Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI

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January 21, 2017

USA, Ohio, Cleveland and Northeast Ohio

Named for project management industry icon, Dr. Harold Kerzner, the prestigious Kerzner Awards for the year 2016 honor the elite of project management success in Northeast Ohio.  

2016-POY-Winner-KeyBank-Daniel-Svoboda-and-Dr-KerznerThe first award announced by the Northeast Ohio Chapter was the 2016 Project of the Year Award.  This award was given to the team led by Daniel Svoboda, Project Manager at KeyBank for the bank’s Mortgage Insourcing Project.  The 2016 Project of the Year Award recognizes and honors the premier project in the Northeast Ohio area for the year as selected by PMI’s Northeast Ohio Chapter and recognizes the superior application of project management principles, particularly the industry standard Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK 5th Edition), in the planning, design, and the importance of and challenges encountered and implementation of the project.  This project was considered to be exceptionally challenging for the following reasons: 

·         Over a two year timeline, the project accomplished the procurement of a Loan Origination System and training of over 400 mortgage employees across 14 states. Prior to this project, KeyBank outsourced the majority of their mortgage operations.   

·         The acquisition of First Niagara Bank brought a new servicing solution, moved the planned fulfillment center from new hires in Cleveland to existing staff in Buffalo, and added 100 additional loan officers to the rollout scope. 

·         Creation of new policy, procedures and job aides; partnership and review with three lines of risk and compliance teams.

 Among the many benefits of the KeyBank Insourcing Project are: 

·      The Bank is now able to grow it’s mortgage business without former technological limits placed on KeyBank’s mortgage business.   

·         Through this insourcing project, KeyBank now has more control over its costs, helping the Bank to offer a better deal to its mortgage customers. 

·         The Bank’s mortgage sales staff has been given a more streamlined, end to end process tool that improves mortgage customer’s experience by making the mortgage application process easier through more efficient data collection, eSign and eDelivery of documents. 

·         Significant increase in mortgage lending to Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) qualified communities that KeyBank serves. 

2016-PME-Winner-Todd-Jones-and-Dr-KerznerIn addition, PMI’s Northeast Ohio Chapter also awarded The Project Management Excellence Award which was presented to Todd Jones, PMP (“Project Management Professional”) and PMI-ACP (“Agile Certified Practitioner”).   This award recognizes and honors the individual demonstrating the most significant contributions and continual commitment to the project management profession; enhancing project management concepts, practices and techniques during the year 2016.  Todd’s 23-year career has been spent entirely at Westfield Insurance - as a developer, architect, testing leader, and project manager.  As a Sr. Project Manager, he has led dozens of business & technology projects with a proven track record of satisfied sponsors and motivated, happy team members.   Todd also was selected to participate in Todd was selected for Project Management Institutes Leadership Institute Master Class, an intense, year-long leadership training program.  Todd graduated from this program in 2016. 

Finally, speaking on the topic Project Management 2.0 / 3.0, The Future of Project Management, Dr. . Harold Kerzner who was the featured speaker at this event said that “Project Management is fast becoming a “strategic competency” for survival by many companies.  He went on to say that project management is at the forefront of the 4th industrial revolution, with over 10,000 developers currently working on project management applications for use on smartphones and tablets.  Within a short time, he said that project managers will be totally mobile, with responsibility for the management of projects being interactively distributed across teams located in different areas of the world.  Critical information and metrics will be available to team members instantaneously, further increasing the pace of innovation and development of new products and services for the benefit of consumers and businesses the world over.  Considered by many to be both a pioneer and thought leader within the industry, Dr. Kerzner is currently serving as Senior Executive Director for Project Management for the International Institute for Learning (IIL).   Dr. Kerzner has a MS and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Utah State University. He has taught engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University and for 37 years taught project management at Baldwin-Wallace University. He has published or presented numerous engineering and business papers, and has published more than 50 college textbooks on project management. His three latest books are (1) PM 2.0: The Future of Project Management; (2) Project Management Metrics, KPIs and Dashboards, and (3) Project Recovery: Case Studies and Techniques for Overcoming Project Failure.  In his role at the International Institute for Learning (IIL), Dr. Kerzner travels around the world each year conducting project management lectures in Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, The United Arab Emirates, Singapore, South Africa, Germany, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, France, Italy, England and Switzerland.     

 

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Project Management Institute is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.  Founded in 1969, Project Management Institute (PMI) delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International (HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to leading businesses and government.  PMI has over 280 geographic chapters in more than 185 countries. Worldwide membership in PMI® is more than 700,000 professionals. The non-profit PMI Northeast Ohio Chapter serves as the premier professional association for Project Managers and for the project management profession in the powerful Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area.  With over 1,400 local members, the Northeast Ohio Chapter is considered one of the largest PMI chapters. Additional information can be found at www.pmi.org and, for the local chapter at www.pmineo.org

 

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*Please register by NOON on Friday, June 12th*

Topic:  Chapter Project of the Year - Vitamix

Summary of Presentation:

Fast-track a new eShop site in two months!  ….with Waterfall AND Agile

You might be a fan of only waterfall, or only agile, or maybe you choose between the two based on project type.   Have you considered using both?  This presentation will describe how a project team used both to meet the business need for a new German eShop site in only two months, just half the normal time! 

The business environment for this project allowed only two months’ time to: define, design, translate, build, populate, test, and deploy a consumer eShop that met strict German privacy laws.  This included finding new German vendors for IT work, for site hosting, and for credit card processing.  The team followed a traditional Waterfall phased approach, with heavily overlapped phases.  The team also used a number of techniques that are commonly associated with Agile, such as:

  • empowered self-organizing teams
  • daily status meetings
  • frequent direct collaboration, light documentation
  • early and frequent testing and validation

This presentation will describe the above as well as the factors that led to success of the project, and the 2014 PMINEO Project of the Year award.

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*Register by Monday, 3/23*

Topic:  “The Connected Enterprise – An example of the Vision Working in Rockwell Automation Plants”

Summary of Presentation or Event: Rockwell Automation’s Operations and Engineering Services Connected Enterprise Journey examines how converging operations, automation controls and Information Technology to access and capitalize on operational, business and transactional data – connects people and processes for better collaboration, faster problem solving, and improved innovation within an organization and its supply chain.  In this session a real live application of the Connected Enterprise will be provided. 

Rockwell Automation has established the vision of the Connected Enterprise to the world and is working towards making sure that the products and solutions continue to evolve to meet that vision. 

Rockwell’s own plants have delivered the Connected Enterprise as a great example for customers to see, and this session will focus on how Rockwell’s own manufacturing and IT teams have integrated Rockwell automation products to reduce waste, increase cycle time, reduce downtime, and optimize resources.

Some of the questions that will be addressed are:  

       What are the common challenges that Rockwell’s customers and manufacturing plants face?

       What KPIs does Rockwell Automation use to measure operations’ performance?

       How is the data converted that resides throughout the processes, and how is the data converted by the plants into actionable information?

       What are the Rockwell Automation products the plants have used to accomplish the vision of the Connected Enterprise?

       How are project management principles being used to support the successful implementation of this project? 

Rockwell Presentation:  Rockwell Connected Enterprise Presentation (Also in Published Articles)

Chapter Meeting Presentation:  PMINEO March 2015 Chapter Meeting Presentation   (Also in Published Articles)

 

Speakers: Bob Rossoll and Lion Moeliono

Date: Thursday March 26, 2015

Time: 6:00 Sign-In and Networking

6:45 Meeting Announcements

7:00 Presentation

8:00 Q&A

8:15 Wrap-up

Location: Rockwell Automation

1 Allen Bradley Drive

Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

(440) 646-5000

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Cost: Free for Students, Chapter Members, and Greeters. All others are charged a $5 fee. You will need to register with a valid PMI id if you are a member of the local chapter and want PDU's.

Refreshments: Light snacks and beverages

Register: *Register by Monday, 3/23* Use the "Register Now!" button below. **Be sure to log in to the website Member Login (SSO) before registering in order to use our registration self-cancellation feature**

Instructions to self-cancel registrations are available in our FAQ How do I cancel my registration? available here and on our website, www.pmineo.org, under the About Us tab > FAQ > How do I cancel my event registration?

We will not accept walk-ins for the event nor can accept payment at the door. If you are a PMI member, please enter your PMI member id on the registration form. For individuals that are PMI members, have entered an accurate PMI member id, and also have a PMI certification, we will upload your registration information to PMI to report your PDU's for you, saving you time.

PDU/s: 1.5

Speakers Biography:
Bob Rossoll, Project Manager Operations and Engineering Services Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Team has worked on the Concepts of the Connected Enterprise for the past 8 years. The concepts developed have been implemented in 14 Rockwell facilities worldwide enabling the facilities to improve on Delivery, Lead Times, Quality and overall Productivity.

Lion Moeliono, Information Technology Leader has worked on MES architectures & solutions for over 15 years.  His work has led to break through in System Integration, common graphical user interface, language localization, embedded downtime functionality, labor reconciliation, KPI reporting, and numerous other capabilities and feature sets.

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Topic:  Driving Organizational Change – The Next Generation Project Management Office

Summary of Presentation:

Project management offices (PMOs) are moving beyond basic project management support to providing strategic insights and supporting enterprise-wide initiatives. In order to more fully understand the role PMOs are playing within their organizations, the authors of this presentation conducted a survey to understand the key characteristics (structures, responsibilities, and skill-sets) necessary to provide strategic support. This presentation shares these results.

Attendees will learn:

  1. The common PMO governance models, performance measures, key responsibilities, skill competencies, and gaps
  2. How PMOs in large and small organizations differ
  3. The characteristics that drive PMOs’ successful support of strategic and transformational change initiatives

Presentation available here and on the PMINEO website in Pubished Articles under the Events Calendar tab.

PMINEO Chapter Meeting Presentation available here and on the PMINEO website in Published Articles under the Events Calendar tab.

Speaker: Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland from American Productivity & Quality Center

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Time: 6:00 Sign-In and Networking

            6:45 Meeting Announcements

            7:00 Presentation

            8:00 Q&A

            8:15 Wrap-up

Location: This is a virtual presentation event.  You have a choice of one of four locations. We will be broadcasting the speaker to each location and allow interactive Q&A. There will be a member of the PMINEO Program Committee as Venue Facilitator at each location. When registering, you must select your desired venue. Sign-in sheets will be specific to each location. Some venues have limited seating.

Site A: Progressive Insurance

300 North Commons Blvd

Mayfield Village, OH 44143

Occupancy: 150


Site B: Hyland Software, Global Headquarters

            Hyland – Building 3

            28105 Clemens Road

            Westlake, OH 44145

  Occupancy: 100

           

Site C: University of Akron

            Distance Learning Room 105 in College of Business Administration

  259 South Broadway Street

  Akron, OH 44325

 Occupancy: 45

Parking ramp is located right across the street, just west of the CBA Bldg and south of St. Bernard Catholic Church.   Parking passes will be emailed to those who requested to attend this venue during registration.

 

Site D:  Youngstown Business Incubator

241 West Federal St.

Youngstown, OH 44503

Occupancy: 8

Parking is available either on the street or in the lot next to the building accessible via alley behind the building. 

 

Cost: Free for Students, Chapter Members, and Greeters. All others are charged a $5 fee. You will need to register with a valid PMI id if you are a member of the local chapter and want PDU's.

Refreshments: Light Snack and Beverage

Register: Registration is closed.

Instructions to self-cancel registrations are available in our FAQ How do I cancel my registration? available here and on our website, www.pmineo.org, under the About Us tab > FAQ > How do I cancel my event registration?

We will not accept walk-ins for the event nor can accept payment at the door. If you are a PMI member, please enter your PMI member ID on the registration form. For individuals that are PMI members, have entered an accurate PMI member ID, and also have a PMI certification, we will upload your registration information to PMI to report your PDU's for you, saving you time.

PDU/s: 1.5 PDUs  Click here for the meeting PDU form or go to the website Events Calendar tab and PDU Forms.

Speaker Biography: Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland is a research program manager with American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) with over ten years of business research and consulting experience. In her role as research program manager for Business Excellence at APQC, she is responsible for conducting and publishing research on process management and improvement, quality, project management, measurement, and benchmarking.

Prior to joining APQC, Holly worked for Frost & Sullivan as the research lead for their functional best practices team; specializing in corporate strategy, corporate development, marketing, and innovation. During this time she co-developed their best-practice case study methodology, managed training, participated in several consulting projects, managed all departmental surveys, and introduced the use of voice of the customer feedback surveys for research agendas throughout the organization.

APQC is a member-based nonprofit and one of the world’s leading proponents of benchmarking, best practices, and knowledge management. Working with more than 500 member organizations worldwide in all industries, APQC provides organizations with the information they need to work smarter, faster and with greater confidence.

 

Start/Event Date Finish Date    Activity Owner
  12/3/2013 Newsletter December 2013 Publish Communication Team
12/6/2013  12/6/2013 Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
12/6/2013  12/6/2013 How to Get R Done Seminar Lambert
12/9/2013  12/9/2013 PM Overview for Students Seminar Student Leadership
12/9/2013  12/9/2013 Kerzner Dinner Meeting Email Blast includes Community Service gathering Communication Team
12/10/2013  12/10/2013 Registration Demo Conference CG
12/11/2013  12/20/2013 WLE Chapter PDD Email Blast
TRJ
12/11/2013  12/12/13 Chapter Leadership Meeting Email Blast JK
12/15/2013  12/20/2013

Board and Planning Meetings Schedule, Create Articles, Add to Calendar

JB
12/18/2013  12/17/2013 Member Retention Email Blasts, Conferenced Demo of Mail Merge w CG, DS, JB
Diana Shall
12/20/2013  1/11/2014 Membership Vanity Email Routing Follow Up JB
12/20/2013  12/20/2013 Post Website Research to Skydrive JB
1/7/2014

 1/7/2014

Kerzner Award Dinner Meeting Email Blast
Communication Team
1/8/2014  1/8/2014 RPYC Meeting, 1/23/14, Email Blast Communication Team
1/9/2014  1/9/2014 Lambert January Event Email Blast Lambert
01/10/2014  1/12/2014 Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
1/13/2014  1/13/2014 PMO Birds of Feather 2/12 Event, RPYC 2/27 Meeting, and March Chapter Meeting 3/20 Announcement Postings  
1/14/2014  1/14/2014 PMO Birds of Feather 2/12 Event, RPYC 2/27 Meeting, and March Chapter Meeting 3/20 Registration Set Ups - CG Set Up Registrations  
1/14/2013  1/14/2014 Board Meeting President
1/15/2014  1/15/2014 Newsletter January 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
1/15/2014  1/15/2014 Birds of a Feather 2/12 Event Email Blast  Kuster Jones
1/16/2014  1/16/2014 Chapter Meetings 2/20 and 3/20 Announcement Email Blast Communication Team
1/17/2014  1/17/2014 RPYC 2/27 Annoucement Email Blast RPYC
1/17/2014  1/17/2014 Review Live, SkyOutlook Account Communication Team
1/17/2014  1/17/2014 Newsletter January 2014 Draft to Leadership Team Communication Team
1/17/2014 1/17/2014 Social Media Postings (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)-Events dated 1/22/2014 to 2/12/14   Communication Team
1/18/2013  1/18/2014 Chapter Leader Meeting (In Person w Registration) President
1/20/2014  1/19/2014 Create and Post PDU Form for Kerzner Dinner Chapter Meeting, Add PDU Form to Event Article, Create Event Activity for PDU Claims with PMI
 
1/22/2014  1/22/2014 Kerzner Award Dinner Chapter Meeting Member Services
1/23/2014  1/23/2014 RPYC Meeting RPYC Team
1/24/2014  1/24/2014 DEP/Newsletter List Updates - CG Complete
Communication Team
1/25/2014  1/25/2014 Presidents Letter to the Chapter Email Blast -- added by CG on 1/14/14  Communication Team
1/25/2014 1/25/2014 PMP Study Group 1/28, Response to member email inquiries  
1/26/2014 1/26/2014 Roeder International Project Management Article Posting to Website  
1/27/2014   Newsletter January 2014 Publish Communication Team
1/28/2014   Volunteer Updates to Website Page  
1/29/2014  1/28/2014 Kerzner Award Dinner Thank You Letters and Batch PDU Claim Projected Due Date Communication Team
1/30/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
1/30/2014   Vanity Email Updates  
02/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
2/6/2014   February Chapter Meeting, Email Blast Communication Team
2/7/2014   RPYC Meeting 2/27, Email Blast  
2/12/2014   PMO Birds of a Feather Event J Kuster and TR Jones
2/15/2014   Newsletter February 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
2/17/2014   Newsletter February 2014 Draft to Leadership

Communication Team

2/17/2014   Roeder International Project Management Email Blast - This Week  
2/20/2014   February Chapter Meeting, Project Failure vs Success Member Services
2/21/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
2/24/2014   Newsletter February 2014 Publish Communication Team
2/26/2014   February Chapter Meeting, PDU Form, Thank You Letters, PDU Batch Claim Projected Due Date  
2/27/2014   RPYC Meeting, How to Make Networking a Strategy that Works Brad Kahn
2/27/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
3/6/2014   March Chapter Meeting 3/20 Email Blast  
3/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
3/15/2014   Newsletter March 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
3/17/2014   Newsletter March 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
3/20/2014   March Chapter Meeting, Communicating Professional Brand  
3/21/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
3/24/2014   Newsletter March 2014 Publish Communication Team
3/27/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
3/28/2014   Roeder International Project Management Event Roeder
4/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
4/15/2014   Newsletter April 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
4/17/2014   Newsletter April 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
4/25/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
4/28/2014   Newsletter April 2014 Publish Communication Team
5/1/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team5/
5/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
5/15/2014   Newsletter May 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
5/17/2014   Newsletter May 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
5/23/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
5/26/2014   Newsletter May 2014 Publish Communication Team
5/29/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
5/29/2014   Roeder Implement Strategy and Change Behavior Email Blast-This Week
 
6/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
6/13/2014   Roeder Implement Strategy and Change Behavior Event Roeder
6/15/2014   Newsletter June 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
6/17/2014   Newsletter June 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
6/20/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
6/23/2014   Newsletter June 2014 Publish Communication Team
6/26/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
7/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
7/15/2014   Newsletter July 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
7/17/2014   Newsletter July 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
7/25/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
7/28/2014   Newsletter July 2014 Publish Communication Team
7/28/2014   Roeder Project Management Negotiation Email Blast - This Week  
7/31/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
8/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
8/15/2014   Newsletter August 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
8/17/2014   Newsletter August 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
8/22/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
8/25/2014   Newsletter August 2014 Publish Communication Team
8/28/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team

9/11/2014- 9/12/2014

  Roeder Project Management Negotiation Event - 2 Days
Roeder

9/29/2014

  Roeder Communicate with Competence and Confidence Email Blast-This Week  

11/14/2014

  Roeder Communicate with Competence and Confidence Event  Roeder

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From The South:

    If you are coming North on I-77 towards Akron , at the interchange, Merge onto I-76 E via EXIT 125B toward YOUNGSTOWN (0.9 miles). Take EXIT 24 toward ARLINGTON ST / KELLY AVE (0.4 miles). Turn LEFT onto FULLER ST. (<0.1 miles). Turn RIGHT onto 3RD AVE. (0.2 miles). Turn LEFT onto S MARTHA AVE. (<0.1 miles). Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto E MARKET ST / OH-18 (0.3 miles).

From The NorthWest:


    If you are coming South on I-77 towards Akron , remain on I-77 after it merges with I-76. Proceed past the interchange remaining on I-76 toward YOUNGSTOWN . Take EXIT 24 toward ARLINGTON ST / KELLY AVE (0.4 miles). Turn LEFT onto FULLER ST. (<0.1 miles). Turn RIGHT onto 3RD AVE. (0.2 miles). Turn LEFT onto S MARTHA AVE. (<0.1 miles). Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto E MARKET ST / OH-18 (0.3 miles).

From The North:

    If you are coming South on Rt. 8 towards Akron , at the interchange, merge onto I-76 East toward YOUNGSTOWN. Take EXIT 24 toward ARLINGTON ST / KELLY AVE (0.4 miles). Turn LEFT onto FULLER ST. (<0.1 miles). Turn RIGHT onto 3RD AVE. (0.2 miles). Turn LEFT onto S MARTHA AVE. (<0.1 miles). Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto E MARKET ST / OH-18 (0.3 miles).

From The East:


    If you are coming West on I-76 towards Akron, take the MARTHA AVE exit- EXIT 25- toward KELLY AVE (0.2 miles), turn RIGHT onto S MARTHA AVE (<0.1 miles) and turn SLIGHT LEFT onto E MARKET ST / OH-18 (0.3 miles)

From Market Street:

On Market Street , you will see the Goodyear Complex. Visitor’s parking is on the North side of Market near a large brick building (Goodyear Hall). Proceed from parking lot walking West on Market Street to the Goodyear Hall entrance at the traffic light. Upon entering Goodyear Hall, take elevators to 3rd floor. Room 350A is immediately in front of the elevators.

volunteer.jpg It's easy to volunteer with the local chapter. We have standing committees that are always looking for help.

Certified PMP's may claim up to five (5) PDU's per year in Category 5: Volunteer Service.

All members can contribute to the profession and to the chapter regardless of their certification status.

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"The New Role Of The Project Manager:
A Business Manager"
Over the years, our view of project management has changed. Project managers are no longer viewed as merely people that execute projects. They must now make business decisions as well, and are being brought on board projects at the beginning of the initiation phase rather than at the end. Simply stated, project managers are now expected to make decisions for what is in the best interest of the business as well as the best interest of the project.