Christmas networking event for the PMI DK Chapter on December 5th, 2018
Speakers: Grant Sonne-Clifford, Project Excellence Director at Ramboll
Written by Nataliia Cherkashyna
Being a person with a big passion for travelling, Grant has moved to Greenland after making a 365-days journey around the world together with his wife. Sonne-Clifford has led a team of professionals to build the infrastructure that has eventually changed the life of Greenland's society by improving communication, giving broad access to information, and even rescuing people in difficult situations. The unique set of challenges was there to overcome in order to succeed, and - surprisingly - the weather conditions (as people in the audience suggested) were not on the list. The speaker said the challenges needed to be overcome in order to succeed were the following:
- Geography. The challenges included mountain landscape and icebergs that make damages to the cable in the sea.
- Human resources. There was a lack of competences at the beginning of the project. Grant has made a decision to build competences in Greenland, which also brought him a lot of respect from the local community.
- Quality assurance. According to the speaker, it did happen very often that the supplies and goods were delivered to the wrong places. In case of building the base stations for a mobile network, that would have caused extreme delays. So Grant has decided to perform quality assurance on that part of the project himself and went to Aarhus to control the loading of the equipment on the ships going to Greenland.