Many of us have been on a project that doesn't go as planned. The truth is:
- Only 44% of projects finish on time
- Projects usually complete at 222% of original duration planned
- Projects usually complete at 189% of original budget
- 70% fall short of their intended scope
- 30% are cancelled before completion
Do projects slip because of poor planning and underestimating the time it takes to get the work done? Do they slip because of a lack of skilled resources assigned to do the work? Do projects slip because of a lack of adequate risk strategies in place? Or is it actually human nature to be late?
Ron Holohan, PMP, uncovers many of these mysteries and offers suggestions on how you can insure your project deliverables finish on time, and in many cases, earlier than expected, through recognizing and understanding several fundamental factors of human nature that cause projects to be late and how to overcome those factors.
Ron Holohan, PMP, is a Director of Program Management for Shure Incorporated and has been involved in project management for over 15 years. Prior to holding Director and Program Manager positions, he was a full-time project manager on over 15 different new product development teams varying in size from 7 to over 30 full time team members.
In addition to his day job, Ron hosts a weekly project management internet radio show called The pm411.org Project Management Podcast (www.pm411.org). His show has been consistently been in the top 4 project management podcasts listed in iTunes. The mission of the show is to provide listeners and readers with up to date best practices and tools in the field of project management.
Ron has a MBA from Webster University, a BSEE from the University of Illinois, and an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Science from Illinois Central College. Ron also holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on B utterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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