The Engaged Project Sponsor

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Live Webinar May 3rd, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider:  The Corporate Education Group ( REP 1011 )

An engaged and effective project sponsor is one of the most important ingredients for a successful project outcome.

This is such an important role that it has its own guiding framework for performance standards with a spotlight on three critical competencies:

  1. take accountability for the project,
  2. support the project manager, and
  3. support the project.

In this webinar, you will learn more about these competencies and how they are evaluated.

As well, some practical tips on how to create a solid relationship with your project sponsor and work in partnership to ensure success.

Learn to:

  • Describe the competencies and performance criteria for the project sponsor
  • Differentiate between project manager and project sponsor responsibilities
  • Practical examples of effective project sponsorship

About the Presenter: Bonnie Cooper (LinkedIn profile), PMP®, Instructor and Consultant for Corporate Education Group, is a twenty-year information technology professional. In her current role as the Program Director for the Massachusetts Medical Society™(MMS) Corporate IT Program Office, Bonnie is responsible for coordinating the efforts of project teams, overseeing the implementation of project standards, managing the corporate IT strategic plan, and leading the program to re-engineer the membership platform for MMS.

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The Engaged Project Sponsor

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Live Webinar April 27th, 2017, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: Gartner Webinars

CIOs and IT leaders in regions and industries that are struggling economically are being told to cut the IT budget by 15%, but still get critical digital business initiatives implemented.

Accelerating the move to enterprise agile is a high-risk, but high-reward, way to do both.

Discussion Topics:

  • How to use headcount reductions as a “burning platform” to accelerate an enterprise agile transformation
  • How to redeploy IT positions into agile teams
  • How to trim the scope of every delivery to the smallest change that provides business value

Presenter: Luis Mangi (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) Research VP

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Cut Costs By Getting IT Lean In Lean Times

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Live Webinar April 27th, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider:  The Corporate Education Group ( REP 1011 )

A successful business process management (BPM) implementation goes beyond using the right methods and putting the right systems in place.

In fact, an important success factor for BPM is establishing the right organizational culture, that is, a culture that supports the achievement and maintenance of efficient and effective business processes.

This webinar will cover the nature of organizational cultures, the problems with establishing a new culture, and the benefits associated with the successful establishment of a business process culture.

Paul Harmon (LinkedIn profile) author of Business Process Change, Executive Editor &  Chief Methodologist of BPTrends.com , will review some examples of efforts to establish a process culture and describe some of the key challenges organizations face in undertaking such a transition.

Topics Covered:

  • What is an Organizational Culture
  • What does it take to Establish an Organizational Culture
  • What are the characteristics of a Business Process Culture
  • What problems you will face establishing a Business Process Culture
  • What are the benefits of creating a successful Business Process Culture

Presenter: Paul Harmon, Instructor and Consultant for Corporate Education Group, is a Co-Founder and Executive Editor at Business Process Trends (bptrends.com) 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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Establishing A Process Culture In Your Organization:
Exploring The Challenges & Benefits

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Live Webinar – April 12th, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: MPUG WebnLearn ( REP 1369 )
Mpug Member Free – Members only event

Looking for a method to use MSP to manage Agile development efforts?
Look no further!

ECHO is a standards-based framework, initially built on the Microsoft product suite, which facilitates faster iterative delivery and enables consistent planning and reporting across all types of projects.

For Federal agencies in particular, ECHO facilitates adoption of Agile by providing a path to migrate appropriate projects to iterative methodologies in compliance with federal regulations and guidance.

ECHO is not an add-on, but a framework available to you now!

If you are NOT ALREADY a member JOIN MPUG!

This event is for members only BUT… You can take one of the MPUG Certificated Masterclass (Usually 6 Category A PDUs) Or over 30 other Category A PDUs for free each year.  The $129 Per Year Membership Fee is a terrific value!

MPUG Membership includes:

  1. MPUG’s Project Server and SharePoint certificated courses available to members
  2. Over 30 other virtual PDU events per year
  3. You can network with other MPUG (Microsoft Project Users Group) members at in person meetings and events.
  4. Work with Microsoft MVPs in MS Project Project Server & SharePoint
  5. And so much more …

Seriously consider joining MPUG if you work with SharePoint or Project & earn all the PDUs you will need as a member of MPUG!

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ECHO: Using Microsoft Project
To Manage Agile Development Efforts

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Live Webinar April 5th, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: Gartner Webinars

For another great Cost Optimization 1 PDU Opportunity
with Barbara Gomolski (Recorded) also check out:
Cost Optimization In The Age Of Digital Business

Digital business models are putting increased pressure on companies to become more operationally efficient, and the greatest opportunities to “optimize” a business are outside of IT.

However, CIOs can support cost optimization in the business and drive improved business performance.

In this webinar Barbara Gomolski, (LinkedIn profile) Managing VP offers guidance to CIOs who wish to take a broader view of cost optimization – a view that is enabled by information technology.

Discussion Topics:

  • How CIOs should approach business cost optimization
  • 10 ten ways information technology may be used for business cost optimization
  • How to overcome the barriers that CIOs face when trying to support cost optimization in the business

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Supporting Cost Optimization In The Business

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Manage Projects On Sharepoint

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Live Webinar April 4th, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT or..
Live Webinar April 4th, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider:The Versatile Project Management Company (REP 1524)

Many organizations have implemented SharePoint – but few understand how to leverage SharePoint to manage projects.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • The most important factor to drive project management maturity.
  • Why SharePoint is easier to use than Excel for managing tasks.
  • How to reduce the time spent preparing status reports while you increase engagement with your Sponsor.
  • And much more!

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Presenter :  Eric Verzuh (LinkedIn profile) founder and President, of The Versatile Management Company is recognized around the world as an authority on practical project leadership. Eric has written the best sellers The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management and  The Portable MBA in Project Management.

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Manage Projects On Sharepoint

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