Around the CHAOS (ATC) as the name implies is all about getting around CHAOS. From our projects, initiatives, investments and even in our personal lives. CHAOS is not only diverse in its presence but also has a diverse source. ATC is about is about Enterprise Technology.Technology can help getting around the Chaos, if leveraged correctly.The rate at which technology evolves, to say the least is phenomenal. From collaboration and communication to administration and governance, technology touches and improvises everything. As we transform from individual silos to a globalized organizations the role of information technology and applications is even more significant.Whether you are managing an enterprise , a project, a program , a small business, an investment or a project portfolio, freelancing or just trying to beat the chaos and get productive, I assure you there will be enough bits,BYTES and nibbles to help you on this blog.
Technology alone does not solve much, infact it can even be a source of CHAOS if not managed properly and aligned strategically.ATC is about project,program and portfolio management principles, process and techniques along with enterprise technology to build a Enterprise Project, Program and Portfolio Management System that enables organizations get around CHOAS and get more efficient and maximize ROI from its initiates. Enterprises are diverse and as such there is no “one size fits all” solution.At the same time there are different established and proven principles,processes and models out there, PMI,PRINCE 2 , SCRUM to name a few. The essence of ATC is innovation, innovation in selecting and applying principles,process and models based on individual scenarios rather than limiting to one particular model or body of knowledge.
Last but not the least, while navigating the Enterprise Project,Program and Portfolio Management ecosystem, ATC factors in a critical component – common sense.The last thing you would want to get absorbed into the tools and loose focus of your goal.If you can get the job done in a simple stand-up meeting there is no need to introduce tools,technology and applications, That’s the common sense.
So what qualifies me to talk and write about the above? To put it simply let’s just say that I have had my share of chaos and I have to a large extent managed to get around it. On a more formal note, Sam Palani is a project / program management and technology management consultant.He has worked with organizations around the globe helping them with their enterprise technology and strategic initiatives. Sam also has expertise in delivering and supporting ERP systems, ranging from simple to highly complex architectures.
Sam is a certified project manager from PMI (PMP). He also has an MBA in Information Technology Management and Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Duke University.He currently works and lives in the heart of the silicon valley in California.He is also founder and the chief contribute for around the chaos – the blog. Sam believes, however diverse the source of chaos, the impacts are quite relative, that is the lack of predictability. Although its not always possible eliminate unpredictability completely, he aims to leverage the tools, techniques and principles to get around this chaos and avoid butterfly effects.
He sees himself as a CHAOS buster, a productivity freak (not an expert or a guru), who is passionate about project management and technology not only at work but also in is personal life.Sam is husband and a father who loves to read,cook and experiment in photography when he is not working with his clients or writing for this website.
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