Making Best Practice Learning Easy

The Manta Group
When it comes to certified training, the Manta Group focuses on certain best practices - Service Management, Governance, Project Management and Emerging Technologies.

Attend this webinar to find out why we focus on these best practice areas, and the different training delivery methods available - with a particular focus on why self-paced eLearning is a great learning option.

As a special bonus, you will get a sneak peak into what the new CobiT 5 training will include.
Jun 26 2012
44 mins
Making Best Practice Learning Easy
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  • Extend the reach of your Service Desk to your Mobile Support Teams.

    Join us for the fifth in our six part FrontRange UK Webcast Series "Change is in your Hands" hosted by UK Solutions Consultant Peter Coote.

    We know that service desk technicians can’t always be tied to a desk.
    As needs arise, they may be travelling, working remotely or moving around your building completing assignments and solving problems for customers, often with reduced access to the service desk.
    With FrontRange™ HEAT Mobile Field Service there’s no reason for your technicians to go off the grid when they’re on a service call.
    HEAT Mobile Field Service turns a handheld smart-phone into a mobile service desk client, allowing technicians to take the office with them wherever they go.

    Register today to hear how HEAT Mobile Field Service can:
    •Empower your technicians
    •Lower service costs
    •Improve response times

    Missed our LIVE webcast?
    Catch up with the rest of the series and more on the FrontRange BrightTALK Channel.
  • Best practice frameworks are in many ways comparable to the images and advice found in the columns of fashion magazines. IT Service Management, Program Management, and Software Development best practice frameworks portray flawless environments where projects and teams work in harmony; whereas fashion magazines portray flawless individuals dressed in perfectly tailored, top quality clothing that is impeccably put together. This is purposeful - Meant to inspire through providing suggestions and guidance on how we can improve our own situations.

    Join Amy and Drew through an interactive session that shows how mixing and matching frameworks for your organization is much like selecting a wardrobe. In this session, we will use ITIL, PMI, and Scrum as our best practice frameworks and demonstrate how organizations can mix, match, and tailor to create a style that is uniquely theirs.

    More about our Presenters:
    Amy Dykstra and Drew Walden of Cask, LLC bring more than 20 years of experience in the development, implementation, and application of systematic management frameworks supporting whole organizations, portfolios, programs, and individual projects and services. Within this context, they have developed and re-engineered business processes to align operations with business objectives and enabled organizations to acquire and employ the necessary resources and skills within agreed parameters of cost, time, and quality. Their combined portfolios of clients and experiences provide a unique take on the selection and implementation of various best practice frameworks.
  • Malware today is very different from just a few years ago. Traditional AV technology is no longer able to consistently and fully remediate or defend against today’s most advanced threats. New and emerging threats such as ransomware, social engineering driven attacks and micro variant financial threats are just some examples of difficult to remediate infections. This presentation will take a look at the malware landscape and explain why these tactics are so effective against traditional AV technology. We will examine three specific families of infections and highlight their tactics to evade detection and what issues occur with remediation. Lastly, we will talk about Webroot’s innovation and how our SecureAnywhere AV solution is capable of defending against, and remediating today’s most advanced threats.
  • We may not have flying cars yet but the self-driving car is actually beginning its infancy. With all the technology swirling around us and in our pockets and purses surely the paradigm of the Service Desk has changed as well. Yes and No. Today’s users are bright and more tech-savvy in terms of using technology than ever before. As long as it works. But when something doesn't quite work, they want to solve it themselves using the easiest means at their disposal, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. This might work well from their perspective but not from ours.

    Join George Spalding, Executive Vice President, Pink Elephant, as he focuses on the evolution of the Service Desk and what’s in store for the next 5 years.
  • Forty-four states, DC and four territories have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This means that school districts across the country are planning for 100% online assessments during the 2014-2015 school year. One of the most important conditions needed for being able to administer online assessments is network infrastructure readiness.
    Attend this 30-minute webinar and join Gavin Lee, Senior K-12 Business Development Manager at Juniper Networks, to discuss the critical network must-haves that all school districts should consider when looking to deploy a robust and supportable network. You will also receive practical guidance on how to get the most out of your network infrastructure and how to best prepare for the CCCSS assessments:
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    • Robust network security
    • Network support readiness
    • Juniper Networks network infrastructure readiness resources
  • This webinar will provide you with two complementary perspectives on Business Relationship Management that will help you achieve true romance rather than ending up in unrequited love!
    Based on recent and ongoing interest in Business Relationship Management, there can be no doubt that BRM is a hot topic. Organizations realize that a better relationship between business and IT will result in more business value from the IT provider’s products and services.
    But how do you achieve this from a provider’s perspective? What kind of knowledge, skills, behaviors and processes do you need? And because the relationship is by definition with the business, what do you expect from your partners on ‘the other side of the fence’? How can you help them to fulfil their side of the bargain?
    After listening to Aleksandr and Mark share their two perspectives, there’ll be ample opportunity for you to join in and contribute to the dialogue - you are most welcome!
  • Join us for a 30-minute live session every Friday, where we’ll tour the RingCentral interface, discuss the latest innovations and features available on the RingCentral platform, and share best practices on leveraging cloud communications for your business. This session features a live demo of RingCentral Office and an open Q&A session led by a Sales Engineer. This week tune in and learn how your employees can hold multi-point HD video meetings around the world, anytime and anywhere with RingCentral Meetings.
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  • CobiT 4.1 to CobiT 5 - How Has It Changed? Recorded: Sep 27 2012 44 mins
    Are you currently using CobiT 4.1 and want to determine whether to adopt CobiT 5?

    Register now to join Manta Consultant, Peter Kingsman, as he takes at look at the changes and improvements in CobiT and how this affects Manta's approach to governance assessments.

    In this 45 minute webinar you will learn about the following key aspects of CobiT 5:
    - Understand the significant changes in CobiT 5
    - Obtain some idea whether using CobiT 5 would be advantageous, depending on your role and your organization
    - See how Manta will utilize CobiT 5
  • CSI: A Practical Perspective Recorded: Jul 24 2012 45 mins
    Have you been using ITIL for years and want to understand how to optimize your practices? Or are you just beginning with ITIL and want to know more about CSI?

    Register now to join Manta Director, Derrick Hazel, as he takes at look at ways to leverage CSI to drive operational efficiency, sustainment and customer satisfaction.

    Continual Service Improvement (CSI) supports changing business objectives by providing a consistently-applied set of processes, procedures and tools to measure, analyze and report on improvement opportunities ensuring maximum benefit and minimum risk to the business.

    In this 45 minute webinar we will explore how to integrate CSI into your organization to:
    - Improve business operations and staff productivity
    - Improve customer satisfaction and relationships
    - Optimize costs and industry best practices
  • Making Best Practice Learning Easy Recorded: Jun 26 2012 44 mins
    When it comes to certified training, the Manta Group focuses on certain best practices - Service Management, Governance, Project Management and Emerging Technologies.

    Attend this webinar to find out why we focus on these best practice areas, and the different training delivery methods available - with a particular focus on why self-paced eLearning is a great learning option.

    As a special bonus, you will get a sneak peak into what the new CobiT 5 training will include.
  • Optimizing Delivery in Project & Program Management Recorded: May 22 2012 34 mins
    Everything you've always wanted to know about improving efficiencies and throughput with your PMO, but were afraid to ask.

    Using a Lean Six Sigma Project approach, Manta Director Gary Grandin provides insight to identify the gaps and increase efficiencies by using IT best practices.

    Attend this webinar to:
    - Learn about techniques used to drive efficiences, decrease cost and increase throughput
    - Increase the effectiveness of your team through the use of analysis tools
    - Develop the appropriate process controls, risk management and ensure the right people are in the right roles
  • Maximizing Your ITIL Investment Using CobiT, Lean Six Sigma or ISO Recorded: Apr 17 2012 45 mins
    Do you find your IT organization in one of the following situations?
    - “I tried to implement ITIL, but it’s fallen apart every time”
    - “I thought implementing ITIL would solve all of my problems”
    - “ITIL solved some of my problems, where do I go from here?”

    Register now to join Manta Consultants Peter Kingsman, Eden Roberts and Craig Dewey as they present three key approaches to ensure your investment in ITIL and SM initiatives are addressing your key problems.

    In this 45 minute webcast you will learn how to incorporate 3 key approaches to maximize ITIL:
    - Risk based approach
    - Management system approach
    - Process optimization approach
  • The Sponsor Perspective: Project Strategies for Success Recorded: Mar 20 2012 46 mins
    Project managers have long faced the triple constraints of scope, schedule and cost. Yet too often when these hurdles have been overcome, the project might STILL be deemed a failure. Or the project might not add to the project manager'€™s reputation. Why not?

    Project managers deal with delivery, procurement, and people puzzles, to name a few. While real, these are not necessarily aligned with the pain points of a Project Sponsor. The project is merely the cross section where the project manager's and sponsor'€™s interests are temporarily aligned.

    We will explore the perspectives of the Project Sponsor, and assist project managers with strategies for working with sponsors of varying aptitude. This sometimes unwritten world may well hold the keys to project success, and the real results the PM is expected to deliver.

    In this 45 minute webcast you will learn:
    • The traits of a good Sponsor
    • Types of Sponsors and how to work with each
    • What Project Managers can do to line up Sponsor success

    Attendees can also collect a PMI PDU credit for attending this webcast through a Category B entry. Contact for more information.
  • Optimize Your Service Desk Recorded: Feb 15 2012 44 mins
    Join Russ Conwath, Manta Consultant and Will O'Brien, CEO of The Manta Group, as they discuss the best way to create an efficient and effective service desk.

    Manta's assessment methodology is centered around four lenses: Services, Organization, Process and Technology. You will see proof of this methodology in the results from a case study where a service desk was improved at a financial institution.

    In this 45 minute webcast you will take away:
    • Why it is important to look at more than just people, process, tools - The four lenses approach to assessment
    • Common areas to look for service desk optimization opportunities
    • Case study examples of service desk optimizations

    “Optimize Your Service Desk” is co-sponsored by The Manta Group ( and MSI Inc (
  • Lean Thinking and Principles: Turning Waste into Work Recorded: Jan 24 2012 36 mins
    Are you looking for ways to improve the efficiency of IT services in your organization? Attend this webinar to see an example of Lean principles and how it can help your organization become more efficient and effective.

    This webcast provides an example of how Lean Thinking and Lean Principles were not only used to reduce waste and improve efficiency, but also as an approach to effective organizational change within a financial services company.
  • Achieving Green Data Centres Through Better Process Recorded: Dec 13 2011 44 mins
    As the amount of power consumed by IT continues to rise, the associated cost and environmental impact is becoming increasingly alarming. Power is already the single biggest operating expense in the data centre. However, much of this power is wasted, resulting in unnecessary heat, expense, and upstream carbon emissions.

    In this 45 minute webcast, learn about specific steps you can take to help combat this problem. Learn why having efficient equipment and facilities is not enough and why a holistic program which also encompasses good processes and governance produces the best results. Attendees will review:
    - The problem of power consumption in the data centre, and why a holistic approach is important for achieving the best results
    - Some key elements of process and governance critical to a successful Green IT program and how they impact power consumption
    - Specific steps you can take to help start a Green IT program or advance an existing one
  • Clouds are Fluffy & Safe? Get Better Cloud Governance Recorded: Nov 22 2011 39 mins
    More and more companies are turning to the Cloud to host their confidential data, but are they taking the time to ensure the correct level of governance is in place?

    In this 45 minute presentation, learn about Cloud governance for success and risk reduction. In addition to any questions raised by participants, you will take away the following:
    Market trends and Model shifts
    Know what SAS 70 really means when selecting a cloud provider
    The need for effective cloud governance
    How to build an effective governance framework using ITIL or COBIT

    Get answers to your questions about Cloud governance in this interactive webcast.

    "Clouds are Fluffy and Safe?" is co-sponsored by The Manta Group and MSI.
  • The Best Practice Ecosystem: How to Leverage Best Practices for Optimal Results Recorded: Oct 18 2011 43 mins
    A best practice is a method or technique used to maintain quality as an alternative to mandatory legislated standards, and can be based on self-assessment or benchmarking. In the IT industry ITIL, COBIT, Lean, 6 Sigma, ISO and PMBoK are frequently implemented.

    For best practices to thrive, an environment must be created where best practices complement each other and the system of practices is in balance - The Best Practice Ecosystem.

    In 45 minutes, learn how to get the most out of your investment in IT best practices. In addition to any questions raised by participants, you will take away the following:
    - For best practices to thrive, an environment must be created where best practices complement each other and the system of practices is in balance - The Best Practice Ecosystem.
    - Organizations that invested in best practices recognize significant growth and profit results compared to their competitors who did not invest in best practices.
    - Observe a case study of how a financial organization used the Best Practice Ecosystem to transform their IT organization.

    Service Management, Project Management, Risk Management and other operational disciplines will be examined.
Series focused on optimizing & transforming your IT organization
The Manta Group's free monthly webinar series is a valuable way to discover how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT organization. By watching our webcasts, you qualify for 1 CPD credit (per webcast) claim directly to priSM.

Over the course of this series we will present insights on topics based in IT Business Performance, IT Management, Governance, Risk & Compliance and Enterprise Architecture.

The Manta Group has been a trusted management consulting partner since 2003. Today our focus is on optimizing business operations, managing transformation and measuring performance over time. We look forward to realizing what's possible for you.
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