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Live Webinar October 7th, 2014 – 8:00 am – 9:00 am EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: Pharmaceutical CoP (REP #S012)

This webinar focuses on case studies that achieve “Positive Impact” by applying Project Management Techniques

Topics include:

  • Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • The Price of Fear – $1 Million / Day
  • Efficiency Enhancing Collaboration on Clinical Trials
  • Project Management in Pharma Survey Results
  • Project Management Structure in Pharmaceutical Development at Merial
  • Alliance Risk Management – A lifecycle approach

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

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Lessons Learned Basics

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Live Webinar October 8th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour  Credits: 1 PDU Category B  – Free PDU
Presented By: PROJECTinsight (Metafuse Inc)
In Cooperation With: Core Performance Concepts (Rep #1399)

Note: Please record this as a Category B Presentation – You will receive a Category B certificate from PROJECTInsight

Many of us understand that we should capture lessons learned, but how many are actually capturing them.

This webinar looks at the importance of capturing lessons learned and discusses how capturing and using prior lessons learned can improve the efficiency of your future project teams.

Objectives:

  • Define the purpose of capturing lessons learned
  • Identify key information to capture in lessons learned documents
  • Quantify the value of lessons learned to your organization

Who should attend:

  • Project managers, Portfolio managers,
  • Project team members, Project Leads,
  • Project sponsors & function/business unit managers,
  • Subject Matter Experts, Business Analysts, Scheduling Specialists and ….
  • Other business stakeholders.

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Resource Capacity Management

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Live Webinar – October 7th, 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

Organization structures in most companies today make resource management a daunting task. A lack of visibility into resource allocation and capacity, consistent prioritization and validation of actual work versus planned, contribute to this challenge.

Over 50% of IT organizations surveyed use their “best guess” when determining what capacity IT has to perform projects in a given period.

This webinar presents the fundamentals for creating and implementing a Resource Management Model using people, process and technology. A Resource Management Model is a set of processes that provide visibility, decision support and structure to effectively manage people in an organization.

Allocating resources based on availability and fit, supported by standard processes, will improve the success and predictability of projects across your organization.

Who should attend this webinar?

COO’s, CIOs, Department VPs and Managers, PMs, Resource 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: Executing

Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • 9.2 Acquire 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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Live Webinar October 6th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI New Practitioner CoP (REP #S036)
Sponsor Actions Critical to Project Success and Things Sponsors Should Not Do

Projects can be significantly supported or harmed through actions of management.

There are key actions project sponsors must take to support projects at startup and during project performance and many of
these do not take significant time or effort.

There are also things management should not do as a number of actions can harm project efforts.

This seminar is an excerpt from a longer workshop on this topic and is based on decades of industry experience.

Attendees will learn:

  • Key actions management can take to support project success
  • Management actions and behaviors to avoid that often harm projects
  • How to communicate and work with project teams
  • How to detect if a project is heading into trouble
  • How to use a “Sponsors Checklist” during different phases of a project

A project sponsor checklist is provided to implement the ideas presented and time for Q&A is included.

Presenter: Mark Waldof  (LinkedIn profile) has over 40 years of industry experience in systems engineering, project and program management, systems design, and process development. Mark has worked to develop and implement organization assessments, processes, training courses and related infrastructure in both technical and management areas providing services to a wide range of large Fortune 50 and 500 corporations, government agencies, academic institutions, non-profits.

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

Click to register for What Every Project Sponsor Needs To Know to Make Projects Successful

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Live Webinar October 2nd, 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)

In this webinar Dr. Thomas Juli (LinkedIn profile) PMP, CSM Trainer/Consultant for  IIL introduces a simple, yet very pragmatic approach to structure, plan and set-up a project in a matrix organization with strong line management and a weak project culture.

Thomas explains the need and value for developing a compelling project motivation, vision and objectives.

He outlines how to engage stakeholders in building a work package structure, outlining a project organization, implementing an early warning system for plan deviations, establishing risk analysis and management.

Last but not least, he elaborates on how to cultivate continuous learning in a matrix organization.

Click to register for Surving in a Matrix: Simple Techniques for Effective Project Management in a Matrix Organization

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ITMPI Membership

Premium Memberships are only $199 USD per year
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Live Webinar – September 30th 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

Each month Chris Knotts (LinkedIn profile) picks a valuable, substantive business book we think will benefit you as a professional.

Some are new; some are classics. Either way, we do the reading, and then use one of our free web seminars to deliver a one-hour “book report.”

This month’s book pick is The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, George Spafford, and Kevin Behr.

This best-selling novel about IT Operations in a fictional Fortune manufacturing/retail company came out last year, and is a business fable that everyone involved in technology projects or operations should read.

Enterprise tech visionary Gene Kim (LinkedIn profile), along with longtime IT Manager Kevin Behr (LinkedIn profile) and Gartner Research Director George Spafford (Linkedin profile, Gartner bio) have written a compelling and illuminating book about the longtime pain points experienced by people in IT and what they can begin to do about it.

Bottlenecks, choke points, legacy systems, cumbersome security policies, overworked SysAdmins, developers who don’t save any testing time for Operations…these are perennial difficulties that will sound familiar to anyone who has ever had to deploy code that hasn’t been managed well across the organization.

Join Chris for this one-hour review of The Phoenix Project to learn how Bill, a frustrated but savvy IT Manager copes with these challenges and more.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 4.4 Monitor and Control Project Work
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 6.2 Define Activities

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’

 

Click to register for The Phoenix Project: A Business Book Report About IT, DevOps, & Helping Your Business Win