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February Webinar: Decision-Focused Dashboards: Answering the Right Project Questions

Ways of Working

Presentation: Decision-Focused Dashboards: Answering the Right Project Questions

Speaker: Scott Stribrny

When: Thursday, February 23, 2023 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM CST)

FREE Webinar for PMI Heartland Members

Speaker Biography


Scott Stribrny brings nearly 40-years of experience in software, systems, and

management to his client engagements and his Loyola Executive Education

courses. An internationally acknowledged authority in project management,

information systems/technology, systems engineering, and lean development and

management, Scott is interested in the intersections of business, technology, and

organizational risks.

Beginning a corporate career with a start-up firm that went from zero to 100 million

dollars in just five years, Scott moved on to a Fortune 50 conglomerate where he

worked with industry leading engineers, scientists, and the executive suite. Scott

ascended to management and was responsible for the development of

groundbreaking products and services where he applied best practices in project

management. His accumulated management experience ranges across many

industries, including aerospace, telecommunications, finance, insurance, retail,

information services, and manufacturing.

Scott is president, co-founder, and managing director of Group Atlantic, Inc.; a senior

consultant in the business technologies strategies practice for IT research company

the Cutter Consortium; and a thought leader at the IT Metrics and Productivity

Institute. His courses on leadership development, high-performance teams,

requirements definition, risk management, and project estimating are well known for

their innovation and practical applicability.

Scott is widely published on the subjects of risk management and project/program

management and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and company

events. He is known for his practical knowledge and content, and refreshing and

engaging delivery.

Description of Presentation

French sociologist Jean Baudrillard once wrote, "Information can tell us

everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not

asked, and which doubtless don't even arise." The point he makes could be

applied to today's project dashboards in general: too often they provide

information that is not meaningful to the questions that a project manager needs

to ask–or knows need to be asked–and to answer concerning a project's status.

What is meaningful project dashboard information? What are the right questions

that a dashboard must answer? The presentation discusses a dashboard

focused on providing the information to support the myriad different types of

decisions a project manager has to make over the course of a project's life.

When that information is provided in a timely fashion and is combined with

forecasting techniques such as prediction-realization diagramming, dashboards

begin to provide information that is truly meaningful.

Learning Objectives

• Identify three characteristics of meaningful dashboard information

• Differentiate between a project being ‘On Course’ vs ‘On the Course

• Select the critical few dashboard measures from the trivial many

• Evaluate team member feedback as a means to provide qualitative as well

as quantitative program status information

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Type of category: Webinars

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: February 23rd, 2023

Hour: 18:00 to 19:00

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members: $25.00