of the Author

The Official Bio:

Written by a successful project manager, JA Flinn has been at the heart of delivering major projects and business benefits for both IT and the business for domestic and international business. Delivering a major IT based transformation successfully in times of financial crisis and business turbulence launched a focus into what makes some projects succeed and despite hard work, some not.

JA Flinn has lived in 15 countries on 4 continents and spent 20 years as a project manager and change leader for major projects in companies as diverse as Citibank, Proctor & Gamble, DBS, Novartis, Neptune Orient Lines, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Taking the time out to reflect and research at a program jointly run by Saïd Business School at Oxford University and HEC Paris, she found that for projects to succeed, the risks to success must be recognized and managed directly for business benefits to be realized. Flinn is the thought leader behind the Shelton Methods, the pre-eminent approach to results risk management for project benefits realization.

An insightful, energizing keynote speaker on project success, business benefits realization and motivation, Flinn integrates her background in finance and technology delivery with process and organizational change to provide what it takes to achieve systemic business benefits from IT based transformations.

JA Flinn dividers her time between Europe and Asia, travels, meditates and enjoys exploring the world we create.

The Un-Official Bio:

It was a long and exciting journey… framed in the style of the heroine’s journey, in 8 steps based on the grand monomyth of transformation – which I’m told applies to both Buddha and Luke Skywalker.

The number 8 again!

When the author has a moment to reflect and write – the journey will be revealed!