Live Webinars

The Great IT Professional offers these free live webinars throughout the year. All one hour webinars are worth 1.0 PDU credits. Webinars less than one hour in length are worth .25 PDU credits for each 15 minutes of instruction.

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Agile And Traditional Approaches To Project Success: Is Hybrid A Poor Second Choice?
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Many organizations use a combination of Agile and Traditional practices: Hybrid Agile. Is this is poor decision or a rational one? Using data from 477 projects, worldwide, we examined the issue of how Hybrid Agile projects perform compared to the alternatives. In this presentation, based on an award winning academic paper, we will give the answer.
Transformation Readiness: How to Thrive in Changing Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
The key to change isn't just a vision, planning, communication, or training. The key to growth is focusing your team on the value generated by the change and how they can most effectively create that value. Participants will learn how to make the mental shifts necessary, how to control their focus and learn the three-dimensional framework for making the biggest difference and handling the emotions around change.
Creating Reliable Software in a World Where Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (Vuca) Is the New Normal
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
We are in an era where good requirements, known environments, and everyone is on our network are things of myth and legend.   Today's software isn't a modernized version of past implementations.  Change isn't some abstract thing in the future its now, every day, every minute. In this session we will establish a new baseline for acceptable software.
Your First 90 Days in a New Leadership Role
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar is a discussion to understand how to build a strong reputation and foundation for success in the first 90 days in a new leadership role.
Software Cost Estimating – Friend or Foe (to Agilists)?
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar with Carol Dekkers, we will gain insights into the role of software cost estimation that may not be apparent or valued by development teams.
Project Management Tools to Save a Struggling Project
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
The session will discuss a group of tools that a project manager can use to redirect and save a struggling project and help get it back on track.
Collaborative Leadership - Leading Into the Future of IT
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
The role of IT in an organisation is becoming more strategic, and the expectations of our team members are changing.  In this webinar, we will look at what this means for you as a leader and how you collaborate with your team and stakeholders, including practical tips you can implement right away as you lead into the future of IT.
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FEB
Be a Self-Growth Agile Organization, Be a Continuous Learning Agile Person
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST
Organizations all over the world face disruption more than ever, in order to survive & strive for success, many attempts made to apply different business agility frameworks & disciplines in IT & business functions, such as Scrum, Less, Safe, etc. Rose Chu will share her stories in agile facilitations & to discuss with you some techniques that may help you/your organization to be sustainably agile.
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FEB
Project Metrics
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
PMO metrics can be a valuable tool for your PMO executive team to understand the maturity level of your organization. As you continue to refine and improve processes and procedures in your PMO, metrics can show you where you are going off track and where you need to adjust/adapt. In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of using metrics in your PMO.
Enterprise Agility
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In a stranger-than-fiction juxtaposition Agile Government has become the Enterprise Agility frontier! Understanding how to enable large scale agility – precisely because not doing so threatens national security! – has become the true test bed of Enterprise Value Stream leadership.
ITIL and High-Velocity IT
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In the ITIL 4 framework, High-Velocity IT provides a way for organizations to focus on their digital products and services, including digital customer experiences. In this webinar, High-Velocity IT will be introduced, covering good practices and mental models, all from a practitioner's perspective.
Metrics to Help Prioritize Process Automations
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This talk will focus start with how to define success on Business Process Automation projects using techniques to model business objectives. We’ll challenge the idea that you need to automate everything up front to start seeing the benefits, and so we’ll explore how you can slice and dice business processes into agile iterations, prioritizing the ones that add the most value.
Let’s Play Ball! Interesting Ways to Display Multidimensional Data Using Baseball Statistics
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Even if you aren't in the professional baseball business, these techniques might give you some ideas for ways to display your own business data and the baseball part will be fun!
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MAR
Project Governance – Trust, but Verify
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Effective project governance requires a process to ensure that status reporting is accurate and unbiased and that issues raised by project team members reach the project sponsor without filtering. In this presentation, we will discuss a process and tool to ensure that project status reports always reflect the true state of every project.
3 Powerful Methods to Improve Your Cybersecurity Testing
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Advanced hacking is accelerating with the convergence of product IT and enterprise IT. Cyberattacks on such IT systems will endanger users and entire companies. We realize that with classic security testing, vulnerability detection is inefficient and incomplete. In this industry presentation, we show the benefits of independent verification and validation for cybersecurity.
Navigating the JEDI Journey
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Navigating the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) characterizing the business world in the 21st century requires a new paradigm, the JEDI North Star Vision, focused on an integrated bottom line – planet, people, and profit. Join us to learn about creating a JEDI North Star Vision for your organization to initiate transformative change.
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MAR
Asking Questions Better: Tips for IV&V Providers
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Many IV&V providers come from an engineering background. Few engineering programs offer courses in human communication or effective interview techniques. This session provides participants with tips and tools for more effectively preparing for and conducting interviews.
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MAR
IV&V – When Do You Need It?
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) is given lip service within project management, usually lumped into testing. You will take away from this presentation an appreciation of how true INDEPENDENT IV&V functions within a product development environment and the decision points on when you need it. You will leave with an appreciation of the benefits of IV&V done correctly and a blueprint for you to follow in your own organization.
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MAR
Tooting Your Own Horn: 5 Ways to Do So Without Being a Pompous Jerk
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
We’ve often heard that you shouldn’t toot your own horn. We shouldn’t be too self-promoting. It’s annoying after all.  And yet it’s YOUR horn!! Why shouldn’t you toot it? We will look at what might happen in your life if you stopped being humble and started being human.
The Strategic Project Leader: Consultative Skills for Organizational Agility
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Project Management Skills for Value Delivery, a study recently released by PM Solutions Research, details how the project manager role is evolving from tactical, project process-focused to higher-order business, leadership and communications. In this webinar, we will share data to help individuals develop an aspirational plan.
Current Developments in Blockchain Technology
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar is designed for everybody interested to find out more about what is new in blockchain technology. We will cover significant developments, adoption, and future trends.
Avoiding a Project Death March
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
A death march is when project staff members believe the project is destined for failure, or that it requires a stretch of unsustainable effort to achieve any success. This session will cover the common causes of death marches, how to develop data and options used in negotiation, and a simple negotiation approach to address the concerns of customers and managers
Define Right Requirements for Acquiring COTS
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Buying Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software is a common way to achieve computer processing capabilities quicker, cheaper, and with less risk than building it.  However, acquiring COTS and other software still has a high rate of failure.  This important interactive presentation reveals the differences and gives guidance on defining requirements that make COTS acquisitions succeed.
Servant Leadership in the Risk Management Environment
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this presentation, the concept of servant leadership is introduced, and then discussed in the context of risk management.  Since servant leaders are those whose primary leadership role is support and coaching, this workshop delves into the notion of how servant leaders can follow through on the basic principles of team-driven solutions, obstacle removal, and cheerleading in a risk management context.
Let’s Connect!  The Human Factor in a Technological World
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In a world awash in new technological powers, the human element is becoming more important than ever in project work. In this webinar you will learn how to play to your strengths in an integrated world where both people and tech must co-exist.
Portfolio Benefit Delivery
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Components of portfolios typically provide status on the deliverables of their work. Portfolio managers must show the value of their organization by translating project and program deliverable status into portfolio benefit delivery status. Attendees will learn how to translate project and program deliverable status into the benefit delivery information that stakeholders really want to see.
Stakeholders: Teams, Owners, Bosses, Directors- It’s All About People
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This presentation focuses on the project manager's activities interacting with project stakeholders - it's all about people. A positive and open project manager's behavior significantly contributes to project success.
The Importance Of Measuring Your Teamwork
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Invariably, project teams measure Key Performance Indicators, often related to cost, quality and time.  All of these are impacted by how effective and efficient your teamwork is, which very few teams measure.  In this webinar, find out about the 16 areas of teamwork that need to be working well, if you and your team are to achieve the success you deserve.
Change Management
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Good enough is no longer good enough because Decision Latency – that is, delays in making decisions – drive huge, negative impacts into program outcomes. Reversing it will supercharge program results, but it demands change leadership to invert analysis paralysis using Lean principles and Agile best practices... proactively!
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APR
Estimation Lab
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Through a series of exercises and examples, participants in this session learn basic estimation techniques as well as thoughtful ways to record and present estimates, and most importantly, a process for estimate improvement.
Understanding your Stakeholders
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this session we are going to look at some diverse ways to analyze our stakeholders. We will look at journey maps and empathy maps to help us understand how we can build and use them as part of stakeholder analysis. We will also look at how we can use these tools to help us write better requirements and deliver better products.
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APR
Using Recessions to Reset: How to Best Grow Yourself for Your Next Move
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Research shows that 80-90% of your ability to advance your career is based on “soft skills.” Yet, many folks are focusing on developing their technical or “hard” skills to improve their careers. In this presentation, you will learn how to visibly improve your soft skills.