Tour de DART July 2009 - At the Pedals
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The DART Project Management Core Team

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  • Phase I Project OrganizationLight blue areas show where development and financial staff will shape implementation. We want staff participation in Design Teams. Some design team roles require more commitment than others. Understanding organization, roles and responsibilities is important to all volunteers before committing to the project.

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  • 1. At the Pedals
    Introducing the DART Project Management Core Team
  • 2. What is the Project Management Core Team?
    Responsible for
    Project planning
    Day to day tasks, details, and oversight
    Resource balancing
    Keeping project on track and within budget
    Oversees Design, Technical, Test, & Training teams
    Reports to the Project Directors
  • 3. Project Management Core Team Member
    Project Role:
    • I'm representing the different groups in TIO, mostly the Windows Enterprise SysAdmins and the SQL Database Admin team.
    What do you think will be your biggest challenge on the DART project?
    • Traveling back and forth between the Admin Services Building and Varsity Drive!
    What do you do when you’re not working on DART?
    • I spend time with my husband and two sons, aged 7 and 8. I like to garden, scrapbook and do triathlons in the summer.
    Do you have a favorite brand of athletic shoe?
    • I love my Pearl Izumi running shoes.
    Deborah GowanManager of Windows Enterprise Systems Team
  • 4. Project Management Core Team Member
    Project Role:
    • Senior Project Manager
    What do you think will be your biggest challenge on the DART project?
    • Unsure
    What do you do when you’re not working on DART?
    • Cruising on my pontoon boat on the lake; hanging out with my wife and 4 dogs
    Do you have a favorite brand of athletic shoe?
    • New Balance
    John HornbuckleSenior Engagement Manager, Blackbaud
  • 5. Project Management Core Team Member
    Project Role:
    • In general, I am serving as the Development Community representative “implanted” into the overall DART Project Team…serving as a member of both the core project management team and core design team, co-leading the data conversion team, and leading the online services design team.
    What do you think will be your biggest challenge on the DART project?
    • Juggling multiple project priorities with competing deadlines.
    What do you do when you’re not working on DART?
    • I enjoy spending time with my husband and four children, gardening, horseback riding whenever I get the chance, and just relaxing on my back deck listening to the frogs and crickets (and sometimes coyotes) sing.
    Do you have a favorite brand of athletic shoe?
    • New Balance
    Vikki JablonskiDirector of Development Services
  • 6. Project Management Core Team Member
    Project Role:
    • I’m the administrator of the project which includes managing the Planview schedule and resource allocations.  I also handle the issue and risk management process. 
    What do you think will be your biggest challenge on the DART project?
    • Defining and tracking the project milestones; Keeping the project on schedule and ensuring the required resources are assigned to the correct activities in the schedule.
    What do you do when you’re not working on DART?
    • Performing volunteer work at my church and son’s high school, tending to my rose bushes, walking my dog and taking naps. 
    Do you have a favorite brand of athletic shoe?
    • Converse Chuck Taylor Hi-Tops
    David KempProject Administrator
  • 7. Project Management Core Team Member
    Project Role:
    • Oversee all Business Intelligence work for the project
    What do you think will be your biggest challenge on the DART project?
    • Figuring out how to capitalize on what the vendor provides for reporting  and deliver a robust data warehouse environment for data mining and analytics. 
    What do you do when you’re not working on DART?
    • Train for a triathlon
    Do you have a favorite brand of athletic shoe?
    • Mizuno
    Holly NielsenAssistant Director Business Intelligence
  • 8. Project Management Core Team Member
    Project Role:
    • Coordinating the various Shared Services project contributions
    What do you think will be your biggest challenge on the DART project?
    • Navigating the New IT organization, and how it affects the areas I need to represent on the DART project
    What do you do when you’re not working on DART?
    • Spend time with my husband and two young sons, walk my dog, ride my horse, travel and go wine tasting!
    Do you have a favorite brand of athletic shoe?
    • Nike
    Amie RobisonProcess and Service Management
  • 9. Project Management Core Team Member
    Project Role:
    • I support, coordinate, and advise communications from the project to the Development and Financial communities.
    What do you think will be your biggest challenge on the DART project?
    • Providing a good balance in project communications. There's a fine line between information absence and overload.
    What do you do when you’re not working on DART?
    • I enjoy spending time with my husband and three year old son. I also live, breathe, and consume salsa (music and dance, and also the food).
    Do you have a favorite brand of athletic shoe?
    • Capezio – I’m a dancer, not a runner.
    Lesly SaucedaMarketing and Communications Specialist
  • 10. Project Management Core Team Member
    Project Role:
    • Responsible for Technical team which will be involved in Data Conversion, Interface development and other technical activities.
    What do you think will be your biggest challenge on the DART project?
    • allocating resources between various technical tasks to deliver them on-time
    • 11. the integration of the new system into the existing business processes
    • 12. dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited information is available   
    What do you do when you’re not working on DART?
    • Time with family, sports and biking
    Do you have a favorite brand of athletic shoe?
    • ASICS
    Sam SolovyevSenior Application Development Supervisor