Barbee Davis – Measuring Success by its Business Value

barbee_davisSince the advent of internet and the realization of how vast of a market it is, there have been new developments ever since. Internet market is evolving as we speak. Software applications are created everyday, and they are an integral part of success of an organization. However, there are questions that need to be asked before launching your software or product in the market. If carelessly implemented, it can prove to be fatal to business and can bring down the repute of an organization. Behind the scenes software development is as complicated as it gets. It requires initiation, planning, execution, testing, controlling and finally launching. A Project Manager is to software development what editor is to newspaper, and with the help of an expert software developer, the process can go without a hitch. One such example of a Project Manager is Barbee Davis.

Introducing Barbee Davis

Barbee Davis is a Omaha, Nebraska, U.S based PMP. She has a B.A. in Education, an M.A., and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP). She has over 22 years of experience in training and consulting. She has written and facilitated technical training for IBM Corporation and has designed and implemented projects in a variety of industries, and managed large projects for many national corporations. She is experienced in government, education, healthcare, banking, IT, and the construction industry.

Writer & Columnist

agile-practices-for-waterfall-projects-book-coverBarbee Davis Currently writes a semi-monthly column for the Project Management Institute (PMI), “Community Post”, which reaches over 400,000 Project Managers around the world, in which she guides project managers to more successful projects. She is also a published author and has written 3 books. Her latest book is called “Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects: Shifting Processes for Competitive Advantage” in which Ms. Davis combined both the concepts of Agile and Waterfall methods of Project Management. Another Book called, “97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know” highlighting the problems faced during software projects and how they can be avoided by proper insight, is edited by Barbee Davis and she also appears in it as a co-author among other experts.

Professional Speaker

Barbee is a popular and much sought after speaker around the world and has been on the staff of University of Nebraska at Omaha, Bellevue University, and Nebraska Wesleyan. She is proficient in online learning instructional design and teaches online courses. Besides being a author, reviewer and Project Management Professionals, she gives workshops on Project Management and presentation-skill.

International er for R.E.P

She is the owner of “Davis Consulting”, a services and training provider that specializes in management development, customer service training, and process improvement. She is also a Quality er for Project Management Institute (PMI) and reviews organizations who apply, or wish to renew their status, as a Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P).

Advocating the Reasons Behind a Successful Project

Barbee Davis is a believer that for a project to be successful, it is of utmost importance that the client and manager are on the same page, and both understand what the requirements of the project are. She voiced this thought in the book “97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know“. In another column, she advised other Project Managers that the project is only as successful as the business value it adds to the organization, and that a Project Manager should focus on bringing all their skills to the table to ensure the success of the project.

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