Mon. Jul 4th, 2022

Next month, I will be giving a talk at Nottingham. It’s been a while since my last trip north. When I was younger, I loved being driven through the town. I felt like Robin Hood. I have a TV series that has been about him that I watched with the same dedication as Un Dos Tres. It’s great to have a reason for going back, even though I doubt I’ll spot any outlaws among the trees.
Here’s how you can get involved in the evening event:
The UK economy is worth approximately PS60 billion from projects. Research shows that around 70% of projects fail. It doesn’t take a genius maths person to see that there is a lot at stake each year. The UK is becoming a hub for projects as more routine IT work is outsourced or offshored. Chances are, you will soon if you haven’t already.
This talk will discuss how organisations define success and failure in relation to projects. We will discuss the five main reasons projects fail and look at examples of high-profile projects that failed to deliver. Although no set of guidelines will guarantee project success, there are some key factors that can help you give your projects a fighting chance. If you are in the middle or worst of a project, we will discuss recovery strategies that can help bring it back to life. We will also discuss when it is best to cut your losses and get out gracefully.
It will be hosted by the British Computer Society Nottingham & Derby Branch at a local hotel. It’s free to reserve a spot. You can also visit their website to learn more.

By Adam