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Live Webinar April 24th – 1:00 am – 12:00 pm  EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – $15 USD
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

Each module in the series can be taken individually.

Many people are project managers but few exhibit project leadership skills. Project leadership is one of the dimensions that differentiates effective project managers from non-effective project managers. Being a leader requires more than managing the mechanics of a project. Effective leaders work collaboratively across organizations.

  • Do you participate collaboratively to generate creative solutions?
  • Do you seek alliances and partnerships?
  • Do you know how to respectfully ask for and use the support and talents of others?
  • Do you make a conscious effort to understand the business of your organization, rather than just be an expert in your technical area? Do you see yourself as a hub within a network, which is your organization?

Attend this 1 hour presentation to learn how improving your project leadership is a journey of continuous improvement and starts with self assessment. Discover tips for improvement in one aspect of project leadership – collaboration.

In this 1 hour in-depth webinar participants learn:

  • Differences between project leadership and project management
  • How to assess your project leadership skills in the area of team focus and support**
  • Practical tips for:
    • Fostering collaboration
    • Collaboratively generating creative solutions
    • Leading collaboratively
    • Collaborating in a virtual environment

Solutions Cube Group webinars are presented by experienced staff members and partners who have over 30 years of experience managing projects and developing and running facilitated project meetings and delivering project management training courses.

Who Should Attend This Webinar:

  • General Managers,  Project Managers, Program Managers,Portfolio Managers
  • Project Leads, Team Members
  • Business Stakeholders , Business Leads, Facilitators

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Effective PPM Change Management

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Live Webinar – April 24th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EDT
Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category C 1 PDU- Free PDU

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) initiatives are expected to provide significant benefit to multiple roles within an organization.

Intuitively, most staff can understand the potential value in the organization, process and technology changes involved with a PPM initiative. However, the lack of change management practices through a PPM initiative’s implementation is one of the most common reasons for their failure. Symptoms of this issue can include poor executive commitment, resistance or political pressure from functional management and compliance issues with project teams.

Eclipse will review common misconceptions about PPM initiative implementations, provide some guiding principles for successful change and detail the steps and key communication messages necessary to gain buy-in from executive and functional management as well as from project teams.

This webinar will also provide tips that can be incorporated into the initiation and planning of your PPM initiative to increase your odds of success.

Who should attend this webinar?
C-Level Management, IT Directors and Managers or Directors of PMOs

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: Planning, Monitoring & Controlling

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

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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Practical Project Risk Management

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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’

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Live Webinar – April 25th 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

Agile project management can bring significant value to an organization’s software projects. But it can also bring a great deal of misunderstanding and confusion for upper level managers used to the governance stage gates of Waterfall.

How do you position Agile to upper level managers when they are looking for the certainty of dates and dollars:

  • When is it going to be done?
  • How much is it going to cost?

This presentation suggests ways of identifying that combination of scope, schedule, and cost that allows the team to deliver the benefits of Agile while still providing managers with the reliable estimates they want.

Presenter: Dave Caccamo PMP, (LinkedIn profile) has three decades of experience in engineering, economics and project management. With a BSc from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters of Economics from North Carolina State University, Dave has demonstrated time and again his ability to make complex business and engineering concepts understandable to executives, managers and technicians through his fundamental modeling of subject matter.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning Executing

Knowledge Areas: 5 – Scope 6 – Time 10 – Communications

  • 5.2 Define Scope
  • 6.2 Define Activities
  • 6.6 Develop Schedule
  • 6.7 Control Schedule
  • 7.2 Estimate Costs
  • 7.3 Determine Budget
  • 7.4 Control Costs

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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Project Manager Success Summit Day 3

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Project Manager Success Summit

Live 3 day Free Conference – April 25th, 26th & 27th, 2014 Presented by: Michael Charles, PMP / PM Leadership Coach EARN Up to 19 PDUs Credits: Category B 19 PDU – Free PDUs

Below are the session and speaker information for: April 26th Day 3 of the Summit.

PDU Of The Day  Featured Day 1 – April 25th, speaker presentations on our site Monday April 7th PDU Of The Day  Featured Day 2 – April 26th speaker presentations on our site Monday April 9th

The summit is a 3-day VALUE-PACKED event where the world’s top project management and leadership experts, trainers, coaches and thought leaders are brought together to share insights, practical tips and strategies to help you become a more effective and successful leader in order to achieve better, quality results through your team.

Sixteen (16) interviews/presentations spread out over 3 consecutive days all meant to empower you to lead effectively.  There will also be THREE(3) ADDITIONAL BONUS PRESENTATIONS for your growth and enjoyment.

That’s a total of 19 interviews /presentations.

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Once you register, you will be given access to the session schedule and speaker’s swag.

NOTE:  Sessions are available during a 24 hour period free – Recordings can be purchased after the event.

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Day 3 – Sunday, April 27th

Speakers and Presentations

Frank P. Saladis

Frank P. Saladis PMP

FRANK P. SALADIS (LinkedIn profile) is a respected author, keynote speaker, and senior consultant for the International Institute for Learning Inc. (IIL).  Frank is also the originator of International Project Management Day, a day of recognition for project managers held during November each year.

Frank is the author of numerous highly regarded Books within the Project Management community and a popular series of articles entitled “Positive Leadership in Project Management”  He was awarded the 2006 Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award by PMI®. He is a past president of the PMI® New York City Chapter and was the Chair of the PMI Education and Training Specific Interest Group (EdSIG) through 2008.

Frank also has a creative side – He wrote and often performs the project management classic – Take a listen to “The Project Management Blues

Positive Leadership in Project Management

When a person is assigned as a project manager, he or she is placed in a leadership position, regardless of size and complexity of the project. The project manager then assumes both leadership and management responsibilities. There are many theories and suggestions about what a successful leader is and there will probably always be some debate about what qualities truly make an effective leader. Positive leadership, I believe is one of the key success criteria. Leaders who display enthusiasm, some emotion, a willingness to take risks and accept the occasional mistake as a learning experience and who take the time to recognize and acknowledge the work of their teams are displaying positive leadership. Positive leaders create WOW teams and produce WOW projects and emphasize professionalism, and excellence in execution and delivery.

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Reggie Hammond

Reggie Hammond MBA

Reggie Hammond (LinkedIn profile) has committed his professional career to delivering business critical initiatives for the individuals and organizations he has engaged. As Managing Partner for Your Crescendo, Reggie provides coaching and sessions to help individuals and organizations create purpose, awareness and impactful living within their organizations.

Reggie passionately pursues his purpose to help others discover and actively impact the world through living their purpose. As a part of that purpose Reggie is a strong supporter of “Create Your Dreams” youth development program in the Atlanta area that promotes education and hard work, helping students to break the cycle of generational poverty and create a brighter future for themselves.  Reggie encourages you to look at Supporting his great cause.

Successful Project Delivery Through Purpose and Engagement

Projects fail more often than we care to admit.  How frequently varies by the study, but few argue that number is significant and opportunistic – unless you’re referring to their projects.  It’s been estimated that $12 trillion dollars a year is spent on projects a year.  That’s about a fifth of the world’s GDP.  The question is why do they fail.  This has been studied substantially as well.  The common element these studies highlight are people factors.  This, you can likely relate to your project. Think about the people on your project.  How many of them are fully engaged?  How many bring their full presence to the tasks.  How many are there to check off their tasks on the workplan and collect their checks at the pay period?  Our discussion will explore how engagement and purpose drives successful project delivery.  And how you can drive engagement on your project to raise the likelihood success.

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Irene Becker

Irene Becker (LinkedIn profile @JustCoachIt) Irene is a C-Suite Leadership Coach who focuses on  Transformational Leadership with her 3Q Edge IQ – EQ and SQ  —- IQ (Intelligence Quotient)To enhance focus, ideation, ability to learn-relearn – EQ (Emotional Quotient) To improve emotional intelligence, communication, engagement & resiliency – And SQ  (Social / Spiritual Quotient) to build purpose, values alignment, leadership.

As CEO of a successful multi-million dollar company, and the accoutrements of success she had taken for granted, Irene faced a life crisis that forced to to rely upon her values.  She came to learn that the “greatest power we hold is not in what we have, but in who we truly are when we choose to ignite, engage and unleash the leader or hero within. Our greatest power lies in our ability to use what is to create what can be in our self, our lives, our relationships, our leadership and our work.”

Irene founded Just Coach IT to help organizations understand the importance of all three Q’s for success.  Read the articles on her Blog and learn more about the 3 Q’s at Will YOU Make The Critical Shift Forward? 

Learn more about how Irene Turns Conflict around – Read the “Archived Twitter Chats” with Irene including “#IBMswchat From Conflict To Connection: Using Conflict To Build Engagement/Rapport“, “Conflict Resolution with Irene Becker #pmchat 7 June 2013” and “Questions & Answers Conflict Resolution with Irene Becker Part 2 #pmchat 14 June 2013“.

Achieving Project Success Through 3Q Leadership

3Q Leadership is a methodology that is unique. It helps clients optimize strengths and USE challenges, stressors and failures to succeed.  In this session, you will learn

  1. The seven ways to TURN CONFLICT AROUND
  2. STEPS that will help you achieve, reach, resonance and results with internal and external stakeholders,
  3. Recognize when and how to adjust your communication style,
  4. Develop reach, resonance and results across social, digital and cross generational boundaries!

Stop being a volunteer fireman/firewoman. Your job as a project managers is not just to plan your work and put out fires.  Tune into this session and start using fires to empower, engage and develop the communication, collaboration and results that drive project success.

 

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Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart (Linkedin Profile, @JimPStewart) With over 20 years experience in IT, Jim has managed numerous multi-million dollar international infrastructure and software development programs. As principal of JPStewart Associates since 2003, Jim is engaged in multiple endeavors including consulting, training and mentoring. A Project Management Professional since 2001, he has trained hundreds of PMP’s via both virtual and on-site sessions. He also provides on-site training to corporations in Risk and Project Management basics.  Check out Jims Blog The Useful PM.

The Use of Assessments in Gauging Project Maturity

Studies show that a significant number of projects either fail outright or don’t meet all of their objectives. This is not due to a failure of project management as a discipline. It’s due largely to a failure to correctly engage the tools and techniques of project management. Sometimes this happens at the grass roots level but as often as not, these processes are not well understood at the senior management level.  There are various maturity models that speak to how well a company runs its projects from the ad hoc “chaos” level up to the fully optimized level. And the problem is that too many companies run at or near the ad hoc level, endlessly churning and repeating the same mistakes. In this talk I’ll discuss a model of project maturity and how the bar can be raised by using assessments to gauge both project manager maturity and the healthiness of your projects.

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Dev Ramcharan

Dev Ramcharan

Dev Ramcharan (LinkedIn profile) has focused on implementing effective, multi-level Project Management Office organizations in both Private and Public Sectors for the last 20 years. Dev has spoken internationally at PMI sponsored events (Cairo, Egypt, at two P2P (Projects to the Point) conferences, and presented “Transforming your PMO into a Centre of Excellence” at the PMI Global Conference in Washington, DC.

Building a Career as a Project Management Professional

The presentation/interview is focused on an area of vital interest to project management practitioners, i.e.,  charting and managing a career path in project management. In our conversation we will cover  all the stages of a career in our profession: entry level, mid-career, and late stage practice, including a brief summary of effectiveness in consulting. Guidance is also provided on an overall approach to developing a career management plan. We will share with you FREE of charge a tool that will help you evaluate job opportunities and devise a career plan to become more successful as a project management practitioner.

A PDU Opportunity With Dev & PMI Government CoP 
Optimize your Career as a PM In Government (Cat A)

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Peter de Jagger

Peter De Jager

Peter de Jager (LinkedIn profile  @pdejager)  is a very highly respected keynote speaker/writer/consultant on the issues relating to managing change of all shapes and sizes in all types of organizations. He has published hundreds of articles on Problem Solving, Creativity and Change Management – to the impact of technology on areas such as Privacy, Security and Business Issues appearing in publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist and Scientific American.

Peter is best known to IT audiences for his efforts to create responsible awareness of the Y2K issue – For which he received several awards from IT associations and Govt. Agencies.  He has also written several regular columns and presented sessions to world class organizations.

Peter has spoken in over 35 countries recognized worldwide as an exciting, humorous, provocative and engaging speaker.

Peter’s Kindle publications include A Pocket Full Of Change about Organizational ChangeSo? You’re a Manager… Now What?, and Truth Picks Vol I. A Truth Pick is a short, pointed commentary on a popular quote – For Peter these “Truth Picks” was a personal morning meditation he was publishing – which  blossomed until several thousand people were reading them on a daily basis.

Peters presentations and workshops are highly interactive, fun, irreverent to mistaken ideas and most distinctively – provocative. He entices the audience, by demonstrating conflicts between their stated beliefs and behaviors, to think differently about what they thought they knew. You can read much of his work in the publications section of www.technobility.com and view his videos at Vimeo.com/technobility.

The Mythical Man Month

In 1975, Frederick P. Brooks Jr. published “The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering”, a collection of insightful observations on how large computer projects fail, flounder and sometimes even succeed. Close to 40 years later, the Mythical man-month is still as relevant as it ever was – if not as well known and as well read as it should be by project managers in all fields of endeavour.

**NOTE** This session is presented by Peter de Jager with the express permission of the author. Peter will focus on the key idea in the book. That throwing extra resources at a late project, will just make it later. He’ll address why this is so, what we might do about it, and even why we continue – 30+ years later – to fall into the thought trap that 10 people can dig a hole 10 times faster than one person. The Presentation will, of course, include other concepts in the book, but the core of the presentation will focus on Brooks’ Law – why it’s true, why it matters, and what it means to the success and failure of your next project.

For “More Great Learning Opportunities”
View Over 60 Hours of Webinar Sessions by Peter deJager

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Live Webinar – April 17th 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

In this webinar, we will share with you the patterns that capture the essence of agile maturity those that will help you recognize, guide, and achieve your own breakthroughs.

ITMPI has presented this session – If you missed it this would be a great time to catch it :)

Too many agile teams have hit the wall in their performance. Often they think that a few classes, a tools’ purchase, and perhaps a certification or two were all they needed to achieve maturity and high performance.

However, it remains elusive to them. An oft repeated pattern is teams’ sort of going through the motions.

Yes, they’re agile. Yes, they’re iterating and inspecting & adapting. But their results are lagging and they continue to hit regular speed bumps.

In fact, quite often this pattern results in regression as teams’ lose sight of their original goals and core behaviors for successfully executing agility. Clearly nothing can be more frustrating for the teams and their organization—as they fall back to more comfortable patterns.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Bob Galen has coached and been a part of mature agile teams that have pushed through the agile sound barrier and achieved the true promises of agility.

He’ll share patterns that capture this essence of agile maturity—those that will help you recognize, guide, and achieve your own breakthroughs.

Presenter: Robert “Bob” Galen (LinkedIn profile) is the President and Principal Consultant of RGCG, L.L.C and author of SCRUM Product Ownership – Balancing Value From the Inside Out. Bob has held director, manager and contributor level positions in both software development and quality assurance organizations.  He has over 25 years of experience working across a wide variety of software technology and product domains.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • 9.2 Acquire Project Team
  • 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”

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