Thursday, November 29, 2012

MITPM 8: Innovative Transformations (Panel Discussion)

Mastering Information Technology Project Management (MITPM) Conference #8: Innovative Transformations (Panel Discussion)

Date: 15 October 2012
Venue: Grand Dorsett, Subang Jaya, Malaysia

  1. Vernon Stinebaker. Member of Scrum Alliance Advisory Councils. Co-founder of Feature Driven Development Tools Application. Director of Technology, NASDAQ listed Perficient Global Development Center.. Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  2. Harun Hj Johari. Group MD of Malaysian Agrifood Corporation Bhd. Former CEO of Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd. Shell International Petroleum Advisor -- HSSE.
  3. Dr. Oh Ei Sun. Senior Visiting Fellow - S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Former Political Secretary to the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
  4. Shaifubahrim Saleh. President of PIKOM, The National ICT Association of Malaysia.
  5. Eric Tachibana. Entrepreneur, Managing Director of eXtropia Holdings. Author of 7 books on technology development and innovation management. Adjunct Associate Professor at National University of Singapore.


Q1. Can the strategy change during the transformation period?

Q2. What if the transformation does not bring in the expected result as initially planned, will transformation re-occurs again and is this an iterative process?

Q3. When I think about Agile, the approach is amazingly good for incremental or radical change, however when disruption occurs it may not work as well because it does not see far enough because you're only in the next sprint?

Q4. Is there a way to make the transition as painless as possible? And to make the 'Neutral' zone as short as possible to the transition will be smooth?

Q5. How do you get your management team to believe and be in line with your transformation plan? Because sometimes believing is not sufficient as the management needs to direct the working level.

Q6. Many companies are Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and are family businesses operating over generations. Nowadays the new generation is taking over but the older generation may be resistant towards new ideas and tools. Is this situation only in Asia culture and how can this be manage properly?

Q7. For certain professions, when an unidentified risk occurs, they may be sued for negligent. What is your view on that?

Q8. How do we drive the transformation plan with fellow peers of the same level, but the fellow peers may not report to the manager that is driving that transformation?

Q9. What is the difference between transformation plan and corrective action plan?

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