between project leadership and project management
  • How to assess your project leadership skills in the area of team focus and support**
  • Stages of team development and chemistry for team formation
  • Keys for overcoming 5 dysfunctions of a team
  • Practical tips for:
    • coaching team members
    • effectively and constructively dealing with conflict
    • encouraging your team to respectfully challenge your decisions
  • Personal action steps for improving your team development skills

Solutions Cube Group webinars are presented by experienced staff members and partners who have over 30 years of experience managing projects and developing and running facilitated project meetings and delivering project management training courses.

Who Should Attend This Webinar:

  • General Managers
  • Team Members
  • Project Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Project Leads
  • Program Managers
  • Business Stakeholders
  • Business Leads
  • Facilitators

For more info contact:

Carly Burek at 972.786.0900 or

Earn 1 PDU by attending this Webinar. SPACE IS LIMITED. To secure a seat Register Now.

Click to purchase Project Leadership vs. Project Management Series 3 of 6: Team Development


Live Webinar – September 23, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Offered by MPUG WebnLearn ( REP 1369 )
Duration 1 hour + Q & Category A 1 PDU / 1 CDU
Mpug Member FreeGuest $15.00 USD + $1.36 USD Fee

Best Practices for Using Project Server 2010 – Microsoft Project Server 2010 is a revolutionary software tool. Learn how to get the most out of this exciting release as Dale Howard, Microsoft Project MVP, presents recommended best practices for using Microsoft Project Professional 2010 and Project Web App. The focus on these best practices will be methodologies to better track and manage projects in Project Professional 2010 and to use the features in Project Web App more easily.

Dale will cover the following topics:

  • Add a PWA Home link to the Quick Launch menu
  • Lock the Start and Finish columns on the Tasks page
  • Use the Load Summary Resource Assignments option in the Login dialog
  • Use the Status Manager field
  • Use the Assignment Owner field
  • Using the View Availability page in PWA
  • Customize the Microsoft Project 2010 user interface with Project Server commands Set up the Tasks page so users can see the WBS
  • Rename the Task and Calendar items in a Project Site
  • Enable versioning on the Project Documents library

This Project Server 2010 session benefits both PMs and Administrators.

Presenter:  Dale Howard (LinkedIn profile)  MVP, MCT, MCTS, CTT, MCITP, MVP, MCT, MCTS, CTT, MCITP Director of Education at Sensei Project Solutions.  Dale manages educational services and is an enterprise project management trainer/consultant with more than 15 years of training experience. Dale volunteers many hours each week answering user questions in the various Project news groups in the Microsoft Communities. Dale received the prestigious Microsoft Project Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in 2004 for his expertise with the software and for his contributions to the user communities.

Dale is an author of many great MS Project books including:


Dale is an author of many great MS Project books including:


Note: When registering for this event REMEMBER to answer the question “Are you requesting a PMI PDU for this event?”

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Live Webinar September 21 2011 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category C – Free PDU
Sponsored by American Management Association (REP 1294)
Presented by: John J. Hampton
Although the AMA is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number Contact the AMA for further information.

In this Webcast, you’ll discover a basic overview of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), a systematic approach to recognize risks, risk contributions and how technology can assist your risk management efforts.

Risk management has traditionally been a 2-tier structure. The first tier is daily operations where risk is managed by unit heads aided with oversight by internal audit, compliance, and others.

The second tier is looking at risk from a long-term perspective. Here, higher-level executives seek to understand new risks and opportunities, often related to products, market changes, customers, and competitors.

This Webcast explores enterprise risk management and how technology and specifically “the cloud” can assist you in your ERM efforts.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

Presenter: John J. Hampton is a professor of business at St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ, and from 2000 to 2004 he was executive director of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Hampton specializes in Financial Risk Management and was named a “Risk Innovator of 2008” by Risk and Insurance magazine. He has spoken at many professional meetings, including the Business Insurance Risk Management Summit (2011) and Georgia State University CFO Council (2010). American Management Association has published five of his books, including Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management: How Top Companies Assess Risk, Manage Exposure, and Seize Opportunity and The AMA Handbook of Financial Risk Management.

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning

Knowledge Areas: 11 – Risk

  • 11.1 Plan Risk Management
  • 11.2 Identify Risks
  • 11.5 Plan Risk Responses

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’

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Live Webinar September 20 , 2011 – 12:00 pm- 12:30 pm EDT
Presenter: Brightwork
Duration: 30 Min Webcast – Up to .5 PDU Free Category C – Free PDU

Microsoft SharePoint is a great platform for Project and Portfolio Management (PPM). It’s economical, easy to use and an effective alternative to the more complex, costly PPM tools out there. The challenge is most organizations don’t know how to leverage it for PPM.

This 30 minute webcast will walk you through 5 case studies detailing problems companies faced and the solutions they implemented. These case studies explore the entire spectrum of project management, from simple task management to full program management. Organizations including Children’s Hospital Boston, Sheppard Mullin, Brandwise, Amsurg and the Georgia Farm Bureau have explained the challenges they faced and how templates and reporting on SharePoint delivered a practical solution to collaboratively and efficiently manage projects.

All attendees at this webinar will receive a copy of the slide deck, the webinar recording and an eBook with these 5 case studies plus 5 extra ones!

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning, Monitoring & Controlling

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Execution

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’

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