Speaker: ann cross
Company: TERACAI

The value of project management for technical projects

What benefit does project management bring to technical projects? Explore the challenges of technical projects and how the project management discipline addresses those challenges. Illustrate how planning, organization, team building, on-going monitoring, and risk management increase the success of meeting the expected scope, time and cost of a project. Using real life examples of both successful and not so successful projects, emphasize the benefit of project management principals.

Ann has 15+ years experience in technical project management in a variety of industries. In her current role as a Senior IT Project Manager, her key strengths are in technical-to-business alignment, resource allocation, budget management, multi-tiered communication, conflict resolution and risk mitigation. Ann is a collaborative facilitator using a project management structured delivery approach to resolve highly complex enterprise-wide challenges within time, cost and deliverable expectations. Ann has a flexible leadership style with strong team building skills focused on achieving company initiatives.  She has expertise in: Systems Development Life Cycle, Business Process Analysis, Vendor Management, Compliance Management, Risk Management, Agile/Scrum.

Ann Cross