A Shift in Mindset for IT Project Success

Date/Time:
Thursday 16 January 2014, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Cost:
BCS Members £10 (+VAT@20%), Non BCS Members £15 (+VAT@20%), JCF, CMI & IC Members

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Synopsis:

Escaping the meaningless mantra of on time and on budget

The track record of IT projects is poor. Less than a third of IT projects deliver what they said they would, on time and on budget. The major cause of IT project ‘failure’ is not, however, poor IT leadership or difficult-to-use technology; it is poor business leadership.

Project success depends not on processes and procedures but a shift in mindset across three key dimensions:

  • Psychology
  • Leadership
  • Value

This talk and workshop aims to help you make that shift in mindset and to equip you with practical tools that you can put to immediate use on your project. It is based on Gary’s book “Business Leadership for IT Projects”.

Main target audience

The event will be of most benefit to consultants and business managers who are driving business change that depends on projects with a high degree of IT involvement. It will be particularly resonant for those who have first-hand experience of the difficulty of getting value from IT projects.

Benefits from attending; what people will take away

This event aims to help you make that shift in mindset and to equip you with practical tools that you can put to immediate use on your project. It is based on Gary’s book “Business Leadership for IT Projects”.

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Speaker bio and photo

Gary LloydGary has been helping businesses to deliver IT enabled change for over 20 years. His roles have ranged from being the business leader who drives the change, through to being a trusted advisor to CEO's and COO's, helping them to extract the maximum value from their projects, programmes and ventures.

Gary has worked as an independent consultant since 2005, specialising in value-based delivery, and is a Steering Committee member of the Warwick Business School Mentoring Programme and is on their executive coaching panel

His book, entitled Business Leadership for IT Projects was published by Gower in September 2013.