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The PMO Practice Executive Leslie O. Magsalay Aims to Improve Product Life Cycle Management In Her Latest Book


Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2012

The PMO Practice announced today its latest playbook The PMO Playbook: Effective Product Life Cycle Management. The third in the playbook series specifically designed for executives and program management professionals, this is a self-paced guide on the product life cycle process and product portfolio management strategy with exercises, activities, assessments, cases and checklists designed for interaction with the material.

The PMO Practice Founder/COO Leslie Magsalay authored The PMO Playbook: Effective Product Life Cycle Management (ISBN: 978-1475053449) in two parts. The author guides executives through effective strategies used to manage the resources and products in their portfolio and the roles and responsibilities that turn organizations into idea factories. For Program Management professionals and product teams, this playbook highlights the roles, responsibilities and best practices in the product life cycle that assure successful product launch and portfolio management. The much broader audience of organizations outside of the Program Management Office will read this playbook to understand and integrate their activities in the common activities associated with product delivery.

The playbooks two Parts focus first on executive concerns on product portfolio strategy, and second on the PMO professionals how to guide for each phase of the product life cycle process. This division provides the two audiences with insight into each others priorities and processes.

Part I: Portfolio Execution reviews characteristics of strategic balance tradeoffs, the six elements of product strategy process, executive roles and how to review new product ideas and the product portfolio with their organization.

Part II: Effective Product Life Cycle Process, helps program management professionals improve the quality of product delivery from Concept through Launch and beyond. Building on her Best Practice series of articles, the author covers the framework, best practices, and roles and responsibilities of the Product Life Cycle Process phase by phase and provides exercises and tools for effective management of the process.

You will launch many programs introducing new products to market, but have time to finish only a few. So plan, execute, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable.

–Leslie O. Magsalay

Founder and COO, The PMO Practice

Teaching a PMO Practice workshop to Fortune 500 clients

If your organization has ever stumbled at launch after months in development, this is a Must Read!.

–CEO

Fortune 100 High Tech Firm

Client of The PMO Practice

The PMO Playbook: Effective Product Life Cycle Management (ISBN-13: 978-1475053449) is the latest in the PMO Practice toolset of handbooks, templates, journals, articles and booklets for the professional PMO community. Refer to The PMO Practice for the detailed list of books, events and product offerings. The PMO Playbook: Effective Product Life Cycle Management is available for purchase at Amazon, Amazons partners and at The PMO Practice store.

About the Author:

Leslie O. Magsalay is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of The PMO Practice. She graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science in electronic business management from Notre Dame de Namur University. She has received lifetime achievement awards for her work in portfolio execution and operations. As COO, Leslie led 6+ M&A program integrations for Fortune 500 clients with 2+ acquisitions. She identified/saved $ 5M CoGs (OpEx) in three months, which added $ 2.5M to the bottom line for a Fortune 500 client. In the PMO Practice Magsalay has delivered a content-rich enterprise and software solution that provides tools for portfolio management, budgets, and schedule and product lifecycle management.

About The PMO Practice:

The PMO Practice is a management consulting and executive coaching firm. The company provides executive advise, leads program execution and models operational excellence so companies can act more efficiently and effectively in scaling operations. Plan. Execute. Deliver. Effectively at The PMO Practice. Since its foundation in 2011, The PMO Practice successfully delivered 20 products over four product and service offerings (management consulting, books, and events such as conferences, seminars, workshops and speaking engagements.) As it continues to ramp up in 2012, PMO Practice will add a full calendar of conferences and an expanding suite of portfolio management and operations excellence products.







PackFlash Released the Latest Version of its News & Blog Module for DotNetNuke, Providing Integration into DotNetNuke Social Functionality


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

PackFlash, a vendor of premium DotNetNuke modules, has just released a new version of its DNN News & Blog module. This DotNetNuke module is a solution for providing press releases, blogs, and articles within sites built using the DotNetNuke platform. PackFlash doesnt sit still: the company is always adding new features and improvements to their modules. So it should come as no surprise that shortly after DotNetNuke released version 6.2, which contains entirely new functionality related to social networking within the WCMS, that PackFlash released an upgrade to their product line which provides integration points to these new social features.

The DotNetNuke News & Blog module is a big part of the Constellation family from PackFlash which consists of eight closely integrated DNN modules. The News & Blog module can be bought individually, or as a part of the Constellation Suite. When the whole Constellation Suite is in use, a sites content administrators have unparalleled capability to publish and manage a huge variety of content in a very sophisticated manner.. The complete Constellation Suite includes the following DNN modules: Video, Image Gallery, Slideshow, News & Blog, Friendly URLs, Mega Drop-Down Menu, Comment and Events Module for DotNetNuke.

The News & Blogs purpose within Constellation is to provide content administration for news articles, press releases, blogs, whitepapers, case studies, and pretty much any other type of predominantly text-based content.. This DNN module has robust classification functionality that lets administrators easily group and re-purpose content according to a variety of different needs.

With version 3.3, the News & Blog module has been updated to include integration with DNNs new social features. The integration allows content creators (for instance, bloggers) to publish announcements about new content to their journal feeds, or to the feeds of any social groups to which they belong. These announcement postings are coordinated with the publication date of the content and the author has complete control over both the content of the message, and who gets to see the announcement.

Other new features found within the latest version of the PackFlash Constellation Suite include social integration for the Comments and Ratings module, a new ability for users to create content collections of different types of content, and new template capabilities that allow for the display of tooltips that provide more information about a piece of content when it is displayed within a list.

About PackFlash

PackFlash is a DotNetNuke Web Content Management System module development company headquartered in Chicago. PackFlash, founded in 2008, develops modules that the DNN Web Content Management System world has not experienced. Visit packflash.com for more details.

About DotNetNuke

DotNetNuke software is used by developers, designers, and business as a way to effectively and efficiently to build and maintain websites. DotNetNuke is the number one Web Content Management solution in the Microsoft ecosystem over 700,000 websites launched globally using our products. The online store increases efficiency by offering over 10,000 apps and add-ons that maximize our product. The City of Denver, Bose, Cornell University, Glacier Water, Pier One Imports, El Camino Hospital and True Value are just some of the thousands of organizations that use DNN to launch highly engaging business critical websites. There have been over 7 million downloads of our open source project which fuels an active global community one million strong. In fact, DNN Corp. was named as one of the fastest growing private companies in America on the 2011 Inc. 500 list. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in Vancouver and Amsterdam, DNN was created and funded by Sierra Ventures, August Capital and Pelion Venture Partners. For more information, please visit dotnetnuke.com.







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According To UK Model Agencies, It’s Time To Love Your Body As They Launch Their New Section On The Winning Website With Their Latest Model Advice


London, UK (PRWEB UK) 26 June 2012

Sometimes the ideal model body ‘template’ is unrealistic and sometimes even hazardous to health, say UKMA.

‘The modelling industry and all things connected with it often dictate that a model needs to be admired and envied and generally needs to look perfect,’ says Helen. ‘Advertisements, magazine covers and fashion spreads encourage models to take up the art in the first place, but being realistic about your own body is the most important thing a model can learn from the beginning.’

UK Model Agencies know all about the effects of low self-esteem, having received emails on a regular basis from models who are desperate to get in or stay in the modelling industry. As the UK’s largest online model agent directory, UKMA see some of the desperate lengths models go to, to achieve unreachable diet goals.

‘It’s important to remember that magazines continually invent new problems with bodies and faces that can be mended by spending money on a brand-new product or procedure. This is the aim of the advertisers who pay money for models to glamorise their goods,’ explains Jim Dawson, chief press officer for UK Model Agencies. ‘In the wonderful world of modelling in this 21st century of ours, there are so many different types of model jobs available to all colours, shapes and sizes of models. It is a marketplace for real looking people now that magazines have been exposed and outed for touching up even the most glamorous of people.’

The experts at UK Model Agencies are proud to open their doors and usher models everywhere to enter in and learn about loving their own shape and size. With pages dedicated to loving your body and loving your bottom, they deal with issues surrounding the modelling industry with humour, tact but also with good advice.

‘We strive to be open and honest, but also to be informative and factual,’ says Jim. ‘Humour is a great way to get a point across, but there’s nothing funny about a model who tries to commit suicide because they are so unhappy with what they were born with. The modelling industry can be very cruel. But if you can love yourself then simply let the bad and bitchy side of modelling wash over you.’

With their brand-new section now open for viewing online, the team at UK Model Agencies feel they have answered a lot of questions they get asked by models and hopefully covered the answer is a model may not have yet considered.

The website is growing every day and with more unique visitors than ever before, it certainly seems to talk sense. Http://http://www.ukmodelagencies.co.uk is full to the brim of model advice and model information.







Whats New? James Schramko Discusses ATLWeb.coms Latest Improvements and Product Offerings in Website News Update


Sydney, AU (PRWEB) November 30, 2012

In his latest website news update, Internet marketing expert and entrepreneur James Schramko shares some of the latest developments in one of his online ventures, ATLWeb.com. ATLWeb offers entrepreneurs a way to easily build websites through their custom web services and site packages.

According to Schramko, one of the latest improvements to the service is better home page navigation. This effectively makes it easier for customers to find the information they need as well as order and purchase services from the group. In addition to upgraded site navigation, Schramko also states that the group has updated its product offers:

Weve had a review of our packages, and weve simplified the offers. The very popular packages we have are the responsive website themes, which are pre-done and fast for us to make; the affordable websites which are very well-priced; custom hourly work where well do just about any sort of slicing or dicing or coding or integration work; and of course the custom WordPress website, our most popular package that allows you to turn your dream into reality online, he shares.

He adds that advanced features, such as podcasting, opt-in forms and videos, can now be easily incorporated to the new website templates. Schramko shares, Because its now easy for people to do things like podcasting, [our packages] come ready to do podcasting. They also look good, they have an opt-in form and they have a video. You just give us the code for your auto responder company and well be able to place it on the site. Youll be able to capture leads and build authority in the same way that we do from our sites like SuperFastBusiness.com.

New website templates on ATLWeb now also include style elements that are designed to increase conversion rates among users. Our new designs are incorporating the very best conversion and design elements that weve tested on our other sites especially where we put the opt-ins and the way that we encourage people to navigate the site. Weve been able to really reduce things like bounce rate and increase the opt-in conversion rates, Schramko proudly shares.

In addition to improved package offerings, Schramko also shares information on an extra feature that has not been discussed in detail in the past: WordPress instruction guides and training for those ordering custom websites from his team. According to Schramko, Something we probably havent mentioned two months before is that when you get a custom website, well give you a little instruction guide as well as some free WordPress training. If there are things particular to your site, well actually document it for you so that its easy for you to get up and running once we hand over the username and password.

To close his video, Schramko shares that he and his team have added yet another offering to ATLWebs growing list of popular products: the reseller template site.

One of the most exciting things weve just added is a reseller template site. You can now order a site from us, and you can then plugin your own wording and pricing to sell some of our services and make a profit. Its more or less getting your own business up and running in a very easy way to go.

Companies and individuals interested in services offered by James Schramko and the ATLWeb team can purchase website packages and get more information by visiting the groups website at http://www.atlweb.com/.







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Expand the knowledge of SharePoint using Packts latest Book and eBook


Birmingham, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

Packt is pleased to announce the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints, a new book and ebook aimed at SharePoint developers looking to extend the SharePoint platform, and build a range of SharePoint solutions. This handbook is available now in print, eBook, Kindle and select library formats. The print book comes in at over 282 pages and is competitively priced at $ 40.49 , whilst the e-book and Kindle versions are available for $ 22.94.

About the Author:

Mike Oryszak is a Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner, who is involved with the design and implementation of business solutions that leverage SharePoint as a platform. With his active involvement in the SharePoint community as the leader of the Triangle SharePoint User Group, he has also been recognized for his community involvement as a three time Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) for SharePoint Server.

Microsoft SharePoint is a web application platform developed by Microsoft, which is useful for most organizations, backed by a common technical infrastructure. SharePoint is used to provide intranet portals, documnets & file management, collaboration, social networks, extranets, websites, enterprise search and business intelligence.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints enables users to manage their out of office dates and automate task assignments to a delegated resource. It highlights details on building SharePoint projects such as an engaging community site, inclusive of custom features to enhance collaboration providing an information sharing system and a Project Management Main Site to aggregate the key metrics and status information previously created.

Written in an easy-to-understand style, this book will help the reader focus on an effective intranet site that maximizes the sites ability of the organization to aggregate content and is highly effective at communicating important messages. Through this book, readers will also learn to build a project site template that supports project initiatives, track Issues, tasks, and contacts.

Some of the chapters emphasized in this book are:

Chapter 1: Building an Effective Intranet Site

Chapter 2: Building an Out of Office Delegation Solution

Chapter 3: Building an Enterprise Content Management Solution

Chapter 4: Building an Engaging Community Site

Chapter 5: Building a Site Request and Provisioning System

Chapter 6: Building a Project Site Template

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Chapter 7: Building a Project Management Main Site

Chapter 8: Building a Task Rollup solution

Chapter 9: Building a Site Directory with SharePoint Search

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The hands-on example solutions in this book are based on fictitious business development briefs, and they illustrate practical ways of using SharePoint in various business scenarios. A chapter is dedicated to each example SharePoint solution covering step-by-step instructions for building the SharePoint solutions, aided by the extensive use of screenshots.

Packt Publishing has also released other Microsoft SharePoint titles:

Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives: Q&A Handbook (published)

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developers Compendium: The Best of Packt for Extending SharePoint (published)

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 development cookbook (published)

All Microsoft SharePoint book are Published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT Professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google and SAP technologies.







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Latest Post from iPhone Tips Blog, iPhoneSamurai.com, Announces a Company that Turns Peoples Ideas into iPhone Apps


New York, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2012

iPhoneSamurai.com is one of the worlds most visited iPhone Tips blogs. Offering daily tips and advice to those addicted to their iPhones, information can be read directly from their blog, or via a daily digest email.

Today, Benny Meyer at iPhoneSamurai.com published his latest post, titled Company Turns Your Ideas into iPhone Apps.

iPhone fans can access the new blog post here:

http://iphonesamurai.com/company-turns-your-ideas-into-iphone-apps/

In his latest post, Benny admits that these days, many people have ideas for potential iPhone Apps. However, most lack the knowledge of how to develop their idea and get it in the App Store.

Benny then introduces 52apps, a new company that plans to create 52 Apps a year that innovators can then use on their own iPhone. The company will be using a unique speed-coding method in order to develop Apps quickly.

How do they do it? Thibault and Lee dont create each app from scratch. The two developers have come up with a customized template that includes items common among most apps. This saves time, as they only have to make that code work with each new app idea, Benny says.

Inventors are paid a royalty from each download. In fact, since their launch in January, Apps created by 52apps have achieved a collective 500,000 downloads.

Those interested in seeing their creation come to fruition are urged to attend one of the companys frequently planned App Idea Days, hosted at USC-Columbia Technology Incubator in Columbia.

To conclude his latest blog post, Benny explains that inventors will lose some of the rights to their idea by sharing it. So, if the person has the ability to create the App themselves, 52apps isnt for them.

Theyll help you get your idea out there, but theyll have to stand to gain something from it. Otherwise, youll have to do it on your own, he says.

Where can iPhone fans learn more? iPhone fans can get iphone tips by subscribing to iPhone Samurai for free. Visit their daily tips website at iPhoneSamurai.com.

iPhoneSamurai () thinks this is important information for iPhone fans and asks them to Like our Page on Facebook to learn exclusive daily iPhone tips, tricks, and news getting the most from your handheld device. “Wed appreciate your help in spreading the word amongst iPhone fans,” says Benny Meyer.

Like this? Check out iPhone Samurais last article: Latest Post from iPhone Tips Blog, iPhoneSamurai.com, Announces New Information about iPhones Ability to Survive a Drop







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Ensafe Planning Solutions Distinguishes the Difference between Management Plans and Management Systems in Its Latest Post


Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) July 02, 2012

The emergence of the quality management system has elevated not only the quality of work output, but also the work conditions of industries. However, with the frequent reference to management plans, a lot of people get confused about the latters difference from management systems and which of the two would be suitable to address the specific needs of their industry. According to Ensafes latest post, In simple terms both the management plans and management systems are management systems.

With the explanation provided by Ensafe, a management plan and a management system are basically two levels of documentation. The plan is for small or medium-sized organisations that are mainly subcontracted to Principal or Main Contractors. It is fully compliant to applicable Work Health & Safety (WHS) and environmental legislation and regulations, the core requirements of relevant Australian standards and the policies set by authorities with regards to environmental management and WHS. Its also defined as a part of the system as it deals with the specifics and the document, which effectively describes the actual management system.

The management system, on the other hand, is for a more extensive operation and has a higher level of involvement because the organisation has the role of Principal or Main Contractor and like the management plan, its aim is also full compliance. However, the management is also suitable to obtain the following: accreditation from the Office of Federal Safety Commissioner, pre-qualification to state government agencies and third party certification to Australian standards.

Provided in the post are more thorough explanations and a clear illustration of the applications about management plans and systems. Ensafe Planning Solutions created this guide as one of the way to uphold the companys mission statement which is, to assist contractors in the building and construction industry in Australia to comply with ISO standards and legislative requirements by providing the simplest and easiest management system documentation in Word format and portable devices.

The company is one of the premiere sources of management system templates (like the environmental management system template, which is heavily-laden with the stringent legislation, regulations and standards in ensuring the protection of the environment) and other products pertinent to the easy but effective creation of QMS, EMS, OHSMS and other management systems.







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Internet Marketing Gems Featured in Latest SuperFastBusiness Update: Exceptional Content Creation, Social Media Leverage, E-Commerce Solutions, and More


Sydney (PRWEB) August 07, 2012

In the latest instalment of his highly informative weekly Internet business updates, SuperFastBusiness.com CEO James Schramko discusses the best ways to accomplish important marketing tasks that reap the most benefits for businesses like cementing one’s social media presence, effectively distributing press releases, and choosing the right e-commerce solutions. In addition, he announces Content Assault as the newest live training topic available at FastWebFormula.com, the Internet business coaching forum community he created to help intermediate to advanced online marketers learn and master the tricks of the trade.

Receiving proper payment for online marketing services rendered poses a common and significant challenge for some business owners, especially if the service providers prefer to perform jobs upfront and collect payment afterwards. “The problem with things like web development or paid campaigns is that sometimes the job never finishes. Its very hard to close out jobs, especially web jobs; they just seem to stay open,” Schramko explains. “The best technique, of course, is to get paid upfront.” Choosing this strategy eliminates the concerns about debt collection, following up on customers who fail to respond immediately or forget to provide the information necessary to get the job donecommon headaches that come with running a small business.

Next, the Internet marketing expert announces the latest live training topic available at FastWebFormula.com: preparing amazing content. Aptly titled Content Assault, every important aspect of content creationfrom authoring content to transferring them to different formats (text, PDF, images, video, or audio), from the actual process of preparing content to the tools usedis explored to teach marketers to produce good content for publishing on their websites and generating valuable traffic. Videos continue to be strong marketing tools as well, so it’s important to brush up on relevant video-making techniques. FastWebFormula.com also has informative training materials about choosing the correct camera, lens, microphone, lighting, and other components that help produce top quality videos.

With the subject of content creation done, Schramko focuses next on ideal ways to gain solid social leverage. In making use of communities like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, blogs, and forum posts, Schramko recommends using one’s real name and putting one’s picture on posts and updatesall the time. “If consumers constantly see you and your profile in the social media sites they visit, they’ll start to know who you are,” he shares. This would then be nicely accompanied by adding social widgets and links to the company’s various channels as well as a call to action encouraging people to visit its official website and join its newsletter to stay updated on developments and offerings.

Press releases play a significant marketing role, too. It’s vital for marketers to distribute a press release throughout different categories; when done right, positive results are sure to follow, as Schramko found. “I received 100 Twilerts in my email; that means my press release was syndicated everywhere,” he says. “What you want to do is always link to a different page on your site with a different key phrase.”

Finally, the Internet business expert relates how e-commerce stores will be huge in the near future, so retailers looking to make a profitable online venture can start exploring the best platforms to use. “WooCommerce gets the thumbs-up for WordPress-based e-commerce, while BigCommerce provides a hosted solution at a considerably pro level…The next one (the ‘big daddy’) is your own hosted version of Magento; somewhat expensive and difficult to use, but the best e-commerce platforms if you’re going to be doing millions of dollars’ worth of e-commerceand I hope you are,” Schramko encourages.







ThreatMetrix Announces Webinar: Protecting Against the Latest Advances in Online Fraud


San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2012

ThreatMetrix, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, today announced that it is hosting a webinar that will highlight the latest ways virtual private networks (VPN) and phishing are being used to defraud online businesses and how the most recent release of the ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Defender Platform can detect these threats in real-time.

The webinar titled Protecting Against the Latest Advances in Online Fraud is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 29 at 10 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. EDT, and will feature insights from Aarij Khan, senior director of product marketing, ThreatMetrix.

Todays threat landscape is continuously changing and the most recent trend cybercriminals are resorting to is using VPN to conceal their true IP addresses, said Khan. “By combining phishing detection, advanced device identification and malware protection, ThreatMetrix gives organizations a more accurate assessment of whether any given web request or transaction should be accepted, rejected or held for manual review.

The most recent release of the ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Defender Platform is the only online fraud prevention solution on the market that provides VPN and phishing detection with advanced device identification and malware protection to combat cybercriminals. Supporting a customers layered security approach, the platform provides advanced protection against account takeover attacks, fraudulent payments and spoofed identities to ensure secure, frictionless online transactions.

In this free, 60-minute webinar, ThreatMetrix will discuss:


How and why cybercriminals are resorting to VPNs to avoid detection and mask their fraudulent activities
How organizations can protect themselves from identity theft and account takeover with phishing, device identification and malware detection

To register for the Protecting Against the Latest Advances in Online Fraud webinar, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/878907353?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRow5%2FmYJoDpwmWGd5mht7VzDtPj1OY6hBkvJLiJK1TtuMFUGpsqOP2WEwcRB51k1B5RAg%3D%3D

Resources

ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Defender Platform Datasheet
Protecting Against Advances in Web Fraud Whitepaper

About ThreatMetrix

ThreatMetrix is the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions. The ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Defender Platform helps companies protect customer data and secure transactions against fraud, malware, data breaches, as well as man-in-the browser (MitB) and Trojan attacks. The Platform consists of advanced cybersecurity technologies, including TrustDefender ID, which is cloud-based, real-time device identification, malware protection with TrustDefender Cloud and TrustDefender Client, as well as TrustDefender Mobile for smartphone applications. The company serves a rapidly growing global customer base across a variety of industries, including financial services, e-commerce, payments, social networks, government, and healthcare.

For more information, visit http://www.threatmetrix.com or call 1-408-200-5755.