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  1. Lesson’s from the World’s Worst Project Manager 5/18/2012 Presented By: Matt Jones VP, Technology Services mjones@askcts.com 205.835.3167 Deliver Solutions, Deliver Careers, Deliver Results

  2. Baseball’s Worst Manager • Detroit Tigers (1996–1998) • Colorado Rockies (2000–2002) • Kansas City Royals (2005–2007) • Win % = .418 • 1 Winning Season • Never above 3rd in Division Buddy Bell

  3. Keys to Project Success Expect-ations Leader Planning Scope Success

  4. How to Not Strike Out

  5. Lack of Input

  6. Don’t Know the Details

  7. Overly Optimistic Schedule • Dream Team • 2 Easiest Schedule • Title Favorite • 25th W/L %

  8. Wishful thinking

  9. Silver Bullet

  10. Lack of Planning Under Pressure

  11. Unrealistic expectations

  12. Stakeholder Buy-in

  13. Change Management

  14. Adding People to Late Project

  15. Undermined Motivation

  16. Spinning

  17. Cutting Nonessential Activities

  18. Heroics • 714 Homeruns • 60 HRs in 1927 • 1330 Strike Outs

  19. Manager not present in overtime