The Project Management Advisor: 18 Major Project Screw-Ups, and How to Cut Them off at the Pass [NOOK Book]

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Lonnie Pacelli is President of Leading on the Edge International (leadingonedge.com). Lonnie has over 20 years leadership expertise as an executive, project manager, developer, tester, analyst, trainer, consultant, and business owner. During his 11 years at Accenture he built leadership expertise consulting with many Fortune 500 companies including Motorola, Hughes Electronics, and Northrop-Grumman. During his nine years at Microsoft he continued building leadership expertise through development of some of ...

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The Project Management Advisor: 18 Major Project Screw-Ups, and How to Cut Them off at the Pass

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Overview

Lonnie Pacelli is President of Leading on the Edge International (leadingonedge.com). Lonnie has over 20 years leadership expertise as an executive, project manager, developer, tester, analyst, trainer, consultant, and business owner. During his 11 years at Accenture he built leadership expertise consulting with many Fortune 500 companies including Motorola, Hughes Electronics, and Northrop-Grumman. During his nine years at Microsoft he continued building leadership expertise through development of some of Microsoft’s internal systems, led their Corporate Procurement group, managed their Corporate Planning group, and led company-wide initiatives on Continuous Fiscal Improvement and Training Process Optimization. He has successfully implemented projects ranging from complex IT systems to process re-engineering to business strategies.


Lonnie is also currently CEO of Banzai Sushi (banzai-sushi.com) in Seattle, WA. Banzai Sushi is the premier manufacturer of frozen sushi products.


Lonnie is also a Principal with Consetta Web Solutions (small-business-internet-marketing.info) which specializes in web hosting, marketing, and e-book publishing for small businesses.


Lonnie is also a Partner with Ascend Business Solutions (ascendbusiness.com) which specializes in back-office outsourcing, consulting, and providing leadership expertise for small businesses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132782081
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/7/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 871 KB

Meet the Author

Lonnie Pacelli is President of Leading on the Edge International (leadingonedge.com). Lonnie has over 20 years leadership expertise as an executive, project manager, developer, tester, analyst, trainer, consultant, and business owner. During his 11 years at Accenture he built leadership expertise consulting with many Fortune 500 companies including Motorola, Hughes Electronics, and Northrop-Grumman. During his nine years at Microsoft he continued building leadership expertise through development of some of Microsoft’s internal systems, led their Corporate Procurement group, managed their Corporate Planning group, and led company-wide initiatives on Continuous Fiscal Improvement and Training Process Optimization. He has successfully implemented projects ranging from complex IT systems to process re-engineering to business strategies.


Lonnie is also currently CEO of Banzai Sushi (banzai-sushi.com) in Seattle, WA. Banzai Sushi is the premier manufacturer of frozen sushi products.


Lonnie is also a Principal with Consetta Web Solutions (small-business-internet-marketing.info) which specializes in web hosting, marketing, and e-book publishing for small businesses.


Lonnie is also a Partner with Ascend Business Solutions (ascendbusiness.com) which specializes in back-office outsourcing, consulting, and providing leadership expertise for small businesses.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Failure #1. We Weren’t Addressing the Right Problem.

Failure #2. We Designed the Wrong Thing.

Failure #3. We Used the Wrong Technology.

Failure #4. We Didn’t Do a Good Project Schedule.

Failure #5. We Didn’t Have the Right Sponsorship.

Failure #6. The Team Didn’t Gel.

Failure #7. We Didn’t Involve the Right People.

Failure #8. We Didn’t Communicate What We Were Doing.

Failure #9. We Didn’t Pay Attention to Project Risks and Management Issues.

Failure #10. The Project Cost Much More Than Expected.

Failure #11. We Didn’t Understand and Report Progress against the Plan.

Failure #12. We Tried to Do Too Much.

Failure #13. We Didn’t Do Enough Testing.

Failure #14. We Weren’t Effective at Training the Customer.

Failure #15. We Didn’t Pull the Plug on the Project When We Should Have.

Failure #16. We Tripped at the Finish Line.

Failure #17. The Vendor Didn’t Deliver.

Failure #18. We Had No Fallback Position in Case the Product Failed.

Wrapping It Up…

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