Worth the Risk
Three Project Teams Met Obstacles Head-On to Deliver World-Class Results
Every project faces risks that could push it off track. But not all risks are created equal. This year's PMI Project of the Year finalists navigated hurdles that threatened to disrupt entire communities and put lives at risk. One team had to move 800,000 gallons (3 million liters) of toxic and radioactive waste without contaminating a critical water supply. Another transported 2,500 truckloads of supplies along a deadly ice road to build a mine in one of the world's harshest climates. A third tunneled under a densely populated urban area, just 15 feet (4.6 meters) below a city's main transportation artery, to make room for a light rail extension.