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The Top Reasons Projects Are Unsuccessful

Renowned author and speaker Richard Morreale has a new article for PMAC members on the top reasons why projects are unsuccessful. Check it out!

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New Article on the Challenges of Continuous Delivery Now Posted

Continuing our two-part article series on speeding up your software projects through the use of agile methods, PMAC President and agile guru Kevin Aguanno has written a new article we have posted on our site titled "Continuous Delivery: The Ultimate Challenge for Software Development Managers." Check it out.

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Canada Votes at the September 2012 IPMA Council of Delegates meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan

PMAC Vice President, Alex Jalalian, attended the September 2012 IPMA Council of Delegates meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan where a number of key items were discussed and voted upon including both welcoming new member associations into IPMA and expelling others. Among the items discussed and voted upon were the election of certain IPMA posts, changes to the certification system, and a new programme for assessing the project management environment within organizations.

In the image below, Alex Jalalian is seen standing in the second row, sixth from the left.

 

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New Article: Agile Methods and the Need for Speed

Think agile methods are all about delivering faster? Think again. PMAC President and agile guru Kevin Aguanno has written a new article we have posted on our site titled "Agile Methods and the Need for Speed." It is another excellent article that we highly recommend you check out.

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Just Days Left to Go -> PMAC President Takes the Stage at ProjectWorld Halifax

PMAC President Kevin Aguanno takes the stage at Project World in Halifax this month with two seminar presentations and participation in a panel discussion. If you happen to be in the Halifax area on Nov. 19 & 20, you should check out this great event. ProjectWorld has only been in Halifax for a couple of years now, so please support this local event to ensure that it returns again next year.

ProjectWorld*BusinessAnalystWorld Atlantic Canada
November 19-20, 2012
World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax
www.projectworldcanada.com/atlantic-canada

  • Focused Symposium Conference Tracks - 35 different session to choose from. Learn from the real-world experiences of industry experts and practitioners who will show you how to achieve outstanding business results.
  • Featuring Keynote Speaker - Marty Clarke - Think and Communicate Like a Leader!
  • Networking and Special IIBA Dinner Event
  • Take advantage of the formal & informal networking opportunities at our event. Monday November 19th includes our Conference Reception open to all - delegates and visitors at no cost; followed by a special PMI and IIBA dinner event for members and non-members.
  • Earn Valuable PDUs and CDUs

ProjectWorld is an Endorsed Conference Provider (ECP) with the IIBA and a Registered Education Provider (REP) with the PMI.

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We're Pleased to Announce the Advanced Certificate in Critical and Structured Thinking Certification Exam is Now Available

PMAC is pleased to announce that our Advanced Certificate in Critical and Structured Thinking Project Management certification exam is now available. We would like to announce that this new exam has passed our rigorous review process to receive our seal of approval. With that The Certification Body of the Project Management Association of Canada is delighted to officially announce its latest project management specialty certification: PMAC Advanced Certificate in Critical and Structured Thinking.

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PMAC Supports International Association of Facilitators (Canada) in a Submission to the Canadian Government

The Canadian federal government is going through a round of consultations and draft revisions of its professional services procurement standards. One proposed change removes professional facilitators as a separate "competency" or role, embedding those activities under several other roles. An additional change sees project management skills duplicated under two areas with slightly different structures -- a wasteful and confusing situation.

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Scaling Disciplined Agile Delivery Webcast

Hello PMAC Members, Here is a free webinar made available to us by Scott Ambler, the founder of the Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies. He is also the (co-)author of twenty books, including many dealing with various Agile Methodologies. Please take the opportunity to check out this huge ambassador and though leader in the agile community.

On October 29, and November 1st of 2012, Scott Ambler has a free webinar on The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process decision framework. This is a goal-driven, hybrid agile, full delivery methodology that is enterprise aware and scalable. Every project team finds itself in a unique situation and must tailor its approach and structure appropriately. In this webcast Scott Ambler explores several aspects of scaling – team size, geographic distribution, and regulatory compliance – and shows how DAD can be tailored to address those scaling factors. Industry statistics exploring success and failure rates when addressing these scaling factors will be over viewed.

PMAC members, if you are interested in this free webinar, to get more information and to register please go to following link for .

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Operators as Part of the Project Team from a PM Perspective

On November 13, 2012, PMAC Director of Certification, Morley Selver has a free webinar on learning about the operators as part of the project team from a PM perspective. Your operators are the life blood of your project. For a project manager caught up in the frenzied bustle of his or her work, this can be an easy fact to overlook. However, the operator has tremendous influence over project success. The PM who has a deep understanding of the role is in an excellent position to create an effective ally.

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Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding

Hello PMAC Members,

On October 29th, Michael Sahota, an independent Certified Scrum Coach at Agilitrix has a new 2-day workshop coming up, to be held in Toronto, ON. Michael is internationally recognized as an Agile thought leader through his book, regular conference presentations and selection as a top Agile blogger. Most recently, he has spoken at Agile 2012 and given a keynote at Agile Games 2012 on the Landscape of Games and Play.

PMAC members get a 20% discount!

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