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WITI Women | Lisa-Ann Barnes

Lisa-Ann BarnesLisa-Ann Barnes
IreeTec Incorporated

With over thirteen years experience in IT, Lisa-Ann Barnes has gained strong business and technical skills, with an expertise in project management. She has developed a proprietary approach to project management and has implemented it in various positions, industries, and countries to successfully deliver projects/products, improve project management processes, and mentor teams. She is considered an expert in project management, speaks at industry conferences, and is co-author of "Client/Server and Beyond: Strategies for the 21st Century." She is also the president and founder of IreeTecSM Incorporated, a company that specializes in project management.

Barnes began her career with Andersen Consulting and implemented mainframe and client/server applications for companies in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Mexico. She then moved to Andersen Consulting's CASE tool software organization, FOUNDATION, where she applied her project experiences to solving customer's problems with software development and project management processes. In 1994, she joined Corporate Computing International where she served as the chief methodologist and product development manager.

In late 1994, Barnes founded IreeTec Incorporated, which improves project manager's effectiveness through products and consulting services. In addition to being responsible for the financial and operational activities of the business, Barnes has been an active project manager and consultant.

In 1999, Barnes expanded the solutions offerings of IreeTec to include PM-Kit, a collection of web-based project management tools. Products within PM-Kit include a database of best practices, a web-based training class, and several job aides.

Lisa-Ann Barnes answers these questions:
1. What was your first job in technology?
2. Who has been your most significant mentor? Why?
3. What has been your greatest challenge and what strategies did you use to overcome obstacles?
4. Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
5. What lessons have you learned that would be valuable to women beginning their careers in technology?
6. What new technology do you believe will have the most positive impact on the world in the next 20 years? The most negative impact?

On the lighter side:
1. If you could have dinner with any 2 people (living or not), who would they be?
2. What was the last book you read? What books do you love to recommend?
3. If you couldn't do what you are doing now, what profession would you choose?
4. What is your definition of success?

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