PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2005 September Meeting

20 September 2005 - Somerset - Double Tree


PDP Information

Program Number: C020-20092005
Project Administration within Pepsi New Product Commercialization
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 10 
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.5
Strategic - 0.5
Technical - 0.5


This talk described the fast paced, complex world of domestic and international beverage commercialization at the Pepsi Cola company and how Project Administration enhanced the efficiency of project managers, provided portfolio management and data warehousing for over 60 projects, satisfied the reporting requirements of upper management and the communication needs of project teams and their bottler customers.  This talk  reviewed the cost justification for management to implement formal project management discipline, the cost justification for the project administration function within the project office, and provided a detailed description of the project administration process implemented at Pepsi with supporting illustrations of the planning, tracking, reporting, communication, repository, and backup processes.



John Ellingham

John Ellingham: Senior Manager - Commercialization, Pepsi Cola R&D 
John has over 20 years experience in Product Commercialization and Technical Support for consumer products with Fortune 500 organizations.  He is currently in charge of 7 technical professionals involved in over 50 domestic and international beverage product rollouts, and is responsible for improvement and training of the New Product Commercialization and Launch process for Pepsi-Cola North America and Pepsico International.  Previous jobs at Pepsi include Principal Process Engineer and Pilot Plant Supervisor.  Prior to Pepsi John was Principal Development Engineer for Household Products Process Development at Unilever U.S. and Technical Service Engineer for Personal Products & Surgical Dressings at Johnson & Johnson. Inc. John has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a A.A. in Applied Science

Ed Mahler, PMP - President of Project Administration Institute & President PMI Westchester 
Founder and President of Project Administration Institute, a consulting firm providing project office and project portfolio management services and training with focus on planning, tracking, and reporting control systems (Project Administration) for Fortune 1000 companies involved in large complex project efforts.  Ed has presented at PMI Seminars/Symposiums, Project World, Boston University Frontiers in Project Management, IPMA (International Project Management Association) conferences, and at PMI and other organization chapter meetings.  Prior to founding PAI, he worked 23 years with IBM on customer and internal projects as project manager, consultant, member, and participant.  He is founder and president of Westchester chapter of PMI since August 2002 and was Vice President of Programs for New York City PMI chapter from 1994 through 2001 helping to build that chapter from less than 50 to over 1200 members with 7 years of monthly programs.  Ed lives in Larchmont and sails a Cape Dory 25 on Long Island Sound 



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