April 2013

In This Issue

Take your expertise to the next level with Vivit Advanced Training

Get $300 off HP Discover admission and win a free pass

Enhancing Stakeholder Management Experience

Nominate your chapter and SIG leaders for an award (Americas)

Upcoming meetings

Upcoming webinars

New videos

Spotlight on a volunteer: Scott Anderson

Welcome new leaders

News from HP Software



Take your expertise to the next level with Vivit Advanced Training

By Laura Walker, Education Chair, Vivit Board of Directors

When was the last time you attended an in-depth training course with real-world take aways? If you’re attending the HP Discover conference in Las Vegas this June, don’t miss the opportunity to attend one of Vivit’s Advanced Training courses. Our members consistently rave about these 4-hour, interactive, deep diving sessions.

Vivit is excited to present 10 different courses led by partners and HP practitioners who have real-world implementation experience. These training sessions provide an excellent opportunity to take your expertise to the next level.

  1. Deep Dive into Unified Functional Testing (Checkpoint Technologies)
  2. Deep Dive into ALM 11.5 (Checkpoint Technologies)
  3. HP ALM: Best Practice Templates and Intelligent Reporting (Assure)
  4. Mango – Enabling Next Generation Test Automation on HP ALM, HP UFT and HP BPT (Infuse Consulting)
  5. Modern Data Protection and Management Using HP and Veeam in Your Virtual Environment (Veeam)
  6. uCMDB V10 – What’s New & Advanced uCMDB Discovery Script Development Using uCMDB Web-Services (Univiews)
  7. BSM Service Intelligence Suite: The 5th Dimension of APM (J9 Technologies)
  8. Mobile Application Development – a short tutorial using HP Anywhere (HP)
  9. Mobile Functional Testing – with UFT Mobile (HP)
  10. Mobile Performance Testing (HP)

The cost per training course is only $99 thanks to our sponsors. This is a $400 savings off the normal fee. A Vivit Advanced Training course can be added to your new or existing HP Discover conference registration account.

Download the training brochure for complete course descriptions and details.

Training Brochure

Get $300 off HP Discover admission and win a free pass

Register today and receive a $300 discount. You must use promo code Vivit to save. In addition, five individuals who enter code Vivit when registering will be entered into a drawing to win a free pass to HP Discover 2014. This offer can’t be combined with other codes or discounts and is valid only for new registrations.

Enhancing Stakeholder Management Experience

by Suresh GP, Business Consultant, HP

As you are well aware, every project stakeholder (project sponsor, project leader, team member, employee, project manager and shareholder) is different and has a vested interest in the outcome of the projects. Are we doing things correctly to address these expectations or will we continue to have gaps?

Read about eight aspects that will help you create a good stakeholder management experience that results in successful project outcomes.

Nominate your chapter and SIG leaders for an award (Americas)

hands with world-blue.jpgDid you attend a Vivit chapter meeting that was of value to you? Did you hear a speaker in a Vivit webinar that you thought was outstanding? Do you know someone from the community who helped you or connected you to others? It’s time to say thank you to our volunteers in the Americas region for the time they spend to bring members relevant content and connections.

Please take a moment to nominate someone located in the Americas for:

  • Leader of the Year
  • Champion of the Year
  • Speaker of the Year

The deadline is April 26, and we will recognize the winners at HP Discover in Las Vegas.

Upcoming meetings

April 9, 2013 • Columbus, OH
BSM Group discussion at Limited Brands

April 11, 2013 • Des Moines, Iowa
Vivit Iowa 2013 QTR2 Meeting (HP UFT & HP Sprinter)

April 11, 2013 • Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City Vivit Happy Hour

April 18, 2013 •
Köln, Germany
User Group Treffen "Testen & Testmanagement mit HP QC/ALM" in Köln

April 23, 2013 •
South Seattle, Washington
Seattle Vivit Chapter Meeting Spring 2013 - Going Mobile with Your Testing & Monitoring Applications

April 26, 2013 •
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
HP ITSM User Group Event at 3M

May 16, 2013 •
Mettawa, Illinois
Chicago/Wisconsin Joint Vivit ITSM Meeting

June 11, 2013 •
Las Vegas, Nevada
Vivit Advanced Training

Upcoming webinars

UCMDB: The Center of the ITSM Universe
April 9, 2013 • 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CEST • HP Service Management SIG

Debunking the Myths: An Essential Guide to Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
April 17, 2013 • 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CEST • Cloud Builders SIG

New videos

Service Manager Strategy update, SM 9.3 Automation Integrations, and Service Anywhere v2 Quick Peek
by HP and HP Service Management SIG

Performance Testing + Service Virtualization: The one-two punch for applications that rock
by HP and the Testing, Quality, and ALM SIG

Service Virtualization: How to Speed Up Delivery of Modern Applications
by the Melbourne, Australia Chapter

HP Service Anywhere: Simplifying your IT Service Desk Webinar
by the Bangalore, India Chapter and the HP Service Management SIG

Spotlight on a volunteer

Scott Anderson

Automation Engineer

Iowa Vivit Chapter Leader

Great things are coming out of the Vivit Iowa Chapter; Scott partnered with other local groups to organize a successful meeting focused on Agile Development.

Welcome new leaders

We welcome the following leaders and their expertise. We invite you to join their Local Chapter or Special Interest Group (SIG) to share tips, best practices, and real-world experiences.

Nikos Ioannides
Audra Kutz

Nikos Ioannides

Cognity S.A.
Greece Chapter Leader

Audra Kutz

Advanced Marketplace
Chicago Chapter Leader

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Pablo Vegas
Abdul Rafi

Findessa Corporation
New York/New Jersey Metro Chapter Leader

Pablo Vegas

Bell Canada
Ottawa Chapter Leader

News from HP Software

HP Software Government Summit in Washington, D.C. April 16-17

HP Software Performance Tour in Germany June 18-19

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