The devastation left behind by the Fort McMurray wildfires is unprecedented and profound. And yet, we know the outpouring of overwhelming support and kindness will be the true legacy left behind.
As a community of project management professionals, we understand risks and challenges; we care and feel compelled to reach out and offer help to our members and the broader community who have been impacted by this disaster.
What is PMINAC doing to help?
PMINAC board members are reaching out to call the 300+ chapter members living in and around Fort McMurray to offer assistance and support. In addition, the board will be making a donation to the Red Cross on behalf of the chapter. We are also investigating other ways we can provide support through our chapter.
PMI can help
PMI has developed Project Management Methodology for Post Disaster Reconstruction, aimed at those in the disaster recovery field who are providing the kind of leadership and clarity of thought needed to help in the reconstruction effort.
These resources are available to all through the PMI Educational Foundation website.
Project management and its related processes are the keys to staying organized and focused, and to accomplishing the solutions a community needs after being hit by a disaster. Reconstruction project management is about solving problems and delivering intended results through an organized, structured methodology.
PMI’s Project Management Methodology was developed for global application by relief agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and/or governments following a major disaster. It is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Third Edition, and is meant to enhance collaboration and consistency, as well as quality and accountability, of projects undertaken in a crisis/disaster rebuild environment.
Further detail specifically related to disaster recovery are available at: http://pmief.org/learning-resources/learning-resources-library/project-management-methodology-for-post-disaster-reconstruction
One need not be a member of PMI to access this material. Any one can create an account to access these resources from the PMI Education al Foundation. Link: PMIEF.org.
What can YOU do to help?
As a PMINAC member, you can make our efforts count and create a greater impact:
1. Make a personal donation to the Red Cross
3. Bring urgently-needed items such as diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, new socks and other personal hygiene items to our May 11th dinner meeting. We will gather these items and deliver them to the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services centre downtown.