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Rick Clare
CBAP, PMP, OCP, CSM, MSPM
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Free Webinar: A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) V3
Presented by Rick Clare

Are you planning on becoming a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®)?  The standard for this certification has been the same for so long that we tend to forget that things change!  Attend this webinar to learn how the transition to Version 3 of the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) will impact you as you prepare to take the test.  The changes to the Knowledge Areas, along with the addition of the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM™) and Business Analysis Perspectives, will have a big impact on the exam.  Let us help!

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For more in-depth training, check out our training courses: 3-Day Business Analysis Training



 
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Free Webinar: Changes to CCR Program
Presented by Joe Lukas​

Are you a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, or planning on becoming a PMP®? Attend this webinar to learn how the upcoming changes to the Project Management Institute (PMI)®
Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program will impact you! The changes to the education and giving back to the profession categories will be discussed in detail, including the timeline for the changes.
 

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For more in-depth training, check out our training courses: On-Demand 35-Hour Boot Camp 

 


 
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Free Webinar: How to Make Earned Value Work on Your Projects
Presented by Joe Lukas​

Reporting progress using planned versus actual can be very misleading. Earned value provides a quantitative measure of the work accomplished and makes controlling a project and forecasting cost very easy. Unfortunately, many project teams do not use this very effective technique correctly. Attend this webinar and learn how to make earned value management work on your projects. It's easy – and can provide you with a competitive edge!
 

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For more in-depth training, check out our training course: Managing Projects Using Earned Value (7 Hours).

 



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Rick Clare
CBAP, PMP, OCP, CSM, MSPM

Follow Rick on
LinkedIN
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Free White Paper: Top Ten Mistakes Made in Managing Project Risks
Presented by Joe Lukas and Rick Clare

Unfortunately, many people using risk management do not fully understand basic risk concepts and therefore utilize incorrect techniques in preparing and implementing risk management plans. The authors have reviewed and critiqued client risk management process and procedures, along with risk management plans for projects, and the same mistakes reoccur on a regular basis.
 
Based on these reviews, this paper will present the top ten mistakes people make in dealing with project risks and how these mistakes greatly reduce the value of risk management. Both authors have also done numerous projects where risk management was successfully used, and this paper will also discuss effective risk techniques that should be used on all projects. If you think you know how to deal with project risks, read this paper to see if you are making any of these common errors. You may be surprised! 

For more information on how PMCentersUSA can help your teams improve your practice in Project Management and Business Analysis, call PMCentersUSA at 888-762-3683.
 
 



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Free White Paper: Is your Schedule Correct? 
Presented by Joe Lukas​

Project Managers typically know how to use a scheduling software tool such as Primavera or Microsoft Project, either from a training course, mentoring from colleagues or self-learning. However, despite this knowledge, many people utilize incorrect techniques in preparing their schedules. This paper is based on observations made by the author in reviewing project schedules for numerous clients over the years. Most of these schedules contained errors that greatly reduced the schedule accuracy and value. Based on these observations, this paper presents a list of the top 10 mistakes people make when preparing project schedules. 

Techniques that can be used to avoid these scheduling mistakes, along with a recommended schedule preparation procedure to help ensure that a schedule is accurate and complete, will also be discussed. This paper should interest people who are just learning how to schedule, as well as those who currently prepare schedules and want help in creating more effective schedules. If you think you are a skilled scheduler, read this paper to see whether you are making any of the common scheduling errors. You may be surprised! 

For more information on how PMCentersUSA can help your teams improve your practice in Project Management and Business Analysis, call PMCentersUSA at 888-762-3683.
 

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For more in-depth training, check out our training courses: Fundamentals of Scheduling and Best Practices for Developing Project Schedules.
 


 

 

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Free Webinar: Top 10 Risk Mistakes Made on Projects 
Presented by Joe Lukas​

Are you making any of the common errors in risk management? Watch this free recorded webinar and learn the top 10 mistakes people make when dealing with project risks. This webinar presented by Joe Lukas discusses how to avoid these mistakes, along with effective risk techniques that should be used on projects. This webinar runs 30 minutes long.  For more information on how PMCentersUSA can help your teams improve your practice in Project Management and Business Analysis, call PMCentersUSA at 888-762-3683.

 

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For more in-depth training, check out our training courses: Key Concepts for Project Risk Management and Principals of Procurement Management.