Visual Strategic Planning


Live Webinar October 22nd, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU or 1 CDU 1 Category A – Free PDU

Strategic change initiatives are profiling in organizations. To facilitate execution of these initiatives, firms are investing in business architecture to help assess and plan them.

Enterprise Business Architecture is quickly evolving into a mainstream business capability. Some would argue that it is already there considering 50% of the world’s top performing enterprises have embraced business architecture as a strategic differentiator.

The tools and techniques of business architecture should be foundational to strategy development, deployment and executive planning. This webinar intends to demonstrate the business architecture framework, describe the what, why, how and uses of some architectural blueprints.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Purpose and benefits of Business Architecture to scope, planning and delivery.
  2. Applicability of Business Architecture in the context of the rapid Change Agenda
  3. Business Architecture framework and a variety of approaches to know when to use model types.
  4. Different views of a business architecture framework and how analysis techniques will expose risk.
  5. To think architecturally in the decomposition of the organization as a technique for defining organizational impact, scope and for Process Modeling & Requirements analysis methods.

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Live Webinar October 22nd, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Course ID: MDW1296

  • It’s no secret that difficult employees can negatively impact other team members, productivity and projects.
  • It’s also no secret that many managers struggle to deal with the problem effectively. Often, the difficult person is ignored in hopes that the situation will somehow resolve itself.

The problem never goes away on its own, of course. Successful managers address these kinds of situations before they become a distraction … or worse, a full-blown crisis.

They recognize the symptoms of difficult behavior, seek to understand the motives and attitudes of the employee, and work with the person to clarify expectations and move toward a resolution.

When the situation is addressed properly, a difficult employee can be transformed into a positive influence.

This webinar will help you:

  • Go beyond your initial judgment and understand why someone is being “difficult”
  • Gain a clear perspective of the problem
  • Use a non-confrontational and problem-solving approach to the situation
  • Work with the employee to resolve the issue.

As the saying goes,
“What do you do with a bowl full of lemons? Make lemonade!”

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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Live Webinar - October 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

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”

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Project Close & Delivery


Live Webinar October 22nd, 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

Prior to reaching a successful conclusion, the functionality that was designed, developed, and tested by the project team must receive the proper authorization before being handed over to the user community in a production environment.

This can be accomplished through leveraging the following integrated methodologies:

  1. Requirements traceability log,
  2. Unit test authorization,
  3. System integration test (SIT) authorization,
  4. User acceptance test (UAT) authorization and project closeout.

The purpose and utility for each of these deliverables will be discussed during this tutorial.

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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Live Webinar October 17th, 2014 – 11:30 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Quality CoP® (REP #S019)

Book Review Webinar with the Author Adil Dalal!

PMI® Quality Community of Practice: Our mission is to increase members understanding of Project Management Quality by exploring the Quality Processes as defined in the PMBOK and encouraging members to network by sharing experiences, knowledge and tools.

Adil Dalal (LinkedIn profile) was recently awarded the 2014 Global Award for Outstanding Contribution to Quality & Leadership by the World Quality Congress. Adil’s book, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence:™ A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results, winner of the 2014 Shingo Research & Professional Publication Award, has been  accepted by organizations as a scientific formula to achieve breakthrough culture transformations.

Asking tough questions about the current state of project management, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence:™ provides groundbreaking techniques to achieve excellence in project leadership that can result in six sigma type results or failure-free projects.

It unveils novel solutions and breakthrough concepts—including project culture analysis, the five powers of project leadership, the power of visualization™, the science of simplicity™, dynamic risk leadership, and dynamic project failures analysis—to help you chart the most efficient path to the pinnacle of project leadership.

Come and meet Adil and learn about The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence:™ A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results.

Presenter: Adil Dalal is the CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions International LLC. and an award-winning author, a distinguished global keynote speaker and a lean and project sensei, developing leaders at all levels of global organizations. Adil has also authored A Legacy Driven Life: Live a Legacy to Leave a Legacy , and co-authored The Lean Handbook. Adil holds two maste’s degrees and multiple certifications and is currently pursuing a PhD in Performance Psychology from Grand Canyon University.

Note: You do have to be a PMI® member to register for this opportunity. The book is available to read online FREE for PMI members (be sure to login)

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Live Webinar October 14th, 2014, 9:00 am – 10:00 am  EDT or
Live Webinar October 14th, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast – Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By: Gartner Webinars

Moving business applications to the cloud can have a profound effect on the IT department. Data management technical professionals need to understand how cloud computing is affecting their roles and responsibilities and how to build a strategy for staying relevant.

Discussion Topics:

  • The data and application implications of business application migration to the cloud
  • The impact of application migration to the cloud on data management roles
  • The elements of a data management role survival strategy

Presenter:  Jamie Popkin (LinkedIn profile)

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing

Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 5.3 Define Scope

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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