DevOps East 2017 Concurrent Session : The Fourth Constraint in Project Delivery—Leadership


Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Fourth Constraint in Project Delivery—Leadership

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All too often, the triple constraints—time, cost, and quality—are bandied about as if they are the be-all, end-all. While they are important, leadership—the fourth and larger underpinning constraint—influences the first three. Statistics on project success and failure abound, and these measurements are usually taken against the triple constraints. According to the Project Management Institute, only 53 percent of projects are completed within budget, and only 49 percent are completed on time. If so many projects overrun budget and are late, we can’t really say, “Good, fast, or cheap—pick two.” Rob Burkett talks about leadership at every level of a team. He shares his insights and stories gleaned from his years of IT and project management experience. Rob speaks to some of the glaring difficulties in the workplace in general and some specifically related to IT delivery and project management. Leave with a clearer understanding of how to communicate with teams and team members, and gain a better understanding of how you can be a leader—up and down your organization.

Rob Burkett
Buckle Down & Grind

Rob Burkett has more than twenty-five years of experience across business operations and IT, with the last thirteen in project/program management roles. Rob has worked across healthcare, airline, and transportation verticals. He holds the PMI’s Project Management Professional certification and is a Certified ScrumMaster. Recently, Rob has moved into coaching, starting his business Buckle Down & Grind. He hosts a podcast series Profiles in Excellence under the same banner and can be found on Twitter @buckleandgrind. A Certified Master Health and Wellness Coach, Rob believes in a holistic approach to coaching where fitness is a key aspect of overall wellness.