A Project Management Article by Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, Chief Cheetah and Founder of Cheetah Learning
I recently took a class to learn how to navigate the Inside
Alaska. The class was held on a 65-foot rebuilt wooden 1929 boat with
the original diesel engine: the "David B." This adventure originated
because a colleague wanted me to help sail a 32-foot sailboat from
Washington to Alaska to use for our corporate retreats. I realized
doing this might require some unique skills, so I sought out a class to
get a handle on what would be involved in this pursuit.
The goal of the class was to get the David B 740 miles from Bellingham,
Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska in twelve days. The speed the boat
traveled was dependent on the capabilities of all the systems on the
boat, the strength of the crew to be at sea, the wind, the tides, the
currents of the various channels and passages, and any obstacles or
distractions encountered en route.