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.

OCT
NOV
DEC
Selecting the Right Things to Monitor
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
There is great benefit to monitoring the status of processes but how is it best set up? What are the right elements to monitor? Everyone is chasing live dashboards to have a pulse on their business; however, investing in the wrong monitoring solution or the wrong measures can end up being a liability instead of a benefit. In this discussion, we'll address how to contextualize a process, select the correct measures and metrics, and consider the right monitoring solution for success.
Continuous Monitoring In The Cloud Era
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Continuous monitoring is a cornerstone to well executed DevSecOps. In this session we will discuss: 1) Why cloud has changed the monitoring game; 2) the categories of monitoring and the various sources and methods used to optimize the information received; and 3) individual measures and metrics that have proven valuable.
11
OCT
Continuous Status Monitoring
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Continuous Status Monitoring is critical to successful project management, execution and delivery for any company. As a certified ISO9001:2015 organization, Athens Group continuously monitors project status on a weekly basis - at a minimum. In this webcast, you will gain an appreciation of the effort involved in continuous status monitor and how this connects back to the improvement of customer/project outcomes. Starting with our project management process and the KPIs for each project, you will be presented with a process that you can use within your own organization to improve projects, customer satisfaction and overall outcomes.
Strategy Mapping
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This session will provide an overview of strategy mapping best practices for the modern business architect.
18
OCT
Don’t Punish Your Top Performers!
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
It is too easy to punish top performers and let the under-performers slide. This session will discuss how to recognize and reward top performers, understand and stop those that are toxic, and address under-performers to improve group performance.
Engaging Team Collaboration – How Curiosity Can Unlock Your Team Collaborations
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST
How and where we work has changed, but the need for collaboration has not!  Chances are your teams no longer spend all their time in the same office, so how can you maintain or even improve collaboration in your geographically dispersed group?  In this webinar we will outline the key to successful collaboration.
Communication, Collaboration, Improv…Oh My!
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In Daniel Pink’s book," To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others", the author highlights improv skills as a necessary competency for everyone. In this webinar, we will focus on the key improvisation techniques that will help you be a more attentive and flexible team member. You will receive instruction on how to suspend judgment, how to keep conversations moving forward, how to listen generously, and how to take collaboration to new levels. We will also teach you how to directly apply these skills on the job.
Project Leadership
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
The most successful leaders are ordinary people who invest extra effort into creating high-performance teamwork so that both individuals and the team achieve extraordinary things.  In this webinar, we will explore what these leaders do, and how they behave to achieve this.
Setting Control Limits and Next Steps
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
You feel confident you have a great monitoring solution in place so what's next? After all the effort to set up a monitoring process, it can easily go to waste if the right process is not in place to translate monitoring into action that is relevant for the business. In this talk, we'll discuss: 1) what indicators to manage; 2) how control limits are relevant to the business and; 3) what to do when your monitoring suggests an action is called for.
Collaboration and How to Achieve it Through Team Building Activities
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, we will explore team building and why team building is so crucial for collaboration. (Hint: it increases employee morale, improves team communication, builds trust, and resolves conflicts!)
IT Cost Estimation Jeopardy: the Management Game that's Behind the Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This session outlines a streamlined and professional approach to software cost estimation together with an estimation maturity model for companies who want to improve their software cost estimating success and ultimately develop better software.
How Well Is Your Digital Thread Initiative Going?
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar introduces the concept of digital thread and presents important project metrics to ensure best practices and health of such an initiative.
Artificial Intelligence, Complexity and Project Management
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST
In this webinar we will explore the different uses for artificial intelligence in projects and discuss what changes project managers can expect in the future. We will discuss complexity theory and complexity application in projects and will explain current best practices and how project managers are using artificial intelligence for successful projects.
The One Project Metric that Matters: Business Objectives
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, we’ll focus on projects and how you can use business objectives to prioritize features for development to ensure they all help deliver the desired business value. We will teach you how to develop good business objectives and how to apply them to control project scope.
Agile Metrics: More Effectiveness by Measuring What Matters
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar, you will find out quickly what is delaying your project - and how to speed things up!
Benchmarking as a Creativity Technique
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In project metrics, as in many other areas of management control, benchmarking is a fundamental technique. Instead of limiting yourself to one-to-one comparisons, you can benchmark “laterally,” using real metrics from laterally-chosen products or services to reveal new insights and opportunities. This webinar is based on research conducted at The Weather Channel and game manufacturer TSR.
29
NOV
Independent Verification and Validation
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar you will gain an appreciation of how true independent IV&V functions within both IT and OT environments. Multiple real-world examples will be used and hardware, training, systems, and risk will also be addressed. You will gain an appreciation of the benefits of IV&V - when done correctly - and a blueprint to follow in your own organization.
Value Analysis
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
In this webinar we will look at the benefits and costs of IV&V as well as the various dimensions to consider when calculating ROI for the effort. We'll look at the factors to consider when deciding when, how, and why to engage in IV&V activities along with the value the organization expects to get from its efforts.
Independent Verification and Validation
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar will explore how to use independent verification and validation techniques to build quality into a project and help deliver an outcome that is useful, relevant, and in alignment with your customer's expectations.
Seven Signs Your IV&V has “Gone Native”
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Participants in this session will: 1) Be oriented to the role of IV&V and its potential benefits; 2) Understand the risks of an IV&V vendor “going native” and over-identifying with the system vendor; 3) Become familiar with seven signs that suggest there is a danger that your IV&V Vendor is losing their objectivity; and 4) Learn possible corrective actions to remedy the problem before it gets out of hand.
Independent Verification and Validation for Cybersecurity
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this industry presentation, we show the benefits of independent verification and validation for cybersecurity. Based on our experiences at Vector we demonstrate with enhanced Grey-Box Penetration Test (GBPT) how to reduce test effort while being more effective in terms of coverage and indicating less false positives.
Preparing for a Successful Audit
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
The company has decided to engage in IV&V - what's next? Like any consulting engagement with a third party, this type of work requires clear problems, goals, and success criteria in order to get the most benefit from the project or, in the worst case, to avoid significant waste from the activity. In this discussion, we'll address how IV&V is a formal project effort and how to plan to get the most out of it.
Project Governance
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This webinar will describe how to keep projects running smoothly, on budget, with timely deliveries and client satisfaction. To do this consistently, there needs to be an overall framework that oversees the project. This is what we call project governance. Some best practices about project governance implementation will be shared.
Sure, But Can You Be Consistent Consistently?
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST
Project and organizational governance rely on a single principle.  Consistency.  In a nation of laws, laws govern consistently.  In a business, the code of ethics provides consistent guidance.  In every enterprise, there is some degree of governance, and some degree of consistency.  This webinar highlights ways to encourage consistency and build it into the organizational infrastructure.
Project Governance Is Over Rated or Is It?
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST
Project Governance doesn’t have to be rigid.  In a world of adaptability and abbreviated go-to-market cycles, this webinar will explore how governance has value and what it looks like to different teams and different organizations.
Governance Practices of the High-Performing PMO
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Can a PMO drive organizational performance without becoming “the methodology police”? New data from The State of the PMO 2022 shows the way. Combining findings from three recent research studies, this presentation will show how the best PMOs function, in terms of setting standards for the management of portfolios and projects.