Project Management

Coding for Recovery: How a PMO Can Deploy a Low-Code PMIS Solution to Drive Results on Disaster Recovery Portfolios

, and Mark Della Volpe

From wildfires in California to tornados across the Midwest to flooding up and down the Eastern Seaboard, natural disasters are on the rise across the United States. According to the latest data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2020 saw 22 individual climate/weather disasters totaling more than $100 billion in damages, and the first nine months of 2021 saw 18 individual “billion-dollar” disasters, where each event resulted in at least $1 billion in damages.

These figures increase exponentially when considering similar weather-related, seismic and man-made events around the world, as well as the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on public spaces and healthcare facilities.

PMO and PMIS: The Right Team with the Right Tool
Every disaster is unique in its impact, but the disaster recovery process shares certain characteristics regardless of disaster type, location or scale. Each of these characteristics presents its own recovery challenges for owners—compliance with funding requirements, managing stakeholder expectations and data management, to name a few.

In addition, disasters have not only grown in frequency, they have also grown in severity, resulting in greater amounts of damage and increasing the size of recovery efforts. For the organizations launching these efforts, this necessitates approaching recovery as a …


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