Business Analysis For Big Data

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Live Webinar March 5th, 2015 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

What Skills Do You Bring To The Table?

Business Analysis for Business Intelligence is a somewhat orphan discipline.

Many IT analysts believe the classical analysis and development methods will do whereas the customer i.e. the finance, marketing, operations, and general manager to name a few, often readjusts the brief as the development is under way. They do this claiming “Now I see the possibilities I can really define my requirements”.

In this session Bert Brijs will present a case for considering Big Data business analysis and project management as special disciplines.

Business Analysis for Business Intelligence is the first attempt ever to match the business intelligence analysis track with the strategy process the organization manages (or sometimes undergoes).

Only by synchronizing the analysis with the strategy process can we avoid costly rework, disappointed customers and frustrated developers!

When you discover Bert – Check out his site BA4BI  and the “New Stuff” section in his book – you will find additional material which is also published in IT Performance Improvement

Presenter:  Bert Brijs (LinkedIn profile) Senior BI Consultant, Lingua Franca bvba & Lingua Franca B.V, and is the author of the highly regarded book Business Analysis for Business Intelligence & the Business Analysis for Business Intelligence Blog: BA4BIBlog.

With expertise in PRINCE2 project management, CRM Projects, Business Intelligence projects, Branding strategies, Balanced Scorecard implementations, Knowledge Modelling and e-learning application management, BI, CRM & KM Enterprise Architecture, Data Mining strategies, Functional Analysis, Data Modeling, Data Quality Management, Master Data Management, Datawarehouse architectures – Bert is certainly the expert to get to know for your BI Projects!

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Online Webinar
Presenter: Change Management Learning Center (PROSCI)
Duration:1 hour 12 minutes -  1 Category C PDU -  Free PDU

Prosci specializes in change management processes.  With a strong developed expertise in change management processes they produce high quality informative presentations and seminars

What Does It Mean To Do
Change Management Well?

This webinar will tell you!  There are seven critical project success factors.

This webinar explores the seven critical factors to project success that lead to adoption and usage, as found in the latest benchmarking report:

  1. Sponsorship
  2. Communications
  3. Middle Management Engagement
  4. Employee Engagement
  5. Change Management Approach
  6. Change Management Resources
  7. Integrating with PM

How aligned is your project with them?

Each of these factors plays a role in adoption and usage. Is there an easy way to put a handle on these factors for repeatable use and success in my projects?

Absolutely, using the eBest Practices Audit.

Note: You will have to sign in to the Prosci Portal to take this opportunity You may have to register first (free).

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details
Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 10 – Communications

  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 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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Are You A Great Change Manager?

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Online Webinar  -Recorded 4th Quarter 2014
Presenter:   ChangeFirst
Duration: 46 Minutes – .75 Category C PDU – Free PDU

Change First  specializes in training organisations to Make Change Stick. With a strong developed expertise in change management processes and training,  ChangeFirst produces informative presentations and leads change with an effective mix of face-to-face workshops, webinars, web-based applications and e-learning options.

Are Your Change Management Plans Viable?

In this presentation Audra covers many of these change management topics and more:

  • A Vision – What will change look like?
  • Visibility – Issues regarding the Visibility of the change management effort.
  • Influence – A Plan for Inclusion
  • Involvement – Ensuring / Encompassing All Levels Of Management and staff in the organisation.
  • A Plan to deal with Engagement / Avoidance
  • Recognition and Reward Plans
  • Role Modeling Opportunities – Highly Engaged Teams
  • An Acceptance plan – Is it possible?

This 45 minute presentation is “Jam-Packed” with information that allows you to reflect on the qualities of a “Great Change Management Program” and what you need to be a great change manager and succeed!

Presenter:  Audra Proctor (LinkedIn profile) Director & Head of Learning at ChangeFirst Ltd., helps leaders in global organisations develop their change capabilities and performance to execute business critical initiatives. With over 20 years  international change management experience, her work involves managing global relationships with clients looking to build their change internal maturity.  Audra also leads the on-going research and development of the ChangeFirst Intellectual Property and proprietary change methodology – PCI® (People Centred Implementation).

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details
Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 10 – Communications

  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 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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Online Webinar - Recorded February 21st, 2013
By: ProjectTimes (Diversified Business Communications REP 1811)
Duration 1 Hr 1 Cat A PDU/CDUs – Free PDU / CDU
CourseID:  WID00092

One disheartening aspect of the role of the Project Manager,
Which virtually no one seems to be able to overcome,
Is “Project Failure”

Senior IT and business leaders have grown weary of the project failure epidemic, and are now looking to individual Projects Managers (PM)s and the Project Management Office (PMO) to do something about it. This webinar features essential advice on how you can.

Some reasons for project failure are easy to name, but this webinar reveals the 10 hidden causes of project failure that lie just under the radar of most Project Managers. Hidden problems that continue to sabotage project teams day after day.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to spot these 10 hidden reasons, and you’ll also discover effective, proven solutions for overcoming each one.

Here’s a sneak peek of the 10 hidden reasons revealed in the webinar:

  • Hidden Reason #3: Requirements errors actually getting approved and slipping into development unnoticed
  • Hidden Reason #6: Your team members being “fuzzy” on the details of your project (even though you’ve likely never heard them admit it)
  • Hidden Reason #10: Expecting agile to ‘cure’ the problem

Don’t miss this important opportunity to understand the cause of project failure in a whole new light, so you can be the one who finally gets the project failure epidemic under control at your organization. Register for this webinar now!

This webinar is presented by Tony Higgins (LinkedIn profile) from Blueprint Software Systems, a 27-year software industry veteran, who has spent much of the past decade focused on developing software requirements solutions that support Business Analysts, Projects Managers and PMOs in today’s enterprise.

Click to register for 10 Hidden Reasons Why Projects Fail: How to Spot them and How to Solve Them!

Courage In Project Management

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Live Webinar February 25th, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Course ID: MDW1305

Courage In Project Management Can Be Tough!

  • Are you managing a project team or other project managers who are afraid to stretch beyond their comfort zones?
  • Do your sponsors consider you an influential project manager, one they can trust to ask the difficult questions?
  • Have you experienced the satisfaction of orchestrating an empowered team, one that will challenge the status quo or achieve what felt like the impossible?
  • Have you ever accepted a project assignment completely out of your comfort zone?

This webinar is about courage and project management.

It’s about the courage to lead when needed, let go when needed, motivate and influence others to excel for you.

Learning objectives:

  • Define courage as it relates to project management
  • Learn what the experts are saying about courage in the workplace and as project leaders
  • Share examples of courageous behavior in projects

Presenter: Bonnie Cooper (LinkedIn profile), PMP®, Instructor and Consultant for Corporate Education Group, is a twenty-year information technology professional. In her current role as the Program Director for the Massachusetts Medical Society™(MMS) Corporate IT Program Office, Bonnie is responsible for coordinating the efforts of project teams, overseeing the implementation of project standards, managing the corporate IT strategic plan, and leading the program to re-engineer the membership platform for MMS.

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Live Webinar – February 24th, 2015 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EST
Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category B 1 PDU- Free PDU

NOTE: Eclipse will provide a Certificate for attendance upon request.

Resource availability is a key source of negative risk to projects. Even if your project has well-defined scope and validated activity effort estimates, if the resources you are provided are working on multiple projects and operational activities, predictability of schedule outcomes is poor.

This webinar will review some options for responding to this risk from both a systemic and project-focused perspective.

LESSONS LEARNED:

  1. Understand the criticality of uncertain resource availability on project outcomes.
  2. Learn which approaches for getting better knowledge of resource availability won’t work in your organization.
  3. Gain a better understanding of the pros and cons of the practices that can successfully incorporate resource availability uncertainty into project planning and tracking.

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”

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.

Click to register for  Managing Uncertainty in Resource Availability