Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.

Event Description:

Most organizations today are delivering both agile and traditional projects within their project portfolio. In many of these cases, the “portfolio” isn’t a single portfolio at all; software/product development is managing their projects with agile tools, and the PMO continues to use Microsoft Project to manage theirs.

A separate project management tool for each line of business; sounds like a good idea right? While disparate systems may be focused, relevant and work specific, they can also make decision-making and strategic alignment almost impossible. The good news is, these problems can be overcome if you are using Microsoft Project Online. This session will provide a brief agile overview, a comparison of agile and traditional project management, and include a demo of Project Connect. This webinar will demonstrate how Project Online supports enterprise-level analysis and reporting for data residing in both Microsoft Project schedules and agile tools, such as Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Team Foundation Services (TFS) and JIRA.

Speaker Info:

Jim Patterson 

Jim is Regional Director for Tivitie, a leading provider of digital productivity solutions built for Office 365 and the Microsoft Cloud. He has over 26 years of experience in the design, implementation and training of project and portfolio management systems and processes.  Since 1995, his efforts have been focused on Microsoft technology, with a strong emphasis in Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online.  His background encompasses a wide variety of vertical industries, methodologies and approaches.  Jim currently works to provide insights and solutions for organizations looking to solve the challenges of distributed teams, fragmented/disconnected tools and multiple methodologies like Waterfall and Agile.


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