On Fire: Part 4: Failure Tolerance
Air Force LT. Col, Dan Ward is our special guest for the entire On Fire series. This program series focuses on issues brought forth in his new book “FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant. This show called “On Fire: Failure Tolerance presents an in-depth discussion on organizations that have a tolerance and even positive attitude towards project failure.
In addition to Dan, we will have Lee Gesmer with CHAOS on the Law talking more about the consequential damages. In CHAOS on the Frontline we look at break through innovations with Michael O’Brochta. In the editorial we consider projects that meet all six success attributes or what we call the 1%. In this program we explore:
- FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant
- Failure Tolerance
- More on Consequential Damages
- Break through Innovations
- The 1% of the Truly Successful Projects
Dan Ward is a military technologist specializing in rapid, thrifty innovation. He is also the author of FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant.
Lee Gesmer is a founding partner of the Boston law firm Gesmer Updegrove LLP. The firm, which employees 50 lawyers and support staff, was formed in 1986. Since then it has become one of New England’s leading technology law firms, representing hundreds of institutions ranging from large organizations, such as Harvard University, The Linux Foundation and ThermoFisher Scientific, to hundreds of small and mid-sized emerging companies.
Michael O’Brochta is the President of Zozer inc. Zozer provides project management consulting expertise to leading organizations. For over 30 years O’Brochta worked at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) building and managing gadget projects to help their spies. Michael is an avid proponent of the project management profession. O’Brochta works tirelessly in advancing the knowledge and capability of the project management industry.
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.