Live Webinar – June 22nd, 2016 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  EDT
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 2 hours 2 PDU or  2 CDU 2 Category A – Free PDU

This two-hour webinar gets right to the point and covers the essential steps of a practical process for writing business use cases.

It is all based on industry best practices and employs IAG’s proven experience and techniques for practical requirements definition.

This webinar will explain what Business Use Cases are and how to document them.

Using the business case of an innovative iPhone application, the course will follow a simple seven-step process for writing Use Cases as well as provide strategies for dealing with the common challenges of defining them.

Participants will learn use-case documentation and modeling techniques using standard templates, worksheets and checklists.

It will provide Project Managers and Business Analysts with a clear understanding of what they need to know, and what they need to do, to easily identify and write the use cases they need for their next project.

Key content covered in the webinar:

  • Business Use Cases and Business Requirements
  • Use Cases, the Application Life Cycle, and the Project Management Process
  • The Components of a Use Case
  • The Different Forms of Use Cases
  • The Seven Steps to Writing a Business Use Case
  • Detailed Use Case Modeling
  • Tips for Eliciting Use Cases
  • Use Cases and Business Rules
  • Use Cases and User Stories in an Agile Approach
  • Next Steps – What do you do when you’re done?

Get specific answers to:

  • “Which comes first use cases or requirements? or What’s the difference between use cases and requirements?”
  • “What is the difference between a business and a system use case”
  • “How do you determine what the uses cases are for a system/project?”
  • “How many use cases do I need?”
  • “How detailed do the use cases need to be?”
  • “What questions should I ask to build a good use case?
  • “How many alternate flows do I need?”
  • “When do I know I’m done?
  • “What is the purpose of use case diagrams?”

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Writing A Business Use Case In 7 Steps

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Live Webinar June 21st, 2016 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
By: / Gantthead (REP #2488)
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It can be really daunting to estimate what & how many bricks you’ll need to build your project.

Sean will share a visual/ collaborative technique for decomposing the work that needs to be done and, then, a lean method for turning that work into the beginning of an estimate.

This is the fourth webinar in the How To Be A Project Delivery Hero series!

Be sure to watch the first three on demand: ( 1 Cat A PDU Ea)

Presenter: Sean Hull, (LinkedIn profile @shull), PMP, CSM has a 15+ year history of developing, planning and driving the delivery of business / technology evaluation, reengineering and implementation projects from cradle to done on a global scale.  Sean has an extensive track record of guiding process, systems and software transformations / implementations spans the transformation life cycle from opportunity assessment and business analysis at the strategic level to managing the implementations themselves.A native of Columbus, Ohio and holds a B.S. in International Relations from The Ohio State University – And yes, he’s a HUGE Buckeye fan.

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How To Be A Project Delivery Hero:
Bricks & Mortar

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Live Webinar June 21st, 2016 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
By: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

In this webinar Nick Lavingia will cover the four main topics that are key to succeeding in the energy industry.

This webinar is based on the 3-day course Excellence in Project Management for the Energy Industry offered by Colorado School of Mines. A preview of that course is shown in this video:

The webinar addresses management of limited and scarce capital resources for consistent World-Class Project Performance.  It begins with a Project Development & Execution Process and describes activities, deliverables and organization required to effectively manage these projects.

Presenter:  Nick Lavingia (LinkedIn profilehas over 35 years of Global Project Engineering, Management, Consulting and Training experience in the Energy industry. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical & Petroleum-Refining Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Economics & Management from the Colorado School of Mines. As a Project Manager and Project Management Consultant/Advisor at Chevron until 2013, he supported projects worth well over $ 100 billion. His experience includes projects in Oil & Gas Development, Oil Sands, Liquefied Natural Gas, Refining, Chemicals and Mining.

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Safe, Better, Cost Efficient & Faster Projects:
Excellence In Project Management
For The Energy Industry

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Live Webinar June 16th, 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011) Course ID: BAW1320
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Get more out of your requirements interviews and make better use of time for both you and your stakeholders with some simple, but highly effective techniques that will dramatically improve your interviewing skills.

This webinar will provide tips for business analysts on how to better facilitate interviews and elicit solid requirements.

The key to this process improvement is making sure you ask the right types of questions by appropriate preparation, sequencing and delivery.

Interviewing is the cornerstone of elicitation techniques, and when done properly will reveal the answers you need.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify the right stakeholders to interview and what you need to know
  • Create a requirements questionnaire and prepare to ask the right types of questions
  • How to properly engage the stakeholder and build a relationship
  • Capture stakeholder responses
  • Plan for follow-up and maintain the relationship
  • Review lessons learned to improve for your next interview

Presenter: Terrell Smith (LinkedIn profile), MPA, PMP, CBAP  With over 25 years of experience in a wide range of project management and business analysis assignments, he brings concepts to life in a practical and easy to apply manner. Terrell has assisted clients in the development of project management methodologies, risk assessments, quality management, agile methods, problem solving, rescuing troubled projects, implementing business analysis best practices, and team building.

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The Art of the Interview:
How to Improve Your
Business Analysis Interviewing Skills

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Live Webinar – June 15th, 2016 8:00 am – 9:00 am EDT
Live Webinar – June 15th, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM BT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
Sponsored by:APM a division of  APMG International

Agile is a key trend. Demand for Agile approaches for all sorts of projects and initiatives has never been higher.  A myth commonly attributed to Agile is that it’s only suitable for software and IT.

In this webinar renowned agile expert Melanie Franklin, co- chair of the Change Management Institute UK and author of Communicating Change: How to control your own change initiative; will explain how the AgilePM approach can be used for marketing, business development, new products and services, restructurings and transformations.

Melanie has a lot of experience in using the AgilePM lifecycle, products and roles as the basis for an Agile approach to project, programme and change management.

Melanie will also highlight AgilePM training & certification. Developed by APMG & DSDM Consortium and launched in late 2010, over 35,000 AgilePM exams have been sat.

Presenter: Melanie Franklin, (LinkedIn profile, @AgileMelanie) has a track record of excellence in project, programme and portfolio planning & delivery. She has set up and run the project management capability for several major corporates and has been responsible for the successful delivery of global transformational change programmes for over twenty years. Co-chair of the Change Management Institute in the UK, Melanie is a ‘Master’ level change practitioner and author of many books on change and project management including Managing Business Transformation: A Practical Guide and Agile Change Management: A Practical Framework for Successful Change Planning and Implementation

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

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 5.2 Define Scope
  • 6.5 Develop Schedule

As a Category B ‘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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Not Just For Software & IT Projects

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Live Webinar – June 8th, 2016 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Offered by MPUG WebnLearn ( REP 1369 )
Duration 1 hour + Q & A 1 PDU / 1 CDU
Mpug Member Free – Members only event

With the move to the cloud, Project Managers are being assigned to multiple projects with varying timelines, customers, demands and success criteria.

In this session, Govind will focus on the things you can do to plan and manage multiple assignments.

Learn how to use such tools as checklists, project plans, communication strategies, and soft skills to keep your projects on time, in scope and under budget while achieving great customer satisfaction!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the key success criteria needed to manage one or more projects;
  2. Understand the benefits of key tools to help you manage your projects;
  3. Discuss communication and reporting strategies to keep your projects on-track, in scope, and under budget.

Presenter: Govind Agarwal (LinkedIn profile) is a Senior Program Manager with MS  for the last 10 years in various products and services. Agarwal earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Utkal University in India and started his career in TCS, India. He previously worked for Deloitte Consulting and has five years experience in the field, focusing on west coast public sector customers, as well as Cloud services, CRM and IT Transformation.

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MPUG Membership includes:

  1. MPUG’s Project Server and SharePoint certificated courses available to members
  2. Over 30 other virtual PDU events per year
  3. You can network with other MPUG (Microsoft Project Users Group) members at in person meetings and events.
  4. Work with Microsoft MVPs in MS Project Project Server & SharePoint
  5. And so much more …

Seriously consider joining MPUG if you work with SharePoint or Project & earn all the PDUs you will need as a member of MPUG!

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Project Juggling 101:
How To Successfully Manage Multiple Projects
At The Same Time!

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