March Tyson's Corner Luncheon - Sunjay Pandey- "The Switching Gears Factor"

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Event Date

“The Switching Gears Factor


Sunjay K. Pandey

Partner Managing Director, ALTERthought

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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Time and Location:

Tysons Corner monthly Luncheon Meeting at
Terrace Level - The Enterprise Bldg
Hopper/Joule Conference Rooms
8301 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102
1 PDU will be available for PMPs.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009


  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm:
  • Keynote Speaker: Sunjay K. Pandey


None. The Session is free of charge.

About the Program:

The Switching Gears Factor

Background: Corporate life is increasingly a complex series of projects. As a result, the term “multi-tasking” is increasingly becoming part of the corporate lexicon. Often times, people are expected to perform on multiple projects simultaneously and deliver all of these projects within budget and schedule. This is the great myth of multi-tasking: that all projects can be delivered on-time with resources that are spread across a handful of distinct initiatives.

Until now, there have been few – if any– resources designed to consider the productivity impact of assigning people to multiple projects. It is our observation that this is a core reason that many projects overrun their schedules and budgets. Because the multi-project environment will continue to be the norm for the foreseeable future, the ability of corporations to measure and manage the impacts of this environment grow increasingly vital.


  1. This seminar is focused on helping analysts, architects, and project managers understand the myths of multi-tasking.
  2. Participants will become more confident in understanding how to quantify productivity and adjust for the assignment of multiple projects to resources.
  3. The seminar serves to provide and additional tool to the estimation and budgeting toolbox that will allow organizations to more realistically plan initiatives based on the demands of multi-tasking.
  4. In this seminar, participants will:
  5. Understand the basic quantification of resource productivity
  6. Learn to calculate productivity based on a traditional work week
  7. Gain an appreciation for what happens in the brain when resources are asked to multi-task
  8. Obtain an understanding of a framework that helps to adjust resource productivity based on the impact of multiple projects
  9. Learn how to calculate adjusted productivity based on multi-tasking impacts
  10. Quantitatively understand the diminishing returns of multi-tasking
  11. Understand the total number of assignments at which productivity becomes negative

About the Speaker:

Sunjay K. Pandey, Partner & Managing Director, ALTERthought

Sunjay Pandey is the President & a Principal Consultant of ALTERthought, a boutique technology/strategy consultancy and concept development lab. He possesses hands-on and General Management and Technology skill sets encompassing Strategy, Marketing, Business Development, New Product Development, Research & Development, Finance, Operations, Business Analysis, Process Engineering, Agile/Lean Project Management, Project Management, and Mentoring/Education.

Sunjay comes from a family of entrepreneurs and possess hard-won experience in start-up, emerging, and Fortune 1000 businesses. He has served in key leadership and innovation roles in high-growth Internet and Consulting companies throughout his 12-year consulting track record Sunjay’s industry exposure includes: Retail, Online Gaming, Internet Media/Advertising, Telecommunications, Enterprise Software, Financial Services, Healthcare, Corporate Real Estate and Software-as-a-Service. His notable company exposure includes Multiple Fortune 500 Financial Institutions, Circuit City, Anthem BCBS, Bellsouth-GTE, Verizon, AOL/, and Bank of America.

Sunjay was responsible for leading ALTERthought’s leadership team to envision, articulate and execute the business strategy for the business leading to a 5-fold growth in the consulting business as well as the investment/ development of two Software-as-a-Service concepts: Planix: – IT Estimation & Project Management and Oyogi: –Enterprise Knowledge Networking via Instant Messaging. Sunjay was also responsible for helping to identify, shape, and negotiate a Joint Venture to launch a spin-out algorithmic hedge fund: Canal Street Capital. He has served in an Executive Analyst and Project Manager role for a successful online advertising company acquired by AOL; led the build out and re-engineering as Interim Director of Software Development for a successful on-line gaming company acquired in 2005.

He possesses a BA in English from Appalachian State University and an MS in the Management of Information Technology from The University of Virginia.


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