Are We Project Capable? Assessing Organizational Readiness

Thursday, December 12

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Geek School

Stevie Peterson
PMO Consultant, Ramsey County


Your project’s been funded. You’ve assembled a rock star project team. Your project planning is so comprehensive it would bring a tear of joy to PMI’s collective eye. Deliverables are produced without defects, milestones are met, and your sponsor couldn’t be happier. So, why aren’t end users lining up at the door to share the “love?” Why are they working around new processes, ignoring new system capabilities, and yawning during your “engaging” training workshops? Build it and they will come…right? Well – that’s only true for baseball.

You’ve probably just become a statistic. Did your organization assess their capability to absorb, readily adopt, perform within, and sustain changes introduced by your project?

During this interactive and fun workshop, participants will learn practical tools to gauge the readiness of their organization to reap the benefits chartered projects are meant to enable. And, we might just have time to discuss what to do if your assessment finds that – at least right now – your organization is not “project capable!”

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what makes an organization “ready” for and capable of readily adopting and sustaining changes introduced by projects.
  2. Learn practical tools to gauge organizational readiness.
  3. Identify how to be “project capable.”

About GTS Educational Events

If you are a nonprofit or public sector group looking to create a conference, workshop or educational event with impact, look to GTS. We believe educational events are successful when participants learn and grow and then return to their organizations and communities to make them stronger. We look forward to continuing our work with the broad spectrum of organizations striving to make a difference for the people and communities they serve.

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