After sold out shows at the IRS in New Carrollton and PMI Baltimore, I’ll be at he USDA (downtown D.C.) on September 21 (details here) to give a presentation and I’ll be the PM Tools speaker at PMIWDC on October 20 (details here).
Below is a link to the PMI Webinar presentation: Managing Risk on Public Sector IT Projects, presented on November 18, 2014.
If you are interested in more details about the health benefit exchanges, check my Blog Archives – I’ve posted lots of information about them. Also, I talked about the GAO scheduling guide here: http://terrapinconsulting.net/gao-guide-to-scheduling/
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I am doing a webinar for PMI on Managing Risk on Public Sector IT Projects. It is on Tuesday, November 18 at 11am ET. In the webinar, I’ll review risks that are unique to public sector projects. I’ll go over common risks faced on IT projects and steps you can take to reduce project risk. Included are a couple of examples from my recent PMI Global Congress presentation but most of the examples are new and different.
The webinar is hosted by the IT and Telecom Community of Practice of PMI. The website is http://itt.vc.pmi.org. You must login (with your standard PMI.org credentials) to see and register for the webinar. It’s free. If you have any topics you want me to address just send them to me now or bring them up during the webinar. It will be fully interactive.
Another successful PMI Global Congress! The first keynote speaker was Magic Johnson. He knows nothing about project management or PMI but he is very charismatic. He stressed the importance of self-evaluation and said a leader’s responsibility is to make his teammates play better. Both are relevant to PMs.
The second keynote was Daniel Levitin, a PhD and best-selling author. He was fantastic. He talked about the fallacy of multi-tasking and why humans frequently make wrong decisions. I bought his book, The Organized Mind, and look forward to reading it.
I didn’t care for the third keynote speaker, who talked about (ugh) innovation. The fourth keynote speaker, Vince Poscente, was highly entertaining and motivational. A great way to end the conference.
The best presentations were:
- Immediately Improve Your Projects by Implementing Visual Requirements Models by Joy Beatty. This was great – an actual review of tools that you can start using on your projects immediately (the title is truth-in-advertising). Get this presentation when it’s made available. Or buy her book.
- Kill the PMO! Resurrect the Department of Simplicity by Jack Duggal. Jack’s passion carried this presentation. He was on fire! Great topic, great speaker.
On the disappointing side was the Access Health Connecticut presentation. Two (of the four) speakers needed a few more practice rounds. And the second speaker presented on cost containment while the fourth speaker said cost wasn’t an issue. The presentation was not strung together with consistent themes. And a lot of it was on the marketing of Obamacare – we’re there to learn about the project not the policy. (One speaker skipped over the risk management process – “you’re not interested in the details” – um, yes we are – risk management is exactly the details that PMs are interested in. Know your audience.)
My presentation went very well. Several people asked me to come to their organization to present it so I guess it’s time to get on the road.
I presented Lessons Learned from the U.S. Health Benefit Exchange Projects this week at the 2014 Global Congress in Phoenix. I had a fantastic time presenting to a wonderful audience. Excellent questions and feedback. Thanks to all those that attended.
The presentation is here.
I’ve posted several times on the health benefit exchanges, as well as other failed projects. Check it out in the archives. Among other things, you can read the actual audits of the failed exchange projects. They are amazing.
Please contact me if you’d like me to present to your organization or your local PMI chapter.