Archive for April 8th, 2014


Live Webinar April 17th – 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)

This  webinar is the 5th in a 6 part series series of Project Leadership vs. Project Management by Solutions Cube.  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 focus on their customers.

  • Do you know who are your internal and external customers?
  • Do you seek feedback regarding customer satisfaction?
  • Do you have verifiable project objectives that add value for the customer?
  • Do you effectively resolve conflicts with customers?

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 – customer focus.

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**
  • How to identify your internal and external customers
  • Practical tips for:
    • managing customer expectations
    • defining verifiable objectives tied to value for the customer
    • effectively giving and receiving feedback
  • Why a complaint is a gift
  • Practical tips for collecting customer satisfaction information

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

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 5 of 6: Customer Focus


Live Webinar – April 15th 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

Many Agile Transformations are approached from a nuts-and-bolts perspective. “Learn these techniques and then you’ll be Agile.” However, your ceiling of organization agility will be greatly diminished if that is the approach taken.

During this one-hour web seminar Josh Fruit (LinkedIn profile) will explore how you should mentally prepare for transitioning from Waterfall to Agile.

ASPE considers this the “inside-out” approach to learning.

If you’re able to first prepare yourself with an understanding of the philosophy and values of Agile practices, and understand key concepts related to change (e.g. The “J” Curve Effect) then your ability to move through the change in methodology is much easier.

Participants in this webinar will explore a set of traditional mental models that will be required to transform as you adopt Agile practices.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning Executing

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 13 – Stakeholders

  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 13.1 Identify Stakeholders
  • 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management

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 Transitioning from a Waterfall Mentality to Agile


Live Webinar April 15th, 2014 12:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration:  1 Hour  Credits: 1 PDU/CDU  Cat B – Free PDU/CDU
Presented by: IIBA    Pharma/Biotech SIG

This webinar will focus on the three main areas that comprise pharmaceutical R&D:

  1. The Beginning of Basic Discovery: Identifying a Disease process (What’s wrong?)
  2. Preclinical Development and Phase I trials: What the drug does to the body? What does the body do to the drug? (Toxicology and Safety)
  3. Clinical Development: Clinical trials to determine drug safety in humans. (Effectiveness/Safety Regulations)

Part one covers the various aspects of basic research. This sets the stage for discussing the purpose of preclinical development and describing what that entails.

The goal is to demystify each step in the process for the non-scientist.

Lastly, there are certain regulations and guidelines that govern human clinical trials to ensure drug safety in larger populations, clinical development.

For those who would like to learn more about the Pharma/Biotech R&D domain, this introduction will provide an overview of the high level processes from the lab to the clinic.

Presenter: Aubrey Watkins III, Ph.D. (LinkedIn profile), is Associate Director, Global Procurement, at Merck Sharp & Dohme, and is responsible for establishing contracts and managing over $100M of business with suppliers on a global basis in support of pre-clinical research and manufacturing of vaccines and biologics for Phase I trials.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning

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 IIBA: Pharmaceutical Research and Development: From Discovery to Approval


Live Webinar – April 15th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category C 1 PDU- Free PDU Resource availability is a key source of negative risk to projects. Even if your project has well-defined scope and validated activity effort estimates, if the resources you are provided are working on multiple projects and operational activities, predictability of schedule outcomes is poor. This webinar will review some options for responding to this risk from both a systemic and project-focused perspective. LESSONS LEARNED:

  1. Understand the criticality of uncertain resource availability on project outcomes.
  2. Learn which approaches for getting better knowledge of resource availability won’t work in your organization.
  3. Gain a better understanding of the pros and cons of the practices that can successfully incorporate resource availability uncertainty into project planning and tracking.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details: Process Groups: Initiating & Executing, 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’ Who should attend this webinar? Managers/Directors of PMOs, Project Managers NOTE: You may have to hit the MORE… link to register for this session on the registration page. Click to register for Managing Uncertainty in Resource Availability