July 2013

Project Politics

In our twelfth show, the CHAOS team and our special guest, Norm Prevett CEO and founder of Jenica Media Services, Inc. discusses project politics and the effect internal politics has on executing a project.. It is clear from our research that every project there is some no political strife the key is managing the politics to come to common goals and objectives. In this program we explore:

  • 3 most common political mistakes
  • Which are the most deadly
  • How can an organization avoid them
  • How to manage conflicting goals
  • Examples where stakeholders could not agree

Part of CHAOS Tuesday looks at resources that an organization can use to manage PM politics. One of the resources that we cover is a book by Jim Johnson titled, The Public Execution of Miss Scarlet.

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Norm Prevett

Norm Prevett is CEO and founder of Jenica Media Services, Inc. Jenica provides IT services including electronic payments, e-commerce, web design, web hosting, and ERP systems. Prior to Jenica, Norm was one of the founders of System Innovation and had various positions with a number of start-up organizations including Brooks Automation. Norm was the lead software engineer for the Patriot Ground Equipment Systems.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


Rick Brutti

Rick Brutti has more than 30 years as an entrepreneur and business consultant, assisting companies in raising capital and financial management.


Steve Swartz

Steve Swartz is CEO at SIZZLE PR. Steve is a veteran in public relations, marketing strategies, promotional concepts and direct sales using online, print, broadcast and cable media.


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