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Live Webinar September 4th, 2014, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm  EDT
Presenter: Change Management Learning Center (PROSCI)
Duration:1 hour Webcast – Up to 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

If you have ever needed more buy-in and commitment to change management; if you have ever been challenged about the value and importance of change management; if you are tired of being the last on the agenda and the first off the agenda – don’t miss this webinar.

In this webinar, learn how to gain credibility and commitment by changing how you talk about change management.

By shifting from talking about “what you do” to talking about “what you deliver” – you can earn a permanent seat at the table and show the value of change management within the context of project success.

Click to register for  Stop Talking About “What You Do” & Start Talking About “What You Deliver”

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Live Webinar -  September 4th, 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

Establishing a PMO (Project/Program/Portfolio Management Office) is considered to be a best practice approach to improving the value an organization can receive from its project investments.

Why is it then, that a study, conducted in 2005, of 750 organizations worldwide indicated that over 75% of organizations that set up a PMO shut it down within three years because it did not demonstrate any added value?

Solution Q invites you to attend a webinar where you will learn key reasons why so many PMOs fail, and gain some valuable knowledge of the critical success factors required to ensure the survival of your PMO.

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: Executing, Monitoring & Controlling
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 6 – Time 7 – Cost

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 4.4 Monitor & Control Project Work
  • 5.6 Control Scope
  • 6.7 Control Schedule
  • 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”

Click to register for  Setting Up a PMO is Not for the Faint Hearted!

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Live Webinar August 26th, 2014, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By:  StickyMinds/Techwell

Whether you’re a developer, tester, or manager, you’ve probably heard, “Test your code as you write it!”

This is a common mantra among development teams today, yet for many, it remains a lofty goal as opposed to a reality.

Three years ago, all of Coverity’s end-to-end tests were manual. After a transformation of the test processes, 97 percent of the end-to-end tests are now automated, and a full round of end-to-end tests can be completed in two days.

Today Coverity uses tools such as Selenium WebDriver and TestNG, and the maintenance release cycle has been reduced from two weeks to three days.

Take back the top three lessons Coverity learned in its automation journey, including initiating a set of passing tests that must be in place before a feature is declared accepted and how to focus automated test development and test execution based on the impact of changes to the software.

In this seminar, Andreas Kuehlmann, will discuss:

  1. The value of automated testing during development
  2. The impact of test automation on the organization and the business
  3. Why code coverage tools are not sufficient to determine the adequacy of testing
  4. How to drive accountability for testing across the development lifecycle

Presenter: Andreas Kuehlmann (LinkedIn profile) Senior Vice President of Research and Development Coverity  is responsible for global research and development activity. Kuehlmann has an appointment as adjunct professor at University of California, Berkeley, and served as president of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation and is author/editor of  The Best of ICCAD. He was part of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Centeand  received the Dipl-Ing. degree and the Dr.-Ing. habil degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology at Ilmenau, Germany, and is an IEEE Fellow.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 5 – Scope 8 – Quality

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 4.4 Monitor & Control Project Work
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance

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 Test Automation during Development: A Paradigm Shift

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Online Webinar – Recorded 8/12/014
By BATimes (Diversified Business Communications REP 1811)
Duration 1 Hr  1 Cat A PDU/CDUs – Free  PDU / CDU
Note: You may have to turn up your volume as Andrea is further away from the Microphone than Bob

Andrea Giantelli (LinkedIn profile) was brought in to the Interpublic Group of Companies to build and establish a PMO.

Having been involved with this type of implementation at Avon, she knew of the challenges that awaited her.

A big challenge that typically faces a PMO is the lack of transparency in an organization. Andrea decided there would be no “one size fits all” approach to her PMO.  She believes in guidance over governance and empowers her project managers to do what makes sense.

Having worked with Bob Maiale (LinkedIn profile) from Total Systems Education in the past, she recognized that the practical approach to project management that Total Systems has always preached would be a perfect fit for her novel plan.

Andrea and Bob decided that the best way for project managers to buy in to this unique idea was to develop a training curriculum based on their vision and to act as co-facilitators for this program.

The coupling of the practical approach to project management with this revolutionary PMO implementation has provided IPG with a sustainable, competitive edge.

Course Learning Objectives Include:

  • Attendees will understand the practical approach to project management.
  • Attendees will be given a clear roadmap to PMO start up and sustainability.
  • Attendees will see the benefits of the synergy between a PMO and training.

With the Course You Will Receive:

  • Access to the  Recorded Version of Webinar
  • Personalized Certificate of Attendance
  • Copy of Presentation Slides

Andrea and Bob will share their success story along with the challenges they faced along the way and will outline their roadmap for success that attendees can duplicate in their own organizations.

Click to register for Practical Project Management Meets The Practical PMO

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Live Webinar – August 21st, 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

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

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Live Webinar – August 20th 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

More than a decade has passed since the Agile Manifesto was written to help software developers implement a light-weight mindset and more efficient processes on the projects.

The ideas have now transformed into something much larger with an impact that can be seen across the majority of software development groups and organizations.

During this one-hour web seminar, Tom McGraw will discuss a brief evolution of Agile in software development.

Included will be his thoughts on the various flavors that are typically identified as Agile and how they tie to the original Manifesto.

Furthermore, Tom will discuss the idea of a ‘hybrid’ Agile approach (“AgileFall?”) and whether these groups are considered Agile.

He will explore how Agile is viewed by practitioners, specifically, whether Agile should be seen as black and white (i.e., your team is using it, or your team is not using it) versus the idea that Agile can be viewed as a spectrum, indicating that certain teams could be ‘more agile’ than others based on their processes.

By the end of the seminar, you will be equipped with the tools to better understand how your group is utilizing Agile processes and determine “Where your team falls on the ‘spectrum’.”

Presenter: Tom McGraw (LinkedIn profile)

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 13 – Stakeholders

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 5.1 Plan Scope Management
  • 6.1 Plan Schedule Management
  • 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management

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 Agile, Iterative and Waterfall: Where does your team fall on the ‘spectrum’?