Archive for April 1st, 2014


Live Webinar Apr 11th, 2014, 10:00 am to 12:00 am EDT
Presented by: The Gabriel Institute
Duration: Total of 2 Hours -2 Category B PDUs – Free PDU

The Ability To Connect With Others
To Form A Productive Team

Individual strengths can lead to a personal triumph,
But a team is greater than the sum of its parts.

Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes Magazine, recently wrote an article entitled “Teams Matter. Talent is Not Enough.”

In essence, it is a challenge for executives to find and exploit the ‘magic’ of team synergy.

The metrics of teaming now exist! Even the most extraordinary individual effort is no substitute for great teamwork. Teaming metrics are key to improving selection, increasing engagement, and vastly reducing new-hire turnover, all with measurable business value.

With TGI Teamabilityâ„¢
PMs will be able to create extremely strong teams.

In this introduction you will learn:

  • A completely new technology will help you understand why talented, experienced people do not always ‘team’ well with others.
  • How to reduce the costs and risks associated with errors in hiring and promoting,
    • Metrics and methods that measure and predict ‘teaming’ behaviors.
    • How to effectively analyze and solve team performance problems.
  • How to deliver significant business value by matching people to the functional mission of their team
    • The ‘who fits where’ and the ‘why’ of winning teams
    • Behaviors that impact quality of team interaction and ‘fit’ to job responsibilities
  • How it possible to reliably select high quality team players, and to match their job responsibilities to the way they envision themselves serving their team (their ‘Role’).

This is a MUST TAKE opportunity to help you understand the strengths of your team members placing them in the roles that will make your projects even more successful!

Edmonton PM

This program has been approved for 2 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification. PMPs can earn two Cat B credits for this two hour course. In addition, you will be offered the opportunity to have your own Teamability® experience!

Click to register for An Introduction To Teamability? Understanding the Natural Roles that Your Team Members Best Fill with a Role Based Approach



Live Webinar April 11th, 2013 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – $15 USD PDU
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

As teams progress through the journey of becoming a High Performing Team, the Project Manager has several key techniques they can leverage to overcome the barriers the team will face in the areas of communication and decision making.

But what are the most effective ways to leverage and learn from the team’s efforts during project execution and ensure that the customers needs remain a focal point of the work the Highly Effective Team is accomplishing.

In the Enhance Project Performance webinar, the instructor will teach students about communication barriers and how Highly Effective Teams overcome these barriers.

The students will learn how to enhance decision making through the use of consensus based decisions and how high performing teams ensure that they understand the customers expectations which drive the team’s every decision and action.

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the communication barriers project teams face and how to overcome these barriers
  • Learn how to use Lessons Learned activities to continue the growth and adapt the actions of high performing teams.
  • Learn how to not only assess the satisfaction of the customer but also engage the customer in communicating what their needs are
  • Understand how high performing teams leverage consensus decision making

EARN 1 PDU after viewing this webinar

Click to purchase Enhance Project Performance: High Performing Teams Session 2 of 2


Live Webinar April 8th 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
Hosted By: Systemation

What started by the Japanese in their highly efficient just-in-time manufacturing processes has been adapted for system development and process improvement efforts.

Kanban means very literately “signal card” or more practically speaking “work-in-progress”.

There are a number of very valuable practices that we will discuss to implement Kanban within your BA department and experience results in efficiency and improvements.

Presenter: Tawnya Sawyer (LinkedIn profile)

Click to register for Kanban – Incremental, Evolutionary Change


Live Webinar – April 8th, 2014 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category C 1 PDU- Free PDU

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is a strategic decision making approach aimed at maximizing overall returns on project investments. By focusing on the “right” projects, it is expected that there will be improved organization alignment to strategic plans as well as optimized utilization of financial and human resources.

Unfortunately, there is a significant amount of misinformation in the marketplace about PPM and many organizations that have attempted to implement these practices have failed. Of course, vendors stand ready to “help” unsuspecting executives with snake oil claims of “silver bullet” process or tool purchases to achieve PPM nirvana.

This webinar will provide you with a solid grounding of PPM principles – costs, benefits, critical success factors and lessons learned. These will help you decide whether pursuing PPM improvement is a valuable and realistic goal for your organization. This presentation will also improve your knowledge of the PPM lifecycle and provide you with the key decisions and approaches necessary to launch a successful PPM initiative.

Who should attend this webinar?
C-Level Management, IT Directors and Managers or Directors of PMOs

NOTE: You may have to hit the MORE… link to register for this session on the registration page.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning, Monitoring & Controlling

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

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 Project Portfolio Management Simplified