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DIARY: July 11, 1995 08:26 PM Tuesday;
Received call from Ahmet to reschedule PMI Board meeting.
2...Board Meeting Re-set to 950726
3...Event Program Goals/Scope/Concept/Strategies
4...EPT Planning Meeting Next Week
5...He plans to call the PMI Professional Development VP's tomorrow to
6...I need a copy of EPP for review.
7...Meeting with Bechtal
8...Another idea would be to approach the folks at Bechtal and others who
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PMI NCC Board Meeting 950712
Concepts, Objectives, Strategies, Proposal
Event Planning Team
1207 - ..
1208 - Summary/Objective
120901 - Follow up ref SDS 7 0000.
120903 - PMI Board meeting is scheduled for 950726. I notified Bill and will
120904 - call Ed Curran tomorrow. Ed is interested in contributing on EPT.
120905 - Discussed need to get PM for Nov soon. Bill has a first cut on CPM.
120906 - Considered concerns about future of PMI and PM role.
120908 - ..
120909 - Submitted ref DIT 1 line 30 to Ahmet transmitting this record and the
120910 - discussion with Morris at ref SDS 6 line 78.
120912 - ..
120913 - Submitted ref DIT 2 line 30 to Bill with stuff sent to Ahmet, plus SDS
120914 - diary update and SDS program update on a disk.
120917 - ..
1212 - Progress
121301 - ..
121302 - Board Meeting Re-set to 950726
121304 - Follow up ref SDS 3 0000.
121306 - Ahmet said Rosanne called and said the meeting tomorrow is postponed
121307 - to 950726. He asked me to call Bill and let him know about this.
121309 - ..
121310 - Ahmet said he invited Ed Curran to attend the PMI Board meeting
121311 - because Ed called and volunteered to contribute on the Event Program
121312 - Team. Ahmet asked me to call Ed tomorrow and let him know the meeting
121313 - has been postponed until 950726.
121316 - ..
121317 - Event Program Goals/Scope/Concept/Strategies
121319 - Ahmet said he has now read the planning reports submitted previously
121320 - ref SDS 7 0052, and feels they are excellent ideas that he will
121321 - support them.
121323 - [See follow up at ref SDS 9 0443; on 950830 Ahmet disbanded the
121324 - planning committee and selected a new one. ref SDS 10 0000.]
121327 - ..
121328 - EPT Planning Meeting Next Week
121330 - He plans to call the PMI Professional Development VP's tomorrow to
121331 - schedule a meeting next week to present our ideas about a joint
121332 - effort. He will let me know when and where the meeting will occur.
1216 - 2103 called Bill DeHart
121701 - Advised of re-schedule on PMI Board meeting. Bill said he will be
121702 - out of town the week of 950726. He is available to meet next week
121703 - with the Professional Development VPs. I advised Ahmet will let us
121704 - know the date and time of this meeting.
Event Program Plan
SDS program update, 950702
1405 - Summary/Objective
140601 - Follow up work at ref SDS 7 line 69. Bill said he has completed a
140602 - first cut at a CPM for the Event Program Plan.
140604 - ..
140606 - I need a copy of EPP for review.
140608 - Bill said he is having more trouble with his computer.
140610 - I sent Bill a disk with updated SDS program from 950629, even
140611 - though the last update was at ref SDS 5 line 73.
2004 - Summary/Objective
200501 - I asked if Ahmet will attend the 950718 technology panel discussion,
200502 - ref SDS 8 line 66. He indicated he has other commitments.
200504 - I asked about discussing with Rodger Bush a possible interest in being
200505 - a project manager for the Nov event, ref SDS 4 line 472. Ahmet feels
200506 - Rodger is too busy to provide the level of support needed for this
200507 - assignment.
200509 - Ahmet feels Rodger would make an excellent speaker or facilitator at
200510 - an event.
200512 - Ahmet said the most successful Asilomar we have had was when Bill
200513 - DeHart was the Project Manager. I mentioned the discussion Bill and I
200514 - have had about providing general support for the entire effort, per
200515 - ref SDS 2 line 183. My sense is that we need Bill and I to provide
200516 - support and coordination of the project managers to ensure
200517 - implementation of the goals and strategies.
200518 - ..
200519 - We considered the need for a project manager to have the support
200520 - of his organization to permit adequate time and administration and
200521 - supplies to manage the event. This generally implies a PG&E, Pac
200522 - Bell, etc.
200524 - Ahmet noted we have considered Ed Curran for a project manager. He
200525 - feels Ed would be good in this role. I asked about discussing this
200526 - prospect with Ed tomorrow. Ahmet feels it would be better to wait
200527 - until the full EPT has considered various people. He seemed to
200528 - indicate it would be okay to explain the concept of the Event Program.
200529 - for Ed tomorrow.
200531 - When I called Bill and related Ahmet's observation about his success
200532 - in running an Asilomar conference, Bill said that someone in his
200533 - position could handle the PM assignment if he had someone on his team
200534 - who is positioned to provide organizational support, such as Chris
200535 - Snyder at PG&E (Dan Ono at AT&T might be another).
200536 - ..
200537 - We agreed it is essential to get a team assembled and working
200538 - now on the Nov event. The CPM should show when this effort should be
200539 - abandoned if there is not approval, and instead we use a two day event
200540 - in February.
200542 - ..
200543 - Meeting with Bechtal
200545 - Another idea would be to approach the folks at Bechtal and others who
200546 - have expressed concern (discussed in next record segment below) about
200547 - promoting their view of Project Management, to be a Project Manager or
200548 - team member in order to shape the content of the Events. I believe
200549 - their views will be represented in the program as presently
200550 - contemplated, but the quality of the result will depend on the quality
200551 - of the people who design and implement the program plans. Thus, we
200552 - should work for a meeting to present the Event Program ideas, and
200553 - enlist their active support.
200555 - Politically, we need these views respresented by strong personalities
200556 - on the EPT.
Future of Project Management
Project Manager: Dinosaur or Beacon
Beacon to Futre or Dinasauer, PM
Overhead Managers are Unproductive
2508 - Summary/Objective
2509 - ..
250901 - Followed up work at ref SDS 6 line 173, and ref SDS 6 line 690.
250903 - I shared the background from discussions and analysis for adding
250904 - levels of PM credentials for the reasons at ref SDS 6 line 510.
250906 - Ahmet said some of these views have been expressed by others for
250907 - example at Bechtal on the distinction between internal and external
250908 - management ref SDS 6 line 354, and the role of exercising authority in
250909 - molding an effective Project Manager, ref SDS 6 line 276. He noted
250910 - there are very strong feelings on this subject, and that a panel
250911 - debate as proposed at ref SDS 6 line 588 would require a strong
250912 - moderator to ensure a civil dialog occurs.
250914 - Discussed the need to consider levels of acreditation, and the idea of
250915 - an Event to debate the issue of Internal v. External management, ref
250916 - SDS 6 line 504, and at ref SDS 6 line 588.
250917 - ..
250918 - Ahmet asked me to send the notes on this via Internet.
250920 - I tried this but it came back undeliverable, so I sent via regular
250921 - mail.
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