Fixing Project Pain Points

AUGUST 1, 2018
1:00-2:00 PM CT

The lessons learned from project teams over the past few years have shown there are common pain points that exist. These pain points show up on all types of projects and inflict pain for both the Project Manager and the team members. This data shows the pain points cluster around communications, scope, time and resources. If we dig into the root causes we can find that there are opportunities for us to fix these pain points and transform our teams into the high performance teams we desire. Learning Objectives: • Explore the primary sources of pain for Project Managers and Team Members • Discover how the PMI 10 Knowledge Areas provide context for Root Cause Analysis • Identify pain-point fixes using the available processes, tools, techniques or approaches that will address root cause


Chuck Stakston has worked for 3M for 39 years. He has lead projects for 35 of those years.
9 Years - Project Management Consulting Services - LSSO
17 years - R&D, NPI Manager - Medical Division
13 years - Manufacturing - Medical Division
Certifications / Licenses
Project Management Professional (PMP®) through PMI®
Licensed Professional Engineer - Chemical Engineering (Minnesota)
BS Chemical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
MBA, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN