Pittsburgh Tech Events

Mark your calendar for a whole slew of events throughout Pittsburgh’s tech sector. From networking to knowledge share, there’s an event to fit your schedule.

The Dale Carnegie Course: Skills for Success – Butler, PA

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm for eight weeks, starting Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This is the famous Dale Carnegie Course taken by Warren Buffet, Tony Robbins, US Presidents, and Fortune 500 leaders to kick-start their careers and effectiveness.  You’ll learn how to communicate better, lead others, deal with difficult people, break out of your comfort zone and more.

Eligible for college credits, and certification units for PMI, PA Act 48, SHRM, AIA, APA and other certifications.

To register using PTC Member discount or for info, contact david.radin@dalecarnegie.com
Member discount only available through David; not online.

PMCentersUSA-Katz Training Courses (April & May)

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Project Risk and Procurement management

April 24-25, 2019 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | 634 Alpha Drive

Projects are done in an uncertain and changing environments, sometimes including outsource project work, which results in numerous potential risks. Project managers and teams must work effectively with purchasing professionals, vendors and suppliers to accomplish project objectives. Successful management of project risks and procurements helps project teams avoid surprises and increases the chances of project success. Learn how to apply the concepts of risk and contract/procurement management correctly through in-class exercises on an actual project.

best practices for program management

May 1-3, 2019 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | 634 Alpha Drive

Projects are done in an uncertain and changing environments, sometimes including outsource project work, which results in numerous potential risks. Project managers and teams must work effectively with purchasing professionals, vendors and suppliers to accomplish project objectives. Successful management of project risks and procurements helps project teams avoid surprises and increases the chances of project success. Learn how to apply the concepts of risk and contract/procurement management correctly through in-class exercises on an actual project.

management of resources, stakeholders and Communications

May 8-9, 2019 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | 634 Alpha Drive

Project resource management addresses the processes and functions needed to make most effective use of people involved with projects. Project communications management addresses the need to ensure timely and appropriate development and dissemination of information.  In this course, you’ll learn proven principles and techniques for the effective management of human resources and communications on projects to assure project success in terms of schedule, cost, quality, and stakeholder satisfaction.

Effective risk management skills

May 8, 2019 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | 634 Alpha Drive

How often are your projects impacted by an unanticipated event? Are you constantly ‘putting out fires on your projects? Become proactive rather than reactive by learning an effective risk management process including best practices for risk identification, risk analysis and risk response planning. This course will enable you to improve your ability to identify and manage risk on projects, which can be either threats or opportunities.  This course includes time for exercises and sample problems to practice the tools and techniques presented throughout the day.

Best Practices for Developing project schedules

May 9, 2019 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | 634 Alpha Drive

What are the consequences to your project if the schedule is incorrect? How confident are you in the accuracy of your project schedules? This essential scheduling course uses practical exercises to cover the basic skills needed to create and maintain a correct project schedule that contains tasks and resources. You’ll learn Precedence Diagramming and the Critical Path Method as well as how picking the task type affects schedule calculations. Schedule contingency, the proper use of constraints and methods for compressing a schedule will also be presented. Students gain hands-on experience with a range of schedule scenarios from the many exercises in this class.

Introduction to Agile

May 15-16, 2019 | 14 PDUs | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | 634 Alpha Drive

This course covers the concepts, principles, and structure of Agile development, including the most commonly used Agile methodology, Scrum. Other Agile methods including Extreme Programming, Kanban, and Lean will also be reviewed. You’ll gain a solid foundation for incorporating Agile techniques into your organization and learn how to build your Agile team, how to scale Agile to large projects and multiple teams, and how to integrate traditional processes with Agile.  Several hands-on exercises are incorporated to understand proper application of key scrum concepts and techniques such as User Stories, Sprint planning, Agile estimation techniques, Retrospectives and more.

Project Management Professional (PMP)® & Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Examination Preparation

May 22-23, 2019 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | 634 Alpha Drive

This course provides an extensive review of the subject matter tested on the PMI® PMP® and CAPM® examinations and is specifically designed to maximize the probability of success in passing the certification exam the first time. The 5 project management process groups and 10 knowledge areas from the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition will be covered comprehensively. In addition, attendees will improve their test-taking skills by completing 200 practice questions and by discussing the rationale behind both correct and incorrect answers in class. Each student will receive a manual, which includes an additional 200 sample examination questions for use during self-study. 

UNIQUE LUNCH AND LEARN

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 11:45 pm to 1:00 pm | LaPalapa in the South Side

Ken Kaszak provides education services in Financial and Health Literacy and teaches “real world” writing.  You are invited to attend a lunch meeting to hear Ken’s journey and learn how his experiences can benefit your employees.

RSVP: valuekaszak@yahoo.com

GrayMatter Digital Disruptors: A Speaker Series

Get ready to celebrate Pittsburgh’s digital disruptors.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 8 am – 1 pm

Join GrayMatter April 25 at the Carnegie Science Center for a morning that will feature dynamic Pittsburgh-area leaders sharing insights about how connected technologies and a company culture that embraces change can drive innovative solutions.

Speakers scheduled to appear at this year’s event include: Mark DeSantis, CEO of CMU startup company Roadbotics; Toni Murphy, Vice President of Business Services at Comcast Business; and GrayMatter CEO Jim Gillespie, who will highlight how GrayMatter customers such as PPG, CNX, Komatsu and GE Transportation use the industrial internet to cut maintenance costs and reduce downtime.

Sign up today: https://graymattersystems.com/digital-disruptors-pittsburgh-speaker-series/

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 3 pm – 7pm

Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center is the premier professional graduate program for interactive entertainment. A joint venture between the School of Computer Science and the College of Fine Arts, we bring together students from diverse backgrounds to learn, work and play.  We explore transformation games, interactive storytelling and themed entertainment using interdisciplinary teamwork and cutting edge technology.

More information can be found here.

How to Communicate with Diplomacy & Tact

Monday/Tuesday, May 13 & 14, 2019 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Greentree DoubleTree

Have you ever been awed by someone who always seems to know what to say and how to say it in any situation? That’s what this course is about.

You’ll gain dexterity and grace in dealing with new or trying situations; recognize how you come across to others; master your emotions while communicating; give and receive criticism constructively; present yourself as powerful – not intimidating; and gain other communications skills.

After completing this 2-day interpersonal skills training program, you’ll improve your professional communication skills and be able to say anything to anyone in ways that influence outcomes and create cooperation.  It’s also a great opportunity for graduates of previous Dale Carnegie courses to get back in personal development mode for your career and your organization.

For individual or team enrollment while space is available.

To register using PTC Member discount or for info, contact david.radin@dalecarnegie.com
Member discount only available through David; not online.

Data Science Automation LabVIEW Fundamentals 1 & 2

June 10-14, 2019 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday
Course Description: Learn LabVIEW and dataflow programming concepts, data types & arrays, loops & common structures for cases and events.

Location: Data Science Automation Certified Training Center, 375 Valley Brook Road, McMurray PA 15317

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