A PMI’s Requirements Management CoP webinar with Sally Elatta
28 August • 12-1 PM EDT
Don’t you just love the word ‘Requirements’? It’s so clear isn’t it – NOT!
This webinar is dedicated to discussing the 4 levels of requirements and why it is important to gather the right level at the right time and not dive into the details too early.
Sally Elatta will discuss 4 techniques for slicing EPICs into smaller deliverables and also share how you can use Business Value Points for prioritizing features.
Whether or not you’re using Agile, you will absolutely walk away with tips to help you improve your current requirements approach.
Sally Elatta publishes several short learning videos on www.AgileVideos.com.
PMI’s Government Community of Practice webinar with Dena Coward
13 August • 12-1pm EDT / 18:00 CET/France
Learn about the Toronto PanAm Games !
Dena Coward will walk you through:
- Putting your customer at the heart of your plan
- Managing Expectations from a diverse stakeholder group
- Project Management and the Spectator Experience
- Explanation of Delighters and Derailers
- Setting the stage for Success by Removing Barriers
Dena Coward believes in the value of sport as a tool for change and social impact, spending her career working on provincial, national and international Games and sporting events – working most recently with the Sochi 2014 Games
PMI’s International Development CoP with Suffyan Bashir, PMP
31 July 2014 • 7-8 AM EDT (13:00 CET/France)
Multilateral and international development organizations have been heavily criticized by governments and donors for not realizing expectations due to lack of accountability leading to corrupt practices, waste of resources, bureaucracy and poor service delivery. This trend has continued to plague development in the third world for decades, according to evaluations conducted on previous projects and programmes.
Many of the existing programming and monitoring tools used by development organizations do not have built-in mechanisms for highlighting shortcomings, discrepancies and financial irregularities and hence cannot effectively expose mismanagement or corrupt practices.
Although Earned Value (EV) has been utilized mainly as a performance measurement tool in the corporate world, it may possibly be employed in development programmes as a tool for accountability and highighting mismanagement of financial resources. The first challenge will be to identify and establish the appropriate EV tools that can be employed within the context of development programmes bearing in mind that development results and outcomes are not expressed as benefits in financial terms. We will then explore a couple of scenarios whereby I will demonstrate how to apply EV in monitoring and controlling development projects to ensure better accountability of project team members while also ensuring funds are not misused.
It is important to recognize that EV alone will not be sufficient to resolve financial mismanagement or wipe out corruption. It must be part of a broader framework that includes various programming, monitoring and auditing techniques that collectively strengthen accountability, enforce regulations and develop business processes that will reduce or greatly minimize illicit financial practices in development projects.(1
Pharmaceutical Community of Practice (Pharma CoP)
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Texas Hold’em has seen an explosion in popularity since the World Poker Championships have been featured on TV. Part of this popularity is the easiness of the game to learn, the rush of winning, and the luck factor that is involved. Playing the game is simple. Winning consistently is not simple. The winning Texas Hold’em player has two tactics that project managers must also have to be successful.
- Ability to make probabilistic assessments
- Ability to read human behavior as it responds to risk
Just like the Texas Hold’em player, project managers must deal with uncertainty and work with humans. This keynote presentation will provide the project manager with tips for probabilistic assessments and an understanding of human behavior as it specifically relates to risk. To quote Texas Hold’em player Anthony Bee, from Important Concepts in Limit Holdem, “This means being able to recognize profitable situations and exploit them to the full. It also means avoiding unprofitable situations and therefore costly mistakes.” Could Anthony Bee have been talking about project management?
With Dr. James Brown, PhD, PE, PMP, CS, president of SEBA® Solutions Inc.
Découvrez comment mieux structurer vos projets et élaborer vos plannings plus rapidement avec une méthodologie de planification innovante: WBS 3D
Webinar Cubix360 : «Découvrez comment mieux structurer vos projets et élaborer vos plannings plus rapidement avec une méthodologie de planification innovante: WBS 3D» – Durée : 45 mn
Évolution du planning à partir de Cubix360
Les données du planning peuvent être directement modifiées dans le cube de Cubix360.
L’impact des modifications dans le référentiel et dans la structuration du cube sera répercuté dans le planning MSProject ou Primavera.
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PMI’s Consulting Community of Practice with Skip Weisman
24 July 2014 • 10 AM – 11 AM EDT – 16:00 CET/France
This engaging and interactive webinar will inspire project managers to understand the most important components of communication that will allow them to be the most effective and successful.
This presentation discusses the three most important contexts in which a project manager will find 90-95% of their communication needs, identify specific components within each context that cause the biggest problems and offer insights with strategies to overcome these communication challenges that are practical and immediately applicable.
Specific learning objectives include the following:
- The 3 different levels of communication project managers face daily and must learn to master
- The 2-3 critical communication components necessary to master each level of leadership communication
- Insights and strategies to breakthrough those multi-level communication challenges
- The primary communication skill that project leaders must master before anything else
- An opportunity for self-assessment for all audience members to identify the level at which they struggle most
- A challenge to apply the 1% solution to accelerate growth in the one level they need to grow most
- Question & answer session at the end of the presentation.
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"The Role of the Project/Program Manager in Promoting and Supporting Innovation"
24 July • 1-2 PM EDT / 19:00 CET/France
Innovation and creativity are challenges at all levels of management, but who is responsible, and how do you encourage the level of innovation and creativity to achieve your goals and objectives.
The level of innovation and creativity is often determined by the Product Manager whose responsibility is to implement the corporate strategy that dictates the level of “newness” required to achieve well defined goals and objectives. These plans often range from line extensions to new to the world ideas.
The Project Manager has the role of managing minor changes and upgrades with known expected time lines and resources, while new to the world or new to the company creativity offers a unique challenge that requires roles that are more collaborative and challenging with no established reference time lines or processes.
The greater the innovation, the greater the challenge in Project and Program management as well as learning how to encourage and resource creativity
We will focus on the opportunities and challenges of more creative projects and programs to provide insights into best practices to achieve success.
A Global Sustainability Community of Practice Webinar with Bob Willard
24 July 2014 • 12 – 1:30 PM EDT / 18:00 CET/France
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An expert on leadership, culture change, and organizational development, Bob Willard distils lessons learned about cultural transformation that are described in his book, The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook. He provides practical guidance on how to embed sustainability into corporate culture, even if you are not the CEO. He outlines a seven-step sustainability change process; seven leadership practices to use throughout the change process; seven paradoxes that enable successful change strategies; and seven derailers to avoid. By connecting the dots between timeless leadership practices and sustainability strategies, Bob shows how sustainability champions at any level in a company can lead a transformation to a smarter and more sustainable enterprise that will be fit for the future.
One of the seven steps in the change process is to develop a compelling business case fo the transformation. Business leaders are paid to focus on the bottom-line, and they should. They acknowledge that environmental and social concerns deserve attention, but not at the expense of company profit. Surprisingly, many companies are discovering that they can enhance their competitive positioning by behaving more responsibly. Based on Bob’s latest book, The New Sustainability Advantage, the business case repositions innovative environmental and social strategies as a means to achieving existing company goals, rather than a separate imperative to worry about. That is, smart sustainability strategies help companies survive current economic uncertainties, while positioning them to thrive in the new economy.
Bob Willard is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and has given hundreds of keynote presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences.
A PMI’s Construction Industry Community of Practice Weinar with Felipe Andre Isore Gutierrez, PMP
1 – 2 PM EDT (19:00 CET/France)
This webinar will pass through the main issues of construction project risk management available techniques as well as the importance of implementing appropriate, customized policies, procedures, tools and techniques
Such matters will be put in an ideal world viewpoint but will point out the importance of keeping it real.
Felipe Andre Isore Gutierrez, PMP, is a construction risk expert with broad experience in providing Project Management risk, compliance, forensic and assurance services.
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An IPM Day Webinar at 12 noon – 1pm EST – 18:00 CET/France (1 PDU)
Portfolio Management and Resource Planning: The Strategic Connection
Resource Planning is a major factor in developing an effective Portfolio Management strategy. In today’s business environment, a well-organized portfolio management process, strong leadership, and the ability to manage resources effectively are key elements for organizational success.
This webinar will be presented as an interview with Peter Heinrich, CEO of PDWare, an organization that specializes in portfolio management, resource planning strategies and the tools and techniques that will raise the level of organizational resource utilization.
Main topics of discussion:
- Portfolio management and resource planning – The Strategic Connection
- The cost of poor resource planning
- Creating organizational awareness about resource planning
- Optimizing resource utilization
The webinar will also include useful information about the portfolio management process
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