April 2014
15
Tuesday

Why Large Projects Fail Part 6

CHAOS Tuesday #43: is the sixth part of our series on why large projects fail. Bill Niemi and Robert Cline are our special guests. Both Bill and Robert are CHAOS University Alumni. The pair discusses the challenges of implementing a solution into a diverse set of constituents. The pair also talks about how a large project can stifle innovation. In this program we explore

  • Diverse set of constituents
  • Stifle innovation
  • Multiple agendas
  • The cost of failure
  • Business driven technology

 





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Guests

Robert Cline

Robert Cline is a senior IT executive in the Telecom and Securities industry. Robert specialties include IT Strategy, enterprise IT systems, information architecture, IT auditing/compliance, information security, disaster recovery, and recovery of failed projects.

 

Bill Niemi

Bill Niemi is a professional IT advisor. For twenty-four years Mr. Niemi was a Technology Vice President of Fidelity Investments. During his time at Fidelity, Bill oversaw the a variety of system technical implementation for distributed systems, computer graphics, network protocols including decisions on operating systems, databases and middleware. Working at NBC News, Bill was a pioneer in computer graphics in reporting presidential campaigns. Bill is a graduate with a Masters degree from Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute.

 

Bill Reidway

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.

 

Hosts

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.

 

Jim Crear

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

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.

 

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