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Tuesday April 11, 2006 - Click here to register


Order From Chaos
A Complexity Theory Perspective on Project Management

 

Steve Wille, Great-West Life

 

We want  repeatable processes and predictable results.  We want projects that are on time, on budget, with all the functions and features promised.  This is what the discipline of proper project management promises us.  According to a Standish group study, only 34% of IT projects meet that success criteria.  What is going wrong?  Is it bad project management?  If we work harder can we do better?  Or is there another way to approach the problem?  There is a lot we can learn from complexity theory that applies to complex IT projects.

 

Steve's talk is guaranteed to be insightful, controversial, and entertaining. This is one you don't want to miss.

 

Steve Wille manages corporate applications development and support at Great-West Life.  He has over 20 years executive level IT experience with several large corporations.  He has also co-authored and lead workshops for project managers throughout the country.   He has an MBA from Regis University and a BSBA from the University of Denver. He has served on IT advisory boards for the University of Colorado, Regis University, Denver Technical College, and DeVry University.

Steve has been a member of RMIMA since 1989 and set up the organization's web site in 1996, long before web sites were common practice.  He continues serves as the RMIMA web master.

 



 

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