Taking a systemic approach to project failure is critical. This entails first looking at the vision, then the people, followed by a critique of the processes, and finally determining the effects of technology. This helps executives understand where they should focus their team's energy. The system approach ensures the root cause analysis covers the project, management, leadership, and the customer.
The presentation covers:
- Strategy-project alignment and how projects and strategy stray
- How people affect the project's success
- The use and abuse of process creating needless bureaucracies or a wasteland of no control
- When and how technology is being used and the role it plays
The presentation is interactive and uses a variety of case studies to underscore the objectives.
Executives takeaways include:
- Tools and techniques that they can implement tomorrow
- Key organizational areas to audit for difficult or troubled projects
- Concepts of separating contracts and statements of work
- Telltale signs that a project is in trouble
Customize your keynote
- This presentation can be scaled from a one-hour to a two-and-hour presentation and combined with other presentation styles (i.e. expert panels) to create a unique executive-level learning experience.
- Case studies are tailored to the audience's industry.
- Workshops on change management or project alignment can be done in conjunction with this keynote to provide deep dives into a given topic.