Robert Kelley

Robert Kelley is a senior professional with experience in IT from start-ups and Fortune 200 companies. Mr. Kelley has much experience with SAP and Oracle, especially in FDA compliance and governance.


Incomplete Requirements

CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – #21: “Are incomplete requirements a big deal? This is the question we debate on CHAOS Tuesday panel September 3, 2013.  Traditional PMI defines requirements gathering as the phase before you move to development.  Many organizations spend months, even years gathering requirements hoping to make them complete and accurate before transitioning to the development phase. In this… Read more

Innovation versus Governance

CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – #22: The majority of CIOs say governance stifles innovation.  In baseball, you can fail 70 percent of the time and still be considered a strong player.  Ted William 406 (40.6%) in 1941 still stands as the all time average batting record. How can a CIO promote innovation while keeping her or his job? This is the question we… Read more

Overcoming Fraudulence

CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – Show 4: Overcoming Fraudulence. In our fourth show, the team and our special guest, Robert Kelley, a senior professional with experience in IT from start-ups and Fortune 200 companies, discuss overcoming fraudulence. We define fraudulence as an action meant to deceive; it is deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage or to avoid confrontation. Fraudulence… Read more

Project Success versus Project Value

CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – #20: “Which is more important, project success or project value?” It turns out the project success and project value is orthogonal or at right angles to each other. The harder you strive for perfect success the lower your project value.  The harder you strive for greater values the lower the success rate. We know this because we… Read more

Rise of the CTO

CHAOS Tuesday: #28: is on the rise of the CTO. We see the CTO role as a creative visionary who delivers technology products to the marketplace and makes business decisions about how technology is incorporated in the company. Often the CTO is both offensive and defensive.  Offensive in the sense that he or she looks for opportunities to advance the organization offering… Read more

Team Building Part 2

CHAOS Tuesday #36 is team building part 2. No one can be successful without an organized, skilled, cooperative, and congenial team. Like a quarterback in football, you can do nothing without the front line for protection, a great running back to push through those holes in the defense, and great receivers to catch the play action pass or a long bomb. Each… Read more

True Cost of a Project

CHAOS Tuesday #34: We are going to discuss the true cost of a project. Last year we published an advisory on the true cost of a project.  In this research and report we saw that hidden costs were 50% or more of the budgeted costs.  Hidden costs included executive time, user time, education & training, user acceptance testing, and even cost… Read more

User Acceptance Testing

CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – #29: Our CIOs panel, Jim Crear, Bob Kelley and Bill Niemi discuss user acceptance testing (UAT) and general QA.  In most cases UAT involves the users physically testing and reporting back on the results of a new application or a major upgrade to an existing application. Other than the users there are three major groups that… Read more

User Generated Content Liability

CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – #25; User Generated Content Liability Any website that allows third-party or “user generated content” has to be concerned about liability.  In this show the CHAOS Team and our special guest, Lee Gesmer, partner of the Gesmer Updegrove LLP discuss user generated content liability. This is a big topic with many overlapping laws.  Today we are going… Read more

Why Large Projects Fail Part 7

CHAOS Tuesday #44: Our special guests are Bob Kelley and Michael Blanford.  Bob and Michael focused on what is in it for the users and the organizations.  Making decision based on firms dates and cost controls. Preserving the user experience during a major transition, Both Bob and Michael related projects similar to a new NPAC. In this program we explore: What is… Read more

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