March 15, 2005 Raddison Piscataway
Causes of Project Failure

PDP Information: 
Program Number: C020-15032005
Program Title: "Causes of Project Failure" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: NJ/PMI Chapter
Tom Mattus,  President, Successful Strategies International 
Studies have shown that many projects never start on the right foot or come to a screeching halt due to budgetary constraints, unclear objectives and technical issues, all items that can be avoided if properly planned from the start. This talk will show how to manage a successful project - one that comes in on time and on budget and up to management's expectations. During this session, Mr. Mattus reviewed how different organizations measure success and failure of projects, identified the #1 cause for project failure, discussed project management paradoxes as well as identified project management components known to fail (goals, technical, teams, scope, etc.). This presentation also discussed the importance of the project manager in any project, identified training needs to ensure projects are successful and ways companies can use people/HR abilities to get results. 

Thomas, J. Mattus is President and co-founder of Successful Strategies International, Inc., a training, leadership and consulting organization. Mr. Mattus has a BA from Widener University and a MBA from Lehigh University. He has over 25 years of professional experience in training and business management and development. He has worked with a number of Fortune 100 companies to help resolve their project management and leadership needs, thus improving quality and performance. Additionally, he has facilitated courses on such topics as Project Management, Supervisory and Sales Management. Mr. Mattus is also one of the founding members of the Long Island, New York PMI Chapter, speaking at several PMI meetings and conferences throughout North America.

Tom's view graphs can be downloaded.

Linda presents an award to Tom.

Career Networking Program (CNP)
The CNP continues to meet prior to the monthly meetings.  There were about 25 members that attended this month's session.

Updated: 09Jun09