Can the Zombie Apocalypse help you survive your projects?
Type: Symposium Track Session Track: Project Management
Tuesday October 31 11:15am to 12:15pm Credits: 1 PMI PDU
If a zombie outbreak happened tomorrow, would you be ready? What happens when you find yourself in another death-march project or client? We learn the most valuable and long-lasting lessons when we face and overcome impossible situations, and what is more impossible than a zombie apocalypse?
Using disaster preparedness as a backdrop, we will demonstrate the importance of root cause analysis, process analysis, risk mitigation, project scoping, business rules, and implementation planning as foundations for overcoming impossible project challenges. You will learn how the same warning signs and steps needed to survive common disasters like storms can help you develop survival skills during critical project phases. In reverse, you will learn how your IT project skills can be applied to daily situations to improve your competency and have a better balanced life.
Leave with a way to apply and refine your skills outside work while building a plan to survive 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months.
Discover why situational awareness and problem definition can have the biggest impact to project success or failure
Learn how your PM, BA and process improvement expertise can be used to decompose even the most challenging situations.
Hans Eckman Keynote Speaker, Transformation Coach, Eckman Guides Hans Eckman provides leadership for rapidly changing companies by creating team optimization solutions across diverse industries. He recently served as Group Vice President at SunTrust where he helped develop programs and products that drove innovation, process improvement and quality teammate engagement across the enterprise. Hans co-founded the SunTrust Business Analyst Center of Excellence, and has presented internationally at conferences and for professional organizations. Hans is currently a senior consultant for Blueprint Software, helping clients implement org change management, requirements as an asset, and Centers of Excellence.