440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111-2496
415 781 5700

January 7, 1997                                                                      04 00065 97010701

Mr. Max R. Blodgett, II, P.E., L.S.
Chief, Construction Operations Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District
333 Market Street; Room 806A
San Francisco, CA  94105 1905

Subject:  Communication Metrics
Dear Max,

Here are ideas on continuing Communication Metrics in the District from our discussion today. Results of the meetings yesterday on Contract Administration and Schedule Review will be submitted within a few days. A key step now is to meet with COE executives about Communication Metrics, as discussed in our first meeting a year ago, on Jan 5, 1996.

Key members of your staff have experienced Communication Metrics; those less directly involved need help in understanding how it differs from conventional management methods. We have always been mindful of the need to explain and demonstrate the new methods of Communication Metrics. I appreciate very much the opportunity you have provided to do this and look forward to meeting your current objectives with purpose and energy.



Rod Welch

P.S. Pending Action Items are included, as recently requested by Tom White.