An Olympian project
In 1998, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) decreed that referees and linesmen in Women's Hockey events must be women. This article features an interview with Marina Zenk, discussing how she managed the project of becoming an officiator in the Olympic Games. She first set project milestones, including the obtaining the necessary training, receiving recommendations, completing national and international assignments, and finally being selected for the 1998 Games. Among the project areas she focused on were time management, cost management, quality management, communications management, and risk management. The project was successful, and Marina refereed at the first Olympic Women's Hockey game, as well as at the Gold Medal game between the United States and Canada.