A mindset shift for IT Project success: focusing on value

Joint event with Business Change Specialist Group.

Tuesday 12 November 2013

6.00pm - 8.30pm (refreshments available 30 minutes before)

BCS London, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Gary Lloyd and Vic Stenning

Gary Lloyd argues that the focus on time and on budget when controlling projects is misguided. With less than a third of projects delivering on time and on budget what they said they would they would, he argues that project success requires a shift in mindset that focuses on value rather than requirements. This shift, he argues, needs to take place across three key dimensions: psychology, leadership, and value. This session aims to help you make the shift, and gives you some practical tools to put to immediate use.

Vic Stenning then presents Pelorus, a benefits-driven method for business change that is supported by simple cloud-based software. It can be applied at any level of change - an individual project, a programme, a portfolio, or an overall business strategy. It addresses and "dissolves" some of the central problems of change and, by so doing, increases the probability of meeting objectives and realising the desired business benefits.

About the Speakers:

Gary Lloyd is a programme and project management specialist helping organisations and individuals to deliver value from their projects and programmes. His aim is to work with clients to both lower project risk and to develop organizational and individual delivery capability. Over 20 years, his roles have ranged from being the business leader driving change, through to advising CEOs and COOs, on getting value from their projects, programmes and ventures. Gary is author of Business Leadership for IT Projects : a Value-based approach published by Gower.

Vic Stenning specialises in business change. He helps organisations formulate and manage the entire change cycle, from initial concept to the harvesting of benefits. He is experienced in all levels of change, from formulation and realisation of a new business strategy to management of individual projects. He has worked in 20 countries across five continents, with organisations large and small in both the private and public sectors.

Event report

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