Chris McLuckie

Chris McLuckie

Paper and Presentation: Why Good Execution is Not Enough

Abstract: This presentation will address the following questions:

  1. Why is diligent task management not enough to deliver projects on time and within budget?
  2. What are the forces acting on our processes that create disruption and deviation from the plan?
  3. What can we do to identify, mitigate, and adjust for these effects within our project delivery efforts?

We will provide alternative models for improving project delivery performance. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the importance of a systems approach to project delivery, a quantitative approach to building reliable workflow, and tools to consider for mitigating impacts to the plan.

Project managers are required to wear many hats – technical, tactical, and strategic. Staffing with technical expertise and applying industry accepted project management tools and techniques along with technical expertise is the central theme of most organizations’ approach to project delivery. The key planning tool of these project managers is the decomposition and delegation of complex tasks into component activities and tasks that can be managed within the execution process. The coordinated and efficient execution of these tasks and subtasks becomes the force that drives the organization toward project completion. Yet, in spite of experienced personnel applying conscientious task management at the project level most organizations continue to see negative impacts, disruptions, and delays.

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management

Biography: Mr. McLuckie has more than 28 years of experience managing construction projects from pre-design through project closeout as both agency construction manager and general contractor. His approach focuses on teamwork and bringing the right people together to facilitate the best solutions. He is an accomplished public speaker with an aptitude for client relationships and staff development. Mr. McLuckie’s focus is on strategic planning, organizational leadership, and quality control. As an Area Manager, he is responsible for managing workflow and utilization of our team members throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.