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Join us April 9th for our monthly meeting:

CNN At Your Front Door: How To Prevent The Ultimate Bad Day

 

Nothing makes your day worse than a CNN News crew on your front step when you wake up. You may think that only happens in movies, but if your project loses enough stockholder or taxpayer money, is months late, or fails to provide the promised value, it happens. As basic as it sounds, you need to understand what makes a failure. By looking at numerous examples in both the public and private sector and understanding the evolution of those projects, you can improve the odds of the projects on your watch succeeding. Past and current examples from in-the-press to in-the-courtroom failures will be used as case studies to analyze where they went wrong and what could be done to avert a similar catastrophe in your organization..



Todd Williams
President and CEO at eCameron, Inc.


A strong comprehensive strategic foundation coupled with operational excellence allows companies to build the capabilities to thrive. Todd Williams’ goal is to improve how companies implement their strategic plans—from definition to ensuring the proper people are in place.  His passion is removing corporate roadblocks and bridging the gaps from vision to profitability.  Utilizing twenty-five years of experience he helps companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations achieve their goals.  By understanding the reasons for failure, organizations can become resistant to it.  His team at eCameron, whose mantra is “Strategy, People, Process, and then Technology,” specializes in rescuing projects and helping organizations drive business value from their strategy.  As an expert witness, Mr Williams has used his skills to assist companies that have fallen prey to unqualified third party integrators that were not focused on the correct methodology or delivering an end result that provided a useable solution.  In his book, Rescue the Problem Project, he defines a project audit and recovery process for rescuing red projects that focuses on root cause correction and prevention. He is also a writer for The CEO Magazine, American Management Association, his own Back From Red blog, and contributes to numerous other publications, including Fortune/CNN Money, CIO Update, ZDNet, Enterprising CIO, and IT Business Edge. 


 

 
Meeting Sponsored By:  

Regional Leadership Forum

Learn more about RLF

SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) is an intensive, ten-month leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders. Since 1992 over 3500 graduates and more than 300 sponsors have found RLF the key to developing leadership effectiveness.

We are now actively recruiting for the class of 2013. We encourage you to take advantage of the early bird pricing, which ends Nov. 30, 2012. 

 

Register on SIM National's site

 

Watch the following 3-minute YouTube RLF video and you will hear, RLF is a life changing experience!

Your facilitator team is Bob Rouse and Ed Trainor, giving you a strong combination of practitioner and academic with tons of leadership experience.

To give you greater insight into RLF, we are hosting a Virtual Taste of RLF :
For more information contact:
sbrilling@frontier.com
425-891-7875

Current plans have the 2013 dates/locations as follows:
Schedule:
  • March 12-13, 2013, Seattle
  • April 23-24, 2013, Portland
  • June 11-12, 2013, Seattle
  • July 23-24, 2013, Portland
  • September 3-4, 2013, Seattle
  • October 15-16, 2013, Portland
 

RLF Fees

Who Before
Dec.1, 2012
After
Nov.30, 2012
SIM Member $7,750 $8,250
Non-SIM Member $8,350 $8,850
All prices include admission to SIMposium 2013 in Boston.
An additional $995 value.

Hear why Brian Irvine, Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Unitus Community Credit Union, values RLF

 

We Asked for Your Support . . . And You Responded!

In partnership with the Business Education Compact, 63 SIM-PDX representatives teamed with our scholarship recipients and other students from OSU, OIT, UofP, and WSU-Vancouver to present information about IT careers to 2,744 middle and high school students in 82 classes. Many thanks to our volunteers and, in particular, to Pradeep Kumar for championing this worthwhile program on behalf of the Chapter. 

 

Your 2013-2014 Board Members

 

President: John Pierce

President Elect: David Kaplin

Secretary: Bud Borja

Treasurer: Bill Malone

Assistant Treasurer: Wilfred Wu

Education Director: Pradeep Kumar

Events Director: Lisa Harper

Marketing Director: Dana Jiacoletti

Membership Director: Mark Wehrmeister

Program Director: Marc Hallquist