With a small staff striving to support almost 17,000 volunteers, EWB-USA relies upon a host of committees to bridge the gaps. Committees unite the specialized skills of our volunteers and cover topics ranging from health and safety to community application review. EWB-USA also has four Standing Content Committees – energy, sanitation, water and impact – that connect chapters to subject-specific mentors and resources.
Introducing the Project Management Standing Content Committee
EWB-USA is starting a new Standing Content Committee focused on project management, an element critical to a successful project experience. Bruce Nieman, who will lead the committee, has been involved at the national, regional and chapter levels of EWB-USA since 2009. He has worked 39 years in project management and has a PE license and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Project Management’s Role for Your Chapter
Have you ever wondered if your project team has enough time to complete all of the work and reviews required to be able to travel on a selected date? Have you wished you had a good road map for identifying and completing all of the requirements of an EWB-USA form? Have you thought about the risks involved in a project and wondered how you could mitigate them so that they do not adversely affect the project outcome? If so, you are thinking about just a few of the elements of project management.
Good project management provides the tools to help you do the work you are doing more effectively and with greater assurance that you are in control and consistently managing the outcomes you want. The tools and the educational and mentoring services offered by this new committee will integrate with the existing EWB-USA project forms across all phases of a project – initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and evaluation and closeout.
Join the Committee!
Bruce is recruiting interested volunteers with an extensive project management background and a general knowledge of the Project Management Institute’s “Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK). If you are interested in equipping EWB-USA project teams with the knowledge to do projects more effectively and efficiently, contact Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org.