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 in it for the user
- Firm dates & cost control
- Preserving the user experience
- Executive sponsor apathy and abstinence
- Importance of testing
Michael Blanford is a seasoned CIO for pharmaceutical and manufacturing organizations. Michael is an Information Technology and Operations leader. Michael has industry experience in manufacturing, service and software businesses in Life Sciences, Instrumentation, Telecommunications and Aerospace ranging from start-up to Fortune 100 businesses.
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.
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.
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.