Friday, March 12, 2010

PMI - Northern California Chapter, 1977

Executive Committee
  • President: Robert Duke

  • Secretary: John Igoe

  • Treasurer: Ozro West

  • VP Operations: Fred Hollenbach

  • Program Committee co-Chairman: Mark Caspe

  • Program Committee co-Chairman: Bruce Moen

  • Facilities Committee co-Chairman: Bill Bowen

  • Facilities Committee co-Chairman: John Trevennen

  • Education & Prof.Dev. Committee Chair: Cal Rutherford/Dan Tennow

  • VP Member Services: Robert L. Magann

  • Industry & Company Coordination: initially vacant, Wally Kruse (by 1/13/77)

  • E&C Coordinator: Douglas Mitchell

  • Government Services: Dan Brand

  • Aerospace & Electronics: Harold Rhodes

  • Membership Committee Chairman: Ken Hartley

  • PR Relations Committee Chairman: Horst Richter

  • Nominations Committee: Dough Mitchell

Advisory Committee

  • Steven White, Bechtel

  • Charles Buck, Brown & Root

  • Donald McDonald, H.K. Fergusson

  • Robert Duke, Fluor Utah

  • G.Bryce Bennet, Int'l Engineering Co

  • Victor Cole, Kaiser Engineers

  • Robert Verner, A.G.McKee&Co

Finance
The chapter became fully self-supporting with adequate operating funds. PMI-NCC no longer had to rely on outside companies financial support for it's existence

Programs ($__ members, $__ non-members)

Dinner Meetings, main program
09/21/77 - Structuring the Method of Performing a Project
10/19/77 - Alternatives to Turnkey Approach ti Project Execution
11/16/77 - Impact of Government Regulations (Industry and Agency Perspective)
01/18/78 - Pre-contract Planning
02/15/78 - Contracts and Contracts Administration
03/15/78 - Sheduling and Cost Control
04/19/78 - Motivating People to Perform
05/17/78 - Managing Design, Procurement and Construction

Communications
Brochure

Professional Development
Jun 17-19, 1977 - 2nd Annual Asilomar regional Conference "Communicating for Action"
(draft) 1st Annual Student Call for Papers on Project Management (Feb 1978) - The first 3 papers selected by the jury were to  be presented orally by the authors at the June'78 meeting. Final placing to be announced  at the meeting (Note from Bruce Moen: this was done for several years)

Other
Many committees were formed to address management of the Chapter. Details follows this list of documented committees:
June 6, 1977 - Result of the Development of a Linear Responsibility Chart for the Chapter
Jan 11, 1977 - Ad Hoc Committee established to study and evaluate the present management of the chapter and make recommendations as to how the needs of the chapter during the 1977-1978 program year and the years ahead can best be met
Aug 29, 1977 - Report of Ad Hoc Commitee on Advisory Committee Guidelines

Details:
Linear Responsibility Chart - PMI/NCC was developed (RACI diagram) - stated order of successions was: President, VP Operations, VP Membership, Secretary, Treasurer

Ad Hoc Committee was established during the executive committee meeting to study and evaluate the present management of the chapter and make recommendations as to how the needs of the chapter during the 1977-1978 program year and the years ahead can be best met. Members: W. Riethmeier (Chair), M. Caspe, J.Igoe. R. Magann attended both meetings that were held on May 18, May 26.

Recommendations:

1.       Structure of organization:
a.        is workable and adequate;
b.       Past-president should become the Chairman of the Advisory Committee and voting member of the Executive Committee
2.       Involve new blood without losing anything achieved
a.       Greater involvement of A&E and aerospace
b.       Provision of backup support for all positions
c.       Additional committee members
3.       Selection, nomination and rotation of officers
a.       Committee Chairmen and Co-chairman will remain appointed positions (term: max 2 years)
b.       Executive Committee consists of the elected officers, Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Chairman of the standing committees, and Co-chairman of Programs.  Each get 1 vote.
4.       Strengthening of the Program Committee
5.       Attain active participation of outside industries (outside of E&C)
6.       Advisory Committee
a.       Expand to include A&E and/or aerospace management
b.       The President will attend Advisory Committee meetings
7.       Nominations Committee:  Ad hoc committee established during June 6 Executive Committee meeting – complete work June-July and report to Executive Committee during August meeting
8.       Social evening – hold 1 social evening per year that includes wives and guests.

Advisory Committee Guidelines (report of Ad Hoc Committee)

Committee:  Walt Reithmeier, chairman, Bob Magann, John Igoe, Mel Mutch, Doug Mitchell
Some items from Advisory Committee Guidelines:
·         To consist of the most senior available management personnel for companies participating in the Northern California Chapter of PMI;
·         provide guideance;
·         meet 3-4 times/year;
·         max size = 18;
·         Past President shall serve as chairman for 1 year and be a voting member of the Executive Committee and the Advisory Committee


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