PMI San Diego Chapter Lunch - 1 Strategic PDU

September 14, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Green Acre Campus Pointe
10300 Campus Point Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121

If Software is Eating the World, Why Do So Many Companies Have Indigestion?
Presented by:  Chris Doig, Wayferry

Registration at this venue is limited to 20 attendees. Register now to reserve your spot!

Abstract:  Whether in the cloud or the data center, enterprise software implementations are usually late, over budget, and disrupt the business when going live. On top of that, the new software seldom meets expectations.

In this presentation you will learn how to select software so it meets your project/program needs like a "glove fits your hand." In addition, you will learn how to structure the evaluation to reduce implementation risks so the software goes live on time, within budget and with minimum business disruption. What more could you want from a major software purchase?

Chris Doig graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree. While at the university he founded Cirrus Technology to supply information technology products to the corporate market. The focus at Cirrus was helping companies buy the best IT products for their particular needs. Cirrus also developed custom software for companies like the local 7-Eleven franchise holder and Metal Box, a British manufacturer of food cans.

In the mid-nineties, Chris immigrated to the US with his family. He worked at a number of companies in technical and IT management roles: Seagate, Biogen, Netflix, Boeing, Bechtel SAIC, Discovery Communications and several startups. At all of these companies, he saw the same problem occurring repeatedly: major software purchases made without a thorough evaluation process. After going into production, that software often failed to meet expectations. Having faced this same problem while in IT management roles himself, Chris realized there was a gap in the market, which led him to found Wayferry.

11:30 am - Check In and Lunch
11:45 am - Leader Announcements
12:00 pm - Presentation
1:00 pm -   Adjourn

Please Note that PMI-SD has a no-refund policy for this event. All event registrations are final, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. 

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$20.00 Member Chapter Lunch & PDU

$25.00 Guest Chapter Lunch & PDU