Methodology’s Role in Project Success

Presented by: Todd Williams

 For twenty-five years Presidents, V-Level, and C-Level executives of manufacturing and service companies worldwide have asked Mr. Todd C. Williams to help them rescue problem projects, build leading-edge systems, and improve organizational efficiency. By using a simple four-step process for recovering projects—audit the project, analyze the problems, negotiate a solution, and implement corrective actions—his organization helps clients turn-around troubled projects, prevent recurring failures, and streamline their organizations. He has also worked as an expert witness in project failure litigation.

Most organizations have only one methodology that they apply to all projects.

However, they perform a multitude of different types of projects—deploying hardware, developing new products, implementing off-the-shelf software, and upgrading existing tools. Methodologies are much like tools in a toolbox and cannot be applied to any situation. Therefore, any organization with a portfolio of projects needs a portfolio of processes. Phasing, Critical Chain, and Agile methodologies all have valuable attributes to apply to different areas of a project.

This presentation covers:

• Key concepts of Critical Chain and Agile methodologies.

• Specific areas of each methodology that help projects.

• Benefits of phasing.

• The value of using multiple methodologies in an organization.

Multiple case studies are used to underscore how they have been used in the past.

By the end of the presentation, attendees will understand how methodology affects a project and the steps they, or their organization, can take to use various methodologies to improve project success.

Who will benefit most by attending

  • Director level, PMO Managers, and Project Mangers
  • Critical Prerequisite Knowledge Required
  • Basic understanding of project management

The Key Learning Objectives That Will Most Benefit Participants

• Basics of an Agile methodology.
• Basics of a Critical Chain methodology.
• How to apply these methodologies for the best results.

About the Presenter: 

 In his book, Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure, published by the American Management Association (AMACOM Books), he defines a project audit and recovery process for rescuing red projects that focuses on root cause correction and prevention.

As President of eCameron, Inc. he is recognized an expert in rescuing projects and failure prevention around the globe.  He maintains a blog at that has been quoted on CIO Update, ZDNet, IT Business Edge, Center for CIO Leadership, CIO Essentials, among others. His diverse set of clients include Applied Materials (formerly Brooks Automation), BEA Systems, Bonneville Power Administration, Daimler Trucks NA (formerly Freightliner),  Hewlett Packard (formerly Digital Equipment Corp.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, NASA, Portland General Electric, Providence Healthcare Systems, Standard Insurance, and Tower Semiconductor.

Many professional organizations have called on him to educate their members. These include Project Management Institute (PMI) and many of their chapters, American Management Association (AMA), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG), Institute of Management Accounts (IMA), American Society of Quality (ASQ), Society for Information Management (SIM) and numerous others.


Date: Friday February 21, 2014

Start Time: 12:00

End Time: 1:30

Location: Corvallis Depot, 700 Washington Ave, Corvallis, OR.

Lunch will be served


 Non-Member Price  $15
 Member Discount -$5

 Unemployed, Student,

No Meal Discount