Effective PPM Change Management

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Live Webinar – September 25th, 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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Live Webinar September 24th, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Course ID: MDW1298a

What makes you great as an individual contributor doesn’t always translate to being a great manager or team leader.

There is a vast difference between getting the work done on your own and getting it done through other people.

A management role calls for new ways of thinking and a new set of skills. While some managers do receive initial training, others are given little or no support, and despite the best of intentions, mistakes are made.

But what if you had your own group of advisors who could help you avoid some of the pitfalls of managing people?

In this webinar you will learn 10 valuable pieces of advice from managers who have already gone through their own “trial by fire.”

These are the 10 things they wished they knew when they first became a manager and what they want you to know now. Consider this webinar your own personal advisory board!

About the Presenter: Casey Mitchell, (LinkedIn profile) is Founder and Principal of Waybridge Associates, Inc.   Casey’s primary focus is on management learning and development and working with new managers who want to make a successful transition into move into leadership roles. Prior to founding Waybridge Associates, Casey was human resource development manager at Marshalls Department Stores.

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Practical Project Risk Management

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Live Webinar – September 23rd, 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

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 – September 18th, 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

During the project intake process all projects are considered critical, all others never get approved. So how do you decide which “critical” projects are most critical?

These decisions are typically made politically, emotionally or without consistency.

The Impact:

  • Poor resource utilization
  • Frustrated resources
  • Projects not aligned with strategic objectives
  • Higher risk and lower ROI

Solution Q invites you to attend a webinar demonstrating a balanced approach to prioritizing initiatives. Projects affect many aspects of your business; all factors should be considered when taking on a new project. Learn the prioritization secrets of successful companies using a Project Portfolio Management mentality.

The Result:

  • Decreased risk
  • Higher ROI
  • Optimized resource utilization
  • Maximum aggregate value of projects

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: 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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Live Webinar Sept 16th, 2014 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI INPD CoP (REP #S011)

It’s a Success! Says Who?
The Marriage between Product Development & Project Management

  • When and how do you REALLY know a project is a success?
  • What is needed to improve success?
  • How can project managers better influence the success of projects?

In this talk, Tom Carbone will challenge our ideas about project success concepts.

Tom will examine the dimensions of success measurement and reported success factors. He will provide ideas about planning for success through what he terms “the marriage of project management and product management.”

Attendees will be provided with Tom’s Success Measure Discussion Board, a communication tool to visualize success dimensions for projects. Attendees will gain a broader perspective on success dimensions along with techniques they can use with sponsors and their team members to discuss success planning.

Presenter: Thomas Carbone (PhD, PMP, SSBB) has over 20 years of international project management experience including a global PMO deployment and speaks to audiences  on topics in project management, execution, risk management, operational excellence, new product development, lean, and Six Sigma.  His informative, interactive, and engaging presentations at numerous global conferences and society chapter meetings have been highly praised and regarded.

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

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Five Project Success Factors

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Live Webinar Sept 18th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU/CDU Category A – Free PDU/CDU
Presented by: Versatile Project Management Company (REP 1524)

Do You Know the 5 Project Success Factors?

Get the practical approach to effective project management with best-selling author Eric Verzuh (LinkedIn profile).

Break through the jargon and understand what makes projects work!
Who do you know that needs to understand the power of project management?

Projects are inherently challenging – every one of them is different and we don’t get a second chance to do it right!

The project management discipline offers the answers – but it can often seem too complex or cumbersome.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • Five success factors that apply to every project
  • The biggest threat to bringing your project in on time, on budget, with high quality
  • An easy way to clearly describe project management to colleagues, customers and management.

Walk away knowing how your current project stands up to 5 proven success factors.

Check out Eric Verzuh’s books:

Eric knows how to make project management make sense to everyone.

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