Avoid the Iceberg: Project Management Lessons from the RMS Titanic

August 11, 2021  2:00 pm EST/11 am PST

On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage with the loss of over 1,500 people in a single night.  Could Project Management have helped avoid that disaster? The tragedy offers many lessons for project managers.    What could have the ship officers done to prevent such a catastrophe?  Join Walter Viali, a PMP and avid historian in this engaging webinar to review the voyage of the most luxurious ship of its time from the perspective of the PMBOK® Guide.

Walter is known for his ability to examine historic events through the lens of project management to create tangible lessons for his audience, including lessons from Napoleon, Pearl Harbor, and the building of the Pyramids in ancient Egypt.


Attend this fascinating presentation to gain a clearer understanding of the Titanic’s history and gain solid lessons for your own project, including:

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Challenge all assumptions, especially “established” assumptions.
  2. Ask the right questions to better understand the technology you are working with in your project.
  3. Create an effective project communication management plan.
  4. Perform continuous, in-depth risk management for the duration of the project.
Your Presenter:
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 for 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, Clear Lake Galveston Chapter, serving as the Region 6 Mentor, and making numerous presentations for chapters and at the PMI National Congress.