Austin-SPIN - Archives - May06

May 11, 2006

Managing Business Transformation

Speaker: Janet Ply, PhD, Pendére

The speaker's slides can be found linked at the bottom of this page.



Janet Ply, PhD, will present a summary of her upcoming book on enterprise/business transformation management, with an emphasis on how these complex initiatives differ from traditional IT projects. As global IT increases in complexity, companies must re-invent themselves frequently to remain competitive. Business transformation initiatives are extremely complex and have high failure rates for a multitude of reasons. The presentation will discuss the differences between IT business transformation projects and traditional IT projects, common causes for failure, and how to position these initiatives for success.

About the Speaker:

Janet Ply, PhD, is the co-founder of Pendere, Inc., in Austin, Texas, specializing in enterprise program management, business transformation initiatives, software process improvement, and project/program recovery for Fortune 500 companies. She has over 20 years of experience managing large, complex software solutions domestically and globally.

She has a BS degree in mathematics, an MS degree in Engineering, an MS degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management, and a PhD in Information Technology. She is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and by the Software Engineering Institute as a CMM Evaluator.

President Austin-SPIN,
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