Archive for March, 2014

Business Analysis on Agile Projects


Live Webinar April 8th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A -Free PDU
Presented by: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

This webinar with Jutta Eckstein (LinkedIn profile) will explain how business analysis (BA) can be optimized on agile projects.

You will learn how BA can be structured as a joint responsibility, one that is decentralized across different roles and hierarchies and performed incrementally.

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Live Webinar April 8th, 2014 12:00 pm 1:00 pm  EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A Free PDU
By: PMI Organizational Project Management CoP (REP #S043)

In this informative webinar, Robert Wallace (LinkedIn profile) will discuss general approaches, common mistakes and good practices to make a successive process map instituting Organizational Business Process Management

Presenter:  Robert Wallace PMP – (LinkedIn profile) ITIL v3, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified has served in several roles in IT and building/managing PMOs. Speaker at the PMI Symposium in Houston, in 2002, he went to Chicago to build a PMO for VW Credit, Inc. in where he was featured on the March 2005 PM Journal cover. He transitioned back to Atlanta, GA as an IT Director implementing a new ERP & WMS system and obtained his ISO certification. He has been an IT Project & Program Manager with McKesson Corporation.

Note: You do have to be a PMI® member to register for this opportunity.

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Live Webinar – April 8th 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Note: Although ASPE is an REP presentations may have to be recorded as a Cat C PDU Event – Contact Traci Lester Marketing Specialist at ASPE for more information

Managing, In The Traditional Sense
Is A Thing Of The Past

Monitoring processes, scheduling work and directing activities are all useless and mind-numbing for both the manager and the managed.

What is expected of leaders in today’s organizations has evolved. Leaders must now drive team empowerment, coach, mentor and drive autonomy. Management and bureaucracy slow things down. Top talent today will no longer deal with dictatorial direction from on high.

This evolution in leadership is a direct result of our shift to a knowledge worker economy.

We no longer manufacture, but instead create and automate. To succeed, organizations must develop “T-shaped employees,” who possess deep technical expertise, but also a wide breadth of professional skills.

However, most middle-managers or upcoming managers have only stove-piped technical knowledge, so being thrown into leading self-organized, self-directed teams is a recipe for disaster.

In this one hour session, David will discuss 7 skills that you need to develop in your organization in 2014

Learning Objectives:

  • Data Analysis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Facilitation and Negotiation
  • Change Management

Panelists will discuss why and how to develop these skills within in your organization.

Presenter: David Mantica (LinkedIn profile) – David Mantica has experience in business to business continuing education in executive, product management, marketing, and operations capacities. He has product managed the initiation, development and delivery of more than 300 instructor-led and live, online training courses, in software development life cycle, IT, telecommunications, finance, healthcare IT, and marketing industries.

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Live Webinar April 9th, 2014, 8:00 am – 9:00 am  EDT or
Live Webinar April 9th, 2014, 11:00apm – 12:00 pm EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast  Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By: Gartner Webinars

Most IT organizations need to improve how they manage their applications in order to meet the twin demands of the rest of the business: lower total cost of ownership and improved agility.

But some application organizations are already performing excellently against these two measures.

This presentation shares what we have learned from these paragons of the application world.

Discussion Topics:

  • The significant cultural differences between the best and the rest
  • How breaking down IT silos leads to high reuse and faster time to market
  • How “everything as a service” enables high-frequency operational implementation of application features

Presenter: Andy Kyte, (LinkedIn profile)VP & Gartner Fellow

Click to register for Top 10 Habits of Highly Effective Application Organizations


Live Webinar April 3rd, 2014 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI® IT & Telecom CoP (REP #S009)
Note: You do have to be a PMI® member to register for this.

Don’t miss this exciting session with Michel Thiry (LinkedIn profile)!

This presentation is based on PMI’s Global Standard for Change Management® and details the new “Managing Change in Organizations – A Practice Guide”.

Michel is a PMI® Fellow and Member of the Certification Governance Council for PMI®. He has strong and varied international experience in many cultural environments and is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program and value.

You will want to ensure you catch this session on Managing Change.
It is one that should not be missed!

Michel is also the author of:

Link to a PDF of Michel’s presentation Managing Change in Organizations (Delivered November 2013)

Click to register for Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide


Live Webinar April 3rd, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Course ID: BAW1314

Surveys and focus groups are an important, but often overlooked, requirements gathering technique, particularly when dealing with large numbers of stakeholders.

In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to construct, distribute, collect, and analyze surveys. Additionally, the webinar will show how focus groups can be used to gather stakeholder feedback. Finally, the webinar will teach how to communicate insights gained from surveys and focus groups.

  • Learn the value of surveys and focus groups and when to use them
  • Learn how to construct, distribute, collect, and analyze surveys
  • Learn how to leverage focus groups
  • Learn how to report results of surveys and focus groups

About the Presenter: Dr. Martin Schedlbauer (LinkedIn profile) has been leading and authoring seminars and workshops in business analysis, software engineering, and project management for over twenty years. Martin, an accomplished business analysis subject matter expert, is a recognized leader in software development practices, a practicing scrum master, experienced software architect, and also serves as an advisor for several industry conferences; additionally, Martin maintains an active research agenda in agile methods, requirements analysis, and human performance modeling.

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