Defense Contract Management Agency
Long Island
Mid-Atlantic Sector
605 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
516 228 5000

Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 11:25:15 -0400

Mr. Rod Welch
The Welch Company
440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111 2496

Subject:   SDS Use at DCMA and Education Initiative

Dear Rod,

As you requested, here is the stuff I talked about today.

  1. Call Patsy O'Burn to broach the subject of capturing the record, and its use in the context of predicting delivery performance and enhancing our customer's ability to make business decisions.

  2. Speak to Bill Callahan, Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) about the need to capture "the record" and ways of exploiting the material that resides in the ACO's files.

  3. Reacquaint myself with Jim Balinskas, through a variety of ways (personal note, calls, e-mail)

  4. Send the address for the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)

    ....with a proposed entree. On the DSMC Faculty Research Projects page, within the DSMC home page.... a complete list of ongoing and recently completed faculty research projects.

One particular project, The Defense Program Management Body of Knowledge (PM-R-01) (Combined with PML-R-01), has a familiar ring to those dealing with the Program Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) The names and e-mail address of the primary DSMC faculty members involved in the project is Bill Bahnmaier, or phone (703) 805-4980.

ROD - You may want to explain how SDS fits into the PMBOK, and suggest a telephone call to him at some convenient time.

Thanks again for the call


Stuart Harrow

Post Script

I don't personally know Bill Bahnmaier, so the e-mail would be introductory, in that your affiliation with the Project Management Institute (PMI) may help.