“People on Projects — why projects succeed and others fail”
Most organizations of any size will have implemented or tried to implement some kind of HR Technology. HR Technology vendors have existed since the mid sixties and promise (and usually deliver) software that works. However, research tells us (in hindsight) that most of the major implementations of large employee systems in complex environments have fallen short of expectations and have failed to meet originally set goals, timeframes, budgets and overall directives.
Research also tells us that when asked, the “survivors” of project failures (“disasters”) cite “politics” as the chief culprit. In fact, in over 90% of “failed systems” (all applications, not just HR Technology) not one technical flaw was to blame.
The management of the project team, and the behavior of the people on the project was the main cause for project failure.
This talk explores the “people” aspects of system implementations, addressing such topics as team collaboration, team staffing, the need to understand differing cultures. generational differences, motivations, and how an individuals’ thirst for “power” all effect the potential success of any type of project.
Additionally this session will explore and explain how the differing roles, mindsets, culture, and competencies between people in differing roles such as Audit, Operations, Human Resources, Payroll and IT can be recognized, respected and melded together to create a positive team collaborative outcome. This is further complicated with the need to collaborate with remote team members across distant time zones and within different work styles and cultures.
Using pertinent and humorous adaptations of a famous science fiction classic movie, Marc Miller will emphasize the importance of Team Building and Teamwork to achieving a project team effort that is considered successful.
This session will explore the issue of communications and how the lack of, or presence of, effective communications plays a significant role in causing the potential success or failure of technology or other project team initiatives.