When PM Works, Amazing Results Happen

Tres Roeder, PMP, MBA

On June 27th the Summer Olympics begin. It is a mega-project. Several years ago a few key people were asked what their role would be. Their responses are below:

Louise Jolly, Ticketing Manager: In 1000 days I will help print and sell over 9 000 000 tickets.

John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority: I will be part of the team building an Olympic Park the size of 357 football pitches.

Claire Alina, Workforce Manager: I will have helped to recruit up to 70 0000 volunteers.

Morag Reavley, New Media Manager: I will have helped to create a website which will have more than 500 000 000 visitors during Games time.

John McConnell, Risk Assessor: In 1000 days I will recruit 5000 security guards.

Catharina Reynolds, International Inspiration Advisor: I will inspire 12 000 000 children in 20 countries around the world to take part in sport through the international inspiration programme.

Stephanie Applegate, Sustainability Co-ordinator: I will help to build a 120 meter wind turbine that will supply enough power for 1000 homes.

Farisha Constable, Brand Protection Lawyer: I will have helped to draft over 5000 legal documents.

Chris Lipscomb, Sport Operations Manager: I will buy 2030 footballs.

Tom Daley: Do more than 40 000 practice dives.

Ly Tran, Accounts Co-ordinator: I will help to pay over 400 000 invoices.

John Hopkins, Project Sponsor, Parklands and Public Realm Team: I will help plant 1 2000 000 trees shrubs and other plants on the Olympic Park.

Deborah Hale, Torch Relay Producer: I will help 8000 people across the UK run with the Olympic flame.

Ian Crockford, Project Sponsor Main Stadium Team: I will help to build an Olympic stadium big enough to hold 80 000 people.

Michael Dalziel, Project Manager Live Sites: I will help London 2012 to broadcast 6670 hours of video on live sites.

(source: Official Olympic Web site http://www.london2012.com/news/articles/2011/1/1000-days.html)

As you sit down to enjoy the Olympics pay attention to all of the real-world project management unfolding before your eyes. From risk management, to stakeholder management, to hitting a due date that could not be missed, the project team has created amazing output. When project management works amazing results happen!

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