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

May 7, 1999

04 00065 61 99050702

Robert W Chesi, HQ02
Jeff P Krull, HQ02
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
20 Massachusettes Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20314-1000

Subject: Partnering and Common Administration
Communication Metrics


  1. CEMP-EC (Lovo) letter to Chesi, and Krull, May 7, 1999
  2. Welch letter to CEMP-EC (Lovo), May 6, 1999

Dear Bob and Jeff,

Thanks for considering Common Administration explained in Jim Lovo's letter earlier today, ref a, as an implementation of Communication Metrics. There is strong synergy between partnering and the move toward a paperless - virtual work environment. Cooperation between contractors and the Corps is essential to reduce paperwork. Partnering provides a platform to build cooperation. Common Administration through partnering turns this potential into reality. The tools side of Communication Metrics are explained in Jim's report on Jan 5, 1999 (see draft #2). Tools alone, however, are not enough for partnering, nor for successful projects. Common Administration builds an independent base of common knowledge for the project that avoids conflicts endemic to existing practice. Since this is a major goal of partnering, it makes sense to review Communication Metrics for realizing this potential.



Rod Welch

Copy to:

  1. Jim Lovo, CEMP-EC