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January Webinar PDM – Impossible Projects

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

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“An [Impossible Project] is one for which an unbiased, objective risk assessment (which includes an assessment of technical risks, personal risks, legal risks, political risks, etc.) determines that the likelihood of failure is >50%.”

With average project success rates of 39%, Impossible Projects are probably more the norm than the exception. This presentation will discuss:

  • the profile of a Impossible Project
  • how to know you are getting into an Impossible Project
  • reasons for an Impossible Project
  • why do people get involved with an Impossible Project
  • project politics
  • who the important players are
  • the losing battle for the project manager
  • project estimates
  • picking the project team
  • project survival methods & tools
  • some words of wisdom for project managers

This presentation is for:

  • project managers
  • anyone impacted by a project, whether a project team member, or the future recipient of a project
  • anyone currently funding a project

Takeaway: understanding what an Impossible Project looks like, and what you can do to survive it, or to avoid it all together.

Our Speaker

John H. Capron CPIM 
Speaker/Writer on ERP, Process Analysis, Requirements Engineering, Production & Inventory Management

John Capron CPIM Photo

John Capron is a retired operations professional, having built a 43 year career in manufacturing, planning, IT development, and consulting.

He has been a Technical Team Leader, Development Manager and ERP Senior Consultant for the IBM Corporation, an ERP Senior Consultant for Keane, NYNEX, Origin, and Philips. He has also held the following positions at Philips: Materials Manager, Systems Operations Planning Analyst, Production Control Supervisor, Manufacturing Supervisor, and Production Data Analyst. His real introduction to the world of manufacturing began with Georgia-Pacific and Kraft Foods. Along the way, he became quite proficient in production & inventory management, but also recognized that he needed to become highly capable in enabling methodologies & technologies as they became mainstream. He has a solid understanding of ERP, Project Management, Requirements Engineering, Business Process Design, Software Development, Mind Mapping, SEO, Web Design, S&OP, and Structured Analysis.

So, in his retirement, he speaks and writes on ERP, Process Analysis, Requirements Engineering, and Production & Inventory Management. Additionally, he’s currently the President of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of APICS, Inc. He now focuses on giving back to his profession, and developing the next generation of operations professionals.


January 9, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
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APICS Mid-Hudson
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