Project Management Institute

Technology transfer utilizing vendor partnering and a self-managed project team

lessons learned

Self-managed project teams at ALCOA in Massena, New York, undertook the huge project of replacing a potline process computer system that had been experiencing frequent major system failures.The objectives of the project were to replace the system with cutting edge technology, and reduce or eliminate the costs that had been encountered during shutdowns or partial shutdowns of the old system.In formulating the project, three main project elements were identified: teaming, vendor partnering, and technology transfer.The project was implemented successfully.There were four enablers that contributed to the success of this project: an agreed upon goal; trust between corporations; departments, and individuals, planning; and a commitment by management to the project.
member content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Join

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • Pulse InDepth Report2_Diversity

    A Case for Diversity

    PMI research shows project teams that draw from an array of perspectives and skillsets deliver powerful outcomes.

  • Pulse of the Profession

    A Case for Diversity

    PMI research shows project teams that draw from an array of perspectives and skillsets deliver powerful outcomes.

  • Tomorrow's Teams Today

    Tomorrow’s Teams Today

    PMI research reveals that it’s the organizations with creative, collaborative and agile teams that will thrive in The Project Economy.

  • Pulse of the Profession

    Tomorrow's Teams Today

    By PMI PMI research reveals that it’s the organizations with creative, collaborative and agile teams that will thrive in The Project Economy.

  • PM Network

    Erasing Boundaries

    By Khelifi, Yasmina As more projects have a global scope and scale, it's increasingly common for project professionals to manage stakeholders around the world, juggling time zones, technologies, languages and other…

Advertisement