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As a valued member of the ProjectManagement.com community, we wanted to let you know of some upcoming webinars that may be of interest to you! In addition to providing insights from the industry's most respected voices on the most relevant and important topics today, these webinars also help you earn PDUs.

You may tailor the webinars of interest to you based on the practice areas you selected in your profile (you can alter your practice interests here). Please keep in mind that the capacity for the live webinars is limited, but you can always watch the archived webinars later—and we offer an extensive library of on-demand webinars you can also explore here!

The Agile Enterprise: What is different in an Agile Project?
Mar 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
Presenter: Stelian ROMAN
The concept of the Agile Project Manager is almost universally accepted, at least in IT projects; although there is no Agile Project Management Methodology. Traditional approaches like PMBoK and PRINCE2 had always the capability to use techniques that are part of the Agile delivery: incremental and iterative development, early delivery of increments of the project, multi-functional teams, inspect and adapt, etc. Most Agile frameworks, like Scrum, were created by and for software development and are challenged when it comes to complex projects where Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Procurement, and Financial Management skills and knowledge are crucial for a successful delivery. The role of Project Manager is as important as ever for the success of any initiative defined by scope, time, and budget - otherwise a project. Agile may or may not be the best delivery approach, but if it is, how is an Agile project different ? This webinar is trying to answer this question using real life examples from IT and Business projects.

How an Awarded Program Improved Hospital Discharge Summaries for Successful Patient Recoveries
Mar 12, 2019 3:00:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Presenters: Michael Caesar Ocreto, Andre D'Penha, Vinod Kumar Paidakula, Lorelie Kaid
The University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada wanted to ensure that patients who are discharged from hospitals receive the necessary support for a successful recovery. In 2014, UHN embarked on a 3-year, CA$955,000 quality improvement initiative which included creating a standardized electronic Discharge Summary for UHN’s 35,000 annual inpatients, detailing their hospital experience and requirements for ongoing care. The program finished on schedule and under budget and was a winner of the 2018 PMI Award for Project Excellence. Learn about this awarded program’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.


More Upcoming Webinars

3/28/19 2:00 PM Interactive Visual Project Communications
4/1/19 10:00 AM Mastering the Art of Having Difficult Conversations – Part 1
4/3/19 2:00 PM Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Seeing the Strengths of Others (Part 2)
4/5/19 9:00 AM The Agile Enterprise: The Role of the PMO in Agile Transformations
4/9/19 12:00 PM Better Project Outcomes by Communicating for Understanding
4/17/19 1:00 PM The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Techniques for Bringing the Best Out in Virtually Any Senior Leader
4/30/19 10:00 AM Mastering the Art of Having Difficult Conversations – Part 2

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PMP Exam Update

Five exams changed in 2018 including the PMP and PMI-ACP.  Additional information is here, https://www.pmi.org/update-center

  • PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition Updates
    • Content on Agile throughout the Guide and in an Appendix
    • Four New Sections in each Knowledge Area:
          Key Concepts
              Trends and Emerging Practices
              Tailoring Considerations
              Agile/Adaptive Environments
              Greater emphasis on strategic and business knowledge

                                                     

 

APRIL 2019 MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING

April 15, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Center for Global Business Development - Peterson Auditorium
1 College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712
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APRIL 2019 MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING

April 15, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Center for Global Business Development - Peterson Auditorium
1 College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712
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Office Politics: the elephant in the conference room

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 2019 NWA PMI Officers

  • President: Christine Bartell, PMP

  •  VP Administration: Pench Batta, PMP, PMI-ACP, SPC4

  • VP Finance: Mitchell Hasler, CAPM

  • VP Programs: Manos Stergen, PMP

  • VP Membership:  Cindy Ragan, PMP

  • VP Communications: Cynthia Cooper, PMP, CSM

  • VP Education: Ajay Joshi, PMP

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