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Live Webinar  May 1st, 2015 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – $20 USD PDU
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

This webinar is the fourth of a 4 part series series on Project Scheduling by Solutions Cube.  Although this module is a part of the series – each module in the series can be taken individually.

The project schedule developed at the beginning of a project is not a guarantee of what will occur. Project schedules are in fact, only a point-in-time guess. Many things will conspire to invalidate the plan – project team members may not be available or may leave the project, technologies may work better or worse than expected, changes may be approved, and so on.

Attend this 1 hour presentation to learn why it is important to monitor progress against the schedule, communicate the progress, and refine the schedule based on facts and our observations.

In this 1 hour in-depth webinar participants learn:

  • Understand effects of path convergence and joint probabilities
  • Discover recommended best practices for effectively controlling project schedules
  • Understand how to use earned value to monitor project schedules
  • Learn about considerations for preventive and corrective actions when controlling project schedules.
  • Gather practical implementation tips for effectively monitoring and controlling projects

EARN 1 PDU after viewing this webinar

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Live Webinar April 22nd, 2015 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

So you’ve gone Agile, so that means that you no longer have to create comprehensive requirements documents, right?

Remember the agile manifesto says that the goal is “working software over comprehensive documentation.”

So because of that, we can’t be nimble if we take the time to put together the documentation, right?

WRONG!

This month, we are going to give the real story about requirements in an Agile environment.

Requirements gathering and documentation doesn’t have to look the way it has always looked, but it must have some key elements. Learn how to foster creativity, yet communicate clearly how a change needs to be implemented.

In Part II of this session, we’ll have our experts give feedback on the submissions and talk more about creative ways to capture and retain requirements in an agile environment, enabling organizations to be nimble in their development cycles.

Benefits

  • Talk to the experts and collaborate on real life case studies
  • Share your Agile experience with a team of experts
  • Earn 1 PDU

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.

Click to register for Creating Requirements In An Agile Environment

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Live Webinar April 17th, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Corporate Education Group (REP 1011) Course ID: BAW1313
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Well-run requirements workshops are considered one of the most effective ways for delivering high-quality requirements quickly and accurately. They can also promote trust, mutual understanding, and strong communications amongst the project stakeholders and project teams, and increase the probability of producing the desired deliverables to the end-users.

In this webinar, you will learn useful guidelines for planning and conducting an effective requirements workshop; additionally, you will also get familiar with some of the most common processes and techniques used to overcome the challenges of requirements elicitation.

About the Presenter: Scott Kastner, (LinkedIn profile) PMP®, CSM (Certified ScrumMaster), manages the IT Systems Operations at jetBlue Airways, and is also a business analysis and project management instructor and consultant. Scott’s strong technical background coupled with his practical business understanding has made him highly regarded in both the business analysis and project management communities.

Click to register for Better, Faster, Stronger: Plan and Conduct More Effective Requirements Workshops

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Live Webinar April 8th, 2015 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour ea Credits: 1 Category A – Free PDUs
Presented by: Modern Analyst

NOTE: We have listed this as a Category A as the provider has stated that this session is ** Eligible for PDUs, CDUs. ** This most likely will be a category A presentation presented by Diversified Business Communications (Rep #1811 – parent company). More Information will be available will be available at the end of the session.

Those of us who have been writing software for a while know that if you don’t get the requirements right, it really doesn’t matter how well you execute the rest of the project.

Eliciting, Analyzing, Specifying, Validating, and
Managing requirements is hard.
Not everyone understands why it’s so critical.

This presentation describes seven critical success factors that will go a long way toward making the requirements activities in your organization pay off for the many project stakeholders.

The success factors are:

  • A shared understanding of what requirements are and why we care
  • Clearly defined business objectives
  • Trained, skilled, and motivated business analysts
  • A collaborative partnership with customers
  • Rigorous and ongoing requirements prioritization
  • Taking an incremental and iterative approach to requirements development
  • Anticipating and accommodating change

Presenter: Karl E. Wiegers PhD (LinkedIn profile,  @KarlWiegers)  Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software process consulting and education company in Portland, Oregon; Karl’s interests include requirements engineering, peer reviews, process improvement, metrics, and project management.

Previously, Karl spent 18 years at Eastman Kodak Company as a research scientist, software developer, software manager, and software process & quality improvement leader. Karl received a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. Author of numerous bestselling books and hundreds articles on many aspects of software development, management topics, chemistry, and military history, Karl is also the author of a Consulting Tips and Tricks blog.

Karl is the author of many books including:

Click to register for Software Requirements: 7 Critical Success Factors

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Live Webinar – April 8th, 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

The optimal path to mature requirements practices is often obscured by misinformation. Register now to see how to make significant operational improvement in requirements maturity and select a path based on a strong foundation of research and quantified success.

The Business Analysis Benchmark is rapidly becoming the world’s leading source of information on the impact of requirements quality on project outcome. We are pleased to announce the release of the 2009 survey results.

Learn:

  1. The Facts of Performance: What is the impact of requirements maturity on technology projects?
  2. Myth Busting: there are many commonly held beliefs that prevent organizations from successfully making change.
  3. Path To Success: What activities can be taken to improve development success.

Featured Speaker: Rob Stewart, IAG Consulting (LinkedIn profile)

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Managing Requirements Maturity

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Live Webinar – April 1st, 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

Improving organizational Requirements Maturity is a strategic approach to improving project success and aligning IT with the business to meet objectives on time and on budget consistently.

According to the recent IAG BA Benchmark study of 437 large and medium organizations in North America and Europe, the organizational level of Requirements Maturity is directly proportional to the likelihood of project success.

Companies invest millions of dollars in recruitment, hiring, and training of Business Analysts every year without a detailed understanding of the role and how to integrate into the enterprise; the average Requirements Maturity level in North America is only 1.8 on a scale of 1-5, and only a fraction of those measured qualified at a level 3 or higher.

For individual and organizations that are serious about improving in a consistent and measurable way, IAG will explain the key concepts and results you can expect by improving organizational Requirements Maturity

Learning Objectives:

  1. The impact of requirements maturity on overall business and project objectives.
  2. The Requirements Maturity Model.
  3. A high level roadmap to improving requirements capabilities.

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