Over 70% of enterprise IT projects fail. For larger, more complex projects over a million dollars the failure rate jumps to 95%. These failures cost US companies roughly $500 Billion each year and ruin both the reputations of IT departments and the career prospects of their leaders. Roughly 75% of these failures happen for one reason. It’s not the technology. It’s not the tech team. It’s because what the business is trying to do is never fully communicated; therefore, it’s never fully understood. The problem isn’t the way people communicate. It’s the silent void that represents all the things people don’t say. This problem doesn’t start with us (IT), but we’re the ones who get blamed.
David Burrill will lead a discussion on the origins of this silence and the implications for how we should be managing project communications, interacting with our business counterparts, and positioning ourselves for advancement.
Please review one of these resources by David Burrill to prepare for the discussion:
Whitepaper Link: https://bridgingbusinessit.com/get-your-copy/
Video Recording: https://bridgingbusinessit.com/2021/09/09/the-silence-is-killing-us-presentation-to-iiba/
Podcast Link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1835883
Register for this candid discussion on Wed, Nov 17 at 12:00pm.
Attendance will be capped at 24 so register early
About the Moderator:
Dave Burrill is a senior technology executive (President, COO, CIO), entrepreneur, author, speaker, board director and advisor. He’s been a management team member of three successful tech companies taking each from co-founding or early stage, through multiple financing rounds, and rapid revenue growth to either IPO or acquisition. He’s a trusted advisor and C-Suite peer with the expertise to bridge disciplines from finance and operations to IT. He has over 35 years of technology project management experience leading teams that successfully completed or saved projects for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50.
Both professionally and as a volunteer Dave has spent over a decade partnering with educators, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and healthcare systems across the US to bring enabling technologies to behavioral and population health initiatives. He has collaborated with psychologists and clinicians to author over a dozen articles for various healthcare journals and has co-edited five books on the life lessons of patients and families dealing with mental illness. Influenced by these experiences he has returned to his first interest—information systems—to address the growing disparity between what neuroscience now knows and what business has yet to embrace.
Dave is a former PWC Consultant and CPA, member of the PMI and Scrum Alliance®, a PMP and CSM. He’s received awards for his work in SaaS, advanced analytics and machine learning, and has been selected to Who’s Who in American Executives & Professionals. He pursued his doctorate in Organization and Systems Design at the University of Southern California where he also earned his MBA He holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of California, Irvine