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AACE Seattle Section March 8th, 2012 Meeting
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
Seattle, WA
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AACE Seattle Section March 8th, 2012 Meeting

Presented by Jerry DeMuro, PMP

An overview of the Phase Gate process and its implementation at Sound Transit including a review of reasons for program implementation, discussion of "gate" deliverables, program implementation challenges and lessons learned will be presented. Sound Transit adapted a Phase Gate project delivery process to ensure that transparency and accountability to project stakeholders and the general public is maintained for the Agency's transit infrastructure development program and that construction elements of the program are coordinated with operational parameters. Projects enter the Phase Gate process upon inception and pass through a series of gates as they evolve from alternatives analysis to preliminary design, final design, construction and closeout. At each gate, standardized reporting deliverables, developed as part of the process, are reviewed and discussed by a multi-disciplinary team of Agency professionals with the goal of ensuring that scope, schedule and budget risks are defined and that proposed risk mitigation measures are adequate to ensure successful project delivery. The gate process also serves to formalize interdepartmental coordination. Projects with a sound project management approach meeting "gate" criteria are approved to proceed to the next step or gate in the process. The approval often also includes a recommendation for approval of funding to proceed with the next step in the project.

Jerry DeMuro, PMP is the Project Control Manager - Cost Control and Reporting for Sound Transit. In this capacity he oversees annual capital budget development, capital program status reporting and strategic business planning with additional responsibilities for development and successful implementation of business improvement initiatives including the Agency's Phase Gate project delivery strategy and the formal consultant evaluation and lessons learned programs. He applies his over 20 years of project and business management experience to ensure successful delivery of the Agency's capital construction program. Prior to joining Sound Transit, Mr. DeMuro managed a number of complex, multi-year, multi-million dollar environmental remediation programs including restoration programs at military installations in Guam and Germany while consulting for private industry, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Defense.

LOCATION (Wheelchair Accessible):
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA  98109

5:30pm - Social Hour
6:30pm - Dinner
7:15pm - Program

The member price for this event is $28.00 if you register on or before March 5th; late registration is $33.00.  Non-members will be charged $36.00 on or before March 5th and $41.00 thereafter.

The AACE - Seattle Section must pay for all meals that are ordered.  If you RSVP that you will attend, you are responsible for the bill of your meal.  In addition, if you attend without an RSVP there is a possibility that your meal options will be limited from those listed above.  If you would like to be added to the Seattle Section's mailing list to receive future notices about our meetings and events, please contact one of the presiding Officers or Directors.

Anybody interested in budget control, claims management, cost engineering, cost estimating, earned value management, planning and scheduling, project control, project management, value engineering, or risk management in any industry is cordially invited.

AACE - Seattle Section meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from September through May (excluding December).  Each meeting with a technical presentation qualifies for .25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your CCC/CCE/CEP/CFCC/EVP/PSP recertification requirements.


Best Western Plus Executive Inn (View)
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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