Live Webinar September 25th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

Software projects are often strategic business transformation initiatives within the organization.

Given the high stakes involved, one of the approaches for successful project delivery is formulating an objective stakeholder driven measurement model for improved decision making.

The Goal-Question-Metric (GQM) framework is an objective and stakeholder driven measurement model with eight measures for hybrid COTS (Commercial off-the-shelf) and bespoke types of software projects.

The eight measures are:

  1. Function Points (FPs),
  2. Lines of Code (LOC),
  3. McCabe’s Cyclomatic Complexity (VG),
  4. Cost Performance Index (CPI),
  5. Schedule Performance Index (SPI),
  6. Sigma level (Cpk),
  7. Defect Density (DD) and
  8. Defect Removal Efficiency (DRE)

… Pertaining to the five project attributes namely: 

  1. Size,
  2. Complexity,
  3. Schedule,
  4. Cost and …
  5. Quality

Learn more in this webinar!

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Live Webinar September 24th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Government CoP (REP #S007)

Explore the following topics in Project Management in Government:

  • Is Project Management is an Art or a Science, or both.
  • Project Rescue (Handling projects in distress)
  • Motivation & Attitudes in Project Management (Values Based Goals)
  • What is required for project success in a Government environment
  • Ethics & Integrity (The value of conducting oneself in an ethical manner)

The audience will also learn what happens in the "real world" of the Project Manager in todays organizational environment.

Presenter: Allen Price (LinkedIn profile) PMP a cutting edge problem-solver who has rescued a number of projects from varying degrees of distress. Many of his successful projects have became iconic examples of PM. Mr. Price won high awards for the implementation of a financial control system and is currently the President of Price Virtual Project Management Inc. .He  is a regular presenter at PMI events and at the Telfer School of Management MBA program (University of Ottawa).

Note: You do have to be a PMI® member to register for this opportunity.

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Live Webinar September 24th, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Course ID: MDW1298a

What makes you great as an individual contributor doesn’t always translate to being a great manager or team leader.

There is a vast difference between getting the work done on your own and getting it done through other people.

A management role calls for new ways of thinking and a new set of skills. While some managers do receive initial training, others are given little or no support, and despite the best of intentions, mistakes are made.

But what if you had your own group of advisors who could help you avoid some of the pitfalls of managing people?

In this webinar you will learn 10 valuable pieces of advice from managers who have already gone through their own “trial by fire.”

These are the 10 things they wished they knew when they first became a manager and what they want you to know now. Consider this webinar your own personal advisory board!

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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Five Project Success Factors


Live Webinar Sept 18th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU/CDU Category A – Free PDU/CDU
Presented by: Versatile Project Management Company (REP 1524)

Do You Know the 5 Project Success Factors?

Get the practical approach to effective project management with best-selling author Eric Verzuh (LinkedIn profile).

Break through the jargon and understand what makes projects work!
Who do you know that needs to understand the power of project management?

Projects are inherently challenging – every one of them is different and we don’t get a second chance to do it right!

The project management discipline offers the answers – but it can often seem too complex or cumbersome.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • Five success factors that apply to every project
  • The biggest threat to bringing your project in on time, on budget, with high quality
  • An easy way to clearly describe project management to colleagues, customers and management.

Walk away knowing how your current project stands up to 5 proven success factors.

Check out Eric Verzuh’s books:

Eric knows how to make project management make sense to everyone.

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Live Webinar – September 16, 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.


  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

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Live Webinar September 10th, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011) Course ID: MDW1295
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

A successful business process improvement program begins with a proven, well-thought out process analysis and redesign methodology.  BPTrends Associates (BPTA) has developed a comprehensive, integrated approach to process analysis and redesign that blends best practices from each major process improvement approach.

Those trained in any traditional approach will discover things that are familiar and learn some new ideas that can ensure a more complete analysis.  Armed with a thorough analysis, you can develop a design that is more likely to solve your organization’s problems and improve performance.

This webinar will provide an overview of the BPTA Analysis and Redesign Methodology and demonstrate how it can help you focus on all considerations, resulting in a comprehensive analysis and an effective redesign.

You will understand:

  • Critical techniques like process scoping, flow modeling and developing business rules.
  • You will walk away knowing how to solve employee and managerial performance problems,and
  • Software requirements for IT and change management planning to ensure a successful project improvement program.

Presenter: Paul Harmon, (LinkedIn profile) Instructor and Consultant for Corporate Education Group, is a Co-Founder and Executive Editor at Business Process Trends ( providing information on best practices in Business Process Management (BPM). Paul has worked with a wide variety of companies to help them analyze and redesign their business processes and has authored numerous books, including Business Process Change, Second Edition: A Guide for Business Managers and BPM and Six Sigma Professionals (The MK/OMG Press).

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