A popular book from many years ago has resurfaced. It is The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. It is an excellent book about relationships and the interactions between humans that sustain and enhance relationships. In the five chapters that introduce the Five Languages, every chapter begins with a story. The story tells the relationships between two or three participants … [Read more...] about Stories Are the Essence of Learning
What the world needs… No. Start that over again. What WE need is a simple fact-based framework for getting the best truth we can about the world we live in. For many years, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have been engaged in investigative journalism. Their faces are very familiar because they appear on many newscasts such as CNN and NBC. They are sought after repeatedly … [Read more...] about What We Need Now Is…
Alumni books: Alumnus Mel Bost authors book on project and process management The NERS department congratulates C. Melvin Bost, Jr., on the publication of his new book. Bost (MS Nuclear Science ’71; Ph.D. Candidacy Certificate ’72; MBA Ross School of Business ’78) is the author of Project Management Lessons Learned: A Continuous Process Improvement Framework, published in June … [Read more...] about The NERS department congratulates C. Melvin Bost, Jr., on the publication of his new book.
When I was a Project Manager with UNOCAL 76 Products Company in southern California in the mid-1990s, one of my roles was to manage the build-out and opening of Convenience Stores (C-stores) according to our UNOCAL Fastbreak Program. Convenience stores were added to some existing 76 Products fueling sites and C-stores were also introduced at new sites. Typical sizes for these … [Read more...] about Project Managers: Be Certain that your Message to Your Project Team is the Right One
As I work with project managers in many fields, it is becoming more apparent every day that, in the future, new technology development will play a greater role in delivering “value” from project management. Of course, new technology development has been a major part of many projects. Witness the development of electrical components and controls systems in the Panama Canal … [Read more...] about Building Future PMO Technology Development “Capability” is the key to Adding “Value”