Paula Martínez Urios

Paula is a member of the Project Office of the High Luminosity-LHC project at CERN since August 2017. She implements Earned Value Management throughout several Work Packages, from Civil Engineering to Cryogenics. Within an agile environment, her team helps to develop the EVM tool used at CERN, which now allows the traceability of changes regarding their origin: scope or cost, and an Estimate At Completion follow-up. She enjoys taking part in the generation of new ideas to improve the re-baselining exercise and to coordinate with other groups to optimize processes such as accruals.

As of January 1st 2020, Paula started a new position in one of the Work Packages of the project, the Inner Triplet String, this consisting in the surface test of a chain of components that will later go in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel, such as superconducting magnets. Her PMP certification will help to successfully manage this complex project that deals with state-of-the-art components coming from several other groups, integrating them into a whole of great importance for the future of the famous LHC.

The PMP was the last achievement of a 2019 full of goals, when Paula joined the Olympic distance challenge at the “Triathlon de Genève”, tried out trail running within a 2-people relay with the classic “Lausanne-Genève par le Jura” race, and finally crossed the Thorong-La Pass (5,416 m) in the Nepalese Himalayas. 2020 will be the year to apply the gained knowledge in the new challenging position, but also to smaller personal projects to achieve better and more!

Paula enjoys exchanging PM ideas and is looking forward to meet other inspirational and self-started members of the PMI Switzerland chapter. She can already announce that several talks and trainings on EVM will happen at CERN in 2020.

You can learn more about Paula by visiting her LinkedIn page.