Tanveer Ahmed

Title Time to formalize the systematic Technology Risk Management process for complex resource mapping projects
Abstract

Technology Risk Management (Predominantly Project Risk Management) disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. In contrast, project risk management methods have tended to be too complex to be easily understood and applied by non-experts. Modern project risk management methods were developed primarily in 1980s by expert practitioners (at the beginning mostly engineers) for practitioners (also primarily engineers). The pivotal assumption of the project management methods has been that documenting every aspect of a project in detail will provide a high level of control of the planned activities during the implementation of the project. Many project managers ended up producing massive numbers of documents and swathes of paperwork, leading to an overall feeling that the role was primarily administrative. Scientific and Technological risk management advances are at a point where challenges to our education, health, governance, environment and wellbeing may be defined and potentially addressed in a way that could not have been imagined in a mere decade ago. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have transformed every aspect of our lives and offered unprecedented opportunities and challenges for education, health and government. Implementation architecture of change management and technology risk management best practices continues to be offered as strategic drivers towards improved efficient governance models, optimizing cost, better control and productivity for complex resource mapping projects. In this talk, I will present case studies of public sector and a regional case study on cross functional team-based technology risk management working. I analyse the success and failures in multi organisational mechanisms that supported their implementation and identify the requirements for successful deployment. The said talk uncovers a critical requirement – the need not to break the status-quo but also manage and overcome resistance to change by formalizing the systematic Technology risk Management process for complex resource mapping.

Bio

Technology integration and Risk Management Consultant at Government of Pakistan, IDB (Islamic Development Bank) and Higher Education Commission Of Pakistan, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Worldwide Technologies & Consulting Pty Australia. Having 20+ years of experience as an IT Professional, primarily in the field of Technology Risk Management, Project management, Systems Integration, Business Intelligence, Applications Services Framework consultancy in Public sector, Oil & Gas, Public Health and telecom sector. Heading the Service Delivery group of a multi-disciplinary consulting practice that delivers solutions using a wide variety of IT Automation technologies and solutions, management and orchestration platforms of tier 3 datacentres and cloud solutions. Expert in project planning, execution and monitoring & control. Encompasses strong leadership, successful team-building capabilities combined with technical, and communication skills. Diverse technical expertise derived from rapid learning and effective application of cutting-edge technology. Facilitate problem-solving teams that accurately assess technical challenges and successfully transform ideas into appropriate, workable solutions. As a hard core portfolio and program manager, managed a number of international and national level projects of 1000+ Man Months at large platform of tier 3 on SaaS and PaaS mode. As a Principal Applications Framework Consultant primarily responsible for integration and design of Applications services Framework across large infrastructures. Writer, speaker, researcher and consultant in the fields of Technology Management & Middleware Risk Management and evaluation. Today, In addition to all I serves as an adviser, policy maker and Board Member to several National (Public sector) and International organizations.