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Live Webinar – July 29th, 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.

LESSONS LEARNED:

  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

NOTE: You may have to hit the MORE… link to register for this session on the registration page.

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Live Webinar July 24th, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C Free
Presented by : O’Reilly Webcasts

A couple of quick Google searches reveal just how much of a religion that lean, agile startup and lean UX methods have become.

Teams and companies are consistently searching for recipes and prescriptions to “doing agile and lean.”

Jeff Gothelf (LinkedIn profile) author of Lean UX, will share his points of view on how pragmatism anchored in your organization’s unique reality trumps the purity of process doctrine.

Jeff’s talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Bring your biggest challenges!

Presenter:  Jeff Gothelf is a designer & Agile practitioner and author of Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience. A leading voice on the topics of Agile UX & Lean UX Jeff is a highly sought-after international speaker. He is currently a Managing Director in Neo’s New York City office.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Initiating, Planning

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope

  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 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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Live Webinar -  July 22nd, 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”

Click to register for  Setting Up a PMO is Not for the Faint Hearted!

Visual Strategic Planning

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Live Webinar July 16th, 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 July 16th, 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

Explore Fundamentals Of Software Testing
The ST lifecycle

In this session you will learn about how it can be instrumental in achieving project success.

This general overview provides descriptions of the deliverables involved in the ST lifecycle and how to apply them to your projects.

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 July 11th, 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
CourseID: BAW1318

Requirements elicitation is the process of seeking, uncovering, acquiring, and elaborating requirements for business systems. It is generally understood that requirements are elicited rather than just captured or collected.

There are discovery, emergence, and development elements to the elicitation process. Requirements elicitation consists of a variety of techniques, approaches, and tools.

This webinar shares 10 steps to effective requirements elicitation, guiding business analysts to deliver successful results.

Requirements elicitation is all about learning and understanding the needs of users and project sponsors with the ultimate aim of communicating these needs to the system developers.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the application domain
  • Identify the sources of requirements and analyze the stakeholders
  • Select the techniques, approaches, and tools to use
  • Prepare to use the selected elicitation techniques
  • Document your approach and create a “strawman” to generate the right conversation
  • Send input material to participants in advance with clearly defined objectives for the specific elicitation events
  • Elicit the requirements from stakeholders and other sources
  • Assign a scribe for note taking and use a whiteboard or a smart screen to document the requirements
  • Use a standardized requirements document template
  • Continue to revalidate the requirements until they are clear and can be acted upon by those who read them – business stakeholders AND implementers

Presenter: Terrell Smith (LinkedIn profile), MPA, PMP, CBAP With over 25 years of experience in a wide range of project management and business analysis assignments, he brings concepts to life in a practical and easy to apply manner. Terrell has assisted clients in the development of project management methodologies, risk assessments, quality management, agile methods, problem solving, rescuing troubled projects, implementing business analysis best practices, and team building.

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