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Scrum in the Waterfall

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Just because you are working in a waterfall organization doesn't mean you can't be Agile. Join Dave Prior as he walks you through a case study on implementing Scrum in a waterfall environment. He offers some key practices and data points that will enable you to be successful in both keeping the team productive and providing the information needed to build trust and confidence with the Project Sponsors and Senior Executives you need to support your Agile implementation.

Facilitating GAP Analysis

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Bridge the gap between your business objectives and ways to achieve them. Armed with just a flip-chart and a few color markers, Michael Wood demonstrates a highly efficient method that you can use for developing requirements with users rapidly. Dazzle senior management with what you can produce in just a couple of 45 minute work-sessions using this technique.

Align Project Management with Organizational Strategy

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It is the projects that an organization undertakes that determine its strategy. Without a tie to execution, a company's stated strategy is no more than words on paper. Join Jennifer Russell in this video presentation to learn about how to use strategic planning in the execution of your projects and turn vision into reality.

Reading The Table: Advanced Communication for Project Managers

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In any collaborative engagement there is a significant amount of information that is conveyed via paralanguage and non-verbal communication. Honing your ability to discover and interpret this information will make you a more effective project manager. Join Dave Prior in a presentation on advanced communication for project managers.

Primary Project Goals

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Whether you call them goals or objectives, your project needs to have them, and they need to be specific, measurable, realistic, timely and agreed upon. Join Stephen Maye as he helps you answer the age-old burning question, "Why are we doing this project anyway?"

The Art of War for Project Managers

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Dave Prior explains how to use the teachings in Sun Tzu's masterpiece for success at work. While this presentation is geared towards in your role as a project manager, many of the lessons can be applied in other facets of day-to-day life to help you subtly manipulate a situation towards a desired outcome.

PMXPO2011 Keynote: The Passionate Project Manager

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Not all projects are life and death...they just seem that way. For Ric O'Barry, founder of The Dolphin Project and producer of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, projects are very much life and death. Not just for his career or the future of his company, but for an entire species of intelligent and beautiful creature who have been exploited and abused for little more than entertainment. Ric has gone to the literal ends of the Earth and pulled together world-class teams from industries as varied as pearl diving and movie effects to find success on his project. In this exclusive presentation, he'll share his thoughts on inspiring others with his own passion and how to keep your project in perspective when your emotions might get in the way of progress.

PMXPO2011 Building a Successful EPMO: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Maximizing the Gains

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Enterprise PMOs are the way of the future. They bring a tremendous amount of benefit to the organization through shared best practices, companywide resource utilization, enterprise risk management, and of course the economies of scale that can only be dreamed of at the department level PMO. More and more organizations are recognizing the advantages that can be gained by taking PMOs to the enterprise level, but these gains don't come by chance. To be effective EPMOs need to ensure that they have integrated portfolio management across their entire organization -without that an EPMO is merely an umbrella for a group of disjointed methodologies and functions. This presentation provides some sign posts on the roadmap towards a successful EPMO implementation.

PMXPO2011 The Hard Work of Mastering Soft Skills: Take Your Leadership to the Next Level

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Are you able to consistently deliver, on time and within budget, projects that meet or exceed stakeholders' expectations? Today's organizations expect project managers to have a strong set of soft skills to compliment their use of innovative methodologies and project tools. This webcast will present the top six soft skills leaders need today to manage their projects more effectively, power tips to promote project success and three leadership tips for action. This presentation will offer value to private and public sector project managers, project management office directors, public sector executives and consultants in the public sector. Bring along your questions!

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PMXPO 2013 - 21st Century PM: Equipping Managers for the Challenge

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To look into the future--more often than not--you must first look back. But if we are to do that and look ahead to envision what the future of project management might look like 10, 20 or even 100 years from now, looking at how the past envisioned the future may help point us in the right direction and show us where that journey into the future is headed. So what did the future look like, in the past?

PMXPO 2013 - IT Strategy: Project Management for the Minimalist

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Regardless of the tool you use, your preference for Scrum or Waterfall, there are three things every project management solution needs: a prioritized backlog of potential projects; a centralized location for inbounding, evaluating and accepting or rejecting new work; and a way to involve the team in realistic resource planning. If your solution doesn't do these three things, you might be running in circles.

PMXPO 2012 Keynote: CSI:Project

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Few of us run projects that depend on DNA samples or tire tread analysis, but the same research and attention to detail that has made the CSI franchise so wildly successful can translate to better projects for YOU! Series consultants and actors David Berman and Jon Wellner will be on hand at PMXPO 2012 to take you from idea to air-date with night-vision clarity and behind-the-scenes information on how the show is made and how you can apply TV-show solutions to real-world project challenges.

PMXPO 2012 Going For Gold: Delivering Successfully Despite Uncertainty

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We live in an uncertain world of tricky projects and programs. For most of us, this means ambiguous requirements, disinterested stakeholders and even teams dispersed around the globe. In this complex and messy world, we're still expected to deliver. This means managing risks, both positive and negative. But too often, risk management in projects is a boring bolt-on, rather than a fundamental part of ensuring successful delivery, and is of little value. In this presentation, we'll look at how you can engage other people to identify, own and manage risks on your project or program.

PMXPO 2012 Most Valuable Certifications: A Recipe for Your Perfect Alphabet Soup

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Project managers have no shortage of certification choices -- multiple certifying bodies offering multiple certifications each. How do you choose the right one for you? Do you simply follow the crowd, or would you do better to stand out from the rest? Is one qualification enough or do you need several? Should you be a generalist or a specialist? In this presentation, Andy Jordan tries to disentangle the jumble of letters and offer some practical advice.

PMXPO 2012 Brave New World of PPM: What We Need, Why We Need It and How To Get There

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There has been an exception amount written, presented and discussed around the topic of portfolio management. Some of it is theoretical, some of it is useful and some of it is contradictory. For the executive or manager trying to make sense of portfolio management, a reasonable understanding of what it is and how to make it work is critical. Mark Mullaly provides an exploration of the world of portfolio management - both what has been done, and what is emerging as new trends and perspectives.

PMXPO 2012 Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: Defining a CXO's Bottom Line

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This session focuses on trade-offs between organizational/project efficiency vs. effectiveness. Many organizations confuse the two concepts not realizing that an overly focused effort to run the business efficiently can all-too-often erode how effective the organization is at delivering value to stakeholders. The same is especially true when it comes to achieving project success. Is efficiency overrated? Join Michael Wood in this session and decide for yourself.

PMXPO 2012 Managing Agility: Embracing the Benefits of Agile Leadership

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This presentation will review the concept of Agile Leadership as it is described in the Agile Manifesto, within the context of well-known leadership concepts and methods to solve problems that project leaders face on a day to day basis. It is more than simply removing impediments or driving tasks to completion, but rather managing and embracing the tension of being both leader and servant, task master and coach, and mentor and mentee depending on the situation.

Managing Project Risk

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Join Stephen Maye as he walks you through getting a handle on your project's risks. This video features a presentation on identifying potential risks, detailed risk analysis and risk avoidance and mitigation techniques as well as some more intimate conversations with Stephen on his experiences with risk.

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Project Manager

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Jennifer Russell moves past the current CSR fads and explains why you, as a project manager, should be concerned with corporate social responsibility. Learn how responsible and sustainable projects have a real impact on the success of your projects, your business, and ultimately your career.

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