Forecasting Programs

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Live Webinar – February 28th, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: MPUG WebnLearn ( REP 1369 )
Mpug Member Free – Members only event

This webinar is based on Eric Uyttewaal’s new textbook Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2013 published in January 2018.

Programs have long-range visions, high-visibility, many moving parts, and programs are overwhelming and sometimes destructive (for reputations). Regardless of the challenges in managing programs, Eric believes that programs are inherently not more complex than projects, they are just on a higher level of abstraction.

Furthermore, program stakeholders are smarter and more assertive. Budgets are much larger.

Program managers who try managing a program like a project are doomed to fail: Program management has its own techniques and tools.

So, what are those?

That is what this webinar is about: Eric and his team developed special techniques and special applications specifically for program managers.

These innovations allow program managers to forecast their programs, and take corrective action early.

Program managers do not need to be monthly-messengers-of-bad-news!

With these new innovations, they can gain back control over their program, and, at a minimum, adjust expectations in a more timely fashion, or … turn into monthly‑messengers‑of‑good‑news!

Presenter: Eric Uyttewaal (LinkedIn profile) is Canadian and the author of the bestseller Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2013  He founded ProjectPro that specializes in Microsoft Project and Project Server. Eric has been involved in large programs at the Canadian Forces, IBM Cognos, Northrop Grumman, SanDisk and Investors Group. He was President of the PMI Ottawa Chapter in 1997. Eric is president of the MPUG-Ottawa chapter and board member again 2016. Eric received awards from MPUG in 2012 (Community leader), from Microsoft since 2010 (MVP) and from PMI in 2009 (‘Significant Contributions to the Scheduling Profession’). Eric is currently the only Microsoft Project MVP in Canada.

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Online Webinar  – Recorded Nov 11th 2016
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media 1 PDU – Free
Provider:  TenStep Inc. (Rep 1774)

Being a Project Manager is a tough job! Join Tom Mochal Pmp PgMP TSPM ITBMC (LinkedIn profile) and review the 3 big steps to understanding Project, Program & Portfolio Management

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Live Webinar December 6th, 2017 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider:  Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute
(Rep 2733)

In this webinar, Angela Wick will look at the present and future of portfolios, programs, projects, products, and requirements at every level of detail that entail increments of value.

Angela Wick (LinkedIn profile @WickAng) After more than 15 years of consulting, mentoring and teaching, Angela knows that great BAs transform organizations. Angela encourages BAs to be agents of change. She helps BAs develop the skills they need to inspire collaboration, creativity and innovation. Get free BA tips and trends by following Angela on Twitter  or by visiting AngelaWick.com.

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Live Webinar September 19th, 2017, 9:00 am – 10:00 am  EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: Gartner Webinars

Program and portfolio management leaders must look across all ongoing and planned projects to develop recommendations for management of the overall environment.

Join Mbula Schoen (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) Gartner Sr Research Analyst  & get the insights you need to plan for 2018 and present those plans to leadership, peers and teams.

Discussion Topics:

  • The major trends and challenges affecting Program and Portfolio Management
  • How leading organizations deliver the highest value by using PPM to drive innovation
  • Actions and next practices that PPM leaders and teams must implement

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Live Webinar August 16th, 2017 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider: ProjectManagement.com / Gantthead (REP #2488)
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About the Book:

Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering: Methods, Tools, and Organizational Systems for Improving Performance  shows how organizations can become more effective, more efficient, and more responsive, and enjoy better performance outcomes.

The discussion begins with an overview of key concepts, and details the challenges faced by System Engineering and Program Management practitioners every day.

The practical framework that follows describes how the roles can be integrated successfully to streamline project workflow, with a catalog of tools for assessing and deploying best practices.

Case studies detail how real-world companies have successfully implemented the framework to improve cost, schedule, and technical performance, and coverage of risk management throughout helps you ensure the success of your organization’s own integration strategy.

Available course outlines and PowerPoint slides bring this book directly into the academic or corporate classroom, and the discussion’s practical emphasis provides a direct path to implementation.

The integration of management and technical work paves the way for smoother projects and more positive outcomes.

This book describes the integrated goal, and provides a clear framework for successful transition.

  • Overcome challenges and improve cost, schedule, and technical performance
  • Assess current capabilities and build to the level your organization needs
  • Manage risk throughout all stages of integration and performance improvement
  • Deploy best practices for teams and systems using the most effective tools

Complex engineering systems are prone to budget slips, scheduling errors, and a variety of challenges that affect the final outcome.

These challenges are a sign of failure on the part of both management and technical, but can be overcome by integrating the roles into a cohesive unit focused on delivering a high-value product. Integrating Program Management with Systems Engineering provides a practical route to better performance for your organization as a whole.

Presenters:

Tolitha Lewis (LinkedIn profile)

Eric Rebentisch  (LinkedIn profile) author of Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering: Methods, Tools, and Organizational Systems for Improving Performance

David Maynard (LinkedIn profile) is a self proclaimed nerd, A BSEE an MBA, Ex NASA-JSC Engineer with a specialty in avionics and “glass” displays. As a lead engineer, principal engineer, engineering manager, and project manager he spent a long time at NASA managing a company dedicated to turning around troubled projects / programs and operations. Currently David teaches project management and PMP(r) courses at both Purdue University & Indiana University.

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Live Webinar May 24th, 2017 – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider: ProjectManagement.com / Gantthead (REP #2488)
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This is the closing Q&A webinar for March 2017 Book Club on How to Manage Complex Programs: High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams by Tom Kendrick

About the Book:

  • Projects require managers.
  • Programs require maestros.

Program manager — it’s one of the most challenging jobs you can have. Overseeing and coordinating multiple project teams and thousands of activities may seem a Herculean task, but it’s easier with the right tools in hand.

Successful program management begins with a good command of project management processes, but these are never sufficient.

Once a program exceeds a certain scale, project processes become unwieldy.

To see a program successfully through to completion, you must break the work down into simpler, smaller pieces and organize it into interdependent tasks.

Complete with diagrams, graphs, and real-life examples, How to Manage Complex Programs explains the ins and outs of program management and provides concrete and effective techniques for structuring deliverables, workflow, and staffing.

Learn to:

  • Decompose complex deliverables into manageable chunks
  • Develop coherent plans for component projects
  • Handle cross-project dependencies
  • Organize program staff and project leaders into a high-performing team
  • And more

Yes, program management is challenging. But with these proven strategies, it can also be highly rewarding–for you and for your organization.

Presenter: Tom Kendrick, PMP (LinkedIn profile), is Program Director for the University of California Berkeley Extension Project Management curriculum. He is author of Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project, The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right, and 101 Project Management Problems and How to Solve Them: Practical Advice for Handling Real-World Project Challenges.He regularly conducts classes and presentations on program, project, and risk management for conferences, associations, and universities. He also spent over 20 years with Hewlett Packard in its Project Management Initiative and has almost 40 years of worldwide PM experience, including work for Visa, DuPont, General Electric, and as an independent consultant.

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