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Interested in showing your PTC Member event on this page?  Contact Jill Huber with your event information. 


Managing Your Remote Workforce Simply & Securely

Presented by Segra & Cradlepoint

Wednesday, August 19th 2020 | 12 p.m.

Many businesses have now moved to a remote workforce; the reliance on VPN connections to the  public internet and moving business-critical applications to the cloud, allowing access to remote workers, have become viable solutions. However, this is causing network security and resiliency concerns and poor end-user experiences for IT groups across many industries.

Join us to learn how Segra's new Remote Office LAN can help your business adjust to the new normal.

REGISTER HERE

Salesforce Industry Week

each day will feature 2 live demos to give fresh ideas and inspiration on ways to customize Salesforce for specific industries.  For example, life sciences companies need to track compound names, protocol numbers, and other pharma-related specifics; financial services companies may be trying to integrate third party solutions like Black Diamond, Orion, or Charles Schwab.  We're going to be showing exactly what things are helpful and how to do them in Salesforce:

https://cloudadoption.solutions/industryweek/

Is your Salesforce instance customized to really ramp productivity and results - for your industry? Join us for Salesforce Industry Week, where we will show you innovative ways that others in your industry are making Salesforce really work for them!

Each session will showcase an industry challenge with a live demo of a custom solution.

9/1 Healthcare
9/2 Life Sciences
9/3 Financial Services/Professional Services
9/4 Technology/SaaS

Carnegie Science Awards

Celebrate Leadership & Innovation

The Carnegie Science Awards program honors and celebrates the innovators whose outstanding science and technology achievements make western Pennsylvania great and inspire the next generation. Nominations are solicited in the fall, and the program culminates on September 17, 2020 at the 24th annual Carnegie Science Awards Celebration.

https://carnegiesciencecenter.org/carnegie-science-awards/

Agile Rising Training Events

All of our trainings are events are available here:  https://www.agilerising.com/events/  

PTC members receive a 15% discount using the code "PTCAgile"

Agile Product Management Class - Septemeber 28-30th in conjunction with ProductCamp Pittsburgh

Virtual Business Agility Foundations with ICAgile ICP-BAF Certification

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - October 1, 2020 

Why Business Agility?

Today’s unprecedented pace of change requires businesses to think and act differently. The mindset, skills, and practices that helped us achieve success in the past might not help us thrive in the future.

Business Agility is the ability to sense and nimbly respond to change as your normal manner of working. People at every level and in practically every role in today's organizations are required to focus on customer delight, and bring innovation and continuous improvement into their work. This is a hard challenge and one that requires either building new muscles or limbering up muscles we may not use often.

This highly experiential course equips participants with new knowledge, tools, and techniques to implement immediately. The ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) is intended to jumpstart the organizational and individual transformation towards a more responsive, value-driven reality.

This class is for anyone interested in the paradigm shifts necessary to enable organizational agility in today's innovative business climate. Organizational leaders and team members will walk away with practical ideas they can take back into their own world in pursuit of greater business agility.

PLEASE NOTE:

This online course takes place at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, September 22 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
  • Thursday, September 24 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
  • Tuesday, September 29 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
  • Thursday, October 1 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

On Monday, September 21 from 8:00-8:30 CDT, there will be an OPTIONAL tech check session which includes a meet and greet with instructors and other participants where you'll get set up on the tech to be used for the class (Zoom + virtual whiteboard).

More information on this class & to REGISTER.


Build Your Scalable Selling Machine (9 webinar Masterclass) Fall 2020

Tue, Sep 8, 2020, 12:00 PM – Tue, Nov 10, 2020, 1:30 PM

Online Course for heads of revenue generation & customer attainment

We’ve been asked to do it again this fall, so we are.  But we’re turning it to ALL virtual (Tuesdays at noon); adding relevance to the emerging market dynamics; and adding two private consulting sessions for each participating company.  So we’re enhancing the series that previously participating executives called “an utter necessity”.  

If you’re in charge of your organization’s customer acquisition or revenue generation strategies, you’ll want to participate in this coaching series/course with other CxOs and VPs so you can better modify your strategies and tactics to scale your sales as you negotiate the realities of the new environment.  Co-presented with Catalyst Connection. 

Early bird discounted registration closes soon.  Register here: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-your-scalable-selling-machine-9-webinar-masterclass-fall-2020b-tickets-110288465770?aff=dckit


Fall classes of 2020 for PMCentersUSA

Project Management Essentials – Sept. 16 - 17, 2020 | 14 PDUs |8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | Modern project management skills are essentials for individual and organizational productivity excellence in today’s business world. The application of sound project management techniques has been demonstrated to improve the chances of successfully completing work efforts within the constraints of time, cost, and quality. This tow-day course prepares you to immediately start to implement the principles and techniques of modern project management withing your organization or improve those already implemented. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups).

Council Member discount available call 412-963-1347

Introduction to Agile – Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2020 | 14 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | This 2-day course covers the concepts, principles, and structure of Agile development. This course explains what Agile is, the Agile Manifesto, and the cultural shift from a command and control structure to a collaborative leadership. The 3 primary roles of Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Team Members on an Agile project are reviewed along with the differences between a traditional and Agile team and the 5 levels of Agile planning are explained. Other Agile methods are reviewed including Extreme Programming, Kanban, Lean, Dynamic Systems Development Method, and Feature Driven Development. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups).

Council Member discount available call 412-963-1347

Project Scope and Quality Management – Oct. 14 - 15, 2020 | 14 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | This 2-day course covers proven techniques for the management of scope and quality on projects. The importance of project requirements, types of requirements, and techniques for determining and prioritizing requirements will be discussed. This course will also cover the importance of integrating the project management process and activities on a project. The use of a project charter to launch a project and the elements of the project management plan will be explained. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups).

Council Member discount available call 412-963-1347

Project Schedule and Cost Management – Oct. 28 -29, 2020 | 14 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | This 2-day course covers how to decompose the Work Breakdown Structure into activities, along with methods for estimating resource requirements and tasks duration. Attendees will learn how to sequence project tasks to develop the project networks diagram and conduct critical path method analysis to determine the project completion date and critical path. This course will also cover resource planning, estimating techniques and the steps for project budget development. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups).

Council Member discount available call 412-963-1347                                       

Project Risk and Procurement Management – Nov. 4 - 5, 2020 | 14 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | This intensive two-day course encompasses the fundamentals and best practices of risk and contract/procurement management for projects. Effective techniques for identifying, analyzing, and planning risk responses will be discussed. Contract terminology, selection criteria, key elements of a contract and best practices for successfully negotiating with vendors will be reviewed. This course has numerous exercises so attendees can practice applying the course concepts to an actual project. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups).

Council Member discount available call 412-963-1347                                       

Management of Resources, Stakeholders & Communications – Nov. 18 - 19, 2020 | 14 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | This 2-day course reviews the processes of Resource, Stakeholder and Communications Management from the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition, including inputs, key tools and techniques, and outputs. Estimating, acquiring and managing project resources will be discussed, including use of a team charter, motivation and conflict resolution techniques, and methods for developing a high-performance team. Effective techniques for identifying and analyzing project stakeholders will be reviewed, along with trends and barriers. Attendees will participate in multiple group exercises to practice applying course concepts to a case study. This course provides proven techniques for the management of resources, stakeholders and communications to achieve project success. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups).

Council Member discount available call 412-963-1347