Systems Survival Guide
for the "Systemically-Challenged" Executive
by Michele Pavlyak, MBA, CFPIM, PMP
As a manufacturing Change Agent expert, Michele M. Pavlyak, CFPIM, PMP has built a lengthy multi-million dollar history of manufacturing process improvements and successful system implementations.
Her experience has shown that clients consistently encounter the same challenges and potential pitfalls as they embark on initiatives to select, purchase and implement software systems. This is true across industries and company size. These potential pitfalls contribute to the nearly 90% failure rate of systems initiatives overall and the $150 billion spent each year in time delays and cost overruns!
In under 120 pages, the author brings together her nearly 12 years of systems project management experience.
Michele is President of LINCHPIN™ Manufacturing Specialists, Inc., a consulting company specializing in manufacturing efficiency and cost control as well as application of leading-edge processes for systems selection, purchase and implementation. Michele has personally managed many complex multi-million dollar systems initiatives, all of which were completed within extremely aggressive budgetary objectives and unprecedented timelines.
She presents private and university-sponsored management training seminars and workshops, and has been an invited speaker at trade and professional association meetings and international conferences.