Successful Projects: What We Really Know
Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP
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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.
2677 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA, 22031
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.
Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)
Industry / SectorGovernment
Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entitiesI.T.
Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies
About the Speakers
Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP
Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He led a project office with over 170 project managers and has delivered large, strategic initiatives.
In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to share his passion for and experience with project management. Project Management Essentials provides advisory consulting and training to clients across the United States. Clients include Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the American Petroleum Institute, and several PMI Chapters.
Alan is a keynote speaker and thought leader. He is regularly featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership. He an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is a senior instructor with several national, professional development organizations.
Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from the Disciplined Agile Consortium, Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile.
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).