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Web Seminars for Industry Professionals


From quick information-packed insights on the next generation of technology innovation to learning new ways to handle old problems, ASPE Web Seminars are a resource to our customers to stay on top of the curve. Each hour-long session is free, so sign up for as many as you like. Experience the ASPE advantage: proven technical professionals who can teach. Click on the seminar you are interested in attending and fill out the attached form. You will be confirmed into the session instantly. ASPE will follow up your registration with an email detailing how to log onto the seminar within 48 hours of the seminar start date.

Current Web Seminars:


 

The New Security Landscape: Who’s in Charge?

Mon, September 22, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

Right now, the threat landscape for companies and their information is unlike anything most business unit leaders have seen before. Organizations are having sensitive data stolen every day, and suddenly everybody bears some responsibility for maintaining security in their area of responsibility. Corporate data is at stake, and so are the jobs of many in charge.

So who is really in charge of security now, and how can they manage it? In this one-hour presentation, Mike Beevers, CISSP, walks us through where your head should be if you touch anything in your organization that's connected to sensitive information. He will touch on why the security certifications of the last 15 years are no longer adequate assurance of protection, and why we are seeing the traditional IT security role dissolve into a need for someone more literate in overall security goals, and more connected to the business side of incident avoidance, risk management and intelligent response when something happens.

Presenter: Mike Beevers, CISSP and Chris Knotts, PMP

Presenters:
Gwen Bettwy, CISSP
Chris Knotts, PMP


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Automated Builds and Deploys with TFS 2012

Thu, September 25, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

Automating your build and deployment process helps implement consistency and gets your developers focused on what's important – developing code! Save time and effort by automated the build and deploy process. We'll learn how the build service compiles your source code, packages into binary code, runs unit and automated tests against the new build, and optionally deploys the code to a production environment. Attendees will see a live demo of setting up a build definition, configuring continuous integration, running a build, and deploying the build output to a production server.

Presenter:
Bryon Brewer


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Business Book Report- The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

Tue, September 30, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

Each month we pick a valuable, substantive business book we think will benefit the professionals we serve. Some are new; some are classics. Either way, we do the reading, and then use one of our free web seminars to deliver a one-hour "book report." This month's book pick is The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and helping Your Business Win – by Gene Kim, George Spafford, and Kevin Behr"

This best-selling novel about IT Operations in a fictional Fortune manufacturing/retail company came out last year, and is a business fable that everyone involved in technology projects or operations should read. Enterprise tech visionary Gene Kim, along with longtime IT Manager Kevin Behr and Gartner Research Director George Spafford have written a compelling and illuminating book about the longtime pain points experienced by people in IT and what they can begin to do about it.

Bottlenecks, choke points, legacy systems, cumbersome security policies, overworked SysAdmins, developers who don't save any testing time for Operations…these are perennial difficulties that will sound familiar to anyone who has ever had to deploy code that hasn't been managed well across the organization. Join us for this one-hour review of The Phoenix Project to learn how Bill, a frustrated but savvy IT Manager copes with these challenges and more.

Presenter:
Chris Knotts


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Q and A – Data Skills for Business Analysts

Wed, October 1, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

The information and decision-making duties of project professionals and business analysts get more complex every day. Data resources – and concerns – have become ubiquitous, and it's critical to stay on top of them. While BAs don't need to suddenly transform into data scientists, they must understand the data resources currently available, what they offer, and how they're being used. Most importantly, every BA should understand how data can be leveraged to deliver business value and project solutions in their own work.

This one-hour open Q&A session gives you a chance to get answers to common real-world data challenges. Join us as we talk with top-tier data expert Darrel Raynor. Darrel is a veteran project consultant and turnaround expert. He owns and runs www.dataanalysis.com and has provided consulting services to many dozens of Fortune and enterprise customers.

Presenters:
Chris Knotts, PMP and Darrel Raynor, PMP


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Self-Organized Team Primer: Not Just for Software Developers Any Longer

Tue, October 14, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

Even at its very foundation, the cornerstone of Agile is the concept of self-organization. Self-organization ultimately centers on professional skills, autonomy and empowerment. When executed correctly, it is a strong first step on the road to embracing multiple agile practices. If your team can't self-organize, it is a strong sign that your organization is not ready for agile.

In this web seminar the concept of self-organization will be explained in real terms using real examples. From there the components necessary for self-organized success will be discussed including:

  • A look at autonomy and the fears and risks associated with it
  • Critical attributes of team members
  • Critical attributes for managers and leaders
  • Team responsibilities
  • Manager and Leader responsibilities
  • Techniques to hire for team members who can fit in with self-organization
  • Failure points and tips to overcome those points

The final piece to this success is understanding that at the core of self-organization is trust. We will finish by discussing tactics and tips on how to develop trust from both the top down and bottom up.

Presenters:
David Mantica


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Expert Q and A – Data Quality: How to Keep it Clean

Wed, October 15, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

It's a perennial problem for everybody: Over time, data quality degrades. Human error gradually accumulates, weird duplicates pop up, corruption happens – the list goes on.

How can we do better with our data hygiene and keep our quality standard high when it comes to our information? Data can be our most valuable resource, if it's a current, well-maintained repository of useful information. Taking small steps now – every day – can yield big payoffs in the future if those steps gradually amass a high-fidelity treasure trove of information that can be mined and modeled.

Join us for a one-hour open interview with Triangle data guru Damian Herrick. Damian is a consulting partner on analytics and enterprise data analysis, and he will answer questions about how to maintain high quality standards when we work with our data.

Presenters:
Damian Herrick and Chris Knotts


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Project Rescue and Recovery: A Real-World Overview

Thu, October 23, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

Projects fall behind, run over budget, or simply fail all the time. Changing market conditions, reduced budgets and staff levels, long working hours, increased available metrics, high turnover, and other influences all demand our continued efforts to manage "out-of-control" processes, projects, and results. This one-hour presentation by veteran project rescue specialist Darrel Raynor is a dive into how we can do it in the real world.

Implementing an effective Project Rescue/Recovery methodology focuses on value measured by Return on Investment (ROI). This lens forces us to see both our projects and each step of our processes according to that measure, so we can begin to get projects back on track. These methods can deliver value at any phase of a project, including areas that are seldom analyzed. We will touch on:

  1. Discover the 5 Project Recovery techniques that should be used on any and all projects and operations.
  2. Learn the common language and terms of Project Recovery learning areas, projects, and professionals.
  3. Learn the basics of DMAIC: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control methodology.
  4. Assess if Project Recovery and Lean processes are a fit for your organization.

Presenter:
Darrel Raynor, PMP


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Introducing the New PMI-PBA (Professional in Business Analysis) Certification

Tue, October 28, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

PMI (Project Management Institute) continues to meet the needs of Project and SDLC (Software / System Development Life Cycle) professionals by offering another specialty certification.

The industry knows how critical a working relationship between the BA and PM is for project success. Also it is well understood that smaller companies can only afford to have Project Managers yet still need strong business analysis work done. PMI has answered these needs by offering this new certification.

Pilot applications are being accepted through May 12, 2014.

This web seminar will go over in depth the PMI-PBA handbook (costs and application requirements), the examination content outline and the reading/outside knowledge requirements. We will save you the time and energy of reading through the 70+ pages of documentation.

ASPE-SDLC promises to be a the fore-front of this critical designation and this is our first step in providing you the information, knowledge, and skills needed to achieve the designation

Presenters:
David Mantica


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Expert Q and A – The Most Common Uses of Enterprise Data

Wed, October 29, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

It helps to know what your competitors are doing. In this one-hour info session, we will take Q and A with Damian Herrick of Lake Hill Analytics. Damian is the founder of Lake Hill Analytics, and an expert data analysis instructor for ASPE. Damian consults with all types of business on modeling, mining, and analyzing data.

We will ask Damian questions about the most common – and most valuable – ways we can harness the information available to us for useful analytics. We will talk forecasting, probability, market basket analysis, and basic statistical analysis. Damian will walk us through examples of how each can be applied to the business, and what sort of useful decisions we can tie to these applications.

Presenters:
Damian Herrick and Chris Knotts


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




What makes a DevOps Culture?

Thu, November 13, 2014

12:00 pm EST  |  11:00 am CST  |  10:00 am MST  |  9:00 am PST


Seminar Description:

We hear a lot about the importance of culture in the DevOps community. In a world where success is measured by getting I.T. projects deployed, some have wondered if there has been too much focus on something as soft and difficult to define as "culture."

Read no further to hear our verdict: in fact, culture cannot be overemphasized. The gurus are right: the foundation of DevOps is the culture of your technology teams, and with the right foundation, amazing technical successes are possible.

But defining the ingredients of that culture…that's the hard part. And actually changing a culture to nurture a true DevOps mentality is harder still.

Join us for a one-hour info session as we present the core ingredients of successful DevOps culture. We will peel back a few layers of uncertainty, and describe specifically the "teachable" aspects that can take root in the technology environment to create the DevOps mentality: fearless, collaborative, responsible and mission-focused.

Presenter:
Chris Knotts


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




 
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