Standard project management theory can end up leaving us with the impression that all projects are the same. Get the charter right. Put the steering mechanism in place. Build the team. Build the plan. Spend the rest of our time wrestling with replanning around all the things that don’t go “according to plan”. Try to deliver the three-point landing (on time, on budget, on scope/quality). Learn from it. Rinse and repeat.
Well, think again. Early stage ideas are not the same as improving operating efficiency (tune up projects). Major design efforts aren’t the same as “set parameters, deploy, test” jobs. Down at the back end of life, when hopefully the depreciation is run out, there’s decisions about whether to engage in refurbishment, a fork-lift upgrade, or toss it and rethink the basic problem.
In this presentation, Bruce Stewart, former software company CEO, senior management consultant, and IT World Canada, Computerworld, and Architecture & Governance columnist, will walk you down the seven different steps of the value chain, from inspiration to demolition. At each stop, he’ll show you the elements of project management that matter most, and which ones are going to get in the way of handling something at that phase.
Not all projects are meant to be handled the same way. Learn how to get situational by joining us in this presentation.