Wednesday, September 16, 2015
People or Process: Which Has the Greater Effect on Project Success
People or Process, as the name implies, looks directly at the role of people versus process in a project's success or failure. Process is a needed component of any project, but does not obviate the need to work with people. A project manager's ability to not only manage, but lead and inspire is often the dividing line between an initiative's success and failure. Unfortunately, the trend over the last fifteen years has been to focus on process and reduce project management to a checklist of tasks. This has created a culture that diminishes the value of a project manager with people skills.
By the end of this presentation, attendees will understand the importance of balancing people and process, where to focus their efforts, and tips on inspiring people to excel at their jobs.
Presenter: Todd C. Williams, President and Executive Consultant, eCameron
Utilizing twenty-five years of experience Todd helps start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations achieve their goals. Qualifications in executive consulting, project rescue, failure prevention, and engaging people in the solution, help him guide in bringing strategy to life. All too often major change initiatives fail due to complexity, poor alignment, or lack of commitment. By understanding these reasons for failure, organizations can become resistant to it. In his book, Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure (AMACOM), he defines a project audit and recovery process for rescuing red projects that focuses on root cause correction and prevention. He is also a writer for The CEO Magazine, American Management Association, his own Back From Red blog, and contributes to numerous other publications, including Fortune/CNN Money, CIO Update, ZDNet, Enterprising CIO, and IT Business Edge.
Todd is a professional member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Project Management Institute, and the Society for Information Management (SIM). He has been chosen to speak to numerous companies and professional organizations in North America and Europe, including NASA, BEA Systems, Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt, Portland General Electric, and Bonneville Power Administration among others.
Dinner includes Caesar Salad, Rolls, Coffee,
& Dessert (Vanilla Bean ice cream topped with fresh strawberries, and fresh whipped cream)
and Choice of Entree
1. Chicken : Francaise
2. FISH: Herb basted fresh fillet of Atlantic salmon with a chive buerre blanc
3. Beef: Sirloin cacciatore with rice
4. Vegetable Provence, sautéed with herbs de Provence and topped with grilled, marinated tofu, brown rice
Please join us on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at The Desmond Hotel off of Albany Shaker Road, in Colonie (see directions).
Attitude adjustment will begin at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the program starting promptly at 7:00pm and adjourning by 8:00pm.
Pricing for 2015-2016. To ensure an accurate number of dinners, we have created an early bird discount for those paying in advance. $30.00 for Early Bird, PMI members; $40.00 for Early Bird, nonmembers; and $20 for Early Bird students. To receive the early bird discount, please pay in advance. Those who do not register by noon on the Monday for the dinner and choose to pay at the door will not get the early bird discount and will be charged the $10 late fee - $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $40 for students.
The early bird deadline for online registration is 12:00 noon on Monday before the dinner (cancellations after 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full meeting registration fee). Please note that registrations after the early bird deadline of 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full price as indicated above. Walk-ins on the day of the event are on a first come, first served basis with limited availability and will be charged the full price plus a $10 late fee.
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