D-Day in Normandy. PM Challenges of “The Longest Day.”
Event Date/Time: July 13, 2022, 11 am PST/2 pm EST
The most complicated military project in history started well before June 6, 1944, the day when the first of 156,000 men landed in Normandy, along with the first of 50,000 vehicles, brought there by 5,000 ships with air operations requiring 11,000 airplanes. Just how complex and just how successful was this project? This presentation will attempt to shed light on the planning and execution of this huge effort from the perspective of the Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide. Some of the findings may turn out to be quite unanticipated and surprising.
1. Planning, planning, planning! It’s never enough!
2. The importance of logistics. Define upfront and in detail.
3. Proof of concept and prototypes are critical.
Walter Viali, PMP
Walter brings over 30 years of experience leading projects and building PMOs for his clients around the globe. He brings his clients a wide range of expertise including Strategic Business Planning, Business Reengineering, Portfolio Management, and Project Management Office (PMO) implementation.
He has extensive experience conducting organizational assessments using the Software Engineering Capability Maturity Model (SEI CMM). He teaches project management and business analysis at the University of Houston. Walter is the co-author of the book Accelerating Change with Organizational Project Management: The New Paradigm for Change.
Walter is an active member of PMI, volunteering in leadership positions for the Houston Chapter, and Clear Lake Galveston Chapter, serving as the Region 6 Mentor and making numerous presentations for chapters and at the PMI National Congress.