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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?

5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

LiquidPlanner

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.

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.

Scholarship for Women in Science & Engineering

Binfire

We at Binfire are proud to announce the establishment a scholarship fund for women studying science or engineering. . Binfire has been actively hiring women software engineers and believes more girls studying in high school should be encouraged to pursue science or engineering degrees when attending college. . Many of these girls have enrolled in science or engineering degrees in Universities here in Israel after graduating from high school. .

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

Search Engine Marketing Defined & Where SEO Fits In

ProjectManager.com

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.

6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

LiquidPlanner

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].

Top 10 Time Tracking Software for Engineers

TimeCamp

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.

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

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.

10 Signs You're a Project Controls Engineer

Herding Cats

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 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 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.

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

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.

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.

Mathematics for Engineering and Software Development

Herding Cats

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.

10 Best Time Tracking Software for Engineers

TimeCamp

Engineers don’t have it easy. Comparisons time tracking software for engineersThey have to deal with lots of numbers, data, and.

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

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

Appfluence

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.

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.

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.

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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Engineering brillance, but not a visionary

Musings on Project Management

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

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.

Review for Engineering Projects: PrimaveraReader – Viewer for XER schedules

Virtual Project Consulting

For construction and engineering project managers who use Oracle® Primavera P6, look at this review of a simple to use viewer for XER schedules. Project Management Reviews project management schedule reader Seavus

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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Projects are Life: Scott Brantley, Tower Engineering Professionals

Sitetracker

The post Projects are Life: Scott Brantley, Tower Engineering Professionals appeared first on Sitetracker.

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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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

Weight of evidence

Musings on Project Management

Bayes decision risk decision system engineeringIf you are into risk assessments, you may find yourself evaluating the data Evaluating the data usually means testing its applicability with a hypothesis. The process usually cited in project management chapters about risk is this: A hypothesis is formed. And then the evidence against the hypothesis—observable data—is evaluated. If the evidence.

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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.

Avoid -- if you can -- batch transfers

Musings on Project Management

Mike Cohn has an excellent posting on the " agile system engineeringWe no longer say "waterfall"; now we say "batch transfer" Fair enough. New label; old wine. I get it. But, still, to be avoided -- if you can What replaces the sequential batch transfer (formerly: sequential waterfall. Hiss!)? Collaboration! (*) And, less optimally, smaller "batches" (did someone say "lean"?)

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The requisite law of variety

Musings on Project Management

agile Risk Management system engineeringNow, this could be a bit stuffy: "The Requisite Law of Variety" But actually, it's an interesting concept to consider, to wit: Essential Elements (E): these are outcomes, results, or other artifacts that you want to have some control over, even if you are Agile Disturbances (D): these are events or actions that impact E. usually there are a lot of these! Regulation (R) or controls: these.

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What is this Monte Carlo thing?

Musings on Project Management

Project Management Statistics system engineeringFor many years, I've preached the benefits of the Monte Carlo simulation (MCS). For many reasons, it's superior to other analysis paradigms. In network analysis, for instance, it handles the parallel join or 'gate' as no other method will. In fact, it's this very capability that renders the Monte Carlo superior to other risk adjusted ideas, like the PERT method in scheduling. PERT suffers.

2016 183

About evidence

Musings on Project Management

estimate Quotations system engineeringDid you see this witicism at herdingcats? A skeptic will question claims, then embrace the evidence. A denier will question claims, then reject the evidence. Neil deGrase Tyson. Think of this whenever there is a conjecture that has no testable evidence of the claim. And think ever more when those making the conjectured claim refuse to provide evidence. When that is the case, it is.

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Thinking: it's about systems first

Musings on Project Management

planning system engineeringI've pointed to "Thinking in Systems: a primer" by D. Meadows in prior posts, and here I go again, largely because I think she's offered a lot that is useful to managers of all stripes, not just systems people. But, there's traps! Here's an abridged list of 'traps' she cautions against, a list of ills we should all be cautious about: Success to the successful If the winners of a.

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Unravelling PI Planning

Digite

The PI Planning meeting is organized by the Release Train Engineer (RTE, also called the Scrum Master of the Agile Release Train). This is done by the Release Train Engineer after the PI Planning meeting is over and not during the meeting. • Img Src: Youtube.com/VanceLowe.