Live Chat

ASPE Free Web Seminars

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:


 

Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) Certification – an Overview

Tue, March 3, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

In 2013, after a year of rigorous preparation, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) launched the first broad-spectrum data analytics certification available to analytics and data science professionals. We are pleased and proud to be partnered with one of the first data science consultants to earn this important credential – Damian Herrick, CAP. Damian is an experienced analytics consultant with years of experience helping enterprise organizations deploy end-to-end data science projects.

Damian took the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) exam and earned his certification in the fall of 2014. He will present an overview of the process, the exam, the requirements and the challenges associated with earning the CAP credential. This is a valuable opportunity for anyone who is interested in pursuing the only independent, peer-reviewed data analytics certification on the market. Join us to take a look at the CAP certification and what it means for the larger career options in the world of analytics and data science.

Presenter:
Damian Herrick, CAP


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Custom Workflow Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013 - Expense Reporting Approval Process

Wed, March 4, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

In our November session Custom Workflow Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013 Part IV, we were building a business solution designed to implement a multilevel approval process for expense reporting. Previously, we created a custom workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013 using the following features:

Creating a custom workflow with SharePoint Designer 2013.

List, libraries, and content types in the workflow process.

Workflow building blocks Step, Stages, Actions, Conditions, and Loops.

Assigning a Task and Starting a Task Process.

What an initiation form is and how workflows use initiation forms.

Two types of workflow data - variables and initiation parameters.

Retrieve data from a data source during run time.

This webinar will complete our real world example of the expense reporting approval process. The features covered will include:

Customizing the workflow tasks list

Building a web page for manager reporting and key performance indicators

Using web parts as an out-of-the-box reporting tool

Implementing a Content Search Web Part

Best practices for working with workflow variables.

Presenter:
Andy Huneycutt


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Transitioning from Waterfall: The Benefits of Becoming Agile

Thu, March 5, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

This web seminar will not be an hour infomercial pitching you on Agile with the end being a hard sell for coaching/training services or agile software. The goal of this session is to provide someone interested in Agile with an understanding of the benefits of Agile methods by comparing and contrasting the typical waterfall process with Agile.

In this web seminar we will do a very basic breakdown of SDLC (Software/System Develop Lifecycle) roles and responsibilities. From there we will look at those same roles in action in Waterfall and how those roles and actions change in Agile. After that we will look at the areas within Agile that provide higher visibility, less risk, greater adaptability and increased business value when compared with waterfall.

Ultimately we will discuss some of the top problems or challenges organizations face with looking to incorporate agile or some agile practices. And address those challenges with ideas on change management strategies to support an Agile transformation.

Nothing is as simple as marketing makes it seem. With Agile though there are some significant organization benefits, especially around meeting NEED with your software/systems work that makes worthwhile to investigate if your organization can make the transformation.

Presenter:
David Mantica


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




SharePoint User Adoption: Maximizing and Sustainability

Fri, March 6, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

SharePoint is an Enterprise Collaboration platform which drives organizational engagement and allows teams to work on information together in a central portal. SharePoint is over 100 million users worldwide and continues to retain strong traction. However, many organizations struggle with user adoption. People don't like to change, this is not a novel concept, so how do we "evangelists" encourage people to use SharePoint and to stick with it? We have to show them value and processes that improve their productivity and make their jobs easier.

In this one-hour webinar, we will discuss how to engage information workers and how to quantify success of the SharePoint investment.

The topics that will be covered in this one hour webinar:

  • What is Adoption?
  • Creating value with SharePoint sites
  • Engaging users with the OOTB tools
  • Using incentive programs: Communities features
  • Measuring success

Presenter:
Tom Robbins


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Expert Q&A – Real World DevOps Implementation Strategies and Hurdles

Tue, March 10, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

DevOps is all the rage as a trend for aligning IT assets, teams, and deployment tools as a movement for more effective utilization of IT as a strategic business capability. But like any buzzword, the reality behind the movement is fraught with obstacles and pitfalls. DevOps does work, but if an organization does not have realistic expectations about its implementation and adoption, it can become just another misunderstood trend that fails to deliver on the promise.

So what does it take to deliver on the promise of DevOps? Join use as we take questions from you and have a candid discussion of what works, what doesn't work, and what to expect as an enterprise organization considers adopting a DevOps way of work. ASPE's Chris Knotts (Director of New Training Development) and Richard Jenny, PMP, PM-Agile Practitioner and DevOps Leader will collaborate with the audience on common issues and hurdles that can stand in the way of implementing truly effective DevOps practices.

Presenter:
Richard Jenny


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




How Manual Testers Can Break into Test Automation Without Programming Skills

Wed, March 18, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

Adoption of automating tests has not happened as quickly as organizations need. As more companies move to implementing Agile Development as their software development lifecycle, more features are implemented to production quicker. This leaves less time for full regression testing of the system, but yet this still should occur. Manual testers need to transform into test automation testers as well. Test automation professionals are largely believed to have deep knowledge of a development scripting language. Many manual testers believe they have to learn a development language in addition to the functionality of the tool to be effective. Add to that the in-depth or SME knowledge one must have for their system under test, along with development and management support required, and it may not seem clear where to start.

Session Takeaways:

  • How to look at the application differently from manual to automated testing
  • How to start in automation without a programming background
  • Where a manual tester should start with automation, such as test structure, object recognition and results interpretation

Presenter:
Jim Trentadue


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Reporting with TFS 2013

Fri, March 20, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

TFS 2013 offers teams exciting capabilities for managing everything from requirements, to test cases, to builds, to issues. On top of all this functionality, a robust reporting system exists. There are many ways to report on data from TFS, though. In this webinar, we'll explore the options, talk about the new charting capabilities of TFS 2013, and do a demo of several reporting techniques – including Excel Services, charts, and SQL Reporting Services.

Presenter:
Bryon Brewer


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Top Pitfalls that Lead to Agile Troubles

Tue, March 24, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

With anything new there are going to be difficulties. What starts out a small test with a pilot team leads to a huge bandwagon affect. This is great but some bandwagoners get nervous when the problems start and ultimately become the naysayers and finger pointers that can kill Agile before it even gets a chance to provide benefit.

In this web seminar we will discuss in detail the top issues that lead to problems deploying Agile. This session will give you the information you need to keep the bandwagon's wheels here on earth and avoid the bubble burst when expectations are set too high.

Problems we will discuss include:

  • Self-organized team function
  • Poor Product Owner performance
  • Lack of adequate training and coaching
  • No change management plan
  • Lack of executive support
  • Inconsistent business unit support

Ultimately Agile success requires an organization to do some creative destruction which leads to inefficiency and confusion for a period of time. Be prepared to weather that storm by preparing your sponsors and management with an understanding of the problems you will face on your road to incorporating Agile methods into your organization.

Presenter:
David Mantica


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Business Analysis: Is it a Role or a Skill?

Thu, March 26, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

The Agile evangelists would say it is a skill the entire team needs. The IIBA would say it is a role that needs to grow in order for companies to gain competitive advantage with their technology deployments and internal automation. PMI (the Project Management Institute) has also spoken on this topic. Their position, based on the certification they developed (PMI-PBA) is it's a skill successful project managers add to their tool kit of skills and techniques. What can be factually attested to is the following; as SDLC practitioner positions like developers, testers and architects were being outsource, larger enterprise organizations depended on building software and systems for competitive advantage have been hiring Business Analysts. Just look at Indeed or Dice or Monster and see which tech jobs are HOT and Business Analyst will be in the top 5.

This presentation will break out the current trends in the software development industry and where BA is seen as skill and were it is being built out as a role. From there we will take a look at the pros and cons of each view and where things may end up in the end. Ultimately giving you critical information as you plan your career growth goals for 2015 and beyond.

Presenter:
David Mantica


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Custom Workflow Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013 – Workflow Solutions in SharePoint Online

Fri, March 27, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

Technology advances in cloud computing and mobile devices make collaboration easier than ever before. This shift in the way organizations do business is accelerating every day and driving the need for greater mobility and agility. As more and more organizations move to Office 365 and SharePoint Online the way they do business is changing as well. Office 365 is designed for collaboration, improved productivity, and lowering costs.

In this webinar we will discuss the move from SharePoint on-premise solutions to Office 365 and SharePoint Online based solutions for Business Process Automation. A few of the topics covered in this webinar include the differences between the two platforms, the limitations of each, as well as the offerings available in the cloud. We will also cover forms in SharePoint Online, workflows in SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business.

Join us in this webinar as we continue to explore Business Process Automation both on premise SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online.

Presenter:
Andy Huneycutt


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar




SharePoint No Code Solutions: Tips and Tricks and Some Really Cool Things

Fri, April 3, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

SharePoint is an Enterprise Collaboration platform which drives organizational engagement and allows teams to work on information together in a central portal. We often get this question from students: "Where do I go next… Is there a class where we can just talk about advanced tips and tricks"? SharePoint communities are where we learn what is next in SharePoint and how other peers are performing tasks in SharePoint.

In this one-hour webinar we will cover some cools tips and tricks from working with Lists to working with Libraries as well as managing permissions. Don't miss some cool new things from a seasoned SharePoint expert.

Presenter:
Tom Robbins


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




PM Excellence: Leveraging DevOps and Agile for Customer Value-Driven Outcomes

Tue, April 7, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

The DevOps "Way" of thinking is sweeping the more successful IT departments we read about. The implications are rippling across project and program management domains. If you are a project or program manager, team leader, or business analyst, the time has come for YOU to understand how to derive value from the DevOps way of thinking and create positive impacts on your operational methods, applications, and your continuous deployment model.

The DevOps way is disrupting the conventional understanding of the value chain across projects - and not just hard IT projects. As new capabilities and evidence of value arise from successfully implementing the DevOps way of thinking and working, it is important to help team leaders bridge the gap between traditional project and IT learning and the newer DevOps way such that we leverage existing resources and optimize for the future.

Join us for a one-hour presentation by Richard Jenny, veteran Program Manager and DevOps Director as he shares some real-world insight and impact of combining Project Management, Agile and DevOps practices to realize significant ROI on both project and operational work.

Presenter:
Richard Jenny


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




Expert Q&A: PM and DevOps leader roles in the next technology, NFV

Tue, April 28, 2015

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


Seminar Description:

Do you recall how fast the mobile phone technology growth swept the word? It seems just yesterday when only a few carried mobile communications technology beginning with the personal digital assistant!

Our mobile technology has completely reshaped how most of us live, communicate, and attain information. The next similar super-wave phenomenon is happening now with the "Internet of Things". With virtually everything connected in our sites, a new paradigm of infrastructure evolves and the savvy Project Manager and DevOps engineers and leaders must understand how to manage the change and leverage the change for benefit.

Introducing NFV, SDN, and VNF terms and they will mean to the PM and DevOps world!

NFV – Network Functions Virtualization. How do we enable and deploy advanced connectivity effectively?

SDN – Software Defined Networks. What infrastructure base is necessary to enable NFV?

VNF – Virtual Network Functions. A few Use Case examples connecting the "Internet of Things"

Join use as we prime the Project Management and DevOps leaders to recognize and capitalize on what is about to sweep the backbone of the internet word. Facilitated by ASPE's Chris Knotts (Director of New Training Development), Richard Jenny, PMP, PM-Agile Practitioner and DevOps Senior Leader will share thoughts to help the audience recognize this major trend and begin stepwise Technical "how to" Project planning.

Presenter:
Richard Jenny


Registration is open     Register for this FREE web seminar

Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




 
Live Chat