PMIWDC

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: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Greensboro Conference Center Facility - Curie and Drew Conference Rooms
1785 Greensboro Place
McLean, Virginia 22102
Agenda and Cost: 

This session is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.

Bring your own (BYO) lunch, or, take advantage of the Greensboro Station's building' Cafeteria! And parking tickets from the in-ground parking lots will be validated - Just announce your attendance of the PMI luncheon meeting!

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

Special Instructions: 

Directions

In Tysons Corner, entries into parking from Hwy 7, near intersections of Westpark Drive or Greensboro Drive. Photo ID is required.

Conference center can be directly and quickly accessed from the Metro's (Silver Line) Greensboro Station stop.

For those attendees who are not tenants to the building, parking will be validated for you following the presentation. Bring your issued parking ticket with you to the conference room. Open lot parking no longer available due to nearby construction work. Please consider using parking garage, and park in assigned visitor parking spaces.

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.

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints

Tools

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

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 Tyson's Corner Luncheons

PMIWDC holds free monthly luncheon meetings in Tyson's Corner, hosted by SAIC Corporation.

Bring your lunch, or visit the onsite cafeteria. PDU credits are be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs).

Membership in PMI is not required, but all guests should pre-register to attend. Due to security requirements at the facility, guests who are not U.S. citizens are asked to request an escort by checking the appropriate field in the registration form.