Archive for April 16th, 2014


Live Webinar April 25th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Government CoP (REP #S007)

What makes a good PS2PM relationship?

  • Do project managers take project sponsors very seriously?
  • Do project sponsors take project managers very seriously?

The topic of Project Sponsors and Project Manager relationships (or PS2PM) has been discussed probably as long as sponsors have been formally recognized in the late 1980’s. Despite this length of time, PMs often underappreciate the importance of their relationship to their sponsor.

A good relationship depends largely on your perspective. A project or program manager wants a sponsor that has their back. Sponsors want a project manager they can rely upon to deliver, foresee risks and above all keep them informed.

In theory, these requirements sound straightforward except for human nature.

Sponsors and managers need to get along. Both need to adapt to each other’s style. But in the real world it is the project manager that often has to give the most.

Sponsors can be aloof or passionate, domineering or passive, micromanaging or seemingly disinterested. Project managers need to know how to manage projects according to these constraints that often do not appear in the project charter or the project risk register.

This webinar explores different types of sponsors and provides tips on how to manage projects accordingly.

Presenter: Robert Randall (LinkedIn profile) has never met a project sponsor he did not like. Robert is an experienced IM/IT project manager and management consultant who has been involved in several business transformation projects within the Governments of Canada and British Columbia.  Robert is also an active PMI volunteer and currently serves as president of the Vancouver Island Chapter.

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

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Live Webinar April 23rd, 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)

On January 17, 2014, the Object Management Group (OMG) announced that its Board of Directors voted to publish the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) specification.

Around that time, the BABOK update team at the IIBA accepted decision modeling as a technique to be included in the BABOK, thereby removing the use of process to describe decision-making logic.

This presentation expands on the importance and meaning of these announcements by focusing on three new models and their importance.

  1. The first model is The Decision Model introduced to the public in 2009 and operating in production around the world in 2013.
  2. The second is the Object Management Group’s (IT standards group ) Decision Model and Notation standard, inspired by The Decision Model.
  3. The third is an emerging model for detecting events of business interest from the “Internet of Things” that may require a course of action.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • Why and how The Decision Model is operating in production worldwide
  • How to build a decision model
  • What the new OMG DMN standard contains and who created it
  • Where does decision modeling go from here
  • What is The Event Model and why we need it

Presenter:  Barbara von Halle  (LinkedIn profile) authored The Decision Model: A Business Logic Framework Linking Business & Technology (IT Management) and Business Rule Revolution: Running Business the Right WayBarbara  is also the author of Handbook of Relational Database Design and Business Rules Applied: Building Better Systems Using the Business Rules Approach

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Live Webinar April 23rd, 2014 11:00 – 12:00 pm EDT
Offered by QuantumPM (REP #1264 )
Duration 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU or 1 CDU Cat A  – Free PDU

Review the task and time reporting submission process in Project Server . Topics to be discussed include: Single entry mode, Prerequisite server settings, new UI capabilities, submitting time options, tracking methods, administrative tasks, and approvals.

Recommended Audience: IT Managers, IT Professionals, Project Managers, IT Directors, Solution Architects, Product Managers, Software Developers, Developers, Architects

Please Note: In order to attend the webinar series attendees will need to have a Windows Live ID. A link to set up this ID is located on the registration site. Please do this prior to the session

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Managing Up (Panel Discussion)


Live Webinar Apr 23rd, 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

Sometimes the biggest management and leadership challenges do not come from your project team.

They come from the need to manage up—your sponsor, your boss, senior management, and other stakeholders.

This webinar will focus on ways to influence your senior stakeholders to achieve their goals along with project goals.

Session Objectives:

  • Describe what it means to manage up
  • Identify senior stakeholders you need to influence
  • Define issues that require you to manage up
  • Describe steps to improve communication with senior stakeholders

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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Live Webinar April 23rd, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C  – Free PDU
Presented by American Management Association (REP 1294)
Although the AMA is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number Contact the AMA for further information.

Discover How Leaders Communicate with Authenticity

With their warmth, confidence, and ability to connect, many leaders appear like they were born to the role. But that is actually rare. What seem to be innate gifts are often the result of learning and practicing communication skills.

And, as a leader, your most important job is to communicate effectively.

Whether in a meeting, presentation, water-cooler conversation, or formal speech, your ability to deliver a clear, believable message is the tipping point between forgettable and transformational.

This webcast gives you a concise starting point to improve your communication skills. You’ll get dozens of practical tips for creating and communicating meaningful messages with presence and authority.

To be a truly effective leader, your words need to ring true, and your delivery needs to be authentic. Join us as we explore:

  • How to present your ideas clearly and provide appropriate context
  • Tips for grounding yourself and radiating confidence that will put your audience at ease
  • Steps you can take to refine your public speaking delivery
  • How you should use stories to inform, involve, and inspire
  • Ways to leverage the energy of any room

This program will help you achieve the kind of genuine presence that leads to lasting trust and quantifiable influence. While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required – However most AMA webinars are recorded for later viewing.

Presenter:  John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, speaker, and author.  This presentation is based upon his newest book  The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence: How to Project Confidence, Conviction, and Authority.  John’s other books include Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders, Lead by Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results, and most recently, Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up. In 2010 for the second consecutive year, he was named one of the world’s top 25 leadership experts by Top Leadership Gurus International

PDU Category C documentation details

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 10.2 Manage Communications
  • 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”

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