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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JAN
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.
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DEC
Simple, Lightweight and Effective Governance for Projects and Project Portfolios
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This presentation will offer an alternative designed to get simple, lightweight, and effective governance, with true servant leadership as the foundation, using appropriate guardrails and signals to ensure that the pursuit of the broader organizational goals remain front and center.  This allows for a much more scalable model than the usual byzantine hierarchical organizational models that have become the norm.
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.
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.
Coping With Project Nightmares
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Based on his popular book Coping With Supervisory Nightmares, Michael Dobson identifies some of the most common nightmares of project leadership, and provides you with clear, practical, and useful methods to bring even the toughest situations under control. If project leadership nightmares are plaguing your work life, then it’s time for a change — starting with this webinar!
Project Leadership - You Cannot Manage a Project to Success
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
You cannot manage a project to success; you must lead a project to success. This presentation describes the critical responsibilities of the project manager in leading the team through vision, motivation, communication, action, focus and tenacity, i.e., leadership. The key question is: how do you acquire/develop project leaders?
Metrics That Mean Something
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Measurement is one form of making the process and the impact of work entry explicit and visible. The goal of controlling work entry is simple, to ensure the organization gets the right value when it's needed. This occurs by making sure teams pull the right work when they have the capacity. While that sounds simple, the real world is complex, measurement helps spotlight the work entry function so that it can be controlled and improved. Most organizations measure and perhaps even measure the measures themselves. Most of these measures and metrics are context-driven and will not matter in every environment. So rather than inventory all possible metrics we focus on the one core area that matters across the board, Flow.
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JAN
Project Leadership – Is Everyone Following You?
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Effective project leadership requires skills and capabilities including enthusiasm, inspiration, delegation, budgeting, time management, conflict management, and communicating among others. With these skills people will follow you to where you want them to go.
The Secret Sauce of Leadership: Collaborative Learning
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
In this webinar you will understand how to set up your team for innovation.
Managing Stakeholder Expectations
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Project stakeholders are people or groups whose influence can have a positive or negative impact on the outcome of a project. For that reason, it is imperative to have a clear understanding of who these individuals and groups are; where their expectations and interest lie; and how best to effectively manage expectations throughout project lifecycles.
Stakeholder Feedback
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Messaging in project management can be everything.  But for many PMs, it comes across as an afterthought.  Carl explains how project managers (and any other managers) can leverage the basic concepts of journalism, from the six basic questions to the inverted pyramid to the follow-on.  He examines the three most common mistakes we make in everything from e-mail to project reports, and drives home the need to remember what the receiver needs to hear.
Why Pattern Languages Are the Future of Agile
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Most companies adopting Agile do so with a framework. Frameworks provide necessary structure and quick starts. But they also lock people into solutions that may or may not fit them. This talk discusses how pattern languages can provide the needed structure while keeping solutions flexible. They also increase focus on our real problems and not just improving a framework adoption.
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.
Capability-Based Business Architecture Transformation
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This session will discuss how the architecture practice provided a capability-based view of their common and foundational platforms to support an enterprise-wide transformation effort based on industry standards and best practices.
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JAN
Sanctuaries of Stability in Times of Tumult: The Power of "How Might We...?"
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
The webinar draws from multiple bodies of knowledge including Change Acceleration and Theory of Constraints for specific insights on how to harness the power of 'How Might We' to broaden our trust circle and harvest the greater creativity that comes from a richer, more diverse experience base.