Alamo PMI June 2020 Monthly Meeting
Zoom meeting link will be sent upon registration. Proceeds from this meeting event will support San Antonio Food Bank.
Networking will occur 6:30-6:55pm
Meeting will start at 7:00pm
After 4,500 years, the Giza Pyramids, an awesome accomplishment made even more dramatic by the knowledge that they were built one thousand years before the wheel was invented, stand tall in the desert near Cairo, Egypt, and are visited by millions every year. How did an ancient civilization move those millions of gargantuan blocks up to the heights necessary to build these lasting masterpieces? Was this accomplished with thousands and thousands of slaves or were the Pyramids really built by aliens visiting planet Earth? Or were they erected by the survivors of the lost continent of Atlantis after it sank into the sea? The debate continues today, as the grandness of these monuments still boggles the mind. Building the Giza Pyramids with today’s tools would challenge the best methods and techniques that modern 21st Century technology has to offer. How could the Pyramids have been built with the construction methods, tools, and techniques available then? This presentation will attempt to answer these questions and discuss how the ancient Egyptians may have managed to address the significant technological challenges of their era so successfully.
Walter A. Viali, PMP
Walter is a Project Management and Project Management Office (PMO) Management Consultant, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a varied background in different industries, which has included several domestic and international assignments. He is the co-author of the book titled “Accelerating Change with Organizational Project Management: The New Paradigm for Change”, published at the end of 2013. Walter was a Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) for many years and has extensive knowledge and experience in Strategic Business Planning, Business Reengineering, Information Systems Planning, Portfolio Management, Process and Project Management, Project Management Office (PMO) implementation and Joint Application Development (JAD) session leading (approximately 5,000 hours of facilitation in the U.S., Europe and Asia in all phases of planning, application development, process redesign and problem solving). He has significant experience in Process and Project Management assessments based on the Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model (SEI CMM) and PMI’s Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3). Walter is also a project management and business analysis instructor for the University Of Houston system. He has been quoted in several trade journals and books over the years and has published articles on Business Reengineering and Information Technology issues. Walter has made numerous presentations on Strategic Planning, Application Development strategies and Business Reengineering at several conferences, seminars, colleges and universities from 1987 up to the present. He has also delivered several presentations on Project Management topics to numerous PMI Chapters in North and Central America, Asia, and Europe, as well as at the PMI North American Congresses in Houston and Anaheim. Walter was a member of the PMI team that authored the first release of the PMI OPM3 assessment standard. He was on the Board of the PMI Houston Chapter from 2002 until 2008 and its President in 2007. He was also on the Board of the PMI Clear Lake-Galveston Chapter in 2009-2010. From 2011 to 2014, Walter was the Region Mentor for PMI’s Region 6 (23 PMI Chapters plus 3 Chapters in formation, and 24,000 PMI members in the South Central U.S.). As part of PMI’s Chapter Quality Assurance program, Walter was responsible through 2017 for the quality review process of project management training programs offered by PMI Chapters worldwide.
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