The One Where the Project Blew Up: When Bad Project Events Happen to Good People


May 18, 2021 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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DATE: Tuesday May 18th
TIME: 6:30-8:00pm
PRESENTERS: Kelly Schactler & Paul Thompson


Have you heard enough project failure stories to last you a lifetime?


Are you ready for something a little bit different on this topic that includes stuff you can use right away without having to learn someone’s formula or process?


Join Paul and Kelly for some fresh thinking and non-conformist approaches to project misfires, breakdowns, and troubles as they showcase expertise from a panel of project management professionals and get them to open up on their best stories and words of wisdom about their project stumbling blocks, project pain and suffering, and more importantly, how they got through the inferno.


This interactive webinar is for project managers in all phases of their career who like to stay curious and open to learning from others and their experiences.


Key Take-Aways from this webinar:

  • Increased awareness around where project issues originate and how to prevent them in your projects.
  • Real-life, practical experiences shared by PM veterans and peers to make your own project management practice noticeably better.
  • Project success factors that are less lip service and checking boxes and more useful and meaningful to the project stakeholders and org.
  • High likelihood of smiling and nodding in agreement when you realize you’re not alone in your project infernos.




Paul Thompson is an experienced program manager and engineering professional with 20+ years of extensive technology experience. Over his career, Paul has organized and managed engagements for many successful enterprises ranging in size and diversity from small software start-ups to Fortune 500 manufacturers and state governments. His technology experience includes developing cutting edge software, building offshore consulting organizations, creating enterprise level technology strategies, as well as successfully managing the design, build and migration of complete data centers. Paul is the author of “Datacenter Migration using the ROPE Framework: Results Oriented Project Execution” as well as the CEO of Metagyre, Inc. a project management expert company focused on data center migrations, project management, and project portfolio management (aka optimizing project management office PMO).


Kelly Schactler is the owner of Project Management Rebooted™, a socially conscious business focused on helping nonprofits, small -medium companies, and individuals deliver projects with less stress, greater ease and better outcomes so they can maximize their impact on their customers and in the communities they serve. A project management navigation expert with many project management adventures and SNAFUs under her belt, Kelly has a wide range of knowledge and experience in corporate, IT, and nonprofit project and program management consulting. Project Management Rebooted's mission is to bring simple, relevant project management tools and concepts to organizations and individuals through training and coaching tailored to meet clients right where they're at; training that optimizes project delivery and service excellence while offering a tangible return on the training and coaching investment.


Paul and Kelly just teamed up in February to launch a new twice monthly live webcast, My Project Hell: 20 minutes of coaching for aspiring, accidental, and practicing Project Managers who want to level up their project management skillset with practical solutions to real project problems. Learn more and register at


PDUs: 1.25  in Leadership

Meeting format: Virtual

Tickets: FREE

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