Continuing its long-standing partnership with the PMI Lakeshore chapter, Procept is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the chapter's annual symposium to be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Procept's agile practice lead, Kevin Aguanno, will be a speaker at the event.
The Project Management Institute recently changed the way project managers claim recertification credits. They now require project managers to meet a minimum number of credits in each of the three areas of the PMI Talent Triangle. Take a half hour of your time to watch this video by Procept associate Kevin Aguanno wherein he explains why PMI needed to change the system, what is the Talent Triangle, how it affects the way we claim our professional development units (PDUs), and where one can go for more information. This change has already taken affect and you may already be impacted. Watch now to learn how to adjust to the changes.
Have you ever wondered how to tell if a project is headed in the wrong direction? Troubled projects can sneak up on project managers who don't know the early warning signs. Procept associate Dr. Hamid Faridani brings decades of experience identifying, assessing and helping to turn around troubled projects to this free 45-minute video of a live presentation at the Procept-sponsored International Project Management Day celebration in November 2015 in Toronto.
As the main sponsor, Procept is pleased to announce the official dates for the 6th PM Paper Competition. The annual event will be hosted at the University of Toronto and is open to post-secondary students across Canada in the academic category and those working in the PM profession, each in two distinct categories.
The first round of the competition sees participants submitting papers on the lessons learned from real-world projects. Guidelines and entry requirements are posted online at www.PMPaperCompetition.com. The submission deadline for the application forms and papers to the first round of judging is midnight (Toronto time) July 1st, 2016.
Finalists passing the first round of judging will be asked to give a short presentation on their papers in front of an audience and panel of judges to select the winners in each category. Presentations and final judging will be on Saturday, September 10, 2016. All finalists receive cash and other prizes, while winners receive an additional cash prize and bragging rights. Visit the PM Paper Competition web site for up-to-date news and details.
In celebration of the new year, Procept is releasing a series of free instructional videos teaching topics from the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) from the IIBA and the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) from the PMI.
There will be ten new videos in the series, featuring Procept associate Jonathan Nituch. The videos will be released on Procept’s YouTube channel early in 2016. The videos will also be featured in the “BA Resources” section of Procept’s new training site to be launched in January 2016.
Responding to growing customer demand for consulting services related to the various functions of a project management office (PMO), Procept is launching a new PMO practice in January 2016. Under thew new practice, Procept will pull together all of its PMO-related training and consulting offerings.
Leading this new practice is a new Procept associate, Rose-Marie Yee, who will be drawing on over 25 years of expertise with IBM where she was responsible for developing and running large PMOs in its IBM Global Services line of business. Rose-Marie will be responsible for refining and building out our strategy for this new practice and for leading the teams we already have working on various PMO-related offerings, such as our PMO-In-A-Box offering containing a process library, templates, and tools that can be licensed by clients looking to establish (or formalize) a PMO in their organization.
Stay tuned for more upcoming announcements in early 2016 related to this exciting development.
Procept is pleased to announce that it has released a number of educational videos from its archives to be available publicly on YouTube.com. The videos were created by Procept between 2008 and 2011 and cover both project management and business analysis topics.
The titles of the videos are:
Back to Basics: Project Management and Business Analysis — Procept associate Janice Petley explains the similarities and differences between project management and business analysis activities within an organization.
Procept's Certificate in Project Scheduling and Controls — A recording of a 30 September 2009 webinar wherein Procept associate Darya Duma discusses the newly announced Procept Certificate in Project Scheduling and Controls.
Procept's Certificate in Business Analysis — A recording of a 28 September 2009 webinar by Procept associate Terry Aldebert on the business analysis career and certification options including Procept's Certificate in Business Analysis.
To view the videos, please visit Procept's YouTube channel by clicking on the button below.
Procept is pleased to announce that Katherine Maddox from the Canadian Red Cross is the winner of our draw at the 2015 Association for Fundraising Professionals Conference in Toronto. As the draw winner, Katherine receives an Amazon Kindle.
From all of us at Procept, congratulations, Katherine!