Why Large Projects Fail Part 3
CHAOS Tuesday #40 is the third part of our series on why large projects fail. Our special guest is Dick LeFave. Dick LeFave is an experienced Telecom CIO. This show highlights the experiences Dick had during the first NPAC projects and other large projects. Dick encourages the need for continuous Innovation in the telecom industry and how NPAC is a platform for Innovation. In this program we explore:
- Project Ownership
- Sustaining Innovation
- Gaining consensus
- Frozen Applications
- Methods of Transitions
Dick LeFave is Independent IT Consultant and corporate board member. Mr. LeFave, CIO level advisory service, specializes in helping organizations in IT transformation and M&A implementation. Dick’s experience includes over 25 years at the CIO level and 35 years in various IT executive positions. Dick worked with AMDOCS, Ciena, Nextel, Sprint, and Southern New England Telephone.
Bill Reidway is Vice President of Product Management for Carrier Services at Neustar. Bill is responsible for new product concept and development, cross-functional and strategic account management, and corporate growth initiatives. Bill also worked in product management for Nextel, Step 9 and American Management Systems.
Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.
Jim is the chief information officer and architect for The Standish Group International. He is an experienced executive with over 40 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. He has had a diverse career leading IT organizations in academia, biomedical, manufacturing, and software companies.
Dan Horsey is a senior information technology executive. His expertise includes project management, software design and development. His skilled in networks, distributed processing, enterprise Architecture and technology strategy. He also has experience in marketing strategy, and business/technology alignment. Dan has held senior positions are the IRS, Bureau of National Affairs and Thomson Corp.