Many believe a great project or a great product is one that is completed on-time, within budget, and with high quality. Still others will tell you that a great product must provide value to the customer, even exceeding expectations, and somehow change the user’s life for the better. By either definition, how many companies are making truly great products?
Our speaker believes that today’s modern business needs to convert great ideas to cash quickly or face being “Ubered” in today’s world of hyper-adoption and hyper-abandonment. The most competitive companies anticipate change to their business and pivot quickly to take advantage of opportunities. Whether you are managing internal projects or customer-facing products, we must all embrace accelerating changes.
The pace of change, however, does not alter the fundamentals of project management. Through some simple interactive exercises and facilitated discussion, we’ll explore how new implementation approaches help great companies change their thinking, adjust strategy, and outperform their competition while remaining true to the underlying principles of project management.
Dave Risler has varied experiences over his 33-year career. As a West Point graduate, Dave’s Army career took him from the jungles of Honduras, to the desert island of Bahrain (Persian Gulf), graduate school, and Germany. Prior to leaving the military to join the Internet phenom in 1994, Dave led the team responsible for consolidating and re-engineering all the Army’s European data processing centers.
Dave’s systems and software engineering career ranges in domains such as large-scale military simulation, consumer electronics, internet start-ups, banking/finance, marketing, healthcare, medical devices, automotive, aerospace engineering, and the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions.
Over the last 18 years, Dave has helped scores of organizations adopt iterative and incremental methods to address systems engineering challenges and bring quality products to market predictably and on-budget.