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Successful Projects: What We Really Know

Successful Projects: What We Really Know

featuring

Alan Zucker, PMP

Founding Principal

Project Management Essentials

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

About the Presentation

The Standish Group has published its annual CHAOS Report on the state of software development since 1994. The Report is often cited as a key metric for the industry's performance and progress and draws much attention.

Analyzing the long-term trends provides an interesting perspective. On average only 29% of projects “succeed” and 23% “failed”. Over the past two decades, there has been little change in these headline results.

However, when you dive into the data there are some bright spots and markers for the future improvement:

  • Smaller is better;
  • People are the primary driver of project success or failure; and
  • Agile projects are far more likely to succeed.

In his presentation “Successful Projects: What We Really Know” Alan Zucker reviews Standish and PMI survey results and discusses opportunities to deliver more successful projects.

Event Location: 
KGS Headquarters
2677 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 100
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
PDUs Available: 
1 PDU for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

Event Keywords

Soft Skills

Communication

Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Hard Skills

Tools

Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

Industry / Sector

Government

Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities

I.T.

Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speaker

Alan Zucker, PMP

Project Management Essentials
Founding Principal

Alan Zucker was practicing Agile techniques well before the term was coined. In the early 1990s he employed the agile principles of collaboration, minimal documentation, to deliver a mission critical, mainframe application for the US Treasury. His agile skills were further honed during his years in the fast paced and dynamic telecommunications industry. He also played a leadership role in the Agile transformation of a major financial institution; during this period, the number of annual production releases increased 4-fold, average release durations declined by two-thirds, and project management execution costs were cut in half.

In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials to provide training and advisory services. He provides Agile, DevOps, and traditional project management training. He also works closely with his clients as they transform their practices.

Alan received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He holds a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Professional (ACP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds Agile certifications as a Scrum Master (CSM) and Scale Agilist (SAFe 4.0 SA).

About the Dunn Loring

The Dunn Loring Local Community (Formally Fairfax) will take place at KForce Government Systems (KGS). Their building is across the street from the Dunn Loring metro stop. PDU credits are available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs).