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At Ruffin Veal and Associates, Inc., we are constantly looking for ways to improve our customer experience. Stay up-to-date on our latest company news right here.

ProjectTalk and the Toptal Engineering Blog

 

We are proud to announce our association with one of the most widely recognized and respected organizations in the area of professional freelance software engineering talent, Toptal, LLC.

 

Our collaboration with the Toptal Engineering Blog will involve the mutual exchange and publication of project management related articles and content.

 

Click on the Toptal, LLC. tab and enjoy.

 

 

 

Time:  8:00 A.M.

 

Place: Project Management Institute

 

           Minnesota Chapter Breakfast Meeting

 

 

Project and Program Management Service Providers

 

We've just created the latest LinkedIn.com group serving the professional project management community.

 

The Project and Program Service Providers (PPMSP) group was established to provide a forum and avenue of contact and communication for those who provide services to the professional project management community and those who seek such services.

 

Click on the link above for details.

 

I hope you will join us.

 

 

ProjectTalk

 

Ruffin Veal and Associates, Inc. is proud to introduce ProjectTalk!

 

What is ProjectTalk? Click on the link above or the site tab and learn more about this new service for the professional project management community.

 

 

FREE Educational Resources

 

Visit these resource libraries of FREE publications and web-linked Management articles. Check out the Management and Leadership related sections. Here you will find lots of articles, e-books and white papers of interest to the Project Management Professional.

 

 

Topics of Interest

 

Dr. Kunal Mohan, MBA and Prof. Dr. Frederik Ahlemann of
EBS Business School, Institute of Research on Information Systems, Wiesbaden, Germany have just completed a 3 year research study entitled:

 

Understanding the Acceptance and Usage of PM Methodologies

 

The aim of their research was 1) to uncover the different ways employees use PPM and 2) factors that foster or hinder these usage behaviors. The study sounded intertesting so I decided to participate.

 

The results of this international cross-sectional study involved a sampling of over 2600 project management professionals world-wide. The study provides an interesting insight into how project management is viewed by the business community as well as methods of addressing these views.

 

Click on the link in RED. Adobe Reader (pdf) software in necessary to view the study.

 

 

                                  Speaking Engagements

 

Title:  Soft Skills: Essentials for Project Success 

 

Date:  June 9, 2015

 

           Crown Plaza Hotel

           Plymouth, Minnesota

 

 

                                  Seminar Engagements

 

Title:  Essential Project Management Soft Skills: A Self Assessment

 

Date:  June 30, 2015

 

Time:  8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

 

Place: DeVry University

           7700 France Ave S

           Suite 575

           Edina, Minnesota 55435

 

Schedule: 7:30 am - 8:00 am                     Registration

                 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon                Morning Session

                 12:00 Noon - 12:30 pm              Lunch

                 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm                    Afternoon Session

 

Seminar PDUs                                               8.0 

 

                

                                Webinars

 

 

                                        2015

 

Title:  Project vs. Program Management:  

           Strategies for Successful Transition

Date:  September 17, 2015

Time:  11:00 A.M. EST

Hosted by: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute

Place: Register On Line at http://www.itmpi.org/Webinars

 

                              

 

Title:  Project Relationship Management (PRM)    

Date:  June 15, 2016

Time:  11:00 A.M. EST

Hosted by: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute

Place: Register On Line at http://www.itmpi.org/Webinars

 

 

                         2016

Topic:  PMO Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Development and Success

Date: August 17, 2016

Time: 11:00 A.M. EDT

Host: PMI Minnesota Chapter

Webinar URL: https://pmi.adobeconnect.com/_a821822776/p43ias7742l/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

 

Topic:  Project Relationship Management

Date: October 5, 2016

Time: 11:00 A.M. EDT

Host: projectmanagement.com

Registration URL: https://www.projectmanagement.com/webinars/345296/Project-Relationship-Management--PRM--

 

 

Topic:  PMO Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Development and Success

Date: October 6, 2016

Time: 7:00 P.M. EDT

Host: PMI Central Massachusetts Chapter

Webinar URL: http://pmicmass.org/37-professional-development/289-2016-oct-pmo-leadership-strategies

 

Topic:  Essential Project Management Soft-Skills: A Self-Assessment

Date: October 12, 2016

Time: 11:00 A.M. EDT

Host: projectmanagement.com

Registration URL: https://www.projectmanagement.com/webinars/345301/-Essential-Project-Management-Soft-Skills---a-Self-Assessment-Webinar

 

Topic:  Project vs. Program Management – Strategies for Transition Success

Date: October 19, 2016

Time: 11:00 A.M. EDT

Host: projectmanagement.com

Registration URL: https://www.projectmanagement.com/webinars/345314/Project-vs--Program-Management-Strategies-for-Transition-Success-

 

Topic:  PMO Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Development and Success

Date: October 26, 2016

Time: 11:00 A.M. EDT

Host: projectmanagement.com

Registration URL: https://www.projectmanagement.com/webinars/345324/Leadership-Strategies-for-Organizational-Development-and-Success