About this seminar
This one-day seminar presents a practical framework to a growing and fundamental problem – the need to effectively deal with dynamic complexity and emergent behavior when managing complex programs and projects.
Why is this important?
The Standish Group’s 2009 CHAOS Report showed a marked decrease in project success rates with 44% of projects challenged and 24% failed or cancelled prior to completion, or delivered and never used.
From the Big Dig in Boston to large Government modernization programs in the IRS, FAA and DoD, and Toyota recalls, our landscape is littered with large, expensive failures. Why?
Why? Because dynamic complexity cannot be overcome by the application of linear approaches to nonlinear systems, and yet this is how program and project managers attempt to cope with the problem over and over again!
How would you answer these questions…….
1. Why do governments and companies invest millions of dollars in systems that are abandoned after being placed in service or are cancelled before deployment?
2. What is happening when experienced, educated program/project managers encounter unexpected problems, apply well-known corrective actions, only to make the problem worse?
3. Why are project managers not trained to understand the nature and the impact of interactive complexity?
This seminar does not offer a cookie cutter approach nor is it filled with platitudes or heavy academic theories. Instead, it will provide you with the practical, street-smart knowledge to deal with the unanticipated, backed up by concrete examples of where understanding complexity analysis applies. This seminar sets the foundation for building a new framework for understanding complex programs and will lead to your being able to anticipate and mitigate complexity in your programs and projects.
You will be able to apply the principles of complexity that you will learn in this seminar to lead the way out of complex situations that typical project management training does not anticipate. This knowledge could potentially save your organization millions of dollars. You will develop an understanding and a practical working philosophy for how to use forensic project management to anticipate and avoid potential patterns that lead to overwhelming complexity.
This seminar promises to deliver proven, practical concepts that you can take back to your work place and begin applying right away in your programs and projects.