Offsite Learning Excursions

Go behind the scenes of a completed project in the San Diego area to hear the real-world lessons learned directly from the project leaders. Learn first-hand how they overcame challenges to innovate and succeed in demanding environments.

Excursions take place concurrently from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Monday, 7 November.

Space is limited. Register now.

BAE Systems

BAE-Systems-Inspired-Work-Logo_250aerial-photo-SDSR-091412-022-400wAttendees will have the opportunity to hear presentations from BAE Systems' personnel regarding their procurement of a new 55,000-ton floating Drydock and discuss programmatic issues relating to that procurement.
A tour of the San Diego waterfront, by boat, will be provided. The boat will approach San Diego Ship Repair to view the shipyard by water, the location where the new dry dock will reside, and the infrastructure now under development in preparation for the dry dock, which will arrive later in November. BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair will provide employees to serve as tour guides to assist with talking about the project. 

Hosted by: Andy Diefenbach, Drydock Project Manager, BAE Systems

Tour of General Dynamics NASSCO

USNS Lewis B. Puller and the Isla Bella (world's first LNG powered containership)_smallGeneral Dynamics NASSCO LogoGeneral Dynamics NASSCO has been designing and building ships in San Diego’s industrial corridor since 1960 and is the only full service shipyard on the West Coast of the United States. Situated on 86 acres of San Diego’s working waterfront, General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard has built state-of-the-art naval and commercial ships for decades, each vessel imbued with the character and strength of the thousands of workers who combined to design and construct it.

Hosted by: Dennis DuBard, Manager, Public and Government Relations, General Dynamics NASSCO

Participants must be U.S. citizens, bring a valid U.S. passport or government issued ID. Required dress code for attendees is closed toe shoes, long pants, shirts with sleeves. No sandals, slippers, high heels, skirts, dresses, and shorts, etc.  Guests may not bring cameras or use cell phones on this excursion.

United States Navy Program Management—SPAWAR Systems Command

SPAWAR Aerial PhotoSPAWARThis excursion will include a presentation describing the similarities and additional content requirements of PMI procedures as applied in a United States Department of Defense (DoD) environment under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) structure. Both acquisition category projects in the U.S. federal budget and other project-level activities will be covered. A tour will show actual programs and projects. Presenters will include DAWIA-certified program managers and U.S. Navy leaders.

Hosted by: Craig C. Madsen, Deputy Commander for Acquisition and Program Management, United States Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

*Participants must be U.S. citizens, bring a valid U.S. passport or government issued ID and wear comfortable walking shoes. Guests may not bring cameras or use cell phones on this excursion.


Scripps Health Information Services (IS) PMO as a Strategic Change Champion Supporting Value by Design

Scripps HealthAnderson-Medical-Pavilion---Scripps-Health-400wBased in San Diego, California, Scripps Health is a $2.6 billion not-for-profit, integrated health system which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Truven Health Analytics as one of “America’s Best Hospitals.”

Join this Scripps Health excursion to learn how the PMO system at Scripps is driving strategic transformation and benefits realization by embracing the value by design framework. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to tour the brand new Anderson Medical Pavilion which provides over 175,000 square feet of primarily outpatient space and the Presbys Cardiovascular Institute, one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced heart care institutions.

Hosted by: Andy Crowder, SVP CIO; Michelle Tressler, Corporate VP, Project Management; Mickey Nakamura, Director of Service Delivery/IS Project Management Office; Mathew Balogh, Project Manager, Scripps Health