Archive for April 9th, 2014


Project Manager Success Summit

Live 3 day Free Conference – April 25th, 26th & 27th, 2014
Presented by: Michael Charles, PMP / PM Leadership Coach
EARN Up to 19 PDUs Credits: Category B 19 PDU – Free PDUs

Below are the session and speaker information for:
April 26th Day 2 of the Summit

PDU Of The Day  Featured Day 1 – April 25th, speaker presentations on our site Monday April 7th
The information for Day 3  April 27th will be on Friday April 11th on PDU Of The Day

The summit is a 3-day VALUE-PACKED event where the world’s top project management and leadership experts, trainers, coaches and thought leaders are brought together to share insights, practical tips and strategies to help you become a more effective and successful leader in order to achieve better, quality results through your team.

Sixteen (16) interviews/presentations spread out over 3 consecutive days all meant to empower you to lead effectively.  There will also be THREE(3) ADDITIONAL BONUS PRESENTATIONS for your growth and enjoyment.

That’s a total of 19 interviews /presentations.

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Once you register, you will be given access to the session schedule and speaker’s swag.

NOTE:  Sessions are available during a 24 hour period free – Recordings can be purchased after the event.

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Day 2 – Saturday, April 26th

Speakers and Presentations

Susanne Madsen

Susanne Madsen PMP APM

Susanne Madsen – (LinkedIn Profile @SusanneMadsen) Program Director, Project Leadership Coach, author of Project Management Coaching Workbook: Six Steps to Unleashing Your Potential Susanne’s newest book will be released later this year – and some of her articles have been translated into Spanish and Russian. 

Susan’s years of experience in managing and rolling out large change programs brought out her passion for helping project managers get to the next level. Her experience working with investment banks enhanced her passion to help organizations set-up corporate coaching and mentoring programmes. Susanne is also a PRINCE2 and MSP Practitioner as well as a qualified Corporate and Executive coach.

Susanne is a Keynote Speaker and has facilitated many webinars and sessions for a number of PDU Providers.  In March 2013 Susanne was the guest on #pmchat The topic Coaching for Project Managers was archived on Storify. Visit Susanne’s website at

Project Leadership: The World Needs your Genius and it Needs your Leadership

In this thought-provoking talk about project leadership Susanne Madsen will show you how you can differentiate yourself from the competition and improve your performance without spending long hours in the office. You will learn to avoid fire fighting, unhappy clients and project failure and instead use the project you are currently working on to propel yourself to the next level.

No matter your level of experience there are powerful lessons to be learnt from this talk:

  • Understand the differences between management and leadership
  • Learn to apply the most powerful project leadership strategies
  • Focus on the 20% of activities that add to 80% of your results
  • Build a high performing team
  • Avoid failure and redundancy
  • Become a more inspirational and appealing leader
  • Win the trust of sceptical stakeholders

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Peter De Jager

Peter de Jager (LinkedIn profile  @pdejager)  is a very highly respected keynote speaker/writer/consultant on the issues relating to managing change of all shapes and sizes in all types of organizations. He has published hundreds of articles on Problem Solving, Creativity and Change Management – to the impact of technology on areas such as Privacy, Security and Business Issues appearing in publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist and Scientific American.

Peter is best known to IT audiences for his efforts to create responsible awareness of the Y2K issue – For which he received several awards from IT associations and Govt. Agencies.  He has also written several regular columns and presented sessions to world class organizations.

Peter has spoken in over 35 countries recognized worldwide as an exciting, humorous, provocative and engaging speaker.

Peter’s Kindle publications include A Pocket Full Of Change about Organizational ChangeSo? You’re a Manager… Now What?, and Truth Picks Vol I. A Truth Pick is a short, pointed commentary on a popular quote – For Peter these “Truth Picks” was a personal morning meditation he was publishing – which  blossomed until several thousand people were reading them on a daily basis.

Peters presentations and workshops are highly interactive, fun, irreverent to mistaken ideas and most distinctively – provocative. He entices the audience, by demonstrating conflicts between their stated beliefs and behaviors, to think differently about what they thought they knew. You can read much of his work in the publications section of and view his videos at

The Seven Key Questions of Change Management

What must we do to bring about a Change initiative as smoothly as possible? Communicate! Communicate! Communicate!

This isn’t exactly news. We sort of get this. I can ask any audience to tell me the ‘secret’ to good Change and they repeat back “Communicate, Communicate and Communicate some more!” as if its been forcefully injected into their cerebellum. The problem arises when the questioning becomes a bit more detailed, “What exactly should we Communicate?”

The response to that question is usually either a blank stare or the reasonable recitation of the reporter’s standby; Who, What, Where, When, How and Why. Not a bad start. If you’re writing a news article, then these are good solid questions. The Change Management problem requires all of those, and a few others. It’s not that the reporter’s questions are a poor tool, it’s just that they don’t address the peculiar psychology of the Change challenge.

In this presentation, Peter will present a “Pareto Spanning Set” of questions. These questions will cover the bulk of the key concerns of those facing any change.

For “More Great Learning Opportunities”
View Over 60 Hours of Webinar Sessions by Peter deJager

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Traci Duez

Traci Duez (LinkedIn profile)  is an accomplished and sought-after speaker. She has spoken at over 100 events in the last 4 years including international locations such as Trinidad, Canada, and Amsterdam. Traci is the CEO Axiogenics a Certified Coach, and a member of the John Maxwell Team as well as the author of Breaking Free: Leading the Way: Learning First to Lead Yourself  Traci Has an excellent grasp of “Breaking Free” though her  20+ years experiencing various roles from medical technologist to laboratory informatics specialist; from project manager to director of an IT consulting firm.

5 Steps to Grow Your Influence, Lead Effectively, and Deliver Better Results

  • Every choice that you make comes down to a judgment in value.
  • Do you know the principles of Value Dynamics?
  • Did you know that there is a mathematically based science (axiology) that can teach you how to make better choices?

Your influence is a matter of your ability to judge value. Your effectiveness as a leader and your ability to prioritize and deliver quality results are dependent upon your ability to judge value. In this presentation and interview, you will learn the basics of Axiology’s Hierarchy of Value (HOV). You will also discover how to measure your own Personal HOV and how to use your best perspectives to make better choices and take better actions. We will discuss how your VQs (value judgment quotients) are far more important than your IQ or EQ. Finally you will learn how to focus on generating value from your strengths and how to strengthen your strengths to achieve more success.

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Christian Bisson

Christian Bisson PMP

Christian Bisson (LinkedIn profile) has been a team leader, a production director, and eventually chosen the path of project management where he obtained his PMP certification. He loves to manage, organize, lead, find solutions, but mostly, I love to improve everything – causing “Continuous Improvement Initiatives” where ever he goes!

Share Christian focus on the impacts that real teams can have on productivity with this terrific session and make sure not to miss reading his blog.

Making the Most of Continuous Improvement in Project Management

“Continuous improvement”: an ongoing effort to improve what we do, how we work, who we are. It’s important since if our tools, our processes, our team, and we evolve, then all of our projects evolve. Isn’t it obvious we must consider improvement in our everyday lives?

Yet continuous improvement persists to stay secondary in our filled schedules. Why? How can we change that? In this presentation, Christian will explain the challenges of continuous improvement and give strategies and tips to help tackle them and get you on your way to improving every aspect of your projects and your career.

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Michael Charles

Michael Charles

Michael Charles PMP (LinkedIn profile) is a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach who speaks on leadership and team development.  Michael did a great webinar for the PMI LEAD CoP (REP #S004) called Communicating to Connect (which is worth 1 Category A PDU).  Michael has led several teams as a Project Manager founded the “Light The World Foundation“, a charity founded in 2009 to educate children in Haiti.  Their 4th Annual Charity Concert will be July 12th, 2014.

Project Management at the Speed of Trust

When you have to quickly develop a team and get them working together to achieve a common goal, trust become a very important factor. Trust is the foundation on influence and without influence we cannot do our jobs well as project managers.

Trust could be the difference between the success and the failure of the project. Join us and learn

  1. The economics of trust
  2. Behaviors that helps build trust quickly
  3. Techniques you can use to genuinely build trust  with your team members and stakeholders to achieve more with your team

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Live Webinar April 16th, 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 session is a part of Tony Crawfords – 17 Hours Of Practical Learning as a part of his 14 Great Sessions in the AlphaPMs Project Management program.

See The AlphaPM Project Management Webinar Program for more information.

Earn 17 Excellent Category B PDUs
A 65% savings!
For Just $120 USD

There are five key areas that are critical to the success of any project:

  1. Goals,
  2. Processes,
  3. Skills,
  4. Attitude and
  5. Culture.

This webinar will cover key best practices, tips and techniques in each of these areas.

Some of these practices may be familiar to you, but are not always applied well or consistently.

Other practices cover areas (such as personal attitude and organization culture) that are not typically considered by project managers, yet are crucial to project success.

Find out how you can leverage these valuable best practices to facilitate the success of your project and team with this free webinar.

Note: Courses Must be Completed by July 1st 2014 – Alpha PM is changing from the Adobe Connect Web Conferencing software that they have been using up to now for their AlphaPM Webinar and Workshop Programs, to the AnyMeeting web conferencing software, effective July 1st 2014.

Click to access Tools, Templates and Related Materials for Top 20 Project Management Best Practices, Tips and Techniques

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Live Webinar April 16th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
Presented By: PROJECTinsight (Metafuse Inc)
In Cooperation With: Core Performance Concepts (Rep #1399)

Note: Please record this as a Category B Presentation – You will receive a Category B certificate from PROJECTInsight

Once a project has been officially launched it must be planned, the design must begin and the high level testing efforts should be identified.

This can be accomplished through leveraging the following deliverables: project plan, project deliverables, project schedule (work breakdown structure), CM Plan, QA plan, project procedures, project risk log, project issue log, change request log, user acceptance (UA) test plan, user acceptance (UA) evaluation criteria, user acceptance (UA) defect log and requirements traceability log.

After this webinar, you will understand the purpose and use of each of the listed deliverables.

Who should attend:

  • Project managers, Portfolio managers,
  • Project team members, Project Leads,
  • Project sponsors & function/business unit managers,
  • Subject Matter Experts, Business Analysts, Scheduling Specialists and ….
  • Other business stakeholders.

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Supply Management Essentials


Live Webinar April 16th, 2014, 10:00 am – 11:00 am  EDT or
Live Webinar April 16th, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast – Up to 1 Category C PDU –  Free PDU
Hosted By: Gartner Webinars

Controlling spend drives value, growth, profit, and resiliency.

Companies looking to mature their supply management function must elevate their capabilities in the supply management essentials: Supplier segmentation, relationship management, performance management, risk management and supplier visibility.

Discussion Topics:

  • How to stratify your supply base and align actions based on segmentation
  • When to drive collaborative practices and where to implement collaborative relationships
  • How to architect a supplier performance management program
  • Insights on the current state of visibility and risk management in supply management

PDU Category C documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning

Knowledge Areas: 12 -Procurement

  • 12.1 Plan Procurements
  • 12.2 Conduct Procurements
  • 12.3 Control Procurements
  • 12.4 Close Procurements

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 April 17th, 2014, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Presented by: Linkage

People often refer to their work as a series of tasks, instead of focusing on the measurable outcomes they produce as a result of their efforts.

A results-oriented mindset starts with leaders who know how to clarify work requirements and to inject energy and pace into their teams’ work.

To succeed in environments that demand both immediate results and long-term performance, leaders continually need to improve their skills, increase their knowledge, and hone their capabilities.

In this webinar, learn about:

  • The five disciplines of results-oriented leaders
  • A proven approach to ensuring that team goals get met
  • Maximizing your impact by learning to focus your efforts on the most critical initiatives

Presented by: Mitchell Nash (LinkedIn profile) Principal Consultant and leader of Linkage’s Change and Transition Leadership practice with over 20 years of experience leading, facilitating, and supporting large-scale change initiatives. Mitchell’s unique expertise is in facilitating organizational impact and results by using technological, organizational, and leadership development solutions.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 9 – Human Resources

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 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’

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