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Live Webinar – November 18th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EST
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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Live Webinar November 12th, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011) Course ID: MDWxx
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Talented individuals who successfully manage people and projects but who do not manage the relationship with their bosses run the risk of damaging their own careers and negatively impacting organizational success.

Managing up is the ability to manage the relationship with your boss.

It is not about political maneuvering, manipulation or promoting your self-interests.

Rather, it’s the process of working with your boss to obtain the best possible results for the two of you and for your organization.

Understanding the dynamics of this relationship and knowing how to manage it is essential to your personal fulfillment and career development.

This webinar will help you:

  • Examine the interdependent relationship between you and your boss.
  • Get to know your boss: Understand his or her style and adjust your own style to meet it.
  • Know which behaviors are designed to develop a positive and productive relationship with your boss and which are not.
  • Develop strategies to deal with a difficult boss.
  • Become a valuable asset to your boss and to your organization.

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 Nov 12th, 2014, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm  EST or
Live Webinar Nov 13th, 2014, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  EST
Presenter: Change Management Learning Center (PROSCI)
Duration:1 hour Webcast + Q & A – 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

What is your organization’s level of maturity in change management?

In 2004, Prosci first released the Change Management Maturity Model, describing five different levels of organizational maturity in managing the people side of change.

That model has been extended to a full-blown Maturity Model Audit that allows you to determine your organization’s overall maturity and your maturity in five key Capability Areas.

Agenda:

  1. Change Management Maturity Model foundation
    • xx
  2. Capability Areas – The  five key “Capability Areas” are:
    • Leadership,
    • Application,
    • Competencies,
    • Standardization and
    • Socialization.
  3. Change Management Maturity Model Audit
  4. Outputs
  5. So now what?

This webinars introduces the framework and tool to help you understand where you are today and where you can advance the change management discipline in your organization.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 13 – Stakeholders

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 5.6 Manage Scope
  • 9.4 Manage Project Team
  • 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement

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 the November 12th Presentation of  Determining Your Organization’s Change Management Maturity

Click to register for the November 13th Presentation of  Determining Your Organization’s Change Management Maturity

Three Tools Project Managers Ignore

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Live Webinar – November 11th 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU/CDU Credits: 1 PDU Cat B – Free PDU
Hosted By: Systemation

Note: You may have to click the   “Public Sessions” tab on the top of the page for this opportunity to appear.

Never Cut Corners!

Learn how to save countless hours of confusion and unnecessary communication by always incorporating three core tools in your project plan.

Note: How to Receive PDUs for Attending a Live Systemation Webinar:  You can earn one PDU per live webinar attended.  All you have to do is fill out PMI’s online form or download the PDF version and claim the PDUs in Section 4 as Category B (Systemation’s address is: 12503 E. Euclid Dr. Suite 55. Centennial, CO 80111).

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Visual Strategic Planning

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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.

Click to register for Make Lemonade out of Lemons: Dealing with Difficult Employees