Thursday, August 9th
5:30 -8:30 PM
2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA
Technical Dinner Meeting with Dinner
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Presentation 1: The Project: A Reality Show Experience - Brian Melville
Welcome to The Project, an exciting new reality show where you have the chance to work together to manage scope, schedule, and budget, to create innovative new products. Your team will compete ferociously with others for fame, riches, and the chance to manage your own “multi-billion dollar” project that could change the world.* Audition today!
Comments from former contestants:
- “My team’s going all the way. The rest of the field is just a bunch of chumps.”
- “It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever done. Nothing prepares you for The Project.”
- “The host is such a jerk, but he’s much better looking than he appears on TV.”
* (Okay maybe it’s not billions of dollars and maybe it won’t change the world, but this experience will provide new insights about managing projects that will help you and the organizations you work for.)
Presentation 2: Bay Bridge Project Update "The coming of the Span!" - Bart Ney
Brian Melville - Brian Melville is a Sacramento native, but earned his Bachelor’s of Business Management at BYU and worked for several years in Utah and Michigan as an analyst, programmer, and project manager. He joined BEST Consulting as a project management consultant in 1997 and returned to California two years later. In 2001, Brian was named Managing Director of the Sacramento branch. With growth, came acquisitions and in 2011, the branch became known as Experis – part of the globally recognized ManpowerGroup. Experis provides professional IT, Finance and Engineering resources to dozens of local clients and also delivers project solutions through specialized practices. In 2009, Brian returned to school to earn his MBA from Sacramento State University. Now that he’s graduated, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering with the Boy Scouts, teaching adult education classes, and facilitating exciting seminars like this one for PMI and IIBA.
Bart Ney - An urban planner by training, Bart has made his most substantial contributions in the field of public communications by developing and implementing strategic communications plans for some of California's largest infrastructure projects. Working with Caltrans for the Toll Bridge Program, Bart has rewritten the book on how to engage the public and inform the media, including using simulation tools and broadcast-quality video for outreach efforts. His communications teams have won numerous awards, such as an international award for Best Government Website for baybridge360.org. Bart has appeared in documentaries produced by National Geographic, the BBC, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and others and has coauthored and coproduced books and documentary films on the construction of the Carquinez Bridge and the West Approach of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. He also played a key role in the opening of both the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge and the new West Approach to the Bay Bridge. Bart is currently the spokesman for the Toll Bridge Program in California and the chairman of a multi-agency communications team representing Caltrans, the Bay Area Toll Authority and the California Transportation Commission.