Portland, Oregon

Title: Managing Projects in an Increasingly Complex World: Where to Start?
Presenter: Dr. Terry Cooke-Davies
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Duration: 1 Hour
Time: 11:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Fee: $25
Credit: 1 PDU

About this Session

It has never been easy to deliver projects effectively and efficiently, as the history of cost overruns, schedule delays and undelivered benefits testifies only too clearly. But in an increasingly complex world, the pressure is mounting both to improve the track record of delivering projects, and to achieve ever more ambitious outcomes.

Human Systems International has been researching the underlying causes of project success and failure for more than 15 years, with data from hundreds of leading organizations on five continents. Recently, Terry Cooke-Davies and a number of his colleagues have been leading the way in solidly-grounded research into how complexity influences project management practice.

In this session, Terry will draw on extensive research to present the three most important steps that an organization can take to improve its project delivery record in today's complex and uncertain world.

About the Presenter

Terry Cooke-Davies has been a practitioner of both general and project management since the end of the 1960s and a consultant to blue-chip organizations for over twenty years. He is the founder and Executive Chairman of Human Systems International, which exists to help organizations improve the management of projects.

Terry has carried out ground-breaking research into complexity in projects, being one of four authors of PMI's recently published (2009) research monograph, "Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice." He is also the leader of an international editorial team producing a monograph for PMI on "Managing Projects in an Increasingly Complex World."

About the Cadence Distinguished Speaker Series

For over 25 years, Cadence Management Corporation has helped hundreds of organizations and thousands of project managers to reach success through project management. Today, organizations around the world count on Cadence training, in-depth consulting, and innovative supporting tools, to provide structure and discipline to projects, and to help them deliver more with less.

The Cadence Distinguished Speaker Series is a service to our clients, partners, and friends dedicated to expanding the role of project management in organizations and advancing our collective understanding by bringing expert speakers together with dedicated practitioners.

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