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Change HEADWAY: Piloting Change

by Marguerite LeBlanc
May 10, 2011 | 58:30 | Views: 741 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.09 / 5

This webinar focuses on various aspects of piloting change in organizations when change is largely implemented via projects.

Ethical Considerations in Implementing Requirements Management Processes

by Victoria Kumar
April 26, 2011 | 45:55 | Views: 805 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.23 / 5

This webinar introduces requirements management processes and an approach to implement them effectively throughout the project life cycle to help improve project success rates. It then covers ethical considerations in implementing requirements management processes, including a brief discussion of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct; the values that are the foundations of the Code: responsibility, respect, fairness and honesty; and how project management practitioners can ensure compliance with the Code in implementing requirements management processes. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of expected (appropriate and ideal) behavior of project management practitioners in implementing requirement management processes and in full compliance with our Code of Ethics.

Results Through Relationships: Delivering Value as a Trusted Advisor Rather than as a Hired Gun

by Andrew Marshall
April 21, 2011 | 45:40 | Views: 1,876 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

For many consultants, a client engagement can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield. Especially early in engagements, with new clients, we might find ourselves in unknown territory, with few indicators of which way to go, and little, visible, client-side support. Some of us tread gently, hoping not to set anything (or anyone) off. Some of us charge around, proverbial bulls in china shops, with little regard for long term consequences of our actions as long as we deliver the results defined in the agreement. There must be better way to more effectively work towards results without feeling like you’re in a war zone. Relationship management matters and it starts before you even hit the ground. This webinar will explore how you can start your project off on the right foot and begin delivering value as a trusted advisor rather than a hired gun.

Introduction to Earned Value Management and the EVM CoP

by Ray Stratton
April 06, 2011 | 56:54 | Views: 1,029 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.21 / 5

This one hour webinar will introduce attendees to the concepts of Earned Value Management and the PMI EVM Community of Practice. Attendees will learn why EVM has been a cornerstone of project management cost and schedule metrics for over forty years and why interest in this project/program management method continues to grow worldwide. The presentation will discuss the spectrum of EVM applications from simple to in-depth. The immediate value of simplified EVM, and the through detail analysis available from the most formal application of EVM will be discussed. Common EVM analysis products will show how effectively time and money are being used. Finally EVM as a predictor of the final project cost and schedule outcome will be discussed. The webinar will conclude with an introduction to the EVM COP, its goals, training program, and annual events.

Drug Development and Project Management: Know Your Team Members and What They Do

by Rebecca Anderson 
March 29, 2011 | 59:36 | Views: 1,175 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.24 / 5

This webinar will summarize the factors that are characteristic of each work environment, explain the driving forces underlying the team members’ motives, and offer solutions that help you, as a project manager, to channel the team’s enthusiasm and maintain a high performing team.

Leading Meetings with Multicultural Audiences

by Dana Brownlee
March 17, 2011 | 45:23 | Views: 1,972 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.23 / 5

With the increasing prevalence of virtual teams that span the globe, multicultural audiences are becoming more common. Meeting leaders must be poised to meet the unique needs of these groups. One of the key roles of any meeting facilitator is to create a safe environment where all participants feel valued and included. When the meeting includes participants representing a variety of different cultures and backgrounds, this can be somewhat challenging. This webinar will not review technology platforms to support virtual meetings but will provide specific facilitation techniques that are effective and applicable in a variety of meeting situations. If you’re leading a multicultural team, these best practices will improve your effectiveness during your next meeting.

Project HEADWAY: Project Communication in a Social Media World

by Marguerite LeBlanc
March 15, 2011 | 55:46 | Views: 1,239 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.94 / 5

The advent of social media brings with it exciting new communications opportunities within projects. It also brings a new kind of risk. In the age of social media, project managers have a whole new communications dynamic to manage in their projects. This can create a radically different communications plan. It can also create the need to define communications recovery strategies and can impact how we define roles and responsibilities within projects.

Beyond Scope, Schedule, and Cost: Rethinking Performance

by Jim Highsmith
March 15, 2011 | 45:25 | Views: 3,008 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.98 / 5

Agile teams are asked to be agile, flexible, and adaptive, but then are told to conform to planned scope, schedule, and cost goals. They are asked to adapt, but inside a very small box. If we are to scale agility to large projects and bring agile values to organizations, then we must change performance measures. To mirror the Agile Manifesto, it's not that scope, schedule, and cost are unimportant, but that value and quality are more important. This talk explores the necessity for and the rationale behind moving to this new set of agile performance measures

An applied approach to resolving ethical dilemmas.

by Claire DeCusati
February 22, 2011 | 47:54 | Views: 2,735 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.04 / 5

Financial crises. Ponzi schemes. Production of toxic toys. Are these the results of failure in corporate and professional ethics? Each PMI member and anyone holding a PMI certification must agree to abide by the PMI Code of Ethics. But what does this mean for the individual Project Manager? This webinar will explore the new PMI Code of Ethics and how it applies to each of us.

Change HEADWAY: Selling the Dream: Develop a Effective Change Story

by Marguerite LeBlanc
February 15, 2011 | 58:02 | Views: 913 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.18 / 5

As project managers we often have projects handed to us. We are often not involved in defining the compelling reason to make the change or do the project. Our involvement often begins with a: “Hey Sue, would you take this one on?” And off we go to plan and deliver the project, sometimes in a bit of a vacuum that can bite us along the way.


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