As we all know, projects deliver new or improved (changed) products, services, capabilities, and/or processes. It used to be that the success of a project was judged by whether or not it was delivered on time, and within budget and scope. But in today’s business environment, the definition of “ultimate” project success is how the project deliverables are accepted and used by the receiving customers, sponsors, and stakeholders. So, the role of the project manager is to deliver the deliverable, AND to ensure the successful adoption of that deliverable.
This fundamental shift requires some new thinking about the project manager’s role and responsibilities. This talk will show how to integrate John Kotter’s 8 step model for change into the project management process groups, and ensure that your project will achieve “ultimate success”.
Ruth Anne Guerrero, MBA, PMP, is President of Ruth Anne Guerrero Project Management Consulting LLC, a company that specializes in helping organizations to improve their project execution. She has more than 20 years of project management experience, and specializes in improving the ability of organizations to deliver projects and project benefits as planned. Ruth Anne’s forte is in standardizing project management processes and promoting ways that the project management discipline can help organizations to improve their project execution and facilitate the attainment of their strategic business goals. Her results have been well documented in numerous white papers and project management books.
Ruth Anne also has a passion for providing project management training, and has delivered customized training to private companies as well as through various colleges and universities. She is a frequent presenter at project management conferences, and speaks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of project management topics.
Ruth Anne has held senior executive positions with TD Bank, N.A., where she was a Sr. Vice President responsible for the successful execution of the US project portfolio, valued in excess of $400 million, and ensuring adherence to methodologies and tools by more than 750 project managers and business analysts. Prior to joining TD Bank, Ruth Anne worked at the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies as Vice President, PMO. At JPMorgan Chase Cardmember Services, she was Vice President responsible for the Project Management Center of Excellence (COE), a project office and competency development center that supported project managers worldwide.
From 2012 – 2014 Ruth Anne was a member of the Global Executive Council of the Project Management Institute (PMI). She is the Past President (2011 – 2013) of the Delaware Valley PMI Chapter, which is one of the largest PMI chapters in the world. Ruth Anne was a founding member and long-time officer of the Long Island PMI Chapter.