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GenXus Launches Online eLearning Portal

GenXus has recently transformed some of its most popular webinars and classroom seminars into online self-study courses hosted on its own learning management system: the GenXus eLearning Portal. The eLearning Portal allows individuals to sign up online for courses, pay online, and complete the course 24x7 from the convenience of their home. All classes are eligible for PDUs and CDUs. Many new courses are in the works, but the first batch of e-courses include:

These courses are also SCORM-compliant, so they are compatible with most LMSes, making them available for licensing for use on corporate intranets. Contact GenXus for corporate licensing information.

GenXus Joins Global Initiative Promoting Sustainable Project Management

GenXus Management Consulting announced today that it is now supporting the GPM Alliance for Sustainability in Project Management.

The GPM Sustainability Alliance is a platform for project management organizations, associations, communities of practice, and other groups to pledge their support to advance sustainability in project management. This green project management initiative is a member of the UN Global Compact who has put in place a policy framework for the development, implementation and disclosure of sustainability principles and practices, related human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. The GPM Sustainability Alliance applies this UN framework within a project management context. More details on this initiative are available at

In support of the UN Global Compact, we support the following ten principles:

  • Human Rights (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
    • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
    • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
  • Labour (The International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work)
    • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
    • Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
    • Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
    • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • Environment (The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development)
    • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
    • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
    • Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  • Anti-Corruption (The United Nations Convention Against Corruption)
    • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

GenXus Expands the Use of Agile Methods in Eastern Canada

Following pioneering efforts at introducing agile project management methods into Eastern Canada through workshops hosted by local PMI chapters and packed-room sessions at the first ProjectWorld in Halifax, GenXus is expanding the agile offerings available in the Maritimes.

From November 14-16, 2012, GenXus consultant Kevin Aguanno will be teaching a 3-day course leading to the Certified Agile Project Manager exam in Fredericton; the course is hosted by the local PMI chapter. There are still a few spots available, so register now to take advantage of this opportunity and to support your local chapter.

Next, at ProjectWorld Atlantic Canada 2012 in Halifax from November 19-20, Aguanno will once again be presenting on how to decide between waterfall and agile when starting a new project; dispelling common myths about agile; and participating in a panel discussion titled "Good Projects Gone Bad: When do you rescue vs. when do you cancel?"

Finally, in May he'll be back in Charlottetown running a 3-day agile project management workshop for a PMI chapter. If you find yourself down east and are interested in the topics, please check him out at one of these events.

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