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Challenges Of The Iron Triangle
January 16, 2018 - 5:30pm
Venue Address: 
St Scholastica, Heritage Room
137 23rd St. S
Sartel , MN 56377
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Program Description: 

First presented to the PMI Italy Chapter in 2017, this presentation delves into a pitfall of the Iron Triangle (Scope, Schedule, Resources) – operational efficiency may not be in the best strategic interests of the organization, and may not deliver best business value. For example, in contemplating a new bridge over the Tiber river, the standard constraints may influence a project decision based on immediate need. However, over time that short term decision will actually increase environmental and operational costs, with diminishing customer satisfaction. To ensure a project meets long term organization needs, a project must fit into the strategic portfolio and align with long term business interests.

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Brandon Olson, PhD, PMP is an Associate Professor and chair at the College of St. Scholastica. At St Scholastica he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, and leads undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Information Systems, IT Leadership, and Project Management. Dr. Olson has several published works and presents on topics in project management, portfolio management, and knowledge management. Prior to his tenure at St. Scholastica, he was employed as a project manager leading software development projects in the business services, telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare, and pharmaceutical fields.   

Special Instructions: 

Time & Agenda 
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm – Check-In, Networking, & Light Dinner
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm – Informative presentation with Questions & Answers
• No Cost – Sponsors & Chapter member supported
• Membership recommended but not required
• RSVP before noon on day of event