We are all familiar with the artifacts of project management: goals, product backlogs, schedules, charts, risk lists, etc. As project managers, we are trained to use these tools on projects, with the understanding that they increase the likelihood that our projects will be successful. But many, perhaps most of us, have seen projects fail even as project management "best practices" were humming along. The schedule on the wall does not match the reality of what is being done, the chart tells management about what has happened, but not whether the project is in trouble, and the risk list sits in a drawer, only to be pulled out afterward to explain convincingly why the project failed.
What if, instead, we begin by actively engaging with the reasons our project might fail and then use that insight to determine what we need from a schedule and which activities should be moved to the project's front. This talk will explore the relationship between commitment and risk identification, the cost of being late, and the role of language in creating committed teams that deliver faster and more reliably.
Participants will be able to:
About the Instructor:
Adam Josephs, PMP, is a Partner at Celerity Consulting Group Inc
(www.celerityconsulting.com). He has managed engineering projects and
product organizations for over 20 years at Apple Computer, Microsoft, and various Internet startups. He has lectured and coached on product
development and organizational development in technology and industrial companies worldwide. Adam has taught the subject at New York University, UC Berkeley, and at industry conferences. He is a graduate of Stanford University and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford. His book Risk Up Front: Managing in a Complex World is available on Amazon:
Meeting Leader: Eugene Chen
PDU Info: 2.0 Technical
PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5.00
Veterans: FREE (Contact Meeting Leader for discount code.)
This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.
|Event End Date||12-14-2021|
|Registration Start Date||10-20-2021|
|Cut off date||12-13-2021|
|No. of Technical PDUs||2.0|