Ten Simple Ways to Screw Up a Good Project

Thursday, December 12

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Geek School

Joe Perzel
Partner, JPerzel Inc

Ever wonder what the most common, often simple things that happen during a project that can make or break its success? In this presentation, we will discuss the ten most common ways a project could go wrong and some lessons learned on how you might change that. From communications and sponsorship to political landscape, risk management and good planning, learn how you might help correct the course of a project gone wrong.

Learn to take your “game” to the next level by accepting and practicing these common sense, yet often overlooked, principals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn Joe’s Truisms: how to overcome the common mistakes!
  2. Discover the key to repeatable, consistent project success.
  3. Determine what you need to know and practice improving communications in a project world.

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Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central