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Live Webinar May 24th, 2017 – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT
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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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Live Webinar May 16th, 2017 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider:  Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute
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In this webinar Jamal Moustafaev will show you a variety of different ways that you can score and prioritize your projects.

Jamal Moustafaev, MBA, PMP – (LinkedIn profile) president and founder of Thinktank Consulting, is an internationally acclaimed expert and speaker in the areas of project/portfolio management, scope definition, process improvement and corporate training. Jamal has more than 15 years of experience in management and troubled project recovery of large enterprise, IT and software development projects in banking, finance, retail, e-commerce, oil and gas, software and many other industries.

Jamal has authored two books – Delivering Exceptional Project Results: A Practical Guide to Project Selection, Scoping, Estimation and Management and  Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects

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Project & Program Turnaround

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Live Webinar May 10th, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EDT
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This is the “Closing Q&A Webinar” for the February Book Club on Project and Program Turnaround (Best Practices and Advances in Program Management) by Thomas (Tom) Pavelko (LinkedIn profile)

About the Book:

The U.S. economy thrives on the development of new products, new systems, and new processes. Usually, these advances start as a flash of inspiration by highly creative individuals. It is complex and difficult to go from initial inspiration to a final product, process, or system.

So .. It is not surprising that approximately one out of every four development programs fails.

A development program or project in trouble is distinct from a program encountering typical development difficulties. Such a program or project can appear to be in free fall.

This book identifies the essential fundamentals for executing a program or project turnaround effectively. These fundamentals include:

  • Clearly identifying the next critical accomplishment needed for success
  • Assigning responsibility for each program task to one person
  • Capitalizing on colocation and face-to-face communication
  • Recruiting problem solvers
  • Wining commitment from team members
  • Using team accomplishments to propel high team morale

The guidance provided in this book is applicable to all program or project genres, including manufacturing, nonprofit work, education, medicine, investment management, and municipal management.

Software has become a great part of both providing product functionality and assisting with managing product development. A special chapter devoted to software development dispels common misconceptions and provides guidance for turning around this special type of project or program.

This book is a highly valuable source of insight for a wide range of readers, including management professionals, business students, and executive managers. Every member of a product or project development team will find its recommendations to be of high value.

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Live Webinar March 8th, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: American Management Association (REP 1294)

Setting Your Program Up for Success

The skills needed for program management can differ significantly from those needed for project management.

Program management is about maximizing the benefits realized with constrained resources in a changing environment; project management is focused on the efficient creation of a defined deliverable.

In this session will address some of the differences between the skillsets, and will identify three of the most essential, while successfully balancing the four inter-related management skills needed for successful program management: project, program, portfolio, and operations.

In this webcast, you will discover the tools to initiate a program successfully in a manner that will enable benefits establishment, realization management, and analysis prior to and during execution.

Lisa Wolf will show you how to set realistic objectives and performance measures. The three key tools for program success we will discuss in this webcast are:

Learn:

  • Creating a program roadmap
  • Identifying what is needed for organizational strategy and program alignment
  • Creating an environmental assessment

These skills are only three key tools for program success, to be used within an entire program lifecycle, but can serve as a foundation for success.

The use of these tools will vary based on the type and complexity of the program; effective and strategic program management can often depend on how well these foundational elements are executed to ensure appropriate program definition, benefits delivery, and closure.

We encourage you to register even if you are unable to attend live; you’ll receive replay information following the event.

Presenter: Lisa Wolf PMP, (LinkedIn profile) is an Adjunct Professor University of Maryland, Keynote speaker/trainer of EVPM and PM Topics,  VP Communication College of Performance Management, and the EVM Focal Point of a major U.S. Government defense contractor and global consulting firm. Lisa is responsible for ensuring that the EVM Control System Description, Purchasing Policy Manual, concomitant SOPs, and project executions are in compliance with the latest standards and requirements. Lisa is a frequent speaker and the the  co-lead of the Contracts Working Group with the National Defense Industrial Association Integrated Program Management Division Contracts Working Group.

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Project & Program Turnaround

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Live Webinar January 25th, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EST
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Unfortunately, about one out of four development programs fail. Sixty-five percent of those that survive do not achieve all their goals.

A development program or project in trouble is distinct from a program encountering typical development difficulties.

Each day its performance seems to be worse, even when team members do not think it possible. A program or project with this problem can appear to be in free fall.

Thomas (Tom) Pavelko (LinkedIn profile) spent many years at a major aerospace company leading the successful recovery of important development programs.

Tom experienced firsthand what causes programs to stop achieving performance, cost, schedule, and quality commitments.

He refined ways to evaluate these programs, reorganize them to achieve their commitments and resurrect the morale of the team. Tom strives to lead these teams to enter a high state of productivity that he refers to as being “on step”.

In this webinar Tom will pull from the concepts of his new book, Project and Program Turnaround (Best Practices and Advances in Program Management).

Walk away being able to identify the essential fundamentals to execute a program turnaround effectively.

These include:

  • Identifying the critical accomplishment that must be achieved next,
  • Assigning each program responsibility to one person,
  • Capitalizing on colocation and face-to-face communication,
  • Recruiting problem solvers,
  • Establishing team member commitments,
  • Using team accomplishments to propel high team morale
  • And more …

These are necessary to get the program team on step and successful.

The guidance provided in this session is applicable to all program or project genres, including nonprofit work, education, medicine, investment management, municipal management, construction and more.

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Live Webinar Octomer 19th, 2016 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
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In today’s program management environment, a clear understanding of roles, responsibilities, tools, techniques and best practices is  absolutely essential for a successful transition from project management to program management.

What’s your current position?

  1. Are you a project manager and ready for the next level?
    • Then your next step is program management.
    • But what’s necessary for a successful transition?
  2. Are you a program manager?
    • What’s necessary to ensure the success of your program?
    • What are the best practices of the top 1% of program managers?
  3. Are you a portfolio manager?
    • What’s your role in program management strategy?
    • Where is your influence  absolutely essential?

Here’s a hint, Governance.

This presentation will focus on program management while exploring the corresponding project/portfolio management essentials and dynamics necessary for collaboration and organizational success.

Presenter: Ruffin Veal III PMP (LinkedIn profilePrincipal Ruffin Veal and Associates, Inc, is an IT & PM professional whose career spans multiple industries including manufacturing, banking, retail and government. An author, speaker and trainer whose industry related articles can be seen in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Virtual Library as well as in national and international publications. Ruffin holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and an M.S. degree in Project Management. Make sure to check out Ruffin’s ProjectTalk blog.

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