Project Management

Olympic PM

Angela Smith

Working closely with Bell Canada business units to deliver a complete communication network at the 2010 Winter Olympics, project manager Richard Brodowski established an “enabling, not inhibiting” approach that allowed his team to quickly learn from mistakes and make decision at the ground level, continuously moving the project forward.

Numerous world records were broken on the international stage at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver but, behind the scenes, Bell Canada was busy breaking records of its own in project management. As the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Bell was responsible for developing and implementing a complete communication network that included voice, data, Internet, PCS (cell phones), two-way radio and portal connectivity. After seven years of planning and more than 10,000 project milestones, Bell delivered a flawless technology solution and numerous firsts. For instance, Bell was the first company to develop and execute an integrated wireline and wireless solution for the Olympics. At previous Games, wireline and wireless services were traditionally delivered by two separate providers. Bell also delivered its dedicated network earlier than any other telecom provider in Olympic history.

 

On every successful project, there's always a skilled project manager leading the way…


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