2017 October meeting

October 17, 2017 - Liberty Hall Banquet and Conference Center

$250 Million Failure: What Would You Do?

Todd C. Williams, PMP 

Nothing starts your day worse than waking up to a CNN News crew on your front porch. That is what happened with Cover Oregon (Oregon’s failed Affordable Care Act Insurance Exchange implementation). Now, with multiple lawsuits filed, only time will tell who the real losers are. One thing is for sure—there will be no winners. With all the contracts, audit reports, and court documents in the public domain, there is no better time to learn.

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This presentation describes the conditions surrounding six key decision points in the Cover Oregon project and asks the audience the question, “What would you do?” The audience participates in a facilitated roundtable fashion, discussing the possible actions and their merits.

This novel format provides valuable insight by hearing dozens of people’s views on how to approach each decision, engaging everyone in the debate, and knowing what fatal decisions contributed to this $250 million failure.

Dinner, October 17, 2017

Liberty Hall Banquet and Conference Center
800 Eisenhower Drive
Kimberly, WI 54136

Arrival and Social Networking 5:30 PM
Orientation 5:30 PM
Dinner 6:00 PM
Speaker 7:00 PM
Closing 8:00 PM

Bio: Todd Williams' goal is to change how companies execute projects.  His passion is removing the walls between the project team and the customer.  This barrier is most evident in the world of Information Technology (IT).  IT organizations must move away from IT projects toward Business Projects with an IT component; away from throwing projects over the wall, to an integrated structure where IT is part of the business process at the earliest stages of planning. Driven passion and twenty-five years of experience in fixing failed projects uniquely qualify him to achieve this vision. 

In his latest book, Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure, (AMACOM Books), he defines a project audit and recovery process for rescuing red projects that focuses on root cause correction and prevention. 

He is a professional member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), National Speakers Association, Project Management Institute, and the Society for Information Management (SIM). He is an expert in executive consulting, project rescue, failure prevention, and engaging people in the solution.  His team at eCameron, whose mantra is "People, Process, and then Technology," specializes in rescuing projects and helping organizations improve their project success rates by delivering business value. 

Mr. Williams maintains a blog at http://ecaminc.com/index.php/blog that has been quoted on CIO Update, ZDNet, IT Business Edge, Center for CIO Leadership, CIO Essentials, among others. He has been chosen to speak to numerous companies and professional organizations, including NASA, BEA Systems, Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt, Portland General Electric, and Bonneville Power Administration.

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