The Real Reason Projects Fail

Business Acumen


Have you experienced project failure? When you reflect on what happened, what conclusions did you draw - if any? Did you do anything different the next time? These are age-old project management problems that are not going away any time soon. In this unique presentation, Ricardo Young (Dr. Rico), an expert in why projects fail, questions the traditional interpretation of project failure and introduces a new lens through which project failure can be viewed, with an emphasis on macro-level risk management. What is more, you will be shown a practical paradigm that can help you mitigate the terrible consequences of project failure that you can apply to your projects right away. 


Learning Outcomes:

  • A critique of the traditional view of project management
  • A presentation of the root cause of ALL project failure - chaos!
  • A demonstration that there is a poor understanding of the real reason projects fail
  • An introduction to a new project management model or paradigm to reduce the risk of project failure



1.0 (Business Acumen)



6:30 PM - Welcome & Opening

6:35 PM - Presentation Begins

7:30 PM - Q&A

8:00 PM - Conclude 


Registration Deadline:

Registration closes on Wednesday, December 6th 2023, at 6:30 PM. 


Ricardo Young, Ph.D.


Dr. Young is an accomplished professional with a graduate degree in macroeconomics and advanced PMI certifications, including the PMP, PgMP, and PfMP. With a Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) and Scrum Master accreditation, Dr. Young brings a wealth of expertise to the table.

Over the course of more than 20 years, Dr. Young has excelled in managing and leading large, complex infrastructure-related projects, programs, and portfolios within the banking and telecommunications industries. Dr. Young's project management skill ranges from Project Director to Senior Program/Portfolio Manager.

What sets Dr. Young apart is the ability to adapt to project requirements, utilizing extensive experience in both agile (with over 7 years of experience) and traditional waterfall project delivery methodologies. This versatility allows them to effectively communicate in the language of both business and technology, having led projects from both perspectives.

From process re-engineering to relationship and change management, Dr. Young's project delivery expertise within the financial services sector has equipped them with significant business intelligence, making them a valuable addition to any organization.

Dr. Young is enthusiastic about continuing to leverage their substantial expertise in business analysis, project/program/portfolio management, and consulting within a forward-thinking Fortune 500 company.





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Type of category: PMI Chapter Events

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: December 6th, 2023

Hour: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Registration close date: December 6th, 2023 at 6:30PM

# of PDUs: 1



Non-Members & Guests: $20.00


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