A live discussion to hear how business owners and community leaders are adapting to a rapid change in work environments as a result of the pandemic: ups, downs, ideas, successes, challenges, etc. Each week we will have a guest from a variety of industries to discuss how they’re dealing with these changes.
When: Ongoing: Thursdays, at 12:00 (EST)
There is a great deal of misunderstanding of what Agile is, what it can do, and why you should consider it for your next project or organization. Join us as we walk thru the ‘true’ story of Nick Knight of Castle Corp., a part-time project manager, that needs to find a better way to run the projects assigned to him and how Solarity’s Training Wizards help.
When: June 4th from 1:30-2:00pm (EST)
This 1 hr session provides an high-level overview of two of the most problematic areas most organizations face: Communications and Meetings. Communicating with team members and groups has become increasing essential as organizations have had to adapt to virtual work environments (VWEs) to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensuring those communications are actually effective at delivering the planned message cannot be taken for granted. Meetings tend to take up more and more of the workday but provide less and less value when not properly considered and managed; before, during and after the actual meeting. This course will help improve both virtual communications and meetings management skills by providing some best practices and effective tips and techniques. Those interested in a more in-depth training on these topics should enroll in our 1 day Effective Communications & Meetings Management course.
When: Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1:00-2:00 PM (EST)
This Thursday (May 21), during Solarity’s weekly webinar we will host the Bluegrass PMI Group, Executive Project Manager Bert Walther, and Practice Management Director, Sue Knies, to discuss opportunities to adapt core features of Microsoft Teams to improve and transform project communication and Project Management Information Systems.
This Thursday, during Solarity’s weekly webinar, industry expert Tim Knittel along with Project Manager Bert Walther, will discuss best practices for implementing change management for the tourism industry.
Apolonio Garcia, from our partner, HealthGuard, will present. Of the many skills that IT security, audit, and risk professionals need, being able to effectively analyze and communicate risk is paramount when having to prioritize issues, justify budgets, or establish policy. While ubiquitous and simple to use, traditional qualitative analysis methods that rely on risk matrices or arbitrary risk rating scales have serious limitations and rarely involve any real rigor.
During this webinar, we will explore factors to consider when selecting a risk analysis framework and some of the key differences between qualitative and quantitative risk analysis. We will then introduce attendees to Open FAIR, which has become a de-facto standard for cyber risk quantification. We will also provide a short case study and live demonstration using a free FAIR analysis tool.
Panelist Renee Shepard, Co-Owner of Shepard Graves at Shepard Consulting LLC delivers a Back to Work Checklist.
Use this checklist to consider things that are needed to make your workplace safer as people return to work.
Community leader and Principal Engineer, Rob Turner from Protack describes his take on The New Normal.
COVID-19 has disrupted most people’s normal. Work from Home. Home School. Healthy at Home. Virtual College. Shelter in place. All of these can result in a day-to-day that makes it very difficult to establish a routine. Join us for a one-hour seminar that will briefly discuss a number of topics related to how to more effectively utilize your time.
Attendees will have a better understanding of:
- What time management is
- Starting your day right
- Email and meeting discipline
- The 80/20 rule
- Dealing with a Crisis
Leveraging the transition from where we were, where we are now and where we’re going. How to manage rapid change for your organization and people beyond the temporary remote working environment into a very different future.
Change or die. That’s the hard reality facing professionals and organizations in today’s quickly evolving technical landscape. Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of three attributes and disciplines for increasing individual and organizational capacity to take advantage of change instead of reacting to it.
-Understand changes that result from rapidly evolving technology
-Identify the two factors defining strategic change capacity
-Understand the three attributes and disciplines that increase the ability to manage technical change
One of the more precious resources anyone has is his or her time. In order to be effective in business you need to be efficient with your time and priorities. Effective time management skills are the key to getting the most out of each day and surviving the increasing business pressures of “doing more with less” in an increasing competitive business world. Attendees from any level of an organization will benefit from the tips and techniques discussed during this session to make the most of their time for professional and personal success.
A necessary upgrade. A new integration. Saving time and money through implementing workflow. Whatever the project, it started with great intentions. Everyone was excited to get started. Then, things started to go off the rails. People started blaming the technology, the vendor, the environment, each other. You heard cries of, “When will this ever end?” and sighs of relief when it did, limping along with half the benefits originally promised.
This session provides a high-level understanding of what causes projects to fail, and three practices that help increase project success. Attendees will learn the actions necessary to lead initiatives and teams and leave with a basic understanding of what they need to do in order to avoid derailed projects and improve project success. Visit the Quest Oracle Community for more information.