Monthly Chapter Meeting

November 20, 2019
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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SUNY Global Center
116 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

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How Microsoft Nearly Destroyed Project Management (and What I Learned About Project Management from Driving an Old Sports Car!)

Project management focuses almost exclusively on tracking schedule, to the dangerous exclusion of metrics that are almost always the cause of project failure.  Even worse, project managers often fail to track metrics which can serve as early warning signs of impending failure with enough anticipation to get a wayward project back on track.  A project is analogous to an automotive engine, more so than is apparent.  Lessons learned driving a classic sports car can teach us much about effective project management.

About the Speaker:

John Bowen is a Senior Consultant and Executive Speaker to CXOs, executive organizations and professional groups for Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI). He has more than 35 years of IT management experience including executive leadership, technology management, IT integration, IT due diligence, strategic planning and large-scale system implementation. 

John is also president of Management Envision LLC, a research and consulting company focused on innovative presentation of complex issues in process, portfolio, project and program management.  He provides management consulting services to IT organizations in global expansion and manages projects in the US, Latin America and Europe. 

Before joining CAI, John served for ten years as CIO of PPL Global, the international division of PPL Corporation.  In that role, he was responsible for IT management and operations in Latin America and lived for several years in Argentina and Chile.  

He has managed multi-national projects involving teams in more than 25 countries.  He authored an acclaimed project management methodology and established project management offices (PMOs) in multiple companies in the US and Latin America. 

John is a magna cum laude graduate of DePauw University with degrees in mathematics, computer science and symbolic logic.  He has taught international business, information engineering and project management for MBA programs at eight universities and is currently visiting instructor of international business and project management at Lehigh University’s Iacocca Institute and adjunct professor of project management in the Lehigh University College of Business and Economics Executive Education Program.  John has taught international business and project leadership to more than 1000 professionals from more than 100 countries at the Iacocca Institute´s Global Village program. 

John's industry knowledge spans power generation, energy distribution, telecommunications, higher education, software development and health care.



5:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Networking and Dinner

6:00 PM to 6:15 PM - Chapter Business

6:15 PM to 7:15 PM - Presentation

7:15 PM to 7:30 PM - Q&A

7:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Open Networking

7:30 PM to 7:45 PM - New Member Briefing

Strategic & Business Management: 1.5
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$25.00 Member Ticket
$15.00 Earlybird rate before November 1

$35.00 Non-Member Ticket
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