Author Archives: JFlinn

Published in TAB: Preventing IT projects from failing requires the courage to make hard decisions

The Asian Banker June 2011 (print edition), June 14 (online edition)… Joanne Flinn, author of “The Success Healthcheck for IT Projects”, feels that the cost of failure of new IT projects is too much for banks to continue delaying much-needed … Continue reading

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Presenting at the Asian Banker Summit 2011

Joanne Flinn speaks ‘On Success’ at the Asian Banker Summit in HK on April 6th 2011 to the Technology and Innovations Conference. The key questions answered in the  presentation were: How do we avoid failure? How much do we write-off … Continue reading

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Oxford Futures Forum 2011

Joanne Flinn is invited to contribute to Oxford’s 3rd Futures Forum held at Oxford University in April 2011.

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Association of Change Management Professionals – Inaugral conference 2010

Joanne Flinn presents a Keynote and Master Class to the ACMP’s first conference – held in sunny South Africa, delegates represented all corners of the globe.

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Published in MIS Asia – Was it good for you, honey?

How do we really measure customer satisfaction? ~ on IT projects! Clearly not, I deduced as this particular person marched off. The waiter stood there looking perplexed. It was a busy day, hot and crowded. I turned to my companion … Continue reading

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Published in MIS Asia – What is the body count?

We count cost to life and limb on a building project yet strangely not on IT projects I was walking past the Marina Sands site in Singapore on the phone to a friend. At several billion dollars in design, man … Continue reading

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Published in MIS Asia – ‘You don’t want it to work’ he said

‘You aren’t really trying’, ‘I don’t know why I bother!’ ~ the relationship was deteriorating. How often have you seen IT (or other projects) deteriorate as a result of differences in intent between various parts of the business, customers and IT? Continue reading

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Published in MIS Asia – Will you marry me?…

‘Will you marry me?’ I asked as we finished our dinner. He’d cooked, I’d enjoyed. ‘Go for it’ I’d been encouraged, ‘but don’t be surprised if …’ The ultimate complex long-term personal project, marriage seems to have more success than business-IT projects: 15 per cent are in dire shape, 51 per cent are challenged. Few are real stars. The question: how Continue reading

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Success is fabulous!

What this is about, and why I’m out here connecting with you. Business transformation through successful projects is what I do – been doing it for 20 years. I’ve been changing as a person too. As some great person once … Continue reading

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the Success HealthCheck for IT Projects

The Book. Wiley 2010. Forthcoming. The Success Healthcheck for IT Projects is a practical real life based approach for executives and IT project managers who are committed to successful projects. It shows where good projects need to look if they … Continue reading

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