PLS Virtual Leadership Lunch - July 2022

Thursday, July 21
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.





Improved Metrics for Success

Speaker: Dr. Brandon Olson from The College of St. Scholastica

Project success is too often determined by the ability to deliver the scope within the budget and schedule constraints. This operational success measure represents the minimal expectations of the project and does not evaluate the actual organization’s expectations of the project. In fact, the operational measure of project success promotes project actions and behaviors that are counter to achieving the true organizational goals.

In this presentation, a more complete set of project success measures are proposed to better support the organization’s goals and to align project actions and behaviors to these goals. These expanded measures can be used to better evaluate project success on its contributions to the organization’s project portfolio.

Professional Development Units (PDU) or Continuing Education Credits (CE) will be defined as 1.0 Strategy.


Dr. Brandon Olson
The College of St. Scholastica

Dr. Brandon Olson holds a PhD in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Dr. Olson is a Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics and Master of Science in Project Management programs at The College of St. Scholastica.

In his role at St. Scholastica, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Data Analytics, Computer Information Systems, IT Leadership, and Project Management. Dr. Olson has several published works and presents on topics in data analytics, project management, portfolio management, and knowledge management.

In addition to his scholarship and work at the college, Dr. Olson serves as a consultant in the areas of data analytics, project management, and project governance. Learn More>

  Meeting ​Agenda
Virtual Doors Open - Attendees Gather
11:40  Announcements and Sponsor Chats
11:45  Featured Speaker
12:30  Q&A and Closing Remarks
12:45  Meeting Adjourned
This will be an interactive and lively conversation.  Come prepared to engage by asking questions and by adding your insight and comments!

Participation is by invitation only.  Please enter the Email your invitation was sent to.