Everest – Extreme Project Management and Team Decision Making on the World’s Highest Mountain
Presented by: Steve Giesecke, PMP
Steve Giesecke, PMP, Olympia PMI chapter member, will describe his 2007 ascent of Mt Everest as one segment of his project to climb the world’s Seven Summits. He will highlight the aspects of project planning, team organization and synchronization, identify risks and mitigation strategies, discuss contractor procurement criteria and performance measurement, present logistical challenges encountered and relate other “extreme project management characteristics” against a backdrop of pushing personal and team limits past previously set benchmarks.
Steve is a health services IT consultant with extensive experience in health care information system project management, compliance, privacy and security consulting. He is a former deputy CIO of the Military Health System, based out of the Pentagon, and in a previous life, commanded military medical facilities, including a MASH hospital in Korea. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Duke University and holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Steve has two more of the Seven Summits to climb: Mt Vinson, Antarctica; and Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia.
PDU # C331_051810