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The Professional Development Summit is now jointly presented by six organizations: Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS); Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC); Digital Nova Scotia (DNS); International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA); IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). The PD Summit is the premiere development and networking event for IT practitioners in Nova Scotia. The goal of the PD Summit is to enhance the professional development of IT professionals of Atlantic Canada.

Sierra Systems is proud to co-sponsor the event alongside NTT DATA.


Tuesday, April 30
Understanding organizational culture and its impacts on project success
by Doug Denny
This session will provide insight into the impacts of organizational culture and how that influences project ambitions and success. The understanding of how culture impacts project outcomes is often managed intuitively, and managers can underestimate it’s influence on sponsors, and the need for critical project artefacts and methods. This can include a lack of requirements, not implementing appropriate project management methodologies and controls, and the mis-management of risks. Alternatively, understanding organizational culture correctly can lead to projects that delight clients and stakeholders while delivering real value.



Doug Denny
Principal, Sierra Systems

Doug has over 20 years of experience in professional service consulting, technology and business operations, and project delivery for clients in Justice, Elections Management, Health Care, and Power Systems Operational Technology with a focus on IT technology integration.