Archive for September 28th, 2011

Agile: Getting Started on Your Team


Live Webinar – October 5, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
This is a 1 hour seminar and attendees will be awarded 1 PDU for participating

Do you know enough about Agile to be dangerous?

Maybe you’ve read a few books or taken a training class. Now what? We’ll walk through some ideas on how to implement Agile on your team – step by step.

Christy Clement (LinkedIn profile) is a project manager with 7 years in software project management. Christy currently teaches courses including Agile Boot Camp, Agile Project Management, and Agile Requirements.

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Fast Tracking Project Concepts


Live Webinar – October 5th, 2011 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU or 1 CDU 1 Cat A Free

So you’ve been assigned a complex, poorly defined project concept… now what?

Nothing is worse (or better) for a senior project manager or analyst than being handed a project that is: strategic, very large, and way outside your comfort zone in complexity. These projects will sometimes roll around the halls of big companies for months while they struggle to gain sufficient momentum and clarity to really move forward with a sense of purpose and direction.

Let’s say one of these career-bruisers/-builders is yours? What do you do next?

This session is about the tactics of early-stage project intake and clarification – getting clarity efficiently.

Learning objectives:

  1. Inside the project intake process – why is intake so dysfunctional?
  2. The action plan – simple steps that drive project clarity and milestones that deliver benefit.
  3. Targeted result – time tested deliverables that work

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Live Webinar October 5, 2011 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Ema
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C – Free PDU

The data economy means that more and more organizations are relying upon trusted data to make strategic business decisions. As these organizations have seen the benefits of “traditional” business intelligence, they are looking to see similar benefits from data throughout the enterprise.

The next steps in business intelligence include:

  • Self-service business intelligence & data discovery, empowering business users – “consumers” of data – to find, access and work with the data they need, regardless of source system or format;
  • Report analytics, a key component of business analytics, that enables business users to apply business intelligence & data discovery principles to access, analyze and act upon data trapped in static reports and semi-structured business documents
  • Data visualization, presenting complex data elements and their relationships in an easy to understand dynamic, graphical environment; and
  • Data virtualization, integrating data from disparate sources without moving the actual data.

Join EMA VP of Research Shawn Rogers (LinkedIn profile) of Datawatch CTO Harvey Gross, and Informatica Product Marketing Manager Ash Parikhfor for a discussion covering the hot topics in leveraging your enterprise data assets.


  • Shawn Rogers, VP of Research EMA
  • Harvey Gross, CTO Datawatch
  • Ash Parikh, Product Marketing Manager Informatica

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning Executing

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 6 – Time

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Execution
  • 5.2 Define Scope
  • 6.5 Develop Schedule

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 – October 5, 2011 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Training Magazine
Duration: 1 Hour 1 PDU Category C – Free PDU

Can you relate to any of these?

  • You leave work exhausted and more behind,
  • you’re juggling so many different things that any minute you may drop them all,
  • you are both the project manager, developer and entire team on most of your projects except for the occasional other who never returns your emails,

There is no end in sight to the insanity…

The current state of frustration in our workplaces is killing productivity. It’s easy to deliver activity without business value because there is no time to prioritize.

Join Lou to hear about organizing and prioritizing your individual scalability. Get stuff done and be more effective. It can be done.

About Lou Russell:

Lou Russell is President and CEO of L+EARN and Russell Martin & Associates. Lou and her staff deliver learning experiences that are fun, flexible, fast and measurable. She believes that learning and earning go hand in hand. She focuses on faculty development, retention and recruitment of students, project management, leadership and organizational learning opportunities. Lou is the author of The Accelerated Learning Fieldbook and IT Leadership Alchemy, Project Management for Trainers, Training Triage: Performance-Based Solutions Amid Chaos, Confusion, and Change, and her newest book 10 Steps to Successful Project Management. A popular speaker, Lou addresses national and international conferences such as the Career College Association, ACCET, Training 2008, Project Management Institute, Project World, LotuSphere, ASTD and the Society of Information Management (SIM).

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning Executing

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Execution
  • 4.4 Monitor and Control Project Work
  • 4.6 Close Project or Phase

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 Chaos is Not Performance: Project Management For Stability