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”
Millions of people are engaged in “research” today. Some of them just want to satisfy a “curiosity” they have about a question or problem. Many are seeking to satisfy a need of society. Many are digging into a new technology solution which will add functionality to new or existing product or system. Research may often involve looking at old problems from new … [Read more...] about What’s RESEARCH without PROJECT MANAGEMENT?
As active project managers and PMO leaders, we need to look beyond just "linear thinking" and explore some other ways of examining situations, gathering information, and making decisions. "Nonlinear thinking" "systems thinking," and "integrative thinking" are just a few variations we need to be aware of and use occasionally. This blog post is about "linear" versus "nonlinear" … [Read more...] about How the New York Yankees Influenced my Career Choice in Process Improvement