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DIARY: November 6, 1995 12:04 PM Monday;
Received call from Denis re Communication Metrics assignment.
2...Integrated Support - Collaboration
3...Executive SDS Support
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0201 - Kwan Henmi Arch & Planng 415 777 4770 fax 5102
020101 - Mr. Denis Henmi; Principal
Kwan Henmi, Communication Metrics
0804 - ..
0805 - Summary/Objective
080601 - Followed up work at ref SDS 5 line 43 and letter ref DIP 1 line 31.
080603 - Discussed scope of Airport assignment. Scheduled meeting for Kevin to
080604 - see SDS and discuss Communication Metrics support.
080606 - Submitted confirming letter, ref DIT 1 line 33. Called and advised
080607 - Bill.
0809 - Discussion
081001 - Denis wants to proceed with Communication Metrics support for their
081002 - Airport assignment, ref SDS 5 7479. He feels at this time they want
081003 - to limit project support to my personal services.
081005 - We considered the need for extra help during project launch, per our
081006 - discussion last week. ref SDS 5 7479
081007 - ..
081008 - I asked about the size of the project.
081010 - Denis said their fees will be $3M - $4M. They will do design and
081011 - project management for an approximate $100M construction project.
081013 - [On 951109 size of current project was clarified to be $45M,
081014 - ref SDS 7 5634.]
081016 - This will entail major coordination with the Airport, BART,
081017 - affected government bodies and regulatory agencies. This is a
081018 - high risk environment that will require political skill and strong
081019 - PM experience.
081021 - [On 951109 reviewed level-of-effort in relation to Cal Tech
081022 - seminar on project risks, ref SDS 7 1360.]
081025 - ..
081026 - Integrated Support - Collaboration
081028 - Denis has talked to the project manager, Kevin, who remembers me from
081029 - visiting the office to assist Denis in 1993 and 1994. Denis wants to
081030 - meet to demonstrate SDS and explain the collaboration on the PG&E
081031 - assignment, so Kevin can determine how he wants to proceed on the
081032 - Airport project. Denis will attend. I asked if Bill can join us, if
081033 - he is willing, so Kevin can talk to someone who has been through the
081034 - process. Denis agreed. My approach would be to do the SDS slideshow,
081035 - then illustrate how SDS works by stepping through some tasks performed
081036 - for PG&E, per our discussion last week, ref SDS 5 line 177.
081038 - [On 951109 Kevin did not attend the meeting. ref SDS 7 2576]
081040 - Would like to show the Subject Index and either begin on this task for
081041 - the new project or schedule a date to start since that will be a
081042 - primary organizing utility for SDS on the project.
081044 - Generally, I am prepared to devote considerable time to accomplish
081045 - Denis' objective of using Communication Metrics to full effect. This
081046 - can include attendance at meetings, development of the project
081047 - schedule, coordination of parties, all in collaboration with Kevin and
081048 - according to his instructions. This may require co-location near his
081049 - desk for a period of time.
081053 - Executive SDS Support
081055 - I suggested consideration be given to developing direct admin support
081056 - for him and Sylvia while the organization ramps up its capabilities.
081057 - I may be able to provide someone with admin background for both an
081058 - architect and a general contractor who can also use SDS. This person
081059 - cannot provide Communication Metrics support as I will do for the
081060 - Airport project, but can enable Denis and Sylvia to do this for
081061 - themselves by ensuring routine capturing the record and linking up
081062 - Scheduled tasks to their history. I suggested he use a small
081063 - dictation unit to support this effort.
081065 - Denis asked where someone like this can be found?
081067 - I said the person is in Washington, so to get her to come to
081068 - California, KW would have to guarantee a minimum of 6 months and the
081069 - annual salary should be about $70K. This is not a secretarial role.
081070 - It is executive support, per discussions with IBM at ref SDS 4 line
081071 - 205.
081073 - Denis said KW tried to use Jennel to take meeting notes, per our ideas
081074 - last year to use her as the SDS support person, ref SDS 1 line 123. It
081075 - turned out that she could not pick up SDS and the notes proved not to
081076 - be very helpful. It takes special skills to support Communication
081077 - Metrics, like those described at ref SDS 3 line 67.
081079 - Scheduled follow up for 951130.
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