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Wartsila’s User Group Forums General 2018 Users Conference Reply To: 2018 Users Conference



(Please excuse the prior post.  I will try to post again below)

During our last morning in San Antonio (2018 WUG Conference), Tommy and other participants raised the topic about the WUG’s future.  I believe your future is very bright.

I had three actions: (#1) upload example charter, (#2) upload value presentation, and (#3) update a proposal for MPR to (potentially) serve as independent project manager.

As discussed during that session, the WUG would be best served if it established a “charter” allowing member-governance.  I took the action (#1) to upload an example, which has been attached via the first link.  This is a version of a baseline charter from last year, which actually included a couple of changes (Draft-B) suggested by group participants after the 2017 WUG Conference.  It can and/or should be further refined by the group.  Going forward, such a document will allow and promote structure and control for the group (WUG), by the group (member stations).  In fact, every year it would make sense to have a final agenda item be to review the charter and vote on any necessary revisions or updates to the WUG governance and/or roles & responsibilities.

Note:  The password for both links is WUG#password123

Another action (#2) that I took was to upload the MPR-value presentation from last year.  Whether self-governed or facilitated by an independent project manager, the WUG can/should (via guidance of its own charter) select future support of their own choosing.  I am only attaching (via second link) this previous presentation since I said I would, and since a number of participants (existing and new) had not yet seen its contents.  MPR would, however, be honored to serve as an independent project manager (PM); and, regardless of whether the WUG wants to move in that direction, I am quite happy to (#3) update a proposal for MPR to potentially serve as PM.

I believe Dale Coyle and maybe Brad Bergman offered to consult, guide, and compare notes with the current Chairman, Tommy Arnett, as somewhat of an interim steering committee to help navigate transition of the WUG to its preferred future state.

Please let me know if you have any trouble with the links, or have questions or comments.


Rob Cryer

MPR Associates, Inc.

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