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Ten Ways to Fail – Head off disaster

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6:30 PM until 8:45 PM
San Rafael Corporate Center Tamalpais Room
750 Lindaro
Additional Info:
Brenda Stine
General meeting
Registration is recommended
Payment In Advance Or At Event
John Levy, PHD
John Levy, Ph.D.


John Levy helps business executives turn around underperforming IT projects.  Drawing on over 30 years as a manager in the computer, software and storage industry, he focuses on aligning Business and IT, interpreting IT language into business terms and helping business executives express their needs in terms that produce workable IT solutions.
Ten ways to fail - How to see disaster coming and how to head it off
IT is viewed as an area of great danger and uncertainty by business executives because so many of these projects go astray. Since there are many different ways that projects can get off track, it is helpful to know the key signs that an IT project is likely to fall short of its goals.

Signs of impending failure are grouped into five categories:

  • progress – or lack of it
  • management
  • processes & tools
  • team dynamics
  • complexity

For each category, you’ll see at least five indicators of trouble. But among the five, only two spell real trouble. You’ll learn which two these are, why they represent particular dysfunctions, and what countermeasures you can take for each one.

Having learned these dysfunctions, you can take proactive steps to avoid them. These steps will be summarized in two ways:

  • Things you can do to prepare for the next project
  • Practical techniques for reducing project risk