Ensure Success on Your Next IT Program

OCI hosted it’s second in a series of seminars targeted for private sector professionals developing solutions and proposals to the Federal government. The event took place at the Tower Club, Tysons Corner, Virginia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Former government executives Pat Schambach and Jim Williams (Schambach & Williams Consulting LLC) along with Mark Tolbert PMP, Best Practices Team LLC spoke on the topic Ensure Success on your next IT Program.

Schambach and Williams reviewed the “7-S for Success” a framework developed by ACT-IAC an association of leaders in government and industry highlighting the many lessons learned and critical success factors for major IT programs. With their may years of experience on both sides of the topic a number of past and current programs were explored. The audience was noticeably impressed with the speaker’s depth on the topic as well as the comprehensive yet easy to apply 7-S’s for Success framework.

Schambach additionally provide a dashboard based on key program metrics that he had developed and successfully used during his time as a Senior Business Leader at a major federal contractor.

Mark Tolbert, PMP followed with a provocative and passionate discussion Starting Projects off on the right foot: Dealing with our modern world of seemingly Impossible Demands and Constraints.

Mark explored the challenges project managers have in initiating and planning projects properly.

Waterfall, Agile and hybrid approaches were discussed along with simple metaphors that helped make a complex topic easy for the attendees to digest. Tolbert was obvisiouly well versed on the topic with years of practice both as a project manager , coach and teacher on the topics presented.

Presentations can be found here:

Ensure Success on your next IT Program (From Government perspective)

Ensure Success on your next IT Program (From Provider perspective)

Starting Projects off on the right foot: Dealing with our modern world of seemingly Impossible Demands and Constraints