Why Large Projects Fail Part 5
CHAOS Tuesday #42: is the fifth part of our series on why large projects fail. Hans Mulder, Patrick Thibodeau and Frans Verstreken are our special guests. The group discusses common traits of large project failures from their experiences. Lost opportunities and motivations from large project failures. We hear about Examples of large project failures. In this program we explore:
- Common traits of large project failures
- Lost opportunities and motivations
- Examples of large project failures
- Executive sponsorship & User Involvement
Patrick Thibodeau is a reporter with ComputerWorld covering project disasters. Patrick Thibodeau also covers cloud computing and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.
Prof.dr.ing. Hans Mulder MSc BA is Standish European research director and professor at the Antwerp Management School. As the founder of his own company, Venture Informatisering Adviesgroep, he is on the management and executive boards of various IT companies. He is regularly engaged as an IT expert when conflicts between companies need to be resolved in or out of court.
Bill Reidway is Vice President of Product Management for Carrier Services at Neustar. Bill is responsible for new product concept and development, cross-functional and strategic account management, and corporate growth initiatives. Bill also worked in product management for Nextel, Step 9 and American Management Systems.
Frans Verstreken is a graduate student working with Hans Mulder on project failures. Frans Verstreken is a business development manager for Pantheon Automatisering.
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.
Jim is the chief information officer and architect for The Standish Group International. He is an experienced executive with over 40 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. He has had a diverse career leading IT organizations in academia, biomedical, manufacturing, and software companies.
Dan Horsey is a senior information technology executive. His expertise includes project management, software design and development. His skilled in networks, distributed processing, enterprise Architecture and technology strategy. He also has experience in marketing strategy, and business/technology alignment. Dan has held senior positions are the IRS, Bureau of National Affairs and Thomson Corp.