Archive for April 25th, 2014


Live Webinar May 2nd, 2014 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Offered by: Solutions Cube Group (Rep 2451)  $15.00 USD
Attendees will be awarded 1 Cat A PDU for participating.

This webinar is first in a 3 part series series on Collaboration by Solutions Cube.  Although this module is a part of the series – each module in the series can be taken individually.

Having project stakeholders make decisions in a timely manner and complete project work can have varied results from project to project, and team to team.

Studies have shown that quality and timeliness of project work increases dramatically when collaborative meetings are used to bring the “right stakeholders” together to make decisions and create deliverables on projects.

Learning how to effectively leverage the power of collaborative meetings and keep project stakeholders engaged in and productive during meetings is the focus of this 1 hour course offered in Solution’s Cube Group’s Collaborative Meeting Series of webinars.

Learn about structuring meetings, selecting participants, creating deliverables in a real time environment and managing stakeholder participation.

In this 1 hour live in-depth Webinar participants learn how to:

  • Use collaborative meetings (JAD meetings) to improve the quality of deliverables
  • Enable project stakeholders to gain alignment and buy-in on project decisions
  • Determine who the “right” project stakeholders are for project meetings
  • Use Ground Rules for managing stakeholder participation and improving project meeting results

This is part 1 of a three part series presented by Solutions Cube.

Click here to register for Engaging and Managing Stakeholder Participation


Live Webinar May 2nd, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011) Course ID: BAW1320
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Get more out of your requirements interviews and make better use of time for both you and your stakeholders with some simple, but highly effective techniques that will dramatically improve your interviewing skills.

This webinar will provide tips for business analysts on how to better facilitate interviews and elicit solid requirements.

The key to this process improvement is making sure you ask the right types of questions by appropriate preparation, sequencing and delivery.

Interviewing is the cornerstone of elicitation techniques, and when done properly will reveal the answers you need.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify the right stakeholders to interview and what you need to know
  • Create a requirements questionnaire and prepare to ask the right types of questions
  • How to properly engage the stakeholder and build a relationship
  • Capture stakeholder responses
  • Plan for follow-up and maintain the relationship
  • Review lessons learned to improve for your next interview

Presenter: Terrell Smith (LinkedIn profile), MPA, PMP, CBAP  With over 25 years of experience in a wide range of project management and business analysis assignments, he brings concepts to life in a practical and easy to apply manner. Terrell has assisted clients in the development of project management methodologies, risk assessments, quality management, agile methods, problem solving, rescuing troubled projects, implementing business analysis best practices, and team building.

Click to register for The Art of the Interview: How to Improve Your Business Analysis Interviewing Skills

Fast Tracking Project Concepts


Live Webinar – April 30th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EDT
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU or 1 CDU 1 Cat A Free

So you’ve been assigned a complex,
poorly defined project concept
So now what?

Nothing is worse (or better) for a senior project manager or analyst than being handed a project that is: strategic, very large, and way outside your comfort zone in complexity. These projects will sometimes roll around the halls of big companies for months while they struggle to gain sufficient momentum and clarity to really move forward with a sense of purpose and direction.

Let’s say one of these career-bruisers/-builders is yours? What do you do next?

This session is about the tactics of early-stage project intake and clarification – getting clarity efficiently.

Learning objectives:

  1. Inside the project intake process – why is intake so dysfunctional?
  2. The action plan – simple steps that drive project clarity and milestones that deliver benefit.
  3. Targeted result – time tested deliverables that work

Click To Register for Fast Tracking Project Concepts


Live Webinar May 1st, 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)

If you are interested in the cloud and like Arleen’s style she  also presented “Clarifying The Cloud” November 2012 for ITMPI – Check it out 🙂

This webinar briefly introduces the concepts and implications and interrelationships of cloud computing and big data.

Arlene Minkiewicz (LinkedIn profile)  will be provide interesting examples on the uses of big data in industry.

Click to register for Cloud Computing and Big Data: What Is the Big Deal?

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Live Webinar – May 6th 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

This one-hour open Q&A session gives you a chance to get answers to common real-world data challenges.

The information and decision-making duties of project professionals and business analysts get more complex every day.

Data resources – and concerns – have become ubiquitous, and it’s critical to stay on top of them.

While BAs and PMs don’t need to suddenly transform into data scientists, they must understand the data resources currently available, what they offer, and how they’re being used.

Most importantly, every BA and PM should understand how data can be leveraged to deliver business value and project solutions in their own work.

Join Chris Knotts (LinkedIn profile) as he talks with top-tier data expert Darrel Raynor.


PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning Executing

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 6 – Time

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 6.6 Develop Schedule

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”.


Presenter: Darrel Raynor (LinkedIn profile) Founder and Managing Director, Data Analysis & Results Darrel is a veteran project consultant and turnaround expert. He owns and runs and has provided consulting services to many dozens of Fortune and enterprise

Click to register for How Can Business Analysts & Project Managers Do Better With Data?