What is my philosophy? Have you ever asked yourself this question? If you are like most us, it is likely that you have not. Yet we all have an underlying philosophy. This philosophy is present in every decision we make and action we take but the overwhelming majority of us have not taken the
In my involvement of 500 plus capital projects, hitting the budget is rare. The reasons for missing the mark are almost always the same and avoidable. For all companies investing in new capital, meeting budget targets is a critical component of the justification. Investing the company’s funds in n
Many years ago, when I was a wet behind the ears, fresh out of college engineer at Cummins Engine Company, it occurred to me. A couple of things happened that changed my mindset and set me on this journey. The first was the discovery of a note that I had written to myself when I was 11 years old
As a project manager, one of the highest responsibilities to your organization is minimizing risk and alerting the organization of risks that jeopardize the project objectives. In my experience, the areas with the greatest risk are as follows:
Vendor selection – Companies focused on
Creating a Master Part for Leak Test Calibration Purposes
The major key to a successful pressure decay (or differential pressure decay) leak test is a proper calibration. This process begins by first creating a known-good part. Let’s start with the basics.
How to Run an Effective Meeting
How often do we experience a conference call or meeting that goes astray?
Below are some guidelines to help ensure that you are recognized as a true professional in conducting an effective meeting. This is a