[VIRTUAL] Responding to Covid While Executing an International IT Project
Managing an IT project to bring up a new supply-chain fulfillment center in Europe was going to be hard enough. Then Covid happened. This presentation will share how a 35-person globally-distributed team of IT professionals absorbed the impact from a global pandemic, accelerated timelines delivering 3 months early, and got mentioned in Labcorp’s Q2’21 earnings Report. Michael will discuss with his Labcorp peers how the project team managed this “Giga-Risk” from early tracking, reassessing all deliverables, and creative problem-solving to get this Enterprise-Critical project across the finish line. We will then “open the floor” for guests to share their experiences dealing with Covid in their efforts to circulate best-practices.
- Project Resilience Is Team Resilience – the strength of the team sets the stage for what is possible.
- Early risk identification and scenario “What If” discussions - driving risk mitigation and contingency planning with creative discussions.
- “The Plan is the Plan...” - The value of projecting consistency while the world panics
Presented by: Michael Burton
Michael Burton is a Senior IT project Manager at Labcorp, a leading global life sciences company with the mission to improve health and lives through diagnostic and clinical trial delivery. Prior to his last eight years in life sciences, Michael spent a decade at Intel Corporation based out of Portland, Oregon where he started as a network engineer and transitioned into project management. He holds a BA in Theatre and Drama from Indiana University and an Engineering Masters Degree in Technical Project Management from Portland State University. Michael has been a PMP in good standing since 2008 and has been an IT professional since 1997. Michael’s professional interest is in running globally-distributed enterprise-impacting software development projects. His hobbies include drone photography, “photogrammetry,” and role-playing games.
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