Why Did My Project Fail?

Brandon Savage (25.Oct.2017 at 11:30, 1 hr )
Talk at ZendCon 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

Failed projects are a reality of our business, with more than half of projects failing to come in on budget and on time. Yet despite the consistent failures and the platitudes for avoiding them, projects still fail with stunning regularity. Come learn why projects fail, and how you can break the cycle.

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Rating: 4 of 5

25.Oct.2017 at 12:29 by Ferrett Steinmetz (17 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Solid talk on the ways projects fail. It mirrored my own experiences on failed projects very closely, and his solutions were very workable.

Rating: 4 of 5

25.Oct.2017 at 12:30 by Marc Snijman (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

One of those subjects that I think most people already know in some form or another, but is helped along by an organized presentation and personal insight by the presenter. On a side note, my kind of Powerpoint, simple and to the point.

Rating: 4 of 5

25.Oct.2017 at 13:15 by Sheldon Foster (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Common sense information, but good to see it organized and addressed in a productive way.

Rating: 4 of 5

25.Oct.2017 at 17:32 by Tomasz Szmytka (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very good run-down of common problems concerning projects: managing them, participating etc. Would be good if every project manager took time to attend this talk. ;-)

Rating: 4 of 5

26.Oct.2017 at 07:22 by matthew hill (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

solid talk about the reasons that projects continue to fail, but left convinced that there is no silver-bullet, as much as i wish there was.

Rating: 4 of 5

26.Oct.2017 at 16:31 by John (25 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very interesting and engaging discussion.

Rating: 5 of 5

26.Oct.2017 at 19:29 by Daniel (52 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was a great talk. A little slanted to a consulting perspective, but that didn't take away from many of the points being made when you consider the 'internal customer' situation

Rating: 4 of 5

27.Oct.2017 at 12:48 by Mark Niebergall (120 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Brandon did very well on this presentation. He made good arguments, presented his idea, and taught from experience. Slides and flow were smooth and understandable. He identified common reasons projects fail and gave some hints to help projects succeed. I would suggest not using the term "guys" since it isn't inclusive and can make some attendees feel uncomfortable. Overall it was a good talk.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Nov.2017 at 16:25 by Dan Chao (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Helped me recognize why projects failed in the past and the current struggles I am having with my projects. I appreciated the humor!

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