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Live Webinar April 21st, 2015, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By:  StickyMinds/Techwell

With the myriad of mobile devices, operating systems, and networks in the marketplace today and the influx of BYOD workplaces, mobile testing is a daunting task.

If functional and performance testing priorities and objectives are not fully aligned with your end-user expectations and business risks, the result can be a very public failure.

Join mobility specialists Antoine Aymer (HP) (LinkedIn profile) and Ron Anderson (VIP) (LinkedIn profile) to examine critical use cases for understanding the role of user expectations.

You’ll leave this session with a keen understanding of mobile application testing proven practices and real-world examples of what to do right—and what to avoid.

Key takeaways include how to:

  1. Ensure an end-to-end user experience that delivers five-star quality for mobile apps
  2. Incorporate best practices into mobile functional and performance testing
  3. Account for numerous devices, operating systems, and networks
  4. Test according to application store requirements—Apple, Google Play, etc.

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
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 8.1 Plan Quality Management
  • 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’

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How To Manage Complex Projects

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Live Webinar – April 16th 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Offered by: Global Knowledge UK  (REP 1999)
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU

Note: Although Global Knowledge is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number and may need to be recorded as a Category C PDU. Contact Global Knowledge for further information.

Complexity has always been a part of projects. But today, globalization, new technologies and changing markets have combined to add to the complexity.

Today’s projects have more stakeholders, more ambiguity and more politics than ever, and project managers need new tools and approaches to succeed.

Join Alexander Stanisic and Michelle Moore of Global Knowledge for an information-packed hour on how to manage the complexity of the 21st-century project.

You will learn about:

  • The changing landscape of project management.
  • Current changes to “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition” and why they are important.
  • The issues, challenges and opportunities of complex projects.
  • Technical and nontechnical skills that can help you conquer project complexity and mitigate project risk.

Presenters:

Alexander Stanisic PMP is a seasoned business professional  delivering best-practice based strategic execution solutions within both public and private sectors. Alexander is currently teaching 10 university-accredited business courses for Global Knowledge in association with McMaster University in Canada. Alexander has a postgraduate-level education from the Graduate School of Engineering, Stanford University  Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL and Change Management certifications.

Michelle Moore LinkedIn profile) is a learning and development professional with in-depth knowledge and experience in Sales, Leadership and Communication Skills. Michelle facilitates Global Knowledge Leadership and Business workshops on a world-wide basis and is responsible for development and promotion of the Global Knowledge EMEA Leadership and Business Skills portfolio.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 5 – Scope 6 – Time 10 – Communications

  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 6.2 Define Activities
  • 6.6 Develop Schedule

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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Live Webinar – April 15th, 2015 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

Enterprise Business Architecture is quickly evolving into a mainstream business capability.

Some would argue that it is already there particularly when 50% of the world’s top performing organizations have embraced business architecture as a strategic differentiator ranging from Government, Telco’s, Manufacturing and Financial Institutions.

However there continues to be a large population of change executives, managers and resources who regard Business Architecture as a theoretical practice.

Strategic change initiatives proliferate in business today. The speed and rate of change demands we maintain holistic oversight of all the moving parts to ensure realization of target operating models and designs.

Historically only a few strategic programs would be at play. In the last decade this number has grown to include on-shoring/off-shoring, centralization, spans of control, business transformation, vendor outsourcing, modernization, mergers/acquisitions, channel optimization, client segmentation, journeys and experience.

To facilitate strategic alignment and execution of these initiatives, firms are investing in business architecture.

Beyond Theory will focus on what are the market and internal forces at work which have been driving and will continue to drive organizations to use the models to better understand business impact, scope, execution and benefits realization.

The discussion will address the deployment and adoption challenges and look at industry standards and Blueprinting for strategic opportunities. It will provide a foundational knowledge of the business architecture framework and model types to crystalize scope, identify stakeholders, manage risk and how early analysis, through the lens of the business architecture, will influence estimating, resourcing, time, cost and quality.

Business Architecture is the link between strategy and execution.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide clear, rational reasons to do business Architecture.
  2. Present a foundational set of Business Architecture Models, views and uses to mitigate project and analysis risk, drive the value proposition
  3. Recommend a staged Execution Model

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Live Webinar – April 9th 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Offered by: Global Knowledge UK  (REP 1999)
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU

Note: Although Global Knowledge is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number and may need to be recorded as a Category C PDU. Contact Global Knowledge for further information.

In many organizations, the Program/Project Management Office (PMO) is viewed as purely a cost center, so it becomes marginalized by additional layers of bureaucracy, oversight and cost. But the essence of the PMO and portfolio management in general is to add value to the organization.

So how do organizations reconcile the cost of the PMO versus the value it adds?

The short answer is to flip the conversation on its head and talk about the PMO as a revenue driver rather than a cost center.

In this session Daniel Stober PMP (LinkedIn profile) will explain how, by focusing on efficiencies gained and reduced waste, you can shift the conversation from the PMO being a necessary evil to the PMO being critical for organizational success.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning, Monitoring & Controlling
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.1 Develop Project Management Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

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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Live Webinar April 8th, 2015 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C  – Free PDU
Presented by American Management Association (REP 1294)
Although the AMA is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number Contact the AMA for further information.

How Do YOU Act Under Pressure?

Much of the respect that people have for you rises or falls according to how you act under pressure. Wouldn’t you agree?

How you handle yourself in stressful situations can mean the difference between reaching people or blowing it with them.

Learn from Dr. Mark Goulston (LinkedIn profile) former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer and author of AMACOM’s bestselling book, “Just Listen”, how to both gain self-control and control of a situation when you’re under pressure.

You’ll learn 5 steps you can take to keep your composure and focus when stressful circumstances arise.

The 5 steps are:

  • How your amygdala hijacks you to kick you off balance and how you can foil such a hijack
  • How to talk yourself down from fear and anger to acceptance and control
  • How to have your internal mentors talk you back into control and how to remember what they meant to you
  • How to realize that an “ounce of anticipation” is worth a “ton of poise”
  • How to stay on diets and exercise regimens by making a Santa’s list of who’s been naughty and nice to you

We encourage you to register even if you are unable to attend live; you’ll receive replay information following the event.

Speakers:  Mark Goulston, M.D. (bio) is Co- Founder of Heartfelt Leadership, a business advisor, consultant, keynote speaker, trainer and coach.  He  trained as a clinical psychiatrist and honed his skills as an FBI/police hostage negotiation trainer.   He is the author of several international lybest selling books including:

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

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 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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A SAFe Approach To DevOps

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Live Webinar March 25th, 2015, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By:  StickyMinds/Techwell

Because priorities constantly change at the business level, teams struggle to communicate changes to everyone—slowing down development and delivering business value.

SAFe is a proven process framework for scaling lean and agile across the enterprise.

Combining SAFe with the IBM DevOps approach provides a comprehensive process and tooling framework for an optimized end-to-end lifecycle.

The result is a solution that supports enterprises—from the small IT shop to the large, regulated IT environment—in addressing critical business imperatives.

In this web seminar, you’ll learn how to apply lean and agile principles with multiple teams and implement powerful DevOps tools and practices.

Learn to:

  1. Eliminate waste and reduce delivery cycle time
  2. Get up and running quickly with out-of-the-box infrastructure to lead a SAFe project
  3. Improve agility and predictability with DevOps practices
  4. Simplify change to culture and process with access to SAFe guidance

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

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 4.4 Monitor and Control Project Work
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 6.2 Define Activities

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 A SAFe Approach to DevOps