why are our projects failing? john c. baley, mba,pmp
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Why Are Our Projects Failing?
John C. Baley, MBA,PMP
John C. Baley, MBA, PMPJohn C. Baley is the current Region 6 PMI Component mentor, and Past President of the PMI Dallas Chapter. John has been a Project Manager for the past eleven years. Most of his experience is in Systems Development and Implementations. He has worked on Projects or Programs for many of the largest Petroleum companies in the world, such as Shell Oil, Conoco/Phillips, CITGO and Union 76.He is currently a Program Manager at EDS/HP working on the 7-Eleven account providing Production Support programs and System Development projects.Johns volunteer work with PMI started six years ago in the Dallas Chapter. He was the President from 2004 -2006 seeing the Chapter transition from 2,100 to 3,800 members and lead changes in the Chapter structure from 7 to 11 board members. He is currently the Past President of the Dallas Chapter, still sitting on the board, but is also the Region 6 Component Mentor, taking on that position in 2007. Region 6 is the South Central North America region containing 20 chapters. John earned his PMP Certification in 2002, and most recently graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from University of Texas at Dallas in 2007.
What are the Issues?Projects failing or missing targetsProject improperly staffedSDLC Development requirementsPM requirements
Project Management MethodologyInitiatingPlanningExecutingMonitor/ControlClosing
Organizational StructureDevelopers report to Development ManagersPMs report to VP FinancePresident/Squeaky Wheel
FailuresOverstaffedUnderstaffedOver budgetFailing on customer expectations
Problem Determination ProcessEvaluationBy PhaseDetermine a better fitDevelop Strategy
Process DevelopmentDevelop a new process flowAdd Stage-gatesObtain President buy-inMetrics/MeasurementsSuccess