Stop that! How Bad Behaviour can Make or Break your Project
Despite our best efforts to design project management methodologies, implement traditional or even innovative Agile techniques or tools, projects still only have roughly a 30-40% success rate. Why is that? Part of the reason is that projects are still fundamentally at the mercy of human behavior. And people sometimes behave in strange and irrational ways that even the best methodologies can, sometimes unintentionally, aggravate. Get some insights into what behavior patterns can affect your project, the underlying science behind them and ways to mitigate how they impact your efforts.
Benoit De Grace
In 1996, Benoit began what was to become an extremely fruitful journey with a niche consulting firm in the field of project and portfolio management. Now president of PMC- Project Management Centre, he continues to help Fortune 500 companies in North America and around the world deliver better projects, faster and more efficiently. Over the past 20 years in this field, Benoit has become a keen observer of how human behavior affects how we manage our projects and has developed an expertise in how project managers can leverage these behaviors or at the very least anticipate and manage them. His background as an industrial engineer gives him a privileged perspective on both the technical and human sides of the field of project and portfolio management. Benoit has had the opportunity to share this know-how and other PPM expertise with clients including Abbott Labs, Alstom, Atomic Energy Canada, Caterpillar, Bell Canada, Bombardier, Canadian National (CN), Cogeco, Hydro-Québec, IATA, the Ministry of transports, National Defence, Pratt & Whitney, General Dynamics, Sandoz, Thales, Ultima Foods (IOGO), Videotron and numerous others. His no-nonsense, practical approach to problem solving and real-world experience is always a much appreciated trademark will leave a mark on your team.
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2014
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Regina Hotel - Trentino Room
Luncheon buffet: Roast Beef au jus, selection of baked breads and rolls, seasonal greens with dressing, chefs selection of two salads, crudities and dip, fresh seamed seasonal vegetables, assorted squares, mousses, creme caramel, brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, specialty and herbal brewed teas. Please note: No other menu alternatives will be accommodated.
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