“Todd is one of the most outstanding speakers I have had the pleasure of hosting and would highly recommend him for any speaking event.”

Leslie Young, Event Organizer
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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“We were successful with our ERP replacement initiative due, in part, to your presentations on running successful projects. In particular, the presentation Cover Oregon, What Would You Do? opened my eyes to create an atmosphere of accountability, need to continually define and adjust for achievable scope, and manage the team to a “forced march” toward completion with a focus on “what can be done” and not trying to do everything. Thank you.”
Russell Boedeker, CFO, Bookbyte.com
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"My favorite speaker of all time! ... You made the audience feel engaged and important. People’s faces lit up when they could share their knowledge and experience."
Raynette Yoshida
Institute of Management Accountants

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"I've been following Todd for years. It will be good to see him again. ... Being an entrepreneur, like Todd, I am constantly in search for new work opportunities and I believe he can give me a few pointers."
Charlene Draine
Attendee and Event Organizer
SeaDrain, L3C

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"Mr. Williams obviously knows how to make projects successful, the art of capturing the audience, and the needs of a meeting planner. What else do you need?"
Lisa Harper, Event Organizer
Premier Event Management

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Internationally Recognized

The eCameron team is internationally recognized and routinely called upon as thought-leaders by companies and organizations to help execute initiatives successfully. Its team has completed workshops in North America, United Kingdom, and EMEA and book more every daily.

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Presentations and workshops for your organization

The eCameron team can help your company or organization draw attendance, involvement, and money through interactive keynotes, educational track sessions, and fun workshops. Whether you are attracting executives, finance, information technology, or project managers, we have a topic that will excite them.

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“The content and organization for this presentation were outstanding. I especially enjoyed the observations and solutions that Mr. Williams drew from his professional experiences.”

Patricia Myers, Attendee
Senior Instructional Designer & Project Lead
Oak Grove Technologies

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“He had our attendees engaged and discussing the topic. We were all part of the presentation. It was very refreshing to have a presenter that is animated, knowledgeable and involves the audience.”

Kate Milani, VP Programs
PMI Northeastern Wisconsin

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Executive's Role in Project Success

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Project failure is rampant. In the US alone, the cost estimates for failure run as high as a trillion dollars annually. Regardless of the industry, executives seem powerless to alter this direction. The challenge for them is understanding where to focus their time and energy. All too often, they take the seemingly obvious move of zeroing in on the project manager, their teams, and technology. Other executives, reflect on their contributions to the failure. That self-reflection is time well spent as executives are essential in setting direction, aligning projects to corporate goals, implementing effective governance, and providing the needed resources. In other words, being effective leaders. This keynote explores the actions executives need to take to have the greatest impact on project success.

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
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The presentation is interactive and uses a variety of case studies to underscore the objectives.

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.
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