ITx 2018 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018

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Matt Harris

Principal Consultant, Matt Harris Consulting Ltd.

Matt has been working in the IT industry for more than 20 years covering project management,
software development, general management and consulting in both traditional and Agile
environments. Matt has a wide range of experience ranging from business system software
development, website development, embedded software development, system implementation and
IT system procurement. He has worked in Australia, Europe and New Zealand in both the private
and public sectors. Matt has the Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute and a Masters in Technology from Massey University.

"No "ferry tale" ending: IT Project Management on the Hauraki Gulf"

Thursday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, PMINZ (PMINZ 1 Room)

Once upon a time a client presented a brief to a consultant with their desired outcomes, the gaps between as-is and to-be were analysed and a proposal presented.  Time was of the essence, so familiar paths were trod where possible, but innovation was required also.  The project was initiated and project management plans were baselined and integrated: budget, scope, time, quality and risks (obstacles/hairy ogres). Software developers were engaged, hardware drivers written, applications enhanced and web portals built from scratch. Change management proceeded.  Stakeholders were engaged.  Budgets monitored.  Go-live day approached. Users were trained.  T-shirts were printed.  Go-live day dawned: and then the hard work began...

This session will discuss the journey that was undertaken, the outcomes delivered, the lessons learnt and, of course, the ending.