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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17
AUG
CRISPR - The Fourth Industrial Revolution is Here!
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Led by CRISPR, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) will now start focusing on biology - the editing of the building blocks of life. In this webinar, you will gain an appreciation of how we got to 4IR, an understanding of CRISPR, and the role CRISPR played in developing the COVID-19 vaccines.
Don’t Let Your Design Thinking Silver Bullet Be a Blank
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Over-hyped design thinking can often mislead you. In this webinar, you will learn the secrets for delivering perfect, on-demand design innovation.
Inherent Simplicity – How to Deal With Complexity in Knowledge Work in a Simple Way
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar discusses how the concepts of Inherent Simplicity provide us with nine factors for efficient value streams in knowledge work.
10 Ways to Break Agile Development Slowly Without Knowing It
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Agile teams often start strong after their initial Agile class, but unless they are very careful, small breakages can recur over time. In this webinar, we will review the top 10 breakages to look out for.
Expert Panel Discussion: Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT) and Its Impact
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This expert panel discussion with Henry Will, Dr. Larry Dribin, and Don Shafer will explore the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). We will provide a basic introduction to the key concepts of IoT, we will discuss examples of IoT in the world around us, and we will examine how companies are leveraging the internet of things in innovative ways. Our goal is to give attendees a vocabulary and mental model for understanding the impact of IoT in the modern world, and a roadmap for becoming more actively involved in this exciting new technology.
Getting Involved with the Space Economy
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
What if someone tells you that you too, can be involved in the space business? Come and out find out what all the buzz around the new space race is all about.
Virtual Agile
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, you will learn how to leverage agile project management best practices for virtual, agile teams that are not co-located.
Best Practices for Project Management During and After the Pandemic
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Everything has changed due to COVID-19 . But project managers who have adapted and adjusted to COVID-19 will need to continue to do so as the pandemic pushes the field of project management evolve further.
Agile 2.0
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Agile is on the brink of a new beginning, and this new version of Agile will address many of the weaknesses of the first. We call this new beginning Agile 2.0.
5 Steps For Greater Business Agility
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar will examine how business leaders can boost organizational agility in the face of unprecendented market shifts, exponentitally changing buyer behaviour, and new requirements for remote working.
Is What You Know Really True?
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
In this webinar we will discuss how to avoid wasting valuable resources retaining outdated information and how to qualify new information which may be coming from outside your organization, or from more experimental parts of your enterprise.
29
SEP
Why Your Project Will Be Late (and What You Can Do About It)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar we reveal the mathematical truth behind what our intuition has told us all along about traditional schedules and offer insights to improve estimates and schedules going forward.
30
SEP
Value-Based Enterprise Management in Government
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Public sector organizations at all levels and of all types are facing intense pressure to do more with less. Can value based management (VBM) be brought to bear in such an environment? In this webinar, you will learn how VBM leverages multiple enterprise performance management (EPM) methods (balanced scorecards, strategy maps, budgets, activity-based cost management, forecasts, and resource capacity planning) to align resources with both strategy and action and we will explore how widely accepted these practices are in government.
Promoting Data Driven Decisions
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, you will learn how to leverage people analytics and machine learning to gather information that will allow you to make better people management decisions and improve organizational outcomes.
Is Your Team Self Functioning, High Performing and Adding Value?
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, you will learn how to build teams in which all members are having their intrinsic and extrinsic needs met; and, where organizationally they are able to add value consistently.
How to Measure and Communicate PMO Value
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Before your leaders start questioning the value of the PMO, make sure you are armed with the right metrics! In this webinar we will cover what you should measure - and how - and how you should communicate the value your PMO is contributing to the organization.
A Few Things About The Internet of Things (IoT) – An Introduction
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, you will be able to gain a better understanding of what IoT is, how it works, and where it’s used.
Unchain the Blocks
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Blockchain can solve many business and technology issues.  But blockchain is a complex technology, too. This webinar will teach you how the blockchain actually works, and will discuss the benefits and challenges involved in implementing the technology.
Slow, Small Projects - Miracles in Just 12 Years
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, Carl Pritchard shares the power of working with perseverance over time, and he will put this in the context of his own 12-year journey of personal (and project) transformation.
Enterprise Architecture Value Measurement - A Pragmatic Approach
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar describes a process for deriving EA value metrics that align with the value drivers that are particular to an organization: those that are important to both the core business as well as key stakeholders.
21
OCT
Problem Analysis
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
This webinar will introduce the purpose of problem analysis in structuring and assessing business cases, as well as provide a standard method to conduct problem analysis in a universal project context.
26
OCT
2021 PMO Research: How PMOs are Purposed and Managed
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, we are going to present the most current 2021 PMO research and discuss how PMOs are being repurposed and managed as well as the new opportunities and risks that many PMOs currently face.
Dynamic Flow Within Teams: Understanding the Interacting Forces Bringing Teams Together and Tearing Them Apart
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar will introduce you to a dynamic theory of human temperaments called the Enneagram in which you’ll gain new insights into the patterns of flow that shape your life and the lives of everyone you work with.
Finding Your Place in a New, Digital World
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, we will address the bewilderment that many of you feel when faced with new, difficult to understand technology trends and will give you the mindset you need to flourish in this new world.
The Project Management Control Room - Tracking the Factors that Really Drive Project Results
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar we will discuss the merits of a Project Management Control Room, define the metrics we should be monitoring, and see an example of a successful PM Control Room implementation.
Agile Sales Enablement For Greater Product Growth
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar we will get you up to speed on Agile sales enablement - the new growth area for most mid-market, product-centric companies post pandemic.
Out of Control Work Entry Means "No Agile For You"
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, we will use five common patterns of work entry to highlight team dysfunctions of poor work entry practices.  We will also explore a path forward for each work entry pattern to help improve the delivery of business value.
Lessons Learned from Software Maintenance Datasets
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar presents the results from a study that applied data science techniques to software maintenance efforts.
10
NOV
The Capacity Quadrant™ – 4 Keys to Demystifying Resource Management
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST
Resource Management and Capacity Planning are frequently cited among today’s top pain points. In this webinar you will learn how the Capacity Quadrant™ can help smooth the way to greater business agility, fewer fire drills, and more productive people.
11
NOV
Negotiating with Strong Stakeholders
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar will discuss how to negotiate effectively with strong stakeholders, especially those in authority positions.
How To Say No Politely and Professionally — And Make It Stick
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, you’ll learn when to say no to work-related requests, how to refuse (even when it’s your boss or customer), and how to deal with pushback or negative responses.
Size (Really!) Matters When it's the Key to Better Project Funding
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Did you know that the more accurate your software is sized, the higher your funding levels can be? In this webinar we will explore the hidden link between functional size measurement (function points) and better project funding.
18
NOV
Project and Program Risk Management
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar will focus on the planning, monitoring, controlling and analysis aspects that one encounters when managing risk on projects and programs.
Leadership in Times of Disruption
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
The scale of change we encounter during the next decade will surpass that of the past half-century. Leaders are going to need to reinvent profit models, transform market positions, and produce innovative products. Are you ready?
Understanding Your Customers is Key to Driving Value and Innovation
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar will explain how a proven Voice of the Customer (VOC) process can provide a detailed understanding of customer requirements, a common language for product or service development, and a useful springboard for highly valued innovation.
Digital Transformation: Opportunities and Action
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, we will overview the pace of change and its impact, implications and opportunities. We will also help you identify key areas to digitize, including strategy, core processes, and technology.
Keeping Your Team Engaged!
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
In this webinar, we will explore what management needs to be doing to keep your teams thriving and engaged.
Agile and the PMO: What the Research Says
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar you will learn what the top performing IT organizations are doing that sets them apart from low performers.
Inside the Mindset of Successful Program Managers
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, we will share insights and experiences on what it means to be a successful program manager: mindsets, methods, attitudes, skill sets, and environmental factors.
Early Estimates Based on Incomplete Requirements
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar you will learn the methods and techniques for performing early estimates based on incomplete requirements. This session is relevant for Software Business Analysts, Product Owners, Project Managers and Scrum Masters.
Emotional Intelligence:  An Essential Tool for Successful Digital Transformation
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
During digital transformation projects, the only constant we can count on is unexpected change. In this webinar we will explore how Emotional Intelligence can help leaders flex, adapt, and pivot throughout such change.
16
DEC
The Most Important Skill You’ll Need as a Project Portfolio Leader
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar will challenge conventional wisdom, offer a new way to think about project portfolios as value-maximization engines, and propose simple principles of flow that you can apply right now to amplify value delivery dramatically.