Is PRINCE2 Agile® Right For Me?

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Live Webinar – July 4th, 2016 6:00 am – 7:00 am EDT
Live Webinar – July 4th, 2016 11:00 PM – 11:00 PM BT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
Sponsored by:APM a division of  APMG International

Keith Richards (LinkedIn profile) is the author of:
Agile project management: running PRINCE2 projects with DSDM Atern by Richards, Keith, OGC – Office of Government Commerce (2007) Paperback

PRINCE2 Agile was launched in 2015 and offers a best-of-both-worlds framework for project management.

Combining the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2, it offers guidance on:

  • How to tailor the integrated set of PRINCE2 principles, themes and processes
  • How to produce the PRINCE2 management products
  • How to map the common agile roles to the PRINCE2 project management team structure
  • How to incorporate the fundamental agile behaviours, concepts and techniques into PRINCE2

Key topics and questions covered during the webinar will include:

  • How does PRINCE2 Agile fit in to today’s marketplace
  • Why combine PRINCE2 with agile anyway?
  • How does it compare to other approaches such as AgilePM and Agile at GDS?
  • The PRINCE2 Agilometer; how much agile can or should I use?
  • Avoiding prejudices and moving from ‘iron’ triangles to a hexagon
  • What is PRINCE2 Agile comprised of?
  • How to see the marriage of the two philosophies

Join APMG for a webinar presented by PRINCE2 Agile lead author, Keith Richards (LinkedIn profile), during which Keith will address these topics and questions.

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Is PRINCE2 Agile® Right For Me?

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Live Webinar – June 30th 2016, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Note: ASPE has  Re-branded as Techtown  – ASPE is an REP and attendees  will be awarded 1 PDU for this event.

DevOps Is All The Rage

But there is still much misunderstanding about how one can realize the promises of DevOps in one’s own organization.

Fortunately, the DevOps movement is rooted in principles much deeper than buzzwords.

Before the terms “Agile” and “DevOps” became common monikers, lessons from previous engineering endeavors were forming a rich source of lessons and methodologies to fuel both movements.

However, often the tie is not made between those precursor lessons and the seemingly “new” principles and practices of DevOps.

In this presentation Chris Knotts, PMP  (LinkedIn profile) will review those foundations, explaining why they are so critical to any organization which hopes to realize success with DevOps or Agile principles at scale.

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Engineering Value:
The History That Gave Us DevOps &
Continuous Software Delivery

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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 23rd, 2016, 10:00 am – 11:00 am  EDT or
Live Webinar June 23rd, 2016, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast – Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By: Gartner Webinars

Improving cash flow and reducing costs are often combined into contradictory supply chain objectives.

In addition to clarifying costs versus cash flow, this webinar provides a framework for approaching cost reduction by defining and providing insights into three supply chain costs: structural design costs, planning cost trade-offs and operating waste.

Discussion Topics:

  • How to think differently about supply chain cost to make better decisions
  • What structural cost is, and how it can be optimized
  • How others have broken through traditional trade-offs to deliver increased performance and reduced cost

Join Paul Lord, (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) Gartner Research Director and Kamala Raman (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) Gartner Principal Research Analyst in this insightful session.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 9 – Human Resources

  • 12.1 Plan Procurement Management
  • 12.2 Conduct Procurements
  • 12.3 Control Procurements
  • 12.4 Manage Procurements

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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Taking A Comprehensive Approach
To Supply Chain Cost Reduction

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Live Webinar June 23rd, 2016, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By:  StickyMinds/Techwell

Test automation, continuous integration (CI), and reliable test data provisioning are all key elements to making DevOps work, as they provide the necessary capabilities to quickly and securely test and release software.

Without these technologies, the DevOps promise of rapidly deploying new services and applications is only a dream.

Effectively managing test data reduces risk when implementing CI and DevOps, along with accelerating release cycles, improving quality, and cutting costs.

You’ll learn:

  • How self-service test data powers DevOps and CI implementations
  • How organizations have saved millions and slashed development cycles
  • Common oversights when employing automation and DevOps
  • How to release applications faster with confidence through improved collaboration, automation, and visibility

Join this web seminar to learn how to execute an integrated test data management approach that will deliver seamless automation, efficiency, and security to your DevOps and continuous integration efforts.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 6 – Time

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 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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Power DevOps Efficiency & Automation With
Seamless Data Management

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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: ProjectManagement.com / 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.

Note: You have to sign in to ProjectManagement.com with your PMI® credentials to register for this opportunity. If you are not signed in with your PMI® credentials you will not see the “Register for this webinar” link

Registration for these sessions fill quickly. If the registration is closed they are at maximum capacity for the live webinar.

An on-demand recording will be available at the link below
within 24 hours of the live session.

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How To Be A Project Delivery Hero:
Bricks & Mortar

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