Archive for November 29th, 2011


Live Webinar December 7, 2011 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Corporate Education Group ( REP 1011 )
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category A Free Course ID: MDW1250

Once of the most critical aspects of project management is doing what’s necessary to develop and manage relationships with all individuals that the project impacts.

In this webinar, you’ll learn techniques for identifying stakeholders, analyzing their influence on the project, and developing strategies to communicate, set boundaries, and manage competing expectations.

By effectively managing your stakeholders, you will be better able to keep a lid on scope creep, ensure project requirements are aligned, understand tolerance for risk, and mitigate issues that would otherwise delay the project.

Effective stakeholder management is proof of your influence in an organization, and a key component to a healthy project environment.

Key learning points from this webinar include:

  • How to identify project stakeholders
  • How to conduct a stakeholder analysis
  • How to manage different types of stakeholders

About the presenter: Bonnie Cooper (LinkedIn profile), PMP®, Instructor and Consultant for Corporate Education Group, is a twenty-year information technology professional. In her current role as the Program Director for the Massachusetts Medical Society’s (MMS) Corporate IT Program Office, Bonnie is responsible for coordinating the efforts of project teams, overseeing the implementation of project standards, managing the corporate IT strategic plan, and leading the program to re-engineer the membership platform for MMS.

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Live Webinar – December 7th, 2011 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Offered by MPUG WebnLearn ( REP 1369 )
Duration 1 hour + Q & A 1 PDU / 1 CDU
Mpug Member FreeGuest $15.00 USD + $1.37 USD Fee

Learn how to get the most out of Microsoft Project.

What do you need to configure for a new year?

Jacques Goupil, PMP, MCP, MCTS, of MsProjectNow! will walk us through the necessary configuration and recommendations from the industry.Create Fiscal Periods, Project Server cleansing, Archiving Projectsand much more. Come hear what you should be doing before the new year.

NOTE: Remember when registering for this event you must answer the the question “Are you requesting a PDU for this event?”

Click to register for MPUG WebnLearn Preparing for 2012: Configuring Project Server


Live Webinar December 6, 2011 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C Free
Presented by : O’Reilly® Webcasts

Maksim Tsvetovat (LinkedIn profile) author of Social Network Analysis for Startups: Finding connections on the social web will concentrate on the social component of Twitter data rather then the questions of data gathering and decomposition.

Using a predefined dataset, Maksim will attempt to find communities of people on Twitter that express particular interests. He will also mine Twitter streams for cascades of information diffusion, and determine most influential individuals in these cascades.

The webcast will also contain an initial introduction to Social Network Analysis methods and metrics.

Note: This webinar is a follow-up to Analyzing Social Networks on Twitter.

Presenter: Maksim Tsvetovat is an interdisciplinary scientist, a software engineer, and a jazz musician. He has received his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University in the field of Computation, Organizations and Society, concentrating on computational modeling of evolution of social networks, diffusion of information and attitudes, and emergence of collective intelligence. Currently, he teaches social network analysis at George Mason University. He is also a co-founder of DeepMile Networks, a company concentrating on mapping influence in social media. Maksim also teaches executive seminars in social network analysis, including “Social Networks for Startups” and “Understanding Social Media for Decision-makers”.

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

Click to register for Social Network Analysis: Finding Communities & Influencers


Live Webinar December 6th, 2011 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Presented by: Human Capital Institute
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU

The workforce demographic is shifting dramatically. Those infamous Millennials are beginning their first “real” jobs and embarking on career paths. But unfortunately, Gen Y’s increased (some would say unrealistic) expectations of work and reduced sense of company loyalty are resulting in premature and expensive turnover. Recruiting costs continue to climb. The absence of effective onboarding is making both these trends worse.

How can your organization ensure that new hires are engaged from the moment they accept your offer and retained long enough to contribute to the bottom line? An effective onboarding program is a critical investment in this newest pool of talent.

Research has shown that companies can attract and retain Millennials with collaborative and personalized onboarding initiatives. For adolescents raised on Google, texting and iPods, technology is not a ‘nice to have’, but a way of life. This generation expects access to information at the ‘moment of need’ and in formats they fit them.Organizations must create programs and platforms that grab their Gen Y talent’s attention and prepare them to contribute right away. Don’t miss these important webcast takeaways:

  • Discover what sets Millennials apart in the onboarding process and why what worked for you won’t work for them.
  • Create ‘self service’ onboarding experiences that address individual needs and relevant experiences.
  • Learn the components of an effective onboarding program andhow to implement them on technology-driven platforms
  • Uncover hidden resources to help create onboarding processes and content that engages new hires


Todd Hudson (LinkedIn profile) is a knowledge transfer expert whose work experience includes directing complex operations for several large high tech firms. As a hiring manager, he personally onboarded hundreds of new college grads.

In 2004, he founded the Maverick Institute, a think tank for innovation in knowledge transfer, that he still heads today and is creator of the Maverick Lean Learning system, which applies the principles of the Toyota Production System to corporate learning and training. Todd has successfully taught companies of all sizes how to quickly and effectively onboard new hires of all ages.

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 Leveraging Technology to Onboard and Engage Gen Y