Project Updates

Amcom Wins Project of the Year

The Amcom Team: (standing from left to right) Bonita Fuller, Felicia Bianchi, Tanisha McNichol, Lionel Clark, Graydon Kirk, John Hawkins, (seated from left to right) Tamika Williams, Elizabeth Bell, Kelly Bray, and Jason Stanaland. Not pictured: Erika Buchholz, Mary Kay O'Brien, and Doug Trail

On June 11th the Amcom project team was honored at the PMI Atlanta meeting ( for winning the 2012 Project of the Year award for Public-Sector/Education projects!

The core team was comprised of Elizabeth Bell (Integration), Kelly Bray (Integration), Jay Flanagan (Infrastructure), John Hawkins (Infrastructure), Bonita Russell (Enterprise Services), Jason Stanaland (Infrastructure), and Tamika Williams (Enterprise Services). Other key OIT players were Erika Buchholz (Integration), Lionel Clark (Emory Healthcare), Graydon Kirk (PMO), Tanisha McNichol (Enterprise Applications), Mary Kay O’Brien (Emory Healthcare), Scott Swann (PMO), and Doug Trail (Emory Healthcare).

With the help of the great editing skills from Marisa Benson (PMO), we submitted an award winning proposal. We outlined how this project, after 7 prior attempts, was a success using an innovative but structured Project management framework to complete the Amcom Upgrade and Integrate with the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Other accomplishments included:

The team was the key to the success of this project. They grew to trust and respect each other and in the end were the epitome of a high performing team.

- Felicia Bianchi, Project Manager, PMO