Amy Houle Caruso

Presentation: Workshop: Steps and Missteps of Project Scheduling

Abstract: Presentation and workshop of common scheduling best practices and considerations. Discuss some common errors and how to identify challenges in a project schedule.

In a workshop format, create a project schedule with common tasks and a set of constraints. With scenario-based information modify these schedules as happens in real life. Provide open discussion of scenarios “what do you do when…”.

Proposed Scenario: Home Remodel

Actively create a scheduled that takes into account the primary requirements of a Master Bathroom Remodel. Identify and discuss derived requirements and incorporate them into the schedule. Plan the remodel schedule based on provided information.

Attendees provide risks and issues to the schedule. Incorporate risk mitigation or time to accommodate issues into the schedule.

Compare initial schedule with reality.

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management

Biography: Amy Houle Caruso is a native of South Orange, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and earned a Master of Science in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University.

Ms. Caruso has over thirty years of professional experience with the Naval Air Systems Command with a couple of years as the Director of Acquisition at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). Her experience encompasses a wide variety of technical and senior staff assignments, including: Test and Evaluation of Naval Aircraft & Systems, Systems Engineering, and Program Management positions. She has worked on numerous major Defense Acquisition Programs and is currently supporting the Digital Analytics Infrastructure and Technology Advancement (DAiTA) group at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, NAWC AD.

In addition to her full-time positions working for the Navy, Ms. Caruso has been an instructor for John Hopkins University. She taught Software Engineering Management, a mandatory class in the Technical Management Master of Science Degree curriculum. Ms. Caruso also served on the Board of Directors of the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum from 2009 to 2017, supporting the museum through a major rebranding and implementing numerous public activities and events.