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About Our New PDU Liasion
Purpose: PMIRGC recognized the need for a director-level position (PDU Liaison) that rendered assistance in getting members certified through PMI as well as maintaining those credentials. The latest change to the PDU structure provided an opportunity to bring in an expert on the PDU structure to take the mystery out of getting PDUs and maintaining credentials. The PDU Liaison is also responsible for assisting the Board in getting PMIRGC-specific PDUs registered at PMI so that all attendees can easily and readily apply them towards their credential maintenance.
About the PDU Liaison: Randi Krueger has been a member of PMIRGC since 2014 and has served in a volunteer capacity since 2015. Randi has 3 different PMI certifications, gained expertise in writing applications, and applying PDUs across several different credentials. She looks forward to assisting PMIRGC members in getting and maintaining their credentials, which will set them up for success as they progress in their career and personal development.
This program is intended as a resource for all our members. Feel free to reach out to Randi with any questions on PDUs specific to your situation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
How to Claim PDUs
- Log onto https://ccrs.pmi.org/ using your PMI-registered user name and password.
- Click on “Report PDUs” from the left menu.
- Click "Course or Training" under the Education heading.
- Type in the Provider ID for Rio Grande Chapter, which is C033.
- Type in the Activity ID that is provided to you after completion of the event.
- Type in the Date Started and Date Completed values that are provided to you after the event.
- Click the up arrow under the talent triangle that is provided to you after completion of the event. The PDU amount will also be provided to you after completion of the event.
- Click the checkbox "I agree this claim is accurate" and submit.
Detailed PDU Information
The PDU requirements align with the new Talent Triangle. Detailed information about CCR requirements can be found HERE.
How to Prevent Issues with Reporting Your PDUs
PDU reporting errors usually result from two specific discrepancies in data.
- Member Name Reported. There is a difference between the name used to register for an event and the member’s “official” name on file at PMI Global. During registration you will be asked to confirm that your registration name is the same as your official member name on the PMI Global site. (Using your official name helps prevent reporting errors). If you prefer not to use your official member name when registering for an event, there is a place in the process for members to indicate an alternate name for their name badge.
- Membership vs. Credential Number. Use your membership number. There is a difference between your membership number and your credential (certification) number. These are not the same -- and your credential number may be the same as someone else’s member number! You can find both your PMI ID and your Credential number on the dashboard page when you log in at https://ccrs.pmi.org. During registration, enter your member number. If there is a “number” mismatch when we report the PDUs, it will err out and we will be unable to complete the process for you. If this happens, you should receive an email with information to self-report the event’s PDU(s).
WEBINARS FROM PROJECTMANAGEMENT.COM
- Agile for Data Science
This webinar aims to help end users understand how data projects different from other IT project. Identify common pitfalls and how agile practices and domain knowledge can help to drive and deliver data analytics projects successfully. Introduce industry standards and explain why we have to implement and use multiple technical and management frameworks and show the benefits of using them on a daily basis. Provide some useful insights that will make planning and estimation easier and deliver value to the business and the end user.
- What Is Wrong with Benefits Realization?
Too often we think of project management in the context of "doing projects right", but it does not really work. We have to do the right projects first and make sure the desired outcomes do contribute to the company strategy realization. Benefits realization management (BRM) can be a good solution to align project management with company strategy. There are some common mistakes, which companies make in BRM, and some action points to avoid them and improve the situation.
- Intrinsic Motivation: Team Mastery for Managers
Much research and many popular books have been directed toward understanding the pursuit and achievement of mastery. A common understanding has emerged that mastery is more directly dependent upon the amount of time devoted toward deliberate practice. In mature skill areas, mastery can require 10,000 hours or more of deliberate practice. An organization or team filled with members who are committed toward achieving mastery is both desirable and elusive regardless of the industry or field. The key to achievement of mastery on an organizational or team level is individual motivation. Historically, most motivational research and advice has focused on extrinsic motivation. Recently, research has focused more and more on the power of intrinsic motivation. Intrinsically motivating teams can seem complicated and even contradictory. However, understanding the practical sources of intrinsic motivation can help managers apply the principles to real-world situations and increase their team's drive to achieve mastery.
- Change Success: Driving Outcomes that Matter
How does your organization define project success? In order for a project to be truly successful it must deliver its anticipated ROI/business objectives.
- They Is We; Them Is us: Life Lessons from a Career in Project Management
Inevitably, project managers will find themselves in situations that challenge their accumulated knowledge in the field. If you ever find yourself faced with such situations that leave you talking to yourself, muttering statements like "They would never let me do what I learned at this place", or "I'll never be able convince them that what they have asked me to do is wrong", then this webinar is for you.
- Project HEADWAY: Yes, You Can Deviate From the Process
Processes emerge because there is a perception that they work. Sometimes this is shaped by expert opinion. Sometimes it is because of "best practices." In many instances they respond to executive whims and desires. In a perfect world, processes work reasonably well most of the time. That also means there are times when what is normally prescribed is not just inappropriate, but may actually undermine what needs to be accomplished. Knowing when to deviate from process-and how-is one of the most important skills for project managers to learn.
- Managing Risk in Agile Environments: Bridging the Gap Between ERM and Scrum
Project Managers will continue to play a vital role in the new Agile world. At the Enterprise Level there will always be a need for Governance and the larger the organisation, the more focus there will be in managing risks.
- Disciplined Decision Making: Experiences in Using the Ethical Decision-Making Framework (EDMF)
The purpose of this webinar is to provide practical experiences from using the PMI Ethical Decision Making Framework (EDMF). The webinar begins with the background and genesis for the EDMF, and an overview of the tool and the steps required. Next, the webinar summarizes the research design, collection and analysis process. Participants were asked identify an ethical dilemma, preferably in a business environment, and use the steps in the tool to evaluate the alternatives. Analysis includes what the participants did well, and what they struggled with. In final parts of the webinar, there are recommendations for further use of the tool as a structured mechanism to stop and think before acting in a rash fashion. This tool, was developed by the PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group (EMAG) which acts as a product leader in creating tools and techniques to facilitate meeting the expectations of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. This webinar is applicable to all those working in or related to the project management discipline. Objectives: - Explain background and intended use of Ethical Decision Making Framework (EDMF) - Describe recent EDMF effectiveness research based on student practical experiences - Summarize tool improvement and applicability recommendations
- How Excellence in Collaboration Creates Better Project Plan
As projects become more complex, they require collaboration between many different parts of an organization. Creating a common vision and project approach become critical to project planning, approvals and successful project execution.
- Business Requirements Gathering for Agile Projects
Utilizing effective business requirements gathering techniques is crucial to project success in any environment. In RefineM's webinar, attendees will learn how to effectively gather business requirements on Agile projects. They will be exposed to techniques including brainstorming, focus group techniques, and many other. They will leave the course ready to gather business requirements for Agile projects.
- Lean and Six Sigma: A Blended Approach
We have all heard of Lean and Six Sigma, but what about blending the two approaches into a complementary systemic approach to excellence. This presentation will talk about the evolution of process improvement from both lean and six sigma perspective and how the methods complement each other in healthcare and service industries. Case studies from 2 organizations will be presented that successfully deployed Lean Sigma thinking.
- Yikes, I am Being Replaced by a BOT!
Robotic Processing Automation (RPA) promises to be a major disruptor to both organizations and their employees over the next few years. This session will answer all of your RPA questions and most importantly discuss what Change Managers must do in order to prepare organizations and their employees for this technology.
- Forecast Scheduling for Innovators
Forecast Scheduling for Innovators shows you how you can forecast your project with just the project schedule, even without advanced techniques like Earned Value, Critical Chain or Agile. The author invented the 'Principle of Dynamic Scheduling' that states: If one thing changes in your project, you should have to change only a single cell in your project schedule to have the scheduling engine recalculate the rest of the schedule. Using this principle, you minimize your effort to maintain the schedule during the busy execution phase of the project. Dynamic Scheduling led to the 'Principle of Forecast Scheduling': If your project schedule is set up as a valid, dynamic, robust model of the project, it will continuously forecast your project. All best practices described in this webinar stem from these two principles. By following them, you will take your scheduling to the next level. PMs will have an add-in (called Forecast Scheduling App) to realize these principles in their project schedules. PMOs will have a framework, checklist and app to analyze all project schedules. Key learning points: - What is your aim: Model the Time, Workload and/or Cost dimension of your project? - The principle of Dynamic Scheduling and Forecast scheduling demonstrated in real-life project schedules - What benefits to expect from Dynamic Scheduling and Forecast scheduling?
- Can Agility Benefits Be Measured? Benchmarking Agile Projects
The transition to Agile takes time and it is a significant cultural change. Skeptics needs to be convinced that Agile will deliver the benefits.This presentation proposes a new way of using the "traditional" project benchmarking approach adapting it to the specifics of an Agile Project Team.
- August 2018 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach
Closing Q&A webinar for August 2018 Book Club on Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach by Michael M. Bissonette . About the book: It's not exactly news that putting the concepts of risk management into action can help make a project more successful. In fact, a solid understanding of risk management is a vital component of any project management professional's training, regardless of the industry in which he or she might work. In today's fast-paced, constantly changing, and extremely competitive environment, risk management is more important than ever for businesses hoping to find their footing in the global market. In Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach, author Michael M. Bissonette not only provides insights into the best ways to implement the traditional techniques of risk management, but also explores innovative new methods that can help modern organizations build their culture, improve financial performance, and ultimately achieve greater success in all of their projects.