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Enchantment Meeting Speaker: Pat Foley - WBS Integration with an Effective Schedule

  • Date:
    Aug 11, 2021 04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
    MT
  • Location: Online, GlobalMeet
  • Contact: Ann Hodges
  • Email: alhodge@sandia.gov
  • Phone: 505-951-7067

Abstract
This presentation addresses the following questions:

  • How a WBS fits into the big picture of planning and managing a project
  • Why the WBS should form the foundation for project schedule development and elaboration
  • The hierarchial structure of a WBS
  • WBS nodes vs. project activities
  • Managing and relating WBS data within a project schedule

Bio
Mr. Foley is a highly experienced project controls data specialist who has built and supervised the deployment of complex project data management platforms. His business and technical qualifications span more than 30 years. He is employed by PM Tec Inc. and currently on contract to Sandia Laboratories. As a scheduling expert he has functioned as a team lead, team member, and subject matter expert in schedule controls for projects requiring broad institutional implementation as well as projects requiring detailed unit operation process improvement.  He is a scheduling expert in both Microsoft Project and Primavera P6.  He is also an accomplished VBA code writer and database designer/engineer.  As an active volunteer with the local PMI (Rio Grande) Chapter, he has delivered PMP prep course material for the chapter and conducted scheduler boot camp training at Sandia Labs.  

Mr. Foley is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds an M.A. in Information and Communication Studies from California State University and a B.S. in International Business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.