PMI Project of the Year Finalists to Share Insights, Best Practices at PMI(R) Global Congress 2010 - North America

By Project Management Institute, PRNE
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania, August 25, 2010 - Project management practitioners who are attending the PMI(R) Global
Congress 2010 - North America, will have the opportunity to learn from some
of the year's most successful projects at a panel discussion on Sunday, 10
October at 9:00 a.m. The panel, which will offer insights and best practices
that attendees can implement within their own organizations, will be
moderated by PMI President and CEO Gregory Balestrero and will feature the
three finalists for the PMI Project of the Year Award:

— Dallas Cowboys' New Stadium. When it opened in June 2009, the new
Cowboys Stadium, the NFL's Dallas Cowboys' monumental US$1.15 billion,
80,000-seat (100,000+ person capacity), three-million-square-foot
superstructure with a retractable, translucent roof, established numerous
world firsts. The driving force behind the inception of each of those
"firsts" was not to create a construction and engineering marvel without
rival, it was to provide the best sports venue experience in the NFL. Team
Owner Jerry Jones' philosophy was to draw people out of their homes and into
the stadium for an enhanced, one-of-a-kind game viewing experience. From the
massive quarter mile of arches high above supporting the world's largest
video board (25,000 square feet of HD quality displays on each side), to the
wood grain, marble, and exotic wall coverings in the 350 individual suites
and various luxurious club spaces, this is more than a typical football
stadium. It is one of the most unique buildings built in the world in recent

— National Ignition Facility. The NIF is the world's largest and most
energetic laser system. As the largest scientific construction project
completed by the Department of Energy, design through commissioning was
accomplished by a worldwide collaboration among governments, academia, and
many industrial partners. NIF provides an experimental platform for accessing
high-energy-density physics and fusion regimes that uniquely enables DOE's
National Nuclear Security Administration to carry out its mission to assure
the safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear stockpile. As a DOE User
Facility, it will serve a broad scientific community exploring new
technologies in energy production and new frontiers in astrophysics,
materials science, and nuclear science. The project, led by and built at
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, attributes its success to excellent
personnel, rigorous application of management standards, processes, and
techniques promulgated by PMI, and teamwork with its sponsor and partner

— Norton Brownsboro Hospital, The opening of Norton Brownsboro Hospital
on August 26, 2009, was the culmination of years of planning, negotiating,
researching and decision-making. To make the dream a reality, Norton
Healthcare collaborated with architects, engineers, building contractors, and
numerous technology vendors. This program culminated in the first hospital
built from the ground up in the past 20 years. Located on a 15-acre site next
to the new Norton Medical Plaza, this 298,000-square-foot, five-story
facility opened with 127 inpatient rooms including a 16 bed ICU, eight
operating rooms and 550 employees. It was built using the Green Guide for
Healthcare(TM) and features the latest in health care technology including a
patient- and family-centered nursing care model based on current best
practices and evidence-based, clinical processes. For example, all patient
rooms are private and have windows that overlook an outdoor area or the third
floor rooftop garden to promote a more positive healing environment.

The Project of the Year Finalist panel complements other congress
learning opportunities by providing best practices and lessons learned from
innovative, proven projects directly from fellow practitioners. The 2010 PMI
Project of the Year award winner will be announced at the PMI Awards Ceremony
on Saturday, 9 October at 6:00 p.m.

The PMI Global Congress 2010 - North America
( will be held from 9-12 October
in Washington D.C. at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

The world's leading professional membership organization for project
managers, PMI shares knowledge with more than one half million members and
credential holders in over 180 countries. Since 1969, PMI has impacted more
than one million practitioners, businesses, governments, students and
training organizations. Today, PMI's products and services range from
world-class standards for project, program and portfolio management to five
professional credentials, including the gold standard Project Management
Professional (PMP)(R). PMI's exclusive Global Executive Council engages large
multinationals and government organizations in endorsing the value of project
management. The only project management association with an established
academic research program, PMI has invested more than US$14 million in
support of dozens of research projects since 1997. Learn more at

Megan Maguire Kelly, +1-610-356-4600 ext. 7030, Megan.Kelly at, or Glenn R. Boyet, +1-610-356-4600 ext. 1112, Glenn.Boyet at, both of the Project Management Institute

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