Archive for April 15th, 2014


Live Webinar April 22nd, 2014 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI® IT & Telecom CoP (REP #S009)

Current work of recent Nobel Laureates has revealed a series of biases in the way we estimate work that affects our project planning.

This webinar details some of the worst of these intellectual “traps” and features several exercises to illustrate how we all fall prey to them.

After demonstrating how deeply we are biased, the program will offer several ways we can counteract the influence of these biases, escape the traps, and improve our estimates of project cost and schedule.

NOTE: The webinar features hands-on work with concrete tools, so bring a calculator and be prepared to push a pencil.

Presenter: Jack Nevison PMP, (LinkedIn profile) is President of New Leaf Project Management, and author of books and articles on project management.  He has served on the editorial board of the PMNetwork for ten years. Most recently, he chaired the 5th edition revision of the PMBOK Guide’s Chapter on Cost.

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

Click to register for Good Estimates and Bad Biases: Eight Traps to Avoid


Live Webinar – April 22nd 2014, 9:30 am – 10:30 am EDT
Offered by: Global Knowledge UK  (REP 1999)
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU

Note: Although Global Knowledge is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number Contact Global Knowledge for further information.

In Leading and Dealing with Change webinar, Michelle Moore will discuss the nature of change and how to cope in a world where the pace and magnitude of change both continue to increase.

The webinar will include the following elements:

  • Understanding Reactions to Change
  • The Change Process
  • Accelerating through the Change Process
  • Recognizing and Minimizing Resistance to Change
  • Recognizing and Leveraging Change Enablers

Presenter: Michelle Moore LinkedIn profile) is a learning and development professional with in-depth knowledge and experience in Sales, Leadership and Communication Skills. Michelle facilitates Global Knowledge Leadership and Business workshops on a world-wide basis and is responsible for development and promotion of the Global Knowledge EMEA Leadership and Business Skills portfolio.

Click to register for Leading and Dealing with Change – Organizational and Personal Effectiveness


Live Webinar April 24th, 2014 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  EDT
Duration: 1.5 hour  Credits: 1.5 PDU/CDU Category C  PDUs Free
Sponsored by: Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Want to know what your clients really want and how to earn their repeat business every time?

This seminar will provide valuable insight on day-to-day operations, throughout the entire project life cycle, as told from the general contractor’s point-of-view.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details

Process Groups: Planning, Monitoring & Controlling

Knowledge Areas: 13 – Stakeholder

  • 13.1 Identify Stakeholders
  • 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management
  • 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • 13.4 Control Stakeholder Engagement

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 Management and Field Operations

Practical Project Risk Management


Live Webinar – April 22nd, 2014 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category C 1 PDU- Free PDU

Risks exist on projects because by definition, projects possess uncertainty. Organizations that ignore risks experience reduced project success rates due to the wasted effort and delays that result from dealing with issues.

Risk management methodologies address this challenge but tend to be too theoretical or require significant process discipline or historical data to be practical.

During this webinar you will learn practical, lightweight best practices for managing risks throughout a project’s lifecycle.

Benefits of managing risks through this approach include:

  • Improved project predictability
  • Improved ROI for your overall portfolio
  • Quantification of cost & schedule contingencies
  • Reduced effort spent resolving project issues

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.

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’

Click to register for Practical Project Risk Management


Online Webinar – Recorded Feb 26th, 2014
Presented by:  Human Capital Institute
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU

Note:  In order to view this webinar you will need a community membership with HCI.  Follow the link under the picture if the video does not appear.

Generational Differences Can Affect Organizations

It is important to pay close attention to the dynamics of generational differences.

Research has shown that Millennials have different expectations when it comes to work than the generations before them.

As the generation before them, Gen X, begins to take on the mantle of leadership from the Boomers it’s critical that every aspect of talent management is taken into account to ensure that cross generational communication is clear, efficient, and reciprocal.

This engaging session shares some of the communication frustrations between the four generations currently in the workforce and provide attendees with concrete strategies to more effectively manage multi-generational teams and build a better sense of community in their organizations.

Webcast Highlights:

  1.  Agile performance management techniques to improve cross generational communication
  2. What kinds of flexible, yet structured workplaces, appeal to all generations and why
  3. How to establish an employee-driven culture for young workers and seasoned managers to work best together

Presented by: Alexandra Levit (LinkedIn profile) is a Keynote Speaker and CEO of Inspiration at Work.

Alexandra is the author of:

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 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 Communicating Across Generations: What’s Different (and the Same)