Bob McGannon

Presentation: Breaking the Rules: A Rulebook for Improving Your Performance

Abstract: Obeying all of the rules rarely generates breakthrough performance because it does not generate innovative approaches. Breaking the rules randomly doesn’t work either. To improve our performance we need to know when and how to break, bend or invent new rules to get better outcomes. In this presentation we will discuss some “rules for breaking the rules” to increase the probability your “boundary “ actions will be viewed positively. Various ways in which rules can (and have!) been broken  to obtain better outcomes will also be presented, along with an assessment guide to determine if rule breaking actions you may propose are appropriate for execution.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership

Biography: Intelligent Disobedience Leadership, a consultancy organization, focuses on increasing business capabilities in the portfolio, program, and project management space by providing delivery consultants, workshops, and coaching.

Bob specializes in strategic program and portfolio management and has helped set up project management offices on three different continents. He has 25 years of IT, project management, and project analysis experience, 18 of those years with the IBM Corporation. His management experience includes technology outsourcing, IT delivery measurement and quality, business analysis, and general project management. Bob has worked internationally while playing a major role in the development of international trade applications in use in the United States and Europe, and recently worked in Australia on a consulting engagement with Medicare in Canberra. He has managed project teams as large as 460 individuals, once serving as the IT delivery manager for IBM, supporting American Express.

Bob is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, an Executive Project Manager with IBM, and a Certified Project Management Coach for the Boeing Corporation. He also holds a practitioner certificate in the PRINCE2 project management methodology and has written papers and articles that have been published internationally.