1077 Independence Ave
Mountain View, California 94043

Abstract: Murphy was an optimist! Many obstacles conspire to decelerate projects, from unsupportive stakeholders to lack of understanding of the plan by team members. This talk will discuss a very successful approach to accelerate through these obstacles.

Description: Projects are faced with many challenges and obstacles that contribute to their slower-than-desired performance. Stakeholders are unsupportive or even opposed to the project. The scope is not clear, the plan confusing, the execution less than crisp, resources are lacking, or the quality is less than stellar. A major F100 company in Silicon Valley faced these challenges in its semiconductor development efforts and overcame it through a special approach which accelerates projects by 30-50%. This approach, documented in No Surprises Project Management by Timm Esque, has been refined and applied to software development projects at another major Silicon Valley company. Now dubbed "Commitment Based Project Management", Mr. Solera will describe how he refined and applied this approach, exceeding his customers' expectations while coordinating five parallel project tracks.

Speaker: Jose Solera, PMP, MBA (Cornell University) and West Point graduate has over 25 years of experience in high technology companies. He has managed projects and programs of all sizes in IT, security, and marketing. At Intel he led the Year 2000 effort and the post-9/11 response, both of which reported to Andy Grove and Craig Barrett, and software development projects including the Intel Inside(R) Program system. He has applied, taught, and mentored on Commitment-Based project management at Symantec's IT group. Jose was the 2006 President of the PMI Silicon Valley Chapter.

"I highly recommend this methodology to any project manager to have this in his/her toolbox. This is a great way to get a project moving."
Christophe Mathieu, IT Program Director, Symantec Corporation

Gourmet dinner and wine are included.


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