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Why Do Projects Fail, Really?



Why Do Projects Fail, Really?

Speaker: James McKim, Principle, Organizational Ignition


Tuscan Kitchen - 67 Main St - Salem, NH 03079

Wednesday, January 16th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Early Bird Special - Thru January 9th
Member: $30 ---- Non-member: $35
Regular Price: Member: $35 ---- Non-member: $40 Thru January 12th
Speaker-only: $10 at the Door - Thru January 16th



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Have you ever been involved in a project that just didn’t go smoothly? Didn’t meet its deadlines? Ran over budget? Didn’t produce a product that worked? A combination of all of the above? Projects fail for many reasons; lack of stakeholder buy-in, poor planning, insufficient funding, lack of a proper charter to set expectations. So, what are the most commons reasons projects fail? Are there industry patterns that can be identified? Come hear the most commons reasons project and some ways to avoid those failures?


About James McKim, Principal, Organizational Ignition



James McKim is an Organizational Igniter. Over his 30+ year career, he has helped small and large organizations in many industries to spark efficiency and growth through the aligning of people, process, and technology. He excels at bridging business and technology quickly assessing the “big picture” of a situation, identifying Critical Success Factors, prioritizing solutions, and bringing a project management disciplined approach to implementation. Recognized by organizations such as Atd, Brandon Hall, Bersin Associates, Axelos, and PMI, he is dedicated to creating win-win situations between organizations and their employees.


Mr. McKim has a deep understanding of current trends in the development, selection, deployment, and revenue realization of human and technology capital. He has played diverse roles including Developer, Trainer, Consultant, Director, Adjunct Professor, CIO/CTO, President, and Board Chair for organizations such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise and FIRST. He has also co-founded several companies ranging from a management consulting firm that specialized in the strategic use of information through both non-human and human means to an asset tracking provider.


Mr. McKim is well-versed in the impact of public policy on technology having served as Chair of the Software Association of New Hampshire, Chair of the Education Committee of NH Public Broadcasting, member of the NH International Trade Advisory Board and advisor to governors and legislators. He is a consultant, frequent conference presenter and guest on radio and television shows.


Mr. McKim lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire with his wife Nancy and daughter Katherine where he is an avid tennis player, cross-country skier, and takes pride in directing his church choir.


Tuscan Kitchen

67 Main St

Salem, NH 03079

Phone (603) 952-4875


Please remember to bring an item to donate to the NH Food Pantry!





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Cancellation Policy: 

Our cancellation policy:   If you pay in advance and are unable to attend, you must send a notice to the Director of Events before the event.   You will be given a credit for a future chapter meeting.

Event Properties

Event Date 01-16-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-16-2019 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-16-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date 01-16-2019 9:00 pm
Location Tuscan Kitchen, Salem

Monthly Food Drive for NH Food Bank

Bring an item to donate to the NH Food BANK to the Chapter Meeting.

New Hampshire Food Bank requests non-perishable shelf stable foods. ie

  • Canned Soups
  • Pastas
  • Cereals
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Other non-perishable items - Cash or check made payable to NH Food Bank

If you are interested in volunteering collecting, delivering, and/or sorting, contact Communications.

Since February the Chapter collects donations at  each Chapter Meeting and drops them off at the NH Food Bank. The items are then distributed throughout the New Hampshire area.  Thank you for supporting this activity.

Professional Photographer

NOTICE: A professional photographer may be on site to document the event and activities. Photographs are the sole property of PMI New Hampshire Chapter. By registering for and attending these events, attendees understand that PMI New Hampshire Chapter may use their likeness or language for future promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the photographer on site.