Search Engine Marketing Defined & Where SEO Fits In

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Over the past few years, there has been some confusion on what exactly is included under the search engine marketing (SEM) umbrella in terms of marketing tactics. The term search engine marketing (SEM) became popular in 2001 as an umbrella term for paid and organic search activities.

System Engineering FAQ

Musings on Project Management

A lot of PMs know they need systems engineering, or think they might, but aren't sure who these folks are or what they do. Here's my FAQ I used when I was a Director for systems engineering for an aerospace and communications firm (And, I tried to make this not to stuffy!) What is this thing called system engineering? What is system engineering? Here's the way NASA defines it: " system engineering

What is Value Engineering? | Video

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As a Project Manager, you will one-day find yourself in a meeting when someone makes the suggestion: ‘I think we need to do some Value Engineering.’ So, what is Value Engineering? The post What is Value Engineering?

PM's FAQ about System Engineering

Musings on Project Management

A lot of PMs know they need systems engineering, or think they might, but aren't sure who these folks are or what they do. Here's my FAQ I used when I was a Director for systems engineering for an aerospace and communications firm (And, I tried to make this not too stuffy!) What is this thing called system engineering? What is system engineering? Here's the way NASA defines it: " system engineering

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% You'll learn: How to turn basic dashboard metrics into a financial model.

Engineering brillance, but not a visionary

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I am not a visionary, I'm an engineer," Torvalds says. Here's a good TED talk as an interview with Linus Torvalds, the geek of geeks, and inventor of LINUX and Git Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice — first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide. "I I'm perfectly happy with all the. human factors

Top 10 Time Tracking Software for Engineers

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Time Tracking for Engineers Engineers constitute a large part of every company. Time Management Tools best time tracking software time tracking software time tracking software for engineersVery often, they.

Systems Engineering

Herding Cats

For non-trivial problems in any domain, Systems Engineering provides a starting framework for identifying problems, assessing possible solutions, implementing those solutions, measuring the performance of the efforts to deliver the solutions and the effectiveness of those solutions.

Professions in Project Management (#2) – The Project Engineer

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In project management, terms such as project manager and project engineer are often used synonymously and people get confused. This is why we want to introduce the project engineer in more detail in this second part of the ‘Professions in project management’ series. Tasks of a project engineer Project engineers organize and monitor the execution of technical projects and take over project management during the implementation phase.

10 Signs You're a Project Controls Engineer

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These 10 signs came from a colleague at an NNSA site . Becoming tired of having a social life beyond work. Spending hours planning and re-planning Friday night out. Thinking Rommel would have been more effective if he'd used a Gantt chart to plan his battles.

5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

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Here’s a lesson I’m thankful I learned early in my career: successful engineering projects rely more on non-technical skills than technical skills. One can’t design a building without knowledgeable, skilled structural, MEP, and fire engineers.

6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

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While engineers learn a lot of valuable skills in school, project management isn’t always one of them. Many engineers end up learning PM skills on the job and on their own time. Further Reading: 5 Reasons Engineers Need to Learn Project Management Skills].

Physics v Engineering

Musings on Project Management

And] we have the engineer, who makes all things possible. And, the engineers may. The physicist. is an expert in matter, motion, and energy, and has one simple task: to take energy from here and put it over there. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist Ooops, did the eminence of astrophysics forget project managers? Physicists may indeed move the energy. who can forget "the bomb"? Project Management

Project Management Tools for Engineering

TimeCamp

Such overwhelmed by the dictatorship of time are those who are engaged in engineering. Imagine you are a manager at engineering lab and are in command of […]. Time is one of the scarcest resources.

5 Steps to Get the (Right) Software Engineering Job on a Top Technical Team

Planio

So you want a software engineering job at Facebook/Apple/Amazon/Google/Netflix? It’s every software engineer’s dream to work with one of the top technical teams in the world. So how do you get a software engineering job at one of these companies?

How Does the LiquidPlanner Scheduling Engine Work?

LiquidPlanner

Here’s what makes LiquidPlanner different from other project management tools on our market: our scheduling engine. If you want more of the technical details, CTO and co-founder Jason Carlson talks about how the scheduling engine was built—in two takes, mind you!—and

8 Steps to Build and Manage a Remote Engineering Team

Planio

When it comes to hiring engineers, it’s hard to argue with the benefits of going remote. As Phil Freo , head of product and engineering at the fully remote startup, Close.io, told us: “When recruiting, it was hard to stand out in Silicon Valley among all the other tech startups hiring.

Mathematics for Engineering and Software Development

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When we encounter engineering problems that are beyond the de minimis category, they usually involve some form of mathematics. Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers. Probability & Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences.

5 Key Goal Setting Exercises for High-Performing Engineering Teams (from Google, LinkedIn, DropBox, and more)

Planio

Before we get into what types of goals you should set for your engineering team and how to set them, we need to answer a couple of questions about the kind of goals you’re setting in general. While Engineer B thinks you’re setting goals in Bucket B—pretty hard.

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

Musings on Project Management

Project Management Risk Management system engineeringCounting, positioning, or measuring: what's in a number? Remember pre-school or kindergarten: we all "learned our numbers". but did we? Want to count something? Just use the integers, starting at 0 and going in familiar step: 1, 2, 3. The count takes on the dimension of what you are counting: dollars, inches, meters, liters, etc You can do arithmetic on count, but because of the.

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How to Become a More Productive Software Engineer (Productivity Tips & Workflows)

Planio

So how can you become a more productive software engineer? Your daily schedule is the foundation of how to be a more productive software engineer. One of the biggest issues most software engineers face is deciding what task is most important. We all have the same 24 hours.

Systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Thinking

Herding Cats

Systems Engineering: Coping with Complexity, Richard Stevens, Peter Brook, Ken Jackson, Stuart Arnold. A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering, 2nd Edition, David Long and Zane Scott. On our morning ride, the conversation came around to Systems.

Someone says 'calculus' and you think.

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Project Management system engineeringSomeone says 'calculus' and you think. Yikes! Get me out of here! Calculus doesn't belong in the PMO I took it in high school. enough already! Actually, some things are simpler than they appear: Speedometers and directionYou're driving. Got a smooth curve to go along (which could also be a straight line)? Want to find out which direction you're going at a particular point? Or, if you.

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Anti-fragile -- surviving shock

Musings on Project Management

A good system is one in which the risks are visible Nassim Nicholas Taleb Nassim Nicholas Taleb, most famous for authoring "The Black Swan: the impact of highly improbable fragility", also has a just-as-interesting book: "Antifragile: things that gain from disorder" Taleb's objective for this book is to be the definitive explanation of the spectrum of fragile (read: Black Swan, Risk Management system engineering

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What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Jez Lister

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process that results in a website appearing higher up the Search Engine Results Page (SERP) on sites such as Google, Yahoo etc. This is also used in some search engines in the search results. Introduction.

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Is Software Development Art or Engineering

Herding Cats

I started my career as a Software Engineer , writing Fortran 77 signal processing algorithms to find and track missile launchers in the middle eastern desert. Signal processing is a domain of software development well suited to the paradigm of engineered systems. This early work took me into other fields of engineered systems. So when would a software system NOT be Engineered to fit the Needs of the Customer? This is called engineering the solution.

Product, Project, or Process.ilities and the Systems Engineering Paradigm

Herding Cats

During a twitter today, there was a question about what are the drivers of project success. This is the picture I provided. The question was where is the Quality as a driver. Here's the answer to that. Related articles. Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain.

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and ACE Conferences in 2018

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The ACE industry is a unique field because it consists of architects, engineers, and those in the construction industry; in other words, three separate industries that intertwine. This is where attending architecture conferences, construction conferences, engineering conferences, or even ACE conferences comes into play. Engineering Conferences. The Construction Research Congress is the prime international conference in the area of construction engineering and management.

How to use a Simple Gantt Chart to Reverse Engineer a Complex Project

Teamweek

If you’re managing a complex project, a simple Gantt chart may be the perfect tool to help you keep track of all the moving parts. You don’t have to be an expert to use one, we’ll show you why you it’s useful and how to set up your first Gantt chart. . How to use a Gantt Chart.

"Right kind of Crazy"

Musings on Project Management

And, it's only 225 pages in hardcover If you are a mechanical engineer, it's a must If you are any kind of an engineer, it's a should-read If you are a project manager looking for leadership lessons, it's a must read (but you can skip the engineering detail). leadership Project Management system engineering TeamworkHave you read this book? Spoiler alert: No math!

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Connecting "What" with "How" - and the Failure to Understand the Principles of Systems Engineering and Systems Management

Herding Cats

This view of the system of producing value in exchange for money ignores the principles of systems engineering. . Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design and manage complex systems over their life cycles.

A Turning Point for Humanity

Musings on Project Management

Project Management system engineeringOrdinarily, we here at Musings don't go into for a lot of hyperbole, but when no less an eminence than the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shouts out: "A Turning Point for Humanity: Redefining the World's Measurement System" we have to sit up and take notice And so what are we talking about here? Does this mean that all the PMOs have to turn in their sliderules and.

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Alliance networks?

Musings on Project Management

Project Management system engineeringOn the HBR Blog Network, Andrew Shipilov has a eye-catching post on "hub and spoke" project networks, or alliances between project partners, as he describes them. Say "network" to me, and I always jump first to a mind's-eye image of a "mesh", but actually that's one of several general ways to think of networks, and in most situations not a good general model for governance.) When simple is.

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Systems! And then there were systems

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Quotations system engineeringI was reading Matthew Squair's course materials on System Safety Fundamentals when I came across this slide: "Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems." Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (USN) Ya gotta smile at that witicism! The Admiral Dr,of course, is best known for inventing the system "bug" when she literally found a dead bug in in an inoperative computer system.

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Actually, you can't measure it

Musings on Project Management

Or, you can measure anything -- everything Actually, you can't Measurements do the changing There are may project domains where measurements change the thing being measured, so that the results are incorrect, sometimes dramatically so: Many chemical reactions or chemistry attributes Some biological effects Most quantum effects Bayes decision deduction induction system engineeringWe're told repeatedly: you can't manage what you can't measure.

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Cockburn on Thermodynamics

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Many of us learned recently from Alistair Cockburn that he studied engineering in college and took a course in thermodynamics for which he received a passing grade. Project Management system engineeringHowever, he declares: can't recall anything about thermodynamics. He asks: does that invalidate the worth of my degree? No, his degree shows a pathway (his word) of self improvement and education. And, for the most.

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When PM meets SysEngr

Musings on Project Management

Project manager Here's your task Here's your budget Here's your schedule Keep your head down; focus on the task; don't get distracted System Engineer Here's your environment and context Here's your interface Consider the chaotic and integrating effects Keep your head up; look around you; be aware of other stuff going on Hello! Project Management system engineering

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Systems thinking with Charlie Munger

Musings on Project Management

The author is Charlie Munger, a man who is decidedly not a system engineer or a project manager, but nonetheless understands some of the principles of the former.(*) He writes -- certainly as a systems thinker -- this way: I became so avid a collector instances of bad judgment that I paid. system engineeringI was directed to this paper about "The Psychology of Human Misjudgment" by a posting on herdingcats.

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Systems Engineering and Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

But in technical systems - engineered technical systems - the system has to work when commanded to do so. This is the domain of Systems Engineering, that many times is based on the principles of Ackoff and others like him. Systems Engineering: Coping with Complexity , Richard Stevens, Peter Brook, Ken Jackson, and Stuart Arnold. INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook - membership needed. This is the professional society for Systems Engineers.

If you can't draw it, (can you build it?)

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construction system engineeringMany creative people will tell you that new ideas begin -- often spontaneously -- with a mind's sketch that they then render in some kind of media. Fair enough -- no news there. We've talked about storyboards, etc before. But then the heavy lifting begins. How to fill in the details? Where to start? My advice: Draw it first. If you can't draw it, you can't build it! And so the.