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PMI Nashville October 2021 Luncheon Webinar – The Berlin Airlift

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About Event/Objectives

  • Description
    • The Berlin Airlift was the first round of the Cold War, and a shooting war with the Soviet Union was a very real possibility. In early 1948 the Soviets closed off all land and water transport routes, to Berlin, from western Germany. This left only a slender air bridge to supply the western allies and 2.4 million German civilians in West Berlin. The western political and military establishments believed the airlift would fail. But one man had done this before and believed that an airlift could succeed. This is the story of one of the most difficult but ultimately successful projects of the 20th century.
  • Objectives
    • The importance of the human factor. (Inspire)
    • The importance of collaboration between all organizations involved in the project. (Integrate)
    • The need for a balance between structure and innovation. (Innovate)

About Presenter:

  • Jim Benvie PMP, is a speaker and consultant, with TyauvinOn Solutions LLC. Project Management. Jim, “The History PM,” believes that project managers can learn valuable lessons from history. Many of his presentations combine elements of both history and project management, with topics as diverse as, a medieval struggle for independence, to a 20th-century humanitarian operation. Prior to TyauvinOn Solutions, he served for 29 years with National Oilwell Varco (NOV), working in various locations and roles, but predominantly in aftermarket projects, service, and support. A long-term volunteer with PMI Houston, he lives with his wife Juliet in the Tomball area and his interests are reading, studying history, and cycling.






PDU(s): 1.0 (Category: Strategic)


  • Event Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • Program: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central

Registrants will receive the link

Event Fees:
PMI Nashville members & non-members: $10
Registration Close Time: Two hours before event

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be sent via email to by the Sunday before the event by 11:59 pm



October 19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Linda Stachera


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